Daepoongryung, which means waiting for a wind, is located on the border between Taeha in West Town and Hyunpo in North Town. This place is called "aromatic trees hill" by residents due to its abundance of aromatic trees. Actually, Daepoongryung indicates the seaside cliff of this hill.
On the top of the cliff, a manned beacon standing on a flat ground guides ships upon the seaway. The cliff reaches down to the sea of hundreds meters deep.
Around the cliff hard-shelled mussels are abundant and there are sea caves at places.
Upon seeing Daepoongryung, you will notice that there are big holes of tens meters in size on the top of its cliff.
According to a tale of bragging old people, the holes were made to fasten sailing ships by sailors who were waiting for a wind to sail . This is the origin of the name of Daepoongryung. However, the true origin might be related to the legend of Sungha shrine that is located in Taeha village. In king Taejong's age, when inspector In-woo Kim's group was stuck in the island because there was no wind to sail, he followed the instruction of sea god who appeared in his dream and they were able to sail out of the island with a large wind.
There is an another story related to a big vertical cave in Jindeungdae, over the Chobong mountain, that a goatwhich had fallen down into this cave was found at Daepoongryung beach. There might exist a few kilometers of underground caves connecting the Jindeungdae and Daepoongryung beach. This story is on everybody's lips but just as a rumor because nobody has actually been down the cave.
Main sorts of fish: rudder fish, oplegnathidae, bulgyhead wrasse, Uruk, Japanes amberjack
Way to enter the point
- Distance: 20Km (when started from Do Dong)
- The means of entry: by ship
- Travel time: 45 minutes (10 minutes when started from Taeha)
- The depth of water 15~30m, It is the deepest point in Ulleung island and the fishes are very big even though the number of them is relatively small.
- Fhising information: 82-54-791- (specialty on cuttlefish bait 82-11-362-2133)
- Fishing boat information: Ulleung marine 82-11-9592-4602