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

*Detailed schedule and gathering time/place will be announced
  • 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.