Parting Of The Sea

Every year at the end of February and again in mid-June, extremely low tide causes a natural land connecting the main Jindo island and smaller Modo island in South Korea. The pass stays for about an hour before being submerged again.

The event is celebrated by a local festival called “Jindo’s Sea Way” when visitors and tourists gather to watch the phenomenon and walk the path in the middle of the sea.

Jindo’s natural causeway was largely unknown to the world until 1975, when the French ambassador Pierre Randi described the phenomenon in a French newspaper.

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