Korea National Parks


The fisherman saved from the water demon by Maebawi(Hawk rock)

Baekdo, an uninhabited island located 15km away from Geomundo is known as the “rocky island” of the south sea. All 99 peaks have their own story, but maebawi is thought to be a symbol of safety by the fishermen in this region.
According to legend, a fisherman from Geomun-ri was fishing late at night when he found a woman suddenly drowning in the deep water,.
He held out his hand to save the woman, but just then a hawk appeared and pecked at her head. The man was so shocked that he fainted. The next morning , the man awoke on a rock shaped like a hawk and realized that the spirit of the rock saved him from the woman who was actually a water demon trying to deduce him.