Travel snapshot – Seongsan Ilchulbong volcanic crater in Jeju

Here is a travel photo taken in Seopjikoji cape of Jeju Island. It was the filming location for the all time favourite Korean drama called “All In”. I will share more photos and stories of it later on this blog. For this photo, I’m showing another cape that can been seen in a distance at the Northern side of Seopjikoji, and it is Seongsan Ilchulbong volcanic crater. Both tips of the cape along the Eastern end of Jeju Island are popular destinations for tourists.

Seongsan Ilchulbong volcanic crater in Jeju Island

Seongsan Ilchulbong volcanic crater is one of the 9 sites in Jeju Island being recognised as UNESCO Global Geoparks by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network (GGN). In fact, the whole volcanic island of Jeju was also inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Measuring 182m high, Seongsan Ilchulbong (城山日出峰), or Sunrise Peak, is a huge natural crater exists for more than 5 thousands years after a series of  volcano eruptions in the island.

Now, it has a hiking trail for visitors to walk up to the peak to view the 600 meter diameter crater now grown with beautiful grass.

In clear weather days, Ilchulbong can be seen from a distance at the other cape that is Seopjikoji.

I was a bit unlucky when I visited Jeju Island this May. 3 out of 4 days were raining and the sunshine was limited during these days. So I did not have the perfect sunlight to capture all these scenes. But it was OK to me. At least it was not raining when we visited Seongsan Ilchulbong and Seopjikoji. Eventhough we did not have the perfect sunlight, I still managed to take some good photos around the scenes.

With some post editing works in front of my computer, this snapshot is at least presentable and I’d love to share it here on my travel photo blog. 🙂 – Travel Feeder

These are some of the EXIF data of the photo:

Captured with Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 10-24mm Ultra Wide Angle lens attached. Photographed in Program Auto mode, with Shutter speed 1/160 sec. Aperture f6.5. Focus distance was set to 10mm. Auto ISO 100. Auto White Balance. No flash fired and No exposure value being compensated with Matrix metering.

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