Daecheongdo Island is home to some of the best beaches in Korea. Also, there are some good hiking courses on the island that offer great views above the golden beaches and rocky shores. A smaller and less populated island compared to the neighboring Baengnyeongdo Island, Daecheongdo is a perfect pastoral getaway.
Daecheongdo Island was said to be first inhabited during the Neolithic Age (9500-4500 BC), but the earliest known history periods begin during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392 AD), when the island was used as a place of exile. The first known case of an exile was recorded sometime during the reign of Chinese Emperor Togon-temur (1320-d.1370) from the Mongol Yuan dynasty. It was said that he was exiled on Daecheongdo for meddling in a plot arranged by his stepmother. He supposedly arrived on the island with 100 relatives, and built a palace here. The next known record relates to the island's abundance in medicinal herbs including mulberry mistletoe (Loranthi Ramulus), which was used to cure the illness of Queen Munjeong (d.1565), the wife of King Jungjong (d.1544). There is no record of island inhabitation until 1793, when King Jeongjo, the 22nd king of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), authorized the inhabitation and cultivation of the island. During the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945), there were as many as 10,000 people living on the island due to its popularity as a major port. Today, there are about 1,500 people who sustain a living from tourism and fisheries.
Daecheong-myeon, Ongjin-gun, Incheon[Google Map]
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www.ongjin.go.kr (Korean only)
From Incheon Port Coastal Terminal, take a passenger ferry bound for Baengnyeongdo Island.
* Ferry schedule is subject to change, depending on the season and weather conditions.
* Daecheong-myeon Office – Samgaksan Mountain Peak (8km 01:50)
* Gwangnandu Pavilion – Samgaksan Mountain Peak (5km 01:30)
* Dongbae tree (Camellia tree) habitant – Maebawi Observatory - Samgaksan Mountain Peak (7km 01:40)
* Goju-dong – Samgaksan Mountain Peak (5km 01:30)
* Tap-dong Ferry dock - Bunbawi – Lighthouse (12km 03:00)
Tour Course Information:
[Island Tour Course for One-night Two-days]
Waterside fishing, Satan-dong beach, Seonjin-dong dock, Okjuk-dong coast, Jiduri coast and many more
Accommodations, camping area, restaurants, etc.
expguide: Sea water fishing, waterside fishing, clay specialty shops, watching the sunrise and sunset, and many more
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