Tourist Attractions per Theme

Natural Beauty Ueum-do Island

WriterAdministratorDate06/27/2017

Ueum-do Island1
  • Location

    Hwaseong

  • Address

    Gojeong-ri, Songsan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do

  • TEL

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Legend has it that the island is named Ueum-do (meaning the sound of a cow) because the crying sound of a cow was heard from the land or the shape of the island resembles a cow. Some 40 permanent residents live on a 0.42㎢ area. The island has a 2.4㎞-long coastline. Ueum-do used to be in front of Ansan, Gyeonggi-do Province; after the construction of Sihwa Embankment in 1994, however, it became part of the main land. Since there is no school, people rarely move to the island; thus, the nature of the island has been well-preserved.

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The island produces rice, barley, soy bean, and chili, and blue crabs and shrimps can be caught from the nearby coastal area. In particular, seaweed, rockfish, and clams are the specialty produce of the island.