Gujwa: A Village with Beautiful Sea and Volcanic Cones
The longest coastal line in Jejudo Island is a mix of white sandy beaches and volcanic topography. The region is famous for its seafood, carrots, onions, and garlic, with roads and villages spread out along the coast. It is located in the eastern part of Jejudo Island.
The Songdang-ri region has been developed into a commercial farming zone and is actively engaged in the livestock industry, particularly cows and horses. Globally-known lava caves such as Gimnyeongsagul Lava Tube and Manjanggul Lava Tube can be found in the area, as well as Songdang-ri’s Forest of Japanese Torreyas in Pyeongdae-ri, which was designated as a Natural Monument. There is a Natural Habitat of Poison Bulbs on Tokkiseom Island in Hado-ri’s Nando Island.
The middle mountainous area is home to many volcanic cones, with over 40 being located within Gujwa-eup. Many lava caves are found in the region as well.
The Geomunoreum Lava Tube System formed when lava streams expelled from Geomun Oreum volcanic cone flowed along the slopes of the surface to the northeastern coast. In June 2007, the Hallasan Mountain Natural Reserve area, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, and Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak were registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage under the title ‘Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.’
Approximately 45% of nation's carrot supply is made up of Gujwa carrots, which are succulent and high in sugar content thanks to an abundant water supply and the rich soil they grow in.