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Pierre Landy Park - Jindo, Korea
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 34° 25.124 E 126° 20.440
52S E 255596 N 3811793
Quick Description: Just south of the famous "Mystery Sea Road" on the island of Jindo, there is this scenic lookout on a prominent point overlooking the site. The smaller island of Modo can be seen where this miraculous land bridge forms to connect with Jindo.
Location: Jeolla nam do, South Korea
Date Posted: 5/12/2012 6:35:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMEDJZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

There is quite a story behind this location going back to a legend from the 15th century about Grandma Bbong and the miraculous land bridge that opens up during extreme low tides, connecting this island of Jindo with the much smaller island of Modo, several kilometers away. This roadside overlook is probably one of the best places to view the phenomenon when it occurs. Although the complete land bridge is completely formed only at the extreme low tides once or twice a year, partial portions may be seen at other times, especially the portion connecting with Modo. This can be seen in the photo above.

There is quite a large parking area here, on the outer curve of the road. The lookout is called "Pierre Landy Park" in honor of the French Ambassador who visited here in the early 70's and then helped popularize the event and location through his writings. There is a bust of Landy and a short informational plaque here. The island of Jindo is now connected to the mainland be the spectacular Great Jindo Bridge which was the longest in Korea when built, spanning the Myeongnyang Strait where Admiral Yi Sun-Shin won one of his epic battles against the invading Japanese in the 16th century.

삐에르 랑디 방문 기념비

1975년 진도개 연구차 진도에 왔다가
바닷길이 열리는 현상을 목격하고
“한국판 모세의 기적” 이라고 프랑스 신문에
소개하여 세계적인 관광지로 부각되는 계기를
제공한 주한 프랑스 대사 :ㅃ에르 랑니” 의
업적을 기리기 위하여 이 비를 세웠다.

연 혁

1915년 프랑스 출생
1941년~1943년 샌프란시스코 영사관
1947년~1948년 예루살램 영사관 부영사
1971년~1975년 주한 ㅡ랑스 대사관 대사

Pierre Landy Monument

This monument is erected in honor of
Pierre Landy, the French Ambassador
Who help to introduce Jindo to
Become an internationsl tourist sight.
He visited Jindo in 1975 to study the
Jindo breed of dogs and witnessed
Firsthand the natural occurance
Of the parting of the seas.
He introduced this phenomena to the
French newspapers as the Korea’s
Miracle of Moses.


1915 Born in France
1941~1943 San Francisco Embassy
1947~1948 Isreal Embassy Vice Consul
1971-1975 French Ambassador to Korea

Jindo County Magistrate

Describe - Highway or Road number: 18

Closest town or city: Jindo

Number of parking spots available: 50

Winter View: no

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

Name if a website describes this location.: Not listed

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