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Fantastic drive course created by Sihwaho - Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Dongjeongri Dinosaur Egg Fossil

Fantastic drive course created by Sihwaho

Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

The wind passes over a vast reed field and migratory birds fly and rest. There is a drive course where you can enjoy your own time while looking at the scenery spread out from the window. There is also a long spectacle of walking through the reeds in search of dinosaur traces. Let's feel the happiness of a half-day outing with the fantastic drive course created by Sihwaho. It is a course where you can buy abundant seafood at the Sagang Market and taste the godfather and clam noodles.

The road to Dinosaur Egg Fossil in Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, was a place where the seawater shook. Wetland plants, such as reeds and turkeys, began to grow on the reclaimed land created by the creation of the Sihwa Seawall. As the ground hardened, it became possible to walk to the islands called upper salt, heavy salt, and lower salt, and found about 30 eggs and over 200 dinosaur eggs. It was in 1999. These dinosaur egg fossils are considered to be the world's three largest dinosaur egg fossils and were designated as a natural monument No. 414 in 2000.

Sihwa Lake Reclaimed Road
A trail leading through a wide reed field leads to a wooden deck. Its length is 1.53km, so if you walk slowly between the reed fields, it is a wonderful way to forget even the thoughts of dinosaur eggs. It seems to be walking in an unrealistic landscape where there is only sunlight and wind. There is a small observation deck and log bench in the middle, so you can take a break. This is where the vast reed field washes your eyes and the wind blows your heart.
Trail to Dinosaur Egg Traces
Heavy Han Dinosaur Egg Fossil
The wooden deck leads to the four rocky mountains that were once islands. The rocky mountain composed of red conglomerate and sandstone reveals the traces of the sea water. Among them, dinosaur fossils found in heavy salt have been released to the public. In addition to heavy salt, dinosaur egg fossils have been found on chicken islands and ant islands in the northeast, and many dinosaur egg fossils are expected to be hidden on the bottom of tidal flats. This is because this area was a colony of dinosaurs.
Family looking at the reed field
The Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era 100 million years ago, when many dinosaurs stayed here and laid eggs, is a long time ago. However, I think the dinosaur traces may still be hidden under the vast reed field, so it seems that the dinosaur will walk out with a ‘kung-kung’ footsteps somewhere.
Dinosaur egg fossil learning version of heavy salt is a dinosaur egg fossil that is gathered in the middle of the earth. It is not possible to determine what dinosaur the mother was, but the small size suggests that it was a herbivorous dinosaur.
Dinosaur egg fossil learning version of heavy salt
Dinosaur eggs fossil

If you walk the long reed trail again and go to the visitor center, you can find a description of dinosaur egg fossils and various materials about dinosaurs. The fossils of the Korea Ceratops Hwaseong Nsys found in the nearby Jeokok Port breakwater are also displayed. It is a new genus and species of horned dinosaur that was first discovered in Korea, meaning `` Korean ceratopsian dinosaur found in Mars. '' It is also unusual to see the process of processing dinosaur eggs fossils. On the second floor, the movie hall screens images of the dinosaur age environment every 20 minutes.

Dinosaur Egg Fossil Mountain Visitor Center
Dinosaur Egg Fossil Mountain Visitor Center
Let's get out of the Dinosaur Egg Fossil of Jeongjeong-ri and go to the Sihwa Lake Observatory, operated by the Korea Water Resources Corporation. Sihwa Embankment, Daebu Island, and Sihwa Lake reclamation area are all at a glance. It is still unpaved, so you have to run for a while on a bumpy, unpaved road, but it is a place where word of mouth is also known as a photo club's outlook because of the beautiful sunset over the reclamation area.
The sunset seen from the Sihwa Lake Observatory
When you come back and head for Masan-ri, the full-scale drive course begins. Masan-ri, formerly a seaside port town, is a famous producer of Songsan grapes. The vineyards in the low hills are spectacular, especially when you pass Masan-ri on a summer day when the grapes are ripening, the sweet grape scent vibrates. You can also buy freshly picked grapes from a roadside retailer.
Fish Island from the Reclaimed Road
The reclamation road starts at the end of Masan-ri. After passing a short unpaved section with the island on the left side, famous for the light aircraft boarding experience, you will see an asphalt pavement that stretches out. It is a way to run slowly while being escorted by shiny reeds under the sunshine. This reed field is large enough to resemble the great plains of foreign countries, and has become a regular filming location for TV dramas and movies.
When the Sihwa Seawall floodgate opens, water enters here, creating an environment like a tidal flat, transforming it into a habitat for various animals. Shiwha Lake once smelled rotten, causing many people's worries and sighs. However, nature proved to have the ability to purify and regenerate itself, and it brought new life. Elk and bunting run, egrets and mallards fly for food.
The reed field is becoming a regular location
This road should slow down as fast as possible and pass slowly. Birds floating on water in search of food may be amazed. Birdwatchers, who watch cars from the side of the road with a telescope, can be bored.
“You have to be careful when crossing this road. The birds are surprised by the noise of the vehicle. We're hiding here in the car and watching the birds. Sometimes, because of the people driving in a hurry, when the birds are surprised and go away, they go to another place again. The grandmother in the white car down there watches the birds all the way back and forth all day, and I really like birds. ”
This is a story of a low-pitched voice by a searcher on the road to take a picture.
The bird's mind floats in peace, making the viewer's mind peaceful. A willow tree that grows with roots in its roots makes a reclaimed land like a picture.
The mountain overlooking the willow is an island called Hyeongdo. At one time, fishing boats went in and out, but now they have been incorporated into reclamation lands and have become islands rather than islands.
Sihwa Lake is becoming a shelter for birds
With Hyeongdo Island on the right, the road bends sharply and continues along the transmission tower of the Sihwa Seawall Tidal Power Plant. In the distance, the building forest of Songdo New Town also follows. There are long towers of pylons towering over the sea, and you can often see them filming music videos against a unique scenery.
The bird-watching bird is on the camera
The road now passes through Mokseom Island to Daebudo Island. It is a moment that has just crossed the border between Hwaseong and Ansan. On the road to the giant wind turbine, you can turn the car's audio volume up a bit. Open the car window and feel the romance of the traveler while feeling the cool breeze. Even if there are no special attractions or events, the true taste of a drive trip is to enjoy the fact that you have left your daily life.
Hyeongdo, an island that has become a land as a reclamation site of Sihwa Lake

In front of the wind turbine, the road is divided into two branches. If you go to the right, Sihwa Seawall is on the left, and Daebu Island, famous for grilled clams and clams, is the street of clams. Fill the hungry stomach with a bowl of Kalguksu with a long drive.

Road along the transmission tower of Sihwaho tidal power plant
Daebudo Island where the clams and noodles collection is gathered
You can run the road from Daebu-do to Seonjae-do to Yeongheung-do, and you can go back and enjoy a leisurely drive once again. On the way back, stop by Sagang Market. Sagang Market is a port fishing market that boasted a large scale until the time of the Sihwa Dynasty. Even now, clams, clams, jukkumi, and octopus are abundant, and you can also taste the seafood that has been prepared on the spot in the restaurant inside.
It's a great drive trip where you can enjoy the joy of daily escape without much preparation.
Sagang market scenery
Seafood from Sagang Market
Travel information

* Hwaseong City Hall Tourism Promotion Section 031-369-6018
* Jungjeong-ri Dinosaur Egg Fossil Visitor Center 031-357-3951


* Jungjeong-ri Dinosaur Egg Fossil

West Coast Highway Bibong IC → Turn right toward Hwaseong City Hall and Jebudo (National Highway No. 313) → Turn right towards Sagang Intersection, Gojeongri (National Highway No. 305) → Move along Dinosaur Egg Fossil Road → Visitor Center for Dinosaur Egg Fossil Mountain

* Godfather

Dinosaur Egg Fossil → Go to Sagang Intersection → Masanri → Eomseom → Go along Lakeside Road → Daebu Island

2. Delicious

National Treasure 966 Old Tofu: Tofu Mushroom Hotpot / 407, Madobuk-ro, Madodo-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-355-7966
Cheongmi Restaurant: Live fish society, Maeuntang / 177, Sagang-ro, Songsan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-357-7822
Woori Wheat Kalguksu: Bajirak Kalguksu / 1361, Daebu Hwanggeum-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do / 032-884-9083
Yunsook Inesone Kalguksu: Bajirak Kalguksu / 1425 Daebu Hwanggeum-ro, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do / 032-882-1947


Haneul Sarangchae Pension: 16-4, Eomseom-gil 259beon-gil, Songsan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do / 031-357-1711

White House Pension: 327-22, Eomseom-gil, Songsan-myeon, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do / 010-9533-8288
Daebudo Pension Village: 25, Chamsal 4-gil, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do / 1566-3315 / www.daebudovil.com
Sun Rich Leisure Town: 203 Gubong-gil, Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do / 032-884-6622

※ The above information was updated in February 2019, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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