Enchanting Seonimgyo Bridge

seonimgyo-bridgeSeonimgyo Bridge and the seven fairies

Seonimgyo Bridge

Seonimgyo Bridge is a beautifully built arch bridge on Jeju Island. It is intentionally crafted with seven nymphs on both sides and above the famous Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls.

The bridge crosses from east to west over the falls between the third and second tiers of Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, making it looks more enchanting as much as enticing to the visitors.

The bridge is likewise called Chilseonyeogyo (칠선녀교) or Seven Nymphs Bridge. The nymphs represent the Korean legend of the descent of seven beautiful fairies from paradise at night.

Structure Features

Seonimgyo Bridge is the first bridge with the Ojakgyo (오작교) design in the area. On the bridge's steel columns, there are 14 nymphs,  seven on each side with each fairy about 20 meters long.

Seonimgyo Bridge is about 120 meters long, 4 meters wide, and is 78 meters high.  The total weight is over 200 tonnes.

The bridge links Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmun Tourist Complex and is planned for pedestrian usage.

Cheonjeyeon Waterfall on Jeju Island is a famous traveler destination for its natural beauty and likewise for the charming Seonimgyo Bridge over it. Cheonjeyeon Waterfall is so fascinating that numerous legends have stimulated about heavenly beings taking a bathe in its waters.

seonimgyo-bridgeSeonimgyo Bridge's aerial view over Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

Seen together, Seonimgyo Bridge and Cheonjeyeon Waterfall represent the cultural, created charm of Jeju-do and the natural surroundings.

From the waterfall, one gets a stunning view of the red and white colored bridge with rich green foliage as background. On the other hand, one gets a dizzying view of the gorge listed below while standing in the middle of the bridge.

Seonimgyo Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that links Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmun Tourist Complex. It was completed in 1984 and considered by many as one of the World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges, adding to the many first-rate attractions on the island.

Introduction to Jeju Island

Jeju-do is quickly South Korea's majority of the exotic and most gorgeous island. It is likewise the biggest.

Separated from the mainland Korean Peninsula, Jeju-do is teeming with natural wonders, including various rock developments that might not be seen in other places worldwide.

Both Halla Mountain and Manjanggul lava tubes are UNESCO World Nature Heritage Sites, in addition to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak.

The island likewise boasts of its waterfalls, springs, forests, beaches, museums, fantastic culture, well-maintained heritage, unique foods, and friendly residents.

Since it is separated from the rest of South Korea, the island has established a set of natural, intangible, and manufactured attractions that are undoubtedly Jeju-do.

Young couples and honeymooners particularly love Jeju-do considering that it is South Korea's premier honeymoon location. Every young Korean lady's dream is to invest her honeymoon on this captivating island.

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