Check out the amazing and gorgeous attractions in Buan in the Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla) province of South Korea to make your trip worthwhile.
Buan county is situated in the North Jeolla Province of South Korea. It has the cities Jeongeup and Gimje and Gochang country as its neighbors. The Yellow Sea forms its western border. The entire county is segmented into 503-ri, 1-eup and 12-myeon.
Sadly, Buan, which was once home to the famed poet Yi Mae-chang, has witnessed people, especially young folks migrating to bigger cities for more opportunities and a better lifestyle over the past few years, as with most rural communities in Southern parts of Korea. The county is expanding in terms of tourism, though, thanks to the scenic beauty.
Buan has a lot of attractions in store for its visitors from beautiful beaches to enchanting temples. Here are the top 5 destinations you should not miss when in Buan.’
If you are never bored of nature’s wonderful creations, you should definitely visit Chaeseokgang Cliff. Through years of work, the sea has layered the numerous strata of rocks.
In certain sections, the already genius stratification work by nature goes a notch higher due to the intriguing structures of different shapes and sizes. These distinctive rocky formations, combined with the stiff cliffs and the scenic blue water, make the place a spectacular sight. Do not get surprised if you get the impression of having landed on some undiscovered planet.
Accessibility-wise, walking is not too hard. Just watch out not to trip or fall in some areas. However, it could be a little challenging for young children and older persons who have difficulty moving.
Jiksopokpo Waterfall is a stunning water scene and is a must-visit place in Buan. Water pouring from a height of 30 meters with a thundering roar is a thrilling experience. If you want to see the beauty of the waterfall at its best, you may visit it during the rainy season. The green trees, together with the crystal clear water, look majestic.
If you are slightly worried about hiking to the place on a rainy day due to the possibility of mud and slippery spots, you may also visit it during the fall. The autumn-painted leaves of the surrounding trees with their reflections on the water are equally breathtaking to watch.
Located near the Chaeseokgang geological site, Gyeokpo beach is also called Chaeseokgang Beach. This is one of the most popular beaches and attractions of Buan not just because of its proximity to the geological wonder but also because it is a beautiful standalone destination.
The waves are not too rough, so vacationers can easily plunge into the soothing water wearing their favorite swimwear and engage in different water activities. The surrounding landscape is equally fascinating, and you won’t mind strolling around for several hours. The creamy white sand encircled by the lush greenery from the pine forest is very photogenic.
However, we advise you to stay for the sunset while you’re here. If the sky is clear, the range of colors creates a spectacular scene during that time.
This ancient Buddhist temple is another one of the popular attractions in Buan. It was originally established by Buddhist Monk Hye-Gu in 633 but was given a new life under Monk Cheong-Min in 1633 without diminishing its original charm. The bronze bell in the Beomjonggak with carvings of Buddha is an architectural marvel.
The Daeungbojeon Hall was, however, a recent addition and held the status of national treasure no 291. It is extremely elegant, with fascinating displays of varied colors and designs and boosts the overall visual serenity of the temple.
The 1000-year-aged Dangsan tree is another major attraction here. You can’t stop gazing at this grand, timeless beauty.
This Ecological Park, situated at the southern edge of Buan, is a great area to go for a stroll any time of year. It is a place for everyone who wishes to capture images of the marshy lands and take in the peacefulness of the entire park. If you are a professional photographer, do not miss the autumn sunsets here. The setting sky through the lush reeds provides the most stunning vista.
Families can plan for a picnic here, while adventurous-minded souls can enjoy the day-long trek and camp the night here.
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