"Where foreigners stay while on Geoje" Okp'o-dong by DSwede

Okp'o-dong Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 26 photos

Okpo-dong is the home to the largest shipyard on Geoje-do (visit my Geoje Island page for more comments about the vicinity).

Due to the industry associated with the shipyard, Okpo is home to many foreigners and business travelers. With this, it will be the most comfortable area for foreigners to stay due to restaurant options, hotels, western bars, etc.

The town itself may be the center to rest and feed yourself, but if visiting, the sites to see are spread on the rest of the island.

For some more general thoughts, please visit my S Korea page.

(for more pictures, feel free to visit my S Korea Gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:There is a large influx of foreigners working in the port area, so western amenities are easier to find.
  • Cons:While here, you will most likely be confused as being a shipyard inspector or engineer.
  • In a nutshell:A very blue collar town in the shipbuilding industry, with ties to old POW camps.
  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2011
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  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Interesting to see you were here too! PJ

    • DSwede's Profile Photo
      Feb 6, 2015 at 4:29 AM

      Ah yes, there's very few stones in Korea that I have not turned over... My apartment is currently in Mokpo although I find myself in Karachi at the moment..

    • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
      Feb 6, 2015 at 8:50 AM

      I still have some links with people in South Korea. I enjoyed my time there. I might have a last assignment (not Korean) coming up; but it takes time. PJ


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