Naju is a town that boasts its long history and culture of two thousand years,the spirit of a righteous town, and its taste and style. Lately, Naju is growingas the energy capital of Korea as Gwangju & Jeollanam-doJoint Innovation City (Bitgaram).
Marking the millennial anniversary of the province being named Jeolla-do,the city is opening “the great era of Naju that marches toward anothermillennium as the center of the Jeolla provinces”.
Your inputs will turn into policies and create the power that makes“Naju, Happy place to live in, Best city leading the way”.I look forward to strong support from people of Naju and netizens.
NAJU GEUMSEONGGWAN HALL
Every first day of month and in the middle of the month officials and scholars used to gather to hold a ceremony for Hanyang Castle by putting tablets that symbolized the king in the middle of the Geumsunggwan. Compared to the ceremonies normally held annually on birthdays for the king and queen, in Naju this ceremony was held twice each month, a fact that speaks of the importance of Geumsunggwan as a regional castle. It is quite rare to have magnificent buildings like Geumsunggwan in regional areas. It also has a sense of majesty about it as representation of the resistance against Japan.
Address: 8, Geumseonggwan-gil, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
Naju Moksanaea was the private residence of Naju's moksa, the title of highest official in the region. This traditional hanok house was built in 1825 and follows the traditional hanok design of a wealthy aristocrat. It is recognized as Jeollanam-do Cultural Hertiage Material.
Address: 13-10, Geumseonggwan-gil, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
NATURE DYEING CULTURE CENTER
The area of Naju has long been at the forefront of the natural dyeing and silk production industry. The natural setting of fresh water from the Yeongsangang River along with the salt water from the sea are perfect for growing the plants necessary for a deep indigo color. As such, it is the only area to be recognized for its natural dyeing (Important Intangible Cultural Heritage) by the Cultural Heritage Administration. The best place to experience this local heritage is at the Natural Dyeing Culture Center. The center offers experience programs and educational programs, as well as exhibitions and sales of naturally dyed products.
Address: 379, Baekho-ro, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
NAJU NATIONAL MUSEUM
Naju National Museum displays artifacts found near the Yeongsangang River region and preserves artifacts excavated from throughout the Jeolla region.
While most national museums are found within the city, Naju National Museum is the first national museum to be located in a rural countryside. Its location provides a perfect relaxing atmosphere for visitors to take time and appreciate what the museum has to offer.
Address: 747, Gobun-ro, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
Najuho Lake is a man-made reservoir that holds about 91 million tons of water. Najuho Lake spans across Panchon-ri, Gungwon-ri and Bangsan-ri in Dado-myeon. The dam that created the lake was completed in 1976 and is about 496 meters in length. The lake is a favored vacation and fishing site, with beautiful scenery and abundance of freshwater fish. Nearby attractions include temples, forests and a golf course.
Address: Bangsan-ri, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
NAJU PEAR MUSEUM
Known as the birthplace of Korean pears, Naju pears are well-known for its long history. The fruit was exported worldwide starting in 1967. The Naju Pear Museum promotes the fruit and is a learning center for its agricultural history. The museum opened on April 20, 1992 and is the world's only pear museum.
Address: 5838, Yeongsan-ro, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do
TEL: +82-61-339-2590, 2591