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Cheonjiyeon Waterfall
Vacation Travel Guide

This three-tiered waterfall is the source of local legend, and the surrounding forest is home to wildlife and rare plants.

One of the many attractions in the Seogwippo area, the Cheonjeyeon Falls are a dramatic series of three separate waterfalls that begin in a cave high up in a cliff-face and flow out into the sea. A walking trail through the forest leads to multiple viewing areas that allow you to see the waterfall at all its different stages.

At the highest point you’ll see were the water emerges from the ceiling of a cave, before tumbling 72 feet (21 meters) down the first cascade into the ‘Pool of Gods’. This pool is so called because it is believed that seven nymphs would descend in the evenings to bathe here. For many years people would bathe in or drink the water, believing it to have healing properties, but the pond is now out of bounds. If you really want to swim, come here in May of an even year, when for one day only the Seven Nymphs Festival sees the pond open to bathers.

From the Pond of Gods the water makes its next and most spectacular descent, falling 98 feet (30 meters) into a river and out into the ocean.

Those with an interest in plant life should keep an eye out for the rare species of reeds and fern that make their home in the rock crevices near the river. Skeleton fork ferns and solipnan reeds are some of the plants that enjoy the humid climate that surrounds the river.

Make your way up the valley to find the Seonimgyo Bridge, which connects visitors to the Jungmun Tourist complex. The seven nymphs of the legend are carved into the side of the bridge. Here you will also find the octagonal Cheonjeru Tower. A painting on the side of the tower gives a retelling of the legend of the seven nymphs.

The Cheonjeyeon Falls are a 40-minute drive south of Jeju City. To enter, purchase a ticket from the Yeomiji Botanical Gardens, and follow the trail through the forest. To see the falls at their most spectacular make the trip after a period of rain. The falls are open daily year round.

Top Hotels Close to Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Ocean Palace Hotel
Ocean Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
14, Joong Ang-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is $48 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17

Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lee Jung Seop Street, Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market, and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Jeju Waterworld ...

4/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"Liked the location which was close to some cool cafes and restaurants . Foyer was a little dated and uninviting."…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Ocean Palace Hotel
M-Stay Hotel Jeju
M-Stay Hotel Jeju
3.5 out of 5
14, Taepyeong-ro 353beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is $29 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lee Jung Seop Street and Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market. Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Saeyeongyo ...

4/5Very Good! (941 reviews)

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Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

M-Stay Hotel Jeju
Park Sunshine Jeju
Park Sunshine Jeju
3.5 out of 5
141-1, Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo
The price is $52 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and Saeyeongyo Bridge. Oedolgae and Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market are also ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (799 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, very friendly staff. The beds were comfortable and the room spacious by Korean standards."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Park Sunshine Jeju
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Best Lodging Options Near Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Ocean Palace Hotel
Ocean Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
14, Joong Ang-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is $48 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
Ocean Palace Hotel
M-Stay Hotel Jeju
M-Stay Hotel Jeju
3.5 out of 5
14, Taepyeong-ro 353beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is $29 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
M-Stay Hotel Jeju
Park Sunshine Jeju
Park Sunshine Jeju
3.5 out of 5
141-1, Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo
The price is $52 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Park Sunshine Jeju
Value Hotel Worldwide Seogwipo JS
Value Hotel Worldwide Seogwipo JS
3.5 out of 5
51, Gimjeongmunhwa-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
The price is $35 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
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The First70 Hotel
The First70 Hotel
3.5 out of 5
46, Myeongdong-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
The price is $33 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
The First70 Hotel
Poong Gyung Hotel
Poong Gyung Hotel
3.5 out of 5
147, Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is $68 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Poong Gyung Hotel
The Island Blue
The Island Blue
3.5 out of 5
3, Taepyeong-ro 431beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The price is $39 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
The Island Blue
Hotel Lavender Jeju
Hotel Lavender Jeju
2.5 out of 5
1, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is $36 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Hotel Lavender Jeju
Hotel Winstory
Hotel Winstory
3 out of 5
11, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju
The price is $70 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Hotel Winstory
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