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Jeju Lava Seawater Complex

Composition of the complex
1. Lava Seawater Center, 2. Education, Research, and Exhibition Facilities, 3. Spa Facilities (Thalassotherapy), 4. Beverage Manufacturing, 5. Food Manufacturing, 6. Incense Products and Functional Products Manufacturing Large view of images
  1. 1Lava Seawater Center
    • Infrastructure support, development of industry-academia cooperation network, support of technological development, PR and marketing
  2. 2Education, Research, and Exhibition Facilities
    • Facilities for PR, display, sales, and education with regard to lava seawater and relevant products
  3. 3Spa Facilities (Thalassotherapy)
    • Medical and recreational facilities providing marine therapies, which are operated in line with the tourism industry
  4. 4Beverage Manufacturing
    • Production of potable salty ground water and functional beverages using lava seawater
  5. 5Food Manufacturing
    • Production of foods using lava seawater (salt-dried products, functional foods, etc.)
  6. 6Incense Products and Functional Products Manufacturing
    • Production of incense products and functional products using lava seawater

What is Lava Seawater?

Pure and Clean Water from the Pristine Jeju Sea
Lava seawater is a unique underground water resource of Jeju and contains rich minerals and nutritive salts with almost no organic material or pathogens. Creation of Jeju Island and Lava Seawater
Formation of the base of Jeju Island (1.6 million years ago), - Formation of primitive Jeju Island (0.6–1.6 million years ago), - Formation of coastal areas (300,000–600,000 years ago), - Formation of parasitic cones (25,000 years ago–present) Large view of images

Lava Seawater

Lava seawater is produced when seawater runs underground and is naturally filtered through volcanic bedrock. This water is a unique resource of Jeju and it contains rich minerals and nutritive salts with almost no organic material or pathogens.
퇴적층, 서귀포층, 담수지하수, 용암해수, 화산암반층 Large view of images
Lava Seawater and Deep Sea Water
Deep sea water collection involves significant costs for the installation and management of intake pipes since it is collected from the deep sea over more than 200m.
On the other hand, lava seawater is collected from underground sources, requiring less investment. Mineral ingredients from the volcanic bedrock can be utilized for multiple purposes.
용암해수의 취수, 해양심층수의 취수 Large view of images
Creation & Distribution of Lava Seawater
The eastern area of Jeju Island has volcanic bedrock through which seawater can easily run, which is why lava seawater is found mostly in east Jeju.
Please refer to the information below Large view of images

Industrial Utilization

Promotion of Jeju’s Creative Industries Utilizing Lava Seawater
Lava seawater, which contains healthy minerals such as natural calcium and magnesium, is likely to increase the value added of various products such as functional beverages and cosmetics.
  • Beverages
    • Potable salty ground water, functional beverages
    • Mixed beverages linked with local specialties
    • Isotonic beverages containing minerals
  • Cosmetics
    • Repair/functional lotions, creams, and gels
    • Bath and spa products
    • Cleaning agents (soaps, shampoos, etc.)
  • Foods
    • Functional foods such as calcium or magnesium supplements
    • Fermented beverages such as tofu and yogurt
    • Sauce using desalted water or concentrate
    • Alcoholic beverages (traditional liquor, soju, beer)
  • Materials
    • Tourism industry and experience education
    • Production of eco-friendly fruits and vegetables
    • Cultivation of marine organisms with high value added


  • Address : 2972-1 Handong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
  • Contact : 064-720-3092
  • Fax : 064-784-1715
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