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Hongdo Island (Gatbawi)

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  • Natural Tour
    Islands
  • Phone
    061 - 240 - 8356
  • Address
    Hongdo-ri Heuksan-myeon Sinan-gun Je
Summary Info

This island is named Hongdo as the whole island looks red in the setting sun. It consists of a caterpillar-shaped main island and 20 associated islands. Its north is connected with the south by a narrow strip of ground named Daemok. It is made of quartzite rock, has various legends associated with it, and its uniquely-shaped rocks and cliffs make incredibly wonderful scenery. As the blue sea goes well with the deep forest, it is called Sogeumgang of the south sea and its clear transparent water shows a fantastic view of what's underwater. As Hongdo is a famous habitat of sickle neofinetia, has 540 kinds of rare plants, and 231 kinds of animals and insects, the island is Natural Monument #170(declared on April 7, 1965) and Dadohae became a National Marine Park in 1981. Because of this the collection of stones or grass as well as access to the mountains is prohibited on this island. (Enforced by the police - since April 28, 1998 and a fine of 100,000 won is imposed on any violation according to article 47 of Natural Park Law) Hongdo consists of two islands: There are villages too. Village 1 has a 1200m long and 100m wide beach and village 2 has a beautiful light house. Accommodations are available both in the two villages and boats are used. The essence of Hongdo tour is Hongdo's 10 sceneries and Hongdo's 33 scenic beauties. A cruise boat is used for sightseeing of the following the rocks: Nammunbawi, Silgeumrigul, Seokhwagul, Topseom, Manmulsang, Selpeunyeo, seven sibling's rock, and couple tower. Uniquely-shaped rocks and densely growing trees between them have a mysterious beauty and yellow day lilies and red camellias covering the island are another wonderful scene. The setting sun's glow must also be mentioned as a beauty of this island. Groups of islands which are scattered like dots in the west sea are considered part of Hongdo's superb view. To enjoy the view which is called Hongdo's Nakjo, you should take a cruise boat. Most Hongdo people depend on income from tourism and fishing. Local specialties are ear shells, sea cucumbers, anchovies, sea bass, dried cuttlefish, different kinds of sea weed, and laver which have a good high quality taste.

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