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Seodo Gingko Tree

Seodo Gingko Tree

Seodo Gingko Tree

This tree is said to have arrived at seashore of this islet when there was a flood disaster 800 years ago and it was planted here by inhabitants.

It is an old and huge tree of 24.5 meter tall, 9.7 meter round at the very bottom and 8 meter round at waist level and worshipped by inhabitants and religious service has been held on January 30th every year for sea life safety and big catches of fishes. This ritual discontinued upon the prohibition of fishing in the area after Korean war.

A legendary tale says that breaking the branch of Gingko tree or burning the broken branch annoys the god of tree, and it was believed that the person offended this prohibition was cursed with a fatal death.