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Gaudo Island (가우도)

  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
  • Gaudo Island (가우도)
Address
473, Wolgot-ro, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 강진군 도암면 월곶로 473 (도암면)
Type
Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-430-3311
Homepage
www.gaudo.co (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gaudo Island is the only populated island of the eight islands in Gangjinman Bay. It used to be part of Daegu-myeon until 1789 but later changed to Boam-myeon and is currently part of Doam-myeon since 1914 due to reorganization of administration. The name comes from its appearance in relation to Boeunsan Mountain in Ganjin-eup, which looks like a cow’s head. The whole island resembles a cow’s meonge (멍에; curved stick around cow’s neck used to drag farming tool) so the island became to be called Gaudo Island (Ga: Meonge in Chinese characters).

    From Gaudo Island, Gangjinman Bay and uninhabited island can be seen in all directions. The coastal scenery is stunning and varied natural tourism resources grow here such as the silver magnolia, cypress colony, and Japanese black pines. Visitors can walk to the island from the mainland via a suspension bridge. When arriving to the island, a 2.5km long ecological exploring road along the mountain and coast is available. Also, fishing park which has various kinds of fishes is located in the spot where visitors can overlook at beautiful scenery of Gangjinman Bay. At the top of the island, visitors can enjoy a zip track which is an eco-friendly leisure facility, starting from Cheongja Tower (25m high).

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Hiking Course
    Hamggehae-gil (approx. 2.5km / 1hr 30 min)

    Areas Open to the Public
    Jeodu Bridge: 438m / approx. 10 min walk
    Mangho Bridge: 716m / approx. 15 min walk

    Activity Information
    [Gaudo Island Zip Track]
    Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (total 15 min / 14 min of safety training + 1 min. of riding)
    Fee: Individuals 25,000 won / Groups 18,000 won / Students 17,000 won / Groups of students 15,000 won
    * Groups of 20 people or more

    Restrooms
    Available

    Available Facilities
    [Infrastructure]
    Cheongja Tower, fishing park, suspension bridge, etc.

    [Convenient Facility]
    Two restrooms, two supermarkets, etc.

    Pets
    Permitted (Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after their pets.)

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