Geomun Oreum

One of the interesting features of Jeju is that it’s covered by many hills called oreum. There is one big volcano called Hallasan on Jeju (which we were to lazy to climb). The oreums are parasitic baby volcanoes, and there are almost 400 of them on the island. We visited the most famous one, Geomun oreum, which is only accessible by appointment on a guided tour.

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Geomun oreum has a crater shape. We are standing on the edge of the crater and in the picture the other side is visible.
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View from the top with a bunch of other oreums and big Hallasan on the left.

As the tour was only in korean, and there was a LOT of explaination done, we where really bored and annoyed after waiting for half an hour of korean bla bla (no exaggeration). So we decided to skip the part of the tour that explorers the inside of the crater and decided to find something else to do. First we headed to the stone art museum, but unfortunately it was closed exactly on this day, every first Monday of the month. So we headed to a small island in the south that could be reached by a bridge instead.

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View from the island.
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We also found this hideous concrete replica of the Dutch "De Sperwer" (the Sparrowhawk), on which the Dutch Hendrick Hamel stranded on Jeju island in 1653. Curiously, Sanne was born in the same city as Hamel was.
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Nearby we found a Dutch shop with a statue of Guus Hiddink, the most famous Dutch person in Korea, as he managed to get the Korean soccer team to the seni-finals in the soccer World championship of 2000.

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Apparently this is how they think of us Dutchies.

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Close to sunset Sanne took this picture of Sanbang mountain.
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And, while we were at the beach anyway, also gathered some more interesting shells to send home.

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