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Mokpo Gatbawi Rock (목포 갓바위)

Update date: 2020-05-21

Description

[tourist site]
Located on the coast of Yonghae-dong in Mokpo, Gatbawi is a natural sandstone and tafoni formation near the mouth of the Yeongsangang River, where freshwater runs into the sea. Gatbawi is named after its shape, which is said to look like two men wearing traditional Korean hats called “gat” (“bawi” meaning “rock”). The rock is actually made of two individual formations: one measuring 8 meters tall and one 6 meters tall. Valued not only for its aesthetics, Gatbawi Rock is of high geological value as a “natural sculpture” that was formed as a result of years of weathering. The rock formation was officially recognized as Natural Monument No. 500 on April 27, 2009.

Information

Address: 149, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do (58699)
mokpo.go.kr (Korean only)
www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Telephone: +82-61-270-8598
data provided by Korea Tourism Organization
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