|Samcheok Haesindang Park (삼척 해신당공원)|
|Haesindang Park has the nation’s largest theater aquarium, exhibits of folk materials showing the lifestyle of fishermen of the East Sea, an arboretum, and a park of sexual sculptures. There is an interesting bronze statue about a legend of a nearby village.
* Legend of Aebawi and Haesindang
There once lived a young maid who was engaged. One day, the maid took her husband’s boat out to sea to harvest seaweed. Her husband dropped her off at a rock that was at a distance from the beach. After promising to pick her up later, he returned to the beach to do his work. Later, the weather changed, and brought with it strong winds and pummeling waves. The man couldn’t rescue his wife and she ultimately drowned. Since then, the village people caught no fish and some said that it was because of the dead maid. To soothe the spirit of the dead maid, the village people made several wooden carvings and held religious ceremonies on her behalf. After a while, the fish slowly returned and the villagers were able to live comfortably again. The place where the maid died was named Aebawi Rock and the building where the religious ceremony is held twice a year was named Haesindang. The ceremony is still honored today as a traditional folk event.
|N/A (Open all year round)|
Samcheok Fishing Village Folk Museum
|Adults: 3,000 won /
Group: 2,000 won
Youths: 2,000 won / Group: 1,500 won
Children: 1,500 won / Group: 1,000 won
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheelchair rental services|
|Baby Stroller Rentals|
Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 24 to Haesindang Park (해신당공원).
* Bus 24 Schedule: 05:50-20:20, runs 11 times a day