Top things to do

Buddhist Temple in Namhaedo

Bori-am

Between Namhae-gun and Sangju beach, Bori-am is a busy Buddhist hermitage on Geum-san (금산; Geum Mountain, 681m) famous for brilliant sunrises and mesmerising vistas – the kind that move people to reconsider the mean…
Beach in Namhaedo

Sangju

For most of the year this pretty beach with 2km of soft white sand and shallow water is a quiet destination. During summer it's packed with fun-seeking frolickers, triggering 400% price spikes at the nearby motels. …
Korean in Namhaedo

Dajeong Sikdang

In Mijo this modest restaurant serves outstanding dwenjang jjigae (된장찌개, soybean stew). The soft tofu with vegetables and seafood is a welcome treat for travellers who need a break from spicy food. Facing the police…
Village in Namhaedo

Mijo

This rustic fishing village is an ideal roadside diversion. Walk along the port, zigzag through narrow alleys and sample superb rural food. It's a short drive down the road from Sangju beach.
Architecture in Namhaedo

German Village

Here's a destination people visit because it's popular, not because it's interesting. Local marketing bumf calls it one of the island's best sites, but the German Village is yawningly underwhelming. There's nothing …