A drive course along Hongseong-Boryeong and Cheonsuman Bay
In winter we are reluctant to brave the cold.
When you can’t think of any particular place to go,
why don't you go for a drive
and create happy memories with your family?
So, today’s drive course is Hongseong-gun.
Enjoy the sunset beyond Cheonsuman Bay and Anmyeondo Island
while relishing fresh seafood with your family.
Come and build happiness with your family.
Hongseong Birds Science Center
Here you can learn a lot about the various types of ecological environments for a number of species of migratory birds and creatures living on the tidal flats. From the observatory at the rooftop, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset at Gungni Port and Anmyeondo Island beyond.
One of Hongseong's attractions, this observatory is situated between Gungni Port and Asa Port. Take wooden stairs to reach a ship model where you can recreate the famous scene in Titanic. It's also great to take great pictures against beautiful scenery. :)
Namdang has been recognized as a beautiful seaside village by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. The port is also famous for cockle shells, which are delicious when baked but even more so when eaten in a shabu-shabu style. The port also offers a great variety of seafood, and so it is a good idea to stop here and taste fresh seafood.
Hongseong Embankment Tower
The tower celebrates the completion of Hongseong Embankment. Around it is a well-manicured park. From the observatory, you can see not only the entire embankment but also Cheonbuk Oyster Complex in Boryeong.
Boryeong Chungcheong Suyeongseong Fortress
The fortress served as the headquarters for the navy stationed in Chungcheong. It attracts many tourists for the unrivaled beauty of the naturally formed Ocheon harbor.
The Galmaemot Martyrs Sacred Place
Around 500 Catholics lost their lives here in 1866 in the Byeongin persecution. Galmaemot in Korean means a pond that feeds thirsty horse. It is the only sacred place in Korea that is located along the shore. Because of its outstanding scenery, the place is frequented by many pilgrimage travelers.
Daecheon Port offers you a chance to see many different types of ships. You can take as much energy from the place as it is crowded with ships. The port is also a gateway to numerous small and big islands nearby. You can be happy by just looking at plenty of fresh seafood at the port.
Wonsando is the second biggest island, after Anmyeondo, in Chungcheong. A passenger boat runs to and from the island four times on average. It is important to check the timetable in advance to visit the island. Major attractions include Jeodu Beach and Obongsan Beach which are well known as excellent camping grounds. It could be a good idea to conclude your drive to the region with camping on either of the beaches.
To sum up the recommended drive course to Hongseong, Chungnam, you can learn a lot about birds at Hongseong Birds Science Center; You replicate the famous scene in Titanic at Sokdong Observatory; You can see a beautiful Korean fishing village at Namdang Port; You can enjoy looking at a vast empty space at Hongseong Embankment Tower; You can relish the natural beauty of a seashore village from Chungcheong Suyeongseong in Boryeong, the ancient naval headquarters of the region: You can visit the country’s only martyrs’ sacred place along the shore at Galmaemot; You can experience a dynamic Korean fishing port at Daecheon Port; and you can conclude your travel with a memorable trip to Wonsando Island.