¡á Location: Jebu-ri Seosin-myeon Hwaseong,
The Miracle of Moses
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Jebudo Island is
a small island that floats in the open seas by Seosin-myeon of Hwaseong in
Gyeonggi-do. It is only 1§´ in size and
its coastline only extends 12km. It is
even smaller than Yeouido, but many people visit here every weekend. Jebudo Island is
popular because of its unique seaway (created by a natural phenomenon where higher
grounds underwater rise above the surface of water in low tide). Because of this ¡°Miracle of Moses,¡± Jebudo Island
has become a popular landmark in Korea.
Walking down the cement pavement coming out of the
exposes the seaway twice a day. In low
tide, the seawater loses about 4-5m of water and exposes the 3km-long
cement-paved path that is usually submerged underwater. The best thing to do at Jebudo Island is
to walk down the cement-paved seaway that cuts across the endless tidelands on
either side. Jebudo Island¡¯s
highest point is only 62.5m above sea level.
Most part of it is a flatland. There
is a village to the east that connects to the mainland and a small port to the
north. (The local people call it a
wharf.) Except for the small pebble
beach by the port and Jebu-ri
Beach to the west, the island is covered with tidelands in all directions.
Jebudo Beach is a white-sand beach that extends 1.8km in
length. With a rocky cliff to the right,
the beach exhibits a beautiful view. Hawk
Rock is located to the left of the beach.
The water temperature is moderate for pleasance and the beach is only
slightly sloped for safety. Therefore,
it is one of the best beaches for families to come and enjoy. The tidelands rise above water in low tide
and offer a great natural learning ground for young children from the urban