Whether you’re viewing Sanbangsan Mountain from a distance, or attempting to hike up the summit to see the flora and fauna along the way, you’ll be stunned at its beauty.
According to legend, a bow-hunter who was out hunting accidentally struck the spirit of Hallasan, the highest mountain in South Korea. Furious, the mountain god ripped the top of Hallasan and hurled it at the hunter. This massive stone is said to be Sanbangsan Mountain. But the truth is, Sanbangsan Mountain is the result of volcanic activity thousands of years ago and is actually a huge dome of lava.
The natural landscape of Jeju Island is a sight to behold. Hike up to catch a sunrise or sunset, or if you’re keen to explore the nook and crannies of the mountain, follow a trail where you’ll find lava tubes, coves and even a cave. “Sanbang” means “a cave inside a mountain” and, true to its name, the mountain contains a cave with a spectacular view of the ocean.
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Due to its proximity to the coast and high elevation, the upper slopes of Sanbangsan Mountain are often cold, cloudy and foggy. This distinct climate allows a variety of unique plant species to grow.
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Extracted from 535m below Sanbangsan Mountain, this pure hot spring water has a high carbonic content with 13 minerals that penetrates into your skin for a moisturising boost. innisfree has extracted this goodness to bring you the Jeju Sparkling Mineral line. It offers an experience akin to a lush spa therapy experience, and will keep your skin hydrated and supple all day long.