Gochang Sand Dunes, Sangha Farm
Gochang Sand Dunes (Myeongsasimni) Gochang Beach is an 8.5-kilometer-long straight coast, a rare sight on the West Coast. This coast has a macro-tidal range with the average tidal difference of more than 4 meters, and its intertidal zone consists of sand sediments. This site has advantageous conditions for forming a coastal dune. On this coastal dune, one finds various kinds of dune plants which form a buffer zone and protect the coastal village from winds or tidal waves.
Sangha Farm Sangha Farm is an agriculture theme park that offers a variety of agriculture-related activities for all ages. Visitors can experience farm activities, watch how produce is processed into products and sold at the market and engage in activities such as making bread or sausage with ingredients grown at the farm.
Aphaedo, Jaeundo, 1004 Bridge, Amtaedo, Anjwado
Aphaedo Island Aphaedo is an island located closest to the city of Mokpo. Since the construction of a bridge between Aphae and Mokpo, buses have been running to and from Mokpo. Here, one finds a potted-plant park, SongGongsan Bonsai Park, on 25,000-pyeong (approx. 82,600㎡) land, boasting potted-plant garden, ecological pond, forest shower area, wild flower garden, Shona sculpture, etc.
Jaeundo Island Exotic and beautiful sea spreads at the extensive sand field of Jaeun Baekgil beach. With the coastline of over 3 kilometers, fine sandy beach stretches endlessly along shallow water. Other than Baekgil beach, there are 8 more beautiful sandy beaches in Jaeundo – Sawolpo, Bungye,-myeonjeon, Shinseong, Yangsan, Naechi, Daeseom, and Dunjang, that make Jaeundo the optimum condition for summer vacation.
1004 (Cheonsa) Bridge 1004 Bridge, opened on April 4, 2019, connects Songgong-ri to Sinseok-ri in Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do. The bridge is named 1004, pronounced "cheonsa," for the 1004 islands that surrounds Sinan-gun. The bridge is the fourth longest marine bridge in Korea.
Amtaedo Island At arrival, the visitors to Amtaedo island are welcomed by the Seungbong mountain (355m above sea level), upstanding firmly in the center of the island. Amtaedo has a long history that reaches into the pre-Three dynasty period, or Sanggo-era. Historically an area producing abundant agricultural produce, such as rice, barley, garlic, etc., it holds 13.25 square kilometers of farmland on the total surface area of 40.08 square kilometers.
Anjwado Island Anjwado is known as the home of well-preserved dolmens, relics from the Bronze era. The dolmens found in Bangwol-ri were designated by the provincial government as Regional Cultural Asset Material No. 117 and attract many history students today. The Bangwol-ri dolmen is in the southern-style of grid plate-type. Although there are only 4 pieces left, it is believed that there were 7 pieces in total, known as the “7-star rock”. Stone knives, plain-style earthen containers, stone arrow tips, etc. were excavated in the graves. There remains 55 dolmens distributed across 6 areas in Anjwado.
Yudalsan, Modern History and Culture Street, Samhakdo, Gatbawi Rock
Yudalsan Mountain Another name of Yudalsan is 'Youngdalsan', which means the place through which the souls go. Located at the southern tip of Mooan peninsula where the big stem of Noryeong mountains reached last, Yudalsan is the last peak of Noryeong mountains. With 140 hectares in area and 228.3 meters in height, it connects to an archipelago called Dadohae.
Mokpo Modern History and Culture Street Mokpo has a Modern Culture Street that showcases its modern history and culture. During the Japanese colonial era, this area served as the town center and many buildings from this period still remain on site. Vestiges of the Japanese occupation are only a part of Mokpo’s attractions. Despite the dark history, the city still shines with other historically interesting sites, filled with cultural and historical values.
Samhakdo Island According to a folklore, Samhakdo is a place where three women who loved the same man died and became cranes, who later fell into the ocean. This island has a small bridge, accompanied by a trail, connecting three islands that allows visitors to walk along the bridge while taking in the beautiful nightscape. At Lee Nanyeong Park, which commemorates Lee Nanyeong, the famous singer who sang “Tears of Mokpo,” one can find the the singer’s burial site as well as a pleasant green space and visitor amenities.
Gatbawi Rock Gatbawi Rock, which is designated as national monument No. 500, resembles two people wearing satgats (Korean traditional hat). It is welded tuff formed by volcanic ash from approximately 80 million years ago. Previously, the only way previously to enjoy the view of Gatbawi Rock was to ride on a ship. Today, a pedestrian over-sea bridge allows you to observe Gatbawi Rock directly over the water.
Baekundong Garden, Dasan Chodang,
Baekundong Garden This garden was built and structured when Cheosa Lee Dam-ro (1627 - 1701) carved 'Baegundong' on the rock next to the valley during the mid-Joseon Dynasty. This hermitage combines the nature and the man-made in an ornate composition and preserves the original form of the forest. Baegundong means a 'village where water from Wolchulsan Mountain ascends again in the form of mist'. It is believed that Yaksaam and Baegunam were locate here.
Dasan Chodang Dasan Chodang is the house Dasan Jeong Yak-yong (1762-1836) lived during his exile. He is a scholar from the late Joseon dynasty known for his contributions to the development of practical knowledge in Korea. While walking along a road near Dasan Chodang, one will find the Cheonilgak pavilion, which offers a view of beautiful Gangjin Bay. Not far from Dasan Chodang is the Dasan Museum, where visitors can learn about the life of Dasan.
SOLASEADO SOLASEADO project is the massive urban development project which both private, and public entities such as Bosung Inc. and Jeollanam-do province government participate. The project targets 5342 acres of land located throughout the shoreline of Jeollanam-do, and it aims to create the futuristic city with a new type of approach which differs itself from pre-existing new town development by preserving the ecosystem and concentrating the technology of the fourth industrial revolution.
The Remains of Gosan Yun Seon-do, Daeheungsa Temple
The Remains of Gosan Yun Seon-do
Main family house of Haenam Yoon family and Nokwoodang located at Yeondong-ri, Haenam-eub deliver dignity and quiet atmosphere of old house passed down for hundreds of years.
At the backyard of old house, forest of nutmeg tree, a natural monument, is thickly green and in this place, numerous literary and art works left by Gosan Yoon, Seon-do and Gongjae Yoon, Doo-suh are preserved.
Daeheungsa Temple As a temple having deep history located at the hillside of Dooryoonsan, this temple is said to be founded by Adohwasang in 14th year of King Mooryeong during Baekje Era. Daeheungsa is a temple where garments and alms bowl of Seosandaesa are preserved and in this temple, 13th Jongsa and 13th Gangsa were turned out. As one of main temples belonged to 22nd Gyo-gu, this temple was a birthplace of Buddhist culture in late Choseon Era.
Yun Seon-do Wollim on Bogildo Island
Yun Seon-do Wollim on Bogildo Island Yun Seon-do Wollim (Nature Garden) on Bogildo Island presents the major garden style of the Joseon period. Yun Seon-do christened various rocks and mountain peaks around the island, and they still carry the names to this day. Across the stream from his study, Nakseojae Hall, Yun made a pond, while on the mid-slope of the mountain he built Goksudang house, and another named Dongcheon Seoksil (literally, “Stone Chamber in Fairyland”). In a scenic spot to the northeast of the valley he built Seyeonjeong Pavilion, where he would go to read or go boating.
Suncheonman Bay National Garden, Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve
Suncheonman Bay National Garden Suncheonman Bay National Garden was established on a plot of 1.12 million ㎢ to help protect Suncheonman Bay. The garden is home to over 790,000 trees in 505 species and 3.15 million flowers in 113 species. The numerous groups of tulips and royal azaleas are truly a sight to see. In addition, the nearby 30,000 ㎡ field of canola flowers in full bloom in May creates a beautiful yellow "wave" of color.
Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve Suncheonman Bay's reed field covers a total area of approximately 495,867㎡. The reed field starts from the confluence of Dongcheon and Isacheon Streams, and stretches along both sides of the stream for approximately 3 kilometers until it reaches the main reed colony at Suncheonman Bay. The reed fields in Suncheonman Bay are thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea.
Songgwangsa Temple, Seonamsa Temple, Naganeupseong Walled Town
Songgwangsa Temple While initially founded in 867 AD, it soon fell into disuse only to be re-established in 1190 by Seon master Jinul. Jinul's meditation teachings evolved from this monastery and contributed significantly to the Seon practice that prevails to this day in Korea. Songgwangsa is considered the "jewel" of the Korean monastic community. Though small in size, it is considered the greatest of its kind among the trio of Three Jewel Temples that represent “the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha". The other two of the trio, Tongdosa and Haeinsa, are located in South Gyeongsang Province.
Seonamsa Temple Legend says that in 529 AD, the missionary monk Ado built a hermitage here on the eastern slope of Jogyesan and named it Biroam. 350 years later in 861 AD, Doseon constructed a grand temple here and named it Seonamsa. As the head temple of the Sam-amsa trio, which also includes Unamsa and Yongamsa, Seonamsa played a fundamental role in the development of Seon Buddhism. Accordingly, many masters practiced, taught and attained awakening here.
Naganeupseong Walled Town Naganeupseong Walled Town, located in Jeollanam-do, contains a fortress town that is over 59,504 square meters in size. The town consists of three neighborhoods along the east, south and west of the fortress walls. The village is well preserved overall, allowing visitors to observe houses and lifestyles that have been passed down from the past. The town is highly valued as a historical and cultural resource for studying traditional folk customs.
Unjusa Temple, Hwasun Dolmen Site, Hwasun Red Cliff
Unjusa Temple Unjusa Temple was known as Bibosa Temple during the Late Silla Era. The temple fell into disrepair after the Imjin War (1592-1598), but partly restored in 1800s by Monk Seoldamjau. Unjusa Temple’s famous heritage include the Nine-story Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No. 796), Shrine of Stone Buddha (National Treasure No. 797), and Cylindrical Multi-story Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No. 798).
Hwasun Dolmen Site What makes the Hwasun dolmens special is that there are as many as 596 dolmen in a small area, including Korea’s biggest stone table. Acknowledging the importance of the cultural asset, the Hwasun Dolmen Site was registered as the World Heritage (No. 997) 2000 along with Gochang and Ganghwa Dolmens.
Hwasun Red Cliff The Hwasun Red Cliff is a series of small and large red vertical cliffs that stretch from Changnang-ri to Janghak-ri in Iseo-myeon, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do Province. The cliffs are a well-known scenic site characterized by beautiful pine trees on sheer cliffs, forming a harmonious scenery with the forests of the adjacent Ongseongsan Mountain and the waterscape of Dongbokho Lake.
Jeonju Hanok Village, Jeonju Tree Nursery, Palbok Art Factory
Jeonju Hanok Village Jeonju Hanok Village contains over 800 Korean traditional houses called 'Hanok'. The village is famous among Koreans and tourists because of its traditional buildings that strongly contrast with the modern city around it. The village was designated as an International Slow City in 2010 in recognition of its relaxed pace of life where traditional culture and nature blend harmoniously. Like you can see all the more modern buildings of the surrounding city, and the contrast is quite interesting. Bukchon, on the other hand, is more mixed in with the more modern city vibes.
Jeonju Tree Nursery In the past, the tree nursery used to be a smelly landfill site. Now, the site is transformed into a relaxing and educational place for the locals. There is an Ecological Experience Learning Center and themed plant habitat, resting place and a walking trail. It is a natural playground where cornflowers bloom in summer and cosmos in autumn. It is a lively site of learning where you can experience the unique nature of each season by taking in the various aromas, colors, and fruits of plants.
Palbok Art Factory Factory of Contemporary Arts in Palbok, a.k.a. ‘Palbok Art Factory’, used to be a cassette tape factory during the 1980s. The site had been abandoned for a while. However, the factory is reborn as a cultural attraction in 2016, thanks to city regeneration project by the Jeonju City. Palbok Art Factory aims to bring the artists out from the people of all ages. This former cassette tape factory is a very accessible place for experiencing art in our everyday life.