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Damyang is renown for its bamboo trees. Abundant with bamboo, the breezes flowing through the county make for the most beautiful of natural melodies. It also has two beautiful mountains, Mt. Chuwolsan and Mt. Byeongpungsan. Damyang also features a bamboo museum and bamboo product shops.

Tourist Sites

  • Soswaewon Garden


  • Mt. Mudeungsan Provincial Park
    Address : Hwasun-gun, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
    Description :
    Mt. Mudeungsan Provincial Park is a mountain at the edge of Hwasun-gun, Damyang-gun and Gwangju, and it became provincial park in 1972. It is also called Mt. Muaksan, Mt. Mujinaksan, or Mt. Seoseoksan. Mt. Mudeungsan is 1,186m above sea level, and the top is composed of three rock peaks called Cheonwongbong, Jiwongbong, and Inwonbong, also known as “Jeongsang Three”. Mudeungsan does not have a steep incline, so anyone can easily climb it, and it has beautiful valleys flowing under it. A great diversity of rocks occupies the Cheonwongbong peak, and because of this, it was once an object of worship from the local people as a god’s mountain. Among the more majestic of these rocks are the Seoseokdae, Gyubong, and Ipseokdae rocks. At the base of the mountain, there are famous temples such as Yaksa-am, Jeungsimsa, and Wonhyosa Temple. Mt. Mudeungsan is also known for its beauty for all seasons of the year – in the fall, the autumn leaves of Gyubongam is especially beautiful, and Eoksae grass of Baekma ridge becomes spectacular. In the winter, snow and ice on the mountains create exquisite scenery as well. Below the mountain, there is a variety of recreational and convenience facilities to make your tour more pleasurable. The Gwangju National Museum is one of these, a building in a traditional Korean style, with exhibition spaces and a wide artifacts preservation facility. It has displays of treasures found from the sea of Sinan, such as artifacts of China’s Song and Won Dynasties, also artifacts from Honam province during Seonsa, Baekje, and Silla periods, and paintings from the Joseon Period – a total of about 2,000 of artifacts
    Directions :
    From Gwangju Station, take city Bus No. 9, No. 17, No. 222, or No. 333, and get off at Dochung bus stop. Transfer to Bus No. 777 and get off at Wonhyosa Temple bus stop.
    From Gwangju station, take regular bus no. 18, and go directly to Wonhyosa bus stop. The bus, however, only comes once every 1 hr and 30 min.

    Information :
    - Inquiries: Administration Office, Tel: 062-525-9370 (Kor, Chi, Jap, Eng)


Recommended Sites

  • Soswaewon Garden
    Address :
    123-oe Jigok-ri, Nam-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
    Description :
    SoswaewonGarden is a public garden from the Joseon Period where the beauty of traditional Korea is maintained. It was built by Yang San-Bo, after his gave up his ambitions for fame and power when his mentor Jo Gwang-Jo was killed due to politics. Soswaewon Garden means a clean and transparent garden between the bamboo grove, and it was meant to gather together righteous men of Anbinnakdo (being content amid poverty and taking pleasure in acting in an honest way). The garden has boksa trees and other greenery on either side of a stream that flows through it, and below the garden walls, a clear stream flows down riding on the rocks. Above the valley stream there is a tree stump that is used as a bridge, adding to the elegance of the scene. It has also a water mill and artificial waterfalls that harmonize well with nature to capture the beauty of mountain scenery. Soswae Garden is about 150 meters away from the roads. On the way in, you can see a thick bamboo forest. Walk past the forest, and you will see the small valley and Soswaewon Garden.
    Directions :
    From Gwangju Station, go to Seobang Intercity Bus Terminal, and take Bus No. 125 to Soswaewon Garden.
    Information :
    Fee: Free, and open all year
    Parking: free, up to 100 parking spaces.
    Inquiries: Damyang-Guncheong
    Cultural Tourism Department, Tel : 061-380-3223/4(Kor)
    Homepage: (Kor, Eng, Jap)

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