Gyeongnam’s south coast is surrounded by squadrons of islands. One of these, Geojedo, is the second largest in the country; despite a heavy amount of industrialization, it retains some worthwhile sights, particulary rocky Haegeumgang, a coastal formation best viewed by boat. Dozens of other islands have been placed under the protective banner of Hallyeo Haesang, one of only three national marine parks in the country; these are best accessed from Tongyeong, a coastal city whose square harbour must rank as one of Korea’s most scenic.

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