10 Things to Do in Jeollanam-do That You Shouldn't Miss

October 25, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Jeollanam-do in South Korea, from Asia region, is best know for Parks. Discover best things to do in Jeollanam-do with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Suncheon Bay Cyber Ecological Park

162-2, Daedae-dong, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 540-290, South Korea +82 61-749-4007
Excellent
61%
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32%
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5%
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Suncheon Bay Cyber Ecological Park

Reviewed By sinawanders - Frankfurt

We weren"t quite sure beforehand whether we should take the detour through Suncheon while travelling from Seoul to Busan, but were so glad we did it. The park is beautiful and well maintained. We went for sunset and enjoyed great views. Not sure what it's like on weekends, but we went on a thursday and it was not crowded at all. Great place for photography too.

2. Yeosu Maritime Cable Car

3600-1, Dolsan-ro, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu, Jeollanam-do 59767, South Korea +82 61-664-7301
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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4.5 based on 144 reviews

Yeosu Maritime Cable Car

Reviewed By eddyphdhong

in yeosu the mvl hotel, we could find Odongdo island and another cable car! it's awesome! just short! clean and fast. modern and safe. they preparwd fast elevator also.

3. Damyang Juknokwon

282 Hyanggyo-ri, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do 517-802, South Korea +82 61-380-2680
Excellent
40%
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45%
Satisfactory
14%
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4 based on 131 reviews

Damyang Juknokwon

Reviewed By Kiks_UK - Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

This is an outdoor activity so best visited in good weather. It is essentially a bamboo forest with lots of trails to walk along and large Gardens surrounding it. There is also a small building in the centre hosting art Exhibitions from local artists and a nice café in the basement. There were also weaving classes and other activities which were closed when I visited but are open during peak season. I spent around an hour and a half here and really enjoyed it, it was a highlight of my trip - beautiful scenery and very serene.
The trails/paths were pretty flat but many were steep inclines and there were some steps involved so if you have mobility issues you might not be able to access everywhere. A pushchair would be fine but I saw someone in a wheelchair struggling.

4. Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

Bongsan-ri, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea +82 61-852-4540
Excellent
43%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

Reviewed By Fabius M - Franconia, Germany

We went recently to Gwangju south in Korea and spend also some time t Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon. It is easy to find if your navigation is well prepared. Access through main road and parking place are available. Went there early morning on a Sunday and luckily not many people around. We had a walk through the tea field and made a lot of selfies LOL. The scenery view was/is very nice. Afterwards we went into the small tea shop and had some tea (black and green). We were sitting at the balcony and it was a very nice and quiet moment. We really enjoyed it and it is definitely worth to make a stop.

5. Yudal Mountain

Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Excellent
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Yudal Mountain

Reviewed By jennie21021984 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

A walk up to the two peaks of Yudal Mountain is a rewarding experience. It only takes around an hour to get up to the tallest peak and each turn gives you better and better views. There are lots of places to stop, rest, take photos and even picnic if it takes your fancy! Some of the paths are very steep or the steps may be small so make sure you wear trainers or comfy shoes. We really enjoyed using the opportunity to get our bearings in Mokpo as it is our new home. I know well will climb Yudal many more times yet!

6. Hwaeomsa Temple

12, Hwangjeong-ri, Masan-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea +82 61-782-7600
Excellent
51%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Hwaeomsa Temple

Reviewed By jrh825 - Bellevue, Washington

I visited the Hwaeomsa temple over the Buddha's birthday holiday and was wowed by the location. In late spring, the Mountains are lush and bright green with foliage, and the temple itself is beautiful. It's a long way from Seoul, anywhere from 4-6 hours by bus depending on traffic, but well worth it. The Jirisan mountain area is stunning and the air quality much better than the big city.
If you're brave you can opt for the temple stay option, experiencing the ascetic lifestyle of Buddhist monks. As temples go, this one is actually rather well-appointed, with electricity and hot showers. You will need to get comfortable with sleeping on the floor and eating three meals a day of vegetarian bibimbap, though. Waking up at 3AM to watch the Buddhist monks pray is a disorienting but unique experience.
Otherwise, just go for the view and the relaxing hiking opportunities in the area. You won't be disappointed.

7. Daedunsa Temple

799, Gurim-ri, Samsan-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do 536-811, South Korea +82 61-534-5502
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Daedunsa Temple

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

CY ( 2016,11.23 )
I and my wife visited this temple to feel temple's mood. This temple was bigger and older than I think. The atmosphere and view was very good because there was surrounded beautiful Mountains. The entrance fee was higher than I think, but it was money well spent. It was good experience to walking around this temple with cool wind. Recommendable temple.

8. Unjusa Temple

20, Daecho-ri, Doam-myeon, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do 519-840, South Korea +82 61-374-0660
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Unjusa Temple

Reviewed By Michael D - Shanghai, China

Unjusa is very out of the way. You take a bus from in front of the Gwangju bus terminal for about an hour out into the country side and just hope you don't miss the place to get off. That being said, the temple itself is fantastic. While there is a temple, it's more of a collection of Buddha statues and pagodas of different sizes and designs. It was one of my first excursions in Korea and I still think of it fondly.

9. Wolchulsan National Park

Yeongam-gun, Jeollanam-do 526-802, South Korea +82 61-473-5210
Excellent
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5 based on 12 reviews

Wolchulsan National Park

Reviewed By KEVINHWANG

Overpass is beautiful, a little steep. The mountain is really beautiful. Overpass (Gureumdari) is also beautiful. Trail is steep. Valley is really beautiful. You need tracking shoes.

10. Nagan Eupseong Folk Village

30, Chungmin-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon, Jeollanam-do 57918, South Korea +82 61-749-8831
Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 125 reviews

Nagan Eupseong Folk Village

Reviewed By samtrip12345 - Charlottesville, Virginia

Spent much of the day (arrive early and have the place to yoursef, crowds grow rapidly, especially around holidays) and you will heve much of the place to yourself. This is cultural Korean heritage that is treditional, abd alive. People still live and work here, but other parts have blossomed into an area of education and display of Korea of the past (and in some part the present)). Can get there by car, train and bus.

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