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Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)

  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
  • Mulgeon Windbreak Forest (남해 물건리 방조어부림)
Address
Mulgeon-ri, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 남해군 삼동면 물건리
Type
Ecological Tourist Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-860-8605
Homepage
tour.namhae.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Namhae in Gyeongsangnam-do, with coastal lines stretching over 302 kilometers, is surrounded by 70 beautiful islands. The Windbreak Forest in Mulgeon-ri has protected Namhae from gusty winds and ferocious waves and provided abundant fish for 300 years.

    Resembling the crescent moon, the spacious forest (23,438 ㎡) along the seashore is owned by the community of Mulgeon-ri. It stretches over 1.5 kilometers with a width of 30 meters; there are over 2,000 trees that create canopies with heights varying from 10 to 15 meters. The forest boasts over 100 different species of trees — from hackberries to oaks, zelkovas, fringe trees, muku trees, and silver magnolias. All in all, 10,000 trees create the feeling of being in an ancient forest, deep in the mountains.

    The forest was built by people in nearby villages 300 years ago in order to control winds and waves. From above, elegant curvilinear coastal lines are enveloped by lush trees of the forest, serving as a protection against the Namhae sea. Mulgeon-ri is divided into two areas: the port with a lighthouse, and farmlands, with the forest in between the two. From German Village in Namhae, scenic overlooks provide sweeping views of Mulgeon-ri, the forest, and the port.

    The forest is called a variety of names; it is called Bangpungrim (Windbreak Forest) because it protects villages from gusty winds; Eoburim (Fish shelter Forest) because its lush trees attract schools of fish; and Bangjorim (Waterbreak Forest) because it lessens the severity of waves and tides.

    Home to German Village, Mulgeon-ri faces eastward. Naturally, it is a great spot to see the sunrise and sunset. While Jeongdongjin is renowned for its splendid sunrise on the East Coast, Mulgeon-ri shares the acclaim on the South Coast, attracting thousands of visitors at the dawn of every New Year.

    Current Status
    Natural Monument No.150 (Designated December 7, 1962)

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