Exchange between Suncheon City and Gangseo District is designed to promote win-win growth through preserving the precious ecological system of the former with its wealthy seafood industry and many cultural and historical sites, and upholding the long history and cultural traditions of the latter as it grows into a world-class city of the future.
To provide useful services and information to residents for regional festivals and international events including International Garden Exposition Suncheon Bay Korea.
To promote an understanding of urban and rural cultures with youth exchange, including the exploration of cultural relics and home stays.
Convenient access to the Metropolitan Area and other major cities (3 hours to Seoul, and 1 1/2 hours to Busan). The city is the transportational hub of the eastern Jeollanam-do region.
Area : 907.45㎢
Population : 274,000
Korean lettuce kimchi, Japanese apricot, Hwangjeon Korean beef, Woldeung peach
The region has a rich culture and artistic scene with outstanding cultural relics, such as Songgwangsa Temple, Seonamsa Temple, the head temple of the Taego order, and Nakan-eup Fortress. A repository of ecological resources is located there, including Suncheonman Bay, which was the first in Korea to be signed up to the Ramsar Convention. International Garden Exposition Suncheon Bay Korea 2013 was held here.
Suncheonman Bay Festival (Oct. - Nov.), Nakan-eup Fortress Festival (May), and Citizens Day (Oct. - Nov.)