This route offers a sweeping view of the South Coast, covering Gyeongsangnam-do and Jeollanam-do. Visitors are introduced to breathtaking coastal views, huge tidal flats, the gorgeous sea, and pure nature at its best.
Despite being near the sea, the village does not display a single boat. Near coastal cliffs, the village has developed terrace rice paddies on a stiff hill. Along the paddies are walkway decks and an observatory. Other attractions include Amsubawi (Rock), Bapmudeom (Tomb), Rainbow Bridge, and Mongdol Beach.
At the end of Daraengi Village is Sigol Halmae Yujaip Makgeolli, a restaurant known for delicious Haemul-doenjang-jjigae (soybean paste stew with seafood). A fresh array of clams, crabs, and shrimp are included in a soybean paste stew that is spicy—and simply delicious. The restaurant offers a great overview of the nearby sea, and visitors can also drink Makgeolli (traditional Korean wine) made of citron leaves.
Meaning "Hermitage Looking toward the Sun," it was created by the Great Monk Wonhyo in 644 A.D. Designated as Cultural Material No. 40, it is one of the four major praying spots for Kwan-yin (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy). The hermitage is also known for a famous spot to see the sunrise as well as sunset, attracting many tourists year-round.
The bay preserves the coastal estuary in its original form quite well. Tidal flats there have been formed over 5,000 years. Endless unfolding reed-beds in the bay are home to habitats of rare migratory birds. The S-shaped stream was chosen as one of the ten best spots to witness the glow of the sunset by Korean photographers. Known for its beautiful landscape, the bay has appeared in many Korean dramas including the mega hit, Dae Jang Geum.
Suncheon boasts an outstanding array of restaurants offering Southwestern-style full course Korean dishes. The food there is known not just for its taste, but for the abundance that fills the dinner table. Befitting the regional style, many side dishes are fermented. Some side dishes included in the full-course menu are seasoned raw crabs, fermented raw skate with red pepper paste, seasonal herbs, and grilled fish and meat. Daewon Sikdang Restaurant is one of the better known restaurants in the city.
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