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Revision as of 14:53, 22 March 2011

Mokpo (Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula.

Understand

Get in

By plane

Mokpo and Gwangju are both serviced by Muan International Airport. Flights operate on the Gimpo-Mokpo route, and sometimes on the Jeju-do route. However, the airport is 22km from the city.

By boat

There are regular ferries between Mokpo and Jeju-do, and also to some smaller islands in the southwest. Ferries to Jeju cost between 25,000 and 49,000 won, depending on how fast you want to get there. Cheaper ferries take about 5 hours, and faster ones can make it in about 3.

By bus

Mokpo is about five hours from both Seoul and Busan by bus, and there are regular fares to and from both, costing around 25,000 won. From Ansan to Mokpo costs 19,000 won.

By train

Trains run regularly to Mokpo, which is the last station on the rails in the southwest. The KTX line splits in Daejeon, and only the Honam line continues west. Thus, passengers heading to Mokpo must travel through Seo(West-)Daejeon station. From there, the trip takes just over two hours on the KTX and costs 25,000 won.

The intercity bus terminal is a 10-minute (5,000-won) cab ride from the ferry terminal and train station. City bus 1 also runs this route, and costs 1,100 won.

Get around

Mokpo Bus Routes (Korean map)

See

  • Gatbawi Park Museum
  • Yudalsan Park

Do

Buy

Eat

Mokpo is famous for its raw ray, although regular Korean fare is available as usual.

Drink

  • Moe's Bar and Grille, Rose Street (Upstairs from Eleven AM Cafe.). 8PM-2AM. Nice western bar run by a guy from California. Offers countless kinds of beers and cocktails. Free popcorn. 2,500-10,000 won.

Sleep

  • Kumho Beach Hotel : 40,000 won. Clean and modern rooms. Cable, Internet and PC in the rooms. Five minutes from the train station and not far from the ferries. 061 2425700. Kumho is a very tall building which can be seen from a distance. If you go to the surrounding area, there are many smaller lovelier motels.
  • Shinan Beach Hotel : 100,000 won. Regarded as Mokpo's top hotel. Rooms are mainly "ondol" floor-heated, or twin. 50% discount during off-peak season. 061 243 3399 [1]

Contact

Get out

To continue on to the islands to the south by bus, visitors must depart from the intercity bus terminal. A ticket on a coach bus to the island of Jindo costs 6,000 won and the trip takes just over an hour. This bus runs every 30-45 minutes from 6:15 - 20:30


Routes through Mokpo
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