|Somaemuldo Island (소매물도 등대)|
|A short, hour-long ferry ride from Tongyeong Port will take you to the best attraction of Hallyeo Maritime National Park, Somaemuldo Island. Located at the end of the Korean Peninsula, the island is well known for its oddly shaped rocks of the coast cliffs, the clear and blue sea, the beautiful Deungdaesum Island, which is often shown in movies and commercials.
Passing through the 500~600-year-old camelli woods for 30 min from the pier at Somaemuldo Island, you will get to Mangtaebong Peak, the top of the island. The peak is a natural observatory to enjoy the many islands of Tongyeong and Geoje Haeguemgang River. The view of Deungdaesum Island is indescribably beautiful. Somaemuldo Island is also one of the best tourist sites toward the end of the year because of the magnificent view of the sunset and sunrise.
The highlight of Somaemuldo Island is Deungdaesum Island, also called 'Haegeumdo.' This island is so small that it takes only 20 min to walk around. The white lighthouse on the hill and green grass make for romantic scenery. The lighthouse, which is the only facility on the island, was bulit by Japan during the Japanese Colonial Period (1910-1945). The 150-meter waterway from Somaemuldo Island to Deungdaesum Island is where the miracle of Moses takes place. Two islands are connected with a gravel road twice a day when the tides ebb. Deungdaesum Island, covered with wild camomiles from late October to early November, is especially fantastic.
|● Tongyeong → Somaemuldo Island
1. By Excursion Ferry
At Tongyeong Intercity Bus Terminal take a bus bound for Donam-dong → Get off at Ferry Terminal → Take the ferry to the island (Haegeumgang - Maemuldo - Jeseungdang / 4 hours and 10 minute ride).
Taxi takes 10 minutes from Tongyeong Intercity Bus Terminal to Ferry Terminal.
Inquiries: +82-55-645-2307, +82-55-646-2307 (Check the schedule in advance)
Summer season 9 a.m.~6 p.m./ one hour interval
Winter season 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
-Admission fee: Adult- 19,500 won/Children- 13,000 won/Group more than 25 persons- 18,000 won
2. By Passenger Ship
At Tongyeong Intercity Bus Terminal take a bus bound for Donam-dong or Bongpyeong-dong →Get off at Seoho-dong Beach Hotel -> Walk for 5 min to Ferry Terminal -> Take the ferry to the island (7 a.m., 2p.m./ Weekends 7a.m.,
11p.m., 2 p.m. / 1 hour ride).
Taxi takes 25 minutes from Tongyeong Intercity Bus Terminal to Ferry Terminal.
Inquiries: +82-55-645-3717 (Check the schedule in advance)
Fee: One way-Adult 13,200 won/ Middle, High school student 12,000 won / Child 6,600 won
Groups over 20 or more persons : Adult 12,000 won / Middle, High school students 10,800 won
* Koryo Gaebal Co. Ltd : http://nmmd.co.kr/(Korean)
One hour and 20 minute ride from the dock to Somaemuldo Island.
* Check in advance before leave. (Inquiries : +82-55-645-3717)