Visit to Manjanggul Cave [UNESCO World Heritage] (만장굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])

The cave
The cave

Manjaggul Cave is the 2nd  World Heritage site on Jeju island which we visited. It was the first time that I had ventured into a Lava cave that was dark, damp and chilly.  One had to really take note of where to walk to prevent stepping into puddles which were on the ground.

The cave was discovered by a teacher and his students who were on a field trip of the area. They used the rope that they had to measure the whole 4km of the cave. It was even said that the teacher had his wedding in the cave back then.

Inside the cave
Inside the cave

As you can see it was really very dark in the cave. I had to up the ISO to 12600 in order to take this shot.  The lighting in the cave was very limited as there were only dim lighting on the floor to guide the way.

The ceiling of the cave
The ceiling of the cave

Looking closely you can see the stalagmites and the layers of lava marked on the wall. There must have been a lot of lava which have flown through the tunnel back then to make so many markings in it.

The rock which resembles jeju island
The rock which resembles jeju island

One of the features within this cave is this rock which resembles Jeju island. It is not known how it was formed but the resemblance is certainly uncanny.

Tiger girl looking at the column
Tiger girl looking at the column

At the end of the walk we saw one of the most lovely looking column. It look really pretty with the colored lights shining up on it from the bottom.

 

Manjanggul Cave

3341-3, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주 제주시 구좌읍 김령리 3341

Admission Fees

Adults – Individual 2,000 won / Group 1,200 won
Youths & Children – Individual 1,000 won / Group 600 won

Bees and Flowers

Purple bloom
Purple bloom

While on vacation on Jeju island I saw many lovely blooms.  It was a great opportunity for me to practice with my macro lens to see if I am able to capture one of my favourite subjects- flowers. There were many wild flowers around and many of them had bees buzzing around them.  I managed to capture the bee which had landed on this flower.

A White bloom
A White bloom

There was a bee on this flower but it flew off before I could snap a picture of it. It would have been nice if I could have captured the bee on the yellow centre of the flower.

A light blue bloom
A light blue bloom

It would have been better if I managed to capture the bee from the front instead of it’s back. It was hard to go up close without it sensing my presence and flying off again.

Purple flowers
Purple flowers

It was another miss here capturing the bee as it was buzzing around these flowers. I do love the gradient shade of purple on these blooms. Really pretty.

Have you be taking pictures of flowers lately?

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Trick Art Museum, Jeju Island, Korea

Owls on a branch
Owls on a branch

Trick Art Museum  is certainly an interesting place to visit if you visit  Jeju island. We were there during the  June holidays and  were fascinated by the exhibits which we saw there. The museum was the first stop on the 1 day tour which we signed up to attend and certainly an eye opener for me. Many of the painting were literally popping off the wall.

Tiger girl and me
Tiger girl and me

The museum was really very crowded so it was quite difficult to take pictures with an  non cooperative  girl. In the above painting the seawater was spilling out of the painting onto the floor.  We weren’t positioned that well and did not have the right effect of being splashed by the seawater.

Dinosaur for a pet anyone?
Dinosaur for a pet anyone?

I think we got it better with the positioning for this shot. It was easier to pose for this shot as compared to the previous one as we just needed to ” hold” the handle. If you were wondering the handle was actually painted onto the wall so there wasn’t anything physical to hold onto while posing for the photo.

Racoon stole my noodles!!
Raccoon stole my noodles!!

Tiger girl looking at the packet of noodles that had been snatched away. You can see the packet cover being painted onto the floor in the corner.

I don't like the giraffe!!
I don’t like the giraffe!!

It really looked as if the giraffe had placed it’s head through the window to get to Tiger girl.  The shadow on the side really added to the 3D effect of the painting. There were many other pictures which I wanted to take pictures with but didn’t get the chance. Hopefully the next time we go to Jeju I will be able to do so.

 

 

Trick Art Museum

2644, Beon yeong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 서귀포시 표선면 번영로 2644

Opening Hours : 09:00 – 19:00

Adults – Individual 8,000 won / Group 7,000 won
Teenagers – Individual 7,000 won / Group 6,000 won
Children, Disabled – Individual 6,000 won / Group 5,000 won