Gunsan-si Cheolligil

The visitors can see
the past of Gunsan.

We know that the reason why this peaceful region became a big marine city with a big harbor was because of the sad history behind it.

The Gunsan Harbor that was made and developed in order to forcefully collect the rice in the granary regions of Jeonbuk such as Gimje and Jeongeup during the Japanese colonial era was unique place in history that served as the forward base of logistics and the inflow route of international culture during modernization.

Even now, there are many cultural heritages such as Donguk Temple, the only Japanese-style temple in Korea, Jeoksan House, Hirotsu House and others. Modern heritages are well preserved in the Gunsan Modern History Museum, so the visitors can see the past of Gunsan.

There are a lot of Gunsan’s values other than historical ones.

The country’s best bakery, beef stew with rice, bean sprout soup with rice,
Chinese restaurants with a long history, and other gourmet places are famous as well.
You will also find various parks like Eunpa Lake Park and Gogunsan Archipelago that
recently got connect to the mainland with the help of Saemangeum tide embankment.
You will make many precious memories by walking along the lower part of the Geum River.

Let’s walk along
Gunsan.

Jeonbuk Cheolligil in Gunsan Province consists of courses where you will see various sceneries of the beautiful Gunsan region. In Gubul 8-gil, you will see the Gogunsan Archipelago where there is a myth that Taoist fairies and gods visited. Gubul 4-gil and 5-gil let you feel the peaceful nature in the famous lake and park of Gunsan. In Gubul 6-1, there is the former downtown, which is the setting of the novel, “Takryu”.

One cannot possibly omit Gunsan when talking about Jeollabuk-do. A lot of people find the hidden story between the past and the present that coexist.

Let’s walk along Gunsan. Every step you make, you will make your own story.

Gubul 8-gil (Gogunsan)

Sea breeze blowing
from a beautiful island

Concept Coastal road
Length 10km
Time 3hrs 30mins
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Seonyu 1 Intersection Stop – Seonyudo Dock – Seonyudo Beach – Mangjubong – Seonyu3gu Village – Mongdol Beach – Solseom – Seonyudo Beach – Seonyu 1 Intersection Stop

Beautiful Scenery

Seonyudo named after beautiful Island. In 2017, a bridge connecting the islands of the Gogunsan Islands is completed, allowing you to face Seonyudo Island even closer.

The journey begins at the intersection of Seonyu 1 Intersection, the end of the bridge. After passing through Seonyudo, you will pass Seonyudo Beach, which is full of fashion. When you take off your shoes for a while, you meet the sandy beach of Seonyudo where you can tickle between the clear sea and the toes of the West Sea.

There are Mangjubong, Dongbong and Seobong.

Seonyudo passes the Mangbongbong Peak at the beginning of the North Island. In Mangjubong, there is a temple called Oryongmyo, with the legend that Scholar exiled to Seonyudo gave an example to the king every day. This place would have wished a big catch and safe voyage.

Walk along Mangjubong, you'll find the Seonyu3gu Village. Walk along Mangjubong, you'll find the Seonyu3gu Village. Beach Village is precious the water. It is unique that wells from place to place. Pass the village and walk along the coastal path where cool bamboo is welcomed on the left instead of Daebong Observatory. This is the way to Mongdol Beach.

You can see the red lighthouse praying behind Seonyu 3-gu port.

Mongdol Beach is located at the edge of Seonyudo North Island, over the shallow head of a narrow bay. On the beach, it is said to be called mongdol.

shining in the sun with black pebbles that are semi-finished with a length of about 100 meters instead of sand. Sol Island, which comes back 1.7km, has the most beautiful sunset on the West Sea. When you look at the sun setting between the pine trees in every season, the world's anxiety seems to disappear.

Beautiful Scenery

There is a long stretch of white sand beach in front of you. In the distance two small stone islands are connected by wooden bridges, and next to the Jangja-do and the Daejanng-do, the scene is outstanding.

Rushing waves and sea breezes are very cool and there are few fishing boats floating on the sea. Passing through the Seonyudo marina where the cruise ships enter and leave, you can't believe the freshness of the boat.

  • Recommendation

    On the weekends, there may be
    heavy traffic due to the many
    people who visit Gogunsan
    Archipelago. Try visiting the place
    during the weekdays to
    completely enjoy the island.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus no. 7, 83 at
    Gunsan Station Bus Stop
    Transfer from “Bieonghynag
    Bus Stop to Bus No.99
    > Get off at the Seonyudo 1
    intersection Bus stop

    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus at ‘Intercity Bus Terminal’ bus Stop No.7, 8 (in the direction of Kyungam crossroads),
    No.9 (Directed to
    Jangmi Bathhouse)
    Transfer from “Bieonghynag
    Bus Stop to Bus No.99
    > Get off at the Seonyudo 1 intersection bus stop

    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus at ‘Intercity
    Bus Terminal’ Bus Stop
    No.7, 8 (in the direction of Kyungam crossroads),
    No.9 (Directed to
    Jangmi Bathhouse)
    Transfer from “Bieonghynag
    Bus Stop to Bus No.99
    > Get off at the Seonyudo 1
    intersection Bus Stop

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 99-1 at
    ‘Intersection of Seonyyu Intersection’ Bus Stop
    Transfer from ‘Bieun 1 parking lot’ Bus Stop to No.83, 7
    > Get off at 'Gunsan Station' Stop

    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 99-1 at
    ‘Intersection of Seonyyu Intersection’ Bus Stop
    Transfer from ‘Bieun 1 parking lot’ Bus Stop to No.7, 8, 9
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'




    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 99-1 at ‘Intersection of Seonyyu Intersection’ bus Stop
    Transfer from ‘Bieun 1 parking lot’ Bus Stop to No.7, 8, 9
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'

  • Information Center & Representative

    Gogunsan Information Center
    063-453-4986

    Gunsan Municipal Office Tourism Promotion Division
    063-454-3303

Gubul 4-gil (Guseummoe)

The beautiful Lake
and the Mountain

Concept Lake Road
Length 9km
Time 3hrs 30mins
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Oksan Daesang Apartment - Forest Bath – Saogae - Wetland Observatory - Gunsan Lake (Oksan Reservoir)-Udong 2-gil Bus Stop

Giant Ecological Park,
Oksan Reservoir

Departing from the Oksan Daesang Apartment, it takes a round of the Oksan Reservoir and enters through the beautiful greenery. Nature that meets around the reservoir banks such as bamboo and king willow trees cleans the tiredness of walking. On the way up to Cheongam Mountain, you will pass through a cute willow and bamboo forest, and you will soon stand at the center of the five-way street in the forest.

At this time, instead of going to the top of Chengam Mountain, walk along the narrow towers to reach Saoga. Saogae was a small pass that went to the market. People in the surrounding villages used to cut numerous bamboos and sell them to fishers who made bamboo shoots.

It is a way to enjoy Cheongam Mountain along the banks of the reservoir.

Continue walking along the reservoir again. Passing through the well-established wetland observation center where eco-learning is possible, crossing the shallow and narrow pass, you can see the Udon 2-gil stop in the village. Lakes and mountains alone, the road is already perfect. However, the Gunsan Lake (Oksan Reservoir) is also called the Gunsan Reservoir, so you can refer to it when you walk the information board.

  • Recommendation

    The trail is nice to walk when
    flowers bloom and the green gets
    thicker in spring, summer and
    August. You can walk around the
    lake even without climbing the
    Cheongam mountain.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 3, 4, 1, 2, 7 at ‘Gunsan Station’ Bus Stop Transfer to 88 at ‘Jeilgo’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Oksan Daesang Apartment' Bus Stop

    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 88, 41, 42, 43(towards the Rose Bathhouse) at ‘Intercity Bus Terminal’ Bus Stop
    > For Bus No.88, Get off at 'Oksan Saesang Apartment' Bus Stop
    > For Bus No. 41, 42, 43,
    Get off at 'Oksan' stop 41, 42, 43 7-minute walk toward Oksan Daesang Apartment (459m)

    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 88, 41, 42, 43(towards the Rose Bathhouse) at ‘Intercity Bus Terminal’ Bus Stop
    > For Bus No.88, Get off at 'Oksan Saesang Apartment' Bus Stop
    > For Bus No. 41, 42, 43,
    Get off at 'Oksan' stop 41, 42, 43 7-minute walk toward Oksan Daesang Apartment (459m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 41, 42, 43 at
    ‘Udon 2-gil’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Gunsan Station' Stop



    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 41, 42, 43 at
    ‘Udon 2-gil’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Palma Plaza
    Terminal Bus Stop'






    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 41, 42, 43 at
    ‘Udon 2-gil’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Palma Plaza
    Terminal Bus Stop'

  • Information Center & Representative

    Gunsan Municipal Office Tourism Promotion Division
    063-454-3303

Gubul 5-gil (Moolbit-gil)

Good Enough to Walk

Concept Lake Road
Length 9km
Time 3hrs 30mins
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Eunpa Lake Park Management Office - Mulbit Square – Dokbang - Wetland Park - Canoe Training Center - Eunpa Lake Park Management Office

Meet a
Moolbit Bridge.

Gubul 5-gil starts from Eunpa Lake Park Management Office and returns to the park once again. It is a long walk since it is a comfortable walking park in the city with many restaurants and cafes nearby.

Most notable is the square bridge over the center of the lake. The lighting is beautiful at night and the structure itself is beautiful at daytime. At each end of the water bridge, there is a performance hall and a small park. In addition, the ecological nature that you can meet while walking leisurely on this road is outstanding.

Night view of Eunpa Lake Park

Spend a romantic time sitting next to the three wheels of lotus fields, giant hackberry and folk tales, along with a lush and lush pine forest.

You can walk about 9km of water path without any purpose to finish the course. The waterway melts in a cup of coffee to avoid heat, cold, or to rest for a while.

The lined cherry tree village road seems to have stayed the spring goddess.If you meet the spring waters in time, you will be lucky.

  • Recommendation

    Try the course in Spring when the
    cherry blossoms bloom and
    Summer. On hot days, try taking a
    walk in the evenings.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 at 'Gunsan Station' Stop
    > Get off at ‘Eunpa Lake Park’
    Bus Stop 6 min walk (397m) toward Eunpa Lake Park

    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47 at ‘Palma Plaza Terminal’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at ‘Eunpa Lake Park’
    Bus Stop 6 min walk (397 m) toward Eunpa Lake Park

    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47 at ‘Palma Plaza Terminal’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at ‘Eunpa Lake Park’
    Bus Stop 6 min walk (397 m) toward Eunpa Lake Park

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 at ‘Eunpa Lake Park Stop’ Bus Stop,
    > Get off at
    'Gunsan Station' Bus Stop


    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 41, 42, 46, 47 at
    ‘Eunpa Lake Park Stop’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at
    'Intercity Bus Terminal' Bus Stop

    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 41, 42, 46, 47 at
    ‘Eunpa Lake Park Stop’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at
    'Intercity Bus Terminal' Bus Stop

  • Information Center & Representative

    Gunsan Municipal Office Tourism Promotion Division
    063-454-3303

Gubul 6-1gil (Takryu-gil)

History of Joseon

Concept Coastal road
Length 3km
Time 3hrs 30mins
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Shenyang-dong Sunrise Park – Gaebok-dong Artist Street – Former Chosun Bank – Gunsan Modern History Museum

The road with Historical
and Cultural Values

TA more meaningful way to walk Takryu-gil from Shenyang-dong Sunrise Park is to know the plot of Chae Man-sik's feature novel Takryu. A short walk to the Gunsan Modern History Museum at Gunsan Harbor with Takryu on his side, the Gunsan Modern and Contemporary History is detailed.

If you climb the observation deck of Shenyang-dong Sunrise Park, you can see Geumgang Hagotduk on the right and Gaebok-dong slope below. Gaebok-dong slope is also called bean sprouts pass. It is said that the hills were filled with small houses of Koreans who lost their country like bean sprouts filled with bean sprouts.

Inside the Modern History Museum, you meet the old Gunsan street.

Go down the street and enter the streets of the artists.
It is an indispensable place for walking along the old traces of Gunsan.

The Gukdo Cinema Complex movie building remains during the Japanese colonial period, and you can feel the era of exploitation such as the (old) Chosun Bank and old customs.

These buildings were intended to show off the authority and dignity needed for colonial management. Along with the guide map that left the pain in the building,
it is designated as a modern industrial heritage and
art creation belt between Haemang-ro and Jinpo Maritime Museum.

Gunsan Modern History Museum, the end of the road, has all the stories that Gunsan wants to tell. There are also various experience spaces along with the exhibition hall,
so it is good to visit after a short journey to soothe your heart.

  • Recommendation

    Because the course is short, if you
    have more time, try visiting
    Hirotsu House or Donguk Temple.
    Both places can be visited on foot.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 3, 4, 1, 2, 7 at ‘Gunsan Station’ Bus Stop
    Transfer Bus No. 52, 53, 54
    to ‘Jochon-dong Intersection’
    Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Changsung Jugong Apartment' Bus Stop 6-minute walk toward 'Seonyang-dong Haedongi Park' (317m)

    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 52, 53, 54 at
    `Palma Plaza Terminal' Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Changsung Jugong Apartment' Bus Stop 6-minute walk toward 'Seonyang-dong Haedongi Park' (317m)

    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 52, 53, 54 at ‘Palma Plaza Terminal’ Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Changsung Jugong Apartment' 6-minute walk toward 'Seonyang-dong Haedongi Park' (317m)

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gunsan Station>
    Take Bus No. 17, 18, 19 at ‘Museum of Modern History’
    Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Gunsan Station' Stop






    <Gunsan Express Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 17, 18, 19 at ‘Museum of Modern History’
    Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'



    <Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal>
    Take Bus No. 17, 18, 19 at ‘Museum of Modern History’
    Bus Stop
    > Get off at 'Intercity Bus Terminal'

  • Information Center & Representative

    Gunsn Tourism Information Center
    063-446-5114

    Gunsan Municipal Office Tourism Promotion Division
    063-454-3303