For centuries, the region of Oryukdo Skywalk was known as Seungdumal due to its resemblance to a saddle, and it was originally called Seungduma, while women divers and residents called it Jallokgae.
An old story said that a sea-loving Seungdumal gave birth to the each of five islands. Then, when its bloated stomach became shapely, that was how the wharf and estuary were formed.
With government funding of 1.4 billion KRW, groundbreaking for the construction of Oryukdo Skywalk took place in September 2012 in the Seungdumal area, which is regarded as the dividing point between the East Sea and the South Sea. Then it began operations on October 18, 2013, with the theme of "Walking over the sky.”
Iron columns were set up over a 35-meter-high coastal cliff, and a 15-meter glass bridge comprised of 24 glass plates and shaped like a horse’s hoof connect the iron columns.
The bottom of the glass was specially produced with four attached 12-millimeter glass pieces coated with a bulletproof film that has a thickness of 55.49 millimeters, making the structure very safe.
Visitors will be thrilled with the view of the waves while looking down through the transparent floor.
The picturesque scenery of Oryukdo and Igidae allow for a picture-perfect photo backdrop, while it is also the best spot to see Daemado Island on sunny days.
Recently, many tourists from all over the country visit Galmaetgil of Igidae and Oryukdo Skywalk.