See the Incredible Cheonjeyeon Waterfalls

South Korea

Located on Jeju Island, the chilly torrents of Cheonjeyeon flow out of the ceiling of a cave. Tumbling down three tiers of cliffs and 73 meters, the water eventually flows out to the ocean. The rich forest environment around the falls is also noted for its rare plants, which thrive in tiny rock crevices.

The name Cheonjeyeon translates as “Pond of the Emperor of Heaven,” and according to legend, seven nymphs come down from heaven to bathe in the waterfall’s pond each night. On alternate (even) years, the Chilseonyeo (Seven Nymphs) Festival is held here in the month of May. What’s more, locals believe that standing under the falls waterfall on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month can cure diseases, however swimming in the falls’ pools is prohibited.

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