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Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do 서산 - (Travel Info Korea)
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Seosan-si is located in TaeAn peninsula, the northern west of Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. It is adjacent to Dangjin-si and Yesan-gun to the east, Taean-gun to the west, Hongseong-gun to the south and the west sea to the north. It has been developed as the hub city of Chungcheongnam-do since the opening of Seohaean Expressway, and the creation of a coastal industrial complex. The local economy has been boosted after the building of Daesan petrochemical complex and Seosan techno valley, and the moving of conglomerate headquarters like Hyundai oil bank, Samsung total and Hyundai powertech. Seosan has a long and complicated coast. Ganwol reservoir(2,164ha) and Bunam reservoir(1,021ha) were built around Buseok-myeon due to a reclamation project. It has been designated as Seosan bio well-being exclusive industrial zone. The regional products are rice produced from reclaimed land, six pieces garlic, salted oysters with hot pepper and ginger. It also has plentiful seafood. The cultural relics are Rock-carved triad buddha in Seosan, Haemieupseong Fortress, etc. The city hall seat is Eumnae-dong. The administrative division is 1eup 9myeon 5dong. (Data source: Wikipedia)

Ganworam Hermitage

It is a hermitage in the small island, Ganwoldo-ri, Buseok-myeon, Seosan-si. People say Mangongdaesa restored it in 1914 in the site of Muhaksa temple built by Muhakdaesa in the late Goryo dynasty period. And he called it Ganworam hermitage. It is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery like Ganwoldo island, Namdang-ri and Anmyeondo island. It looks like a blossoming lotus over clouds. This hermitage has the ebb and flow a day. So it turns to small island in the ebb tide, and a path in the flow tide.

You can see both the sunset and sunrise here. In particular, the sunset beyond Anmyeondo island is so amazing.


Address: Ganwoldo 1gil, 119-29, Buseok-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-664-6624

Cheonsu Bay Migratory Bird

You can see a swan, a mute swan, white heron, stork(No. 199 natural manument), rapacious birds like a hawk, a marsh harrier, a kestrel, merlin and a sparrow hawk, a black-headed gull, a herring gull, top seagull and Saunders's gull. Most ducks sleep in midday. And migratory birds come back to home in the evening. You can see the group dance in the sky after waiting for the sunset.


Rock-carved triad buddha in Seosan

You can find the smile of Rock-carved triad buddha(No.84 national treasure) in Seosan in the cliff of Yonghyeon valley in Gayasan mountain, Unsan-myeon, Seosan-si. The Buddha Triad consists of Standing Buddha in the middle, Buddhist saint and a thinking Buddhist image on the left and right respectably. They have so generous smile that they are known for the smile of Baekje.


Address: Rock-carved triad buddha gil 65-13, Unsan-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-660-2499

Haemieupseong Fortress

Chungjeong byeongma juldo sayoung was moved from Deoksan to Haemi in 1414. It had been the military hub of the western Chungcheong until it was moved to cheongju in 1651. Moreover, it is famous for Martyrs' Site. About 3,000 christian believers had been executed for 100 years since 1790.


Address: Eumnae-ri 32-2, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-660-2540

Gaesimsa Temple

It is an old temple which is located in the middle of Sangwangsan mountain (307.2m) that is from Gayasan mountain(667.6m). But it is uncertain when it was built exactly since there are no evidences. According to the personal document, however, it was built by Heygam guksa in 654 and restored by Chenyeung daesa in 1335.


Address: Gaesimsa temple ro 321-86, Unsan-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-688-2256

* Temple stay in Seogwangsa Temple(One night two days)/ You can experience temple stay on weekends, too.
* Entry fee/ 40,000 won for adults, 30,000 won for teenagers and 20,000 won for children


Address: Buchongsan mountain 1ro 44, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-664-2001-2
Fax: 041-663-1857

* Buseoksa Temple Stay/ Weekends: available/ Weekday: Rest type temple stay
* Entry fee/ 50,000 won for adults, 40,000 won for children(for elementary school students)


Address: Buseoksagil 243, Buseok-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-662-3824
Fax: 041-664-0690

Samgilpo Port Rock fish Festival

The festival holds a variety of events like rock fish food tasting, catching a sea eel, cruise ship tourism, sea fishing, entertainers song performance.

Contact information: 041-660-2498

Seosan Bird Land

It is located in Cheonsu Bay in Seosan, the world migratory birds habitat. You can experience ecology experience and tourism.


Address: Cheonsu Bay ro 655-73, Chang-ri, Buseok-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-664-7455

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