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Address
Gogun-myeon, Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 진도군 고군면
Type
Islands
Inquiries
- Korea Travel Phone +82-61-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
- For more info +82-61-544-2181, 2182 (Korean)
Homepage
eng.jindo.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Introduction

Jindo Island (진도) is the principle island among the cluster of 230 islets in the south western part of the Korean peninsula. The island is blessed with an abundance of fertile land therefore much of it is used for agriculture. The sea around it is teeming with fish and wildlife.

The island has many park reserves like the Dadohae National Marine Park, historical relics and sites; and you can find traditional artistic performances everywhere. With the Jindo Bridge construction completed, the island is connected to the mainland. Every year during the month of February on the Lunar Calendar, the sea parts, mimicking the parting of the sea by Moses. Many tourists come to watch this rare spectacle. There are mascots found around the island that symbolize the friendly image of the Jindo dog, which happens to be natural treasure no.53.

Directions
* Express Bus
Seoul – Jindo (The bus runs from the Central City Express Bus Terminal at 07:35, 09:00, 15:30 and 16:35 four times daily and the journey takes 5 hours 40 minutes.)

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