Sea with forest of seaweed in foreshore of Lias coast
Wando-gun in Korea is formed by 265 small and large islands. Its lias beach is formed by foreshore and seaweeds, and elvan rocks and saltpeter are under the sea contributing to abundant nutritious minerals giving nutrition to 2,200 types of sea organisms which are the fewest in Korea.
Foreshore (64.8㎢) is formed in every coast and sea forest (of seaweeds) on the coastal waters absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen to purify the water. Elvan rocks with high content of germanium on the coastal line contribute to marine industry in Korea. 81% of total abalone production in Korea is produced here, and kelp, sea mustard and seaweed fulvescens production is almost 60% the total production in Korea.
Korea Wando Seaweed Exhibition
Based on the hevenly natural conditions, '2017 Korea Wando Seaweed Exhibition' is planned to be held for 24 days, April 14 2017 to May 7, 2017 in Wando, the capital of clean waters of Korea under the theme 'promise of seaweed, challenge to the future!' Seaweed themed international exhibition' will create an opportunity to look at the past, current and future of seaweeds including laver, sea mustard, kelp and fusiformes that are appraised as healthy food.
This exhibition will be a site of exchanging the ecological and food nutrition values of seaweed, potentials of developing into future industry and other various information and technology as an industrial fair focused on businesses participated by around 150 seaweed related companies and institutions from around 20 countries. Also, this exhibition will become a place of expanding the consumer market for seaweed in and out of Korea and searching for new added values as a national future growth driving industry such as new materials, new drugs and bio-energy.
The view point on Beombawi offering a panoramin view over Cheongsando is also famous for high spirit.
Sinji Myeongsasimni Beach
First Pilot Blue Flag Certification as Best Beach in South Sea
Admiral Jang Bo-go, approximately 1,200 years ago, built a camp in Wando to gain control of marine trade force and established the trade route with China and Japan. He was a politician based on the belief that "the person who conquers the sea conquers the world," a trader, a navigator, and a military strategist.
Jang Bo-go was originally from Wando, Silla. He built Cheonghaejin in Wando and managed the international marine trade between Silla, Tang and Japan and spread the dignity of marine King. Jang built Beophwawon in Jeoksan in Seokdo, Sanghwangbong in Wando and Jeju as a long-cherished desire to build buddhist temples.
Since 2016, Wando-gun has been awarding "Jang Bo-go Award" to entrepreneurs as 'Today's Jang Bo-go' to appreciate the spreading of marine exploring spirit and challenging spirit of Jang Bo-go.
In 2016, the grand award (by chairman of the National Assembly) went to Bong-gyu Cha (Zhejiang, China), award of excellency (by Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy) went to Yeon-su Lee (New Zealand) and award of excellency (by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) went to Young-sik Jang (Japan). Jang Bo-go Memorial Center is planning to hold a special exhibition to promote and display the awards.
- Artifacts of Cheonghaejin
- Artifacts of Cheonghaejin
- ChangPoGo Memorial Hall
Pro-golfer Choi Gyung-ju, representing Korea.
He is a man of Wando who was born and grew up in Wando.
Looking at his sincerity and endurance, which do not give up in the midst of difficult conditions, people call him tank.
Starting to play golf at the age of 17, Choi is now shoulder to shoulder with internationally known players. He has raised the dignity of Korea by accomplishing the most wins as an Asian after winning total 8 times from PGA tour.