Web site on rocky islets gets facelift

Web site on rocky islets gets facelift

The province of Gyeongsangbuk-do has given a facelift to its Web site promoting the Korean Peninsulas easternmost islets of Dokdo.

Cyber Dokdo, which has featured the islets geographic, social and tourist data since 2001, has added more visual resources, including photos and video clips, and information in English, Chinese and Japanese.

A new menu aims to provide Korean children with customized and easier-to-understand information on the islets.

The foreign-language service details the history and ecology of and references to Dokdo. The reference menu includes 356 photos, 22 video clips and 236 artworks related to the rocky islets.

Dokdo is situated 87.4 kilometers (47.2 miles) southeast of the island Ulleung-do and 216.8 kilometers east of Jukbeon on the east coast. On a clear day, Dokdo is visible from Ulleungdo.

The closest Japanese island, Oki, is 157.5 kilometers (85 miles) southeast of Dokdo.

The two main islets of Dokdo are 151 meters apart. Dongdo (East Island) is 98.6 meters high and Seodo (West Island) 168.5 meters high.

Korea.net | Original News @ here
Date : Jan. 18. 2008


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