Seocheon (서천) – Maryang Port (마량항)

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Maryang Port (마량항)

At the far end of the port

At the end of the port

beautiful lighthouse at the far end of the port

beautiful lighthouse at the end of the port

The furthest you can go in Maryang Port for accommodation

The furthest you can go in Maryang Port for accommodation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For anyone who has been to Korea and tired of going to big cities or  big towns, and looking for quaint, small fishing village, you can consider Maryang Port.   Here, you can enjoy local freshly caught seafood, fresh air from the sea.  Maryang Port (마량포) is located on the west coast, approximate 2hrs drive from Seoul, or about 45min drive from Seocheon (서천) town.

Drive to Maryang Port 

If you drive from Seoul to Maryang Port,  you can use the Expressway No 15 (Seohaean Expressway) which is faster, however you need to pay a minimum toll fees, which is inexpensive from our experience.  Along Seohaeon Expressway, you will come across a very beautiful suspended bridge (Seohaedaeyo Bridge), connecting to a small island (Haengdam-do).  There is a popular rest stop in Haengdam-do, do take a break here and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

beautiful arch bridge connecting to the tiny island

   beautiful Seohaedaeyo bridge connecting to the tiny island

the suspended bridge is the landmark of the Seohaen Expressway

the suspended bridge is the landmark of the Seohaen Expressway

The most beautiful suspended bridge along Seohaeon Expressway

Beautiful Seohaedawyo  bridge along Seohaeon Expressway

Accommodation in Maryang Port

Maryang Port is a popular town during certain time of the year where visitors can enjoy sunrise and sunset on the same day lasted somewhere in December.  Because of of that,  accommodation here is quite plentiful along the port.  Do not expect 5-star hotel accommodation, here, it is quite popular for locals to stay in ‘Pension”or “Motel”.  Pension can easily accommodate a family of 5.  In Korea, Pension is similar to that of a studio apartment or service apartment, they come with kitchen, living room, bathroom.  Typically, Pension/Motel in small town cost you between W30,000- W50,000 per night, anything above W50,000 or W60,000 per night is worth considering, unless you are willing to pay.  At such a price, traveling with a group of friends will help you save a lot in accommodation.. When we arrived in Maryang port, we decided to check with few accommodations before we finally we decided on Pension rather a motel.  The one we chose was newly renovated managed by 2 elderly couple keeping the place really clean.  It cost us only W40,000.  No complaint at all.

Our Pension with a loft.. feels .. it is very cozy indeed... Our Pension living room, typical folding table for meals..  Pension - kitchen

There is nothing more that we can ask for such cozy accommodation at the price of W40,000 for 1 night.

Part 2, I will be showing the delicious food we had in this quaint small fishing town… 🙂

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