Discover South Korea – Jindo Sea Parting Festival

Once a year at Jindo Island in Jeollanam-do, the sea mysteriously parts and visitors can walk through the sea from the main island to a smaller nearby island. This phenomenon is due to the buildup of pebbles and sand created over time with the tide, creating a 2.8-kilometer-long road measuring 40-60 meters in width that appears at extreme low-tide.

The Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival takes place at the same time as this phenomenon. Visitors can enjoy walking along the sea road, gathering abalone and various other fun activities that make up the festival program. The spectacular sight of the sea parting is widely known and about half a million visitors flock from all over the world just to witness this amazing event [source:]

I was living in South Korea for 2 years at this point. I had heard about this festival but missed it the first year. I didn’t want to miss it again, so in April 2013, I decided to go on a road trip with some friends to see it. I hope this video can show you that festival and make you want to go see it for yourself.


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