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Chujado: Like Walnut Seeds Scattered in the Sea

The fate of an island rests on the coming of fair winds. Chujado Island is also called Hupeungdo Island, which means waiting for fair winds. Befitting its name, it acts as a shelter for people traveling by boat since it is located in between the peninsula and Jeju Island.

Chujado Island is 50km west of Jeju City and other than the 38 uninhabited islands it consists of four inhabited islands, Northern Chujado, Southern Chujado, Chupodo Island, and Hoenggando Island. An old legend tells that the name of Chujado was derived from the fact that the islands resembled wild walnut seeds scattered in the middle of the sea.

There are many popular tourist attractions, which include the Navarone Haneul-gil Road on the top of a cliff, the shrine of General Choi Yeong, but also Hupo Beach, and Bounggeullesan Mountain where all of Chujagundo Island can be seen. The islanders are known to be friendly to travelers on foot since it takes all of 6 to 8 hours to circumvent the island in its entirety.

There is also Damuraemi Island where pebbles form an amazing view as the sun sets, and the sunset and sunrise at the lighthouse, especially the sunset at Muk-ri make incredibly beautiful sights.

Furthermore, the island is popular with anglers since there are many fishing spots, and the Cham Gulbi (dried yellow corvina) Festival is one of the biggest events in the area.
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