Pre-Congress Tour
Date / Time April 27 (Tue), 2021 / 13:30 – 18:00
Price per person USD 190 (USD 90 for Accompanying Person)
Address Juknokwon, Damyag-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Website Juknokwon (Korean only)

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  • Juknokwon
    Juknokwon, which features a 310.000m2 cultivated bamboo forest, was opened in March, 2005. It has 8 trails with different themes, such as Unsoodaetong-gil (good luck road), Jukmagowoo-gil (bosombuddies road), and Philosopher’s road.
    Once you’ve climbed up the wooden stairs at the entrance of Juknokwon, the cooling wind from the bamboo forest is there to give you a refreshing feeling. As you walk along the road, listening to the crackling sounds of bamboo leaves, you find yourself in the middle of the thick bamboo forest. You can soak up the warm sunshine pouring through green bamboo leaves during the day, and enjoy beautiful bamboo groves in the moonlight. In Juknokwon, jukrocha (jukro tea) fed by dewdrops falling from bamboo leaves grows wild.
  • Walking in Juknokwon
    As you walk up the friendly-looking stone steps that pass the ticket office, you will reach the top of a low hill, looking down on open fields surrounded by bamboo trees. From there, you can go up into the observatory and look down over the 200-year-old trees standing along Baekjin River and Gwanbangcheon, and then you will see the luxuriant bamboo forest on your way back.
  • Siga Munhwachon
    7 pavilions were recreated to represent the jeongja culture of Damyang, the cradle of Gasa(Lyrics) literature. Wusongdang, a sori(traditional singing) training center, jukrochajedasil(tea hous) and a hanok experience center opened in Damyang-gun in April of 2009 to give visitors a chance to experience Damyang’s history and culture.
Congress Tour
Date / Time April 29 (Thu), 2021 / 13:00 – 19:00
Price per person Congress Tour is included in the price of ICDMFR 2021 registration fee
Address Suncheon Bay, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Website Suncheon Bay

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  • Suncheon Bay
    Suncheon bay, facing the South Sea, takes the influence of the sea much.Therefore an average temperature of most cold month is about 0℃. A yearly average temperature is 13.9℃.The annual range is smaller than other area.
    The history of Suncheon Bay can be traces back almost 8000 years. Geological research indicates that after the last glacial epoch, sea levels rose by about 160 meters. This transformed the western landmass of Korea into sea and the Korean Peninsula topography developed as it is known today. It's believed that the brackish water, mud, and sand that is deposited by the Dong-Cheon river into the Bay Area created an extensive sandbank that was formed over thousands of years.
  • Ship Tour
    You can see a wide range of tidal flats, reed colonies, and various migratory birds up close, and provide eco-tourism tours with commentators and stories.
  • Yongsan Observatory
    The S shaped waterway, the representative landscape of Suncheon Bay, can be seen from the Yongsan observatory. When Mujinkyo is crossed from Daedae dock and the reed pathway is followed, then it leads to a road towards Yongsan.
    The mountain range resembles the image of a lying dragon and there are multiple mountain ridges.
    Once the Yongsan observatory, where the mud flat of Suncheon Bay can be seen at a glance, is reached, then one can view all the fields and mountains, reed field, and mud flat.
    When it is high tide, then sights of water birds gathering around in the highest part of the mud flat which remained dry in order to wait for the water to subside can be seen. Small snipes move around here and there due to the sloshing waves, and ducks take the wavering waves as their lullaby and wait for the appropriate timing.
    Once it is low tide, they follow the resigning ocean water and fly away as if they are slipping into the mud flat. When walking through a path through the Yongsan pine tree wood, small birds can be encountered. These birds include groups of Korean crow-tit which are continuously crying loudly and great tit and long-tailed tit which search for food on top of pine tree branches, wood peckers which climb up trees, and redstart and nightingale which sit on top of high branches proudly present their tones through singing.
    They are all smaller in size compared to water birds living in the open mud flat, but their lovely feather colors and singing tones add another sense of pleasure while walking through the paths in the woods.