Ecotourism of Cities and Counties

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Natural Ecology Resources

Baekdudaegan Mountain Range Ecotourism Belt

Namwon Unbong plateau is optimal place for relaxing where phytoncide is abundant and creates Baekdudaegan mountain range ecotourism belt around Baekdudaegan eco education center gallery and Jucheon-myeon Nochi village. You can see all scene resource and facilities like ‘Guryong valley’ where their beautiful scenery is shown all year round within 10km of radius, ‘Red-Leaved Hornbeam Forest’ that won a grand prize from ‘The 1st beautiful village’s forest contest’ in 2000 and ‘Old pine tree habitat’.It is ecologic herb Garden where many ecology infrastructures like Jirisan Dulle-gil, Jirisan herb valley, Royal Azaleas Habitat of Baraebong peak, Baekdudaegan eco education center’s experience・rest facilities which is close to Gongan-ri and tree house are abundant. In Namwon-si 1,450 kinds of natural plants are living around Jirisan mountain. They try to rehabilitate nature ecologics habitat for unique or endangered wild plants in Jirisan and restore ecosystem through breeding and cultivation.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Unbong-eup Unbong-ro 151
(Baekdudaegan Eco Education Center Gallery)
Inquiry
063-620-6232 (Environment Division, Namwon-si)

Otter

Otter is Carnivora order, Mustelidae family’s animal designated as natural monument no.330. standard length is 63~75cm and length of tail is about 41 to 55cm, average weight is 5.8~10kg. The body is similar to the weasel but is much larger, and when it is active in the water, it blocks the ears and nostrils so that the body is suitable for underwater life.

Experience Program

 
 

Baekdudaegan Mountain Range Experience Class Experience Insect Class and pearl craft.

 

- Target : All ages (minimum number of people : 2)
- Operation Time : Throughout the year (Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun)
- Time Required : 1 hour


Participation Fee
3,000 won ~ 5,000 won
Inquiry
☎  063-620-5753 (Green Forest Division, Namwon-si)

Historical Culture Resource

Mokdol Rock

In Japanese Colonial era, Japanese people installed a rock at the entry of Goribong Peak of Jirisan mountain, a mountain where considered to be spritual mountain of Korean nation. It was to annihilate national spirit of Korean, and the rock is called Mokdol. Japan dug embankment whichs length is about 10m and buried Mokdol at the entry of Nochi village.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Jucheon-myeon Nochi-gil 71-2

Silsangsa Temple A temple that facing with Jirisan Cheonwangbong Peak was built by Buddhist monk Hongcheok in 3 years after accession of Heungdeok of Silla(828). End of Silla there were many temples built in famous mountains throughout the country by several denominations of Zen sect which consider Zen meditation more important than the buddhism law. Among these temples, Silsangsa temple is the first Buddhist Temple. Burned completely in Jeongyujaeran and 36-buildings are rebuilted, but set ablazed again in period of Gojong and restored in a small scale. There are many cultural assests like national treasure Baekjangam Three-story Stone Pagoda and 11 treasures, Yaksuam’s small temple and Baekjangam’s cultural treasure. Silsangsa Temple possesses most majority of cultural assets among single Temple.

Address Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Ipseok-gil 94-129
Inquiry 063-636-3031

Lodging

Namwon Baekdudaegan Eco Education Center Tree House
This is a place, which was created the first in Korea, installed on a tree of 2m; in the summer, people can enjoy the beauty of nature while listening to the sounds of insects, and as this place is composed of cypress trees, it can be a huge help for people to have a good night’s sleep through the phytoncide produced from the surroundings.

Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Unbong-eup HaengJeonggongan-gil 299
063-620-5754
Namwon Yechon
Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Gwanghanbuk-ro 17
063-636-8001
Namwon Baekdudaegan Ecotourism Eco Lodge, Auto Camping Ground
In the surrounding area, there is a road where people can look at the environment linked to the first course of Jirisan Dulle-gil trail and the Deoksan reservoir; people can enjoy informative exhibitions and experiences at Namwon Baekdudaegan Mountain Range ecological education center; Baraebong Peak that fully bears the scent of Jirisan mountain, Herb Valley, Jeongnyeongchi Pass, and Korean Traditional Music Holy Ground are located nearby, within 10 minute-distance.

Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Unbong-eup Unbong-ro 151
063-620-5752
Hampau Sound Experience Center
Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Sulmian-gil 14-19
063-620-5748

Recommended Course

Coordinate Tourism

Guryong Valley

Guryong valley means a valley where 9 dragons had played around. The valley is flowing over Namwon-si, Jucheon-myeon, Hogyeong village and Gogi village. Historically, the scenary is considered to be exceptionally fascinating when dragon is mentioned in the orgin story, and so does Guryong valley. Guryong water fall in this valley is as beautiful as to be ranked first among 8 wonderful scene of Namwon. Whole length of valley is about 4km and trail is constructed for tracking along the valley.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Jucheon-myeon
Inquiry
063-630-8900

Samulag Damulag
(Jirisan Mountain Dulle-Road)
14km long Jirisan mountain Dulle-road that connects Namwon-si Jucheon-myeon Jangan-ri Oepyeong village and Namwon-si Unbong-eup Seocheon-ri. where you can walk through the old road with nature like Solgeongji, Gulyongchi, Samulag damulag, overlooking Jirisan mountain’s northwest ridge, once connected old Unbong-hyeon and Namwon-bu. The road that connects Naesong village and Hoedeog village is the where you can feel the charm of old road among Dulle-road sections. It starts with gaemijeongji and leads to Soljeongja, Gulyongchi, Yongso tree, and Samulagdamulag. You can feel like you are walking through the forest serenley and also see charming attractions.

Address
Course 1 : Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Jucheon-myeon Jungryungchi-ro 93 Jucheon Police Station(Jucheon-Unbong)
Course 2 : Jeollabuk-do Namwon-city Unbong-eup Unbong-ro 679(Unbong-Inwol)
Course 3 : Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Inwol-myeon(Inwol-Geumgye)
Course 1 : Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Jucheon-myeon Jungryungchi-ro 93 Jucheon Police Station(Jucheon-Unbong)
Course 2 : Jeollabuk-do Namwon-city Unbong-eup Unbong-ro 679(Unbong-Inwol)
Course 3 : Jeollabuk-do Namwon-si Inwol-myeon(Inwol-Geumgye)

Inquiry 063-620-6443

A bio-resource Survey

Biological Distribution Range

Baekdudaegan Museum, Nochimauel. Mauel soop-gil, Baekdudaegan trail, Duksan reservoir, Dukchi

Remark

The old zelkova tree in front of NochI Village Center and the pine tree hill behind the village are outstanding.
A variety of wild greens are growing.

  • Plant Hopper
    Insect

    It has five green or reddish-brown stripes. The front wings are transparent; the wing veins are transparent with light green hue; the back wings are well developed and transparent. The top of the head is protruded like a topknot, so it is called as sangtoobulle (referring a topknot in Korean). Most of them live in grassland around farming area and they are too tiny to be seen easily. However, if you get to see them, you will never forget their pretty wings and unique head structure.

  • Carster Aralia
    Plant

    It is a broad-leaved tree that grows about 25m high in the slope of the mountains. The bark of the stem is dark brown. The leaves grow in alternative leaved pattern; the leaves are round and their length and width are 10 to 30cm each. Its winter bud looks like a tiger’s eye, and people have believed that it protects people and eliminates evil spirits; so there are lots of Carster Aralia that are designated as a natural monument or guardian tree of the town in Korea.

  • Motherwort
    Plant

    It is a biennial plant that is commonly found in well-lighted streets or empty lots in fields or mountainous areas. A pregnant woman hid an injured roe deer that was hunted by a hunter under the floor and sent it back to the mountain after careful treatment. A few months later, the woman was at risk due to her difficult labor and excessive bleeding. Then the roe deer appeared, and left a motherwort at the woman’s house. After she ate the motherwort, she could safely give a birth to a baby.

  • Kestrel
    Bird

    It is around 30 to 33cm in length. It propagates in urban buildings on rare occasions, but mostly it propagates in mountains using the nests of common buzzard or sparrow hawk. It also lays eggs on a rock of a cliff or a pit on a mud wall; when it does, it lays 4-6 eggs at a time. The incubation period is about 28 to 31 days, and the brooding takes about 27 to 33 days.

  • Microphysogobio yaluensis
    Fish

    It is 5 to 10 cm long. The body is slightly long and flat. The head and abdomen are flat. The proboscis is short; the mouth is shaped like a horseshoe, and the upper lip has relatively large cortical spikes that are lined in a row. There is a pair of barbels that are smaller than a diameter of an eye. The sideline is complete and the latter half is straight.

  • Short barbel gudgeon
    Fish

    The body size is about 10 cm. The body is relatively short, but the depth is high. The mouth is large that it reaches to nostril. The eyes are big and the barbels are shorter than the diameter of the pupil. The center of the back edge of the caudal fin is dented and the front end of the lateral line is slightly bent downwards. The back is slightly dark and belly is light.

  • kingfisher
    Bird

    It is a summer migratory bird or resident bird and commonly seen throughout Korea. They live alone or a male and a female together as a couple near the water. In order to protect kingfishers, Japan regulates the use of pesticides to increase small animals for them; also Japan has created artificial cliff in order to provide enough cliffs for kingfishers to live.

  • Silver-studded blue
    Insect

    The upper part of the wings of male is dark purple. The outer edge of the wings is dark brown; the outer edge of the rear wings has dark brown dots. The upper part of the wing of female is dark brown. It has orange spots along the outer edge of the rear wings. The bottom side of the wings is grey-white with scattered black dots, and has orange patterns near the outer edge.

  • Goodyera
    Plant

    It is a terrestrial orchid and an indeciduate perennial plant that grows in dry forest. The stem is white green; the lower part of stem is extended widely; it is between 10 and 25 cm high. The leaves are thick, narrow egg-shaped, 2 to 4 cm long, 1 to 2.5 cm wide, and has sharp tips; they grow on the lower part of the stem. The front part of the leaf usually has white patterns.

  • Siebold’s crab
    Plant

    It is a deciduous arborescent, growing around a well-lighted slope of subalpine zone, where conifers and broad-leaved trees are mixed. The stem is 5 to 10m long. The egg-shaped leaf, which is 3 to 5cm long and 2 to 4cm wide, grows in alternate leaf pattern; the leaf has a pointed end and a round bottom; the leaf has a few sharp teeth along the edge.

  • Badger
    Animal

    A badger excretes on the mountain path and eat insects like beetles that gather to its feces. Just like a weasel, it has a voracious appetite and eats almost everything – insects, snakes, fruits like mulberry and Siberian gooseberry. Similar to boar, it digs a pile of leaves to eat earthworms and makes traces. It gathers fallen leaves to its cave to hibernate.

  • Weasel
    Animal

    Having rats as the main source of food, weasels have long bodies and short legs. In summer, they eat fruits such as mulberries and cherries, and insects. They are active day and night. The male is twice as large as the female. Just like other Mustelidae family, they defecate long and thin feces on rocks.

  • Large-billed crow
    Bird

    It is Passeriformes corvids and is about 57 cm long. The male’s eclipse plumage is similar to normal feather but less glossy. The feathers on the neck look like willow leaves, but the feathers on the chest is similar to other ordinary feathers. The whole body is glossy black. The tail is round. The summer plumage is less glossy brown, because it doesn’t go through molting.

  • Gametis jucunda
    Insects

    It is covered with yellow hair, but its back is green; its paranotal lobe and wings have yellow patterns. Sometimes, there are mutations that have one pair of big red patterns or are black. The front of head is dented deeply into a V shape. They gather around various flowers to eat pollen or honey.

  • Source by

    National Institute of Biological Resources
    (https://species.nibr.go.kr)

    Korea National Arboretum
    (https://www.nature.go.kr)

A bio-resource Survey

Biological Distribution Range

Baekdudaegan Museum, Nochimauel. Mauel soop-gil, Baekdudaegan trail, Duksan reservoir, Dukchi

Remark

The old zelkova tree in front of NochI Village Center and the pine tree hill behind the village are outstanding. A variety of wild greens are growing.

  • Plant Hopper
    Insect

    It has five green or reddish-brown stripes. The front wings are transparent; the wing veins are transparent with light green hue; the back wings are well developed and transparent. The top of the head is protruded like a topknot, so it is called as sangtoobulle (referring a topknot in Korean). Most of them live in grassland around farming area and they are too tiny to be seen easily. However, if you get to see them, you will never forget their pretty wings and unique head structure.

  • Carster Aralia
    Plant

    It is a broad-leaved tree that grows about 25m high in the slope of the mountains. The bark of the stem is dark brown. The leaves grow in alternative leaved pattern; the leaves are round and their length and width are 10 to 30cm each. Its winter bud looks like a tiger’s eye, and people have believed that it protects people and eliminates evil spirits; so there are lots of Carster Aralia that are designated as a natural monument or guardian tree of the town in Korea.

  • Motherwort
    Plant

    It is a biennial plant that is commonly found in well-lighted streets or empty lots in fields or mountainous areas. A pregnant woman hid an injured roe deer that was hunted by a hunter under the floor and sent it back to the mountain after careful treatment. A few months later, the woman was at risk due to her difficult labor and excessive bleeding. Then the roe deer appeared, and left a motherwort at the woman’s house. After she ate the motherwort, she could safely give a birth to a baby.

  • Kestrel
    Bird

    It is around 30 to 33cm in length. It propagates in urban buildings on rare occasions, but mostly it propagates in mountains using the nests of common buzzard or sparrow hawk. It also lays eggs on a rock of a cliff or a pit on a mud wall; when it does, it lays 4-6 eggs at a time. The incubation period is about 28 to 31 days, and the brooding takes about 27 to 33 days.

  • Microphysogobio yaluensis
    Fish

    It is 5 to 10 cm long. The body is slightly long and flat. The head and abdomen are flat. The proboscis is short; the mouth is shaped like a horseshoe, and the upper lip has relatively large cortical spikes that are lined in a row. There is a pair of barbels that are smaller than a diameter of an eye. The sideline is complete and the latter half is straight.

  • Short barbel gudgeon
    Fish

    The body size is about 10 cm. The body is relatively short, but the depth is high. The mouth is large that it reaches to nostril. The eyes are big and the barbels are shorter than the diameter of the pupil. The center of the back edge of the caudal fin is dented and the front end of the lateral line is slightly bent downwards. The back is slightly dark and belly is light.

  • kingfisher
    Bird

    It is a summer migratory bird or resident bird and commonly seen throughout Korea. They live alone or a male and a female together as a couple near the water. In order to protect kingfishers, Japan regulates the use of pesticides to increase small animals for them; also Japan has created artificial cliff in order to provide enough cliffs for kingfishers to live.

  • Silver-studded blue
    Insect

    The upper part of the wings of male is dark purple. The outer edge of the wings is dark brown; the outer edge of the rear wings has dark brown dots. The upper part of the wing of female is dark brown. It has orange spots along the outer edge of the rear wings. The bottom side of the wings is grey-white with scattered black dots, and has orange patterns near the outer edge.

  • Goodyera
    Plant

    It is a terrestrial orchid and an indeciduate perennial plant that grows in dry forest. The stem is white green; the lower part of stem is extended widely; it is between 10 and 25 cm high. The leaves are thick, narrow egg-shaped, 2 to 4 cm long, 1 to 2.5 cm wide, and has sharp tips; they grow on the lower part of the stem. The front part of the leaf usually has white patterns.

  • Siebold’s crab
    Plant

    It is a deciduous arborescent, growing around a well-lighted slope of subalpine zone, where conifers and broad-leaved trees are mixed. The stem is 5 to 10m long. The egg-shaped leaf, which is 3 to 5cm long and 2 to 4cm wide, grows in alternate leaf pattern; the leaf has a pointed end and a round bottom; the leaf has a few sharp teeth along the edge.

  • Badger
    Animal

    A badger excretes on the mountain path and eat insects like beetles that gather to its feces. Just like a weasel, it has a voracious appetite and eats almost everything – insects, snakes, fruits like mulberry and Siberian gooseberry. Similar to boar, it digs a pile of leaves to eat earthworms and makes traces. It gathers fallen leaves to its cave to hibernate.

  • Weasel
    Animal

    Having rats as the main source of food, weasels have long bodies and short legs. In summer, they eat fruits such as mulberries and cherries, and insects. They are active day and night. The male is twice as large as the female. Just like other Mustelidae family, they defecate long and thin feces on rocks.

  • Large-billed crow
    Bird

    It is Passeriformes corvids and is about 57 cm long. The male’s eclipse plumage is similar to normal feather but less glossy. The feathers on the neck look like willow leaves, but the feathers on the chest is similar to other ordinary feathers. The whole body is glossy black. The tail is round. The summer plumage is less glossy brown, because it doesn’t go through molting.

  • Gametis jucunda
    Insects

    It is covered with yellow hair, but its back is green; its paranotal lobe and wings have yellow patterns. Sometimes, there are mutations that have one pair of big red patterns or are black. The front of head is dented deeply into a V shape. They gather around various flowers to eat pollen or honey.

Source by

National Institute of Biological Resources (https://species.nibr.go.kr)

Korea National Arboretum (https://www.nature.go.kr)