The history of Woljeong-ri starts from a schoolmaster Won Bong, he was writing and reciting poems by the beach, and he was inspired with a new name for the village. He noticed that the topology of Muju resembled a half moon when viewed from sea and he christened the village Woljeong, which means a village located on a beautiful moonlit seaside with clean water.
It is commonly believed that due to the village’s location, and it being will lit by the moon, its residents can see the moon for 15 days a month but for this reason it is also called ‘meoljeong’ ( a kind of sarcastic word for Woljeong ) because its residents cannot see the moon for the other 15 days.
Now days, it is the one the hottest spots in Jeju island. From a few years ago, it has been developed very rapidly and lots cafes have been built along with the shore road. It would be way different from what it was before, but it also attracts many people having tea and coffee during watching the beautiful Woljeong-ri Beach.