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Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)

Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism (백제불교최초도래지)

0m    7780     2020-11-30

203, Baekjemunhwa-ro, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-350-4674

Unlike Goguryeo and Silla, Baekje's origin of Buddhism and how it spread had remained a mystery other than the story of how Indian monk Mirananta came to Yeonggwang and founded Bulgapsa Temple. In 1998, records were found stating that Monk Mirananta first set foot in Jwaudu Village in Beopseong-myeon, Yeonggwang in AD 384 after passing through Dongjin in China. Subsequently, the site has turned into an attraction in honor of the monk and the spread of Buddhism.

YeongGwang Country Club [Korea Quality] / 영광 컨트리 클럽 [한국관광 품질인증]

YeongGwang Country Club [Korea Quality] / 영광 컨트리 클럽 [한국관광 품질인증]

2.0 Km    2311     2020-09-10

1362-70, Haean-ro, Baeksu-eup, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-350-2000

Yeonggwang Country Club in Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do is a 'golf-tel,' meaning most of the guests come here to play golf. It's a 3-story building with 15 guesthouses designed to be spacious and comfortable for golfers who may be tired after hours of golf. Except for the Standard Rooms, you can choose between 'ondol (floor-heated)' room and bedroom. All the rooms are furnished with a cooktop for the convenience of the guests. You can watch golf rounding from the room through the window. There are two seminar rooms – one big and the other small – with capacity of up to 80 people for a conference or a banquet.

Baeksu Coastal Road (백수해안도로)

Baeksu Coastal Road (백수해안도로)

3.2 Km    4747     2020-11-26

Daesin-ri, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-350-5600

Baeksu Coastal Road, a section of National Highway 77 and Provincial Highway 14, is one of the best scenic drives in Jeollanam-do. While driving on this road, one can encounter dynamically changing landscapes, including splendid rock formations along the coastal cliffs. The road is approximately 16.8 kilometers long, connecting Giryong-ri and Seokgumi Village in Baeksu-eup, Yeonggwang. The coastal road offers a great view of Chilsanbawi Rock, especially during the sunset.

Gamami Beach (가마미해수욕장)

Gamami Beach (가마미해수욕장)

4.6 Km    7645     2020-08-05

355, Gamami-ro, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-350-5414

Located 24 kilometers west of Yeonggwang-eup, Gamami Beach was first opened in 1925. The beach is 1 kilometers in length and 200 meters in x_width, and has the shape of a half moon. Around 200 pine trees encompass the area and form a dense cozy forest. The water is only about 1 to 2 meters deep and its clear waters make it one of the three best beaches in the south-western part of Korea.
Small islands dot the sea in front of the beach and the view of the fishing boats drifting by is very peaceful. The sunset on the west gives off a different vibe from the sunrise of the east. Near the beach area there is a coastal drive way with a wonderful view of the coast. Dombaeseom Island, famous for ocean fishing, and Chilsando Island, which is named so because of the seven hills that are alike in shape, are lined up more or less in a row.

Gusipo Haesu World (Gusipo Seawater World) (구시포 해수찜월드)

Gusipo Haesu World (Gusipo Seawater World) (구시포 해수찜월드)

9.3 Km    9841     2020-02-10

540, Jinamgusipo-ro, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-561-3324

The Gusipo Haesu World provides a diverse selection of jjimjilbang facilities. There is a “Haesuyakjjim (Medicinal Seawater Bath)” full-body bath, where special healthy ingredients are added to heated seawater. This is believed to effectively treat neuralgia, arthritis, and obesity.

This process extracts unnecessary substances from the skin, creating a more beautiful radiance. There are also other enjoyable facilities such as the indoor sand bathing room and a green tea spa.

Borinara Hagwon Farm (보리나라 학원농장)

Borinara Hagwon Farm (보리나라 학원농장)

10.1 Km    18931     2020-09-24

158-6, Hagwonnongjang-gil, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-564-9897

Borinara Hagwon Farm is a large-scale barley farm that measures an extensive 561,983 m². It is the nation’s largest barley field. The farm has been seeing a flood of tourists and photographers since its recognition as a tourist-friendly farm. The farm has also featured in several media channels such as dramas, commercials, and films.

To entertain the growing number of visitors, the farm hosts the Green Barley Field Festival in spring and the Buckwheat Flower Festival in fall before the harvest season when the crops are at their peak. In addition to the festivals, visitors can also participate in various activities and buy souvenirs as well as local produce.

Yeonggwang Glory Tourism Hotel (영광글로리관광호텔)

Yeonggwang Glory Tourism Hotel (영광글로리관광호텔)

11.8 Km    2272     2019-08-06

74, Okdang-ro, Yeonggwang-eup, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-351-8700

Yeonggwang Glory Tourism Hotel is comprised of 50 guestrooms and is conveniently located an 8-minute walk from the express bus terminal. It features a cozy and calm ambience suitable for families.

Gochang Dosoram Hermitage (도솔암(고창))

Gochang Dosoram Hermitage (도솔암(고창))

17.7 Km    3539     2021-01-14

294, Dosol-gil, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-564-2861

Dosoram Hermitage, along with Seonunsa Temple, is thought to have been built during the Baekje era (18 BC-AD 660). The temple is located inside of Seonunsa Temple on Dosolsan Mountain in Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do.

Dongho Beach (동호해수욕장)

Dongho Beach (동호해수욕장)

18.0 Km    6045     2020-08-05

Dongho-ri, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-560-2646

Dongho Beach is located south of Gomsoman Bay, between the Byeonsanbando Peninsula of Buan and Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do. Skirting the 1 kilometer-long white sandy beach lies a green forest with pine trees hundreds of years old. The sunset viewed from the forest is particularly eye-catching as the soft pink from the falling sun covers the sky. The water just offshore is relatively shallow, varying in depth between 0.5 and 1.5 meters. The high salt content in the seawater makes it an ideal place for sea and sand bathing.

On the hill above the forest is Suseongdang, a shrine honoring the God of the Sea, where the local fishermen gather each year to pray for big catches.