|Gwangyang Maehwa Village (광양 매화마을)|
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|Serving as the boundary between Jeollanam-do and Gyeongsangnam-do, the Seomjingang River (섬진강) boasts the cleanest water among Korea’s five largest rivers. Every March the Baegunsan Mountain (백운산) at the downstream of Seomjingang River is covered with plum blossoms.
Seomjin Village, in Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do – alias Maehwa (Plum Blossom) Village (매화마을) – has a vast wild field of more than 132,231m2 entirely covered with plum blossoms. 100,000 plum trees blossoming all together offer a magnificent view.
North of the village is Hwagaejangteo marketplace (화개장터) and east of it is Pyeongsa-ri, the main setting for Park Gyeong-ri’s saga novel The Land. People gathering Jaecheop (clean water clams), below the farm in the mud flats of the Seomjingang River, offers a great view. The ‘Maehwa Festival’ or Plum Blossom Festival is held in Seomjin Village every March.
|Information Network Village|
Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Hadong Bus Terminal.
* Bus Schedule: 06:30-22:00, runs 9 times a day
From Hadong Bus Terminal, take a local bus bound for Daap-myeon (다압면).
Get off at the Maehwa Village (매화마을).
* Local Bus Schedule: 1 hour-1hr, 30min intervals
Or, take a taxi from Hadong Terminal to Maehwa Village (10-15min).