Homigot Sunrise Plaza, Pohang

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  • From Busan beyond Gyeongju to Pohang from Pohang is at the tip of the peninsula, so one hour? How much it. But I went there once was for good.
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  • My period in Pohang was brief, actually, all the Koreans saw me and asked "why are you going to Pohang. There's nothing there! ". I went just by the sight of Sunrise Homigot is located in the most extreme point of Korea and 12 miles from the Centre of Pohang, a considerable distance to someone who needs to get around by bus, car or taxi. As my intention was to watch the rising sun at the site, I chose to take a taxi-when there is the possibility of public transportation, however, the trip is approximately 1:20-, while in a taxi, 1 hour. The price was 33000 won, what is fair considering the path and time (5:00 am). Lost in the darkness of the long edge, unfortunately there isn't much lighting in addition to the highway around. There is a convenience store in front, but is the only one in the whole region, and depending on the schedule, it's hard to get a cab to go back. Homigot region is the first point which the Sun "plays" to South Korea, and highly sought after by lovers of photography (or amateurs like me) who seek to have a remarkable vision and a significant photo of that moment. As a matter of angle, you can fit the Sun one of the fingers of the hand, the famous lighting! There is only this to be observed, but also the pier which features the cardinal points and some statues, for example, a boy who points to the West. There are two hands: one on the pier, which if I'm not mistaken, means land, and the famous hand submerged. All seeking to remind people that coexistimos and we have to help each other. Is a significant place when you want to remember here in Asia, haha. As I was in a time nothing moved, unfortunately not followed the tourist life there, but the square is huge and is a-if not the most popular of Pohang and region.
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  • Visted there shortly with a friend living in Pohang to see the ocean and the hand sculptures. Famous place for sun rising, don’t go there New Year’s eve till New Year’s morning as it’s too much crowde...  more »
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  • Homigot is a point of land jutting out into the East Sea, is located to the east of urban Pohang in Daebo-myeon. Homigot is one of the easternmost points on the Korean peninsula and as such serves every year as a gathering place for thousands to greet Korea's first sunrise of the New Year. The beach is also home to the famous Hands of Harmony sculpture.
  • Just beautiful day at Pohang
  • Amazing place. There is a park by the sea, Hand of Coexistence (The one is in the seaside avenue, and the other, which mostly amazed me and is liked by the birds - is in the sea), and a Lighthouse. Homigot is located at the easternmost end of the Korean peninsula, in what is thought to be the tail of the tiger based on Korean peninsula geography. When Kim Jeongho made the Daedongyeojido Map, he visited this place seven times to confirm this area is in fact the easternmost part of Korea. Following the resources of Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, the sunrise time of Homigot is at 7:32 am, making it the earliest sunrise in Korea since January 1, 1999. Homigot Sunrise Festival was held here for the first time during the period from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000 as a national festival. Also, there are other tourism spots including Homigot Lighthouse, established in 1908 and Korea’s largest scale, Lighthouse Museum, Monument to Commemorate Lee Yuk-sa’s Patriotism, and Daebo Seawater Bath, using pure seawater of Donghae ocean. Sunrise Plaza was the venue for the nationally designated sunrise festival in 2000 and 2001, and a sunrise festival is held annually in the area. When completed, Homigot Tourism Complex and Homigot Specializing Ocean Leisure Complex will be the largest tourism complex in the eastern coast district including an ocean aquarium, Ocean Ecological Park, Youth Training Culture Facilities, beach dome, and accommodation facilities like tourism hotel, condominium, and other various stores as well. Sangsaeng’s Hand, a two-part bronze sculpture shaped like a pair of hands, was constructed in December 1999 after starting the construction work in June. It is a signature symbol of the sunrise festival. The left hand is on the land and the right hand is in the ocean. It was built to give the message that all people are living together by helping one another like Sangsaeng, meaning coexistence in Korean. The base of the platform is an image of the sun and its two round rings refer to harmony. These two hands have memorial sprits of reconciliation and coexistence for celebrating a new millennium.
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