The worth of water (September 2000).
(Please read this before you copy our photos or text.)

Cheju Island is volcanic and the whole place is made of basalt. Basalt is porous, so rainwater immediately soaks in. Fortunately, it comes out in springs. The springs, however, are down by the ocean. In the old days, this meant a fair bit of hauling.

We know this because of all the water carrier statues, or mulhobok, on Cheju. Here are a couple. The one on the left is located in Hallim Park, the other one near Chonji Waterfall.

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