Ecotourism of cities and counties

Gimje Byeoggdolje Nonggyeongwon

Natural Ecology Resources

Byeoggolje Nonggyeongwon
(Rural Economy Research Center)

Byeoggolje is the oldest and biggest reservoir in korea, built about 1,700 years ago (Twenty-seven years after Baekje Milyu King’s reign) according to Chronicles of the Three States. Linked with Byeoggolje’s water system Gimje fosters Agricultural ecosystem habitat. Additionally Wonpyeongcheon water way is fostered in expectation that ecosystem explore experiments will get smooth. They try to improve ecotourism area infrastructure to reinforce cultural uniqueness with connection of existing horizon festival. Via Byeoggolje Nonggyeongwon they try to make their own rare tradition and culture of eco agricultural culture. National Highway no.29 are near, as well as Seohaean Expressway and Honam Expressway are easily accesible from the place.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Gimje-si Buryang-myeon Yongseong-ri 109-8
Inquiry
063-540-3331(Environment Division, Gimje-si)

Stone Moroko

Fresh water fish belong to Cypriniformes-order Cyprinid-familly. Differ from its name, appearance is diffrent from normal Carp. It has lower body height and longer body compared to Carp. Adult male and female show different color and shape. Normally they form group when swimming, eating water plant, microorganisms on river bed, insects or fish eggs.

Experience Program

Rice Planting Experience

Song of Juljabi which helps planting rice correctly add amusement to tourists. Through experience you can plant rice personally and learn process of how rice come to our dinner table from cultivation. This experience gives you valuable time.

Cost
8,000 won for person
Address
Jeollabuk-do Gimje-si Buryang-myeon Byeoggolje-ro 379
Inquiry
010-5669-9432


Cooking Rice Pizza

Make dough from Gimje’s rice flour and topping with local farm products such as potato, sweet potato and strawberry.

Cost
8,000 won for person / Family(4~5 person) 25,000 won
8,000 won for person
Family(4~5 person) 25,000 won
Address
Jeollabuk-do Gimje-si Buryang-myeon Byeoggolje-ro 379
Inquiry
010-5669-9432

Historical Culture Resource

Arirang Literary Village A village reproducing the novel Arirang’s background. Promotion Hall, Modern Exploitation Institute, Naechon, Oe-ri Village, Immigrant House, Harbin Station Miniature Hall helps visitors experience history and culture in various ways. Visitors can also visit nearby Arirang Literary House

Address
Jeollabuk-do Gimjae-si Juksan-myeo Hongsan-ri
Inquiry
063-540-2929

Lodging

Byeoggolje interchange center
Jeollabuk-do Gimje-si Buryang-myeon Byeoggolje-ro 379
063-463-9002
Traditional house
Jeollabuk-do Gimje-si Buryang-myeon Sinyong-ri 119-1
063-540-4985

Recommended Course

Coordinate tourism

Moaksan Provincial Park Designated as provincial park in 1971 and also one of four wonderful scenery of Honam. Have a beautiful scene and there are many national treasures and other treasures. Especially there are Geumsansa temple which was built in first year of King Beop of Baekje(A.D. 599) and has ten kinds of major cultural assets, including brilliant Buddhism culture of Baek Jae dynasty. If you cross a Moaksan mountain in south-east hillside there are temple like Daewonsa and Suwangsa, in west side there’s Gwuisinsa temple. Geumpyeong reservoir in entry of Geumsansa is also proper for fishing spot.

Address Jeollabuk-do Gimje-si Geumsan-myeon Geumsan-ri
Inquiry 063-540-4194

National Youth Agriculture Life Experience Center National Youth Agriculture Life Experience Cente is youth-speciallized facility that rises awareness about future agriculture and agriculture science, and to train healthy green citizen through various creative activities.

Address Jeollabuk-do Gimjae-si Buryang-myeon Byeoggolje-ro 421 Jeollabuk-do Gimjae-si Buryang-myeon
Byeoggolje-ro 421
Inquiry 063-540-5600

A Bio-resource Survey

Biological distribution range

Byukgolje, pogyomaeul, Arirang Literary House, Wonpeyongcheon

Significant

Snakes are found around the wetlands, so attention is needed when you enter grassy area.
You may observe many wetland plants around the wetlands near Byeokgolje.
In Wonpyeongcheon, you can see yellow bitterns flying away.

  • Yellow bittern
    Bird

    It is a rare summer migratory bird in Korea. It is 37 cm long. The entire body is generally brown. The lower part of the body is light brown, but more close to white; the back is dark brown, and the legs are light greenish yellow. The cheeks and ear coverts are light red-brown. The chin and the sides of the neck are white.

  • Marsh dewflower
    Plants

    It is an annual plant that grows in paddy or swamp. The stem is 10 to 30cm high; the lower part is slightly bent towards the ground and roots down from there; many branches grow out from the stem. The stem is light green with a hint of red hue, and has a line of hair on the surfact. Although we don’t do it often these days, people used to use extracts of marsh dewflower to remove warts, so the species have been called as Samagwi pool (referring warts plant in Korean)

  • Bnd-legged ground cricket
    Insect

    The body color is grey-black. There are small dots on the head; a vaguely visible vertical line is on the back of the head. The wings are transparent. The male’s front wings are lightly colored and are long enough to reach the tail; the tymbals, an organ that produces sound by rubbing, is not developed for male. The female’s wings are short and small, so they cannot reach the abdomen. It makes ringing sounds in autumn. The sound changes sometimes, because the wings wear out.

  • Pagoda Tree
    Plant

    It is I a deciduous arbor, native to China, and commonly planted on the streets for aesthetic. Choowoonboon was drunk and had a nap under the pagoda tree. Then, he was invited by an envoy from Goeanguk and entered into the pagoda tree. He married to a princess there and enjoyed extravagance as he become a governor-general. But it turned out to be a dream. He thought it was so absurd, so he cut down the pagoda tree and found the same ant world that he saw in the dream.

  • Korean rose bitterling
    Fish

    It is a very small freshwater fish which is 4 to 5cm long. It is Korean endemic species that is widely distributed in rivers flowing to the West Sea and the South Sea. It is often found in areas with slow flow and lots of water plants. It usually eats microscopic zooplanktons, epilithic alga on the rocks or water plants.

  • Korean bullhead
    Fish

    It is a type of freshwater fish which is about 25cm long. It has four pairs of barbels; it has sharp and hard saw-toothed spikes on the pectoral. The body is yellow with large brown spots; its tail fin is deeply dented. It is a nocturnal, lives on the bottom of streams, swamps, and lakes, and eats aquatic insects.

  • Blockish cicada
    Insect

    It lives in a low ground where Platanus and willow trees are. The imago is active from June to October. It chirps in groups in trees; it sings at night when there is light. The chirping sound is very loud; it sounds like something is gushed out.

  • Duck-Lettuce
    Plant

    An annual and aquatic plant that grows in pond or paddy field. The wide oval and heart shapedeleaves grow out from the roots; they are about 10 to 25cm long and 2 to 15cm wide, have spikes on the edge and have 5 to 9 veins. The petioles are long. The flowers blooms in August to October; one flower grows out from the top of the stem which is 10-30cm long; the flower is 2 to 4cm in diameter and the color is white or red.

  • Hawk
    Bird

    It is a resident bird that breeds on the cliffs in coastal area or islands. It is 34 to 50 cm long, about 550 to 1,500 g; the width when the wings are widely opened is between 80 and 120 cm. The upper part of the body is blue-grey and has black marks on its cheeks. The lower part of the body is white with black horizontal stripes. It is found in Siberia, Kamchatka, China, and Japan. It is designated as Natural Monument No.233 in Korea.

  • Crape Myrtle
    Plant

    It is a small, broad-leaved tree which is typically planted in gardens and parks in aesthetical purpose. The stem is upright, 3 to 7 meters high and branches are split. The barks are red brown and the skin is white. The leaves are oval or obovate shaped and grow in alternate leaf arrangement; they are 3 to 7cm long, 2 to 4cm wide and very thick.

  • Leopard Cat
    Animal

    Because a leopard cat lives on rats, it has a long body and short legs. It also eats fruits like mulberries and Siberian gooseberries, as well as insects in summer. It is active day and night. The male is twice as large as the female. Just like other Mustelidae family, it defecates long and thin feces on a rock,

  • Brown-eared bulbul
    Bird

    It is a common resident bird in southern part of Korea. It is about 28 cm long. The body is grayish dark brown. The hair is bluish gray and is marked with brown patterns near the ears. The more white spots are found from the abdomen to the tail.

  • Eurasian Red Squirrel
    Animal

    They usually live on trees and rarely come down to the ground. Unlike squirrels, they do not hibernate, but have long hair on the ear tips during winter. Farmers usually hate Eurasian Red Squirrels, because they harm farms as they are getting pine nuts and walnuts. You can find their inhabitation with traces of empty pine cones.

  • Lycaena dispar
    Insect species

    They live in meadow or near paddy fields. Males fly quickly and act very territorial. It eats honey from Annual fleabane, White top, water pepper, and dandelion. After mating, the female lays eggs on each food plant. Sometimes, few females lay eggs in one leaf and they may look like dozens.

  • 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

Byukgolje, pogyomaeul, Arirang Literary House, Wonpeyongcheon

Significant

Snakes are found around the wetlands, so attention is needed when you enter grassy area.
You may observe many wetland plants around the wetlands near Byeokgolje.
In Wonpyeongcheon, you can see yellow bitterns flying away.

  • Yellow bittern
    Bird

    It is a rare summer migratory bird in Korea. It is 37 cm long. The entire body is generally brown. The lower part of the body is light brown, but more close to white; the back is dark brown, and the legs are light greenish yellow. The cheeks and ear coverts are light red-brown. The chin and the sides of the neck are white.

  • Marsh dewflower
    Plants

    It is an annual plant that grows in paddy or swamp. The stem is 10 to 30cm high; the lower part is slightly bent towards the ground and roots down from there; many branches grow out from the stem. The stem is light green with a hint of red hue, and has a line of hair on the surfact. Although we don’t do it often these days, people used to use extracts of marsh dewflower to remove warts, so the species have been called as Samagwi pool (referring warts plant in Korean)

  • Bnd-legged ground cricket
    Insect

    The body color is grey-black. There are small dots on the head; a vaguely visible vertical line is on the back of the head. The wings are transparent. The male’s front wings are lightly colored and are long enough to reach the tail; the tymbals, an organ that produces sound by rubbing, is not developed for male. The female’s wings are short and small, so they cannot reach the abdomen. It makes ringing sounds in autumn. The sound changes sometimes, because the wings wear out.

  • Pagoda Tree
    Plant

    It is I a deciduous arbor, native to China, and commonly planted on the streets for aesthetic. Choowoonboon was drunk and had a nap under the pagoda tree. Then, he was invited by an envoy from Goeanguk and entered into the pagoda tree. He married to a princess there and enjoyed extravagance as he become a governor-general. But it turned out to be a dream. He thought it was so absurd, so he cut down the pagoda tree and found the same ant world that he saw in the dream.

  • Korean rose bitterling
    Fish

    It is a very small freshwater fish which is 4 to 5cm long. It is Korean endemic species that is widely distributed in rivers flowing to the West Sea and the South Sea. It is often found in areas with slow flow and lots of water plants. It usually eats microscopic zooplanktons, epilithic alga on the rocks or water plants.

  • Korean bullhead
    Fish

    It is a type of freshwater fish which is about 25cm long. It has four pairs of barbels; it has sharp and hard saw-toothed spikes on the pectoral. The body is yellow with large brown spots; its tail fin is deeply dented. It is a nocturnal, lives on the bottom of streams, swamps, and lakes, and eats aquatic insects.

  • Blockish cicada
    Insect

    It lives in a low ground where Platanus and willow trees are. The imago is active from June to October. It chirps in groups in trees; it sings at night when there is light. The chirping sound is very loud; it sounds like something is gushed out.

  • Duck-Lettuce
    Plant

    An annual and aquatic plant that grows in pond or paddy field. The wide oval and heart shapedeleaves grow out from the roots; they are about 10 to 25cm long and 2 to 15cm wide, have spikes on the edge and have 5 to 9 veins. The petioles are long. The flowers blooms in August to October; one flower grows out from the top of the stem which is 10-30cm long; the flower is 2 to 4cm in diameter and the color is white or red.

  • Hawk
    Bird

    It is a resident bird that breeds on the cliffs in coastal area or islands. It is 34 to 50 cm long, about 550 to 1,500 g; the width when the wings are widely opened is between 80 and 120 cm. The upper part of the body is blue-grey and has black marks on its cheeks. The lower part of the body is white with black horizontal stripes. It is found in Siberia, Kamchatka, China, and Japan. It is designated as Natural Monument No.233 in Korea.

  • Crape Myrtle
    Plant

    It is a small, broad-leaved tree which is typically planted in gardens and parks in aesthetical purpose. The stem is upright, 3 to 7 meters high and branches are split. The barks are red brown and the skin is white. The leaves are oval or obovate shaped and grow in alternate leaf arrangement; they are 3 to 7cm long, 2 to 4cm wide and very thick.

  • Leopard Cat
    Animal

    Because a leopard cat lives on rats, it has a long body and short legs. It also eats fruits like mulberries and Siberian gooseberries, as well as insects in summer. It is active day and night. The male is twice as large as the female. Just like other Mustelidae family, it defecates long and thin feces on a rock,

  • Brown-eared bulbul
    Bird

    It is a common resident bird in southern part of Korea. It is about 28 cm long. The body is grayish dark brown. The hair is bluish gray and is marked with brown patterns near the ears. The more white spots are found from the abdomen to the tail.

  • Eurasian Red Squirrel
    Animal

    They usually live on trees and rarely come down to the ground. Unlike squirrels, they do not hibernate, but have long hair on the ear tips during winter. Farmers usually hate Eurasian Red Squirrels, because they harm farms as they are getting pine nuts and walnuts. You can find their inhabitation with traces of empty pine cones.

  • Lycaena dispar
    Insect species

    They live in meadow or near paddy fields. Males fly quickly and act very territorial. It eats honey from Annual fleabane, White top, water pepper, and dandelion. After mating, the female lays eggs on each food plant. Sometimes, few females lay eggs in one leaf and they may look like dozens.

Source by

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

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