Seonimgyo Bridge ( Chilseonyeogyo,  Seven Nymphs Bridge ) (선임교)

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  • Seonimgyo Bridge is an arch bridge on Jeju Island over Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. It crosses from east to west over the stream between the second and third tiers of Cheonjeyeon water fall. The bridge is also called Chilseongyeogyo or Seven Nymphs Bridge. THe nymphs symbolize the Korean legend of the descent o seven beautiful nymphs from heaven at night. Seonimgyo Bridge is the first bridge with Ojakgyo design in the region. It was completed in 1984, and cost the Korean Tourism Organization about 400 million won to construct. There is a fee for tourists who use the bridge. There are 100 guard rails and 34 stone lanterns which light up at night. On the bridge’s steel colums, there are 14 nymphs, 7 on each side with each nymph about 20 m in length. All the nymphs are playing their own musical instruments.

     

     

     

     

     

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