Mundong Waterfall is a small adventure trek perfect for a family picnic or weekend gateway. It is around half an hour’s drive from Gohyeon & 10 minutes drive from Okpo. Last weekend we decided to explore a natural spot around the Geoje area which is not very crowded yet offered a good view. We zeroed in on Mundong Recreational Area. It has a small lake & a waterfall in the vicinity.
If you visit this place around the first week of April, you will find beautiful Cherry Blossom trees all around covered with pale pink flowers. We went to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. In a week the cheery blossom flowers get withered. Maybe we will have to wait until next year to see this place decorated with the beautiful flower :)
From the main road, you will have to drive towards the location which is around 2 km. You will reach the parking lot. From there its another half a kilometer walk to the waterfall. Its a well constructed, easy-to-walk path. You will not get tired walking around here.
You will be following the stream on one side. It makes a pretty sight. The area is lush green, clean & soothing.
There are benches & platforms installed where you can relax or have lunch .
The site is perfect for a camping as well, so I thought . But camping is prohibited in this area.
On reaching the main waterfall, you would definitely love the serenity of the place.Its a small waterfall . There is no much anything else. But I prefer such cozy places filled with natural beauty & away from hullabaloo of city life.
I love the water. For me, a perfect spot is where there is a water body nearby. This place perfectly fits in the definition. Its neither steep or dangerous for the kids. We can sit & relax while the kids may play around.
Ths first I did on reaching there was to soak in my feet in the icy cold water of the fall. It felt so nice & refreshing. Had it been little warmer, I would have definitely taken a dip ;)
You can spend a good 3-4 hours in this area. Have lunch, click some pics, go fishing ( although I didn’t see a single fish but people were still carrying fishing equipment nevertheless :D )
Planning for a weekend trip to the beach, check this – Beautiful Gujora Beach Geoje
While returning we stopped at a small cafe Soo:p Store at the parking lot for a hot cuppa. It was nice & cozy. the lady at the counter was so cheerful & graciously posed for the pictures. I love Korean people. Ever smiling :)
You can have a nice cup of coffee with freshly baked bread & sandwiches. Even packaged snacks are available. The ambiance is delightful. I recommend, instead of sitting inside, go out on the sun deck. Enjoy the view, stream flowing near by. Soak in the fresh air. Could you ask for more?
The lake is on the way. A small picturesque water body with a cute cafe. You will feel like spending rest of your life there. Small houses are lined at the shore.
Curvy roads with cherry blossom & English rose bushes both the sides. The air smells so fresh & fragrant. If you are in Geoje, Mundong waterfall is a must visit place.
Meanwhile I leave you with some more pictures from our family fun Trip
My daughter enjoyed the most. She loves outdoors & nature & always excited to explore a new place with me. :)
All of us at the water fall
Hope you enjoyed the photo trip of Mundong Waterfall with me. Signing off with a selfie ;)
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