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Suncheon is a city of prime historical significance. It is home to some of Korea’s historical wonders such as Nakan Eupseong Folk Village, Songgwangsa Temple, Seonamsa Temple, and Goindol Park, and natural wonders such as Mt. Jogyesan and Mt. Bonghwasan. Graceful surroundings are abound in this city. Suncheon is especially noted for the beauty of the birds passing long on their migratory route and the surrounding islands.



Tourist Sites

 

Recommended Sites

  • Naganeupseong Folk Village
    Address :
    Dongnae-ri/Seonae-ri/Namnae-ri, Nakan-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
    Description :
    Naganeupseong Folk Village is located in Jeollanam-do, and it is a town castle that is over 18,000 pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.3 sq m) in size. Inside the castle, in East, South, and West naeri, or areas, about 100 families still reside, and the castle area has been very well preserved. You can observe daily dwellings indigenous to the south provincial area such as the kitchen area, the clay rooms, and Korean style verandas. There are also 9 houses designated as important cultural resources, and numerous straw-roof houses as well. The folk village’s other source of pride is the monument of General Im Kyeong-Eop (1594-1646). At every 1st full moon of the new year, they hold a ritual ceremony at the general’s monument and celebrate, with games such as seesaw jumping, swings, and other folk activities. When you enter the front gate of Naganeupseong Folk Village, on the east side of the castle (called “Nakpung-ru”), you see a straight road leading to town. Follow this road and you will come across the General Im Kyeong-Eop Monument, resource center, and other interesting sites to see. You can go to the end of this road, climb up to the castle itself, and walk along the castle wall to south. The entire castle is clean and kept well preserved, and you can see the entire town and the castle in one view from the top of the castle.
    Directions :
    From Suncheon Train Station or Suncheon Bus Terminal, take bus No.63 or No.68. Takes about 1 hour.
    Information :
    - Fee *Individual: age 20 and over : 1,100 won, age 14-19 : 600 won, age 13 and below: 400 won *Group: age 20 and over : 900 won, age 14-19 : 500 won, age 13 and below: 350 won -Parking Fee: 300 car capacity -Inquiries: Naganeupseong Folk Village Tel: (061)-749-3347 (Kor)

     

  • Seonamsa Temple
    Address :
    Jukhak-ri, Seungju-eup, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
    Description :
    Seonamsa is a beautiful temple located at the west end of Mt. Jogyesan. You have to walk about 1 km from the entrance to reach the temple. If you go along the valley, two rainbow shaped bridges appear, and the large one at the back is Seungseon bridge. Seungseon Bridge is designated as National Treasure No. 400, and it is Korea’s most beautiful arched stone bridge. Because it blends in so well with the valley below, it is often used as shooting location for movies and TVshows. Past Seungseon Bridge is Gangseonru Tower, a fitting pair to the bridge before it. Pass by the tower and you will come across a small oval-shape pond called Samindang. There is a small isle inside the pond, and an evergreen on the isle which makes for a beautiful scenery. Go further and Ilju Gate appears. Past Ilju Gate and various temple buildings appear. The big timber blocks of the temple buildings are impressive, and they blend in elegantly with the surrounding mountains. Anywhere you look, the structures harmonize with the nature surrounding them. To the left of Seonamsa Temple is a mountain road leading up Mt. Jogyesan. Follow it and you will come across Ma-aebuli, Sculpture created on a rock that is 17 meters high. That is a must-see. Seonamsa Temple is beautiful all throughout the year, but it is especially inviting during the spring when all the bluish and brilliant flowers start to bloom, as well as in the fall with the autumn colors.
    Directions :
    From Suncheon Station or Suncheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus that goes to Seonamsa Temple.
    Information :
    - Admission Fee Individuals: (age 20 and older) - 1200 won, (age 14-9) - 1000 won, (age 13 or younger) - 600 won Group: (age 20 and older) - 1,000 won, (age 14-19 ) - 800 won, (age 13 or younger) - 500 won Inquiries: Seonamsa Temple, Tel : (061)754-5247(Kor)

     

  • Songgwangsa Temple
    Address :
    12, Sinpyeong-ri, Songwang-myeon, Suncheon, Jeonranam-do
    Description :
    Songgwangsa temple is located on the west side of Mt.Jogyesan, and it is famous for being a Sambosachal of Korea. Sambo means three precious treasures in Buddhism, the Bulbo, Beopbo, and Seungbo. Songgwangsa Temple qualifies as a Seungbo temple, and Seungbo refers to those disciples who learn many things of Buddha and practices them. The reason Songgwangsa temple became a Seungbo temple is because many high monks were produced from this temple. The road to the temple is covered by huge trees growing straight up, and is very beautiful. From the road, if you cross a valley, a round pavilion bridge called Cheongryanggak appears. On the bridge is a pavilion, and you can rest there while you are traveling. Inside the temple, you can see the Daeungbojeon, the main building. This building has a roof shaped as if it were composed of two roofs. To one side of the main building is the Jijangjeon, where they have a Buddha statue, and the Seungbojeon, which tells the world that the temple is a Seungbo temple. Songgwangsa Temple has three great treasutres, the “Bisari Gusi”, “Ssanghyangsu”, and “Neunggyeonnansa”. Bisari Gusi is a rice container that was made from a large tree. It was used to store the rice for monks, and because it was so large, it contained rice enough rice for 4,000 monks. Ssanghyangsu is two very large Chinese Juniper trees. They are located at Cheonjaam, an extra Buddhist cell, and they are uniquely twisted. Lastly, Neunggyeonnansa is a plate belonging to Songgwangsa Temple, and it was built with very many intricate designs. Because Songgwangsa Temple has many national treasures, you would do well to slow down here and look at beautiful artifacts.
    Directions :
    1. From Gwangju Bus Terminal, take a direct bus for Songgwangsa Temple
    (Travel time: one and half hours)
    2. From Suncheon Intercity Bus Terminal, take coach(Jwaseok)Bus NO.111 for Songgwangsa Temple
    (Travel time: one and half hours)

    Information :
    - Location : 12Sinpyeong-ri, Songwang-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do
    - Inquiries : Songgwangsa Temple Tel: 061-755-0107 (Kor)
    - Homepage : http://www.songgwangsa.org (Kor)
    - Hours:
      Summer season (Mar.-Oct.) 07:00-18:00/
      Winter season (Nov.-Feb.) 08:00- 17:30
    - Holidays: None

    Admission fee:
     

     

    Age 20 and over

    Age 8-19

    Age7 and under

    Individual

    2,300 won

    1,500 won

    Free

    Group

    2,300 won

    1,300 won

    Free

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