Mountain in Andeok-myeon
Sanbangsan Mountain 산방산, 山房山 Attraction
Open HourWinter Season: 08:00-17:00 Summer Season: 08:00-18:00
PriceAdults: 1,000 won
218-10, Sanbang-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do 제주특별자치도 서귀포시 안덕면 산방로 218-10 (안덕면)
The Sanbangsa Temple and also the Bomunsa Temple, which holds the relics of Buddha, are also located on the mountain. Walk along the stone-steps between the two temples and you will find the Sanbanggulsa Grotto. A signal beacon called ‘Yeondae’ in Korean stands at the roadside in front of the mountain, which, in the past, used to fire and smoke to relay urgent messages. Regarding function, it is similar to the more well-known ‘Bongsudae’ signal beacons; but ‘Yeondae’ beacons were built around hilly or coastal areas while ‘Bongsudae’ beacons were built on mountain tops. During the daytime, smoke was used to send warning signals, while fire was used at night.
Songaksan Mountain 송악산, 松岳山 Attraction
Songak-san, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si
Songaksan Mountain is also called 99 Bong (99 Peaks) due to its 99 small peaks. The road from Sanbanggulsa Temple in Southern Jeju to Songaksan Mountain is a famous coastal drive with breathtaking scenic views. Though not as enormous as Hallasan Mountain, the view from the peak of Songaksan is truly scenic. From the summit, one can see nearby islands such as Marado, Gapado, and Hyeongjeseom, and as far as Hallasan Mountain and the Pacific Ocean.