Lake where Vulcan lives
The uninhabited island south of Songdo Peninsula is home to a range of native plants, including camellia, Cleyera japonica and Antipathes japonica, as well as sea coral and seagull, providing magnificent views of the beautiful sea.
With superb scenery of Lower Dadaepo Formation deposited in the late Cretaceous period and volcanic rocks along coastal cliffs, the island preserves unique and various geological records of dinosaur egg nest fossils, plane of unconformity, dikes, faults and flower structure.
Along the shore, various rocks, such as sedimentary rocks of Dadaepo Formation, basalt, pyroclastic rocks, and intrusive rhyolite are exposed with dinosaur bones, egg nest fossils, and calcic paleosols. You can enjoy the various geologic records with the marvelous landscape of Hallyeohaesang.
Dudo is an inhabited island showing magnificent sceneries of volcanic rocks and Lower Dadaepo Formation from Late Cretaceous that is sitted along the sea cliffs of south Songdo Peninsula. It is a treasure box of dinosaur bones and egg nest fossils.
Name and history
As an island located 500m southeast of Songdo Peninsula, Seo-gu, its name Dudo originates from Daegari(head) seom(island). Local residents still call the island “Daegariseom”. As Dudo Island is the paradise of seagulls, its rocks have all been changed to grey due to nesting and guano
- Urban natural park, home to native camellia, Cleyera japonica and Antipathes japonica
- Fishing attraction
- With the unmanned lighthouse serving as a guide for sailing ships, the rocky island is a habitat for numerous species of pigeon.
Camellia, a small evergreen broad-leaved tree belonging to tea family, grows naturally in the southern coast and Jeju Island, Korea. With red flowers blooming in the winter, camellia is often planted in gardens or parks due to its beautiful flowers and shape. In the past, people applied squeezed camellia japonica seed oil to their hair to make it glossy.
Coastal rock sedge
Coastal rock sedge, an evergreen perennial herb belonging to Cyperaceae, grows on the seaside sand ground or in the cracks of rocks. With thick and stiff leaves, female flowers growing large look like foxtails.