Mokpo is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Mokpo has frequent high-speed train services to Seoul and is the terminus for a number of ferry routes serving islands in the adjacent Yellow Sea and Dadohae National Maritime Park.
MOKPO JAYOU MARKET·NAMJIN NIGHT MARKET
Mokpo Jayou Market is located near Mokpo Station and is started out as a gathering of individual shops opened and operated by local owners. It was officially recognized as a market in 1999, quickly growing in size after that; the market currently has over 220 shops.
In continuation of the market’s growth, the Namjin Night Market started opening in 2015. The night market takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings and is filled with vendors selling popular marketplace foods.
Hongtaksamhap, which can only be eaten in Mokpo, means eating well-fermented skate and steamed pork slices served with Kimchi, and cool makgeolli.
Address: 122, Jayoo-Ro, Mokpo-Si, Jeollanam-Do
MOKPO MARINE CABLE CAR
Mokpo Marine Cable Car offers visitors an amazing view of the old downtown of Mokpo, and the surrounding natural scenery, including Yudalsan Mountain and the southern sea. Crossing a length of 3.23 kilometers at an x_height of 155 meters, it is the longest and highest cable car in Korea and was established to become the main attraction that represents Mokpo's cultural tourism.
Address: 240, Haeyangdaehak-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
GATBAWI ROCK AND PEDESTRIAN SEA BRIDGE
Gatbawi Rock, the tourist treasure of Mokpo, Natural Monument No. 500, looks like two standing people with a bamboo hat. It welded tuff was made as volcanic ash was hardened about 80 million years ago. Pedestrian Sea Bridge was built on the sea to enable us to see Gatbawi Rock without taking a ship to appreciate the nightscape. The pedestrian bridge floating on the sea is 298m long and 3.6-4.6m wide.
Gatbawi Rock Pedestrian Sea Bridge:
- 05:00-23:00 during the winter season
- 05:00-24:00 during summer season (closed in case of poor weather)
Address: 105, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
MOKPO SPECIALTY SEAFOOD MARKET
Mokpo Specialty Seafood Market is a modern seafood market built in the location of the previous Dongmyeong-dong Fish Market. The market has parking for the convenience of shoppers, as well as 125 stalls selling everything from fresh fish for sashimi, dried fish, and fermented fish.
Address: 267, Haean-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Mokpo Skywalk is located near the coast of Yudal Amusement Park in Daeban-dong. This place is 54m in length and 15m in height, and you can experience the feeling of walking on the sea from 15m in the sky, and it is a good spot for taking photos with Mokpo Bridge and Gohado in the background.
Address: 59 Maritime Daehak-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
MOKPO CULTURE & ARTS CENTER
Mokpo Culture & Arts Center is in Yonghae-dong, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do. The center opened in July 1997 and has two buildings, an exhibition hall, which includes seven exhibition rooms and two special rooms, and a performance hall, which has a 698-seat auditorium. Mokpo Culture & Arts Center was established to provide opportunities for the local community to enjoy cultural and creative arts.
Address: 102, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
MOKPO MODERN HISTORY MUSEUM I
As one of the oldest buildings found in Mokpo, it was built in 1900 for consul duty during the Japanese colonial era. Afterwards, the building served various roles, being Mokpo City Hall before changing to a municipal library, and then the Mokpo Cultural Institute. The building opened as a history museum in 2014.
Closed on Monday.
Address: 6, Yeongsan-ro 29beon-gil, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
MOKPO MODERN HISTORY MUSEUM II
Established in June 1920, the building of the Mokpo Modern History Museum used to be the Mokpo branch of the Oriental Development Company. This Renaissance-style building dates back to the Japanese colonial era and serves as a reminder of the Korea's past.
Address: 18, Beonhwa-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do