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A fresh summer mood in Gangjin - Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

Jangheung Woodland Trail dirt road section

A fresh summer mood in Gangjin

Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do, Korea

<Total travel distance>
Jangheung Woodland → Car. 39 minutes 26.72km → Jeongnamjin Observatory → Car. 32 minutes 18.43km → Korean Folk Museum → Walk. 7 minutes 0.2km → Goryeo Celadon Museum → Car. 38 minutes 33.19km → Gangjin Dalbit Hanok Village (overnight) → Car. 4 minutes 1.83km → Wolchulsan Tea Field → Car. 3 minutes 1.7km → Baekdong Garden → Car. 31 minutes 24.93km → Dasanchodang → Car. 5 minutes 1.88km → Baengnyeonsa Temple → car. 35 minutes 21.38km → Gaudo → Car. 25 minutes 15.3km → Youngrang Birthplace
Gangjin, which was selected as the '1st place in Namdo Exploration' by Yoo Hong-Jun's <My Cultural Heritage Exploration>, boasts a rich view of the beautiful scenery created by various cultural heritages and nature. In particular, in the summer when Dasanchodang and Baeknyeonsa are surrounded by deep greenery, even a handful of wind feels fresh and attracts travelers with a refreshing mood.
Let's go to Cypress Forest in summer, Jangheung Woodland
Woodland is located at the foot of Eokbulsan Mountain, where you can see Jangheung-eup at a glance.
Jangheung Woodland Trail (Park Seok Section)
Since the tree contains a large amount of phytoncide, which is a natural antibacterial substance, it is known to release the most phytoncide and negative ions in summer, and cypress trees are known to release the effect of the forest bath.
Jangheung Woodland Deck Promenade
From the entrance to the meeting square, there are walking paths with wooden decks, and most of the forest paths are gentle slopes, so even the elderly can walk.
Shelters all over Woodland
In addition, various sizes and shapes of wooden chairs and pavilions can be arranged for a short break.
Cypress trees that emit phytoncide
At the end of the forest path, there is a trail leading to Eokbulsan, which is well-known as the daughter-in-law rock of a woman standing with a child.
'Jangheung Samhap (Korean beef, shiitake mushrooms, key clams)'
The picturesque tea ceremony at a glance, Jeongnamjin Observatory
It is recommended to climb to the observation deck to fully enjoy the scenery of Jeong Nam-jin, which is said to have been located in the south of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Boasting a stunning height of about 45.9m, it is constructed on the 10th floor, including a gazebo shaped like a golden sun, and each floor is decorated with various themes, adding to the highlights.
Jeongnamjin Observatory, located in the south of Gyeongbokgung Palace
There is an elevator to the observatory, so even seniors can easily access it, and there is a cafe on the 9th floor where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while enjoying the view outside the window.
Islands of the archipelago beyond Jeongnamjin Observatory
On January 1 of each year, those who want to watch the first sunrise of the New Year rising against the backdrop of the Dado Sea, the picturesque islands of the South Sea, such as Deukryang, Sorokdo, Yeonhongdo, and Geogeumdo, unfold at a glance from the observatory that forms the phosphate. On the right side, the foot of Cheongwansan Mountain, one of Honam's top five famous mountains, continues to look great.
Jeongnamjin Observatory Cafe (9th floor)
Coveting the sophistication of Korean art, Korean Folk Museum & Korea Celadon Museum
Minhwa, which was popular among the poor in the late Chosun Dynasty, is considered to be the most Korean painting with a friendly theme and free expression. The Korean Folk Museum, a museum specializing in such folk paintings, exhibits a variety of charms of our folk paintings by exhibiting over 4,500 collections.
Korean Folk Art Museum
It is recommended to take a tour of the exhibition hall with explanations from the commentators. The fun and enjoyment of appreciation is doubled because it provides an easy and fun way to explain the unique expression and meaning of folk paintings. Even if a person visits us, don't forget that if you ask, he will kindly comment on our folktales.
Exhibition Hall in Minhwa Museum
In addition, the Chunhwa Exhibition Hall for adults, located on the second floor, is a unique sight to experience the humorous gaze and unstoppable expression of ancestors looking at sex.
Celadon museum view
The Korea Folk Art Museum and the neighboring Goryeo Celadon Museum provide a glimpse into the production process and artistic value of Goryeo celadon, which is recognized worldwide for its unique beauty.
Celadon artifacts from the kiln around Gangjin
In the Daegu-myeon area where the museum is located and in the vicinity of Chilryang-myeon, there are many kilns that used to produce Goryeo celadon in the past, and this is why Gangjin became known as the 'town of celadon'. Inside the museum, you can also see celadon discovered in the kiln, as well as contemporary works reproduced by contemporary writers.
Goryeo celadon museum (inside)
A comfortable night under Wolchulsan, Gangjin Dalbit Hanok Village
If you want to spend a special night in Gangjin, check out Obudhan Hanok Village located under Wolchulsan. As the name suggests, when the sun goes down, the gentle moonlight surrounds the village. It is a representative village of Gangjin, and operates 'FU-SO', a kind of hanok bed and breakfast.
Wolchulsan Gangjin Dalbit Hanok Village
Fusoran is an abbreviation of 'Feeling Up Stress Off', and intended to relieve the stress accumulated by urban life here in a similar way to Korean. About half of the residents of Hanok Village run this fuso, and visitors can stay overnight in a beautiful hanok, enjoy local food prepared by the owner, and heal their mind and body all at once.
Gangjin Hanok Village Green Spot Observation Deck
The village chief, who welcomes the elderly to the front gate, serves a side dish made of fresh, seasonal vegetables grown in the garden, and smiles. Because of the comfort and unpretentious but generous tabletop provided by Hanok, Fuso is an extremely satisfying lodging for the elderly.
Hanok B & B 'Fuso'
In some cases, concerts and traditional performances are held in the background of Hanok Village, so if you plan to visit, it is also a good idea to check the performance information at the cafe in advance.
Breakfast table prepared with homemade vegetables
Dye green, Wolchulsan Tea Garden & Baekdong Garden
Wolchulsan, which is called Mt. Geumgang in South Korea, has a wide temperature difference in the morning and evening, and maintains proper humidity to provide optimal conditions for growing tea.
Wolchulsan Tea Garden Surrounded by Wolchulsan
Thanks to this, it is said that tea trees were grown at temples around Wolchulsan since ancient times.
Wolchulsan Tea Field Green Tea Leaves
In particular, the spacious tea gardens, which are located on the top of the towering rock formations, are presented in fresh greens in summer to present a fresh landscape. However, when looking around the wide tea garden, it is difficult to avoid the sun, It is recommended that you prepare a wide-brimmed hat or sunglasses, and also bring water to drink beforehand.
Wolchulsan and Wolchulsan Tea Plantations
A short walk from the Wolchulsan Tea Garden reveals the Baekdong Garden, a historic traditional annex in Honam. In the meaning of 'the village where the water flowing from Wolchulsan rises to become a cloud', the outstanding beauty is conveyed through <Baekdongdo Island> where Dasan Jeong Yak-yong and Choui-seon each wrote poems and painted.
Jeongseon Jeongdae on the window wall
The building is naturally arranged without harming the surrounding mountain streams and valleys, but it is secretly located in the middle of a forest rich enough to glimpse the retirement culture of old scholars, creating a mysterious atmosphere. You can enjoy sitting on the pavilion above the window and looking at the rooftop of Wolchulsan, where freshness stayed.
Baekdong Garden which preserves the beauty of traditional annex
Following the friendship between Dasan and Hye Jang, Dasan Chodang & Baeknyeonsa
Dasan Chodang is a place where Dasan, who had been involved in new rites, lived in exile for more than 10 years. It is a space that has completed over 500 writings including <Memories> and <Gyeongsei Yoo> even in the miserable reality of raising ears in a remote and unfamiliar land. .
Road to Dasanchodang
Originally, it was a small building with a straw roof like the name of Chodang, but it was difficult to guess the difficult life of exile because it was changed to the current roof tile roof in the process of restoration. However, it seems that only the steep road going up to the second represents the fertility of Dasan.
Road of Roots Needing Attention (Dasanchodang)
Because of the steep slope of this road, seniors are encouraged to choose a flat stone floor and climb slowly, wearing hard sneakers. Walking along the trail back to the second, leads to Baengnyeonsa Temple. It is easier for seniors to travel to Baengnyeonsa by car because they have to go through a difficult road to avoid sunlight for a while.
Dasan Chodang where Dasan Jeong Yak-yong lived in exile
Baengnyeonsa Temple was built in the Silla period and enjoyed a considerable reputation by producing eight ambassadors during the Joseon Dynasty. The eighth ambassador was Ambassador Hye Jang, who had a deep friendship with Dasan who was living in exile in Chodang.
Baengnyeonsa's stylish tree
The trail that connects Baeknyeonsa Temple in Dasan Chodang is the space where they exchanged their mind and learning in a cup of tea. It is not a large-scale temple, but it is full of valuable attractions such as the Daeungbojeon signboard written by Lee Gwang-sa, who was the representative handwriting of Joseon, and a wide view of the oral cannon spread over the temple front yard, and a camellia forest designated as a natural monument.
Baeknyeonsa Temple's Daeungbojeon, inscribed with the letters of Lee Gwangsa
In particular, Baeknyeonsa Temple, which has been cultivating wild tea fields since the Goryeo Dynasty, is regarded as one of the temples with good tea taste. When you sit in a teahouse named 'Mankyung Dassul', an old pear tree over the glass adds the flavor to a cup of fragrant tea.
Relax in Baeknyeonsa Tea House
A good island for walking together, Gaudo and poet Kim Young-rang
Among the eight islands located in Gangjin, Gaudo, the only inhabitants inhabited by the inhabitants, has emerged as a new walking spot in 2011 and 2012 with the formation of a bridge that connects Jeoori and Manhori respectively.
Bridge to Gaudo
In particular, the 2.5km ecological trail along the coastline (Gaudo together sea route) is made of a wooden deck that is suitable for walking by elderly people, so it is good to take a leisurely stroll with the mountains and the sea in the snow.
There is a deck road, so it is good to walk
In the middle of the trail, there is a shelter site for Youngrangnaru, named after the poet Yeongrang Kim Yoon-sik, a poet from Gangjin, where you can take a break while admiring his masterpieces such as <Until Peony Blooms>. Benches with statues that reproduce the image of Yeongrang are popular enough to take a commemorative photo for each passing person.
Statue of Poet Kim Young-Lang (Photo Zone of Gaudo Eco Trail)
If you enjoyed reading Yeongrang's poems that sang the delicate and lyrical lyrics, a tour of Yeongrang's birthplace in Gangjin-eup would be a more meaningful way.
Lastly, let's take a look at the feelings of the Gangjin trip by reading the words 'Evening of Peonies' on the fertilizer in front of Kim Young-rang's birthplace.
Fertilization in front of Youngrang's birthplace 'until peonies bloom'
Even peonies bloom
I'm still waiting for my spring
The day the peonies slumped
I will finally immerse myself in the midst of spring .... (omitted)
Representing Gangjin, Boyang-style Hoechuntang
Travel information

<Recommended travel course (same day course)>

Baeknyeonsa Temple → Dasanchodang → Gaudo

<Recommended travel course (2 nights 3 days course) >

Day 1: Jangheung Woodland → Jeongnamjin Observatory → Korean Folk Museum → Goryeo Celadon Museum
Day 2: Maryang Nolto Fish Market → Gaudo → Dasanchodang → Baengnyeonsa Temple
Day 3: Sauijae → Youngrang Birthplace → Muwisa Temple → Baekdong Garden → Gangjinwon


-Jangheung Woodland: 180 Woodland-gil, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeonnam / 061-864-0063 / http://www.jhwoodland.co.kr/

-Jungnamjin Observatory: 242-58, Jeongnamjinhaean-ro, Gwansan-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeonnam, 061-867-0399

-Korean Folk Museum: 61-5 Cheongjachon-gil, Daegu-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeonnam / 061-433-9770 / http://minhwamuseum.com/

-Korea Celadon Museum: 33 Cheongjachon-gil, Daegu-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-430-3755 / http://www.celadon.go.kr/

-Gangjin Dalbit Hanok Village: 2, Dalbit Hanok-gil, Temple-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-430-3313 ~ 4

-Wolchulsan Tea Plantation: 93-25 Baekun-ro, Jeonsan-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeonnam, 061-432-5500

-Baekdong Garden: Wolhari, Gangnam-gun, Jeonnam, 061-430-3342

-Dasanchodang: 68-35, Dasanchodang-gil, Doam-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do, 061-430-3911

-Baengnyeonsa Temple: 145 Baeknyeonsa-gil, Doam-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-432-0837 / http://www.baekryunsa.net/

-Gaudo: Singi-ri, Doam-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-430-3312

-Youngrang Birthplace: 15 Yeongrangsaengga-gil, Gangjin-eup, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-430-3377

-Gangjin Tourism Information: 061-430-3114 / http://www.gangjin.go.kr/culture/index.do

Barrier-free information

-Jangheung Woodland
* Admission: 3,000 won for adults, 2,000 won for teenagers, 1,000 won for children / Free for seniors over 65 years old, free for independent merit, free for 1st and 3rd level disabled and accompanying guardians / free for children under 6 years old, free for Jangheung residents
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* There is an elevator exclusively for the handicapped in the Wood Culture Experience Center
* Wheelchair and stroller available
* Entrance to ticket office ~ square of meeting, entrance to hiking trail ~ wooden deck walkway on top of Eumbulsan Mountain
* Although it is mostly a gentle slope, it is recommended to adjust the moving distance according to the physical strength and condition because the forest is large.
* Operating a forest healing program for seniors (within 20 people in advance)-Expense of 5,000 won per person

-Jeongnamjin Observatory
* Admission: Adults 2,000 won / Students 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won / Free for seniors over 65, children 0-7 years old free
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* Elevator operation to the observation deck on the 10th floor
* Informational guidance for the disabled

-Korean Folk Art Museum

* Admission: Adults 5,000 won / Students 4,000 won / Kindergarten students 3,000 won (Free for people with disabilities over level 2, 50% discount for Gangjin residents and seniors over 65)
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* Elevator up to the second floor

-Goryeo Celadon Museum
* Admission: Adult 2,000 won / Youth, Soldier 1,500 won / Child 1,000 won / Free for children aged 0-7, free for seniors over 65
* Handicapped parking area available
* Handicapped toilet available
* Elevator for the disabled up to the 2nd floor
* Wheelchair and stroller available (ID card required for rental)

-Gangjin Dalbit Hanok Village
* There is no parking area for the disabled, but small parking lots are available in various places in the village.
* Observation deck overlooking Wolchulsan and Hanok Village

-Wolchulsan Tea Plantation
* Vehicle can be moved to the entrance of the tea garden

-Baekdong Garden
* There is no parking space for the disabled, but there is plenty of parking space.
* Slow ramp from parking lot to Baekdong Garden

-Dasan Chodang
* No parking space for the disabled
* There are parking spaces for disabled people, toilets for disabled people, strollers and wheelchairs in nearby Dasan Memorial Hall.
* The path to Dasanchodang is slippery due to tree roots and stones.

-Baengnyeonsa Temple
* Handicapped parking area available
* If the mobility is inconvenient, the vehicle can be moved to Mangyeongru

* Handicapped parking area available
* Wheelchair access is possible on both the swing bridge and the ecological trail
* There is a super after the bridge

Move information

Public transportation information

-[Bus] Central Terminal (6 times a day, 4 hours 30 minutes) <-> Gangjin Bus Terminal

-[Information on the movement of tourist spots in Gangjin]
Use of rural fishing village bus stop / Korean Folk Museum, Goryeo Celadon Museum, Gaudo
Use of rural fishing village bus stops / Gangjinwon, Baekdong Garden (Gangjin-Gyeongpo University, Muwisa Farming Village Bus)
Use of Rural Bus Stop / Dasan Chodang, Baengnyeonsa (Gangjin-Mangho Rural Bus)

Self-driving information
-Gyeongbu Expressway (Cheonan Nonsan, Seohaean Expressway)-Seoyoungam IC-Gangjin (4 hours 20 minutes from Seoul)

Food and lodging information


-Gangjin Fuso : 061-430-3312 ~ 4 / http://www.gangjin.go.kr/fuso

-Jujaksan Natural Recreation Forest : 398, Jujaksan-gil, Sinjeon-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-430-3306 / No parking area for the disabled / Toilet for the disabled / www.jujaksan.com

-Gaudo Hanok Pension : 25-11, Gaudo-gil, Doam-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-432-0407 / No parking area for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled / http://www.gaudo.co.kr/

-Dasan Myeongga : 68, Dasanchodang-gil, Doam-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061-434-5252 / No parking area for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled

-Gangjin Walkerhill Untel : 227, Kachinae-ro, Gundong-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 061- 434-6780 / No parking space for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled

-Gangjin Free Guesthouse : 7-6 Pyeongdong 1-gil, Gangjin-eup, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / 010-9101-9003 / No parking area for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled / https://gangjinguesthouse.modoo.at/

Restaurants near

-Hanaro Restaurant : Hoechuntang / 061-434-0078 / 29, Boeun-ro 3-gil, Gangjin-eup, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do / Seating table / No parking for the disabled / No toilet for the disabled

-Daehan Hansik : Hanjeongsik / 061-433-3737 / Jeonnam Gangjin-gun Gangjin-eup Ogam-gil 2 2-dong No. 9 / Seating table / Ogamtong parking lot

※ The above information was updated in June 2019, and may be changed later, so please check before you travel.
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