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Friday, July 3, 2009

Mysterious Road in Jeju Island, Korea


Mysterious Road - something you might not seen before:
a road where your car is literally rolling uphill!!!


The mysterious road is about 7km from Jeju International Airport
and was called "Mysterious Road" because when a car in neutral
(
N Gear), will moves uphill instead of downhill (appear to roll
uphill rather than downhill) It was first discovered in 1980 by a
taxi driver who was giving a driving tour to the newlywed couple.

(During our tour to Jeju Island -Mysterious Road, the tour guide
told us
another version of this story. According to her, the taxi
driver park his
car on Neutral -Gear and went to release (pee)
behind the bushes/tree.
To his surprise, when he came back to
discovered his car disappeared >...has rolled uphill :D
)

Today, it is visited by many tourist who want to experience the
unusual natural force. There are also many empty bottles along
the road, try to roll it, the bottle will roll uphill instead of downhill.
Or try running upward the road, you will find it easier than
running downward.


Have a look at the attached you-tube courtesy of other travellers.










27 comments:

Merryn said...

i dun get it! all i see is a car going backwards.. my SIL went thru this road too.. she explained but i dun get it.. guess i have to BE there to get it huh?

Iriene said...

Merryn > Nothing like experiencing it yourself. I also can't appreciate much from the You-Tube. But cars, busses, lorry - all can move uphill by itself when on Neutral (Gear Free)
at this Mysterious Road.
Btw, SIL means? I dungu sikit, lol!

Johnny Ong said...

SIL - son in law .... hehe

maybe weird magnetic force on that road.....

MeRy said...

Such weird thing.

Mommy and Daddy said...

I know about this road from TV prog too. It is a weird phenomenon.

You went for a trip?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I know about this road from TV prog too. It is a weird phenomenon.

You went for a trip?

iriene said...

Mommy & Daddy, Sarah's Daddy & Mommy > Tks for ur comment. Yes, we went there during CNY 2007. Everland (Theme Park) during CNY also fun, hv cultural performance. They follow the theme of the season like Chrismas, Spring, Autum etc. Shld plan a trip there when H!N1 over & gone... Food... some people like some people don't but we all enjoy it very much. We went to Korea twice..2006 & 2007, just love it, don't mind go again, perhaps autumn, haven't been to autum... :D

Family of Four said...

This is the first time I have heard about the road. It defies the law of gravity.

I think Newton is turning in his grave!

Blackswan said...

Thks for your lovely comment @ http://luxuryhaven.blogspot.com! U've a great blog too :)

Been to this "attraction" with my family & we were amazed too. Hard to define the underlying principles...

Have a nice weekend!

aslina said...

against physics` law?

Lawrence said...

weird. Mayb should go there to see it by myself next time. lolz.

Mummy Gwen said...

Really?? That's so mysterious. I've never heard of this phenomenon b4..hehe

ChiaHoey said...

Hmm..Interesting...

Marion said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment :)
Yes,Korean Dramas are nice to watch, but i rarely get to watch TV T.T
Oh and yeah,real life love doesn't seem so perfect eh?
But it does in the beggining though ahah :D

Thats a weird road :P

Alvin Lim said...

huh tats weird....
gravity o sumthg ??

IHSAN KHAIRIR said...

I looked it up, apparently it's an optical illusion due to the lack of a true horizon and probably the angle of the trees and other roadside objects =)

iriene said...

Ihsan > Genius...
You r absolutely right... that is what the Korean Photographer who join the tour with us told me! That's why I mentioned in my post " appeared going uphill instead of downhill... 2 thumbs up for you! :D

Merryn said...

Johnny, SIL, sister in law..i'm not old enuf to get a Son In law.. i dun even have a daughter.. only a son! LOL...

amenwolf said...

Cool road.... I wonder what happens if you jump? Your body being pulled upward?

Lily said...

Droping by :)
maybe because of the gravity.

mech said...

This kind of weird. But really interesting. One day should visit there.

Of Tr@vels, 3nvironment and bl@bl@bl@ said...

wah..so keng?? uphill by itself..must visit lor

little prince's mummy said...

I went there few years back.. Unbelievable, but true, huh? hmm..

ShawnLiv said...

That really interesting and i do went there last year http://www.shawnliv.com/index.php/my-korea-autumn-discovery-jeju-island-part-36/

Francis said...

if it "appears" to go uphill,then how does water flow uphill?

Iriene said...

Hi Family of Four : You must see it to believe it! It is really fascinating :)

Iriene said...

Dear amenwolf, Lily, Mech, of Tr@vels, Little Price's mummy, ShawnLiv, Francis :-

Thanks for dropping by and those interesting comments. It is truly amazing, right :)