Jeungdo-myeon famous for salvaging underwater relics
Jeungdo designated as slow city has Taepyeong saltern, the largest salt production area as a single saltern in Korea. Saltern and farmland originated from Reclaimed land stretch in harmony. The slow city has the sun-dried salt produced naturally by the sun and the wind, eco-friendly agricultural/fishery products, unspoiled natural landscape and the unique culture of an island
Black Pine Forest
on Hanban Island
Monument to Discover of
In addition, Song•Won Era Relics Burial Sea Area (cultural heritage designated by the nation, historical relics No. 74) in front of Dodeokdo, Bangchuk-ri, had 23,024 pieces of potteries asleep in the sea for 600 years discovered and received domestic & international attentions. The sea in front of Dodeokdo, 43km away from Mokpo, is 20~24m deep and has strong tidal current. It was estimated that Chinese vessel passing by this area met the storm and sank.
As for artifacts of Song Won era, the sunken vessel buried in the mudflat in the sea and scattered pieces nearby were salvaged and most of the potteries ..from Song Won era. Metal artifacts cast with metal or bronze, coins, etc. were excavated as well.
Jeungdo is surrounded by sea and has many salterns. Therefore, one of its specialties is salt and green algae aquacultivation is also famous. The fish caught around are from the clean sea area and thus, taste excellent as sashimi.
Good fishing places are Nae/Yoigaldo, Myeongdeokdo, Daedo, Bunamdo, Myeongdo, etc. and sea basses and eels are well fished. For fresh-water fishing place, Jeongdong salt production area is famous and carps and eels are well fished.