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Address
Geomun-ri, Samsan-myeon, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
전남 여수시 삼산면 거문리
Type
Islands
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-61-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-690-2607 (Korean)
Homepage
eng.yeosu.go.kr
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese,
French)
Introduction
Located approximately halfway between Yeosu-si City and Jeju Island, Geomundo Island is part of the Dadohae Maritime National Park. It is divided into Dongdo, Seodo, and Godo Islands, all of which offer scenic views of quaint towns and surrounding nature. Also, Geomundo is the access point for the famous Baekdo Island group, a spectacular array of uninhabited rock pinnacles attached with numerous legends.

Island History
Geomundo Island's history dates back to the bronze era with the discovery of a stone sword on one of the islands. Subsequent discoveries of coins from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) that were used for more than 700 years up to 621AD have also been found. Discoveries of celadon from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) have also been located on Geomundo’s islands.

Geomundo had been commonly known as Godo until the British sailors arrived on the island in 1885, and put claim to the island in order to construct a naval port to fight off the Russian fleets. They named it Port Hamilton. Soon, Admiral Jeong Yeochang came to Geomundo to challenge the audacity of the British, and, in turn, was struck by the high literacy level of the islanders. He recommended to the then ruler that the island be renamed ‘Geomun,’ meaning ‘great literacy.’ The British sailors eventually perished, but their graves can be found in a well-preserved cemetery on the island.
Opening date
All year round
Hiking Course
Geomundo Island has a number of short trails:
1) Geomundo Lighthouse: From Godo Island, cross Samhogyo Bridge, and head south along the Seodo Island shoreline. At the rocky spit that connects Seodo Island to Suwolsan Mountain, follow the evergreen forest trail for 1㎞ to arrive at Geomundo Lighthouse.
2) Borobong Peak: From Godo Island, cross Samhogyo Bridge, and head south along the Seodo Island shoreline. At the rocky spit that connects Seodo Island to Suwolsan Mountain, follow the mountain trail to arrive at Borobong Peak and Sinseonbawi Rock.
3) Noksan Lightouse: From Godo Island, cross Samhogyo Bridge, and head north along the Seodo Island shoreline. Walk for approximately 5㎞ past Deokchon-ri district, Byeonchon village, towards Seodo-ri district. Walk to the end of the Seodo-ri district, and follow the trail behind the Geomun Elementary School - Seodo Branch (거문초등학교 서도분교장) for 1㎞ to arrive at Noksan Lighthouse.
4) Godo Trail: Follow the trail behind the main Godo village to arrive at Hwayangbong Peak on Godo Island. The trail also leads east towards the dock.
Available Facilities
Accommodations, restaurants, post office with Internet, Nonhyup Bank & ATM, convenience stores, police station, Council offices
* Most of Geomundo’s facilities are located at Godo Island.
Directions
To Geomundo Island
Take a passenger ferry bound for Geomundo Island from Yeosu Ferry Terminal**.
Ferry schedule 07:40 & 13:00
Estimated travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes
One-way fare: 36,600 won
Ferry route: Narodo Island→Seonjukdo Island→Chodo Island→Geomundo Island

**Directions to Yeosu Ferry Terminal
  • Take an express bus to Yeosu Intercity Bus Terminal.
  • Take a taxi from the Bus Terminal to Yeosu Ferry Terminal.

    From Geomundo Island
    Take a passenger ferry from Geomundo Island to Yeosu Ferry Terminal.
    Ferry schedule: 10:30 & 15:40
    Estimated travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes
    One-way fare: 36,600 won
    Ferry route: Chodo Island→Seonjukdo Island→Narodo Island→Yeosu Ferry Terminal
    (The afternoon ferry does not stop at Chodo or Seonjukdo.)

    ※ Ferry schedule is subject to change, depending on the season and weather conditions.
  • Local Transportation
    Bus: There is no local bus service on any of Geomundo's islands. Hitchhiking is acceptable.
    Boat: A sightseeing cruise ship leaves from Geomundo to the nearby Baekdo Island.
    (Ship schedule subject to change depending on the season, weather conditions, and passenger volume)
    Nearby Tourist Attractions
    British Army cemetery, Geomundo Lighthouse, Geomundo Beach, Geumpo Beach, Seosansa Shrine, Korean War Memorial, Geomun-ri Village, Japanese Shinto shrine, Baekdo Island, Camellia Forest
    Nearby Accommodations
    The main accommodations are all located on Godo Island:
    1) Geomunhaengto Minbak (Inn)
  • Address: 56 Geomun-gil
  • Tel: +82-61-653-5888
    2) Samdo Pension Minbak
  • Address: 56 Geomun-gil
  • Tel: +82-61-653-5888
    3) Godo Minbak
  • Address: 82 Geomun-gil
  • Tel: +82-61-665-7288
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