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NO : 159 Date : May/03/04 10:21
Name : gohomestay/ E-mail : <info@gohomestay.com>
Subject : The 27th Yeongdeung Festival
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Date : May 4, 5, 6, 7. 2004(4Days)  
Sea-Parting Time : May 5~7. 2004(3Days) at approx.
                        5~7 P.M Each day  
Site : Hoedong-ri Gogun-myeon, located at the East Coast of Jindo
        Island in the extrem South of Korea (Between Hoedong and
        Modo Island)  
Organizer : Jindo Youngdeung Festival Citizen Association
             (Tel : 82-61-540-3215   http://www.jindo.go.kr)  

The world-famous Magical sea way is only the phenomenon exposes 2.8km-long sea way between Hoedong-ri, Gogun-myeon (古郡面 回洞里) and Modo-ri, Uisin-myeon(義新面 茅島里) when water is lowered because of tidaes. However it is still mysterious in its regular width of about 40m under the water.

The tides come in and out 2 times a day. Though there are the differences of tide’s speed and wave such as Typhoon, this risen pit has formed. Every year, about 400 thousand Korean and foreign tourists rush to see this miracle, a fully exposed sea way for 1 hour. It is known as worldwide spot where the most people gather to see a temporary happening.

Jindo county presents many characteristic folk arts to visitors. The performance includes Nationally Designated important intangible cultural properties such as Ganggangsullae (Circle Dance), Jindo Ssitgimgut (Shaman Rite), Field song, Jindo Dasiraegi and Jeollanam Provincially Designated intangible cultural properties like funeral song and drum play. Besides, there are various events to please tourists growing larger year by year.

This magical sea way, called as the modern Mose’s miracle, became world-famous when French ambassador in Korea, Mr. Pierre Randi visited Jindo in 1975 and write about this phenomenon in French paper. In 1996, a Japanese pop singer Dendoyosimi recorded big hit with the song “Jindo story (珍島物語)", based on this sea way. Numbers of Japanese tourists has increased sharply thereafter.
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