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Jisimdo Island (지심도)

  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
  • Jisimdo Island (지심도)
Address
31-2, Jisimdo-gil, Irun-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
경상남도 거제시 일운면 지심도길 31-2
Type
Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-55-681-6007
Homepage
www.jisimdoro.com(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Located 1.5km away to the east side of Ilun-myeon, Geoje-si, Jisimdo Island is a very small island covering an area of just 0.338㎢ with a 3.5㎞ coast line. From Jangseungpohang Port, it takes approximately 15 minutes by ferry and visitors can tour the entire island within 2 hours.

    The name of the island comes from its appearance resembling the Chinese character ‘Sim (心).’ The island also houses more old camellia trees than any other island in the southern sea so that it was called ‘Dongbaek (camellia)’ Island.

    The camellia tree is common in southern area like Jeju and south cities which have relatively warm temperatures. Some areas have dense camellia forest with thousands and hundreds of trees. However, it is rarely to see something like Jisimdo Island, almost entirely covered with camellia trees. It looks like one big forest from afar. Thirty-seven species of plants including the silver magnolia, pine, camellia, Geoje Pungran (Sickle neofinetia) grow in the island, but camellia trees make up 60 to 70% of the whole area of the island. Because of this, other types of trees are not noticeable. Camellia flowers start blooming in early December and hold their petals until late April. Visitors can see the flower in blooming season for five months but the best time to see the flower is in March.

    The island is comprised of steep cliffs in a coastal area and plain mountain slopes in fields and private housing areas. Also, the roads are quite well-made even though it is a small island. Except for the concret road between the village and ferry dock, the rest of the roads are footpaths so visitors can see the whole island by leisurly strolling for 2 to 3 hours.

    * Area of Island: 0.36㎢

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