Ecotourism of Cities and Counties

Jinan Geo-Park

Natural Ecology Resources

Geo-Park

Maisan mountain, which its name was derived from shape of horse’s ear, is one of the greatest attraction ranked 3-star by Michelin Green-Guide. Jinan-gun is highland that average height is 500m and natural monument otter and several unique vegetations live in ecotourism area around south area of Maisan mountain and Ecosystem like lightning bug are well preserved in ‘Euncheon-stream’. The Geopark is where igneous rocks and pyroclastic rocks of the Cretaceous period appear. The time in which this basin was created is not clear, but it was uplifted during the Cenozoic era forming Maisan and Jeoksangsan Mountain; it is said that the cause for this was the change from the sinistral strike-slip fault movement, which formed this basin, to the dextral strike-slip fault movement. Through the continued erosion and uplifts afterward, geosites and topography were formed.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Jinan-eup Euncheon 2-gil 7
Inquiry
063-430-2338 (Environment Division, Jinan-gun)

Fortunes Creeping

Fortune Creeping Spindle is the Celastraceae of which the flowers bloom light green around May to June, and the fruit ripen pink in October. Its leaves are green throughout the year, present a magnificent spectacle during the winter. It tends to grow, sticking to the precipice. Maisan in Jinan is ecologically significant Korean National Monument that particularly becomes the northern boundary line of fortune creeping spindle habitat.

Experience Program

 
 

Playing with Geology in Forest Expolre natural resources of Maisan Euncheon Village and experience crafts.

 

- Target : All ages (minimum number of people : 10)
- Operation Time : May ~ October
- Time Required : 3 hours


Participation Fee
Free
Inquiry
☎  010-9454-1298 (Resident Organization for Euncheon Village Ecotourism)

☎  063-430-2338 (Environment Division, Jinan-gun)

Historical Culture Resource

Jinan Isan Mountain Grave

Isan grave is a temple celebrating spirit of founding Joseon kingdom and meaning of national selvation resistance in the latter era of Joseon Dynasty. Its name was derived from 1925’s isan-official history which continued patriotism and cordiality of docter Song Byeong Hyeon and army leader Choi Ik Hyeon who sacrificed himself for patriotism with confucian scholars in whole country when Japanese empire took our national right. After liberation, Hoedukjeon, Yeongmosa and Yeonggwangsa Temple were completed by turn and they enshrine ‘4 ascendant of Dangun, the first king of joseon, King Sejong and Empire Gojong’, ‘ancestral table of most great 40 loyalist and confucian scholars’, ‘ancestral table of top 34 loyalist and martyr after the Protectorate Treaty between Korea and Japan concluded in 1905’ respectively in order.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Maryeong-myeon Dongchonri-road 78-1
Inquiry
063-430-8751

Eunsusa

Eunsusa Temple is Mai Mountain’s inner court where a religious ritual for the spirit of Mai Mountain is held. King Taejo drank the water of the mountain and named the mountain “Mai” for silver-like clear water. Mai Mountain has one of the largest Dharma Drum (made in 1982) and a stone statue of household god assumed to be made around the early Joseon Dynasty was found in Sangwonsa Temple site. Also, Fortunes Creeping (Natural monument no. 380) and Chinese pear tree (Natural monument no.386) grows on the temple site.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Maryeong-myeon Dongchonri-road 66
Inquiry
063-433-2502

Lodging

cherry blossom village’s Lodge
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Maryeong-myeon Dongchonri-road 60-3
063-432-2007
Mai Lodge
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Jinan-eup Oesayanggil-road 66
063-432-0274
Demisaem Spring nature forest lodge
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Baegun-myeon Demisaem1road 172
063-290-6993
Resting Lodge
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Jinan-eup Oesayanggil-road 70
063-433-2189
Whangto(Red-clay) Lodge
Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Jinan-eup Oesayanggil-road 50
063-432-0539

Recommended Course

Coordinate Tourism

Demisaem SpringAfter passing Baegun-myeon, Sinamri-road, Wonsinam village and climbing ahead to Ogyechi valley in north, you can find Demisaem Spring on the right valley which is source of Seomjingang River. Seomjingang river, originated from Demisaem spring pass through Baegun-myeon, Maryeong-myeon, Bugwi-myeon Sedong-ri and Jinan-eup, Yeonjang-ri, after absorbing water from Maisan mountain flow toward Seongsu-myeon and enter into Imsil Owoncheon river. the river move towards south up to 500 miles until it passes through Imsil Unamho lake, Gurye and Hadong Hwagae market site and finally flows into Kwangyang bay.

Address Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Baegun-myeon Damisaem-1gil 172
Inquiry 063-290-6993

Yongdamho Lake Nature Marsh Eco Park 300,000㎡ area of marsh eco park was completed in 2009 with investigation of 32 hundred million won. Major facilities like artificial marsh, nature marsh, observation deck, ECO Trail, suspension bridge and Park golf course(18 hole) are constructed. Anyone can use it with no charge, and 7km of bike road is connected from Jinan-eup, it is also an ideal trail course. Many water plants and 100,000 number of carp live and flower garden(9,700) is constructed.

Address Jeollabuk-do Jinan-gun Jinan-eup Unsan-ri 71-4
Inquiry 063-430-2330

A bio-resource Survey

Biological Distribution Range

Eunchun Vilage, Maisan Ecotourism place, Haneulsoop

Remark

Many dragonflies can be observed around the creek.
Large birds of prey can be observed as well.

  • Chinese Mulberry (ggujibbongnamoo)
    Plant

    It is a short tree growing 3-8 m tall at the foot of sunny mountain or near villages at an elevation of 100 to 700 m above sea level. The branches have thorns. The leaves are divided into 3 pieces and are egg-shaped; they are 6 to 10 cm long and 3 to 6 cm wide; the leaf becomes narrow toward the end and has a dull tip. The use of the ggujibbongnamoo (common name for Chinese Mulberry in Korea ) is similar to the use of other mulberry trees; however its wood is as hard as a birch, much harder than a mulberry tree; so Korean used to call it as ggoot-e-bbong-namoo (referring ‘rather not to be a mulberry tree’) but it has transform to ggujibbongnamoo.

  • Corydalis ochotensis Nunkwafuljumoni
    Plant

    It usually blooms in spring; it grows from summer to autumn up to about 1m, has many branches as if it is a lying plant, which looks like a vine. The leaves emerges 2 to 3 times, three leaves at once. A petiole is long and triangular shaped. In August and September, yellow flowers bloom at the end of the stem or branch.

  • Ladybug
    Insect

    Imagoes are natural predators of aphids, and larvae are carnivores that feed on aphids. Females lay between 20 to 50 eggs, covering the front and back of a leaf. In spring, the eggs hatch within a week, but not all together at the same time; so the larvae that emerge first often eat other unhatched eggs when they are out of aphids. If you touch a ladybug, it will shrink its legs and pretend to be dead or spurt nasty yellow juice.

  • Parrotbill
    Bird

    Its body size is about 13 cm. The overall body is light brown, but when it folds wings, it appears to be reddish-brown. The belly is brown. The beak is short and thick; its overall color is dark brown, but the tip is lighter. The tail is long and wedge-shaped. It lives in grass, shrubs, bushes, and reed fields.

  • Dark chub
    Fish

    It lives in the West Sea (south of the Taean Peninsula) and streams that flow to the South Sea. The body is 10 to 15cm long. Some grow up to 20 cm long. Although it normally lives in streams with slow-flow or muddy areas with stagnant water, it sometimes climbs up to the upstream area.

  • Chinese lovage
    Plant

    It grows to be 30-80cm tall and keep its stem straight and branches out. The calyx is linear-shaped and has dull edge. The bottom of petiole becomes a sheath, embracing the stem. From August to September, clusters of white flowers grow on the tip of the stem and branches like umbrellas. The flat oval shaped fruit has wings.

  • Yellow-throated bunting
    Bird

    The total body length is 16 cm. The male’s cheeks and chest are black while its crest is brownish black. The black triangular shape is on its chest. The eye coverts and throat are yellow. Its back is brown with light gray and black stripes. The waist is gray and the belly is white; there are brown stripes on its sides. In winter, the colors of the cheeks and chest are dimmed.

  • Korean buzzard
    Bird

    Buzzard eats rats and land animals that are typically slow in action, in a vast flatland or reclaimed farmland. It is a winter migratory bird that comes to Korea around October. It builds a nest by stacking up twigs on the branches of trees on steep slopes or cliffs. It lays about 3 eggs that are green with red dots. It is found in Korea, Japan and Tibet as well as in Europe, Northern Asia and east China.

  • 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,

  • White-spotted Longhorn Beetle
    Insect

    The imago appears between June and August. They gather in willows, trifoliate oranges, citrons, oranges, pomegranates, and snowbells. Caterpillars are usually parasitic on plane trees and willow trees, but they have also been found in southern Seoul since the early 1990s on a rare occasion. It is 25 to 35 mm long.

  • 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.

  • King spine loach
    Fish

    Most of them are 10 to 15 cm in length, but larger fish rarely appear, which are bigger than 18 cm; they are larger than other loach family. The body and the head, just like other loach family, is long and flat. The eyes are small and centrally located on the right and the left side of the head, tilted upwards. There are small prickles under the eye.

  • White-spotted moth
    Insect

    The wings are 25 to 35 mm long. The body is black, but the first and sixth joint have orange-colored bands. The wings are black with distinct white dots. The rear wings are mostly white. The white parts are translucent. The front wings large, but the rear wings are relatively small.

  • Fortunes creeping
    Plant

    It is a green vine that grows in forests, mountains, and rocky ridges in south of Gyeonggi-do. The aerial roots come out of the stem, and wind up other objects such as trees and rocks. The leaves are narrower and the fruits are smaller than those of common spindle trees around us.

  • 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

Eunchun Vilage, Maisan Ecotourism place, Haneulsoop

Remark

Many dragonflies can be observed around the creek.
Large birds of prey can be observed as well.

  • Chinese Mulberry (ggujibbongnamoo)
    Plant

    It is a short tree growing 3-8 m tall at the foot of sunny mountain or near villages at an elevation of 100 to 700 m above sea level. The branches have thorns. The leaves are divided into 3 pieces and are egg-shaped; they are 6 to 10 cm long and 3 to 6 cm wide; the leaf becomes narrow toward the end and has a dull tip. The use of the ggujibbongnamoo (common name for Chinese Mulberry in Korea ) is similar to the use of other mulberry trees; however its wood is as hard as a birch, much harder than a mulberry tree; so Korean used to call it as ggoot-e-bbong-namoo (referring ‘rather not to be a mulberry tree’) but it has transform to ggujibbongnamoo.

  • Corydalis ochotensis Nunkwafuljumoni
    Plant

    It usually blooms in spring; it grows from summer to autumn up to about 1m, has many branches as if it is a lying plant, which looks like a vine. The leaves emerges 2 to 3 times, three leaves at once. A petiole is long and triangular shaped. In August and September, yellow flowers bloom at the end of the stem or branch.

  • Ladybug
    Insect

    Imagoes are natural predators of aphids, and larvae are carnivores that feed on aphids. Females lay between 20 to 50 eggs, covering the front and back of a leaf. In spring, the eggs hatch within a week, but not all together at the same time; so the larvae that emerge first often eat other unhatched eggs when they are out of aphids. If you touch a ladybug, it will shrink its legs and pretend to be dead or spurt nasty yellow juice.

  • Parrotbill
    Bird

    Its body size is about 13 cm. The overall body is light brown, but when it folds wings, it appears to be reddish-brown. The belly is brown. The beak is short and thick; its overall color is dark brown, but the tip is lighter. The tail is long and wedge-shaped. It lives in grass, shrubs, bushes, and reed fields.

  • Dark chub
    Fish

    It lives in the West Sea (south of the Taean Peninsula) and streams that flow to the South Sea. The body is 10 to 15cm long. Some grow up to 20 cm long. Although it normally lives in streams with slow-flow or muddy areas with stagnant water, it sometimes climbs up to the upstream area.

  • Chinese lovage
    Plant

    It grows to be 30-80cm tall and keep its stem straight and branches out. The calyx is linear-shaped and has dull edge. The bottom of petiole becomes a sheath, embracing the stem. From August to September, clusters of white flowers grow on the tip of the stem and branches like umbrellas. The flat oval shaped fruit has wings.

  • Yellow-throated bunting
    Bird

    The total body length is 16 cm. The male’s cheeks and chest are black while its crest is brownish black. The black triangular shape is on its chest. The eye coverts and throat are yellow. Its back is brown with light gray and black stripes. The waist is gray and the belly is white; there are brown stripes on its sides. In winter, the colors of the cheeks and chest are dimmed.

  • Korean buzzard
    Bird

    Buzzard eats rats and land animals that are typically slow in action, in a vast flatland or reclaimed farmland. It is a winter migratory bird that comes to Korea around October. It builds a nest by stacking up twigs on the branches of trees on steep slopes or cliffs. It lays about 3 eggs that are green with red dots. It is found in Korea, Japan and Tibet as well as in Europe, Northern Asia and east China.

  • 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,

  • White-spotted Longhorn Beetle
    Insect

    The imago appears between June and August. They gather in willows, trifoliate oranges, citrons, oranges, pomegranates, and snowbells. Caterpillars are usually parasitic on plane trees and willow trees, but they have also been found in southern Seoul since the early 1990s on a rare occasion. It is 25 to 35 mm long.

  • 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.

  • King spine loach
    Fish

    Most of them are 10 to 15 cm in length, but larger fish rarely appear, which are bigger than 18 cm; they are larger than other loach family. The body and the head, just like other loach family, is long and flat. The eyes are small and centrally located on the right and the left side of the head, tilted upwards. There are small prickles under the eye.

  • White-spotted moth
    Insect

    The wings are 25 to 35 mm long. The body is black, but the first and sixth joint have orange-colored bands. The wings are black with distinct white dots. The rear wings are mostly white. The white parts are translucent. The front wings large, but the rear wings are relatively small.

  • Fortunes creeping
    Plant

    It is a green vine that grows in forests, mountains, and rocky ridges in south of Gyeonggi-do. The aerial roots come out of the stem, and wind up other objects such as trees and rocks. The leaves are narrower and the fruits are smaller than those of common spindle trees around us.

Source by

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

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