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Bengdwigul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (제주 선흘리 벵뒤굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])

  • Bengdwigul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (제주 선흘리 벵뒤굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
  • Bengdwigul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (제주 선흘리 벵뒤굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
  • Bengdwigul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (제주 선흘리 벵뒤굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
  • Bengdwigul Cave [UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site] (제주 선흘리 벵뒤굴 [유네스코 세계자연유산])
Notices
* Closed to general public; visits allowed for academic research purposes only.
Address
365, Seonheul-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju Special Self-governing Province Jeju-si
제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 선흘리 365번지 등
Type
Lakes/ Rivers/ Caves
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-1600-0064
Homepage
www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction

    With a total length of 4,481m, Bengdwigul Cave (벵뒤굴) is shaped like a maze and is one of the most complex structures of a lava tube in the world. For geologists, this cave is invaluable since it demonstrates how lava continuously flowed over the surface of the ground and the complex route it took to eventually form a tube deep underground. Created particularly close to the earth’s surface, this cave has a number of entrance holes throughout the length of its tunnel, however it is closed to the general public. Inside, the complex structure of the cave unfolds in the form of double-tiered or triple-tiered rooms. A range of lava formations such as lava columns and lava bridges have developed inside this mystical tube. This cave is a registered as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.



    Telephone
    +82-1600-0064

    Current Status
    UNESCO World Heritage / Natural Monument No. 490 (Designated on January 15, 2008)

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