Gyodong island is_
Where you can see the North Korea with the naked eye
Gyodong island is the northernmost island in South Korea. It is located within the civilian access control line and about two kilometers away to the border of North Korea. From this place you could see Hwanghae Province, you will also could see the province from the top of the mountain. However, not all people are allow to enter Gyodong island. So let’s be of the lucky traveller with me.
Where the time stopped
Gyodong island is surrounded with atmosphere of 70s of South Korea. ‘Daeryong Market(대룡시장)’ is the best place to go to experience the old-time of Korea. There’s a old barber shop that already 50 years old, some buildings from the Japanese colonial era and oldest traditional school are located there. Some of the owners of old stores are those who left their home during the Korean war. Luckily with lots of uniqueness, many photographers visit this place for special art works.
Where is surround by fertile nature
Gyodong island has natural landscape which has been untouched for 50 years. Because this is within the civilian access control line after Korean war. You can enjoy beautiful landscape mix of mountain, field and sea. Gyodong used to be barren island and was easy to flooded with sea water, but the local residents have worked hard to turn the area into rice paddies. Currently, Gyodong boasts the biggest rice paddle per person.
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*Read also article from ‘Korea Joongang Daily’ about Gyodong island, You will understand more without hesitate 🙂