Jeju Island will amaze you with its beauty. The harmony of the mountains, ocean, the smaller islands, and the beautiful beaches- all unique with different sand colors and different hues of water- make Jeju an amazing travel destination. The mysteries that you will discover in Jeju are endless and every time you visit, there will be more secrets to unlock and more places to experience.
Samda: Three Abundance (Rocks, Wind, Women)

"Three abundance" is a famous term that characterizes the three things which are abundant on Jeju. They are Seokda (rocks), Pungda (wind), and Yeoda (women). That's why they call Jeju Samdado: the island of three abundance. Seokda originated from the Mt. Halla volcanic activity of the past. People had to cultivate the land through a long process of clearing away the numerous rocks covering the land and then form the inlets for irrigation, then construct the walls for protection against wind. Seokda, tells of the harsh surroundings of Jeju. Jeju is located in the path of typhoons, so the islanders had to fight against the sea. The effect of Pungda and Seokda shows in Jeju life styles. Two examples are the thatched roofs of Jeju which are tied up with straw rope, and the fields surrounded by stone walls. Yeoda originated from the fact that most men of Jeju were lost at sea, which made women larger in number. Also, women had to come out to the fields with men due to the Jeju's living environment being harsh. Yeoda is a comment on population statistics, but moreover it is a metaphor for the diligent women of Jeju. The famous women-divers who fight against wild waves to catch fish are the very symbol of Jeju.

Sammu: Three Non-Existence (Thief, Gate, Beggar)

Sammu is the term meaning there are no thieves, gates or beggars on Jeju. From the old days, Islanders have made "diligence, thrift, interdependence" their virtues in order to pioneer the rough and harsh surroundings. So they didn't steal or beg, which led to the condition of having no use for fences or gates. Also, all the inhabitants were the descendants of Tamna, scholars who were banished due to their great will to keep their principles. Therefore they all valued their honor highly. They also knew everything about each other, which prohibited them from doing anything bad or dishonorable. So islanders led diligent, thrifty, and interdependent lives. They didn't need barriers. They only needed to leave a long log at the entrance of their homes to let the others know that the owner was out.

'Dolharubang' means 'Stone Grandfather'

A Dolharubang is a statue sculpted out of volcanic rock from Jeju that looks somewhat like a man or spirit guardian. Dolharubangs are found all over the island and come in all sizes, from ones that can be placed on one's desk to those larger than a human. Superstition says that touching its nose helps women give birth to a boy. So, many honeymooning couples can be seen lining up to do just so, each standing to either side to have their pictures taken with their hands on its nose.

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