Islands HOMETourism Islands SNS 페이스북 트위터 프린트 본문 시작 taeangun tour Tourism and Culture Islands There are a large number of islands situated near Taean. They boast a pristine natural environment as they have been relatively untouched by man. Gyeongnyeolbiyeoldo Island Gyeongnyeolbiyeoldo Island, which is belongs to Geunheung-myeon, Taean-gun, is found 55km west of Gwangjagot, located on the westernmost tip of Chungcheongnam-do Province. The archipelago is comprised of Bukgyeongnyeolbiyeoldo, Dongyeongnyeolbiyeoldo and Seogyeongnyeolbiyeoldo islands, which are situated 1.8km away from each other. It is a group of uninhabited islands that people cannot access very easily, but a lighthouse was built in 1902 as it is a militarily strategic point. The lighthouse became unmanned and began to be remotely controlled in 1994, but due to the changes in the local circumstances, it has been running as a manned lighthouse since June 2015. Ongdo Island Ongdo Island is situated off the coast of Sinjindo Island located west of Taean. It is considered a treasure of Taean that has been remained hidden for a long time. This is because until it was opened to the public in 2013, people had been unable to access the island for 106 years. Nowadays, people can take a cruise ship from the outerport of Anheung on Sinjindo Island to get to Ongdo, which is especially beautiful in the springtime when camellias are in full bloom. The island is in the shape of an onggi (earthenware), and this is why it has been named “Ongdo,” according to legend. Hwangdo Island This is an island that is part of Hwangdo-ri, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun. It connects to land by Hwangdogyo Bridge, which was built back in 1982. Although it had been a barren island in the past, a reclamation project enabled farming practices to begin here and because the farmlands turn golden every summer, it began to be called Hwangdo (lit. “Yellow Island”). The Hwangdo Island Bunggi Pungeoje, a rite performed to pray for the good harvest of fish, is held on the second and third days of January in the lunar calendar every year, presenting an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a unique experience. Gauido Island Forming a part of Gauido-ri, Geunheung-myeon, Taean-gun, Gauido Island is located 5km west of Anheung Port. It is a famous producer of the six-clove garlic, and it can be accessed by taking a passenger boat from the outer port of Anheung on Sinjindo Island. It receives endless streams of anglers throughout the year. As a natural rocky island shaped by the waves, it presents a spectacular scenery.