Jungmun 중문, Olle 올레

Seogwipo : Olle 7 Trail & the World Cup Stadium

When I heard someone talk about the Olle trail, I thought it was just one hiking trail nearby.  However, it turns out to be 21 trails (26 to be exact but those 5 are side routes) going around Jeju island.  I love hiking !

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The weather was gorgeous, which was why I gave the Olle trail a try.  I think I was wandering off too much and I ended up … somewhere.  I wanted to find the Oedolgae Rock, which is the start of the trail 7, but I felt like I was going in circles.

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In any case, I finally found it!  I followed the sign and some curvy roads and then saw lots of cars and buses on the streets  … must be it!

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There is also a view of the Saeyeongyo Bridge.

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The trail is along the coastal waters and it offers a nice relaxing view of the waters; albeit amazingly windy.

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Here was the Oedolgae Rock!  It was made famous thanks to the Korean drama DaeJangGuem.   It was the scene where the main character and her master was being exiled.

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… then came more lava rocks 🙂

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Suddenly, the route gets cut off because the cliff was a little too dangerous and they were constructing new buildings on the site.  Therefore, the Olle route makes a huge detour back onto the highway.  On the way, I passed many guesthouses with mandarin oranges outside.

After a while, with the cars blasting by on my shoulders, I found the route going back down to the coast but it was getting dark already so I gave up and went to Jungmun instead (again).

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What must have felt like forever, I finally got to the Jeju World Cup Stadium.  It was one of the stadiums that hosted the 2002 World Cup.  Currently, it is the home stadium of the Jeju FC.  I wanted to go watch one of their games but it costs a whopping 20 000 won.  My friend said the other teams sometimes costs as low 7000 won.

Then, I went to watch a movie.  That’s right … There is a movie at the basement of the stadium.  The walk to the cinema was a little scary since it was closer to the parking lot than from the front entrance of the stadium.  There was nothing except white walls  … one movie costs about 9000 won and I watched a movie called “CoffeeMate”, which was very silly….

Day 3 completed.

By the way: Lunch

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