Travelogue Korea : Cheonjeyeon Falls (천제연폭포) & Seonimgyo Bridge in Jeju Island
Cheonjeyeon Falls, named 'The pond of God', consists of 3 parts. Around the falls, a variety of plant life thrives, such as the rare ‘solipnan’ reeds. To the east, there is a cave where cold water pours from the ceiling to create a waterfall. The water from the first waterfall becomes the second and third waterfalls and flows into the sea. In Cheonjeyeon Valley, there is the “Seonimgyo Bridge” (arch bridge that has 7 nymphs carved on the side) and the octagonal “Cheonjeru tower”. The Seonimgyo is also called “Chilseonyeogyo”(meaning seven nymphs) and it connects Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmum Tourist Complex. On the surface of the Cheonjeru Tower, there is a painting that tells Cheonjeyeon’s legend of the nymph and mountain god. Every even-year in May, the Chilseonyeo Festival is held here.
|Obokcheon – Fountain of Five Blessings|
The animals symbolize : Tortoise (Longevity), Boar (Wealth), Dragon (Honour), Mandarin Duck (Romance, good for singles!) and Carp (Children, good for married, childless couples).credit : http://www.tommyooi.com