is a medium-densely populated coastal city in the province of South Jeolla in South Korea
. It has a beautiful location on the Korean Peninsula's southwestern tip, in proximity to the iconic Yudal Mountain. Mokpo is home to several routes used by the ferries as they operate between the many islands surrounding the city. The routes also extend into the nearby Yellow Sea and as far as the Dadohae National Maritime Park.
Mokpo is a historically vital city in the sea trade owing to its convenient location between the Chinese and Japanese regions. This went on for years, and today, Mokpo remains a vital commercial and economic hub in the area.
Mokpo also enjoys its location with the surrounding islands. The islands not only act as tourist attraction spots, but they have also been vital in defense of the city from harsh weather-related hazards like extreme tsunamis and high tides.
The city was once a prospecting governmental hub but has since lost its glory to other cities and does not host as many government offices and institutions as was projected. The development of Mokpo over the years has seen the city's architectural designs develop from ancient ones into a mix of the old and the modern skyscrapers; one reason why Mokpo remains a top tourist destination.
The many beaches surrounding the city plus the excellently scenic and natural surroundings of Mokpo form the top reason for frequent tourist visits. Fun activities range from picnicking, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, and numerous other water activities.
The Old Town of Mokpo remains one of the most-visited spots in the city. Complete with stunning ancient architectural design and street designs. During the night, the streets stay neon-lit, and visitors are welcomed to enjoy the vibrant nightlife, including entertaining music and dance in the many clubhouses and discotheques around.
The history and cultural development of the city have been preserved away in museums like the National Maritime Museum, where visitors can access beautiful exhibitions and attractive art and craft masterpieces from the past and present times.
Mokpo experiences a humid subtropical climate that is Köppen classified as Cfa. The general weather is characterized by warm and pleasant summers that are accompanied by heavy rainfall, and cold, snowy winters that are moderately dry.
Springs is brief and acts more like a transitional season into summer, but it is characterized by mildly cold days with moderately rainy afternoons. The beautiful and colorful spring blossoms fill the city with scenic sights and sweet scents throughout.
Autumn brings the beauty of the fall foliage to Mokpo, and the air remains fresh and crisp under the moderately cold weather, and the golden-brown illumination hung over the city. Spring and autumn form the peak of the travel period in Mokpo. Both seasons feature highly tolerable weather, moderately dry days, and minimal weather hazards and interruptions while touring the city. These seasons also feature a reduction in the excessive summer rainfall and the extreme winter chill; hence, an excellent time to be outdoors.
The rainy season starts in June
and ends in September
, with the highest precipitation being received in July
, at 237.1mm (9.3") across fourteen days on average. The driest month is December
, with 29.3mm (1.2") rainfall from approximately ten days.