Loose Yourself in Suncheon Bay

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순천만 (Suncheon Bay)2007년 9월18일 (13)” by 영철 이 – Flickr
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Official website: suncheonbay.go.kr

Suncheonman (Suncheon Bay) is a unique saltwater wetland located in the city of Suncheon, in the south coast of Korea.

A site known for its flourishing fauna and flora, Suncheon Bay is home to diverse species of migratory birds, most notoriously the rare hooded crane that serves as the bay’s symbol, imparting it with great ecological value.

In Suncheonman’s Eco-Museum, visitors can learn about  and observe the bay and the species that inhabit it, providing an educational course popular among schools and families.

To experience the beauty of Suncheonman up close, take a walk along the bay’s decks and surround yourself with an immense field of tall reeds or book a ticket to the bay’s cruise tour and enjoy the ride through Suncheonman’s S-shaped channel.

Do not forget to take a trip to Suncheon’s Yongsan observatory as well, where you can witness an unforgettable view of the bay and capture breathtaking images of the sinuous channel backdropped by an imponent mountain line that looks straight out of a postcard.

If you are in Korea and willing to make the most out of your visit to Suncheonman, head to the bay on the 17th to 19th of October this year for the 16th Suncheon Bay Reeds Festival, which counts with a variety of contests and educational experiences, as well as artistic and gastronomic events.

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