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Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)

  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
  • Oido Island (Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)
Address
175, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 시흥시 오이도로 175 (정왕동)
Type
Seasides/ Beaches/ Islands
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-310-2332,
+82-31-2901~4
Homepage
www.siheung.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Ecological Culture Exploration Site on Oido Island in Siheung is abundant in natural resources and historic relics dating back to the prehistoric era. The name of Oido refers to its shape resembling the ears of a crow. Shell mounds are scatted across the island, with the scale of the shell mounds being the largest along the west coast, making this island loved by many tourists. In addition, these shell mounds are the only relics that give any information about exchanges between Korea’s Neolithic populations. They show evidence of exchanges between the northern and southern populations that inhabited the peninsula and larger continent, and how the coastal environment along the west coast changed during the Neolithic Age.

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 441

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Duration
    At least 1 hr

    Tour Course Information
    Hiking Trail (approx. 1 hr - 2.2 km)
    Hwangsaebawi-gil - Tree of Life - Red Lighthouse - Sunset Song Observatory - Hamsang Observatory Deck

    Baedari Dock - Oido Village Baedari Dock - To Deoksem Island

    Half-day Course
    Red Lighthouse - Mud flat / Arts & Crafts Activities - Hamsang Observatory Deck

    Mountainside Ocean Course (approx. 1 hr 40 min - 6 km)
    Oido Station - Okgu Park - Hwangsaebawi-gil - Tree of Life - Red Lighthouse

    Film Locations
    MBC drama "Foxy Lady!" (2006)
    KBS drama "Queen of Mystery" (2017)

    Activity Information
    [Mud Flat Activities]
    Availability varies depending on mud flat and weatehr conditions / Inquiries: +82-31-319-0205)
    - Clam digging (Basket and hoe provided / one each per person)
       Fee: Children 5,000 won / Adults 7,000 won

    - Mud flat sledding (limited to elementary students and younger)
       Fee: 1,000 won

    [Hamsang Observatory Deck Activities]
    - Location: Oido Hamsang Observatory Deck
    - Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00 (closed Mondays)
    - Fee: 2,000~5,000 won per person
    - Activities: Arts and crafts
    - Inquiries: +82-10-9666-6865

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    Hwangsaebawi-gil, Tree of Life Observatory Deck, Sunset Song Observatory Deck, Hamsang Observatory Deck

    Facility Utilization Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    [Less than 2 hours]
    500 won for first 30 minutes; 200 won for every additional 10 minutes

    [Over 2 hours] 300 won for every 10 minutes

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Guided tour available for group reservations (10 people or more)
    - English only
    - Reservation required at least 7 days in advance before visiting
    - Inquiries: Siheung-si Tourism Dept. +82-31-310-2903

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