|In the late 1990s, numerous reports described Suncheon Bay as the best wetland area in Korea. Suncheon Bay, home to Korea's best foreshore, is called the reed kingdom of Korea.
The Reeds Festival celebrates its 14th anniversary this year and continues to offer beautiful scenic views of the bay as well as numerous things for visitors to see and do. The festival's main attraction is the spectacular reeds growing in an area of almost 37 acres, not to mention 140 species of rare birds, which include 110 species designated as protected species such as the hooded crane, stork, blackfaced spoonbill, and oysterbird.
Festival Highlights: Nestled within a reed field, Daedae-dong village is the largest community near the wharf. There is an embankment along its foreshore, making it the best place to view the reeds. The thick early-morning fog in late fall also creates a memorable view of the bay.
Other nearby tourist sites include Songwangsa Temple, Seonamsa Temple, Naganeupseong Folk Village, Nagan Hot Spring, Sangsaho Lake, and Juamho Dolmen Park, so a visit to the festival could easily be combined with visits to one or more of these sites.
|Opening / closing event, the reed dream bridge, the reed isle, the reed gallery, the reed cafeteria, the reed folk concert, the Suncheon Bay trick art, the reed photo studio, the reed healing tunnel, the Suncheon Bay story book, the reed craft experience, the reed wish writing, etc.|
|From Suncheon Bus Terminal, take Bus 67 or a taxi to the festival venue (20min).
* Bus 67 schedule: 20-30min intervals
|www.reeds.co.kr (Korean only)|