- Islands of Incheon
Meditate the Pain of DivisionYellow Corbina Island, Yeonpyeongdo
Yeonpyeongdo Island was once abundant with yellow corbina.
As the fish has been depleted, crabs have taken the place, but the fish accounted for enormous part of the history of the island.
It is said that catching the fish was begun by a great commander, Im Gyeong-eop who served in the era of King Injo of the Joseon Dynasty.
The Peace Park is dedicated for the fallen heroes of the Battle of Yeonpyeong. Tanks, armored vehicles and helicopters are on display.
It has the clearest view on North Korea and the Chinese fishing boats which are illegally fishing around the Northern Limited Line.
Until the Japanese colonialism, the island’s administrative and living zones belong to Hwanghae-do.
More than 70% of the residents are the displaced from Hwanghae-do. During the Korean War, they left their home for a while, but still can’t go back.
On the Manghyangbi Monument at the observation, Manghyangga, which sings for the sorrow of the displaced, is inscribed.
Eomae, the hot and painful feeling are still aching
Eomae, heart sheds tears of blood
Eomae, my Eomae in the hometown
The grass of home where Eomae has slept
I want to touch it before I die
On our way to the security education hall, which was built since the 2010 shelling, we can spot another evidence of the shelling.
In outdoor exhibition area, civilian houses attacked with artillery are being preserved intact.
Main facilities of the education hall
- Location : 174 Yeonpyeong-ri, Yeonpyeong-meon
- Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (※ It can be subject to change in winter season.)
- Closed: every Mondays, New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day), Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
- Admission: free
Since June 7, 1999, North Korean Navy began to violate the NLL. Korean Navy began ramming and hitting against their operations. When North Korea fired, Korean navy immediately retaliated for the next 14 minutes before breaking off the engagement. Yeonpyeongdo is an island where visitors can realize the importance of security and peace along with the beautiful scenery.