Odongdo, once an island but now connected by a walkable breakwater to Yeosu Port, is considered one of the most beautiful islands in Hallyeo Marine National Park. While the island gets its name from the Odong trees growing throughout, it’s the camellia flowers that steal the show. Beginning in January and continuing through March, some 3,000 camellia trees paint the island in shades of pink. Some 70 species of wildflowers grow on the island, so there’s usually something in bloom.
A path leads to the top of the island where a lighthouse dating back to 1952 still stands, and a path circling the island takes visitors through several dense bamboo forests. A large fountain on the island performs dancing water shows synchronized to the latest pop tunes. The island is a popular place to watch the sunrise.
Odongdo Island charges no admission.