Marado: Korea's Southernmost Island
Located to the southernmost region of Korea, Marado Island is always bustling with domestic visitors.
The island possesses a breathtaking scene with its deep oceans, which are as clear as glass, the steep vertical cliffs on its edges, and its oddly-shaped rocks.
The island is famous for its flat trail, which travels along the southernmost memorial monument and coast and takes about 90 minutes to complete. It is also famous for its fresh seafood and fishing spots.
Walking along the trail will provide a chance to see Cheonyeodang Shrine (Halmadang Shrine), which prays for peace and safety for women divers, the lighthouse of Marado Island, and Mara Branch School.
People began to inhabit the island in 1883 and turned to the ocean to deal with their lack of food before burning down the island’s lush forests to farm. As such, there are no forests on Marado Island, nor are there any snakes or frogs.