The Treasure of Jeju Gotjawal
A forest that gives, it gives aplenty.
What is Gotjawal?
"Gotjawal" refers to an unmanned and unapproachable forest mixed with trees and bushes according to the Jeju Dialect Dictionary. Jeju locals have traditionally called any forest on rocky ground "Gotjawal" with “got” meaning a forest and “jawal” rocks or rubbles.The Gotjawal forest is also considered to have three important features such as "formation in rocky areas", "plants specific to this ecosystem", and "rain water penetrating to the groundwater aquifer".