Cheonjeyeon Falls Jeju Korea: A Brief Guide

If you are planning to visit Jeju island, Cheonjeyeon Falls should definitely be on your bucket list. This impressive landmark is a string of three small waterfalls, and I totally love my hike there.

 

About Cheonjeyeon Falls

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, or also known as “The Pond of God,” is located at the southern tip of Jeju island near Seogwipo-do.

It consists of three falls, with the first cliff is 22 m (72 ft) high falling into Cheonjeyeon pond with a depth of 21 meters.

From here, the water continues its journey two more times, creating the second (30 m high) and third waterfalls before reaching the sea. 

Note: Be sure not to be confused Cheonjeyeon Waterfall with the similar-sounding Cheonjiyeon falls in Seogwipo.

Cheonjeyeon falls trip Jeju Korea.

 

The Cheonjeyeon legends

The legend says that fairies bathed in the falls in the moonlight. In May of even-numbered years, the Chilseonyeo (Seven Nymphs) Festival is held in their honor here.

People used to bathe here as they believe the water can heal them. However, visitors aren’t allowed to swim here any longer. 

Cheonjeyeon falls Jeju Korea.

 

My visit to Cheonjeyeon Waterfall

Before getting to the falls, my group passed the Cheonjeyeon Valley by Seonimgyo Bridge. It was an interesting vermilion humpback bridge, with the seven white nymphs adorned on the side.

Cheonjeyeon bridge Jeju Korea.

We continued on our walk and explored the area. The surrounding was green and lovely, with lots of shades. There were a few benches to sit down and relax too. 

My group spent around 1.5 hours here. While it was not a challenging walk, there were quite a lot of stairs.

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Jeju Korea.
An interesting note is that the first waterfall only flows when after heavy rainfall. 

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall Jeju Korea.

 

How to get to Cheonjeyeon Waterfall

From Jeju Airport, you can take Airport Bus number 600 bound for Jungmun and get off at Yeomiji Botanical Garden Bus Stop.

The journey takes about 1.5 hours. From the bus stop, you can walk about 5 to 10 minutes to reach the falls.

 

What to pack

Don’t forget to pack water and snack for your trip to Cheonjeyeon falls. There’s no shop once you pass the bridge.

Also, wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses if you travel on sunny days.

 

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