Places to visit

Boseong is famous for its green tea leaves. It is also the birthplace of the Korean independence activist Philip Jaisohn.

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.

Mokpo has frequent high-speed train services to Seoul, and is the terminus for a number of ferry routes serving islands in the adjacent Yellow Sea and Dadohae National Maritime Park.

A breakwater links the port to Odongdo Island, home to red camellia blossoms and a lighthouse with an observatory. On Dolsando Island, Dolsan Park has views of Dolsandaegyo Bridge.

It is a scenic agricultural and industrial city of around 250,000 people near Suncheon Bay. It is located in the southeastern corner of Jeollanam-do, just over an hour south-east of Gwangju.

Tourism is a major local industry. Notable local products include bamboo goods and strawberries. Damyang is not to be confused with Danyang, which is located in eastern North Chungcheong Province.

Boseong is famous for its green tea leaves. It is also the birthplace of the Korean independence activist Philip Jaisohn.