Guide to Hallasan National Park on Jeju Island in South Korea

A local legend about the Yeongsil Trail in South Korea’s Hallasan National Park captivates visitors’ attention—even if it’s admittedly a bit macabre. The folk tale has many variations, but they more or less agree on the basics: a giant mother (referred to as Grandmother Seolmundae) with an enormous family—500 sons, to be exact—cooked up a …

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