Jindo Island, in South Korea, is host to one of the world’s most amazing natural phenomenons, called the Moses Miracle. Two times a year, during a low tide, a land path 2.8 kilometers long and 40 meters wide is revealed, uniting the islands of Jindo and Modo for a period of one hour. A festival is dedicated to this natural wonder and people from all around the world attend every year. However the Moses Miracle was largely unknown until 1975, when a French ambassador visited South Korea and wrote about in a French Newspaper.
The legend behind this Korean phenomenon goes like this: a Jindo village was attacked by tigers and all the villagers ran to Modo island for shelter. All, except for a helpless old woman who was left behind, out of despair she prayed to the Sea God, who split the sea and helped her escape the bloodthirsty animals. The Moses Miracle just took place on May 18th.
Features of Moses Miracle of Jindo in South Korea:
The festival named Jindo Sea Parting Festival usually takes place three times a year in March, May and July. However with the growing tide of enthusiast tourists the festival is decided to be held in the month of April also.
For capturing a grand view of the sea dividing in two halves and making a pathway, one can enjoy it either by climbing a hill or you can also take a stroll through the revealed seaway. The Moses Miracle of Jindo is something which should really be experienced in person.
The Festival events related to the Moses Miracle of Jindo are thoroughly relished by millions of visitors. The Jindo folksongs and the special Korean dance named Ganggangsullae are performed and enjoyed by professionals and visiting tourists alike.
Other attractions of the Moses Miracle of Jindo comprises of a firework display, laser beam show, an outstanding performance by the Korean Shamanists, and a traditional musical extravaganza along with a drum performance.
If pictures are not enough, please see the videos below, taken from the tourists: