Ongjin County


Islands of Ongjin



  • Yonggiwonsan Mountain Kkeutseom Observatory

    Yonggiwonsan Mountain Kkeutseom Observatory

    Kkeutseom Observatory was built to preserve the beauty of Baengnyeongdo, a gift of nature, and to pursue the peaceful unification of Korea by raising national security. Since its opening on June 5, 2013, the observatory has become the spot-to-visit.
  • Sagot Beach (Natural Monument No 391)

    Sagot Beach (Natural Monument No 391)

    Located on the left of Yonggipo Port, this diatomite-covered beach is the natural airfield where planes can take off and land during emergencies. Sagot Beach is one of only two natural airfields in the world. The beach was once used as an airport for military camps. The beach is solid enough to leave no tire tracks.
  • Kongdol Beach (Natural Monument No 392)

    Kongdol Beach (Natural Monument No 392)

    The 2km-long Kongdol Beach is covered with pebbles as small as soybeans. Taking a hot pebble-bath on Kongdol Beach is known to have special efficacies for severe dermatitis, which makes the beach very popular.
  • Memorial for the 46 warriors of Cheonanham

    Memorial for the 46 warriors of Cheonanham

    The Cheonanham Incident occurred on March 26, 2010, when the Cheonanham, a patrol frigate of the Korean Navy, was attacked and sunk near Baengnyeongdo Island. Forty-six crews aboard the Cheonan-ham died because of this incident. The memorial has the shape of three trian-gular pyramids, with a height of 8.7m, rising up to meet at the top. The three pyramids symbolize the spirit of protecting our sea, land, and people.
  • Dumujin Rocks (Scenic Spot No 8)

    Dumujin Rocks (Scenic Spot No 8)

    Dumujin Rocks are often called the ‘Haegeumgang of the West Sea.’ Strange rocks and bizarre stones stand together like a folding screen, to create a mystical scene.
  • Shimcheong Pavilion

    Shimcheong Pavilion

    Baengnyeongdo Island is the setting for ‘Shimcheongjeon (The Tale of Shimcheong).’ Naturally, there is ‘Shimcheong Pavilion,’ from which visitors can see Indangsu. Shimcheong Pavilion displays the old books of Shimcheongjeon, as well as related music records, movie scripts, and models. Through a telescope, visitors can also see Jangsangot in North Korea.
  • Mulbeombawi Rock

    Mulbeombawi Rock

    On Seondaeam, near Dumujin Rocks, and the shore of Jinchonhanui, Phoca largha(Spotted Seals) live as a group, which are protected as Natural Monument No. 331. They live on the rocks nearly at sea level.
  • Junghwadong Church

    Junghwadong Church

    Constructed in 1897, the second in the history of Korean Christianity, this sacred place has great historic value. Not only does it display the development of Korean Christianity, but it also plays the role oftraditional and cultural space.