Heavenly Cheonjiyeon Falls

cheonjiyeon-fallsFantastic view of the Falls during a perfect sunny day!

Introduction

Nestled on the magnificent Jeju Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, lies a mystical wonder called the Cheonjiyeon Falls. An enchanting vision, it encapsulates the raw power and timeless beauty of nature.

Aptly named 'the pond of God', the Cheonjiyeon Falls is where purity meets legend. The falls plunge gracefully from a 22-meter high cliff, creating a breathtaking spectacle of splashing white waters, disappearing into a tranquil pond below.

The mystical aura heightens during the night, when the falls are bathed in subtle, celestial illumination, mimicking a shimmering curtain under the vast, star-studded sky.

Surrounded by dense forests, home to many endemic species, the journey to the falls offers an immersive experience that speaks to nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Cheonjiyeon Falls is more than a waterfall; it's a spiritual symbol, a natural masterpiece, and a story told over millennia by the harmonious song of water hitting the rock bed.

Visiting this natural wonder isn't just an exploration; it's an intimate communion with the primal, awe-inspiring elements of the earth. This is Cheonjiyeon Falls - an unforgettable spectacle on the face of Jeju Island.

Cheonjiyeon Falls

Cheonjiyeon Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Seogwipo, a city on Jeju Island, South Korea. Travelers and honeymooners never miss this site.

The Waterfall is so-called 'cheonjiyeon' in the Korean language, which means 'heaven and earth' or 'sky and land' reaching each other. Or, it is where the heaven and Earth meet!

The sight of the water falling into its gorgeous pool resembles that of the heaven falling into the Earth.

Yes, the site or sight is invigoratingly natural. I have just visited it a week before in this writing.

If you ask, you know that I will highly recommend to include it as one of your itineraries when you travel to Jeju Island sooner or later on!

Informative Features

I found the whole area very interesting and relaxing. You don't need to walk up and down many steps, just like those in Cheonjeyeon or Jeongbang Waterfalls.

As you enter the area, you will be greeted by a beautiful flowing river from the Waterfall itself and runs under the bridge (Chilsipnigyo Bridge or 70 Ri Bridge), where you can watch it flow downstream.

A few meters from Chilsipnigyo Bridge (which is being adorned with two stone sculptures of women carrying traditional water jars), you'll find the ticketing booth and opposite it, a souvenir shop.

chilsipnigyo-bridgeChilsipnigyo Bridge at Cheonjiyeon Falls site
cheonjiyeon-fallsCheongiyeon River created from the water of Cheonjiyeon Pokpo

You will see the Cheonjiyeon River on your lefthand side and the lush trees and plants with white flowers on your right-hand side along the way towards the Waterfall.

A wild Dampalsu Tree species have been designated as Natural Monument Number 163. The entire forest area that houses various plants (e.g., Camelias) is also designated a natural monument.

You will notice these features as you stroll along with the sub-tropical environment towards the falls area, which is only a kilometer away from the entrance area.

Cheonjiyeon Falls is a beautiful 22-meter high waterfall. It measures 22 meters wide.  Surrounded by lush vegetation, the waterfall creates a powerful and refreshing atmosphere. It is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in South Korea due to its clear and sparkling blue water.

When you arrive at the falls, take some time to appreciate the scenery. You can also visit nearby attractions such as Chilseonyeo Beach, Jujeon Valley, and Daepo Port. With so much to explore, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience at Cheonjiyeon Falls.

cheonjiyeon-fallsI captured this photo during my first visit this waterfall although I've been many times to the Island years ago. I regretted I didn't explore it earlier.

Along its main Waterfall, you will also notice some minor waterfalls on its left-hand side.

It is a freshwater coming down from the Hallasan Mountain. The pool is somewhat turquoise and clean and deep.

Cheonjiyeon is designated as a natural monument (number 27). Various species of freshwater fish live, including the famous Mutae Eels.  In June, visitors can see the spawning of these eels. 

The surrounding nature is lush and tranquil. There are many trails to explore for those who seek adventure in Jeju. Visitors can also take part in the popular activity of picking bing (Jeju peppers). 

In addition to its natural charm, Cheonjiyeon also has cultural attractions. On the left side of the waterfall, visitors can see a large gate shaped like a dragon's head which is believed to have been built in the 18th century.

There are also many shrines and temples located around Cheonjiyeon, including Samseonghyeol Shrine, Manjanggul Cave (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Yongcheondae Pavilion. 

Cheonjiyeon is a beloved natural destination for tourists and locals alike. Visitors should be sure to take the time to explore the area and appreciate its unique beauty.

From the majestic falls, stunning greenery, and vibrant wildlife, Cheonjiyeon is a destination not to be missed on your trip to Jeju. Don't forget your camera - it's an experience you'll want to remember forever! 

For those seeking to learn more about the area, there are many cultural exhibits nearby that provide a glimpse into Jeju's past. 

Useful Information

It would only take 30 to an hour to explore and see Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls when you are on the site.

But, if you take your time and truly enjoy the refreshing and rejuvenating atmosphere and environment, time flies!

Operation Time
Opens from 9 AM up to 10 PM only. The last ticketing time is at 9:20 PM. But make sure you're there earlier.

Entrance Fees
I thought the admission fee is pretty generous, as the site is really worth your time and effort.

Adult: 2,000 KRW
Teen/Child: 1,000 KRW
Adult Group (10 or more): 1,600 KRW
Teens/Children (10 or more): 600 KRW

Preschoolers and under six years of age can enter for free.

Senior citizens who are 65 and above can also enter the area for free.

cheonjiyeon-pokpoPathway amid nature at Cheonjiyeon Pokpo (waterfalls)

Conveniences and Facilities
You will get any basic needs when you are in the area.

The parking area is available for free.

  • Rest/sitting Area
  • Convenience Stores
  • Shops--souvenir shop, etc.
  • Rest Rooms
  • Information Center
  • Outdoor Stage


Location / Address:
Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 천지동

For Inquiries:
1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
+82-64-710-3945

Websites:
www.geopark.jeju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu

Attractions Nearby Cheonjiyeon Falls

Aside from Cheonjiyeon, you can include in your itinerary other exciting attractions nearby. Probably, you can spend one day more to explore and enjoy them...


The above attractions and sites are the major ones. Still, you can also discover more enjoyable public spaces and other natural attractions which you can find when you do hiking and other adventure activities.

cheonjeyeon-fallsCheonjeyeon Waterfalls

Getting to Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls

If you are not renting a car or bringing with you your vehicle, you can quickly get there using public transportation.

By Bus and Taxi
If you are coming from Jeju City, get to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal and take Bus #516 for Seogwipo City.

When the bus reaches its final stop, get off and transfer to a taxi (takes less than 5 minutes to reach the entrance area of the Falls).

Since the bus stop is not far from the site, you might consider walking towards your destination.

From Seogwipo City
From the City, take an intra-city bus or a Tourist Shuttle Bus and get off at Cheonjiyeon Falls Bus Stop, which is its last stop.

If you have questions or any, please drop me a line and try my best to respond quickly.

Enjoy your travels!

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