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South Korea

7.2 km (4.5 miles) ENE of Yŏngch'ŏn, Kyŏngsang-bukto, South Korea
Approx. altitude: 131 m (429 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 36°S 51°W

Accuracy: 26 m (85 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: A snapshot of the GPS reading on the location. #3: Looking south. That's me in the picture. #4: Looking north. The small road abruptly ends just past the confluence point. #5: Looking west. There is a small hill. #6: This place is near Changsang-ri, as this stone indicates.

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  36°N 129°E (visit #1)  

#1: Looking east; about 20 meters into this orchard is the confluence point.

(visited by Wesley Woo-Duk Hwang-Chung)

17-Jul-2001 -- It was the Constitution Day in South Korea. Naturally, it is a national holiday. I convinced my dad to take me close to a confluence point. This time, it was near Yeongcheon. After exiting to road #4, we took road #28, which approached the confluence point to a couple of kilometers.

We were confronted with a military facility, though. And not just a small one, either. The whole base covered a large area of the land near the confluence point. I was a bit afraid that I might have to attempt the risk of taking a photo in here.

First thing first, though. I got off the car and followed the GPS coordinates. At first, I went through a rice field, then climb a hill. This got me to some kind of military practice ground. It seemed to be inactive at the time, so I went through this. Then I was blocked by a dense forest. I roughed by way through, and I was out of the military facility completely; there was a farm at the end.

From this point, things were easy because there was a small road for people to walk around. I eventually ended up in an orchard of sorts within the farm. Since the orchard is a private property, I couldn't step on the exact confluence point, but I was able to get pretty close from the road.

After taking photos, I realized that there was a much easier way to approach the point. After exiting through the 'proper' entrance of the farm, I was able to arrive at road #28 within 15 minutes of walking. I guess I should go the 'easy' way next time. :)


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#1: Looking east; about 20 meters into this orchard is the confluence point.
#2: A snapshot of the GPS reading on the location.
#3: Looking south. That's me in the picture.
#4: Looking north. The small road abruptly ends just past the confluence point.
#5: Looking west. There is a small hill.
#6: This place is near Changsang-ri, as this stone indicates.
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)