WTAsia2015: Yeha Guesthouse, Sunrise Peak, and Women Divers

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We stayed at the Yeha Guesthouse during our visit to Jeju Island. It was the third time in the past five years that I’ve stayed there, so that’s why I recommended it for our group. The service is awesome, and my students really enjoyed lodging there.

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Yeha Guesthouse is just a short walk from the city bus terminal, so that’s where we went to catch a ride to Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called Sunrise Peak.

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Sunrise Peak is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Not only is it geologically significant, it’s also gorgeous.

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People also come here to see the Jeju women divers, or haenyeo. I had been to Sunrise Peak two times before but had never been there when the haenyeo were in action. My luck changed on this trip.

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Afterwards, we took a bus to the Manjanggul Lava Tube, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list. I don’t have any photos from this portion of our day, but I took a few when I visited last year. I still haven’t figured out how to take a bus directly there, so our group hopped off at the bus stop on the main highway and walked about 20 minutes or so to the cave. When we were walking back after our visit, I snapped this photo of four students casting long shadows in the tropical late afternoon.

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Next Post: Jeju City Traditional 5-Day Market

Bonus Photos!

I love the positive messages one randomly encounters while traveling through South Korea. This is a convenience store at the Manjanggul Lava Tube park.

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