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Life on Dokdo

Residents

Home to approximately 40 residents

Since March 1965, when the late Choi Jongduck became the first ever civilian to reside on Dokdo, Dokdo continuously has been home to a number of Korean civilians. Currently, Dokdo is home to Kim Sin Yeol(her husband Kim Sung-do passed away in October 2018), 35 police personnel, two lighthouse managers and two Dokdo Office staffs. (As of March 2019)

  • Coast Guards on Dokdo
  • Entrance to Dokdo’s Residential Quarters

Visiting Dokdo

The number of visitors to Dongdo (East Islet) since 2005 has reached 2 million.
Number of Visitors by Year
Year Number
2005 41,134
2006 78,152
2007 101,428
2008 129,910
2009 135,376
2010 115,074
2011 179,621
2012 205,778
2013 255,838
2014 139,892
2015 178,785
2016 206,630
2017 206,111
2018 226,645
2019.03 10,094
Total 2,210,468
  • Tourists on Dokdo
  • Tourists entering Dokdo
  • Harbor

Procedures for Visiting Dokdo

Entrance Procedures

① Applicant : Make reservations via cruise line company,  ② Cruise Line Co. : Entry registration,  ③ Ulleung-gun : Issue of entry permits

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General Guidelines for Visiting Dokdo

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