Travel Tuesday: Dokdo

I remember going on this trip Dokdo. Just check out the view:

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The Liancourt Rocks, also known as Takeshima in Japanese, and Dokdo or Tokto in Korean are a group of small islets in the Sea of Japan. While South Korea controls the islets, its sovereignty over them is contested by Japan. South Korea classifies the islets as Dokdo-ri, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung County, North Gyeongsang Province. Japan classifies them as part of Okinoshima, Oki District, Shimane Prefecture.

The Franco-English name of the islets derives from Le Liancourt, the name of a French whaling ship that came close to being wrecked on the rocks in 1849.

The Liancourt Rocks consist of two main islets and 35 smaller rocks; the total surface area of the islets is 0.187554 square kilometres (46.346 acres), with the highest elevation of 168.5 metres (553 ft) found at an unnamed location on the West Islet.

The Liancourt Rocks lie in rich fishing grounds that may contain large deposits of natural gas.

F. M. Laster

“I’ve been things and seen places.”- Mae West

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