Jeonju Hanok Village
Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are over 800 traditional Korean 'hanok' houses. While the rest of city has been industrialized, Hanok Maeul retains its historical charms and traditions.
Another trait of Hanok is that all the houses are heated with the ondol system, a unique sub-flooring heating system. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the floor, it needs to remain heated. A part of Hanok has been set aside so that tourists can experience traditional Korean life, called Hanok Life Experience Hall. You can experience the warm floor first-hand. An advantage of this system is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Seonunsa Buddhist Temple
Seonunsa Temple is the perfect place to calm your mind and to rest your body, engaging in daily monastic activities. Seonunsa is a well-known temple for its beautiful scenery and its large number of historic relics.
The temple also has a good reputation for its temple stay program. Temple Stay in Seonunsa will be a unique experience for you to learn about Buddhism, its life style, rituals and spirituality. It provides refuge from the city life, as well as time and space for meditation and healing. .
This can be a meaningful time to take a look at your inner-self based on Buddha’s teachings; searching for your true self, living in harmony with other people and becoming one with nature.
Byeonsanbando National park
Byeonsanbando National Park is a 35km stretch encompassing five townships along the coast. Designated as a national park in 1988, it is the only national park in the country that has both a seashore and mountainside. The park is divided into two large sections: the shore area, called Oebyeonsan (Outer Mt. Byeonsan), and an inland area called Naebyeonsan (Inner Mt. Byeonsan). Chaeseokgang Cliffs and Byeonsan Beach are the main tourist attractions of Oebyeonsan.
Gogunsan Island District
Gogunsan Island District is located 50 kilometers to the southwest of Gunsan. The district of islands makes for such a breathtaking scene that it is affectionately known as the ‘Star Above the Lake.’ Sinsido, one of the most beautiful islands in the district, is located at the center of the Saemangeum Sea Dike connecting Gunsan and Buan.
Mt. Maisan gives off an odd, mysterious vibe, from the mountain itself to its primary Buddhist temple, where a lay hermit spent decades building over 100 stone towers. Admittedly, Mt. Maisan-now the centerpiece of Maisan Provincial Park-is not the easiest place to get to. The awe-inspiring beauty of this most unusual mountain and the mystery that surrounds it make the trip worth the time and effort, however. And by way of compensation, the mountain is also home to one of Korea’s top spas-the perfect place to soak away any aches and pains from the trek.
Naejangsan is a famous mountain in the Jeolla-do province, and the best mountain in Korea for viewing autumn’s crimson leaves. The park is 76,032 sq. km. in size. The name Naejang means 'many secrets' in the mountain. Because of the bright crimson leaves that blanket Naejangsan Mountain’s fall scenery, the mountain is also referred to as "Geumgangsan of Honam."
The Park is beautiful not only in the fall, but also in the spring when the azaleas and cherry blossoms bloom, in the summer when the green mountain turns greener, and the winter when the rock cliffs cover themselves with snow. All throughout the year, different kinds of wild flowers bloom here.
Saemangeum Sea Dike
Saemangeum Sea Dike is 33.9km long, certified by the World Guinness Records as the longest man-made sea barrier in the world in August 2010. It was a feat achieved by just domestic technology. The Sea Dike is located on the west coast of Korea, more specifically, along the coast of Gunsan, Gimjae and Buan.
Buan Cine Theme Park
Buan Cine Theme Park is a large film production complex. The park is comprised of two main sections: a folk village (89,696 m²) and an indoor studio called Sunset Village (58,704m²). Inside the folk village, Korea’s representative royal palace (Gyeongbokgung Palace) has been recreated along with traditional houses of the noble class, village schools, traditional streets, a pond, a fortress, and more. The park became famous after serving as the main filming location for popular Korean movies “The King and The Clown” (2005), “Hwang Jin-yi” (2007), and “The Sword With No Name” (2009).