21 Pictures that Prove Jeollanam-do is the Most Underrated Region of South Korea

Damyang's Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Damyang's Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Photo of Mimsie Ladner
3 May 2017

Situated in the southwestern corner of South Korea, Jeollanam-do is the country’s greenest and least developed province. Blanketed in rolling hills and towering mountains, and bordered by a coastline of thousands of charming islands, the area is famous for its gorgeous landscapes, fresh seafood, and traditional festivals. We think Jeollanam-do is by far the nation’s most underrated region; find out why in the photos below.

A soft symphony of light plays across the skies as sun sets over Yeosu’s Jasan Park | © travel oriented / Flickr
The Big-O at Yeosu Expo Park during the World Expo 2014 | © travel oriented / Flickr
Hanhwa Aqua Planet Yeosu | © Aiena Zahira Daim / Flickr
Yeosu is widely known for its delicious seafood, including gejang, raw crab in soy sauce | © LWYang / Flickr
Almost one third of Korea’s tea farmland is located in Boseong and nearly half of all green tea production in Korea comes from the area | © Craig Rohn / Flickr
Yeongchon Reservoir near the Boseong tea fields | © Craig Rohn / Flickr
Boseong’s verdant green tea fields | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Suncheon awakens with color at the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo | © Jaewoong Choi
Suncheon Bay, the ecological capital of Korea | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Songgwangsa Temple in Suncheon | © Heui Jong Kim / Flickr
Songgwangsa Temple during Buddha’s Birthday | © Heui Jong Kim / Flickr
Damyang’s Juknokwon (Bamboo Garden) | © Jordi Sanchez Teruel / Flickr
Geumseongsanseong Fortress near Damyang | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Winter in Damyang | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Damyang is known for its galbi, or succulent barbecued ribs | © Yun Seon Hong / Flickr
Damyang’s Soswaewon Garden dates back to the Joseon Dynasty | © Yeongcheol Lee / Flickr
Cheongsando Island near Wando | © Wando County Office / Wikipedia
The sun sets over Cheongsando Island | © Dadae Choi / Flickr
Yi Sun-shin Bridge in Gwangyang | © Heui Jong Kim / Flickr
Jeungdo Island was designated Asia’s first Slow City | © KoreaNet / Wikimedia
Jeungdo, near Mokpo, is not only home to Korea’s largest salt farm but also boasts some of its most unpolluted natural scenery | © KoreaNet / Wikimedia

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