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Jindo Island, in South Korea, is host to one of the world's most
amazing natural phenomenons, called the Moses Miracle. Two
times a year, during a low tide, a land path 2.8 kilometers long
and 40 meters wide is revealed, uniting the islands of Jindo
and Modo for a period of one hour. A festival is dedicated to
this natural wonder and people from all around the world attend
every year. However the Moses Miracle was largely unknown
until 1975, when a French ambassador visited South Korea
and wrote about in a French Newspaper.
The legend behind this Korean phenomenon goes like this: a
Jindo village was attacked by tigers and all the villagers ran to
Modo island for shelter. All, except for a helpless old woman
who was left behind, out of despair she prayed to the Sea God,
who split the sea and helped her escape the bloodthirsty