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Cheonjeyeon Falls

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. 

Popular Activities at Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

Give yourself lots of time at Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Here are some of the most popular activities:

Want to discover this famous attraction in the best possible way? Then you can't go past a 2-Day Jeju Island Tour to Folk Village, Cave & Sunrise Peak.

Examine our Seogwipo things to do page to learn about more activities while you're here.


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Best Lodging Options Near Cheonjiyeon Waterfall

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M-Stay Hotel Jeju ¥3,010
M-Stay Hotel Jeju

M-Stay Hotel Jeju

14, Taepyeong-ro 353beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lee Jung Seop Street, Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market, and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Saeyeongyo Bridge and Sammaebong Peak are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Ocean Palace Hotel ¥5,346
    Ocean Palace Hotel

    Ocean Palace Hotel

    14, Joong Ang-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Jeju World Cup Stadium and Jeju Waterworld are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean ¥4,008
      Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean

      Days Hotel Jeju Seogwipo Ocean

      7, Donghong-ro, Seogwipo
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Seogwipo City, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Jeju World Cup Stadium and International Convention Center are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Park Sunshine Jeju ¥6,048
        Park Sunshine Jeju

        Park Sunshine Jeju

        141-1, Namseongjung-ro, Seogwipo
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          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 within 1 mi (2 km).

          The Island Blue ¥4,793
          The Island Blue

          The Island Blue

          3, Taepyeong-ro 431beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju Island
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            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 Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Hotel Alegria Seogwipo ¥3,908
            Hotel Alegria Seogwipo

            Hotel Alegria Seogwipo

            25, Jungang-ro 47beon-gil, Seogwipo, Jeju
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, and Lee Jung Seop Street. Saeyeongyo Bridge and Sammaebong Peak are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Hotel Winstory ¥3,600
              Hotel Winstory

              Hotel Winstory

              11, Jungjeong-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Lee Jung Seop Street, and Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market. Sammaebong Peak and Saeyeongyo Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                heyy seogwipo ¥3,747
                heyy seogwipo

                heyy seogwipo

                363, Taepyeong-ro, Seogwipo, Jeju
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Seogwipo City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lee Jung Seop Street and Cheonjiyeon Waterfall. Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and Saeyeongyo Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).