Ecotourism of Cities and Counties

Sunchang Seomjingang Janggunmok Ecotourism Area

Natural Ecology Resources

Seomjingang Janggunmok Ecotourism Area

Sunchang is a place of fresh water and scenic beauty, there are many rivers located in upper area of Seomjingang river like Jeoksseongang River and Yonggwolsan Mountain, Hoemunsan Mountain and Gangcheonsan Mountain. Sunchang is famous for its fresh and clean water which led to the unique background of various studies for preservation fermentation food, including Gochujang(red pepper paste)’s fermentation culture, and experience are exercised as cultural resources through Gochujang Village.
Along wih Gurye, Gokseong and Damyang, Sunchang is one of the towns where elders of more than 100 years old live mostly. Well known for gifted natural environment, fresh and clean air, healthy life with vegetable diet culture. Upper area of Seomjingang River in Janggunmok area has outstanding topography and geological scenery. Specialty of Sunchang is Yogang (Korean chamber pot) Rock located in the middle of river and it has a legend of begetting a son if take a sit on it. Several endangered species like class one(category of threat) otter and class second wildcat, falcon and Grey Frog Hawk inhabit here.


Address
Jeollabuk-do Sunchang-gun Dongrye-myeon Eochi-ri 814
Inquiry
063-650-1722 (Environment Water Division, Sunchang-gun)

Yogang Rock

Yogang Rock located in Janggunmok where has been called as great location for birth of general by its position, north-western side’s Yonggwolsan mountain and Muryangsan mountain in south. It is two meter tall, three meters wide, and it weighs about fifteen tons. There are arocks in all other differenct shapes through whole area(within 3km). These stones are made by quick/slow current of river around tens of thousands years.

Experience Program

 

Get the wind, Send the water Find treasures of Gui Village in Seomjingang River, experience rafting, and enjoy herb therapy healing.

 

- Target : Elementary school students and over (minimum number of people : 8)
- Operation Time : April ~ October
- Time Required : 2 hours and 30 minutes


Participation Fee
7,000 won
Inquiry
☎  010-9495-9188

☎  063-652-0352 (Eco Manager)

Historical Culture Resource

Guamjeong Pavillion Guamjeong Pavillion was built by Guam Yangbae’s figure in reign of Jungjong in Joseon dynasty- descendent and youngers for admiring his moral in 1898. Yangbae was bright in study and moralty, but situations in those days – when benevolent classical scholar met disaster – makes him give up public office and remote from life fishing with his brother, Yangdon in Mansutan. Upper side of Jeokseonggang river, brother often sit on Mansutan’s rock and the rock is also called Donam or Hyeongjeam(brother rock) in these days. For praising him, Jigye lecture was built by discendent in Jeokseong-myeon Jibuk-ri in 1808, but it was pulled down sixty years later by lecture hall abolishing order of Heungseon Daewongun and Guamjeong Pavillion has built.

Address
Jeollabuk-do Province Sunchang-gun Dongrye-myeon Gumi-ri 1028
Inquiry
063-650-1621

Lodging

Gangbyeon B&B
Jeollabuk-do Sunchang-gun Jeokseong-myeon Jeokseong-ro 294-54
010-3680-2141
Seomjingang Stroll Camp
Jeollabuk-do Sunchang-gun Jeokseong-myeon Ganggyeong-gil 76-165
063-653-9688
Sansoo Poonggeyong Inn
Jeollabuk-do Province Donggye-myeon Janggunmok-gil 674
063-653-8948
Geobukee (Turtle) outdoor camping site
Jeollabuk-do Province Donggye-meyon Janggunmok-gil 352
063-652-0352

Recommended Course

Coordinate Tourism

Gangcheonsan County park The place is called as ‘Yongcheonsan mountain’ because the shape looks as if dragon is ascending to heaven wagging its tail. Also called as ‘Sogeumgang river of Honam’ with deep valley, clear water, rocks of fantasic shape and cliffs. There is a distinctive beauty of each season in Gangcheonsan mountain, the first County Park in Korea in 1981. Provides bare foot trail of a five-kilometer round-trip and grand sight of Gujanggun fall which fall from 120m that make exclamation from traveler.

Address Jeollabuk-do Sunchang-gun Paldeok-myeon Gangcheonsan-gil 97
Inquiry 063-650-1672

Sunchang traditional Gochujang Village Sunchang traditional Gochujang Village was fostered by Sunchang-gun for revitalizing traditional enterocele industry and keep its fame and recipe for 3 years until completion 1997. Gathered gochujang masters of Sunchang-gun in Sunchang-eup Baeksan-ri area, where nearby Amisan mountain, and established traditional Gochujang folk village and transform it into tourist site. Sunchang is where makes the sanitary and traditional original flavor of Gochujang with hygienic requirements that are proved by the modern science, taste and ingredients combined with the master’s recipe.

Address Jeollabuk-do Sunchang-gun Sunchang-eup Minsogmaeul-gil Area
Inquiry 063-650-5411

A bio-resource survey

Biological Distribution Range

Janggoonmok, The forest of healing in Yongkwallsan

Remark

The natural ecology is well established in the area where Seomjin River is passing by.

  • Lace shrub (Gooksoo namoo)
    Plant

    It is a shrub that often grows on the outer edge of sunny forests. The stem is 1 to 2 m high and the tip of the branch is dropped sideways. When the economic situation of Korea was extremely bad, people sometimes thought that “how good it would be if the stems were noodle”, looking at the noodle-like stems of lace shrub on their way back to home after work. Because of the stems that resemble the strands of noodles, people who were having a hard time back in the day named lace shrub as Gooksoonamoo (translating to ‘noodle tree’ in Korean).

  • Common purslane
    Plant

    It is commonly found in low mountains, roadsides, vacant lands and field embankments throughout the country. The stem with moisture is split from the bottom and grow up to 30 cm as it lies on the ground. Common purslane has five colors, so it is often called as Ohangcho (translating to “herb of the five elements”). The species is made up with the five element: The red stem stands for fire, the black fruit for water, the green leaves for wood, white roots for metal, and the yellow flower for earth.

  • Chinese King Robber fly
    Insect

    It is about 20-28 mm long. Its body color is either yellowish-brown or reddish-brown. The distance between its compound eyes is about one fifth of the width of the head. It is covered with yellowish-brown powder and the front of the side is covered with light yellow hair. It is a carnivorous insect that sticks a thick mouth into insects to suck the body fluid. It is called parimae (roughly translating to “hawk fly”), because it looks like a hawk when it hunts.

  • Spot-billed duck
    Bird

    They feed on various kinds of plants and small animals in swamps and grasslands; they usually eat ears of rice on the fields or water plants in shallow water during winter. They flock together on a family basis during the breeding season, but in the winter, they flock with a bigger group. They are one of the most common winter visitors in Korea along with mallard duck.

  • Varied tit
    Bird

    It is a common resident bird that resides throughout Korea. Forehead, front of the eye, cheek, ear coverts, and side of neck of the male bird are light cream color. There is a cream-colored vertical line in the middle of the nape and the back of the head which are black. The chin and throat are black; there is a vague cream-colored line on the border between the chin and throat. The belly and the sides of the torso are light brown

  • Lovegrass
    Plant

    It is a perennial plant that grows on the grass fields around roadsides, vacant lands and mountains. Several stems are grown together. Its stems are 30 to 80 cm high and have two to three nodes. The leaf sheath is flat, with long hair on the entrance of the leaf sheath and the bottom of the leaf. The leaf body is 20 to 40 cm long and 2 to 7 mm wide. The ligule looks like a hair and is about one-mm long.

  • Coreoperca herzi
    Fish

    It is 15 to 20 cm long. The body and head are flat and spindle-shaped. The body is light greenish brown. The head is relatively big compared with its body and the eyes are at the top of the head. The mouth is big, and the tip of the mouth is sharp. The jawbone, the palatine bone, and the vomer bone have teeth. The lower jaw is slightly longer than the upper jaw. There are 7 to 8 horizontal black stripes on the side of the body.

  • Rhamnella franguloides (Maxim.) Weberb.
    Plant

    It is a deciduous broadleaf shrub, growing in mountains and fields and is 7 m high. The branches are brown; there are some hairs spreading over young branches, inflorescence and petioles. The leaves grow in alternate leaf-arrangement and are oval-shaped (long elliptical), 6 to 12 cm long, and 2.5 to 4 centimeters wide. The tips of the leaves are pointed in the shape of a tail and have tiny saw teeth on the edge.

  • Marten
    Animal

    Its body is yellow but its head, legs, and tail are black. It usually preys on mice and squirrels, but it also hunts young Chinese water deer and Korean hares. Since it is a good climber, it eats persimmons and gooseberries. Unlike weasels, its feces are often twisted. It likes honey so it attacks beehives sometimes; so that, the feces contain wasps, bees or persimmon seeds and this differentiates the Martens from the weasels.

  • Mole
    Animal

    The mole’s toes on the front paws are developed to efficiently break the soil. The eyes are atrophied so they look like dots; however, the auditory sense is well developed. It is good at finding earthworms and sluggards with their sharp nose and it enjoys eating invertebrates. It lives throughout Korea except Jeju Island and Ulleung Island; it likes where the grass and soil are rich. It moves horizontally in underground, and their inhabitation can be examined by the tunnels.

  • Aegista (Plectotropis) quelpartensis
    Mollusks

    It has a distinct head, broad feet and great flexibility of entire body. It has two pairs of antennas on its head; the eyes are at the end of its big antennas. The body secretes essence.

  • Lyriothemis pachygastra
    Insect

    It's body length is 14 to 16 mm; the head length is 2.2 mm; the head width is 4.7 mm; the antenna length is 2 mm. Its body shape is long ellipse and its body color is brown. The head is a round rectangle form with broad width. Its antennae is composed of seven joints and is as long as its head; the antennae’s first and second joints are the thickest. The compound eyes are small and round; they are protruded in the direction of the front edge, and have a small dot at the bottom.

  • Mandarin duck
    Bird

    It is a resident bird and a winter migratory bird in Korea which is 45 cm long. Males have green feathers on the front of head, while elongated reddish-brown feathers are placed at the back. It is white around the eye; the wide area around the shoulders and flanks are yellow. There is an orange ginkgo leaf-shaped plumage on the flanks.

  • Sweet fish
    Fish

    It grows until its body length reaches about 15cm. It has a taupe-colored back and a silver-white color belly. It has one dorsal fin and one adipose fin. During the breeding season, the male’s black color becomes darker and the red patterns under the gills becomes clearer. The hatched fry goes down to the sea soon, eats animal food off the coast, comes back to the stream in the spring and eats epilithic alga as it changes its taste.

  • 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

Janggoonmok, The forest of healing in Yongkwallsan

Remark

The natural ecology is well established in the area where Seomjin River is passing by.

  • Lace shrub (Gooksoo namoo)
    Plant

    It is a shrub that often grows on the outer edge of sunny forests. The stem is 1 to 2 m high and the tip of the branch is dropped sideways. When the economic situation of Korea was extremely bad, people sometimes thought that “how good it would be if the stems were noodle”, looking at the noodle-like stems of lace shrub on their way back to home after work. Because of the stems that resemble the strands of noodles, people who were having a hard time back in the day named lace shrub as Gooksoonamoo (translating to ‘noodle tree’ in Korean).

  • Common purslane
    Plant

    It is commonly found in low mountains, roadsides, vacant lands and field embankments throughout the country. The stem with moisture is split from the bottom and grow up to 30 cm as it lies on the ground. Common purslane has five colors, so it is often called as Ohangcho (translating to “herb of the five elements”). The species is made up with the five element: The red stem stands for fire, the black fruit for water, the green leaves for wood, white roots for metal, and the yellow flower for earth.

  • Chinese King Robber fly
    Insect

    It is about 20-28 mm long. Its body color is either yellowish-brown or reddish-brown. The distance between its compound eyes is about one fifth of the width of the head. It is covered with yellowish-brown powder and the front of the side is covered with light yellow hair. It is a carnivorous insect that sticks a thick mouth into insects to suck the body fluid. It is called parimae (roughly translating to “hawk fly”), because it looks like a hawk when it hunts.

  • Spot-billed duck
    Bird

    They feed on various kinds of plants and small animals in swamps and grasslands; they usually eat ears of rice on the fields or water plants in shallow water during winter. They flock together on a family basis during the breeding season, but in the winter, they flock with a bigger group. They are one of the most common winter visitors in Korea along with mallard duck.

  • Varied tit
    Bird

    It is a common resident bird that resides throughout Korea. Forehead, front of the eye, cheek, ear coverts, and side of neck of the male bird are light cream color. There is a cream-colored vertical line in the middle of the nape and the back of the head which are black. The chin and throat are black; there is a vague cream-colored line on the border between the chin and throat. The belly and the sides of the torso are light brown.

  • Lovegrass
    Plant

    It is a perennial plant that grows on the grass fields around roadsides, vacant lands and mountains. Several stems are grown together. Its stems are 30 to 80 cm high and have two to three nodes. The leaf sheath is flat, with long hair on the entrance of the leaf sheath and the bottom of the leaf. The leaf body is 20 to 40 cm long and 2 to 7 mm wide. The ligule looks like a hair and is about one-mm long.

  • Coreoperca herzi
    Fish

    It is 15 to 20 cm long. The body and head are flat and spindle-shaped. The body is light greenish brown. The head is relatively big compared with its body and the eyes are at the top of the head. The mouth is big, and the tip of the mouth is sharp. The jawbone, the palatine bone, and the vomer bone have teeth. The lower jaw is slightly longer than the upper jaw. There are 7 to 8 horizontal black stripes on the side of the body.

  • Rhamnella franguloides (Maxim.) Weberb.
    Plant

    It is a deciduous broadleaf shrub, growing in mountains and fields and is 7 m high. The branches are brown; there are some hairs spreading over young branches, inflorescence and petioles. The leaves grow in alternate leaf-arrangement and are oval-shaped (long elliptical), 6 to 12 cm long, and 2.5 to 4 centimeters wide. The tips of the leaves are pointed in the shape of a tail and have tiny saw teeth on the edge.

  • Marten
    Animal

    It's body is yellow but its head, legs, and tail are black. It usually preys on mice and squirrels, but it also hunts young Chinese water deer and Korean hares. Since it is a good climber, it eats persimmons and gooseberries. Unlike weasels, its feces are often twisted. It likes honey so it attacks beehives sometimes; so that, the feces contain wasps, bees or persimmon seeds and this differentiates the Martens from the weasels.

  • Mole
    Animal

    The mole’s toes on the front paws are developed to efficiently break the soil. The eyes are atrophied so they look like dots; however, the auditory sense is well developed. It is good at finding earthworms and sluggards with their sharp nose and it enjoys eating invertebrates. It lives throughout Korea except Jeju Island and Ulleung Island; it likes where the grass and soil are rich. It moves horizontally in underground, and their inhabitation can be examined by the tunnels.

  • Aegista (Plectotropis) quelpartensis
    Mollusks

    It has a distinct head, broad feet and great flexibility of entire body. It has two pairs of antennas on its head; the eyes are at the end of its big antennas. The body secretes essence.

  • Lyriothemis pachygastra
    Insect

    It's body length is 14 to 16 mm; the head length is 2.2 mm; the head width is 4.7 mm; the antenna length is 2 mm. Its body shape is long ellipse and its body color is brown. The head is a round rectangle form with broad width. Its antennae is composed of seven joints and is as long as its head; the antennae’s first and second joints are the thickest. The compound eyes are small and round; they are protruded in the direction of the front edge, and have a small dot at the bottom.

  • Mandarin duck
    Bird

    It is a resident bird and a winter migratory bird in Korea which is 45 cm long. Males have green feathers on the front of head, while elongated reddish-brown feathers are placed at the back. It is white around the eye; the wide area around the shoulders and flanks are yellow. There is an orange ginkgo leaf-shaped plumage on the flanks.

  • Sweet fish
    Fish

    It grows until its body length reaches about 15cm. It has a taupe-colored back and a silver-white color belly. It has one dorsal fin and one adipose fin. During the breeding season, the male’s black color becomes darker and the red patterns under the gills becomes clearer. The hatched fry goes down to the sea soon, eats animal food off the coast, comes back to the stream in the spring and eats epilithic alga as it changes its taste.

Source by

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

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