Odongdo Island (오동도) is one of the most representative tourist attraction located at the East coast of Yeosu, which is now a walkable distance over the breakwater which connects from Yeosu World Expo Park to the island itself.
Alternatively, you can either take the Camellia Train OR a ride on the ferry or motorboat to enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean and the coastal scenery of Odongdo Island.
(PS: The ferry will only operates when the seats filled up to 20pax!)
Of course, we decided to walk through the breakwater(750m) in order to enjoy some spectacular views and chit-chat session with one another.
The girls(Debby & Nat) were well-prepared to fight against the strong wind with their cute mask! 😀
(The strong wind is really not a joke to play with as it dries up our skin instantly!
Most of us suffered skin-peeling session that night!)
MVL Hotel (MVL stands for Most Valuable Life) was built for accommodating the VIPs/visitors during the Yeosu EXPO.
Apart from the great services, they were well-known in offering beautiful views of the port city from all the rooms~
We were told that Odongdo Island has more than 190 rare species of trees and unique cliffs with amazing views of the ocean. There are a total of 4 hiking paths for you to choose as well.
Apparently we were on our way to ‘The Legend of Dragon Cave“, where the Koreans believed the dragons once stayed in. =/
I tried my best as I thought I could fight against the cold wind, which I failed badly in the end (LOL!) I decided to join the ladies instead of the guys.
Our expressions explains it. The wind is crazy~
Little maknae trying to brave through the wind~
groupie shots 🙂
4mighty decided to brave through the wind for a quick shot while the others waited for us. 😛
Another attraction favoured by the locals would be the Camellia Flower Festival which occurs from the end of February to March.
As the whole island is dotted with camellia trees, it is known that the entire island would look like a camellia forest.
Next trip, maybe?
Slow walk up to the highest peak of the island – Odongdo Lighthouse Tower
Apparently we were suppose to hitch a ride on the Yeosu Maritime Cable Car for this awesome view of sunset + night view of Yeosu; but seems like luck isn’t on our side thus we got to change our plan. 😦
Will I be back? Definitely Yes!
I’m pretty amazed by what this tiny island could offer, ‘am just a little disappointed due to the weather. As we didn’t get a chance to pay a visit to the Music Fountain and the park (where the turtle ship that commemorates admiral Yi Sun-sin), I would love to head back there again!
(Oh yeah! My dragon cave too~)
Odongdo Island, 날 기다려~
I will be back! 🙂
Odongdo Island (오동도)
242, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
Directions: Across from Yeosu Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus 333 to Odongdo Island (오동도). Or, from Yeosu Expo Station, take Bus 2 or 333 to Odongdo Island (오동도).
Operating hours: 09:30-16:50 (20 minute intervals, schedule subject to change based on weather and season)
Fare (one-way): Adults 800 won / Teenagers 600 won / Children 500 won
Yeosu Maritime Cable Car (여수 해상케이블카)
3600-1, Dolsan-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
전라남도 여수시 돌산읍 돌산로 3600-1 (돌산읍)
Contact no.: +82-61-664-7301
Weekdays & Sunday 09:00-22:00
Adults: 20,000 won // Children: 15,000 won (Round-trip)
– Adults: 13,000 won // Children 9,000 won (Round-trip)