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South Korea

4.1 km (2.5 miles) ENE of Nŭngju-ri, Chŏlla-namdo, South Korea
Approx. altitude: 183 m (600 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 35°S 53°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: Looking east. This is the way I came in, wading through the trees. #3: Looking south, you can see more trees. #4: Looking west, you can get a feel of how steep the confluence point was. #5: The BadElf GPS app on the iPhone X shows the coordinates. #6: A selfie at the confluence point. #7: This is likely the point where I was during my previous visit.

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  35°N 127°E (visit #2)  

#1: Looking north, the hill leading to the peak of Mount Gomak is visible in the distance on the right.

(visited by Wesley Woo-Duk Hwang-Chung)

06-Apr-2018 -- It’s been 16 years since I became the first person to visit all ten land-based confluence points in South Korea. It appeared that most of them didn’t have further visits since, so I felt a need to re-visit the old spots. Unlike the original visits, I had a car and an iPhone to assist me in getting there easier. Multiple confluence point visits in a single day became possible - I ended up visiting three.

This was the first point I tackled, which was the closest to home. A 40-minute drive to the east got me to the entrance of the Juam-maeul (Village) in Hwasun-gun (County). This was about 500 m west of the point. The point itself was within Mount Gomak, so I needed to see what was the best way in.

After two failed attempts, multiple warning barks from dogs, and 40 minutes later, I finally remembered to walk up to the northern road. Where the road ended, there was a small foot path heading south leading to a cluster of tombs. Past the tombs was a swamp and a stream that I saw at my previous visit. This was about 100 m from the confluence point and I stopped here back then. This time, I was determined to go all the way in.

This proved to be tricky because I needed to cross the stream while avoiding the swamp, and then wade through the tree-heavy hill. After about 40 more minutes of struggle I finally got to the confluence point. As it was in the middle of the mountain, all I could see around the place was trees, with just a glimpse of the nearby peaks and a transmission line. The ground was on a steep incline covered in leaves, branches, and flower petals, which made it hard for me to stand properly.

I took a brief break and carefully thought about my way back. Eventually, I got out of the hill and crossed the streams in 20 minutes, and just 5 minutes more was needed to return to the car. I headed to my next destination, 36N 127E.


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#1: Looking north, the hill leading to the peak of Mount Gomak is visible in the distance on the right.
#2: Looking east. This is the way I came in, wading through the trees.
#3: Looking south, you can see more trees.
#4: Looking west, you can get a feel of how steep the confluence point was.
#5: The BadElf GPS app on the iPhone X shows the coordinates.
#6: A selfie at the confluence point.
#7: This is likely the point where I was during my previous visit.
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