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The Attraction of Oido in Siheung: “The Red Lighthouse”

Oido was once an island located in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, but it is no longer an island. It has been transformed into land through reclamation projects, and if you take Subway Line 4, you will naturally hear the name at least once. This is because Oido Station is the last stop on Subway Line 4 heading south.

“Oido (烏耳島)”

The name “Oido” is derived from combining the nearby islands of Okgudo (玉鉤島) and Okgwidu (鈺貴島) with Oido.

About 11km from Oido to Daebudo, there is a seawall for the Siwha Tidal Barrage. This forms the boundary between the waters of Gyeonggi Bay and Siwha Lake. In the middle of this tidal barrage, there is a tidal power station that utilizes the difference in water level, which was the first of its kind in Korea.

“The Red Lighthouse of Oido”

The most famous attraction in Oido is the “Red Lighthouse,” which guards Oido. As the name suggests, it used to serve as a lighthouse that guided ships to the port. Now, it plays the role of a lighthouse that signifies it as a tourist destination, and its purpose has somewhat changed.

Around the red lighthouse, there are various restaurants lined up, making it a symbolic landmark of Oido where you can enjoy sea breezes and delicious food.

“Oido Lighthouse, Gift Shop on the 1st Floor”

On the first floor of the red lighthouse in Oido, there is a small gift shop. It might be a good idea to purchase a souvenir as a memento of your visit to Oido.

This is a place you’ll hear about when you take Subway Line 4, and it’s a great place to visit on days when you want to see the sea in the southern part of Gyeonggi or when you’re craving seafood noodles that Oido is known for.

“The Red Lighthouse in Siheung Oido”

  • Address: 170 Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, 15015
  • Feature: Symbolic lighthouse representing Oido