The 42nd edition of the Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival will be held online this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
Each year, the popular Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival, also known as the Sea Parting Festival returns each spring as one of the most unique events in the country.
Once a year at Jindo Island in Jeollanam-do, the sea mysteriously parts, and visitors can walk through the sea from the main island to a smaller nearby island.
This phenomenon is due to the buildup of pebbles and sand created over time with the tide, creating a 2.8-kilometer-long road measuring 40-60 meters in width that appears at extreme low tide.
Officials have asked that tourists refrain from traveling to the region this year.