Moses' Miracle


Internationally renowned, "Jindo's Sea Way" is
a natural phenomenon that occurs when the waters around the island of Jindo recede to reveal a long path connecting Hoedong-ri with the neighboring Modo-ri. The seaway is formed because of the great difference between the ebb and flow of the tide. The path is 10 to 40 meters wide and 2.9 km long.
This phenomenon occurs regardless of the speed of the tide or waves. Every year, around half a million foreign tourists and local tourists come to witness this marvelous phenomenon in February of the lunar calendar.

A variety of lively festivals take place to mark the occasion such as Ganggangsuwollae (Korean traditional circle dance), Ssitkim-gut (a shaman ritual, consoling the souls of he dead), Deul Norae (songs people sing while working in the fields), Tasiraegi, Manga (songs of consolation sung at burial ceremonies), and Buknori (drum performance). A French Ambassador, who visited Jindo Island in 1975, first introduced "Jindo's Sea Way" to the world, by contributing an article to a French newspaper saying that he has seen Moses's Miracle in Korea.

In 1996, the Japanese popular singer Taentoyosiri sang about Jindo's Sea Way, which was a great hit. This song motivated a lot of Japanese tourists to visit the site.