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Gijang's 8 Attractions


  • SPOTDareumsan, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun
  • Dareumsan, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun photo
  • Dareumsan is the noted towering mountain in the middle of Gijang-gun and the first scenic site on the list of Gijang's eight attractions. The origin of Dareumsan is Wonjeoksan (now Cheonseongsan) with its gigantic rocks on the summit looking down like an eagle.


  • SPOTJukdo, Yeonhwa-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
  • Jukdo, Yeonhwa-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun photo
  • Jukdo is a small island off the village of Yeonhwa-ri, Gijang-eup. It is the only island in in Gijang, so it has been well known as one of the eight scenic sites since olden times. Its name originates not from its shape but from the bamboos.

Ilgwang Beach

  • SPOTIlgwang Beach, Samseong-ri, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun
  • Ilgwang Beach, Samseong-ri, Ilgwang-myeon, Gijang-gun photo
  • This beach is located in Samseong-ri, Ilgwang-myeon. The sand spreads out like a crescent from the place where icheongang and Icheonpo meet to the fishing area of Hakri. It has an in-one-glance view with a cozy look, different from other beaches of which both ends of the horizon are too big to be captured in one look.

Jangansa Gyegok

  • SPOTBulgwangsan, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun
  • Bulgwangsan, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun photo
  • Leading from Jangansa Temple, the left side of Bulgwangsan has a valley that is more enjoyable than the mountain path. The valley has crystal-clear icy water where marsh snails that only live in clean water swim closely together with red-bellied frogs, crawfish, pale chubs and other various living creatures.

Hongyeon Pokpo (Hongyeon falls)

  • SPOTUngcheon-ri, Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun
  • Ungcheon-ri, Cheolma-myeon, Gijang-gun
  • The falls are found in the upper Ungcheon River, Ungcheon-ri, Cheolma-myeon. Hongyeon is located in the valley between Geomunsan and Ongnyeobong and right above it is Hongyeon Pokpo (Hongyeon falls), one of eight attractions of Chaseong. It is also called Mujigae pokpo because the spray of the water diverts the clear sunlight to a seven-colored rainbow.


  • SPOTSan 47, Maehak-ri, Jeonggwan-myeon, Gijang-gun
  • San 47, Maehak-ri, Jeonggwan-myeon, Gijang-gun photo
  • Sohakdae is a gigantic cliff towering like a folding screen on Baegunsan of Maehak-ri, Jeonggwan-myeon and is also known as Maebau (big rocky hills). The name originates from the story that tells how, once upon a time, cranes built their nests on the broad face of Maebau.


  • SPOT413, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
  • 413, Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun photo
  • Sirangdae is the rocks located in Sirang-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, which has been a favoured tourist attraction since olden times. Sirang-ri is a coastal village with the sea to the east. It is near the seashore with the plain spreading out to the west.

Imnang Beach

  • SPOTImnang-ri, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun
  • Imnang-ri, Jangan-eup, Gijang-gun photo
  • This is one of the two beaches in Gijang. The name Imnang comes from the combination of the second syllable of each two words used by the locals: songlim (beautiful pine forests) and parang (silver-colored waves under the moonlight).