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Island Ullungdo is placed in the middle of the East Sea about 130 km. from the Korean coast, in the triangle between Russia, Japan and Korea.
Again this is one of those "away-from-it-all" places where Mother Nature has gone wild and created another masterpiece which is  hard to beat.
In fact Ullungdo is one of the most scenic islands I have seen in the World.  ( And I have seen a lot!)
It came out of the ocean by volcanic action, and its highest mountain,- Songinbong -, is actually a huge extinct volcano.
Traces of that violent volcanic action is clearly seen today, where strange rocks, - rugged and steep -, dominates the scenery, which is wild and extremely beautiful - - -

Best thing is that you have it all to yourself!
During the time I spent there exploring the island I did not see one European face, but the Koreans have already discovered this treasure and come by the hundreds via several boat connections from the Korean east coast,- and they leave again heavily loaded with the specialty of the island,- big parcels of dried squid wrapped in plastic!
 
 



Ullungdo
- the main village Todong, - with the islands only natural port -, squeezed in between steep volcanic rocks.
In the foreground the super fast ferry boat,- "Sunflower" -, which serves the port of Pohang about 217 km. away.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- squid boats moored at the port of Todong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- many places signs of volcanic action is seen on the rock surfaces -
- this good example is in the rock near the port of Todong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Ullungdo
- against the evening light -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Ullungdo
- exploring the volcanic rocks above Todong harbour -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a view down to Todong harbour, - and the fast catamaran ferry "Sunflower" -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- passing a tomb site, - on the trail to the top Songinbong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the trail to the top of Songinbong, - farmland and view to island Chuckdo -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the upper slopes of Songinbong, - reaching the snow limit -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the upper slopes of Songinbong, - across the snow field -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- another great view from the trail to the top of Songinbong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


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 - a stone marker on the very top of Songinbong, - 983,6 meters -, the highest point on Ullungdo -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the crater rim of Songinbong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a look into the extinct crater of Songinbong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the trail down from Songinbong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- on the trail, - looking down -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- passing pleasant meadows on the lower slopes of Songinbong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- at the end of the trail, - a full view of the main village Todong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- a closer view over Todong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- super catamaran "Sunflower" departs Todong, - squid boats in the foreground -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- the squid boats at Todong -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- Ullungdo rocky coast, - and squid boat -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


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- fishing village Tongumi -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- village Tongumi -
- take note of the fishing boats, that are launched and landed directly from the open beach -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- another coastal view of Ullungdo -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


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- view into a magnificent valley -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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