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Yeondae is a pillar installed at the front near the border in Joseon Dynasty. There are trenches around it and on top are temporary buildings to store weapons and daily necessities. There used to be six officers and 12 soldiers looking after the smoke signal at Sanbang Yeondae.
It is one of best destination for family swim with soft sand and shallow water. Toward the ocean is the brother island, and, to the inland, a full view of Sanbang-san(mountain) is presented. The outdoor spring water pool opens every summer.
'Altteureu' means 'a vast field down below' in Jeju dialect. The Japanese saw the need for an air station for invasion during the Japanese occupation. They started building one in Jeju Island, which sits right in between Japan and China, 1926. In 10 years, the Japanese finished building a 163-acre-large airfield, and even transferred a marine airport in Omura to Altteureu and doubled the size to 326 acres. It is today used as a history education site, lively depicting the atrocities of the Japanese.
A bell-shaped lava lump d 800,000 years ago can be observed anywhere in Southwest Jeju. Sanbang-san(mountain) has a myth related to Halla-san(mountain). Long ago, a hunter spotted a deer in Halla-san and shot an arrow unfortunately, the arrow missed the deer but flew straight at the buttocks of the Great Jade Emperor. The angry Emperor plucked a peak Halla-san and threw it to the west into the ocean. The lost mountain is Baekrokdam Crater today and the plucked mountain in the west sea is Sanbang-san. It is fascinating to note that the circumferences of Sanbang-san and Baekrokdam Crater are about the same.