- Located at the heart of Jeollabuk-do, Jeonju-si has long been celebrated as the home of taste and refinement." Marked off by the Noryeongsan Mountain range to the east and the ocean to the west, the heartland of Jeollabuk-do centers on Jeonju-si, known for a thousand years as an abundant supplier of agricultural, fishing, and forest products.
It also has served as the administrative, military, transport, commercial, and cultural center of the southwestern provinces. As the capital of the Later Baekje Kingdom and the birthplace of the Joseon Period, Jeonju has all the delightful antiquity of an ancient city where historical remains and famous spots are encountered at every turn.
- Jeonju-si Homepage
- Gunsan-si, whose harbor was opened in 1899, is being refurbished with a new port to meet the new century, and is rising to become the trade and commercial center on the west coast.
Gunsan-si has the advantage of being located at the shortest geographical distance from China, and its superior level of development as the hub of a transportation network running in all directions gives it the competitive edge to advance as a commercial city through the major industrial development projects of the 21st century, such as the formation of a Free Trade Zone, the development of the Greater Gunsan (Gunsan and Janghang) area, and the construction of a new harbor and railway.
- Gunsan-si Homepage
- Located in the northern part of the region, Iksan-si is the center of a transportation network extending in all directions, a spacious area through which the Geumgang River and Mangyeonggang River flow.
A prosperous city uniting urban and rural areas, it has ambitions as a tourist destination for the 21st century and is sustaining a steady pace of development.
- Iksan-si Homepage
- Jeongeup-si, whose name means "town of the well", is known for Naejangsan Mountain, the ancient poem Jeongeupsa, and the Donghak Peasant Revolution of the late 19th century. Its fertile land has supported agriculture since ancient times, and it has been home to a vibrant and flourishing artistic culture.
Naejangsan Mountain displays a panorama of autumn leaves to surpass your wildest imagination, turning the entire mountain red and giving rise to the saying, "red mountain, red water, red people." The beauty of autumn leaves of Naejangsan Mountain at the time of the Jeongeupsa Cultural Festival is renowned both at home and abroad.
- Jeongeup-si Homepage
- Owing to the geographical advantages of Namwon-si, this city has played its role as a cultural, economic, and political center since ancient times, so that it has bloomed its own culture abundant and rich in tastes, beauties (flavors, chics), and sounds. This attraction is full of spectacles including beautiful Jirisan Mountain landscapes and historic heritage sites encountering you wherever you walk around.
This site feels pleasant, joyful, and fun whenever and wherever you visit, due to entertainments or enjoyments affluent in year-round festivals, Chunhayng’ and Heungbu’ stories, and Pansori. Namwon is filled with love and energy.
- Namwon-si Homepage
- Gimje-si, in which you can observe a horizon uniquely in our country, is proud of its vast area with ranging 30km from east to west and 60km from south to north, which accounts for 1/3 of Jeollabuk-do and is three times as large as Seoul-si, so that it leads to the greatest granary or breadbasket in our country. <Dongguk Yeoji Seungram> calls the plain of Gimje region as Daepyeong or the Gimje Mangyeong Plain, which means a wide and great field. Even within the Honam plains, the Gimje Mangyeong Field is not especially blocked and so is widely opened to reveal its horizon, that is, the impressive and dramatic spectacles of Nature, where the extentive plain and the high sky encounter uniquely in our country to be called the Home of a Horizon, Gimje. Visiting Gimje-si will provide you with a new joy and an unforgettable reminiscence beyond your highest expectations.
- Gimje-si Homepage
- Wanju is geographically located at the center of Jeollabuk-do, and so surrounds Jeonju-si, and then is bordered by Jinan-gun on the east, by Gimje-si on the west. by Imsil-gun and Jeongeup-si on the south, and by Iksan-si, Nonsan-si in Chungnam, and Geumsan-gun on the north. It is possible to enter Seoul Metropolitan area within two hours from Wanju, which is the hub of transportation and logistics because the five lines of expressways pass through Wanju.
In addition, Wanju is the center of local foods, which produces stable incomes and provides safe foods and so forms the reliable relationship between producers and consumers and then leads regional and local economic development, as well as is the center of Jeonbuk economy promoting high-tech industries including carbon industry, automobile and machinery industry, and components and materials indystry.
Wanju-gun enables you to have a dynamic day by diversely experiencing beautiful natural landscapes including Daedunsan Mountain and Moaksan Mountain, and historic cultural heritage including Songgwangsa Temple and Hwaeomsa Temple, and healing tourism including all sorts of rural village experiences, Sanggwan Hinoki Cypress Forest, and Samrye Culture Art Village. In particular, Wild Food Festival, a Wanju’s representative festival, is composed of pristine Wanju’s fresh local foods and residents’ efforts to be characteristic of diverse things to see and things to experience, and differentiated things to eat, which have been prepared directly by local residents.
- Wanju-gun Homepage
- Famous as the "sacred peak" or the "center-piece" of the southwestern provinces, the mysterious Maisan Mountain forms the watershed of the Geumgang River and Seomjingang River in Jinan-gun, where kind-hearted people thrive on the nation's granary land.
The high-altitude land is well suited to the cultivation of Jinan's special products: ginseng, deodeok(lanceolate) root, shiitake mushrooms, black pigs, and delicious top-grade hot peppers.
- Jinan-gun Homepage
- Muju-gun is a pristine land of clear water, clean air, and lush forests, where nature coexists with a long history and a vibrant contemporary culture. Boasting the largest leisure complex in the country, Muju Deogyusan Resort, and Deogyusan National Park with its breathtaking scenery, Muju-gun is a year-round tourist destination as popular for skiing as for summer vacationing, where 3 million visitors flock each year.
- Muju-gun Homepage
- 500m above sea level, the high, clean land of Jangsu-gun is scattered with lofty peaks over 1000m such as Palgongsan Mountain and Jangansan Mountain, the towers of the southwestern provinces and among the eight major peaks of the Korean mountain spine. Luxuriant forests surround the Deoksan Mountain
Valley, Banghwadong Family Resort, and Waryong Woodland, and clear water flows year-round like a mineral spring.
- Jangsu-gun Homepage
- According to legend, immortals and fairies came to Imsil's Saseondae Cliff to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. With the crystalline Okjeongho Lake famous for its clear water, Imsil-gun is a place of mountains, streams, and ample berries, where the air is clean, the people are warm-hearted, and the living is pleasant.
Also a major producer of red peppers, pears, and peaches, Imsil-gun preserves a unique cultural and artistic life in such forms as the Fall Cultural Festival, Uigyeon(Loyal Dog) Festival, and Pilbong Farmers' Percussion Music.
- Imsil-gun Homepage
- Famous for the traditional hot-pepper paste, Sunchang-gun is located at the center of the southwestern provinces, a land of clear mineral springs and superb scenery that has produced many noted scholars and sages over the centuries. It is a pleasant rural county populated by generous-hearted people.
Sunchang-gun is blessed with outstanding natural features including Gangcheonsan Mountain, known as the "Diamond Mountains" of the southwest, Hoemunsan Mountain, the site of an ideological confrontation between North and South, and the clear, clean waters of the Seomjingang River
- Sunchang-gun Homepage
- Gochangeupseong Fortress, or the Town Fortress of Gochang, was constructed as a natural stone fortress in the first year of Joseon King Danjong(1453) with Jeollado residents’ wisdom of ‘Better safe than sorry’ in order to prevent Japanese raiders’ invasion. This fortress, called Moyangseong Fortress, was linked with Ipamsanseong Fortress in Najujingwan to play ths role of an advanced base in defending Honam inland, so that it is conserved as the cultural heritage related to national defense for saving the nation in a great crisis as it has been in progress of restoration since 1976 as it was.
- Gochang-gun Homepage
- The natural scenery of Buan-gun is extraordinary, and the county possesses many national treasures, including Byeonsan Peninsula National Park.
The famous scenic spot of Byeonsan Peninsula National Park, one of the ten natural wonders of Korea, has been known since ancient times by the names Neunggasan Mountain, Yeongjusan Mountain, Bongaesan Mountain, and finally Byeonsan Mountain. Creating a beautiful harmony of mountains, ocean, and fertile plains, it is a place where lovely natural scenery greets you every time, and the home of a brilliant flowering of culture from the Goryeo Period from over 600 years ago, when it was a production site for the famous Goryeo celadon.