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  • 새만금방조제

    Saemangeum Seawall

    5 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    16, Dongguksa-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

    The Saemangeum Seawall, located on the southwest coast of the Korean peninsula, is the world's longest man-made dyke, measuring 33 kilometres (21 mi). It runs between two headlands, and separates the Yellow Sea and the former Saemangeum estuary.

  • 고군산군도

    Gogunsan Islands

    20 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    34-22 Seonyudo-ri, Okdo-myeon, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

    It is the largest island in size among old Gunsan islands. It is told that Sir Choi Chi-won, a great scholar of the Silla age, raised a floor and read, and his grading sound was spread over to China.

  • 동국사

    Dongguksa Temple

    20 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    16, Dongguksa-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

    Dongguksa Temple was built by Japanese monk Seoneungbulgwan in 1909. The temple was run by Japanese monks for 36 years during the Japanese occupation, reverting to Korean jurisdiction when Korea was liberated from under Japanese rule on August 15, 1945. The historical temple is the only surviving Japanese-style temple in the nation.

  • 신시도 대각산 등산 코스

    Sinsido Hiking Course

    10 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    Sinsidori, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

    One can enjoy hiking with a seawater, ocean, and island background. Because the difficulty of the course is not high both women and men can enjoy hiking. It is a 3hour and 30 minute course. It is famous for being the Saemangeum climbing course.

  • 전주한옥마을

    Jeonju Hanok Village

    50 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    29, Eojin-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

    Jeonju Hanok Village has 700 traditional Korean houses, Hanok that are still home to residents today. Hanok Village is the best-preserved living traditional village. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Korea. Jeonju also hosted the FIFA World Cup 2002, which saw grand scale refurbishments to many areas in Jeonju for World Cup visitors.

  • Jeonjuhyanggyo (Confucian School)

    1 hour 4 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    139, Hyanggyo-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

    Jeonju Hyanggyo is a Confucian school that was established during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and is designated historical treasure No. 379. This was a national education center during the Joseon period. The school was originally located at the Gyeonggijeon Shrine site, but was relocated in 1603. The mortuary tablets of seven Chinese Confucian scholars and 18 Korean scholars are enshrined in the main building of Daeseong-jeon.

  • Maisan Provincial Park

    1 hour 18 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    130, Maisan-ro, Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do

    Maisan Provincial Park has a vareity of names depending on the season. In the spring, it is called Dotdaebong, in the summer, Yonggakbong, in the fall, Maibong, and in the winter, Munpilbong. There are two main pathways leading up Maisan Mountain, located on the southern side and the northern side. The southern course is very popular, showcasing the many stone pagodas of Tapsa Temple. This temple has around 80 tall stone pagodas that do not sway no matter how strong the winds may blow. Another attraction of the mountain is Eunsusa Temple, where King Taejo stopped to give a 100-day prayer during his trip to Seongsusan Mountain.

  • Byeonsanbando National Park

    1 hour 7 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    Byeonsan-myeon/Boan-myeon/Sanseo-myeon/Jinseo-myeon/Haseo-myeon, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do

    Byeonsanbando National Park is a 35km stretch encompassing five townships along the coast. Designated as a national park in 1988, it is the only national park in the country that has both a seashore and mountainside. The park is divided into two large sections: the shore area, called Oebyeonsan (Outer Mt. Byeonsan), and an inland area called Naebyeonsan (Inner Mt. Byeonsan). Chaeseokgang Cliffs and Byeonsan Beach are the main tourist attractions of Oebyeonsan. Located to the west of the Byeonsan Peninsula, Chaeseokgang Cliffs includes the rock wall and the sea. The sedimentary rocks formed by the waves over a long time look like piles of hundreds of thousands of books. With its fine sand, Byeonsan Beach is one of the top three beaches on the west coast. The pine forest along the beach attracts the most visitors. There are also many attractions at Naebyeonsan such as Jiksopokpo Waterfall and Gaeamsa Temple. Mt. Naebyeonsan (459m) is especially known for its waterfalls, valleys, and lush woodlands.

  • Sunchang Traditional Hot Pepper Paste Folk Village

    1 hour 38 minutes from the Venue (GSCO)
    Minsokmaeul-gil, Sunchang-eup, Sunchang-gun, Jeollabuk-do

    Sunchang-gun organized the Sunchang Traditional Hot Pepper Paste Folk Village in order to vitalize the traditional fermented soybean product industry and to uphold its reputation as a main producer of traditional hot pepper paste as well as traditional production methods. It took three years to construct the village that was opened in 1997.
    The county gathered the hot pepper paste masters from various areas at Baeksan-ri, Sunchang-eup, at the foot of Mt. Ami. They organized the village and made it as a tourist spot.
    The sanitation requirements proved by the modern science technology and the secrets of the masters in taste and ingredients are combined to produce the original and traditional taste of the hot pepper paste.

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