In the distance you can see a bridge which connects to another uninhabited island. Apparently it was a rough hike so I didn't end up coming back here, even though I wanted to see it.
Unfortunately the highway has a dead end. So from from here we had to turn around. But there was lots to still see.
Beautiful coast line
The water is clear throughout the entire island. It looks turquoise here...
Group shot! The last picture before we made our way to the crater.
So we headed up very long windy roads to Nari Basin, which is the town in the crater. It is the only place on this island that has flat land. Also, this is supposedly the only inhabited volcanic crater in Asia! There are lots of farms and traditional houses here. They are well know for their wild herb bibimbap (rice dish with mushrooms, eggs, onions, other green veggies), which was actually pretty good!
This is a traditional house. When you look inside you can see the area where the kitchen used to be, which is about all you see in there.
There is a lot of scenic areas here because of all the mountains around the town
After we had lunch here we were given the option to go on a 4 hour hike or to go back to the hotel and have free time. Jung wanted to go hiking so Sarah and I went back to the hotel and decided to check out the pebble beach. When we got there we figured out it was really a boulder beach. The stones were so large you couldn't even lay on them. I was quite angry, I expected there to be a nice beach on this beautiful island! As you can see from this picture these are big rocks.
Although there was no sand to lay out on, there was a swimming pool that was not filled. So, we laid our towels on the pool side and laid there. The water was cool but it was a warm day to take a dip in the water.
After being at the "beach" for about 2 hrs, we decided to go back to our hotel. So we walked to the town about 15 minutes away to catch a taxi. On the way back we say this cute stream.
This is the view from the top of the hill. You have a better beach view.
This is a view of the town, which I came to already on day 2.
So this was the end of my Sunday. We had dinner at the hotel and after that it was the regular meet on the rooftop and drink with other people in our group.
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