Enjoy Baekje, the birthplace of Hallyu.
Here are some of the top tourist attractions of Gongju-si, where the Baekje Cultural Festival is held.
A dragon dancing above the splendid natural environment Gyeryongsan Mountain, considered one of the most famous and sacred mountains in Korea, was given its name because its shape is reminiscent of a dragon with a rooster comb. While climbing the mountain, one can appreciate the various species of wild flora and 8 famous scenic sites. The Brother-Sibling Pagodas are associated with a legend regarding a loyal brother and sister.
A Buddhist temple with a thousand year history In Ori Forest, there 9 valleys along Sujeongbong Peak, and Buddhist hermitages are nested along the deep valleys, containing old trees that are over 150 years old. Ori Forest refers to the forest trail stretching 2km between Gapsa Parking Lot to Daeungjeon Hall, and the unique landscape of Gapsa Temple can be seen in the 9 valleys between Daeungjeon Hall and Sujeongbong Peak.
A waterway passing through the center of Gongju Geumgang River was given its name because it is as beautiful as silk. The winding waterway appears breathtaking, even at the break of dawn and at sunset. It appears especially beautiful from Gongsanseong Fortress of the Baekje Kingdom.
Containing the history of the ancient capital of Baekje This was a royal palace of the Baekje Kingdom, and Geumseoro (West Gate) is one of the finest fortress walls that can be seen in Korea. When you walk along the fortress, you will be able to take in a full view of the city of Gongju.
Encountering the mythical bear on the green pine field Gomanaru Dock was the largest ferry dock in the Baekje Period. The pine field communicates the sad mythological story of a bear that fell in love with a human, and at the Ungjindan Shrine, people used to perform rituals dedicated to the spirit of Geumgang River and the mythical bear.
A time capsule with traces of the Baekje Kingdom This is the site of the royal tomb of the 25th king of Baekje, discovered in Songsan-ri. The beautiful trail along the hills leads to the museum and hanok village in the area.
Communicating the wisdoms of hermits amid tranquility Magoksa Temple was built the foothills of Taehwasan Mountain in the Baekje Period. Famous for the fresh greens in the spring, Magoksa Temple hosts the Fresh Verdure Festival every spring.
Presenting the colorful landscape of Geumgang River There stands an enormous cliff in a fantastical shape where Gyeryongsan Mountain meets the Geumgang River, and it has long been acclaimed for its scenic view. The harmonious landscape of rugged rocks and lush trees presents a striking view and will leave you wondering about the mysteries of nature.
Searching for traces of the Old Stone Age in Gongju At the museum, you can gain an insight into the Old Stone Age (Paleolithic Era), and enjoy an astonishing view of a water fog when the sun shines upon the river in the morning.
Discovering a pristine natural environment in the deep mountains This area was transformed from a catchment basin to an ecological park. The reservoir in the beautiful Jumisan Mountain, the forest trails that transform throughout the year, and the wetlands with diverse flora species serve as a natural learning place for children.