Dragon Head Rock in Jeju City, South Korea - Encircle Photos

12 Dragon Head Rock in Jeju City, South Korea

Dragon represents different things in different cultures. To some, they are terrifying and menacing. To others, they mean imperial power. In Korean folklore, the yong is benevolent. The creature lives in the sea or deep ponds and is a master over rainfall. At Jeju City, this dragon’s name is Yongduam. Translated to mean Dragon Head Rock, this coastal formation was born by a volcanic eruption two million years ago. After the lava cooled and solidified, it was carved into a 33 by 67 foot dragon by millenniums of pounding waves. Or you can believe this was the dragon Yimugi who was slayed by the God of Mount Hallasan and then petrified along the shore.

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15 Yongduam-gil, Yongdam 2(i)-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do, South Korea

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