Places To Visit

Jeollanamdo makes a charming spot for tourists for its beautiful oceans and secluded islands. Visit scenic tea plantations,
folk villages that date back to the Joseon Dynasty and try traditional Jeollanamdo cuisine in multiple iconic cities.

Visit Mokpo for the world famous mural village in Mokwon-dong and cross over the ocean to Gohado island in a glass maritime cable car, Yeosu for the night sea and romantic street stalls you see in Korean dramas, Suncheon for the Suncheon Folk Village, Boseong for its green tea fields, Damyang’s bamboo forest and picturesque national parks.


Address: 240, Haeyangdaehak-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do TEL: 061-244-2600 Website:
Mokpo Marine Cable Car offers visitors an amazing view of the old downtown of Mokpo, and the surrounding natural scenery, including Yudalsan Mountain and the southern sea. Crossing a length of 3.23 kilometers at a x_height of 155 meters, it is the longest and highest cable car in Korea, and was established to become the main attraction that represents Mokpo's cultural tourism.


Address: 105, Namnong-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do TEL: 061-273-0536 Website:
Gatbawi Rock, the tourist treasure of Mokpo with beautiful sunset reflected onto the sea Gatbawi Rock, Natural Monument No. 500, looks like two standing people with a bamboo hat. It welded tuff was made as volcanic ash was hardened about 80 million years ago. As if sculpture by nature without any artificial elements, Gatbawi Rock is the unique and beautiful learning site because of its rarity which can’t be found in other regions. Pedestrian Sea Bridge with a beautiful nightscape and a romantic mood We had to get on a ship to see Gatbawi Rock in the past. Now, a pedestrian bridge was built on the sea to enable us to see Gatbawi Rock without taking a ship and to appreciate the nightscape as we walk on the bridge. The pedestrian bridge floating on the sea is 298m long and 3.6-4.6m wide. It goes up by about 1m at high tide and goes down at low tide. The bridge includes a 118m-long wooden bridge, a 40m-long gangway, a 140m-long floating pier and rails, and the nightscape lighting along the pedestrian bridge create a romantic mode. Enjoy the beautiful nightscape. Gatbawi Rock Pedestrian Sea Bridge: 05:00-23:00 during winter season 05:00-24:00 during summer season (closed in case of poor weather including typhoons, torrential rains, heavy rains and thick fog)


Address: 641-21, Goha-daero, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
At the Mokpo Marine & Fisheries Complex located in the North Port, live fish caught from nearby waters such as Mokpo are auctioned every day. And, tourists can buy and eat fresh fish at a nearby direct sales center.


Address: 59 Maritime Daehak-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do TEL: 061-270-8598 Website:
Mokpo Skywalk is located near the coast of Yudal Amusement Park in Daeban-dong. This place is 54m in length and 15m in height, and you can experience the feeling of walking on the sea from 15m in the sky, and it is a good spot for taking photos with Mokpo Bridge and Gohado in the background.


Address: 1, Bangnamhoe-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do TEL: 1577-2012 Website:
Impressed all people in the world, the Yeosu Expo is always bustling with people who take a walk along the riverside park connected to the sea, or enjoy exciting expo facilities and dynamic marine leports programs, including the spectacular Big-O Show, which is the only one in the world, the Sky Tower and Aqua Planet all day long. The Sky Tower Observatory presents the panoramic view over the Expo venue at the giddy height of 67m. The Observatory performs the beautiful music with the biggest pipe organ in the world creating the sound of boat horns harmonized with the sea breeze of Yeosu. At night, it illuminates the beautiful night sea of Yeosu with colorful neon lights. The exciting and thrilling extreme sport ‘Sky Fly’ that flies over the sea makes you refreshed and thrilled when hanging only on a rope and sliding over the sea from the theme pavilion to Aqua Planet. Dynamic marine leisure sports are also free to enjoy, including kayaks and water bicycles on the sea.


Address: 3600-1, Dolsan-ro, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-664-7301 / Website:
The first ocean cable car in Korea that connects the islands with the land over the sea. It is the first ocean cable car in Korea which runs 1.5km as linking Yeosu Dolsan to Jasan Park. It operates total 50 cabins, 10 crystal cabins (5 seats each) with transparent floor and 40 general cabins (8 seats each). The unimpaired view of the Daedohae and nightscape of Yeosu sea around the Expo venue and Odongdo are superb. There are three points of sightseeing using cable cars. At noon, you can see the beautiful sea twinkling under the sun and the crystal cabin can feel the thrill of walking on the sea. The sunset of Yeosu from the cable car will be the unforgettable memory which will last forever due to the astonishing scenery. Finally, after the sun goes down, the beautiful lighting of Dolsandaegyo Bridge, the Geobukseondaegyo Bridge, the Jangundo Island and the Marine Park reflected on the sea makes you feel as if you are a part of that beautiful lighting.


Address: 187, Mangyang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do Tel: 061-659-4627 / Website:
The Yeosu marine rail bike runs on the coastal railway with the panoramic view, and is 3.5 km long. The entire course is along the coast with the tunnel section. It presents the delight from appreciating the view along the coast. About 50 rail bikes secures stability and comfort by beautiful and delicate design. It also accommodates a number of people at the same time. Then, there is no shortage in carrying out various events including company workshops, school excursions and experience programs as well as individual trips and family trips.


Address: 61-11, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do / Tel: 061-660-1111 / Website:
The Hanwha Aqua Planet Yeosu, opened in 2012 along with the 'EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea', is the second largest in Korea and is the landmark of the southern region with over 1 million visitors every year. You can commune with 34,000 marine creatures in total 280 species including white whale Beluga, the rare and endangered species in the world, and Baikal Seals.


Address: 513-25, Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-749-6052 / Website:
The coastline of Suncheonman Bay, the largest reed colony in Korea, and one of World Top 5 Coastal Wetlands is 39.8km. The wetland has a total area of 27.5㎦(8 million Pyeong). In Suncheonman Bay, the largest coastal wetland in Korea, 30 species of halophytes (plants growing in waters of high salinity) and benthos, the general term for living organisms living in the sea, including razor shells, cockles, mudflat crabs, Japanese ghost crabs, and bristle worm demonstrate their unique vigorous vitality. In Suncheonman Bay, the ‘repository of ecosystem’. Hooded cranes, Natural Monument No. 228, mallards, Saunder’s gulls, Eurasian spoonbills, dunlins, whooper swans, common shelducks, and gray herons flock and get through winter as if enjoying happiness every winter. In spring and autumn, Chinese egrets, snipes, plovers and black-faced spoonbills take a rest for a moment in Suncheonman Bay as they migrate. Such scenery is very peaceful. Due to a rich food source for birds, fish and shellfish in Suncheonman Bay, 220 species of birds and 19 kinds of Natural Monuments winter over or live here. Suncheonman Bay is the only coastal wetland in Korea registered on RAMLAR Convention on January 20, 2006. It is in the process of being inscribed on the list of World Natural Heritage. The Suncheonman Reed Festival held every October is renowned as a beautiful festival harmonizing people with the golden reed fields.


Address: 47, Gukgajeongwon1ho-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do / TEL:1577-2013 / Website:
Formed to protect Suncheonman Bay, Suncheonman National Garden has 790,000 trees of 505 species and 3,150,000 flowers of 113 species in the garden area of 1,120,000㎡ (340,000 Pyeong) around Dosa-dong, Suncheon. The 30,000㎡ Sharing Forest is formed with rapeseed blossoms. The area is filled with ‘yellow waves’ as rapeseed flowers fully bloom in mid-May. 50,000 hackberry and zelkova trees present natural shade. The small computer controlled train (PRT) started operation between the Suncheonman Garden and Suncheon Literary House at the same time as the opening of Suncheonman Garden. After fully appreciating the garden, take the PRT to go to the Literary House. Get off at the Literary House and get on the Reed Train for the distance of 1.2km for the entrance to Suncheonman Bay and Mujingyo Bridge


Address: 30, Chungmin-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do / Tel: 061-749-8831 / Website:
Naganeupseong Folk Village in Nagan-myeon, Suncheon keeps the simple appearance of an old village with about 100 thatched-roof houses hidden behind stone walls and bush clover gates as they were inside the fortress built on the extensive plain. Naganeupseong Fortress is valuable cultural heritage as the vivid traditional culture which makes us see and feel the life of ordinary people in traditional residential spaces and functions of old villages today. The fortress is 1,410m long, 4-5m high and 2-3m thick. The village is about 140,000m2. There were four gates along the fortress. It is said that the north gate was often closed due to frequent disasters. Naganeupseong Fortress is the representative of planned cities during the Joseon period and keeps its original appearance. Listing on the Tentative List of World Cultural Heritage was applied for. Suncheon has been endeavoring to become widely acknowledged due to the value of Naganeupseong Fortress.


Address: 100, Songgwangsaan-gil, Songgwang-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do / TEL:061-755-5306 / Website:
Songgwangsa is in Sinpyeong-ri, Songgwang-myeon, Suncheon. As the Sangha temple inheriting the traditional Buddhist lineage of Korea, Songgwangsa is one of Tri-Gem Temples along with Hapcheon Haeinsa and Yangsan Tongdosa Temple. In this temple 800 years ago, the state preceptor Jinul wrote Jeonghyegyeolsa (Purposes of Temple Establishment) to review the tradition of Korean Buddhism and to correct the corruption of Buddhism at that time. Songgwangsa Temple produced 16 state preceptors including Jinul and Jingak. As an international temple with foreign monks, Songgwangsa is the Bodhi Mandala where monks investigate the Korean Buddhist culture. In particular, with a number of wooden cultural heritages, Songgwangsa Temple keeps the Hall of State Preceptors enshrining the portraits of 16 state preceptors, 3 National Treasures, including the Portable Shrine of Wooden Buddha Triad and the Royal Edict Issued to Great Master Hyesim, 16 treasures including the Hasadang Dormitory, Yaksajeon Hall, Yeongsanjeon Hall, Commentary on the Maha Parinirvana Sutra, Portraits of 16 State Preceptors, Sutra Wrapper, Sutra Plaques, Annotated Saddharmapundarika Sutra (The Lotus Sutra) and Gilt-Bronze Handbell, and a total 33 cultural heritages including 21 National Cultural Heritages including Natural Monument Pair of Chinese Junipers, and 12 provincial cultural heritages including Neunggyeonnansa (brass bowl), Geumgangjeo (Purva), Phags-pa script, Uhwagak Pavilion, and a sarira case of the state preceptor Jajeong.


Address: 12, Metasequoia-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-380-3149
Metasequoia Road which is said to be the best road in Korea presents coolness in summer, like the tunnel made by forest and the brown fallen leaves in autumn delude us as if we see the military inspection of soldiers in a fairy tale. Metasequoia Road was selected as the most beautiful forest road in 2002 and listed as the National Forest Culture Asset by Korea Forest Service in 2015. Metasequoia Land provides unique things to see for visitors including the Southwestern Region Climate Change Center, Children’s Province, and Insects Museum, as well as the Metasequoia Road itself.


Address: 119, Jungnogwon-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-380-2782 / Website:
Jungnogwon Bamboo Garden in Hyanggyo-ri, Damyang-eup was made by Damyang-gun is very popular as a bamboo forest park. Pass the Confucian school along the Damyangcheon River, which is the origin of the Yeongsangang River and the Gwanbangjerim Forest, and Jungnogwon, the bamboo forest, is on your left. Go up the stone stair one by one from the entrance and your stiff body gets relaxed. Then, wind through the bamboo as it revitalizes the exhausted body and mind. As we concentrating on the crispy sound of bamboo leaves, we look at ourselves standing in the middle of the exuberant bamboo forest at that moment. The moment of receiving the spirit of sunlight pouring through the green bamboo leaves makes our body feel fresh. Bamboo dew tea naturally grows in the Jungnogwon Bamboo Garden. It is said that the bamboo dew tea grows from dew falling from the bamboo leaves


Address: 56-24, Doldam-gil, Changpyeong-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-383-3807 / Website:
Eco-friendly food and tradition, as well as the long history of the village, remain. The alley along the fences of houses keep their original shape as they were built with mud wall, stone wall, and rock materials, and the old houses of the Gos of Changmyeong, including the old house of Chungang Go Jeong-ju are well-maintained. The village sticks to the eco-farming and makes rice taffy, Korean sweets, and soybean paste from generation to generation. A lot of masters have been cherishing and following the tradition up to now. Things to See: Samjinae Stone Wall Alley, Old House of Go Jae-seon, House of Go Jae-hwan, Old House of Go Jeong-ju Experience Programs: Snail Market, Changpyeong Slow City Walking Tour, Making Korean Sweets, Making Rice Taffy, Making Traditional Rice Cakes, Making Flower Rice Cakes, Hanok Stay


Address: 17, Soswaewon-gil, Gasamunhak-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-380-2812 / Website:
"Soswaewon, one of the representative gardens from the Joseon period made by Yang San-bo in 1530 (the 25th year of King Jungjong’s reign), was originally comprised about of 10 buildings including Jewoldang, Gwangpunggak, Aeyangdan, and Daebongdae, but only a few buildings remain now. Jewoldang has the meaning of the ‘fresh moon on the sky after rain’. Jewoldang is the house for the owner. It has 3 rooms in the front and 1 room on the side with a hipped-and-gabled roof. Gwangpunggak has the meaning of ‘cool wind when the sun comes out after rain’. Like the guest room, it has 3 rooms in the front and on the side, each with the hipped-and-gabled roof. It was rebuilt in 1614. From a residential aspect, it’s a kind of rear garden. In terms of the space arrangement and functions, it is a royal garden around Jewoldang (inner hall), Gyewon, Gyeryu, and Jeonwon arranged at the entrance. "


Address: 763-65 Nokcha-ro, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun / TEL: 061-852-4540 / Website:
Boseong green tea plantation is in a beautiful natural atmosphere consisting of tea fields in an area of around 1.5 million pyeong. Daehan Tea Company in Boseong, Joellanam-do, is the only tea theme park in Korea. The farm is located in the oldest tea field in Korea. Boseong has long been known as the site of Korean tea. Geographically, its location at the far end of the Korean peninsula means that the fields are close to the sea in an ideal condition for cultivating tea with warm climate and proper temperature and humidity. Daehan Tea Company started growing tea since 1957. It is literally the oldest tea plantation in Korea. Except for Jeju Island, this is the largest tea plantation in Korea and the quality boasts the best in Korea. The plantation, located at the foot of a mountain overlooking Bongsan-ri of Boseong-eup, is located in a vast flatland of around 30,000 pyeong. At the entrance to the plantation are electric pole sized armful Japan cedar trees that give out freshness.


Address: 506-8, Juksan-gil, Mundeok-myeon, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do / TEL: 061-852-1755 / Website:
Daewonsa Temple has a full south aspect with the Cheonbongsan Peak slightly on its right. It had about 10 buildings before the Korea War, but most buildings were burned during Yeosu-Suncheon Military Revolt. Fortunately, the Hall of Paradise remains. The temple has a long history. In accordance with the Joseon Temple records, it was established by the preceptor Ado during the reign of King Jijeung of Silla. In the Goryeo period, the state preceptor Jeose Wono of Jogye Order rebuilt it. In the Joseon period, it was written that the temple was rebuilt in the 43rd year of King Yeongjo’s reign. It has 3 rooms on front and 2 rooms on the side with a gabled-roof with multiple brackets. The rubble stone foundation was made over 1m high on the front. The foundation layer on both sides and the rear side is lower. The stairs were made in the middle of the front side.


Address: 1816, Songjae-ro, Boknae-myeon, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
Due to the Juam Multipurpose Dam, which started construction on October 17, 1984 in the valley between Daegwang-ri and Gusan-ri in Juam-myeon, Suncheon-si and started to fill since April 1990, a massive artificial lake over three cities or counties of Boseong, Suncheon and Hwasun was formed, and the lakeside scenery beautifully stretches in the surroundings. In particular, the lake is deep and wide near the steel arch bridge in a unique shape, and creates a stirring lakeside scenery. And therefore, it provides the best scenery on the Juamho Lake. And since it offers a unique charm in addition to the sea, it has become a new attraction for families and couples who seek tourist sites nearby. Seo Jae-pil, born in the Ganae Village in Yongam-ri, Mundeok-myeon on January 7, 1864, learned the scenery and romance of a farming village. Since leading the Gapsin Reform in 1884 and accomplishing only for 3 days and failing, he sought asylum and became the first doctor in US as a Korean. In 1895, he returned to Korea and established the Tongnip Sinmun (Independence Newspaper), formed the independence society and led people's movements. After contributing his whole life for the independence and modernization of the home country, he died of disease in 1951 at the age 87, demoaning over the fate of Korea.


Address: 775 Nokcha-ro, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do / Tel: 061-852-5806
The Tea Museum of Korea, located near the heavenly tea plantation, provides abundant information about tea. It established the basis for the proper establishment, research and distribution of the tea culture in Korea. Consisting of the tea culture hall for understanding tea on the first floor, the tea history hall that exhibits tea tools in chronological order for discovering the footsteps of tea on the second floor, and the tea life hall for experiencing tea culture on the third floor, this space for exchanging tea culture is a field of education for learning and experiencing all about tea and sharing information about Korean tea including Boseong tea