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Somaemuldo Island - the best attraction of Hallyeo Maritime National Park. Located at the end of the Korean Peninsula, the island is well known for its oddly shaped rocks of the coast cliffs, the clear and blue sea, the beautiful Deungdaesum Island, which is often shown in movies and commercials.
Passing through the 500~600-year-old camelli woods for 30 min from the pier at Somaemuldo Island, you will get to Mangtaebong Peak, the top of the island. The peak is a natural observatory to enjoy the many islands of Tongyeong and Geoje Haeguemgang River. The view of Deungdaesum Island is indescribably beautiful. Somaemuldo Island is also one of the best tourist sites toward the end of the year because of the magnificent view of the sunset and sunrise.
The highlight of Somaemuldo Island is Deungdaesum Island, also called ‘Haegeumdo.’ This island is so small that it takes only 20 min to walk around. The white lighthouse on the hill and green grass make for romantic scenery. The lighthouse, which is the only facility on the island, was bulit by Japan during the Japanese Colonial Period (1910-1945). The 150-meter waterway from Somaemuldo Island to Deungdaesum Island is where the miracle of Moses takes place. Two islands are connected with a gravel road twice a day when the tides ebb. Deungdaesum Island, covered with wild camomiles from late October to early November, is especially fantastic.
Gyeonghoeru Pavilion is located in Gyeongbokgung Palace. Its architecture is so highly prized for its aesthetic qualities that it once appeared on the Korean 10,000 won banknote. The pavilion is situated on an artificial island in the middle of a rectangular lake with three stone bridges stretching out to the palace grounds, an arrangement which illustrates the way in which traditional Korean architectural style blends simplicity and splendor.
Gyeongbokgung (경복궁) is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. Gyeongbokgung was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang). The largest of the Five Grand Palaces, Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Later it was burned and abandoned for almost three centuries, and then reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The name means “Palace” [Gung] “Greatly Blessed by Heaven” [Gyeongbok].
Chungnyeolsa is a shrine in Busan, South Korea dedicated to the Korean soldiers who fought against the Japanese troops during the Japanese invasions of Korea of 1592-98. Unprepared Korean defenders, joined by many volunteers, fought and died heroically in battles against numerically superior Japanese troops armed with revolutionary matchlock guns. The present Chungnyeolsa was first built in 1605 (the 38th year of the reign under King Seonjo) as Songgongsa. Then, in 1624 (the 2nd year of the reign under King Injo) the name of the temple was changed to Chungnyeolsa. Chungnyeolsa went through more remodeling and restoration thereafter, and is currently composed of 16 buildings. It has memorial tablets for approximately 92 Korean soldiers who lost their lives in the Busan area. Chungnyeolsa is designated as Busan’s Tangible Cultural Property #7.