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Heritage Tapjaesan Mountain Observatory on Jebudo Island 

WriterAdministratorDate03/25/2019

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  • Location

    Hwaseong

  • Address

    Jebu-ri, Seosin-myeon Hwaseong, Gyeonggi–do

  • TEL

    031-369-1673 (Jebudo General Services Office)

  • Homepage

    http://tour.hscity.go.kr (Culture & Tourism Website of Hwaseong City)

  • OVERVIEW

    Tapjaesan Mountain means a lot to the residents of Jebudo Island. Located on the northern part of the island, the mountain commands a view of the entire island from its peak at 66.7m above sea level. You can see not only Jebudo Island but also Daebudo Island across the sea, including the beautiful Jeongokhang Port and Tandohang Port on the West Sea and the Gungpyeonghang Port in the distance from the top of Tapjaesan Mountain. The windmills installed from Nueseom Island to Tandohang Port north of Jebudo Island will catch your eye, too. You will also be able to see the long road connecting Jebudo Island with the mainland at a glance.

  • HIGHTLIGHT

    The road leading to the observatory is “Swallow Tail Road,” one of the attractions on Jebudo Island. The road was selected as “Road of the Month” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018 for it beautiful landscape. The road starts from the Lighthouse Parking Lot and returns to it via Seashore Deck Trail, Jebudo Beach, and Tapjaesan Mountain Forest Trail. The road is 2km long. You can finish walking the trails within an hour, but you will become unaware of the passage of time as you drop by the photo zones scattered here and there beside the trail, look at beautiful sculptures, and take a rest on the SEAt, which boasts of unique individuality.

    Don’t be disappointed if the weather is not clear on the day. The scenery of Jebudo Island and the nearby sea surrounded by sea fog will look rather fantastic from the observatory. A photo with a blurred boundary between the sky and the sea and the mud flat on a cloudy day will leave you feeling very emotional.