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Dangcheomuldonggul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (당처물동굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])

  • Dangcheomuldonggul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (당처물동굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
* Closed to general public; visits allowed for academic research purposes only.
Woljeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
제주특별자치도 제주시 구좌읍 월정리 1457외 4필
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    Dangcheomuldonggul Cave (당처물동굴), located in Jeju, is a lava tube estimated to have been formed some 320,000 years ago due to volcanic activity; it is located some 3km underground. With no entrance as such, the cave is not open to the general public and thus its original form remains preserved to this day, giving it a high geological value.

    Although the Dangcheomuldonggul Cave is technically a lava tube, it resembles a limestone cave due to the secondary geological formations that have been formed by lime substances that have accumulated in the ground above the tube. The tunnel has a spectacular and mystical beauty with countless stalactites and stalagmites, as well as stalactite columns. The particularly thin stalactites and stalactic columns in this cave are well-known for their uniqueness and beauty. Although this is a relatively small lava tunnel, its exotic colors and the richness of the secondary topological formations make it extraordinary in terms of research value. This cave has been designated natural monument.

    ※ Geomunoreum Lava Tube System includes Bengdwigul, Manjanggul Cave, Gimnyeonggul, Yongcheondonggul and Dangcheomuldonggul, which have been designated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites.


    Current Status
    UNESCO World Heritage / Natural Monument No. 384 (Designated on December 30, 1996)

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