Ganjeolgot

Ganjeolgot is a park and popular tourist destination in Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju County, Ulsan, South Korea. Every New Year's Eve, people gather at the park for the Ganjeolgot Sunrise Festival. Ganjeolgot is the easternmost part of the Korean Peninsula, so it is where you can see the first sunrise of the year, earlier than anywhere else in Korea.[1] Ganjeolgot is also home to the world's second-largest mailbox, which was built in 2006.[1][2] People write their wishes on postcards and put them in the mailbox with the belief that doing this will make their wishes come true. The name Ganjeolgot is composed of two parts: Ganjeol, Chinese for a long bamboo pole used to harvest fruits from tall trees, and Got, a native Korean word meaning "cape." The name refers to the geographical shape of the area.[1][3]

Ganjeolgot
Korean name
Hangul
간절곶
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGanjeolgot
McCune–ReischauerKanjŏlgot
LocationSeosaeng-myeon, Ulju County, Ulsan, South Korea
Coordinates35°21′35″N 129°21′42″E / 35.35970°N 129.36161°E / 35.35970; 129.36161Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 129°21′42″E / 35.35970°N 129.36161°E / 35.35970; 129.36161

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  1. ^ a b c "Popular sunrise spot Ulsan-ganjeolgot Cape". KBS News. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Japan sets new world record for largest mailbox, now ready for your puny mail". RocketNews24. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  3. ^ "A Place Where Dawn Breaks Earliest on the Korean Peninsula". Sky News. Retrieved 17 June 2013.

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