10 Things to Do in Mokpo That You Shouldn't Miss

November 9, 2017 Mollie Coke

Mokpo (Korean pronunciation: [mok̚.pʰo]; Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula, close to Yudal mountain. Mokpo has frequent train service connecting in Daejon to Seoul, and is the terminus for a number of ferry routes serving islands in the adjacent Yellow Sea and Dadohae National Maritime Park.
Restaurants in Mokpo

1. Yudal Mountain

Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Yudal Mountain

Reviewed By jennie21021984 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

A walk up to the two peaks of Yudal Mountain is a rewarding experience. It only takes around an hour to get up to the tallest peak and each turn gives you better and better views. There are lots of places to stop, rest, take photos and even picnic if it takes your fancy! Some of the paths are very steep or the steps may be small so make sure you wear trainers or comfy shoes. We really enjoyed using the opportunity to get our bearings in Mokpo as it is our new home. I know well will climb Yudal many more times yet!

2. Gatbawi Rock

Yonghae-dong, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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4 based on 39 reviews

Gatbawi Rock

Reviewed By Brittany B

My host family took me for a walk to this rock the frst morning I was in Mokpo! I loved every minute of it and the quality time I was able to spend with my adopted family! I would definitely recommend the walk and seeing the natural beauty of the city!

3. Korean National Maritime Museum

136 Namnong-ro, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea +82 61-270-2000
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Korean National Maritime Museum

Reviewed By ChrisThomas1991 - Jakarta, Indonesia

This museum is located next to Mokpo harbour, allowing visitors a comparative perspective on Korean watercraft. Ancient vessels rest just a short distance away from their modern counterparts, giving tourists an idea of what the ships exhibited in the museum might have been used for in daily life. Not much in the way of English descriptions, with many of the captions available only in Korean. However, a guide was on hand to explain each of the exhibits when I visited. The great views of the adjacent harbour were definitely a plus!

4. Mokpo Bridge

Jukgyo-dong, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Mokpo Bridge

Reviewed By Greg C - Ottawa, Canada

If you are travelling to Mokpo, and you enjoy photography, you will not be disappointed. Of the numerous sites to capture images of in Mokpo, taking a picture of the Mokpo Bridge is certainly a highlight. The bridge is an architectural marvel, and is especially nice to photograph as the sun is setting and within an hour after sunset when the bridge lights start to come on. Be sure to bring your tripod!
The are a number of great access points near the beach in Mokpo on Haeyangdaehak-ro. This is the road that the Marine University is on.
The image I took is within an hour of sunset and I was positioned on a concrete boardwalk that juts out into the water beside the beach....
This area is accessible by bus, by car, or by taxi, and is a beautiful place to just walk as the sun is setting, while the ships are sounding their horns.......very peaceful.....enjoy!

5. Mokpo Modern History Museum

6 Jungang-dong 2-ga, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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4 based on 24 reviews

Mokpo Modern History Museum

Reviewed By Chris S - Toronto, Canada

This small museum near Yudalsan is worth visiting. It provides visitors with a photographic history of South Korea during the 20th century. Many of the photos focus on Mokpo and Jeollanam-do and provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of the region. Be warned, this museum isn’t for the faint of heart. Many of their photos deal with the worst elements of the Japanese occupation of Korea.

6. Mokpo Cultural Center

34, Haean-ro 249beon-gil, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea +82 61-244-0044
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mokpo Cultural Center

Reviewed By Oliver S - Sheffield

Housed in the former Japanese consulate this museum has interesting displays about the history of Mokpo and the building. It's a good place to start your visit to Mokpo as it covers the history of some other attractions and the view from the Gardens give a good overview of the town.
Make sure to visit the former WWII bomb shelters at the rear of the building.

7. Mokpo Natural History Museum

9-28 Yonghae-dong, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea +82 61-274-3655
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Mokpo Natural History Museum

Reviewed By Reinaldo S - Caracas, Venezuela

Traveling back in time, we will find dinosaurs skeletons at natural size and a lot of information about the existence of these big animals in a beautiful scenario and modern installations. This museum has a lot of Exhibitions about the nature of korea and it is a great educational experience that I recommend for the whole family. Because many exhiitions are in korean, i strongly recommend to rent audio phones with english guided tour, available at the front desk in the museum. The acces price is cheap (4 Us $ or less for adult) and easy to reach by bus.

8. Yudalsan Sculpture Park

Jukgyo-dong, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
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4 based on 16 reviews

Yudalsan Sculpture Park

Reviewed By John V - Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

Don't let the 'International' in the name fool you, - only six of the park's dozens of sculptures are from non-Koreans. Originally opened in November 1982, this was the first outdoor park for sculptures in Korea. The 48,000 square-meter park originally displayed sculptures leased from the Korea Sculpture Park Society. When the lease expired, however, the sculptures were removed. In August 2008, the park reopened with a new set of sculptures representing the theme Nature, Culture, and Sculpture. It's a nice variety of art, from completely abstract to some with a more understandable meaning.

9. Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Prize Memorial Hall

68, Samhak-ro 92beon-gil, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do 58751, South Korea +82 61-245-5660
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Prize Memorial Hall

Reviewed By pmbhandari - Incheon, Incheon, South Korea

The former President Kim Dae Jung received the Nobel peace prize. It shows Mr. President's struggle for Democracy in Korea. It's hard to believe that 30 years ago this county was not what it is now. I was quite impressed and Koreans who were with me shared similar feeling.

10. Gungniphaeyangyumuljeonsigwan

8, Yonghae-dong, Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea +82 61-270-2030
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Gungniphaeyangyumuljeonsigwan

Reviewed By 믿을만한리뷰어

목포에 많은 박물관을 둘러봤지만 그중에 꽤나 괜찮았던 곳 이다.
지하1층 지상 2층으로 이루어져 있었고 2000점이 넘는 자료가 전시되어 있어 지루하지 않았다.
해양유물과 관련하여 어린이 혹은 관련 종사자 등이 방문한다면 즐거운 시간을 보낼 수 있을 것 같다.
1시간 정도면 둘러볼 수 있다.
직접 방문해 보기를 추천하는 곳이다.

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