Jeonnam Sightseeing Loop Bus Tour
Suncheon, Jeonnam, Korea
The Namdo One-Wheel Tour is a popular way to travel all over Jeollanam-do. Unlike the City Tour, which operates only in each city and county area, 'Namdo One Wheel' makes a much more efficient and richer journey by combining adjacent tourist attractions such as Damyang, Gokseong, Boseong, Bolgyo, and Jangheung in one course.
The Namdo One Wheel Bus Tour, which tours various tourist attractions in Jeollanam-do, consists of six routes including the eastern, western and suburbs of Gwangju. It runs every day or every weekend depending on the course. Most of all, you can take a bus to visit the main tourist attractions at once, so you can go around without any hassles.
Would the bus have left Gwangju Station for about 30 minutes? We arrived at Damyang Soswaewon, one of the representative gardens in the middle of Joseon. Yang San-bo, a disciple of Jo Kwang-jo, lived in nature after his teacher was exiled. The house built on the valley where the clear water flows resembles the elegant Seonbi. On one side, explanations of cultural commentators are in full swing. It's time to get together as we're counting the meaning of Soswaewon in the gap.
The bamboo forest road arrives at the famous Juknokwon. It's lunch time. If it's Damyang, don't you think tteokgalbi? Many restaurants offer rice cake ribs around Juknokwon. Chopsticks have no time to rest on the taste of Tteokgalbi that melts in your mouth. How about overeating in Damyang? Juknokwon won't be enough to take out the boat.
In order to avoid the midday sun and to take a walk after dinner, everyone dives through the large forest. It is also cool to see bamboo that stretches high in the sky. The wind blowing through the forest is sweet and cool. While wandering through the forest with the blowing wind, the daily life of the gray color is filled with fresh green.
The final schedule in Damyang is Metasequoia Garosu-gil. Alongside the 24 national road, 2,000 trees of metasequoia are lined up along the streets of Dalian. The metasequoias that grow to about 30m in height form a green tunnel. There is a middle bench and coffee beans to take a slow break.
It takes about 40 minutes from Damyang to Gokseong. Take a nap for a while on the bus. Gokseong Dorimsa, the word of Hwaeomsa, is a small temple located at the foot of Dongak Mountain. I want to be so pretty, I have a beautiful scene. Even though the scale is small, the relics are large. Torimsa Temple is enshrined in Gwanbultang (Treasure No. 1341) designated as a cultural asset and the wooden Amitabha Three Buddhas (Type No. 271).
The road to Dorimsa gives another time of healing for the city people. A stream of clear, clean water runs along the way. Many people spread out tents and mats along the valley and enjoy weekend outings. There are still traces of the ancient poets who admired the beauty here. Next to them, children are excited about the water slide. I press the heart that wants to join the play and get back on the bus.
The final journey of the tour is Gokseong Train Village. Train Village is a landmark of Gokseong, which has been renovated from the abandoned railway and port station as a tourist destination. It is one of 50 beautiful places to visit in Korea, cited by CNN. Once inside the Gokseong station, a fairy-tale landscape unimagined outside unfolds before your eyes. Did Alice in a strange country feel like this? In this place, both adults and children return to concentricity.
It takes more than an hour to look around the cutely decorated train village. Fortunately, the time given is many. The rose park promenade in the train village is like a baby angel's garden. A hum comes out as you walk through the flowers blooming. The rail bike, which pedals directly with two feet along the old railway, is fun, and the steam locomotive that runs with a chunky sound is nostalgic.
Now it's time to go home. Traffic congestion and tired driving along with weekend outings are both common. Buried in a soft seat, I arrived home while I was in my dream country. Next time, let's take a look at the course of Namdo.
Jeollanam-do Sightseeing Loop Bus
Eastern 1-1 course: Suncheon, Bulkyo, Jangheung / Closed on Mondays
Eastern 1-2 course: Suncheon, Jangheung, Boseong / Closed on Mondays
Eastern Course 2: Suncheon, Yeosu, Gwangyang / Weekend Service
Western Region 3 Courses: Yeongam, Jangheung, Haenam, Jindo, Mokpo / Weekends
Gwangju suburbs 4 courses: Damyang, Gokseong / Closed on Mondays
Gwangju Area 5 course: Naju, Haenam, Gangjin, Jangheung / Weekend service
Bus stop: Gwangju Station, Songjeong Station, Suncheon Station, Mokpo Station, Gwangju You Square, Suncheon Terminal, Mokpo Terminal
1. Nearby restaurants
Seoseok Jung: Hansiksik / 12 Seoljuk-ro 404beon-gil, Buk-gu, Gwangju / 062-263-0077
Deokdongwon: Natural Hansang / 70, Deokdong-gil, Songgwang-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeonnam / 061-755-0009
Hurst: Mineohoe, Gulbi Meals / 112 Pyeonghwa-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeonnam / 061-285-4888
Buckingham: 51, Sangmu Beonyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju / 062-383-0931
Nobless Hotel: 12, Jangsunbaegi-gil 2-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeonnam, 061-722-7730
New Evergreen Motel: 59, Hadangnambu-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeonnam / 061-285-1991
※ The above information was written in June 2014. It may change afterwards, so please check before you travel.
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