Attractions, Seogwipo 서귀포

Seogwipo : Soesokkak Estuary (쇠소깍)

My first day off from work!! I wanted to go to Udo or Hallasan and I was doing some research about it but then I met two other guests who were going a fire festival on the island the same day.  Therefore, I abandoned my plan and went there instead, since I was told its just once a year.

 

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Soessokkak

 

However, that event takes place in the afternoon, so in the morning, I went to Soessokkak Estuary (since the guests I was going to go with was still asleep ….).

Soessokkak: Soe means an ox, ‘so’ means a ‘pool of water’ and ‘Kkak means ‘the end’.

 

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Soesokkak

 

It is on Olle trail 6 but I took the bus there instead (8 and 100 bus goes there too).

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The walk from the bus station is about 30 minutes and in the beginning, it was dry but as I walked further down, there’s more water and the view became more and more impressive.

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Apparently, when the water is high enough, visitors can go on a kayak or a Teu, which is a traditional wooden float used for transportation in the past.

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Further down the estuary is a beach! The beach is a black sand beach and it feels nice a soft.

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All along the side of the beach are many guesthouses, cafes, and many souvenir stores.

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The area is known for their mandarin oranges and I saw some lots of people buying the hallabong from a farm nearby.

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Panorama!

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First visit to Soesokkak completed!

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