What to do and see in Buyeo-gun, South Korea: The Best Places and Tips

March 15, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

Buyeo County (Buyeo-gun) is a county in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Buyeo-eup, the county's capital, was the site of the capital of Baekje from 538-660 AD, during which it was called Sabi Fortress.
Restaurants in Buyeo-gun

Ssangbuk-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-830-2527
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Busosanseong

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

Buyeo is a city with a historic past. Unfortunately the remains of the Baekje dynasty are relatively sparse compared to Silla. This lack of remains is further exacerbated by the historical capitals of Baekje. Whereas Silla's capital had been Gyeongju for about 1,000 years, the Baekje dynasty capitals changed at least 3 times. Emerging first in southern Seoul, Baekje later moved to Gongju, and then Buyeo (Iksan may also have been a capital).
So while travellers expecting Buyeo County to be like Gyeongju may be dissapointed, by no means is Buyeo not worth visiting. Busosanseong Fortress holds a few remnants of the Baekje dynasty, but what more visitors will find enjoyable is the scenic hike. The river views are pleasant and the pavilions are relaxing.
Taken together Buyeo, Gongju, and Iksan provide a unique and comprehensive view of the Baekje dynasty. I find Baekje's history to be just as fascinating as Silla, but it just takes more time and effort to appreciate. Baekje ended in one final battle in the 7th century, sadly much of the wonders of this kingdom were lost long ago.

2. Buyeo National Museum

Geumseong-ro 5, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-833-8562
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Buyeo National Museum

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

This museum is primarily focused on Baekje, but does showcase historical artificacts even before the Three Kingdoms period. The Buyeo National Museum is fantastic because it provides insight into this fascinating time period, adding value to the limited historical remains of the Baekje dynasty. For those interested in ancient East Asian history Buyeo and Gongju are both worthwhile destinations. Both cities have national museums devoted to Baekje history and culture.
The museum is extensive, but does not require more than 2 hours. The original roof tiles, inscense burners, and ancient weapons were fascinating. These artifacts are nearly 1,500 years old, indeed some relics on display even surpass this. The ingenuity and advanced society of Baekje is a topic worth learning about.
The pictured artifact (5th century AD) is a "Gilt-bronze Incense Burner". This item is of national signifigance and has helped solidify the belief that the Silk Road trade route included the Korean Peninsula, and from their extended to Japan.

3. Seodong Park

Dongnam-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-830-2330
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Seodong Park

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

Gungnamji Pond located within Seodong park is the primary attraction here. This beautiful man-made pond features an artificial island in the center. Historical records do indicate that Gungnamji was constructed first during the Baekje Dynasty. The elegant wooden bridge and pavilion were constructed in modern times.
Therefore, while there is a measure of authenticity in the pond itself, what we see today is a fully-realized vision of what might of been. The pavilion, artificial island, lotus flowers, and bridge are all very beautiful. Gungnamji is well worth an hour of your time, especially if the season and weather are ideal. I enjoyed taking a rest from visiting historical sites and museums most of the day, Gungnamji gave me some time to relax and reflect.

4. Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple

Dongnam-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-832-2721
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Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

There is not much of a temple to explore. What is left are some foundations, small ponds, a beautiful pagoda, and a very very worn down statue. Most visitors explore the site for 15-30 minutes. The impressive 7th century pagoda is interesting and a national treasure.
If you have the time, by all means take a look at this relic of the Baekje dynasty, just don't expect a fully realized temple. There are no wooden Baekje buildings that still exist, but some of their craftsmenship is highlighted in pagodas, ruined fortresses, and palace/temple foundations.

5. Baekje History Reproduction Complex

Hapjeong-ri, Gyuam-myon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-635-7740
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Baekje History Reproduction Complex

Reviewed By RobinIG88 - Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Stunning reproduction of Baekje buildings in a setting of wooded hills. Though entirely a reconstruction it feels very genuine in its natural surroundings.
We got there first thing in the morning (9:00) by taxi and we're almost the only people there - a great opportunity for photos. The complex is large. We spent about 5 hours going round it and listening to audio guides downloaded from the Audio Korea app.
It got busier as the morning went on. We saw a talented tightrope walk act in the main palace at 11:00 which was repeated later in the day.

6. Nakhwaam Rock

Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-830-2511
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Nakhwaam Rock

Reviewed By pelupss - Shah Alam, Malaysia

the legend states that the court woman threw themselves from the rock into river to avoid being captured by the invaders. the place was serene. The river view from the place was stunning & accessible from Busosanseong Fortress. Recommended for historical & nature lovers.

7. Gungnamji Pond

52, Gungnam-ro, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 33165, South Korea +82 41-830-2626
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Gungnamji Pond

Reviewed By PINKSHOW01 - Seoul, South Korea

연꽃이 가득피어있는 궁남지는 연꽃이외에도 아기자기하게 꾸며놓은 곳들이 많아서 찬찬히 둘러보며 산책하기 좋았습니다. 한여름에는 좀 뜨거울것 같지만 연꽃을 제대로 즐기려면 꼭 여름철에 와 보길 추천합니다

8. Goransa Temple

Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 323-808, South Korea +82 41-835-2062
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Goransa Temple

Reviewed By Yasmine B

It is a long hike to this temple which is composed of one sole prayer chamber on top of a mountain, amongst the lush Forests, overlooking the Han River. It is close to the rock where 3000 women committed suicide to escape capture by the invading armies.

9. Baekje Royal Tombs (Neungsan-ri Ancient Tombs)

16-1, Neungsan-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 323-802, South Korea
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Baekje Royal Tombs (Neungsan-ri Ancient Tombs)

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

These relatively small Baekje tombs are interesting to me because I have a keen interest in Korean culture and history. For most visitors these tumuli will be somewhat boring. That being said, visiting these tombs takes all of 15 minutes, so you can't really complain about wasting your time.
If you have some spare time in Buyeo or live in the area, the tombs are worth visiting, but only after visiting the truly exceptional Tomb of King Muryeong in Gongju.

10. Baekje Historical Museum

597, Hapjeong-ri, Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-635-7740
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Baekje Historical Museum

Reviewed By Mierlyana_Anggiasari - Jakarta, Indonesia

Sebelum kita masuk ke kawasan kompleks Baekje Cultural Complex, kita bisa melihat sejarah Barkje di gedung ini. Gedung tidak besar tapi bertingkat dan di dalamnya dipenuhi dengan peninggalan kerajaan Baekje. Dari tembikar hingga miniature prosesi. Tiketnya sudah termasuk dengan tiket memasuki kompleks kultural

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