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Hampyeong Cheonji Hanu Plaza (함평천지한우프라자)

Hampyeong Cheonji Hanu Plaza (함평천지한우프라자)

0m    3572     2019-12-23

42, Seobu-gil, Hampyeong-eup, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-323-3366

Run by the Hampyeong National Livestock Cooperative Federation, Hampyeong Cheonji Hanu Plaza offers visitors a taste of Hanu (Korean beef) that is produced in Cheonji, Hampyeong.

It is located in front of the Hampyeong Expo Park, the venue of the Hampyeong Butterfly Festival and the Hampyeong Grand Chrysanthemum Festival. It consists of large seminar rooms to accommodate workshops, family parties, etc.

Hampyeong Expo Park (함평엑스포공원)

Hampyeong Expo Park (함평엑스포공원)

245m    11114     2020-07-07

27, Gonjae-ro, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-322-2203

Hampyeong Expo Park has emerged as a representative eco tourist attraction in Asia ever since the Hampyeong Butterfly & Insect Expo in 2008. The park offers visitors a wide array of eco-programs and participatory tour programs.

The park consists of as many as 11 permanent exhibition centers and other themed zones including a horticulture therapy center, grass square, plant/insect eco school, themed theater, bug's village, golden bat exhibition center, butterfly/insect eco center, butterfly/insect specimen and fossils exhibition, fresh water fish science museum, butterfly land park, and wetland experience zone.

Grand Chrysanthemum Festival (대한민국 국향대전)

Grand Chrysanthemum Festival (대한민국 국향대전)

473m    10984     2019-09-09

27, Gonjea-ro, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-320-1783

Grand Chrysanthemum Festival started in the autumn of 2004. Various chrysanthemum art pieces create a beautiful autumn ambience while the festival grounds are filled with diverse programs.

Hampyeong Haesujjim Spa (함평해수찜)

Hampyeong Haesujjim Spa (함평해수찜)

6.6 Km    12275     2019-11-25

61, Seoksan-ro, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-322-9900

Hampyeong Haesujjim Spa is a medical treatment method that has been widely used ever since the 1800’s. Nutrients are added to seawater, which is then heated for bathing, creating a “Haesujjim (seawater bath)” that combines the benefits of hot springs and bathing.

This is especially popular among housewives since it is proven to be an effective treatment for neuralgia, post childbirth discomfort, arthritis, and dermatitis.

Dolmeori Beach (돌머리해변)

Dolmeori Beach (돌머리해변)

7.5 Km    6605     2020-08-04

614, Jupo-ro, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-320-1782

Dolmeori beach is located at the westernmost point of Hampyeong-eup on a rocky tip, giving the beach its name Dolmeori, meaing a rock head.

Near the beach there is a dense forest of sweet smelling pine trees and fresh water which is shallow enough for swimming. Although the difference in the landscape between high and low tide is considerable, efforts have been made to make up for the shortcomings. A swimming pool has been installed over an area of 8,910 square metres, for swimming even during low tide. Also, various facilities have been installed for the visitors' convenience. A long, wooden bridge has been erected for the viewing of the mud flats and sea creatures during low tide. On the mud flats there is a flurry of sea life, and the look-out sheds near the beach sell fresh summer fruits.

Hampyeong Ecological Park (함평 자연생태공원)

Hampyeong Ecological Park (함평 자연생태공원)

8.5 Km    6926     2019-12-31

1398-77, Hakdong-ro, Daedong-myeon, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-320-3530

Hampyeong Ecological Park is a reserve for rare species of butterflies and local flowers. It was designed with the family in mind. It offers hands-on programs for the public to experience nature.

The park is divided into different themes with accompanying educational and practical activities. It is also a good place just to relax. There are shows on butterflies and other interesting insects spread across 16 different exhibition halls and observatories.

Mopyeong Village (모평마을)

Mopyeong Village (모평마을)

12.9 Km    5967     2020-03-05

80, Sangmo-gil, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-320-2772

Located in Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanamdo, Mopyeong Village is a scenic farming village that is rich in tradition and history. From the moment you start walking down the stonewall-lined path into town, this small village will capture your heart. The village’s important history (including its title as the origin of Hampyeong-gun of Jeollanam-do Province) is evident in everything you see: from the traditional houses to the 500-year old forest. The area is home to 27 historical and cultural sites and the beautiful Haebochoen Stream, which is shaded by over 40 different types of trees including zelkova trees, nettle trees, and willow trees. Some of the town’s traditional houses, which are about 80 years old, offer guesthouse accommodations to tourists. They include Mopyeongheon, Sopungga and Hisomun (a house made of yellow sod).

In addition to the beautiful country scenery, there is a great selection of available programs that highlight the area’s specialties, including: mulberry-picking, silkworm-feeding and Korean traditional sauce-making. You can also visit a traditional watermill, which has been restored, and swim and splash around in the forest stream. Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at making green tea cakes at the traditional teahouse nearby.

The area of Mopyeong is full of things to entertain visitors, including a number of attractions and special events. Some of the area’s most praiseworthy attractions are the Hampyeong Butterfly Festival, the Cluster Amaryllis Festival in Yongcheonsa Temple, the Chrysanthemum Festival, and the Hampyeong Eco Park and Folk Museum.

Other towns well worth a visit in the Mopyeong area are Hamo Maeul, Ungok Maeul and Wonsan Maeul. A stay at Wonsan Maeul gives visitors a chance to experience firsthand the reality of an agricultural lifestyle by doing some activities like mulberry-picking. For a more low-key trip, make your way over to Ungok Maeul, where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery at the lake or take a relaxing walk along the hiking trails of Mt. Wolyangsan.

MOPYUNGHUN [Korea Quality] / 모평헌 [한국관광 품질인증]

MOPYUNGHUN [Korea Quality] / 모평헌 [한국관광 품질인증]

12.9 Km    310     2020-09-08

80, Sangmo-gil, Haebo-myeon, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-10-5034-6078

Located in Hampyeong, Jeollanam-do Province, the village of Mopyeong is said to have been founded by the Hampyeong Mo family, but it became the village of the Papyeong Yoon clan when Yoon Gil, who was hated by King Sejo (r. 1455-1468), returned from exile in Jeju around 1460 and settled in the area. Mopyeongheon House was built about 100 years ago as the head house by a 9th–generation descendant of the Papyeong Yoon clan. It was solidly built over a period of three years using pine wood that had been soaked in seawater for seven years and dried for fifteen years to prevent any changes in the wood. Among the old tiled-roof houses of the village, Mopyeongheon House is notable for its simple yet elegant beauty. Its curved tiled-roof, straight doors, rounded pillars and wooden rafters form a harmonious beauty with the surrounding bamboo grove and green tea fields. The house was opened as a tourist accommodation in 2009 after renovation work to modernize the kitchen and bathroom. Glass windows were built into the toenmaru (the narrow wooden porch running along the outside of the building) to shut out draughts from outside and to allow guests to see the bamboo grove. There is a BBQ facility in the back yard, and a small vegetable garden with chili peppers and lettuce for guests. All of the rooms have clean bedding and are equipped with a TV, computer, mirror, tea set (green tea leaves are provided by the owner), etc. Guests will enjoy relaxing amid the serene natural environment which includes Ansaem Spring, a forest with trees over 300 years old, a stream, and nearby attractions including eight pavilions and various historic houses. In addition, the village runs diverse experience programs including strawberry picking, making green tea rice cakes, and woodcrafts among others.

Yongcheonsa Temple (Hampyeong) (용천사(함평))

Yongcheonsa Temple (Hampyeong) (용천사(함평))

13.9 Km    3416     2018-10-24

209, Yongcheonsa-gil, Haebo-myeon, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-322-1822

Yongcheonsa Temple is a branch temple of Baegyangsa Temple that is No. 18 of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. In the first year of King Mu, (the 30th king of Baekje, in power from 600-641 AD), Haengeun who was a Buddhist priest of eminent virtue, established the temple. The name of temple has the meaning of a spring called “Yongcheon”, that is under the Daeungjeon Hall stairs. According to legend, a dragon used to live in the spring and ascended to heaven. (‘Yong’ means a dragon and ‘cheon’ means a spring).
Visitors can see vivid lotus designs on the stair's handrail and experience the great history of the temple.

Hampyeong Bus Terminal (함평공용터미널)

396m    4947     2016-07-15

46, Jungang-gil, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-322-0660

Muan Bus Terminal (무안버스터미널)

8.8 Km    4588     2015-10-26

497-1, Muan-ro, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-453-0156

Muan International Airport (무안국제공항)

13.9 Km    5869     2016-04-27

970-260, Gonghang-ro, Mangun-myeon, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-1661-2626

Located in Piseo-ri, Mangun-myeon in Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do Province, Muan International Airport serves as a transportation hub for both domestic flights and as an alternative hub for international flights in and out of Gwangju Airport. Construction of Muan Airport started in 1999; the airport opened for business in November 2007.

Nearby the airport are a series of beautiful coastlines spanning a distance of approximately 220 kilometers. Officials hope that the airport will continue to become a key transportation hub of the southwest as the area’s international leisure and tourism industry develop through the promotion of the F1 Grand Prix, the construction of Muan Business City, and the designation of the Free Trade Zone.