Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone, which means a black forest or a holy forest, is the foundation of the Geomunoreum lava tube system, a World Natural Heritage.
The lava flowing from this volcanic cone created incredibly long caves.
Reservations are required to visit this the lava tube system, and only 400 people may ascend it each day.
A guide will accompany travellers on their ascent and will answer questions about Jejudo Island’s volcanic cones and the secret stories of Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone.
Jejudo Island is home to so many volcanic cones that even climbing 1 a day for 1 year would not be enough. The volcanic cones are not that high and provide a view of the surrounding scenery, with ‘Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone’ standing out among the rest. Earning its name from the thick trees that make it appear black (Geomun means black in Jeju dialect), Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone is divided into 2 Gumburi (Craters) with a ridge between them. This is the foundation for the ‘Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone Lava Tube System’, which has been registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage. The lava from this volcanic cone has created an incredibly lengthy tunnel. Anyone wishing to enjoy this beautiful natural scenery must make a reservation, as only 400 people may ascend it a day. Furthermore, as a guide will be accompanying you on your climb, you can also ask about Jejudo Island’s volcanic cones.
: Seonheul-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si / Go past Ujin-dong on Seonheul-ri Dongbu Gwangwang Road and go up the slope, then ascend to where the volcanic stone memorial stone is erected in front of Budaeak Volcanic Cone.
: 1800-2002 / 064-710-8981
: AM 09:00 ~ 13:00
A prior reservation via the Geomun Oreum Information Center is mandatory (closed on Tuesdays).
Reservations for the exploration must be made 2 days in advance by phone or 5 days in advance online (limit of 400 people per day).
Geomun Oreum Volcanic Cone Homepage
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