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.