Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)

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After viewing the Jusangjeollidae (주상절리대), we made our way to the next destination: Andeok Valley (안덕계곡). Andeok Valley (안덕계곡) is located east of Hwasun-ri and is apparently the most beautiful valley in Jeju. Each cliff in the valley is different, and with tall trees surrounding the area, it makes a picturesque scenery.

Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)

Once we arrived (not too far off from the entrance), we had to walk a little (uphill) before we arrived. There was a path (with bridge and all) that brought us to the bottom of the valley, where was reflective pools of crystal clear water. With the sunlight peeking through the valley, the whole ambiance was serene yet somewhat mystical and beautiful.

Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
From where the van was parked, we passed by this greenhouse
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Red chillies
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
On our way to Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
The staircase that brought is down to Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)...
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
... where the water was clear and the air crisp ...
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
... where the cliffs and water meet ...
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
The view of the stairs that led us down
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Sunlight reflecting off the walls of the rocky cliff
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Nature at its most tranquil moment - water, stone and tree
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Man-made contraption that transports the water
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Rock formations

Once we made our way through this fascinating valley, we came across a stone well and a cave (Rock Shade Residence) formed from volcanic lava and cannot be found on the mainland. 

Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
This Rock Shade Residence used to be used as a residence by the previous inhabitants of Jeju. It is 6.5m wide and 2.8m high at the entrance. From the entrance to the end, it is 3.4m deep.
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Stone well
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)

On the way out, the cliffs that we passed by had angular shapes and were remarkably similar to the columnar jointed rock formations (Jusangjeollidae) that we had just seen before coming to Andeok Valley (안덕계곡).
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
On our way out...
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
A bench to rest those tired feet ^^
Andeok Valley (안덕계곡)
A harubang

The next stop was a temple (can't really remember the name) with a fantastic sea (over)view!

Andeok Valley

Address: Gamsandong-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Phone: 82-64-760-3942

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