The Most Beautiful Waterfalls of South Korea’s Jeju Island

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South Korea’s Jeju Island is worth the visit for its volcanic formations and exquisite beaches, but that’s not the only reason why tourists can’t resist it. Its spectacular waterfalls are a part of its charm, and the natural beauty of Jeju Island wouldn’t be as captivating without them.

Jeongbang Waterfall

Jeongbang Waterfall is one of the most beautiful scenic wonders of this volcanic island. What makes it so significant is its close proximity to the ocean and many mysterious legends that surround its origin. According to one of them, there’s a holy dragon living beneath the surface.

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

This waterfall is known for its diverse plant and animal life and unusual rock formations that surround it. Its name can be literally translated as “the sky connected with the land,” and there’s a charming artificial pond at the bottom of the waterfall.

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Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

Not to be confused with Cheonjiyeon, this three-tier waterfall has a similar name that can be translated as “pond of the emperor of heaven.” Legend has it its water has healing properties because seven nymphs bathed in the pond every night—but swimming in the pond is strictly prohibited nowadays.