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Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)

  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)
  • Homigot Sunrise Square (호미곶 해맞이광장)

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20, Haemaji-ro 150beon-gil, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 포항시 남구 호미곶면 해맞이로150번길 20
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  • Information
    Introduction
    Homigot is located at the easternmost end of the Korean peninsula, in what is thought to be the tail of the tiger based on Korean peninsula geography. When Kim Jeongho made the Daedongyeojido Map, he visited this place seven times to confirm this area is in fact the easternmost part of Korea. Following the resources of Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, the sunrise time of Homigot is at 7:32 am, making it the earliest sunrise in Korea since January 1, 1999. Homigot Sunrise Festival was held here for the first time during the period from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000 as a national festival. Also, there are other tourism spots including Homigot Lighthouse, established in 1908 and Korea’s largest scale, Lighthouse Museum, Monument to Commemorate Lee Yuk-sa’s Patriotism, and Daebo Seawater Bath, using pure seawater of Donghae ocean.

    Sunrise Plaza was the venue for the nationally designated sunrise festival in 2000 and 2001, and a sunrise festival is held annually in the area. When completed, Homigot Tourism Complex and Homigot Specializing Ocean Leisure Complex will be the largest tourism complex in the eastern coast district including an ocean aquarium, Ocean Ecological Park, Youth Training Culture Facilities, beach dome, and accommodation facilities like tourism hotel, condominium, and other various stores as well.

    Sangsaeng’s Hand, a two-part bronze sculpture shaped like a pair of hands, was constructed in December 1999 after starting the construction work in June. It is a signature symbol of the sunrise festival. The left hand is on the land and the right hand is in the ocean. It was built to give the message that all people are living together by helping one another like Sangsaeng, meaning coexistence in Korean. The base of the platform is an image of the sun and its two round rings refer to harmony. These two hands have memorial sprits of reconciliation and coexistence for celebrating a new millennium.

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    Handicap parking free

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