Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Seogwipo-si; Jeju-do, South Korea

Not to be confused with Cheonjeyeon, a series of three waterfalls also on Jeju Island (Jeju-do), Cheonjiyeon stands alone. Of the three major waterfalls on the island, and including the fourth minor waterfall (Seojeongbang) I saw, Cheonjiyeon was perhaps the most beautiful. Actually, that's not true: Jeongbang was in my opinion the most naturally beautiful, but Cheonjiyeon is special because it is accessible 24 hours per day, which makes it possible to arrive at odd hours and avoid the crowds. Here it is at about seven in the morning, before the daily crowds.



Rolleiflex: It is unclear to me why you'd place a life preserver in shallow waters (appeared to be less than one meter) near the base of the waterfall as opposed to somewhere above its crest. Maybe the tides change and/or there are tricky currents.


Rolleiflex: The faux-wood felt out of place in an otherwise mostly natural environment. But even so, it was a nice bridge, and it can be found on the approach toward the base of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall.


Rolleiflex: A flower petal sits alone on a volcanic rock near the base of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall.


Leica MP: Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, immediately before a crowd of 100-plus Japanese tourists arrived.