This 484 m-long and 11.7 m-wide Grand
Jindo Bridge connects Nokjin in Kunnae-myeon, Jindo with Hakdong,
in Munnae-myeon of Haenam.
Ever since its completion, on October 18, 1984, it has been a major
Tourists enjoy beautiful sunsets from the bridge, as well as its
view of night. The quick currents and whirl pools of Uldulmok Passage,
right below the bridge, offer an eye-catching scene.
Ēš Location: Nokjin, Kunnae-myeon, Jindo-gun
& Hakdong, Munnae-myeon, Haenam
Uldulmok Passage is well-known as one of the three major battle
sites of Admiral Yi Sun-sin during the Japanese invasion at the
end of the 15th century. The passage is 294 m wide, about the width
of the Han River in Seoul, and the water flows at 11 knots/hour,
the fastest seawater current in all of Asia. The water makes a loud
roaring sound, as if young men were shouting in their loudest voices.
There are also whirl pools in the passage, making it difficult for
ships to travel against the flow.
The sea below looks more like a flowing river than a sea.
The water rolls and swirls, and crashes in the passage because of
its narrowness. It strikes the rocky cliffs on both sides, bouncing
back and whirling furiously around.