Here’s a cliff that, unlike any other cliffs you’ve ever seen in your whole life. The strangely unique and detailed columns of the Jusangjeolli Cliff will make it hard for you to believe that it isn’t of Nature’s work of art, but an attraction made by human hands.
Hailed as Korea’s Giant Causeway (from North Ireland’s famous similar attraction called Giant Causeway) Jusangjeolli cliff is a spectacular volcanic rock formation at the southern coast of Jeju Island, South Korea. Jusangjeolli is stone pillars piled up along the coast and is a designated cultural monument of Jeju Island. Jusangjeolli Cliff was formed when the lava from Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun. These rock pillars are shaped like cubes or hexagons of various sizes and almost seem as if stonemasons had carved them out. There is also a wooden stair that leads to the observatory platform. The 20m cliff makes it a popular spot for high tide and sea angling.
Jusangjeolli was called Jisatgae Rocks from their old name Jisatgae as imposed by the district’s officials.
If you follow the farm road about 600m to the southwest from Daepo-dong, at the end of the pine tree forest is a cliff. At the base of this cliff is the Jisatgae Coast along with the imposing stone pillars. The waves of the high tide crashing into the side of the cliff provide a breathtaking view of the ocean surrounding the pillars.