Soesokkak Estuary is a beautiful area located in Seogwipo City on Jeju Island. It has famous sceneries, well-known for its tangerines, and close to other attractions surrounding the area.
Soesokkak Estuary was initially being named 'Soedun', meaning an ox lying down on the ground. Its present name was given later on when it became famous, which describes how it looks like today.
Literally, the name 'soesokkak' can be divide into three syllables. The syllable 'soe' means an ox (or cow), 'so' means a pool of water, and 'kkak' means 'the end' of the flowing water.
This descriptive name describes how the water slowly flows and broadens as it mixes with the much broader seawater.
Soeksokkak Estuary is preserved by black lava rocks lining it as cliffs decorated with overhanging pine trees. This site is one of the 'hidden' picturesque sceneries in Chilsip-ri of Seogwipo.
This estuary lies in Hahyo-dong on the Southern part of Hallasan Mountain National Park, where the famous and tasty tangerines come from.
People love to visit the area to glimpse the tangerines and taste their fresh scent mixed in the air.
The area where Soeksokkak lies is filled with travel attractions. You could visit most of them as you can either take a taxi or walk to reach the surrounding nature's attractions.
Jusang Jeolli Cliff
Jusang Jeolli Cliff is one of the most popular places to visit in Jeju. The cliff overlooking the blue sea was formed during the volcanic eruptions leaving columns of rocks.
Most travelers and visitors come either through land or through the sea. To be brief, people who come through the sea ride the exciting boat rides available at resorts nearby.
Jungmun Resort is a resort complex where visitors could enjoy various entertainment and tourism facilities. Here, you can find the Yeomiji Botanical Garden, Teddy Bear Museum, Believe or Not Museum, resort hotels, Jungmun Saekdal Beach, among others.
Cheonjeyeonpokpo is a beautiful waterfall with three levels. The biggest among the three is the second level, which can also be seen from the bridge overarching the waterfall's stream flowing towards the third level.
You can visit Soesokkak attraction at any time of the day. It is open 24 hours daily.
Free parking areas
Washrooms are available for free.
Address: 128, Soesokkak-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 쇠소깍로 128 (하효동)
Hotline Inquiry: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
In addition to the sites mentioned above, you can also find other attractions nearby. Check them out below.
Seogwipo Citrus Museum (감귤박물관)
Seogwipo Citrus Museum sits at the foot of Wollabong Peak. It is a museum specially dedicated to the local tangerines, the most beloved fruit on the island. The museum displays various attractive displays, including the history of the tangerines on the island.
Jeongbangpokpo Falls is one of the best and attractive waterfalls on Jeju Island. It is located very close to Seogwipo City. I directly walked to the site, which is about a couple of kilometers from my hotel. They say it is the only waterfall in Asia that whose water flows directly into the sea. It's a beautiful sight!
Lee Jung Seop Art Gallery (이중섭 미술관)
Lee Jung-Seop Art Gallery is one of the museums worth visiting if you are an art lover. Lee is one of the top Korean painters known for his Fauvism style, most notably the White Ox painting. He and his family suffered during the Korean War. You can see his original and reproduced paintings here.
Cheonjiyeonpokpo Falls [UNESCO Global Geopark]
Cheonjiyeonpokpo Falls is one of the three most famous waterfalls on Jeju Island. It is excellent for all types of visitors, as getting close to the falls area is very accessible. Small kids and people with special needs can get there quickly. Its name means that the sky is connected with the Earth (land).
If you are coming straight from Jeju International Airport, you need to take two public modes of transport. Here we go...
By Bus + Taxi
Take the Limousine Bus 600 from Jeju International Airport to KAL Hotel Bus Stop. From the bus stop, take a taxi to the estuary, which takes around 10 minutes.
If you are not rushing, you can hike from the stop to the estuary and enjoy other sights as well along the way.
However, if you decide to rent a car, which is also a great idea, you can get there in a jiffy.
I hope you have a wonderful and memorable trip to Jeju Island.