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Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))

  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
  • Yeonpyeongdo Island (연평도(대/소 연평도))
Address
3, Yeonpyeongjungang-ro 24beon-gil, Ongjin-gun, Incheon
인천광역시 옹진군 연평면 연평중앙로24번길 3 (연평면사무소)
Type
Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-899-3450
  • Information
    Introduction
    Yeonpyeongdo Island is a small island resided by fishing communities. Despite the tragic incident of November 2010 shelling from North Korea, this bucolic island offers many natural and cultural attractions.

    Island History
    The earliest known history of Socheongdo Island comes from Chungmin-sa Temple, which was built to commemorate the island's once abundant but now extinct fish species called Yellow corbina (Sciaenidae). This fish was related to the family of fish commonly called drums, croakers, or hardheads for the repetitive throbbing or drumming sounds they make. When the economy flourished thanks to profitable fishing, the Socheongdo port was congested with fishing boats, so much that it was said that one could cross from one island to the next by walking over boats. The species of fish is depleted, and the island remains as quiet with views of North Korea.

    In November 2010, Socheongdo Island was hit by the fatal shelling from North Korea that killed two civilians and two soldiers. In recent months, the island has made an attempt to recover its tourism industry and to develop security tourism by blending its newer military presence at tourist attractions.

    Telephone
    +82-32-899-3450

    Available Facilities
    Accommodations, restaurants, maritime and civilian police stations, post office, ATM machine, health clinic

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