Oedolgae

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SiYauKai
Vancouver, Canada108 contributions
Dec 2019
Easy boardwalk to see the attraction. If you follow right, you will see the Oedolgae rock. We happened to be there at sunset, and the view was magnificent & romantic! You can also follow the boardwalk to the left for more view points.
Written January 12, 2020
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,340 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
We engaged a Jeju Korean driver at 180,000 won per day for 2 full days to bring the 9 of us around for sightseeing in Jeju. On the first day, the guide headed to the attractions in the north and east of Jeju and on the second day, he covered attractions in the south and west of the island.

Oedolgae was located at the southern part of Jeju at Seougwipo city. We came to view Oedolgae on the second day afternoon. It was free entrance. From the car park where we alighted from our van, there was a signboard that indicated Oedolgae was 250 m away from the car park. As we strolled our way to the cliff area, I noticed that this attraction was crowded with many tourists and everyone was trying to take good photos by standing at the barricaded area overlooking the azure seawater with the 20 m tall Oedolgae rock as the background.

The scenery was amazing. Our guide spoke good Mandarin and he told us of the mystical tragic sorrowful legend of a saddened wife who feared the death of her beloved husband jumped into her death on seeing the body of her husband flushed to the coast.

The Oedolgae rock was the embodiment of the wife who had committed suicide and the base of the rock represented the body of her husband. The sad story dampened my spirit momentarily but the awesome view of the stunning rock blended seamlessly with the azure sea and the clear blue sky. The fresh cooling sea breeze that caressed my face lifted my spirits and the next moment I found myself squeezing among the crowd to take good pictures with my group members against the picturesque backdrop.

As we strolled along the weaving coastline, we viewed the Oedolgae from different perspective and each angle projected a captivating scenery. At one point was a big board depicting the picture of popular Korean drama show Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace) and of the famous Korean actress Lee Young-ae who acted as the great Palace female physician during the Joseon Dynasty. This place was the filming location of this popular traditional korean drama.

I really like this place. It is so picturesque and I was totally immersed in the magnificent scenery appreciating that rhythmic splashing of the seawater against the high cliff. That short juncture, the clock stood still and I just could not believe my eyes that I was standing and facing such a fairy like breathtaking natural attraction.
Written September 5, 2015
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PIPALIYA J
Surat, India505 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
This place is very best and beautiful like a very big mountain in the Sea 💙. This place name is Oedolgae.
Written August 16, 2019
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OISEAU_K
Seoul, South Korea1,646 contributions
May 2012
Sea, isles, mountain, good smell of exotic flowers, nice seashores' cafe, pitoresque pensions, and great rest area. JeJu Island has 19 Olle trekking roads however, Olle 7 is the most famous and it has the most beautiful scenery among them, if I may say it! This is the very beginning of Olle 7, it worth it to walk 16.4km(whole length of Olle 7) from this place. Strongly recommended.
Written May 11, 2012
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SQKrisflyer
Singapore179 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
My family and I visited this attraction on a sunny Monday mid-afternoon as part of a Daepo Jusangjeolli –– Jeongbang Falls – Oedolgae – Cheonjiyeong Falls itinerary. ‘Oedolgae’ means ‘Lonely Rock’. Oedolgae Rock has its origin from a volcanic eruption.

Getting there & fees: The GPS coordinate (code) for Oedolgae is 7328027.We parked our car under the trees at the large car park. Entry to the attraction is free and the only fee we paid was 1000 won to the parking attendant.

The Rock/Attraction: We looked for a blue signboard with a picture of Odedolgae Rock and an arrow pointing left saying “250m”. It’s then an easy walk of steps and path that’s abundantly shaded by the trees. So you don’t need an umbrella or a cap. After 5 minutes, we came to a large viewing platform from which this amazing and unusual 20-metre high solitary grey basalt pillar rock that juts out from the sea with a few trees growing at its top can be seen. From a certain angle, the Rock looks like a woman’s face with little hair.

Compared to another 20-metre lone-standing limestone rock, Ko Tapu, at Thailand’s James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan), I find the Oedolgae rock slightly more interesting in terms of geographical origin and features.

You could better appreciate the other face of this Rock as well as getting to a large poster of the popular Korean TV drama ‘Dae Jang Geum’ (Jewel in the Palace) by walking further onto another path, which we didn’t venture.

Despite the Oedolgae’s attractiveness and beauty as well as free admission, somehow I didn’t see busloads of tourists here. This means the attraction is not crowded. Maybe the thinking is they could spend their time at other tourist attractions where there are more things to see rather than just a solidary rock.

Nevertheless, for me, I recommend a visit to this amazing rock as part of the southern Jeju itinerary. It only takes up at most 1.5 hours.
Written August 28, 2016
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sm5486
Orinda, CA68 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
If it's your first time visit, definitely take the path to Oedolgae. If you have time, from the main entrance, take a left and it will take you along a path along the ocean. Go about 1/2 mi walk along the path and you'll see off on your right a smaller path. Take this and it will take you down to the ocean. Many locals take this down and it's a small watering hole where locals go to swim and fish. Once you get to the bottom, the navigation along the rocky formations can be challenging but very much worth it. It's not a beach but you're right next to the waves as they come in. It's absolutely beautiful. Just for context, I took my 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son. They had to be careful navigating, but was able to do so with adult supervision. Many others have come to appreciate this but they have been leaving their trash behind and it's quite saddening to see such a beautiful place littered with garbage. If you do go down, please respect the beauty and take your garbage with you.
Written August 7, 2012
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Diviva
Singapore, Singapore3,247 contributions
Oct 2019
The highlight of this place is the lone rock, where there is a lookout near the car park. Go past the lookout to see a different aspect of the rock. We were glad we did that.
Written March 6, 2020
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KH112015
Shah Alam, Malaysia47 contributions
Sep 2019
We went for Oedalgae and ended up taking an unplanned walk along Olle trail #7.

It was drizzling when we arrived, we took some photos of the rock and explored the area. Further into the park, we followed the trail which hugged the coastline. Beautiful views all the way... We went past a cafe at some point, it would be a nice place to relax but we were short of time. We ended our hike near Storyville as the pathway was blocked by fallen trees/branches due to the recent typhoon.
Written September 17, 2019
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AnnAmores
Philippines41 contributions
Apr 2019
This was kinda close to our place. This area is beautiful. The rock formations & the ocean are stunning. We stayed there to chill , took some pictures and walked to the next scenic area.
Written April 24, 2019
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Ibrahim M
Male770 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Another must see place in Jeju . Easy access from Seogwipo city. Olle trail around this avea is good to explore. This can be the most scenic place for sunset.
Written December 13, 2018
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