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Min Oreum (Bonggae-dong)

Admire the Scenery of Wild Flowers Every Spring at Bonggae Min Oreum Volcanic Cone

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민오름(봉개동)
민오름(봉개동)


The volcanic cone has a horseshoe-shaped crater that opens to the northeast. The eroded parts of the crater are well preserved, and make it look like the protruding tongue of a cow. The inner slope of the crater’s main peak shows traits of a funnel-shaped crater with a depth of approximately 70m. The interior of the horseshoe-shaped crater is covered by overgrown thickets, while all sides of the volcanic cone are covered in a lush natural forest. Though some hold that the volcanic cone is called ‘Min Oreum Volcanic Cone’ due to its lack of trees, it is currently covered in a crowded natural forest. On the other hand, it is said that the name ‘Munye Oreum Volcanic Cone’ comes from the fact that the three-cornered mountain head resembled a ‘nun's headgear’, with ‘Min Oreum Volcanic Cone’ being written as ‘Minak’ in Chinese characters. A ‘nun's headgear’ is a hat for Buddhist nuns made from the mistletoe of pine trees, and refers to the conical hat worn by Jeju shamans. This refers to the fact that the volcanic cone was a bare mountain in the old days. While this volcanic cone is called ‘Min Oreum Volcanic Cone’, the Min Oreum Volcanic Cone in Ora-dong is called ‘Jokeunmin Oreum Volcanic Cone.’


민오름(봉개동)
민오름(봉개동)