Jinan Region Introduction
Jinan is a land of life that embraces the most energetic Mt. Mai and Yongdam Lake, which is the source of the water of life in Jeollabuk-do. Jinan is rich in clean highland food and is a hopeful city where people and nature merge and prepare for the future.
This mountain was named because its erect peaks resemble horse’s ears. Mt. Mai also has different names with each season. The two towering peaks resemble masts of a ship floating on the sea, and it is called Mast Peak in the Spring. It looks like a dragon's horn combined with green forests and rocks, so it is called Yonggakbong in the Summer. In the Autumn, the leaves and rocks resemble horse’s ears, so it is called Maibong. Finally, in the Winter, it is called Munpilbong because the peaks rising above the white snow resemble brushes with ink. In addition, there is an inverse icicle phenomenon in which icicles rise into the sky when purified water is floating in the Winter, which is a mysterious phenomenon unique to Maisan, and is difficult to find elsewhere.
address : Dongchon-ri, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeonbuk
Yongdam Family Theme Park
The Yongdam Family Theme Park was built for residents and tourists to enjoy leisure and rest. It is equipped with sculptures, fountains, real streams, a general playground and an observatory. For each time of the sundial, there is a Zodiac Sign, called Ja, Chuk, In, Myo, Jin, Sa, Oh, Mi, Shin, Yu, Sul and Hae. The symbolic meaning of each sculpture is also written here. Around mid-April, you can see flower grass in full bloom at the Yongdam Family Theme Park. There are pavilions in several places, so you can have places to relax.
address : Songpung-ri, Yongdam-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeonbuk
Unilam Banilam (Un-il Rock and Ban-il Rock)
Unilam Banilam is a place encompassing the mysterious harmony of the mountain waters of Mt. Oksucheong with strange rocky cliffs. The Jujacheon Valley, which stretches about 5km between Myeongdeokbong(845.5m) and Myeongdobong(863m) in the northeast of Mt. Unjang, is called Unilam Banilam. About 70 years ago, there were no roads by the cliff; and only the sky, stones, trees and clouds existed, so it was called Unilam. It is also a deep valley, where you can only see the sunlight for half a day, so it is called Banilam. There are strangely shaped rocks like Yongsobawi, Jokduribawi, Cheonryeopbaw, and Daebulbawi. The clear and cool Naengcheon water from the mountain flows in between the rocks, creating large and small waterfalls and therefore balances in a natural harmony.
address : Daebul-ri, Jucheon-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeonbuk
Meta Sequoia Road
It is the road where Audi Korea CF was filmed, ski players such as Ha Jung-woo rode bikes with coach Seong Dong-il in the movie
, and Cheon Ho-jin walked while reminiscent of the past in the drama . Furthermore, it is the place where Park Yoo-cheon and Yun Eun-hye joined hands for an eye-catching date in the drama , and netizens say it was the most beautiful scene in that drama. The road is only 1.6km, yet has a strange charm. If the most beautiful road in Jinan is to be picked, this would be the place. You can easily find photographers who stop their car to take pictures.
address : 69-15 Sedong-ri, Bugwi-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeonbuk
Source : Culture and Tourism Departments
Tourist Course Introduction (two days trip)
It is the mountain across Maryeong-myeon and Jinan-eup, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do. It is located on Jinan plateau area consisting of plateau toward southwest of about 10~20㎞ crossing between Noryeong Mountains and Sobaek Mountains. Maisan is composed of two large peaks. According to [Sinjeungdonggukyeojiseungnam], it was called Yongchulbong peak because two peaks rose highly. Southern part was called father and Western part was called mother. In the Silla era, it was called Seodasan Mountain. In Joseon dynasty era, King Taejong was going south, so it was named Maisan which was same with ear of horse. Now the east is called Sumaisan(680m) and the West is called Ammaisan(686m).
Jinan Red Ginseng Spa
Jinan Red Ginseng Spa is a high quality resort and Korea's unique spa therapy facility using Jinan's red ginseng and yin-yang & five elements of oriental program. The five elements program consist of dry, aqua, semi-dry, steam and bubble programs. Jinan Red Ginseng Spa is the country's first health improvement-oriented spa which adopts red ginseng and yin-yang & five elements program. Unlike other spas in Korea, various health related facilities and programs are operated systematically and comprehensively, allowing your body and mind to truly relax and become healthier.
Jinan History Museum
The Jinan history museum is the opening space finding the new in the culture and communicating through the history as well as using both internally and externally to prevent and display disappearing life of the area submerged due to Yongdam multipurpose dam's construction through excavated relics and collect, keep, display and research the data about the history and culture of the region at the same time.
Jinan Red Ginseng Research Institute
Jinan is Korea's largest ginseng production area. The saponin content, the core property of ginseng, is very high in Jinan ginseng, and due to the high temperature range of the highlands, crunchy texture, high quality taste and fragrance are its characteristics. Jinan has a ginseng cultivation area which occupy 10% of the nation's total ginseng cultivation farmland, which is half of the number of ginseng farms in Korea, and 38% of the area's economy comes from the ginseng industry, which is Jinan's core industry. Researcher are currently conducting R&D through the nation's largest red ginseng herb research infrastructure, in order for the red ginseng industry to develop into a worldwide ginseng mecca and for Jinan red ginseng to become an internationally acclaimed quality product. If you visit Jinan, please stop by at the Jinan Red Ginseng Research Institute.
Representative Food Introduction
“Elasticity and softness all at once!” Azure is a piglet that was in the stomach of a mother pig, and it was steamed with medicinal herbs and eaten as medicine. But now, piglets 1 or 2 months old are caught and cooked. It has a chewy texture, so you can eat everything, including the skin, flesh and bones. It has the most delicious meat and nutritional value. Alike chicken, it has no gamey smell, and is also extremely elastic and soft in texture.Go to Related Restaurants