One of the three great naval
battles that Admiral Lee lead occurred at Uldolmok.
The width of the place is about 294km, and the speed of the water
is fastest in Asia. It looks like a flooded river even though it
is actually sea water. It roars while soaring up and flowing downward.
In 1592,(25th year under the reign of Sunjo) there were a
lot of party strifes and trickery. On April 13th of that year, Japanese
invaders on battleships crossed the ocean and arrived in Pusan.
On May 3rd, Seoul was totally surrounded by the invaders. Though
Chong Hejin raised a royal army and fought bravely against the invaders,
he was defeated because the army was inferior in number.
At this time. Admiral Lee lead the 12 battleships left and
fooled the Japanese using the speed of the Uldolmok, with the help
of the district people. A heaping straw pile was formed th pretend
that they had a lot of provisions and women danced round and round,
hand un hand. They pretended to have a great number of soldiers.
Confused and embarrassed, the inbaders, decdibed by the trick, were
buried at sea. It is said that the survival of the country is owed
to Admiral Lee and cooperation of the Honam people.