Seongsan Ilchulbong, Seogwipo

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Rising from the ocean like a rocky crown, the World Heritage Site of Seongsan Ilchulbong stands as a testament to the region's ancient volcanic activity. Formed nearly 5,000 years ago by an eruption, the formation, known as a "tuff cone," features sheer walls with a depressed center. Hike your way up to the top of the raised crater, which stands 180 m (591 ft) high and has a diameter of nearly 600 m (1,969 ft), and look out over the rugged interior. You'll also get to enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding ocean and coastline from the rim. Plan your Seongsan Ilchulbong visit and explore what else you can see and do in Seogwipo using our Seogwipo travel route planning app .
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  • Ilchulbong means a peak for watching sunrise. But seongsan Ilchulbong is a place where u can enjoy superb views from every directions. Many people are rushing. It is recommended to watch before 9:00 a...  more »
  • Rushed to watch the sunrise. Starts around 5am and everybody walk as fast as they can but once reach the stairway, mostly starts to b exhausted. Took some rest by snapping some pictures. Suddenly reac...  more »
  • Yesterday I was from the top of Hallasan Mt. And today I visited this place. It was crowded with students for their study trip. The view is pretty, but since there are too many people, I enjoyed it le...  more »
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  • It is an amazing natural place to visit. It is worth to go before the sunset, it is not so crowded and the views are beautiful. I would advise for you to go comfortable and ready to climb many stairs, at the beginning it can seem long and tough but in the end all the exercise is worth it. If you went without having breakfast, don't worry there are several cafeterias options before the entrance to the park.
  • Definitely worth a visit. It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the top. From the top you can have a nice view of the town below. At the bottom there is a place where you can have fresh seafood but the price is quite expensive compared to the local markets. Speed boat riding is also available there. Personally I think Seongsan Ilchulbong looks the best from the side.
  • Went here last winter and it's one of the places you shouldn't missed. It's very cold going up the peak but its actually an advantage because you won't get exhausted right away - no sweat, literally. After your hike, take a mouthful gulp of their locally made tangerine juice. The number of visitors here can be overwhelming so choose the date wisely.
  • Went there. Climbed up 30min with breaks. A challenge for me. So tired when i got there. Need to rest a while before i can enjoy the view. It was breathtaking. Worth the climb. Going down also around 30min. My legs were shaking when going down. Hahaha.
  • Nice hiking place. Go and enjoy the nature. This is very good for couple, friends, family, solo traveler... Seafood is also super. Good service and price.
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