Places to visit

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.

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. "

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.