An Island of Smiles-Wando
'Wando (The Smiling island)' was so named because the very thought of it brings a smile to the face. Located at the southern-most part of the Korean Peninsula,Wando is one of Korea's top 6 islands. It consists of 54 inhabited and 147 uninhabited islands.
Established to sweep the pirates from the seas,Cheonghaejin was built by General ChangPoGo in 828, the third year of King Heungdeok's regin. This 10,000-troop military base built in the area of Jangwa-ri,Daeya-ri and Jukcheong-ri also played a prominent role in promoting cultural exchange between Korea, China and Japan as a center of maritime trade. Wando, an advance base to the world during the 9th century, is a dream city, a place which to see the future of global maritime history.