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Jeollanam-do » Sinan-gun » Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])

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Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])   
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  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
  • Jeungdo Island [A Slow City] (전남 신안 증도 [슬로시티])
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Address
Jeungdo-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do
전남 신안군 증도면
Type
Islands
Inquiries
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(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-240-8602
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Introduction

Jeungdo Island (증도) was the first city to be designated a ‘slow city’ in Asia thanks to its unspoiled nature and clean waters. It was assigned as a biodiversity conservation area by UNESCO.

Jeungdo Island also has Korea’s largest salt fields. At Taepyeong Salt Field, you can experience real life in a fishing village. There is a tour of the salt museum and hands-on programs for tourists to make the experience more personal. There are some 90 uninhabited islands and islets neighboring the Jeungdo Island. The Wujeon Beach Resort offers a magnificent view of the horizon. The mud hopper bridge, which stands in the mudflats, along with the relic of a historical monument and wetland ecology exhibition hall, are some of the things you can see on the island of Jeungdo.

※ Jeungdo Island Mudflats Festival opens in early August each year, offering a mudflat program as well as a drying by the sun salt-making program, among others.

Current Status
Slow City (2007)
Directions
1) Seoul→ Gwangju / Mokpo Express Bus
* Seoul – Gwangju (The bus runs from the Central City Express Bus Terminal between 00:15~24:00 at an interval of 15 minutes and the journey takes 3 hours 40 minutes.)
* Seoul – Mokpo (The bus runs from the Central City Express Bus Terminal between 05:30~24:00 at an interval of 40 minutes and the joumey takes 4 hours.)

2) Gwangju/ Mokpo→ Direct bus to Jido-eup
* Take a direct bus from Gwangju (the bus runs 19 times daily and journey takes 1 hour 50 minutes)
* Take a direct bus from Mokpo (leaves every hour; takes 1 hour 15 minutes)

3) Jido-eup → Take a bus or a taxi from the Songdo Wharf.

4) Dongdo Wharf→ Jeungdo Island (07:00, 09:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 17:00; takes 30 minutes)/Jeungdo→Songdo (07:30, 10:00, 13:00, 16:00, 17:40)

* Take a bus or a taxi from the Jeungdo Wharf to the beach resort (8km).

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