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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Conveniences and Facilities
You will get any basic needs when you are in the area.
The parking area is available for free.
Location / Address:
Cheonji-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 천지동
1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
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...
Cheonjeyeon Falls (another falls but with three tiers)
Columnar Joints or Jusangjeolli Cliffs
Seogwipo Citrus Museum
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.
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!