Suncheon is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. It is a scenic agricultural and industrial city of around 250,000 people near Suncheon Bay. It is located in the southeastern corner of Jeollanam-do, just over an hour south-east of Gwangju.
SUNCHEONMAN BAY WETLAND RESERVE
Suncheonman Bay's reed field covers a total area of approximately 495,867㎡, starts from the confluence of Dongcheon and Isacheon Streams, and stretches along both sides of the stream for approximately 3 kilometers until it reaches the main reed colony at Suncheonman Bay. The reed fields in Suncheonman Bay are thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea. Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve is a natural habitat for birds of over 140 species, including migratory and endangered bird species
Address: 513-25, Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
TEL: +82-1577-2013/ +82-61-749-6052
SUNCHEONMAN BAY NATIONAL GARDEN
Suncheonman Bay National Garden was established on a plot of 1.12 million ㎢ to help protect Suncheonman Bay. The garden is home to over 790,000 trees in 505 species and 3.15 million flowers in 113 species. The numerous groups of tulips and royal azaleas are truly a sight to see. In addition, the nearby 30,000 ㎡ field of canola flowers in full bloom in May creates a beautiful yellow "wave" of color.
After exploring the garden, visitors can hop on the unmanned shuttle train (PRT) and ride to Suncheon Literature Center, and then transfer to the Reed Trolley to pass the 1.2-kilometer stretch of reeds to Mujingyo Bridge.
Address: 47, Gukgajeongwon1ho-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
The station opened on October 25, 1930 and moved into a new building on December 22, 2009 for the 2012 Yeosu Expo and 2013 Suncheon Bay Garden Expo. It serves as a transportation hub for the eastern regions of Korea.
Address: 135, Palma-ro, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
SUNCHEON WILD TEA HOUSE
Suncheon Wild Tea house is a tea experience house, located on the road to Seonamsa Temple in Jogyesan Mountain. Here, visitors can experience the beauty and the composure of a traditional Korean house while enjoying the delicate flavor and scent of tea surrounded by scent of pine trees.
Tea ceremony experience (tea history, tea boiling, tea tasting), tea making experience (tea leaf harvesting, roasting and drying), tea cookie tasting experience, tea manners class, mountain meditation, tea academic symposium, tea tasting experience, exhibitions.
Address: 450, Seonamsa-gil, Seungju-eup, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
THE DEEP ROOTED TREE MUSEUM
Located near Naganeupseong Walled Town, The Deep Rooted Tree Museum displays the collections of Han Chang-gi, the founder of two renowned magazines in Korea. The collections range from the relics of the Bronze Age to those of modern times. Through the museum, visitors can catch a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of Korea’s ancestors.
Address: 45, Pyeongchon 3-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
Songgwangsa Temple is located on the west side of Jogyesan Mountain, qualifies as a seungbo temple, which refers to the disciples and practicioners of Buddhism at the temple. 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 beautiful tall trees. Songgwangsa Temple has three great treasures: 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 enough rice for 4,000 monks. Ssanghyangsu refers to two large Chinese Juniper trees. Lastly, Neunggyeonnansa is a plate belonging to Songgwangsa Temple, and it was built with many intricate designs.
Address: 100, Songgwangsaan-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do