Jeollanam-do Travel Highlights
Dadohae Haesang National Park
A marine park consisting of over 1700 islands and islets
Duryunsan Provincial Park
Where you will find Daeheunsa, a major Zen meditation temple.
A temple which has survived five major disasters and was last rebuilt in 1636.
A scenic island known for its bizarre 'landing Tide Phenomenon'.
Boasting three nice sandy beaches
Jogyesan Provincial Park
Home to Songgwangsa, the main temple of the Jogye Buddhist sect.
Festivals in Jeollanam-do ( more than 60 events and festivals per year)
Youngam F1 Korean Gran Prix
In October, The Formula one Gran Prix is held in Youngam in Jellanam -do province.
The track at Yeongam is 5.615 km with an amazing 1.2 km straight, the longest straight of any Asian Formula One circuit. The 3-day event expects about 200.000 people with free concerts and air show etc.
Green Tea Village Festival
In May, the annual Green tea festival takes place in Boseong where green tea, music and azaleas are all together in harmony.
The separate island can be reached on foot during low tide by crossing a split of tidal land 2.8km long and 40m wide (called Moses' Miracle).
Gangjin Celadon Festival
Between the 10th and 14th centuries, the Gangjin area was a flourishing celadon production site. The Gangjin Celadon Festival is a perfect opportunity to see the timeless beauty of celadon production. The festival was chosen as one of the best festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Naganeupseong Folk and Culture festival
The folk village is housed inside a Chosun-period walled fortress. Cultural events and about 300 kinds of Korean food are displayed.
GwangJu Gimchi Festival
Hosting all those fans of this unique Korean delight. Partaking in making, tasting is free and purchasing is possible.
Suncheon Bay Garden Expo
An international garden show taking place in Suncheon ecological park, known as one of the Korea's not-to-be missed natural vistas.
A master of Jultagi tightrope walking using a fan to adjust his balance (left). A traditional Korean Martial art, Taekkyeondo (right).