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Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)

  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
  • Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)
Address
149, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 목포시 남농로 149 (용해동)
Type
Rare Animals/ Plants/Spectacular Cliffs & Rock Formations
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-270-8598
Homepage
tour.mokpo.go.kr (Korean only)
www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located on the coast of Yonghae-dong in Mokpo, Gatbawi is a natural sandstone and tafoni formation near the mouth of the Yeongsangang River, where freshwater runs into the sea. Gatbawi is named after its shape, which is said to look like two men wearing traditional Korean hats called “gat” (“bawi” meaning “rock”). The rock is actually made of two individual formations: one measuring 8 meters tall and one 6 meters tall. Valued not only for its aesthetics, Gatbawi Rock is of high geological value as a “natural sculpture” that was formed as a result of years of weathering. The rock formation was officially recognized as Natural Monument No. 500 on April 27, 2009.

    Current Status
    [Gatbawi Sea Cliff and Tafoni] Natural Monument No. 500 (Designated on April 27, 2009)

    Operating Hours
    [Gatbawi Rock Coastal Walkway]
    Summer 05:00-24:00
    Winter 05:00-23:00
    * Access may be restricted on days of typhoon, heavy rain, heavy snow, fogs or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

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