After 2 hectic days of lots of sightseeing and walking, we decided to take it easy on our last full day in Jeju. We decided to explore Seogwipo city (on the southern coast of Jeju) because I wanted to see the majestic Jungmun Daepo Coast Jusangjeolli Cliff. Sadly, it was raining the whole time so all my ambitions mostly evaporated when we got to Seogwipo city (for your information, it was a 70 minute bus ride from Seongsan Gymnasium bus stop to the old Seogwipo intercity bus stop and cost us 3000 KRW each). Upon seeing the magical Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the bus terminal, the bf and I swiftly changed our plan of the day into chilling at D2 instead of checking out Jungmun Daepo Coast. After stuffing ourselves with donuts AND Jeju black pork AND naengmyeon, I thought that we should at least check out the nearby Cheonjiyeon water fall, because, after all, it felt absurd to ride the bus for more than one hour to Seogwipo city just to eat donuts and black pork.
There are 3 waterfalls in Seowipo city: Cheonjiyeon (the one we went to), Jeongban (whose waters fall down into the sea), and Cheonjeyeon. We could totally walk/hail a cab to get to Jeongban falls–arguably the most beautiful of all 3–yet we didn’t, because Cheonjiyeon didn’t impress us that much, and Jeongban from the pictures didn’t look particularly appealing. Nevertheless, our walk to Cheonjiyeon was a pleasant one; the falls itself was nothing spectacular, but was not bad either. If you are working on your itinerary to Jeju, I wouldn’t advise you to put the falls high on the list. If you have a half day free, however, going to 1 or 2 falls would be nice.
The cutest thing we saw in Jeju:
So so greeeeeeeeeen:
The falls were okay:
Before going to Cheonjiyeon, as mentioned, we gorged ourselves on donuts and black pork. The donuts were, of course, supa delish xD The black pork was good, but not as good as what we had on our first day because the meat was too fatty. We paid 25000 KRW for 200gr of neck meat & 200gr of belly meat, the former was good, but the latter was excessively oleaginous @@
Yay donuts ;A;
We had 8 mini donuts & a bucket of munchkins for breakfast…
Black pork for lunch:
I also ordered one bowl of naengmyeon out of the naive hope that it would be as good as what I had at 고쌈냉면. Nope. Another dream shattered.
You wouldn’t believe this, but after Cheonjiyeon falls, we found ourselves glutting on donuts again…
Full and satisfied, we walked back from the falls to the bus terminal (1.4km) to catch our bus back to Seongsan. For dinner, we dropped by a Kalguksu restaurant near our hotel for another Jeju’s specialty: Haemul Kalguksu (Seafood knife-cut noodles). The restaurant was so hip and cool, which felt like a hybrid between a pub and an Italian restaurant. It felt strange sitting in an elegant restaurant by a large window overlooking the beach slurping on Korean noodles I tell you.
Seafood noodles (8000 KRW):
Seafood noodles with abalones (12000 KRW):
For 8000 KRW it was a great deal: the bowl was H.U.G.E. and the shrimps were super sweet and succulent ;A;