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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mushrooms of the Jungle while hiking

Took a series of mushrooms pictures and wildlife while hiking in the jungle adjacent to Taman Negara, full of biodiversity, hike along the river and lead us to a small but beautiful waterfall. enjoy the photos and sorry for the low quality photos, using phone to shoot . 
 the white mushrooms 
 The giant millipede

 the flowing stream
 mushroom and moss 
 the water that fall called waterfall 
 mushrooms and moss 
 The brown mushroom 





giant mushrooms


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Manjanggul lava cave (만장굴), Jeju Island, South Korea.

Introduction:

Manjanggul lava cave (만장굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])  one of the world's largest lava tube is part of the Geomunoreum Lava Tube System which listed under UNESCO World Heritage site. The tunnel is formed 200,000-300,000 years ago when lava spill out from earth surface and the molten traveled, the path of the molten is what being left behind.. lava cave. From the total 7km of lava tube tunnel only 1km is open to public, other parts is unstable due to collapsed of ceiling. When someone entering Manjanggul cave, they will noticed how huge is this lava cave ( normally people need to kneeling or crawling  while visit others lava cave). The height of the tube is about 20m and some places is 24m wide. Temperature inside the cave is around 10°C -21°C ( comfortable temperature to me). Inside the cave we can see a varieties of lava formations, lava stalagmites, lava stalactites, lava flow-lines  lava raft, rugged wall, stone pillar and the lava tube tunnels. It take about 40 minutes to discover the cave and it end at the 7.6m high lava column which is known to be the largest column in the world.


Tips:
Wear jacket - water dripping from cave ceiling 
Warm shirt - temperature around 10°C -21°C( 50°F 69.8°F) inside the cave
comfortable shoe - uneven surface
torch light - although along the cave there is some light but some places is kind of dark
Tripod - a must if you want to take photos inside the cave (too dark need longer shutter speed) 



Attraction:

UNESCO Heritage Site, larva-tube cave, chilling environment, 


Contacts:

Address
3341-3, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 
제주 제주시 구좌읍 김령리 3341-3


Phone: +82-64-1330 


Operating Hours
Summer season 09:00~18:00 / Winter season 09:00~17:30




Admission Fees:

Adults - Individual 2,000 won / Group 1,200 won
Youths & Children - Individual 1,000 won / Group 600 won
* Group - 10 or more people



Nearby Attractions:



References:
http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264236
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjanggul


Coordinates: 33.528713,126.77153

Map:



Enjoy the photos, sorry for the blurry photos in the cave.. regret did not bring a tripod there. 

Inside the cave
 The entrance 
 park outside the entrance 







Friday, March 22, 2013

Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원), Jeju Island, South Korea.

Introduction:


Gimnyeong Maze Park  (김녕미로공원) located near to Manjanggul Cave and it was designed by Adrian Fisher Minotaur Maze Designs and was funded by the life-time savings of an American Professor at Cheju National University, Frederic H. Dustin. The maze is design according to the shape of Jeju Island.  There are 3 observatory which give visitors top view of the maze and a good spot for photo taking because of the higher location. If one use map it only take 5 minutes to complete the maze but we take about 30 minutes to escape from the maze. 




How to go:
It's about 15 minutes walk from Manjanggul cave. 

Admission:
Classification
Adult
(Age 19 and over)
Youth
(Age 13-18)
Children
(Age 7-12)
Senior
(Age 65 and over)
Individual
3,300 won
1,650 won
880 won
2,500 won
Group (over 15)
2,500 won
1,100 won
880 won
2,500 won
Handicapped
Free

Contacts:
Address:
122, Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 

Phone:
+82-64-1330 


Nearby Attractions:



map

View Larger Map


The maze view
pollen from pine trees outside the maze garden
family photo
before the entrance lots of pine trees
the entrance
in the maze...LOST
from the observatory deck




Thursday, March 21, 2013

Trick Art Museum (트릭아트뮤지엄) ,Jeju Island, south Korea.

Introduction:

The Trick Art Museum (트릭아트뮤지엄) is a museum to show optical illusion art, located in Seogwipo City. Illusion art on walls and floors are rendered in three dimensions so it will look alive in camera. There are seven themes sections: Animal Zone, Aquarium Zone, Egypt Zone, Illusion Zone, Jurassic Zone,  Magic Zone and Parody Zone. Visitor can  incorporated into the art and taking various fun poses.


How to go:
1. From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus bound for Dongbugwangong Road and get off at Seongeup 1(il)-ri 
2. From Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal, take an Intercity Bus that runs on Il-ju Road to the east and get off at Seongeup 1(il)-ri 

Admission:
Adults - Individual 8,000 won / Group 7,000 won
Teenagers - Individual 7,000 won / Group 6,000 won
Children, Disabled - Individual 6,000 won / Group 5,000 won ( for 20 or more people) 

Contacts:
Address
2644, Beon yeong-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do 

Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-64-1330 
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 

Nearby Attractions:




References:
http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1056518

map
















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