Haenam county located at southwesternmost land tip of Korean peninsula is the largest county in Chunnam province
and comprises a peninsula surrounded by sea at 3 sides while only its northeastern side
Is a land connected with Gangjin and Youngam.
This area is famous as it is on the very tip of the Korean peninsula, located in Galdu-ri of Songji-myeon. This is where Baekdusan Mountain ends reaching the tip of the peninsula. Many people visit the area so they can say they’ve stepped on the end of the land and it has long become a prime destination in Haenam. At the summit of Sajabong peak there is an observatory that stands 38m high. From the observatory you can get a full viewing of the Dalmasan Mountain in the north while in the east, fishing vessels can be seen skirting deftly on the surface of the sea. Atop the summit of Sajabong peak, there is a restored old beacon (Bonghwadae) which in the past was strategically located to warn of approaching Japanese ships. In the village proper, the area known as Ttangkkeut Village, special events take place to celebrate the end of year and the first day of the New Year, which also draws many tourists to the area from all over the country.
Address: 42, Ttangkkeunmaeul-gil, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
Galdu Village, also referred to as Ttangkkeut (Land's-end) Village in Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do is at the southernmost point of the Korean peninsula. The island has an observatory at Sajabong Peak, where one can get an unobstructed view of the southern archipelago, and even a glimpse of Hallsan Mountain on Jeju Island on a clear day. The name "galdu" originated from the Chinese characters for arrowroot, which was commonly found in the nearby mountains.
Address: 82, Ttangkkeunmaeul-gil, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
From the Goryeo Dynasty to the early Joseon Dynasty, the port of entry and departure for Jeju Island was Mokpo, Naju, Jeollanam-do (Taekchon Village near Yeongsanpo, present-day Naju), but was moved to Namchang, Yeongam (present-day Haenam) after 1433. At that time, Haewolru in Namchang Village was the place where envoys traveling to and from Jeju Island waited for the wind to board their ships. It is also the place where Sugun Manho, the commander of Dalryangjin, which was built to defend against Japanese pirate invasions, stayed, and is also the anchorage place for the navy. Namchang, where Haewolru is located, was also called Dalryang, Godaldo, Daldo, and Ijin. According to records, Haewolru was built between 1821 and 1850 and was renovated during the reign of King Sunjo. This place is a representative scenic spot in Haenam that boasts beautiful scenery, as its name suggests, because when the water fills in the evening, it looks as if there is an extra moon in the sea.
In front of Haewolru, you can see an island called Daldo, and if you follow the coastal walking path from Haewolru, you will reach Dalryangjinseong Fortress. Dalryangjin is one of several naval defense camps built around the southern coast in the early Joseon Dynasty for the purpose of responding to Japanese invasions.
Address: 20-1, Hanbatdeung-gil, Bukpyeong-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
HAENAM UHANGRI DINOSAUR MUSEUM
Following the discovery of a dinosaur footprint within the region in 1992, Haenam Uhangri Dinosaur Museum was founded to promote the area's significance as a fossil site. The museum provides materials and exhibitions related to dinosaurs as well as Ulhang-ri as a natural heritage site.
Address: 234, Gongnyongbangmulgwan-gil, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
MYEONGNYANG MARINE CABLE CAR
The Myeongnyang Marine Cable Car, the first cable car in Korea to open at a historic site, is a cable car that crosses the air above the 'Uldolmok' strait, the victory site of the Battle of Myeongnyang, where Admiral Yi Sun-sin defended Joseon against the Japanese army, and runs about 1km between Haenam and Jindo. Not only can you feel the overwhelming emotion of the Battle of Myeongnyang by admiring the mysterious Uldolmok Whirlwind from the sky, but you can also heal by appreciating the fantastic panoramic view created by the beautiful sunset of Dadohae and the beautiful Jindo Bridge.
Address: 145, Baengnyeonsa-gil, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
It is one of the twelve hermitages of Mihwangsa Temple on Dharmasan Mountain and is located on Dosolbong Peak, the highest point. According to the Shinjeung Dongguk Yeoji Seungnam, it is known as a thousand-year-old prayer temple founded by Master Uisang, a Hwaeom josang, and Dosolam, surrounded by rock tombs, is home to many azaleas in April, azaleas in May, daylilies in June, autumn leaves in fall, and snowy scenes in winter. It is a popular spot for tourists and photographers. The Dosolam area of Dalmasan Mountain is Dalmado Solo, one of the eight scenic spots in Haenam, and the first scenic spot in Haenam, boasting the best scenery in Haenam. It was destroyed by Japanese pirates during the Jeongyujaeran, but was rebuilt in 32 days by Buddhist monk Beopjo of Woljeongsa Temple in 2002.
Address: 355-300 Mabong Songjong-gil, Song-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do