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Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Jung Hoon

My Korea: Mokpo

I am pleased to introduce you to Mokpo City. Located in the southwest corner of Korea, Mokpo is a nice place because Mokpo is very beautiful and comfortable, and there is a beach, my favorite.

Mokpo is 40 minutes from Gwangju by train. Mokpo station is behind Yudal Mountain. Yudal Mountain’s air is very clean and there is a good view from the top. When you climb Yudal Mountain, you can have a glance at Mokpo’s downtown.

At the top of Yudal Mountain

At the top of Yudal Mountain

Bukhang is a great spot.

Bukhang means “North Harbor” and there is a good view of the ships coming into or leaving port. At Bukhang, the three legged octopus is very famous because it has thin legs, so its name is Three Legs Octopus.” It tastes great! Raw fish is good here too.

The author at the harbor

The author at the harbor

Mokpo's famous three-leg octopus

Mokpo’s famous three-leg octopus

Gatbawi is very famous.

Gatbawi is currently designated as National Monument No. 500. Gatbawi is a rock shaped like the traditional cylindrical Korean hat and stand. The night view is amazing here.

The cylindrical rock at Gatwabi

The cylindrical rock at Gatwabi

Gatwabi's monument

Gatwabi’s monument

My favorite place is “Peace Plaza.”

When looking at a wide blue sea, it makes your worries go away. If you have never been to the sea, I recommend that you visit Peace Plaza. At Peace Plaza there are fountain shows with music that take place everyday.

The author at Peace Plaza

The author at Peace Plaza

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Jung Hoon is a volunteer at the GIC.



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