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Guide to Jeollanam, Korea

Introducing Jeollanam-do

Deogyusan Ski Resort

Photo by Jimmy McIntyre

Jeollanam-do sits at the southwestern corner of the country. It's Korea's least developed province and boasts an impressive coastline, abundant shimmering rice fields and a disposition that feels laid back and authentic. The coastline looks out over some 2,000 islands, several of which are connected to the mainland by bridges. Jeollanam-do has the warmest weather in Korea and is famous for its' agricultural products and seafood.


Dadohae Haesang National Park

A beautiful Marine Archipelago made up of over 1,700 islands and islets, Dadohae Haesang is a great place to escape the madding crowds!


Perched on the southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula, Mokpo is a bright, breezy port city with excellent seafood. A ferry service to Jeju-do is available from the city. The peaks of Yudal mountain, rising from the center of the old downtown, add to Mokpo's charm.


Photo by Jimmy McIntyre

Major cities

  • Mokpo (pop. 260,000)
  • Yeosu (pop. 269,937)
  • Suncheon (pop. 250,000)
  • Gwangyang (pop. 138,012)
  • Naju (pop. 42,459)

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