Technical Tours

Introduction

The technical tour will be an opportunity to find out more about Jeju Island, which is one of the most beautiful places in Korea and of great interest to soil scientists from around the world. There are three courses of technical tours. The first course is focused on the soil and rock around the southwest part of the island such as Yongmeori Beach, Suwolbong Peak, etc. The second course is focused on the natural environment, which consists of unique falls, oreum and beautiful coastline. The third course is socially focused and features visits to a green tea producer, citrus museum and folk village. Please check below for technical tour programs.

Date & Time
June 11 (Wed), 2014 / 09:00-18:30
Courses
Course 1 (Soil) Fully booked
Course 2 (Nature) Fully booked
Course 3 (Socio-culture) Fully booked
Course 4 (Mt. Halla Eco Trekking) Fully booked
Price
KRW 100,000 (=USD 100) *per person
Max of Person
150 *per course

Notice

  • Please choose one of the technical tours. Please register by May 8, 2014.
  • Maximum number of persons for each technical tour is 150 persons, first-come first-served basis.
  • For any questions related to with the technical tours, please contact the secretariat (wcss@20wcss.org).
  • No refunds will be allowed after payment is received.

Courses

Course 1 (Soil) Fully booked
Date Time Itinerary
June 11(Wed)

09:00-18:30

ICC → Yongmeori Beach → Sanbang Series → Suwolbong Peak → Lunch → Mureung Series → Agricultural Research Center for Climate Change → Namweon Series → Cheonjiyeon Falls → ICC
※ Detailed Information of Soil Series (Sanbang) The Sanbang series is a member of the ashy, nonacid, thermic family of Lithic Udivitrands (Volcanic Ash Lithosols). They occur on coastal area. The Sanbang soils are of small extent and are distributed on along the coastal terrain in Jeju Do.
  • Yongmeori Beach is made of Sa-am stacks, built up over millions of years. There are wide rocks stacked up on one another along the seashore cliffs, which create majestic scenery by the sea.
  • Suweolbong Peak is a part of a ring-shaped volcanic formation formed approximately 18,000 years ago created by an underwater volcano from when hot magma came into contact with the water.
  • Cheonjiyeon Falls is 22m high, 12m wide (when full of water) and 20m in depth. Jomyeonjil consists of andesite cliffs and are scenic falls. The whole valley is protected natural monument No. 379.
Course 2 (Nature) Fully booked
Date Time Itinerary
June 11(Wed) 09:00-18:30 ICC → Namweon Series → Jeju Stone Park → Geomunoreum (World Heritage) → Lunch → Dahiyeon Garden → Cheonjiyeon Falls → ICC
※ Detailed Information of Soil Series (Namweon) The Namweon series is a member of the ashy, thermic family of Typic Melanudands (Volcanic Ash soils). They occur in low and swale position of the lava plains derived from volcanic ash materials. The Namweon soils are of large extent and distributed in Jeju Do.
  • Jeju Stone Park is an ecological and cultural park that displays the history of stone culture pivotal to the history and culture of Jeju Island.
  • Geomunoreum was formed from lava from the volcanic activity over the course of the island’s history. The lava also created a series of unique caves (also known as ‘lava tubes’).
    *UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
  • Dahiyeon Garden is a major tea farm on Jeju Island, which has the best conditions for growing great tea. The Evergreen Luce outdoor garden was built inside the cave formed naturally. It has ponds, bridges, indigenous trees and flowers.
Course 3 (Socio-culture) Fully booked
Date Time Itinerary
June 11(Wed) 09:00-18:30 ICC → Jeju Folk Village Museum → Lunch → Topyeong Series → Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (World Heritage) → Manjanggul Cave (World Heritage) → ICC
※ Detailed Information of Soil Series (Topyeong) The Topyeong series is a member of the ashy, thermic family of Typic Melanudands (Volcanic Ash soils). They occur on local and swale positions of the lava plain derived from volcanic ashy materials. The Topyeong soils are of small extent and distributed in Jeju Do.
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak was created by hydrovolcanic eruptions 100,000 years ago. The peak was once an island, but it is now connected to Jeju Island, due to the sand and gravel washed ashore from Shinyang Beach. The peak is a prime spot from which to view the sunrise. Also the Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak surrounded by bright yellow colored rapeseed flowers in the spring is truly a sight to behold.
    *UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
  • Manjanggul Cave is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world, and is a designated natural monument. A lava tunnel is formed when the lava that was deep in the ground spouts from the peak and flows to the surface. Manjanggul Cave has a variety of interesting structures inside including 70cm lava stalagmites and the lava tube tunnels.
    *UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
  • Jeju Folk Village Museum was developed through a long investigation and verification process in order to restore Jeju thatched roof houses and artifacts from the end of the Joseon Dynasty and 1890s to their proper form. We have over 100 traditional houses and 8,000 folk items.
Course 4 (Mt. Halla Eco Trekking) Fully booked
Date Time Itinerary
June 11(Wed) 09:00-18:30 ICC → Seongpanak Visitor Center → Sokbat → Saraak → Jindallae bat Lunch → Summit → Samgakbong → Tamna Valley → Gwaneumsa Camping Ground → ICC
  • Seongpanak Trail: Visitor center → Sokbat → Saraak → jindallae bat → Summit
    Seongpanak Trail provides access to Hallasan’s summit, and while most of the trail’s slope is gentle, the steep sections and the overall length of 19.2km (round trip) requires conservation one’s physical strength.
    When you hike 600 mters from the start of the 5.8 kilomter Seongpank Trail, you arive at the Saraoreum (volcanic crater) look- out point, which provides a stunning view of Sanjung Lake and of Mt. Halla's beautiful landscapes
  • Gwaneumsa Trail: Camping Ground -> Tamna Valley -> Samgakbong -> Summit
    Certain parts of the trail, including sections from Tamna Valley to Samgakbong Shelter and from Yongjin Valley to Hallasan Summit, are very steep and beginners must be careful to conserve their strength. To fully enjoy Hallasan’s attractive landscape, visitors are recommended to follow the summit starting from Seongpanak Trail up to Baengnokdam Lake Summit and then down to Gwaneumsa Trail.