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Geolseoak Oreum

The cool scenery of Harye-ri Village includes Beomseom and Seopseom islets at a glance

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393 Harye-ro, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo

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걸서악오름
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걸서악오름
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Geolseoak Oreum


Located behind Harye 1(il)-ri, in Namwon-eup, Seogwipo, Geolseo Oreum is a volcanic cone with Hyodoncheon Stream running parallel to the foot of its the southern slope. You can reach the foot of Donggeolse Oreum by starting at Hyoryegyo Bridge on the Ilju Road at the entrance to Harye Village, and then proceeding along Hyodoncheon Stream. 

 

This oreum consists of two cone-shaped volcanic cones and residents call the southwestern peak Seogeolseo and the northeastern peak Donggeolseo. Seogeolseo forms steep slopes because Hyoryecheon Stream runs parallel to it, while the slopes of Donggeolseo are gentle. Citrus farms have been developed from the base of Geolseoak Oreum to the half point, excluding some forest areas. In the 1960s, the region was used as a quarry to produce tombstones but now only traces remain. 

 

Origin and Etymology of Volcanic Cone’s Name: Geolseoak Oreum got its name because its shape is similar to a latch that is used to lock doors. It is written as Geolseoak in Chinese characters after borrowing the pronunciation of Chinese characters for Geolseoak Oreum. The name means a cone that is located between two valleys. “Geol” means “stream” in the old tongue while “Seo” means between in the Jeju language. Simply put, Geolseoak Oreum means a volcanic cone that is located between Hyodoncheon Stream in the west and Haryecheon Stream to the east.