Mokpo Travel: A Local’s Guide to the City’s Hidden Gems

Mokpo Travel: A Local’s Guide to the City’s Hidden Gems

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Discover the best-kept secrets of Mokpo with this insider’s guide to the city’s hidden gems. From off-the-beaten-path attractions to under-the-radar restaurants, this guide will take you on a journey through the lesser-known side of Mokpo. ▼Let’s check below about the top 10 Mokpo’s beautiful places.

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Top 10 Mokpo’s Best Places For Vistors

Yudalsan Mountain

Yudalsan MountainㅣVisitkorea Official Photo
Yudalsan MountainㅣVisitkorea Official Photo

Yudalsan is a beautiful mountain located in Mokpo. From the top of the mountain, you can see breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding sea. The hiking trail to the summit is well-maintained and relatively easy, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

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Mokpo Modern History Museum

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Mokpo Modern History MuseumㅣOfficial Photo

The Mokpo Modern History Museum is a museum that displays the city’s modern history and culture. The museum has several exhibits that cover topics such as the development of the city, the local economy, and the cultural heritage of the region. Visitors can learn about the history of Mokpo and see various artifacts and exhibits.

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Gatbawi Cultural Zone

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Gatbawi Cultural ZoneㅣVisitkorea Official Photo

The Gatbawi Cultural Zone is a cultural complex that features traditional Korean architecture and various cultural activities. The complex has several buildings that are designed in the traditional Korean style and are used for various cultural events and activities. Visitors can experience traditional Korean culture and see various performances and exhibitions.

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Mokpo Culture & Arts Center

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Mokpo Culture & Arts CenterㅣVisitkorea Official Photo

The Mokpo Culture & Arts Center is a center that hosts various cultural events and performances. The center has several performance halls and exhibition spaces that are used for music concerts, dance performances, theater productions, and other cultural events.

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Mokpo Bridge

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Mokpo BridgeㅣOfficial Photo

Mokpo Bridge, constructed in 2012, is the marine bridge connecting the north port of Mokpo and Gohado island,which has a four-lane road with total length of 4.129km and width 35~40m. harmonized with the sunset.

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Statue of Peace

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Statue of PeaceㅣOfficial Photo

The Statue of Peace is a bronze sculpture located on the waterfront in Mokpo, South Korea. The statue depicts a young girl with her arms outstretched, holding a dove in one hand and a flower in the other. The statue was built in memory of the young Korean girls who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, commonly known as “comfort women.”

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Samhakdo

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SamhakdoㅣOfficial Photo

Samhakdo is located in the southern part of Mokpo, on the coast of the Yellow Sea. The site is a popular destination for visitors who come to enjoy the scenic views and learn about the area’s history and culture. The area is known for its beautiful sunsets and rock formations, and it is a popular spot for photography and nature walks.

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Peace Square

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Peace SquareㅣOfficial Photo

Peace Square is a public square located in the center of Mokpo, South Korea. The square was built in memory of the victims of the Korean War, and it serves as a symbol of peace and reconciliation.

The square is home to several important monuments and landmarks, including the Peace Monument, which is a large bronze sculpture that depicts a soldier and a woman embracing in a gesture of peace. The monument is surrounded by a reflecting pool and a landscaped garden.

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Nojeokbong

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NojeokbongㅣOfficial Photo

Nojeokbong is the rock mountain with 60m above the sea level that contains the spirit of military defense by Admiral Yi Sun-sin.When Japan invaded Chosun again in 1597, he achieved a victory at Myeongryang War only with 12 navy ships and while getting their act together,the military rice of Chosun Navy was far from enough and the Chosun was in the crisis to be collapsed by the Japanese invasion.

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Mokpojin

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MokpojinㅣOfficial Photo

Mokpojin is the military camp of Chosun navy, which was called ‘Mokpoyoung’ or ‘Mokpodae’ and as 10,000 houses are arranged,it was also called ‘Manhoyoung’, ‘Manhojin’ or ‘Manhocheong’. Geologically, Mokpo embraces the estuary of Youngsan River and is located at strategic position connected to the sea and located at the corner used as transportation road for grain paid as tax connecting to Honam area and Gyeongsang southern area.

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