Tourism is a major local industry. Notable local products include bamboo goods and strawberries. Damyang is not to be confused with Danyang, which is located in eastern North Chungcheong Province.
DAMYANG BAMBOO FOREST
Situated between Damyang-gun and Gwangju Metropolitan City, Damyang Wetland is one of the best places to experience the ecology of Yeongsangang River. It is a habitat for the hawk, wildcat, Boreal digging frog (endangered species), and kestrel. It became the first river wetland to be designated as a wetland reserve in 2004.
Ecology waterway, walking path, multi-purpose plaza, bike path, observation deck, ecology marsh, etc.
Address: 656-2, Taemok-ri, Daejeon-myeon, Damnyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
Damyangho Lake is a man-made lake, created in 1976 with the construction of a dam on Yeongsangang River. The lake is set at the base of the picturesque Chuwolsan and Geumseongsan Mountains, and its crystal clear water is the habitat of many different freshwater fish species including pond smelt, catfish, snakehead, carp and leather carp. With Damyangho Lake at the center, the area is surrounded by Chuwolsan Tourism Area, Gamagol Youth Camping Grounds and Geumseong Mountain Fortress. The mountain’s lakeside road, which passes through a tunnel at the mid-section of the mountain, is a popular scenic driving road.
Address: Geumseongsanseong-gil, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
Located in the eco-village of Husan-ri, Myeongokheon Garden was the garden of Oh Hui-do (1583-1623) of the Joseon dynasty and served as a simple, countryside sanctuary where the scholar read and wrote many books. Main features of the garden are the Myeongokheon Pavilion, where the scholar held lectures, and the square-shaped pond in front of the pavilion that is surrounded with graceful flowering trees. The flowering trees around the pond include red pines and crape myrtles. On the right side of Myeongokheon Garden you’ll see a 300 year-old ginkgo tree, which is where King Injo (1623-1649) of the Joseon dynasty tied his horse.
Address: 103, Husan-gil, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
Geumseongsanseong Fortress in Geumseongsan Mountain (603m) forms a boundary between two small villages located on the border of two provinces (Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do and Sunchang-gun, Jeollabuk-do) and is one of the three popular mountains of the Honam region (the Southwestern region of Korea that includes Jeollanam-do and Jeollabuk-do). The total length of the outer wall is 6.486 meters and inner wall is 859 meters.
Classification: Historic Site No. 353
Address: Dorim-ri, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
DAMYANG METASEQUOIA-LINED ROAD
Damyang Metasequoia-lined Road is one of Korea's most beautiful paths. Metasequoia trees were planted along the street in the early 1970s by the Ministry of Internal Affairs after National Road 24 was rebuilt. At that time, the saplings were only 3 to 4 years old and their branches stretched sparsely out into the sky; now, the trees have grown so high that they seem to block out the sun. Thanks to these stately trees, in 2002 the Korea Forest Service selected the boulevard as one of the most beautiful roads in Korea. The 8.5 kilometer-long boulevard is one of the most popular driving routes in Korea, especially during summer when the trees’ lush green leaves are at their height of beauty.
Address: 19, Metasequoia-ro, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do
DAMYANG CHANGPYEONG (SLOW CITY)
Damyang Changpyeong Samjinae Village was the first Korean place designated as a slow city in 2007. Compared with the fast-changing city life, the village seeks a slow life by experiencing regional cultures and food while surrounded by nature. Visitors can also make Korean traditional sweets & cookies such as Hangwa and Ssalyeot here.
Address: 56-24, Doldam-gil, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do