Category Archives: Sea

Downtown Incheon

Incheon is the 3rd largest city in South Korea by population, and part of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. Since it’s only a little more than an hour away from Seoul by commuter train Incheon Port may not be quite as … Continue reading

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So-Muuido, My Last Full Day in South Korea

I decided to spent my very last full day in South Korea (i.e. the day before my departure) visiting the island Muuido and, in particular, its companion, the tiny little So-Muuido. Muuido / So-Muuido are two of the many West … Continue reading

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Bomun-sa, Seongmodo’s Temple of Having Sons

Just to the west of Ganghwa Island is another, smaller island, Seongmodo. Ganghwa is connected to the mainland by bridge, but Seongmodo is not connected to anywhere by bridge. Therefore, one goes to Seongmodo by taking a ferry from Ganghwa. … Continue reading

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Trains and Intercity Transit in South Korea, Part 2

The one heavily used interregional passenger rail line in South Korea is the line running from Seoul to Busan. Not only does it go from Seoul/Incheon to Busan, it also stops in Daejeon and Daegu, which means a single train … Continue reading

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Suncheon Bay

There are five great areas of tidal flats (a.k.a mudflats) in the world, and one of them is the southwest coast of South Korea. I visited Suncheon Bay, which is the largest tidal flat in South Korea, and the 5th … Continue reading

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Sanbangsan, the Cliff Sitting on Jeju’s Coast

The dramatic landmark jutting out on the southwestern tip of Jeju Island is Sanbangsan. I started at Hwasun Beach, and walked along Jeju Olle Route #10. It turns out that the southern coast of Jeju Island does have a little … Continue reading

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The Coast of Jungmun – Jusangjeollidea

I visited Jusangjeollidea, the famous formation of rocks along the coast of Jungmun. I’ve seen these type of hexagonal basalt columns before – in the Penghu Archipelago in Taiwan, in the Sai Kung peninsula in Hong Kong – but I … Continue reading

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