Dinosaur footprints are just one reason to go to Sangjogam Park. My wife and I felt it was beautiful enough for our wedding photos.
You can drive to different areas of the park. On our latest visit, we parked in the new lot with the entrance marked by white sculptures in the shape of dinosaurs.
After parking and walking down the slope past a café toward the water, you’ll see some info boards and the beginning of the boardwalk.
A small beach is on the left.
As you walk along the boardwalk, you’ll soon come to various trails of dinosaur footprints in the rock formations below you.
You can even take the stairs down and walk along the rocks where the footprints are. It’s pretty cool to be able to put your foot in the middle of dinosaurs’ footprints in their original location!
I like how there are signboards posted along the boardwalk that describe the science of the area, including the rocky sediments and the footprint fossilization. You don’t have to be inside a museum to learn! However, you certainly can spend time at the Goseong Dinosaur Museum onsite.
Here are some facts you may not know about Goseong in South Gyeongsang:
SOME COOL FACTS
Dinosaur discoveries in Goseong and surrounding areas
Dinosaur Footprints in the Goseong area
Dinosaur Walking Trails around Goseong
Only dinosaur tracks in the world with perfect skin impressions found in and around Goseong
Eventually the boardwalk will lead up some stairs to a junction. Let’s proceed left and go down the stairs to my favorite part of this park!
After ascending and then descending the wooden stairs around the cliff, you can climb down a few layers of rocks to freely explore the open area along the water. Be careful as you walk, as it’s uneven and very slippery as you get to damp or wet surfaces.
The tall cliffsides against the calm water make for a dramatic view.
We actually took our wedding photos here and came back almost exactly one year later to take a few pregnancy photos in the same place. Here are a few of our wedding photos:
It was super cold as both our wedding and pregnancy shoots were taken in the middle of winter here. Alice was a champ doing this with a dress! The nice part of it was there were not many people and it felt more like we had the place to ourselves. These photos are when Alice was pregnant with our son Noah:
The Goseong Dinosaur Museum is up on a hill. There is a fun slide to take back down.
There are more areas to explore here. I am sure you will love visiting here any time of the year!