Jeju Geological Sites Listed by UNESCO

      October 04, 2010 12:11

      Nine sites in Jeju Island including Mt. Halla, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, and Manjang Cave, have been certified by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network, the Jeju Provincial Government announced Monday. The decision came in a meeting of the GGN Bureau in Lesvos, Greece.

      It is the first time that a geological site in Korea was recognized as part of the GGN. Jeju now has three titles from UNESCO, having been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2002, and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in 2007.

      Clockwise left, Seogwipo Formation, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Daepo Columnar Joint and Dragon Head Rock Cliff /Courtesy of Jeju Provincial Government
      Clockwise left, Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls, Mt. Halla, Mt. Sanbang and Manjang Cave /Courtesy of Jeju Provincial Government

      The nine are Mt. Halla, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Manjang Cave, Seogwipo Formation, Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls, Daepo Columnar Joint, Mt. Sanbang, Dragon Head Rock Cliff, and Suwol Peak. The first three were also collectively included on the World Heritage list in 2007.

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