Seonim Bridge

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Coordinates: 33°15′06″N 126°25′00″E / 33.251609°N 126.416802°E / 33.251609; 126.416802

Seonim Bridge
Seonimgyo Bridge.jpg
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSeonimgyo

Seonimgyo Bridge is an arch bridge on Jeju Island over Cheonjeyeon Waterfall that has seven nymphs carved on both sides.[1][2] It crosses from east to west over the stream between the second and third tiers of Cheonjeyeon waterfall.[3] The bridge is also called Chilseonyeogyo (칠선녀교) or Seven Nymphs Bridge.[2] The nymphs symbolize the Korean legend of the descent of seven beautiful nymphs from heaven at night.[1] Seonimgyo Bridge is the first bridge with Ojakgyo (오작교) design in the region.[4] It was completed in 1984, and cost the Korea Tourism Organization about 400 million won to construct.[5] There is a fee for tourists who use the bridge.[5] There are 100 guard rails and 34 stone lanterns which light up at night.[4] On the bridge's steel columns, there are 14 nymphs, 7 on each side with each nymph about 20 m in length.[3] All the nymphs are playing their own musical instruments.[4]

Seonimgyo Bridge

Seonimgyo Bridge is 128 m (420 ft) in length, 78 m (256 ft) in height, 4 m (13 ft) in width, and 230 tons in weight.[3][5]

Entrance to Seonimgyo Bridge

It is a tourist attraction on Jeju-do.[5] The bridge connects Cheonjeyeon with the Jungmun Tourist Complex,[3][2] and is intended for pedestrian use.


  1. ^ a b Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee (24 May 2010). Frommer's South Korea. Frommer's. p. 401. ISBN 978-0-470-59154-3. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Official Site of Korea Tourism Org.: Cheonjeyeon Falls". Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Site of Korea Tourism Org.: Tourism Facilities". Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "선임교". Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d "건너든 말든 이용료는 내시오". 한라일보. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2011.