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Jeollanam-do - Yeonggwang-gun 영광 - (Travel Info Korea)
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Yeonggwang 영광


Yeonggwang has the life of the western sea, the Yellow Sea. and it has a wide field and a rich fishing ground.It is abundant in natural sources. It is beautiful to enjoy throughly sunset. And People are also hospitable. There are many tourist site of cultural relics in Yeonggwang-gun like Chilsan sea, Gamami Beach, Naesanseowon Confucian Academy, Won Buddhism Holy Ground, Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism, and Bulgapsa Temple. Tour sites in Yeonggwang-gun is free of charge. The specialty of Yeonggwang is dried yellow corvina from Beopseongpo. This is product for the king. And it is racy of the soil. It is well-loved as representative product of Yeonggwang.



Baeksu Coastal Road 백수해안도로


Baeksu Coastal Road is selected as 9th of 100 beautiful streets in the Korea.

It is a well-known road for taking drives. It is like driving at the East Sea. Because it is located at the steep slope of Gatbong peak which runs from north to south in the Baeksu Gususan moutain.

The road is 17 kilometers long. During sunset, beautiful colors along the west coast draw crowds of visitors all year round. It is best place to watch the sunset in the Yellow sea. It is more beautiful in May and June with full blossom of sweetbrier. Jeollanam-do selected it as "the scenic route" and Korean Tourism Organization selected it as "must to visit in this month".



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957 Haean-ro, Baeksu-eup Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Song-yi-do Island Beach

송이도 해변


Song-yi-do Island Beach is 3 km long beach and only white pebble beach, several different species of trees, sea caves and joints created by coastal erosion. and while pebble beach is so soft that you can walk there by barefoot. Moreover, it features various leisure activities such as fishing, camping and swimming.

It is good for a trail to follow, tourist home with breeze, Tideland Education and Experience Center for family.


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24-39 Songi-gil, Nakwol-myeon Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do


Gamami Beach

가마미 해변


Gamami Beach has wide white beach. And it is one of 3 most favorite summer resorts in Honam area. It will allow you to enjoy walking in a pine forest.


It has clean water, many islands at front, and fishing boat on the sea. These scenes are very peaceful.

The sunset here make Chilsan sea reddish. It will show you quaint beauty which is different from East sea's beauty.



Map

355 Gamami-ro, Hongnong-eup Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Bulgapsa Temple

불갑사


Bulgapsa Temple is located in the Bulgapsan moutain. The temple was named that Indian Monk, Marananta make first temple at the time of King Chimnyu of Baekje(384).
On the way to Bulgapsa Temple, there are cherry blossoms in spring, crape myrtles in August, magic lilys in September. It has well-created trail to attract many mountain climbers.



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450 Bulgapsa-ro, Bulgap-myeon Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Naesanseowon Confucian Academy

내산서원

Naesanseowon Confucian Academy produced Teacher Sueun Ganghang. He collected army raised in the cause of justice in a chaotic state of affairs by Japan. And He was caught and sent to Japan. He sent history, geography of Japan. And he delivered Neo-Confucianism to Japan.

Jangseogak Library in Naesanseowon Confucian Academy keeps original copy of Ganggamhoiyo woodblock, Sueunjib collection, Unjarok, Ganyangrok etc.


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Address: 영광군 불갑면 강항로 101 / 대한민국 전라남도 영광군 불갑면 강항로 101

101 Ganghang-ro, Bulgap-myeon Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism
백제불교최초도래지
Beopseongpo is the first place in Korea Buddhism was introduced. "Beop" in Beopseongpo means "Dharma" in Buddhism and "Seong" represent the Buddhist saint, Marananta, the Indian priest who travelled through Dongjin of China and landed in Korea while introducing Buddhism to Baekje(one of ancient states of Korea). In particular, the relief on the wall of Buyongru is the world's one and only masterpiece, which shows the life of Buddha from firth to death engraved in Gandhara technique on 23 stones.



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203 Baekjemunhwa-ro, Beopseong-myeon Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Won Buddhism Holy Ground

원불교 영산성지


Won Buddhism Holy Ground is the first place in Won Buddhism. The Sotaesan, Park Jungbin was born here, grown here, and established in religious experience. So ten-thousands of pilgrims have visited annually.

Pilgrims and tourists all over the country visit here because there are house of Park's birth, Sambatjae(chapel), Madangbawi, Norumok, Junggwanpyung Dangundap which are made by blocking sea with his disciples.



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1357 Seongji-ro, Baeksu-eup Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Christian Martyrs' Site

기독교인 순교지


It is recorded in the history of global church. And it is one of Global Christian Martyrs' Sites. 194 believers were martyred in the time of the Korean War. There are Martyrs Monument and Experience Center in Seoldohang Yeomsan-myeon. There is a memorial hall in YaWol-ri Yeomsan-myeon. These are made for commemorating the memory of Martyrs.



Yeong-gwang Sea Hot Springs Land

영광 해수온천랜드


Yeong-gwang Sea Hot Springs Land is beside Baeksu Coastal Road. The water from 600m underground is27.5 ℃ and mineral water of NaCl. It has many facilities on the 4,987 sqm field like hot spring, farming and fishing village, exhibit hall, Seawater Pool, pension, bungalow and food court. Especially on 2nd floor, the indoor pools and outdoor pools are connected so it is a memorable rest area for the couples and families.



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950 Haean-ro, Baeksu-eup Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do


Supjaengi Garden

숲쟁이 꽃동산


This is tourist spot connected with Birthplace of Baekje Buddhism and Supjaengi Zelkova Habitat of Beopseongpo. With various flowers and and the landscape architecture, it provides a nature-friendly place for relaxation, trails, terraced artificial falls that match the lightening and a wide parking lot. It is a great place to enjoy the glow of the setting sun on the west cost and the view of the farming and fishing villages at a glance.



Map

203 Baekjemunhwa-ro, Beopseong-myeon Yeong-gwang, Jeollanam-do



Yeonggwang Beobseongpo Dano festival

영광 법성포 단오제


Beobseongpo Dano festival is the most biggest Dano festival in the west coast. It is as famous on a national scale as Gangneung Dano festival at the east. It has been held annually since the middle of the Joseon Dynasty.

The main events are religious celebration like Yongwangje, Inuije, Dangsan Ritual, Hanje.

There are also folk games like boating, Gongokjjin, Changmugeuk play, Tuho,

swing, Korean wrestling, and Jegichagi etc.



Place - Supjaengi Garden and New town area in Beobseong



Yeonggwang Tideland Festival

영광 갯벌축제

Yeonggwang Tideland Festival is to demonstrate the superiority of Tideland in Chilsan sea. It is also one of 5 famous tildlands in the world. There are many experience, activity to the subject of tideland like tideland tug-of-war, fishing eel, tideland Korean wrestling, and bay salt experience.



Period - July
Place - Baekppawi rest area in Duu-ri, Yeomsan-myeon
Map

Duu-ri, Yeomsan-myeon Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanam-do




Data Source : Namdo Travel(published by Jeollanamdo provincial government)


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