Sipja Donggul

Shipjagul - The Cross-Shaped Cave

Useful Information

Location: Haegeumgang island, Hallyeo Marine National Park. Boats depart from Haegeumgang, Dojangpo, Hak-dong, Gujora, and Chungmu.
Fee: Adults 1300won, Children (14-19) 600won, Children (0-13) 300won. [2005]
Dimension: L=280m.
Guided tours:  
Address: Haegeum Marine Ocean Park, Tel: +82-55-632-8787.
Jangseungpo Cruise, Tel: +82-55-681-6565.
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Sipja Donggul is an impressive through cave, with two passages which both run through the complete island. They cross in the middle of the island, hence the name. The passages are 100m long from east to west and 180m long from south to north.

The cave is at water level, and it is visited on boat trips to the island. In rare cases, if the water is very calm, the tour boat is able to enter the cave.

Haegeumgang island are two close limestone towers, which are generally put together. It is called the Geumgang (Sea Diamond) of the South Sea. The summit of the steep island is called Ilweolkwanam (116m asl), and is promoted for its fine views of the sunrise, sunset and moonrise. The whole island is only 0.1km² big. The limestone forms characteristic cliffs like the Saja Bawui (Lion Rock).