Every spring an amazing natural phenomenon occurs at the southern tip of South Korea. The sea parts and people can walk “through the sea” from Jindo Island to a nearby island
Legend has it that once the island of Jindo was invaded by tigers. All of the people left for the island of Modo, except for one woman, named Bbong. She prayed every day for her family and friends to return. The god Yongwang finally answered her prayers by parting the sea between Jindo and Modo allowing her people to return. That is the legend behind the parting of the Jindo Sea. Every spring the tide is so low that the sea parts, leaving a path up to 60 meters wide. People gather to see this phenomenon and to collect the tiny clams in the mud that become exposed.