Jangdok Island & Lighthouse,
Wonsan Pier | North
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Jangdok Island & Lighthouse, Wonsan Pier

Jangdok Island & Lighthouse,
Wonsan Pier

Introduction
Location
Jangdok Island & Lighthouse
Visiting Tips

Introduction

Jangdok Island & Lighthouse on Wonsan Pier (장덕도등대/長德島燈臺) is a thin, rocky pier located in Wonsan on North Korea's East Coast

It was established in 1919 by the Japanese to help guide ships into Wonsan Harbor.

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Location

Jangdok Island & Lighthouse is located on a small rocky island in Yonghung Bay.

It is about a 15-minute walk from Wonsan city centre

Depending on the hotel you're staying in, it is just a short walk away.

From the Tongmyong Hotel, it is approx. 10 minutes walk away to the start of the Wonsan Pier. 

From here, it is another 10 minutes walk down the pier to the lighthouse. 


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Jangdok Island & Lighthouse

Walking down Jangdok Island & Lighthouse will take about 15 minutes to complete the walk one way. 

However, it is best done at a leisurely pace and you can stop along the way to have a look at all of the stalls and small BBQ areas selling seafood

At the end of the pier is the lighthouse. You can have a look around here, but cannot go into the lighthouse. 

Here is a common picnic and BBQ area for the local North Koreans so you can expect to see many people here - especially in the summertime, of a weekend, or on a public holiday. 

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Visiting Tips

  • The entrance to the Jangdok Island & Lighthouse on Wonsan Pier is guarded and you need to buy a ticket to enter. 
     
  • Here, you can take pictures of the locals enjoying their free time on the pier. It is important that you respect them if they do not want their photos taken. 

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