Gwangju & Jeollanam-do Jeollanam-do Tourist Attractions

Jeollanam-do

[ Jeollanam-do ]

Tourist Attractions

Boseong

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Website: https://tour.boseong.go.kr/english
Telephone: 061-850-5211~4 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-852-2181(Boseong Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Boseong Tea Fields, Yoylpo Pine Grove Beach, Korean Tea Museum, World Tea Botanical Garden, Taebaek Mountain Literature Center, Jeam Mountain Resting Place, Daewonsa Temple

Popular Foods: Cockle, Gizzard Shad, Manila Clam Sushi, Mudskippertang, Mutton Stew

Festivals: Green tea Marathon Festival (May), Gizzard Shad Festival (August), Boseong Green Tea Festival (September), West Boseong Sound Festival (October), Cockle Festival (October), Light Festival (December ~ February)

Damyang

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Website: http://www.damyang.go.kr/eng/index.damyang
Telephone : 061-380-3579 (Tourism Leisure Dept.)
Telephone : 061-380-3114 (Damyang Information Desk),

Main Tourist Attractions: Juknogwon Bamboo Garden, Metasequoia-lined Road, Korean Bamboo Museum, Gamagol Eco Park, Korean Gasa Literary House, Soswaewon Garden, Sigyeongjeong Pavilion, Myeonangjeong Pavilion, Songgangjeong Pavilion, Myeongokheon Forest, Gwanbangjerim, Geumseongsan Fortress, Slowcity Changpyeong, chuwolsan Mountain, Teseum Theme Park, Dalmay Art Museum

Popular Foods: Grilled Short Rib Patties, Bamboo Rice, Bamboo Shoot, Changpyeong Rice Soup, Catfish Food, Korean Traditional Snack, Noodles, Charcoal Grilled Pork

Festivals: Cherry Blossom Festival (April), Bamboo Festival (June), Grape Festival (August), Korean Beef Festival (October), Changpyeong Food Festival (November)

Gangjin

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Website: https://www.gangjin.go.kr/en
Telephone: 061-430-3312 (Culture and Tourism)

Main Tourist Attractions: House Of Dasan, Celadon Museum, Birthplace of Yeongnang, Baengnyeonsa Temple, Muwisa Temple, Maryang Port, Sauijae, Jella Byeongyeong Fortress, Byeongyeong Rainbow Bridge, Gauhdo, Jujak Recreational Forests, Hamel Memorial Museum

Popular Foods: Gangin Hoechuntang, Broiled Eels, Jjangttungeotang, Charcoal-broiled Pork, Snapper Sushi, bass Sushi, Rockfish Sushi, Sinjeon Spoon Worm, Tohajeot, Seasoned Manila Clam Sushi, Maryang Sushi

Festivals: Gangjin Sacho Spoon Worm Festival (May), Jella Byeongyeong Fortress Festival (April), Youngrang Literature Festival (May), Gangjin Celadon Festival (July), Maryang Mihyang Festival (September), Dasan Festival (October), Gold Field Grasshopper Festival (October)

Goheung

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Website: http://tour.goheung.go.kr/tour/index.do (Korean)
Telephone: 061-830-5347 (Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-830-5244 (Goheung Culture and Tourism)

Main Tourist Attractions: National Youth Space Center, Space&Astronomy Science Museum, Space and Science Museum, Space Obsevatory, Gogheungman Seawall, Balpo History Exhibition and Experience Center, Sorokdo Island, Geumtapsa, Namyeol Sunrise Beach, Bongnaesan Mountain Cedar Forest, Nokdong Port, Citron Park, Narodo Port, Geogeumdo, Paryeongsan Mountain, Nampo Art Museum

Popular Foods: Eel Shabu-Shabu, Small Octopus, Mackerel, Gizzard Shad, Oyster, Seaweed Fulvescens, Citron Taste Alcohol, Conger, Red Tongue Sole

Festivals: Chamsari Plum Blossom Festival (May), Goheung Aero-Space Festival (April), Daejong Short Film Festival (April), Goheung Mudlympic (August), The Naro’s Seafood Festival (October), Geogeumdo Festival (October), Rock Festival (October), Citron Festival (November)

Gokseong

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Website: http://trans.gokseong.go.kr:7000/etgi/
Telephone: 061-360-8729 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-363-2011 (Gokseong Culture and Tourism)

Main Tourist Attractions: Seomjin River Train Village, Taeansa Temple, Dorimsa Temple, Simcheong Cultural Center, Aprok Playground, Seomjin River Astronomical Observatory, Seomjin River Rail Bike, Gokseong Seomjin River Astronomical Observatory, Aprok Auto Camping, Dongak Mountain, Angel Rose Park, Dokkaebi Village, Cheonggyedong Valley

Popular Foods: Crab Food, Sweetfish Food, Grilled Black Pork Garbi, Mushroom Food

Festivals: Gokseong International Rose Festival (May), Gyeommyeon Cotton Flower Festival (September), Seokgok Cosmos Concert (September), Gokseong Simcheong Festival (October)

Gurye

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Website: https://www.gurye.go.kr/en/main.do
Telephone: 061-780-2224(Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-780-2450(Gurye Tourism Help Line)

Main Tourist Attractions: Jiri Mountain, Hwaeomsa, Nogodan Peak, Piagol Leaves, Yeongoksa Temple Leaves, Soorak Waterfall, Unjoru, Saseongam Hermitage, Sansuyu Village, Seomjin River, Sansuyu Village, Seomjin River Rafting, Jirisan Hot Springs, Pressed Wild Flower Exhibit hall, Cheoneunsa Temple, Asiatic Black Bears Ecological Experience

Popular Foods: Sansuyu, Jaecheob Meal, Marsh Snail Food, Soonaejang Soup, Cutlassfish Soup, Grilled Chicken, Cutlassfish Table d'hote, Maeuntang, Wild vegetables Table d'hote

Festivals: Sansuyu Flower Festival (March), Seomjin River Blossom Festival (April), Jiri Mountain Festival (April), East Sound Festival (October), Piagol Leaves Festival (November), Sansuyu Fruit Festival (November)

Gwangyang

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Website: https://www.gwangyang.go.kr/02en/index.gwangyang
Telephone: 061-797-2731 (Gwangyang City Hall Tourism Promotion Department)
Telephone: 061-797-3333 (Gwangyang City Tourist Information Center)

Main Tourist Attractions: Baegunsan, Eochi Valley, Maehwa Village, Gwangyang Iron co., Gwangyang Jangdo Museum, Baegunsan Natural Recreation Forest, Korea Church Centennial Memorial, Seongbul Valley, Yi Sun Sin Bridge, Gubongsan Mountain Observatory

Popular Foods: Gwangyang Sutbulgui, Seomjingang River Corbicula, Chonnam broiled eels, Mangdeok Gizzard Shad, Chicken Sutbulgui

Festivals: Gorosoe Festival (May), Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival (May), Baegunsan Mountain Gukssanbong Royal azalea Festival (April), Gwangyang Gizzard Shad Festival (September), Gwangyang Sutbulgui Festival (October)

Hampyeong

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Website: https://www.hampyeong.go.kr/eng/
Telephone: 061-320-3733 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-320-2269 (Hampyeong Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Hampyeong Expo Park, Natural Eco Park, Ilkang Kincheol Teacher Memorial, Yongcheonsa Temple Park, Life Relic Exhibition, Dolmeori Beach, Hampyeong Seawater Spa Resort, Sindeok·Yedeokri Ancient Tomb, Daedong Water Repository Forest

Popular Foods: Korean Beef, Raspberry Wine, Bibimbap

Festivals: Hampyeong Butterfly Festival (May), Flowercoming Festival (September), Chrysanthemum Festival (October~November)

Haenam

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Website: http://www.haenam.go.kr/tour (Korean)
Telephone: 061-530-5208 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-532-1330 (Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Provincial Park Doorun Mountain, Daeheung Mountain, Soon Seondo Historic Site, Land’s End, Land’s End Auto-camping Site, Songho Beach, Gocheonam Lake, Haenam Dinosaur Museum, Bohae Plum Farm, Gahaksan Nature Resting Place, Woo Sooyong Tourist Sight, Uldolmok Turtleship, Dalma Mountain, Mihwangsa Temple

Popular Foods: Mini Chestnut Pumpkin, Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Sushi, Sanchae Bibimbap

Festivals: Land’s End Sunrise Festival (March), Maehwa Flower Festival (March), Dooryun Mountain Canola Festival (April), Heukseok Mountain Royal Azalea Festival (May), Great Battle of Myeongryang Festival (October)

Hwasun

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Website: http://www.hwasun.go.kr/eng/index.do?S=S02
Telephone: 061-379-3503 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-375-5000 (Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Unjusa Temple, Hwasun Dolmen Historic Site, Jo Gwangjo’s Place of exile, Hwasun Red Cliff, Ssangbongsa Temple, Seryangjae, Baeka Mountain Forest Lodge, Muryeomjeong Pavilion, Limdae Garden, Dinosaur Footprints, Dogok Hot Springs, Hwasun Hot Springs

Popular Foods: Penshell, Oriental Medicine Duck Boiled In Plain Water, Barley Rice

Festivals:Healing Food Festival (May), Unju Festival (May), Anyang Mountain Royal Azalea Festival (May)

Jangseong

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Website: http://tour.jangseong.go.kr (Korean)
Telephone: 061-390-7241 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-392-7502 (Baekyangsa Temple)

Main Tourist Attractions: Naehangsan National Park(Baekam Mountain), Baekyangsa Temple, Pillam Lecture Hall, ChookRyeong Mountain, Geumgok Movie Village, Bongam Lecture Hall, Ipam Mountain Castle, Hong Gildong Theme Park, Jangseong Lake Tourist Site, Pyeongrim Dam Rose Park, Naehangsan National Park Namchang Waterfall

Popular Foods: Barbecue, Ox Foot Soup, Barley rice, Pheasant Hot Pot, Catfish, Black Goat Soup, Sanchae White Rice

Festivals: Hong Gildong Festival (May), Oxygen Festival (August), Baekyang Autumn Leaves Festival (October)

Jangheung

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Website: http://www.jangheung.go.kr/eng/
Telephone: 061-860-0224 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)

Main Tourist Attractions: Cheongwan Mountain, Astronomy Center, Cheongwan Mountain Literature Park, Jeongnamjin Cypress Forest Woodland, Jamgheong Wood Land, Jeongnamjin Hangheung Saturday Market, Lee Chungjun House, Borimsa Temple, Jeam Mountain, Noryuk Port

Popular Foods: Pike Eel, Oyster, 쭈꾸미, Seaweed Fulvescens, Fresh-Water Fish Soup, Mudfish Soup, Deodeok Roasted With Seasonings, Roasted Sweetfish

Festivals: Halmi Flower Festival (March), Jeongnamjin Jangheung Marathon Festival (March), Borim Cultural Festival (April~May, Odd Years), Jeam mountain Rhododendron Festival (May), Pen Shell Festival (May), Gaemakee Experience Center Festival (July~August), Water Festival (August), Cheongwan Mountain Flame Frass Festival (October), Gizzard Shad Festival (October), Integrated Medical Exhibition Festival (October), Chrysanthemum Festival (November)

Jindo

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Website: https://www.jindo.go.kr/eng/main.cs
Telephone: 061-544-0151 (Jindo Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Jindo Big Bridge, Gwanmaedo Beach, Ssetbangnakjo, Yongjang Castle, Namdojin Castle, Unrim Mountain Room, Sochi Memorial, Geumgol Mountain, Chimchal Mountain, Jindo Dog Theme Park, Jindo National Gugak Center Friday Performance, Folk Cultural Center Saturday Performance, Miracle Sea Route

Popular Foods: Watercock, Ganhaemee Sushi, Crab Mix, Red Beer, Raw Fish

Festivals: Jindo Sea Parting Festival (May), Battle of Myeongryang Festival (October)

Mokpo

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Website: http://www.mokpo.go.kr/toureng
Telephone: 061-270-8430 (Mokpo Tourism)
Telephone: 061-270-8598 (Mokpo Tourist Information Center)

Main Tourist Attractions: Yudalsan Mountain Sculpture Park, Gohado, Oedaldo, Natural History Museum, Namnong Memorial Hall, Gatbawi, National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, Pyeonghwa Plaza, Dancing Sea Fountain, Kim Dae Jung Nobel Peace Prize Memorial Hall

Popular Foods: Three-legged Octopus, Hongtak Samhap, Seasoned Crabs, Croaker Sushi, Galchi-jorim, Yellow Corvina

Festivals: Yudalsan Mountain Flower Festival (April), An Exhibition of Ceramic Ware (May), Mokpo Port Festival(July), Mokpo Maritime Cultural Festival(August), Mokpo International Madang Art Festival (October), Rodeo Festival (October)

Muan

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Website: https://tour.muan.go.kr/toureng
Telephone: 061-450-5126 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-450-5114 (Muan Culture and Tourism Dept.)

Main Tourist Attractions: Muan Eco Mud Flats, Hwaesan White Lotus, Birthplace of Seon Master Choui, Hodam Aerospace Exhibition Hall, 승달산, Holtong Beach, Totmeori Beach, Jogeum Dock Amusement Park, Doripo Amusement Park, Oh Seung Woo Art Hall

Popular Foods: Small Octopus, Grilled eels, Korean Beef, Charcoal Grilled Pork, Gray Mullet Sushi

Festivals: Birthplace of Seon Master Choui Festival(May), Muan Muncheong Cultural Festival (July), Muan White Lotus Festival (August), Muan White Lotus Festival (August), Muan Mudpack Festival (September), Sky White Lotus Flower Cultivation Festival (November)

Naju

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Website: http://www.naju.go.kr/tour/en/
Telephone: 061-339-8594 (Naju Culture And Tourism)

Main Tourist Attractions: The National Naju Museum, Bannam Tomb, Geumseonggwan, Bulhoesa, Yeongsangang River Rape Flower Garden, Natural Dye Museum, Dabosa Temple, Naju Image Theme Park, Youngsangang River Hwangpo Sailboat

Popular Foods: Naju Gomtang, Yeongsanpo Skate, Gujinpo eels

Festivals: Yeongsanpo Skate Festival (April), Naju Youngsangang Culture Festival (October), Mahan Culture Festival (October)

Shinan

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Website: http://tour.shinan.go.kr (Korean)
Telephone: 061-240-8356 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-240-8520 (Heuksando Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Hongdo Island, Jeungdo Island, Heuksando Island, Anngwado Island, Jaeundo Island, Beeguemdo Island, Dochodo Island, Limjado Island, Haeudo Island

Popular Foods: Various seafoods(Rockfish, Pomfret, Abalone, Mud Small Octopus, Jumbo Shrimp, Sushi, Young Skate, etc)

Festivals: Tulip Festival (April), Seasoned Skate Festival (April), Skate Festival (May), Pomfret Festival (May ~ June), Croaker Festival (August)

Suncheon

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Website: http://www.suncheon.go.kr/tour (Korean)
Telephone: 061-749-4634(Suncheon Tourism Promotion Dept.)
Telephone: 1577-2013(Suncheon Tourist Information Call Center)

Main Tourist Attractions: The Suncheon Bay National Garden, SuncheonBay Wetland Reserve, Naganeupseong, Songgwangsa Temple, Seonamsa Temple, Doseonam, Nagan Hot Springs, Juamho, Suncheon Open Film Set, Dolmen Park, Suncheon Japanese Fortress, The Deep Rooted Tree Museum, Bangwon Dinosaur Museum, Wild Tea Experience Center, Nagan Hyanggyo

Popular Foods: Jjangttungeotang, Gukbap, Broiled Eels, Agujjim, Tripe, Grilled Chicken

Festivals: Nagan Folk Culture Festival (May), Suncheonbay Reeds Festival (October), Eight Horses Cultural Festival (October)

Wando

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Website: https://www.wando.go.kr/toureng
Telephone: 061-550-5411 (Tourism Policy Division Dept.)
Telephone: 061-550-5151~3, 6967 (Wando Information Desk)

Main Tourist Attractions: Dadohaehaesang National Park, Cheongsando, Jang BoGo Memorial Hall, Myeongsashipni Beach, Yeasongri Beach, Wando Tower, Seyeonjeong Pavilion, Wando Arboretum, Cheonghae Ppogu Village, Sillabang Set, Geumil Sweetbrier Beach

Popular Foods: Various Seafood(Abalone, Skate, Small Octopus, Webfoot Octopus, Sea Cucumber, Sea Squirt, Snapper, Shrimp, etc)

Festivals: Wando Big Bridge Festival (April), Yaksan Azalea Festival (April), Cheongsando Slow Walk Festival (April), Jang Bogo Festival (May), Nohwa Abalone Festival (July), Geumil Kelp Festival (August/Bi-Annual)

Yeonggwang

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Website: https://en.yeonggwang.go.kr/main/?site=english
Telephone: 061-350-5751 (Culture and Tourism Dept.)
Telephone: 061-350-5441 (Yeonggwang Culture and Tourism)

Main Tourist Attractions: Baeksu Beach Road, Yeonggwang Hot Springs, Noeul Exhibition, Bulgabsa Temple, Natural Salt, Baekje Buddhism Origins, Won Buddhism, Forest Flower Garden, Songido Beach, Gamami Beach

Popular Foods: Dried Yellow Corvina, Crab, Shrimp, Lily, Eel, Deokja Steamed Dish, Clean Korean Beef, Barley Bread

Festivals: Green Barley Cultural Festival (May), Beopseongpo Festival (June), Mud Flat Festival (August), Bulgap Mountain Flower Festival (September), Salt Seafood Festival (October), Yeonggwang Baesu Road Festival (October)

Yeosu

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Website: http://www.yeosu.go.kr/?site=yseng
Telephone: 061-659-3871(Yeosu Tourism)
Telephone: 1899-2012 (City Hall Call Center)

Main Tourist Attractions: Expo Marine Park, Maritime&Fisheries Science Museum, Marine Rail Bike, Marine Cable Car, Odongdo Island, Geomundo Island, Hahwado, Kkotseomgil, Baekdo Island, Sado, Jinnamgwan, Dolsan Bridge, Musulmok Beach, Hyangiram, Manseongni Beach, Yeongchwisan Mountain, Heungguksa Temple, Geumodo Island Bireonggil

Popular Foods: Red Tongue Sole Sushi, Gejang Baekban, Broiled Eels, Pike eel Sushi, Dolsan Gat Kimchi, Grilled Oyster, Gizzard Shad Sushi

Festivals: Hyangil Am Sunrise Festival (January), Yeosu Yeongchwisan (MT.) Jindalrae Festival (April), Yeosu Turtle Ship Festival (May), Yeosu International Youth Festival (July~August), Yeosu International Tall Ship Festival (August), Yeosu Yeojaman Mud Flat Festival (October)

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URL : http://www.visitkorea.or.kr
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