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The coastal landscape d with steep cliffs. Its name comes the invincible Navarone Fortress. You have to ride on a boat to see the full sight.
There are a few mongdol(pebble) fields in Chuja-do. Particularly in Mojin-yi, there is a Mongdol coast that stretches 100m, offering a good place for swim.
Muk-ri has mountains in the front and back, and it is a quiet village where the sun rises slow. The uphill path going into Muk-ri extends through a forest, making you feel as if you are inside a mountain, not an island. It is the path connected by Jeju Olle.
In the old days, people believed a huge Eombawi to be the guardian of their village. Below the Eombawi stands a wooden totem, called Ukbal Jangsa. The Ukbal Jangsa born below the Eombawi used to play marbles with rocks called 'Jangsa Gongdol.' One day, it tripped and unfortunately drowned in the ocean while running to Hwenggan-do. Then, here came a new taboo: if someone Yecho-ri marries someone Hwenggan-do, one will end up becoming a widow.
It is a coastal cliff path overlooking the coastal scenery of Chuja-do. Jeju Olle found the path and made a walk-able path.
General Choi, Yeong was on his way to Jeju to suppress the 'Uprising of Mokho(1374, King Gongmin’s 23rd year, Koryo Dynasty),' when he encountered a severe storm. He had to stay at Chuja-do until the winds to calm down. General Choi and taught the villagers how to catch fish with a net while staying at Jeomsan-got. The villagers were able to make a better living with the skill, and they built a shrine to honor the good deeds of the General. Inside the memorial is an ancestral tablet, with the phrase 'Joguk Dotong Daejang General Choi Yeong' and the villagers hold a ritual every spring and fall.
It is a shrine built by the descendants of Scholar Park, Intaek to honor him. Scholar Park is the forefather of the Taein Park family in Chuja-do. He was exiled to Chuja-do in Joseon Dynasty and made a living by teaching Buddhist doctrine and treating disease.
The lighthouse sits in the far North of Jeju, safely guiding the ships sailing through the straits of Jeju at night. Located at the top of the mountain in upper Chuja-do, it offers a full glimpse of the spectacle of the island.
Jung, Nanjoo Maria who is the wife of Hwang, Sa-young and the niece of Jung, Yak-yong, lost her husband during the 'White Paper Incident' of the Catholic Persecution of 1801. She was then exiled to Jeju with her two-years-old son Gyeonghan. While the convoy ship was staying at Yecho-ri, Jung, Nanjoo Maria covered her son in her jacket and hid him behind Hwangsae-bawi(rock) with a note of his name and birthday. A fisher found and raised him. The descendants of Gyeonghan still live in lower Chuja-do, and there is a custom restricting the Hwang to marry the Oh as the two are family.
the rest area on Bongle-san(mountain), take the downhill separated uphill toward the Jeju Olle Trail. Hike past Damuremi and and route continues to the Hupo Coast on the west of Bongle-san. Hupo is a coast of round stones, and there are beautiful Yongdeung-san and Yongdum-beong where the seawater fills in like a pond. In front of Hupo is an installation with round borders. It is Korea' first tuna cultivation in Jeju.