Joseon went to ruin by Japanese
Invasion of Korea in 1592 (Imjinwaeran) and in 1597
(Jeongyujaeran) provoked by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (ù¥ãíâ³ÑÎ).
Hamel and his mates boarding
the Sperwer were shipwrecked in Jeju-do on their way
to Japan between Aug. 15 and 16, 1653 because of heavy
Which part of Jeju-do they were
Many of the researchers could only guess the exact place
of the shipwreck, typical theories includes
¨çaround the Hamel Monument, ¨èJungmun Beach, ¨éangjeong
Beach, ¨êDaeyasu, and
¨ëChina Although the Hamel Monument was built on Yongmeori
Beach in Jeju-do, it does not mean that Hamel and his
mates were shipwrecked there.
Recently, many researchers have come to an agreement
of "the shipwreck of Daeyasu"
on the basis of ¡¸Seoyang Gukpyoingi¡¹ contained ¡ºJiyeongrok¡».
". . . . . . A ship carrying
64 persons was broken around Daeyasu at Chagwijinha
in Daejang-hyeon. . . . . . "
Then, where was Daeyasu?
Many have argued somewhere around the place from the
southern coast to the river of "Gosaemine"
that forms the boundary between South Jeju and North
Jeju. It agrees with the 13. 5 km between Daeyasu and
Daejang-hyeon in ¡ºNamsarok¡».