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[Goseong] Hwajinpoho Lake

  • AddressHwapo-ri, Geojin-eup, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
  • InformationGoseong County Culture & Tourism Department : (033)680-3361~3
  • HolidaysOpen all year around
  • Homepagehttp://tour.goseong.org
  • PublishedDecember 1, 2014
  • RevisedDecember 5, 2016


Merged with river and sea, largest natural lake river in East Sea, migratory birds surrounded by dense pine forest



In Goseong-gun, there are two lagoon created where the river downstream and sea meet. One is Songjiho Lake, and the other one is largest lake of East sea circumference about 16 Km, Hwajinpoho Lake. When the winter comes, lake looks golden field cause of reeds are all fall down on the lake and it seems like it. There was story about blind Kim Seon-Dal cheated and sold Hwajinpo Lake to Seoul wealthy that it is big space of field.



Hwajinpo Lake is surrounded by evergreens with pine trees which is swallow, clean water and white sandy beaches formatted Myeongsasimni(明沙十里). Especially it is one of the best for sea bathing place where the white sand has smooth and no insects or ants.



Hwajinpo Lake is the largest lagoon near the East Sea, and has many ancient artifacts around it, because of its excellent scenery, Hwajinpo-castle in Kim Il-Seong of North Korea, South Korean president Lee Seung-Man, and vice president Ki-Boong’s summer houses remain here.
Also, Hwajinpo Lake is an important place for migratory birds and swans in the winter. 



Information by
Goseong County, Korea Tourism Organization







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