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Travel to Hwajinpo Lake

A place where the lake and the sea meet amidst a dense pine forest

Hwajinpo Lake, which is the largest lagoon in Korea, is an important passage in the local ecosystem where there is a seawater-freshwater interface.

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Walking Alongside the Hwajinpo Lake

It is easy to walk along the forest trail adjacent to the Hwajinpo Lake as it is relatively flat with gentle slopes.

Hwajinpo Lake Colored with Romance

Hwajinpo Lake was given its name as the beach rose (Rosa rugosa) blooms all around the lake every summer.

01. Travel Back in Time to Look Back on the Modern and Contemporary History of Hwajinpo Lake

Because of its splendid natural environment, famous figures had vacation homes in the area before and after the Korean War and they remain to this day as important cultural heritage sites.

HISTORY 01 화진포의 성
Castle at Hwajinpo
(Villa of Kim Ilsung)

It has striking scenery as it is surrounded by a dense pine forest comprised of a century-old trees.

  • 280, Hwajinpo-gil, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
HISTORY 02 이기붕부통령 별장
Vice President Lee Gi-bung’s Villa
with the Scent of Park Maria

After being used as a resort for the executive members of the Communist Party of Korea following the liberation of Korea from the Japanese colonial rule, it was used as a private vacation home by Park Maria, the wife of Lee Gi-bung, the former Vice President of the Republic of Korea.

  • 280, Hwapori-gil, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
HISTORY 03 이승만대통령 화진포기념관
Rhee Syng-man Hwajinpo Memorial Hall,
Where the Former President Built His Vacation Home and Enjoyed Fishing

The memorial hall presents a biography of Rhee Syng-man including his accomplishments. A wide range of articles that belonged to the former President of the Republic of Korea are on display here.

  • 33, Iseungmanbyeoljang-gil, Hyeonnae-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
02. to Learn About the Sea and Lake Marine Ecosystem Exploration at Hwajinpo Lake

Enjoy a fun and informative time through the exhibitions under various themes such as coral islands, tropical fish, submarine tunnels, ecology experience, climate and the environment.

MUSEUM 01 화진포 생태박물관
Hwajinpo Ecological Museum Celebrating the One-Thousand-Year History of the Lake

At the three exhibition halls on each floor, visitors can learn about the formation process of Hwajinpo Lake, taxidermies and fossils of hundreds of species, and lifelike models.

  • 280, Hwajinpo-gil, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
  • Hwajinpo Ecological Museum 033-681-8311
MUSEUM 02 해양박물관
Hwajinpo Marine Museum Illustrating the Beauty of Fish

Hwajinpo Marine Museum, which will instantly catch your eye with its vessel shape, has around 40,000 exhibits of 1,500 fish and shellfish species inhabiting the East Sea on display.

  • 412, Hwajinpo-gil, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
  • Hwajinpo Marine Museum 033-682-7300