Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Year of UNESCO Registration: 2007

The Jeju volcanic island and lava tubes, covering an area of 18,846 hectares, are the first natural properties in Korea to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. They consist of three sites, including the “Mount Halla Natural Reserve” featuring unique volcanic formations, the fortress-like “Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) Tuff Cone” that rises out of the ocean along the sea cliff to offer a spectacular sight and “Geomunoreum Lava Tube System”, which was formed by lava gushing from the crater and flowing into the sea. The last site clearly shows the characteristics of a lava tube, while the other two sites, with a variety of volcanic formations, are easily accessible. These features contribute greatly to the understanding of volcanic activities in the world.

Source: Cultural Heritage Administration

Dangcheomul Caves

Source: KBS