Have a Day of Solitude on Muui Island

Have a Day of Solitude on Muui Island

Beaches in Korea are often packed in the hot summer months. Go on a chilly day in November, however, and the sun beams for you alone. Muui Island (무의도 "Mu-ee-do") is just across the bay from Incheon airport but immune to Seoul's urban vibe.  This tiny rustic island is a terrific place to escape for a day of rest or exercise, with the most incredible sunset view in all of Korea. 

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Discover Oedo Island in Hallyeohaesang National Park

Discover Oedo Island in Hallyeohaesang National Park

Oedo (pronounced way-doe) is a small island in South Korea's 200 mile Hallyeohaesang National Maritime Park. Once just one of many uninhabited, barren islands along the country's craggy southern coastline, an industrious couple had a vision to transform Oedo into a botanical splendor reminiscent of a Grecian isle. 

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Stuff Yourself Full of King Crabs (영덕대게) in Ganggoo

Stuff Yourself Full of King Crabs (영덕대게) in Ganggoo

There is a quirky town on the eastern shore of South Korea called Ganggoohang Harbor (강구항) that serves, eats, breathes, catches, sells, and ships only King Crabs (or "yong dae gae" 영대게). If you love eating crab, Gangoohang is a great place to have lunch or dinner after a full day of touring in Andong or Gyeongju.  It's just a short drive east of Andong and north of Gyeongju.

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