[This article is written by a JDC Junior Journalist. The JDC Junior Journalist program is an educational project sponsored by Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC). JDC Junior Journalist articles are only briefly edited by mentors before publishing.]
On May 3, 2014 the Junior Journalist visit Samsunghyeol to interview visitors from various cities in South Korea, such as Busan, Gangwando, and Seoul.
Samsunghyeol is one of the tourist spots in Jeju. In a famous legend, 4300 years ago three people with the first names Ko, Yang, and Bu were born. They married with 3 princess who were from Beouk-Rang-Gook. The Princess brought seeds and horses that developed their life.
Today, near the three holes, there are lots of trees that have lasted for more than 100 years.The branches are special, because they all grow in different ways. And even though lots of rain and snow comes each year, in Samsunghyeol it never gets piled up.
Yang Youngbum, a man who works in Samsunhyeol, told the interviewers that if someone wants to work in Samsunghyeol, their family name should be Go,Yang, or Bu. This is an interesting fact that many people don’t know!
A man named Lee Eunbin was visiting Jeju for his business. “Jeju is peaceful and cool. I think it’s good.” When we asked him what should be done to make Jeju more international he added that “The price was a little higher than I expected. So I think they need to stabilize prices.”
A 47 years old woman named Jung Jinhyun said “Jeju has good sights to see and delicious foods.” She added, “But Jeju need more attractions to become more international. This is my 5th time visiting Jeju with my family, but we go to same places again and again.”
Next, we interviewed two women named, Park Sawin and Jo Yehsel. “Jeju is so beautiful and I think we’re so lucky to have this beautiful place in out country. But they need more public relations to make Jeju international.”
Ahn Jounggeun, a visitor from Busan told then journalists, “I visited Jeju when I was young and again now. Jeju is magical and fun always.” He added that “ We need to preserve the nature in Jeju to make Jeju more international."
It is important for Jeju Island to make more attractions but also to preserve the natureso that in the future people will come to Jeju and enjoy nature and fresh air. Come to Jeju and find out Samsunghyeol’s amazing history.
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