05-Apr-2002 -- This was the only 'on-land' confluence point in South Korea that I've not visited before. The rest is on water, near the land. It's also the tenth confluence point for me to visit.
It was Arbor Day in Korea and that meant another road trip to confluence point with my dad since it's a national holiday. It is located about 120km west of where my home is, and there was an expressway that gets us to about 8km from it, so the first part of the trip wasn't technically hard. However, everyone poured out to the expressway to enjoy the holiday (to go somewhere fun, not that the expressway is entertaining, of course) and the road was pretty much 'snail way' half way across. Very boring.
After about 4 hour's ride, we exited from the expressway to head south. There was a local road that apparently led us very close to the confluence point. We went through a small town, and when the sea (South Sea) started to come into our sight, the GPS indicated that we were about 350m from the intended destination. The road pretty much circled around that distance then went into other direction, so we got off the car and tried to walk our way in.
We walked on a small path that ended up in a cluster of houses. Now we were about 250m away, and the GPS told us that the destination was over the hill next to the houses. We went over the hill, which was slightly rugged and had a couple of tombs, and found ourselves on a large patch of rice field. Now this was going to be easy. Following the GPS, we eventually stopped on a power pole in the middle of the rice field, which was apparently planted right on the confluence point! Interesting coincidence.
The area was pretty much surrounded with the rice field, as you can see in the pictures. After enjoying the scenery, we followed a different path back to the car and it didn't involve walking over a hill. Apparently, using a downward path from the small village was all that was needed to access the confluence point. I'll have to remember this the next time of visit.