Imsil-gun Cheolligil

Imsil-gun which is located in the center of Jeollabuk-do

Imsil-gun which is located in the center of Jeollabuk-do used to be called as Inghil-gun during the Baekje era, and in AD 759, the 16th year of reign of King Gyeongdeok of Silla, its name changed into Imsil-gun.  

As you can see from its name, it is a mountainous region with abundant fruits and it had a lot of forest resources from a long time ago. Perhaps this is why you may feel that this place is really fresh and clean when you walk around Imsil-gun.

There is a valley, Hwanheedam which got its name from Taejo Wanggeon when he was 17, because he got a revelation from the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy while praying in Sangyiam and got excited. As such, there are many historical stories all around the place, and also has magnificent views.

Imsil-gun has tourism resources that are different from other regions,
such as the Okjeong Lake which is an artificial lake.

 The scenery of  Okjeong Lake and the mountains is breathtaking.
The mountains that can be seen through the mist in the morning is picturesque.

Try walking on the Jeonbuk Cheolligil path in Imsil-gun.

The Imsil-gun section in Jeonbuk Cheolligil is a course where you can enjoy the romantic Seomjin River which is one of the famous rivers in Jeolla-do, and also see the Okjeong lake and the surrounding views.

The hikers can enjoy the sceneries in Okjeong lake including the Guksabong, Bung-eo island and Okjeong lake Masil-gil. The Okjeong lake’s Mulangae-gil is a course where the Okjeong lake can be seen in more depth, where you can fully enjoy the masterpieces made by the mountains and the lake.

Seomjin River Path is a trail where you can find the poetic spirit in you while you walk around the village on the upper side of the river, thus it is known as the course of humanities.

If you want to get inspired through hiking, try walking on the Jeonbuk Cheolligil path in Imsil-gun.

Through the poetic sceneries made by the mountains and the lake, you will be able to become an artist and a poet with the help of fresh breezes.

Okjeong lake Masil-gil

Like a dream, the lake and pine incense

Concept Lake Road
Length 7km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Difficulty Easy
Main Course Okjeongho Parking Lot-Okjeongho Observation Deck-Yosan Park-Mangyang Pagoda-Yangyojeong-Ipsuk Village-Eoridong Stop

Okjeongho Masil-Gil is a charming section where the view of Okjeongho and the pine forest are combined. Exit the Okjeongho Parking Lot and walk downhill along the road. At this point, you will reach the Observation Deck, and follow the Okjeongho Water Fog Road sign next to it.

Okjeongho. The water fog covering the Bungeo island is being removed.

Soon it is Bungeo island. If you come early in the morning or on a rainy day, Bungeo island is a good place for water birds to spur the surface of the water and admire the soft water fog. Walking along a gentle curve, this section is romantic along the pine trees.

As you walk, you will see a unique hill that stretches toward the center of Okjeongho Lake in front of Yosan Park. Stop here for a while and drink the wind blown by Okjeongho. The journey continues to the Tower of Manghyang. I am grateful to meet this scenery in front of Manghyang Pagoda, which contains the name of the head of the submerged village.

Inza likes mountains and Jija likes water, but I like both.

'Yangyo-jeong', which is followed, is the gazebo that 'Choi Eungsook', who fled with her ancestors at the time of war, came down and lived.
"Factor likes mountains and Jija likes water," but Choi Eungsook is named 'Yangyo-Jeong' because they both love it. You can see the ancestral escort matrix of the ancestors in the wall picture.

Masil-Gil divided into two branches

If you turn the peninsula and cross the narrow neck road into the 'IpSeok Village', the road is divided into two. One side slowly climbs up the mountain along the back of the village, and the other side walks up the wooden deck along Okjeong Lake and climbs up the mountain. The difficulty is more difficult in the latter, but you can walk remarkably along the reed groves and rock formations around the Okjeongho lake.

Climb to the top and walk along the ridge.

Climb the mountain at an altitude of about 300 meters along the beautiful trees. Okjeongho Masil-Gil is the most breathable section, but the pain is for a while, and if you step on the summit through the luxury hiking trail full of the fragrance of pine forest, the scenery created by the mountains of Guksabong area gives a reward.

It follows the ridge and goes down to 'Eori-dong Village'. At the Eori-dong stop, the journey ends as if it is a dream of pine needles in the water mist.

  • Recommendation

    You can connect the course with
    Okjeong Lake Mulangae-gil.
    The misty scenery in early
    mornings should be
    seen at least once.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gangjin Public Bus Terminal>
    Rural bus boarding for
    Haeunam (Makeun Dam, Sangwoonam)
    > Get off at the standing station
    20-minute walk (1.5km) toward
    Guksabong Observatory

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gangjin Public Bus Terminal>
    'Eori-dong' Stop
    Rural bus boarding for
    Haeunam (Makeun Dam, Sangwoonam)
    > Get off at Gangjin Public
    Bus Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Imsil-gun Office Environmental Protection Division
    063-640-2951

Okjeong lake Mulangae-gil

Early morning shine through

Concept Lake Road
Length 12km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Difficulty Hard
Main Course Dungi Station-Yukmojeong-Unamjeong-Mojjigol-Yongdong Village-Nae Ma Village-Yongun Stop

Quiet and huge mysterious lake

Okjeongho Water Mist Road departs from the 'Dungi Bus Stop' in Maam-ri, passes through the nature hut, goes up the Seomjin River in the direction of Yongun-ri, and travels 12km north of the lake. Although the streets are awful, the slope of the mountain is steep, and once you enter, it is hard to find a place to sell snacks and meals.

The journey is close to Okjeongho. Start your journey as early as possible. Water Mist The most beautiful and mysterious view of the lake through the foggy water fog that rises from the morning's water surface. As you walk, the water fog will slowly roll off and the surface will shine.

Overwhelmed by the huge size and fascinated by the quiet scenery

If you touch 'Yokmojeong', you can see Okjeongho more widely. Looking out over the lake, you will be overwhelmed by the enormous size and fascinated by the tranquil scenery. Next, stop by Unamjeong, take a breath, and walk toward Motjigol.
At this time, the walk along the mountain has a secluded rural area and a green tea field. This landscape, combined with the cool breeze, will make a good stage for you to look back on yourself.

It is Nama Village pass through Yongdong Village. In 'Nama Village', you can see strange rock formations rising above the water at the end of Bungeo Island. Soon you will arrive at Yongun Bus Stop' The body is back, but the spirit occupied by Ok Jung-ho's calm sleep cannot come back easily. You may walk in conjunction with Okjeongho Masil Gil.

  • Recommendation

    You can connect this course
    with Okjeon lake Masil-gil
    in Jeonbuk Cheolli-gil.

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gangjin Public Bus Terminal>
    Rural bus boarding for
    Haeunam (Makeun Dam, Sangwoonam)
    > Get off at Dunki Stop

    <Jeonju 'Songcheon-dong Terminal' Stop>
    Board 974 (Haeunam)
    > Get off at the 'Makeun Dam' Stop
    15-minute walk (1.0km) towards Dunki Stop

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gangjin Public Bus Terminal>
    'Yongun Entrance' Stop
    Rural Bus to Haeunam
    (Makeun Dam, Sangwoonam)
    > Get off at Gangjin Public Bus Terminal

    <Jeonju 'Songcheon-dong Terminal' Stop>
    'Yongun Entrance' Stop
    Rural Bus boarding for Haeunam
    (Makeun Dam, Sangwoonam)
    Transfer to Bus No. 974 at 'Makeun Dam'
    > Get off at 'Songcheon-dong Terminal' Stop

  • Information Center & Representative

    Imsil-gun Office Environmental Protection Division
    063-640-2951

Seomjingang-gil

City flows in every landscape

Concept Riverside Road
Length 11km
Time 4 hrs
Difficulty Normal
Main Course Mulwo Silver hall - Wolpajeong-Jinmoe Village-Cheondam Village – Gudam Village Hall

A verse that follows

The village is called a water cage because it is near the river and worrying about water. So he begins his journey in Mulwo Silver hall, looking around the Dangsan tree, which has always been a festival.

In front of it is 'Wolpajeong'. Wolpajeong was built in 1927 to honor the ancestors of Miryang Park, who lived in the water cage. Passing the Jamsu Bridge' to the bank on the other side is 'Sumjin River Bike Path'.

When you walk along Seomjin River, you realize that walking is itself a rest.

If you walked about 3km or so, Kim Yong-taek, the poet of Seomjin River, grew up. After a passage of poetry, he looks around the memorial park and leaves the village. Walk 2.5km further to see a sperm and a rocky cliff reaching the bottom of the river. Black rocks suddenly rise above the surface of the water and towering mountain trunks on both sides admire what you have never seen before.

Arriving at 'Chundam Village' and 'Gudam Village' is about 3km from Seomjin River Road. From light pink to dark blue, colorful water and Jicheon plum blossoms come to an oriental painting. If the time is right, you can see red plum blossoms and blue plum blossoms in bloom. The Gudam Village Hall in Gudam Village, which is also famous as the filming location of the movie 'Beautiful Days', concludes my days of taking in the beautiful scenery of Seomjin River.

  • Recommendation

    You can enjoy the course more
    through the program, ‘Enjoying
    Humanities with the Seomjin River
    poet’, hosted by Imsil-gun.
    This year, the theme will be
    ‘Enjoying Humanities with the
    poet, Kim Yongtaek.’  

  • Bus Terminal & Train Station
    → Start Point

    <Gangjin Public Bus Terminal>
    Boarding for Rural Bus (Sunchang)
    > Get off at the 'Mulwoo' Stop
    10-minutes walk to Mulwoo Village (5 ~ 900m)

    'Mulwoo Stop'
    * Stops with the same name
    2 stops at 400m intervals

  • Last Stop →
    Bus Terminal & Train Station

    <Gangjin Public Bus Terminal>
    Gudam Village Stop
    Boarding for Rural Bus (Gangjin)
    > Get off at Gangjin Public Bus Terminal

  • Information Center & Representative

    Imsil-gun Office Culture and Tourism Cheese Division
    063-640-2341

    Imsil-gun Office Environmental Protection Division
    063-640-2951