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Jeollanam-do » Yeongam-gun » Yeongamho Lake (migratory bird habitat) (영암호 - 철새도래지)


Yeongamho Lake (migratory bird habitat) (영암호 - 철새도래지)   
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Iam-myeon, Samho-eup, Yeongam-gun ,Jeollanam-do / Sani-myeon, Haenam-gun
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This is a huge lake created when the Geumho tide embankment was constructed in Yeongam on November 1996, as part of a national project to reclaim some 4.3km stretch of sea from Sampo-ri in Samho-myeon of Yeongam-gun to Byeoram-ri in Hwawon-myeon of Haenam-gun.

Some 100 species of migratory birds, numbering some 300,000, live in this area over the winter on the mud flats which are full of things to eat. Around the embankment where the sea water and fresh water meet, there is a great spot to fish for both fresh water and the sea species. This is perhaps the only place in Korea where the long and silvery cutlass fish, usually found in the deeper areas of the ocean, can be caught while sitting on the rocks along the seashore.
* Express Bus
1) Seoul – Mokpo (The bus runs from the Central City Express Bus Terminal between 05:30~24:00 at a 40 minute interval and the journey takes 4 hours.)
2) Seoul – Yeongam (The bus runs from the Central City Express Bus Terminal at 08:50, 09:15, 15:40, 16:50 four times daily and the travel time is 4 hour 50 minutes.)

1) From the Mokpo Intercity Bus Terminal take a No. 500 or 700 bus bound for Samho. The journey takes around 20 minutes. 2) From Samho Bus Terminal take a bus bound for Yeongamho Lake. Again the journey takes around 20 minutes.

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