Okp'o-dong Travel Guide

  • Shipyard from the hill above Okpo
    Shipyard from the hill above Okpo
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  • Victory Museum Painting
    Victory Museum Painting
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  • Okp'o bowling
    Okp'o bowling
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Okp'o-dong Things to Do

  • Okp'o Victory Memorial Park

    At the Victory Memorial Park you can see everything about the great victory of the Korean navy led by Admiral Lee Sun Sin.Entrance Won 500.There is a small zig-zag road to the top.

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  • Deawoo Shipyard

    Kojo-Do houses two of the world's biggest shipyards. The biggest drydock (a mile long) is at the Okpo Daewoo Shipyard. The other one is the Samsung shipyard at Gohyon.

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  • The story of the Naval Victory at Okp'o

    The 30 meters high statue with the ceremonial stone in front and the museum commemorate the Naval Victory at Okp? by Admiral Yi Sun-shin over the Japanese fleet at May 7, 1592.The Japanese forces which invaded Pusan at April 14, 1592 occupied Seoul on May2 after taking Sangju and ch'ungju. P'yongyang was taken on June 13. The Japanese forces were...

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Okp'o-dong Restaurants

  • A hidden restaurant

    Athene, although located at the main road, was a little hidden to me, because it's in between the two roads I normally took going down into Okp'o. I think the big fruit salad was the absolute highpoint. A friend of mine ordered this bowl, because he felt too sick to enjoy any of the other great food that is on the menu.

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  • Western subs

    Having spent too much time in Korea, I often get cravings for some comfort foods of the west. I do not visit fast food chains, which there are too many of in Korea.However, Quizno's in Korea is a very rare find!! It is a testiment to the number of foreigners who visit Okpo and the shipyard. The menu is the same as in the west. You can find turkey...

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  • Turkish and Halal cuisine

    While slowly exploring all the corners of Korea, I have been surprised to find yet another Turkish restaurant run by the same family as those I have visited in Busan and Ulsan."Turkish House" might have a slightly different menu than the "Kebabistan" in Busan and Ulsan, but the quality is the same, the presentation is the same and I even saw some...

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Okp'o-dong Nightlife

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    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 17, 2013

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    Murphy's Bar is a cosy bar wherw you can relax with pool ar darts. Pictures of regulars guest are hanging on the wall.

    Susan of Murphy's bar
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Okp'o-dong Local Customs

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Your guess is as good as mine, but I really wondered why this doggy got this washing ceremony. Anyhow, it got some blessings....

    Bow wow wow kamsamidad
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Okp'o-dong Warnings and Dangers

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    by hindu1936 Written Mar 24, 2006

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    I have travelled throughout Korea for more than a decade and Koje-do is one of my favorite places. Many tourists approach the Korean people with an attitude of superiority, and this will raise some angry reactions. Some foreigners believe that their own language is not spoken by anyone around and will make derisive remarks. Folks, there are 163 universities here. Korea has the third highest percentage of college graduates in the world. Start a belittling spree thinking you will not be understood and you are certain to be treated exactly as you deserve. As long as you are polite and respectful, you will be treated the same way.

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Okp'o-dong Sports & Outdoors

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    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 17, 2007

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    I was looking for table tennis (ping pong), but that seemed not to be around. So, we ended up at one of the local bowling alleys.

    Okp'o bowling
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Okp'o-dong Favorites

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    by pieter_jan_v Updated Mar 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Okp'o market is a street market with small shops at the sides and some small supermarkets.

    It's ideal for fresh fruit, vegetables and fish and for those small things you forgot to pack.

    Okp'o Market
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