Continuing where I left off last year with our Asian trip we visit Jeju Island, our last destination in South Korea.
Jeju is the largest volcanic island in Korea.
Full of natural beauty
and bustling commerce.
The markets are colorful patchworks
of staples of Korean life.
During our stay we visited Daheeyeon Tea Farm
which is a very peaceful and beautiful place.
And Manjanggul Cave created when the Geomunoreum volcanic crater erupted
and flowed through creating a lava tube
which had me in awe of the power of the flowing molten lava.
The lines in the rock were made as the flowing molten lava changed levels.
This lava column was created by lava that flowed through a hole in the ceiling.
Next we drove along the coast in search of the famous Jeju women divers
and found them in a cove. See the three orange buoys below?
Our driver explained they are becoming extinct because no young women are interested in such a hard life
and now all that are left are “Grannies” rather than the young women of island lore past.
Dong Amsa Temple sits on a hillside overlooking the water
and has a unique charm.
I will leave you with a walk through some island flowers.
I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Jeju. Next we fly to Shanghai, China.