Odongdo Island ~ When love is all around ♥♥
As part of Yeosu Expo tour, I got a chance to visit an island that was part of the expo venue, which called as Odongdo Island. The way to reach this place is so easy, just go to the east side of expo venue, there’ll be another gate to enter this small island. You could use ur own foot to across the bridge or spend 500KRW to use the shuttle train. At that time we used the train from Yeosu Expo to the island, and going back to the expo by foot. It’s not quite far by walked maybe around 10-15minutes, and while waiting the blue sky and the blue sea are accompanying u all around.
Let me share the story behind this island. Our tour guide, explained
unfortunately using Korean language about how this island called as the land of love. Odongdo Island earned its name because of the shape of the island looks like an Odong tree leave, and also the island was covered with Odong trees, camellia and bamboo. There is a love story behind this island, about a couple in which the husband buried his wife in this island, and in the place where he buried his wife, lots of camellia bloom and covered the island, so their love remained forever. That’s why lots of young people come to this place to celebrate their love and hope their love will stay for long time. -cmiiw-
There are numerous stops along the way to explore this island. We passed by the penis tree, and stopped by in the lighthouse. From the lighthouse you could see different view, from the Yeosu Expo till the South Sea. Actually, there’re lots of places that worth to visit, such as Dragon cave and others sunrise sunset spots. At that time we watched the dancing water fountain and a wooden boat replica. Around this area you can take a ferry out around the island and some other island surrounding.
Unfortunately I just spent short time in here~by the time I visit Yeosu again, I’ll definitely will be back, there’re some part of the island I havent seen~~
So, see ya the island of love, hope I could find my love there ♥