World’s Longest Seawall set Guinness World Record – Saemangeum Dike

The Saemangeum dike, a 33.9-km long seawall connecting Gunsan and Buan in North Jeolla Province, has been officially recognized as the world’s longest man-made sea barrier by Guinness World Records.

An event to mark the occasion was held on Monday in front of a monument commemorating the seawall’s completion.

World's Longest Seawall photo, Saemangeum Dike  picture, long seawall connecting Gunsan and Buan in North Jeolla Province, world's longest man-made sea barrier, Guinness World Records 2010

                   World’s Longest Seawall – Saemangeum Dike Picture

According to Guinness World Records, the dike is 1.4 km longer than the previous record holder, the Zuiderzee Works in the Netherlands.

Some 3.9 million people have visited the site along the west coast of Korea since it was finished in April, the Korea Rural Community & Agricultural Corporation said.

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