There are many things to enjoy and see in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do, which is overflowing with summer health food such as Jangheung Samhap, Pike eel shabu-shabu, and Hwangchilbaeksuk. The most representative attraction is the ‘Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival’ (hereafter referred to as the Water Festival), which celebrated its 16th this year. The water festival, which will be held until the 6th, is a representative local festival in Jangheung, and is held in the Tamjin River Waterside Park and the ‘Jeongnamjin Cypress Forest Woodland’.
The history of the ‘Water Festival’ dates back to 2006. At the time, Jangheung-gun started planning a festival to represent the region in line with the completion of the dam. Until then, the pike eel festival was the biggest event in Jangheung. Jangheung-gun naturally connected water and dams. In the early days, water festivals did not have a variety of programs, such as catching fish and playing in the water. The only big event was inviting girl group Girls’ Generation. The water festival took a big turn in 2015. Officials in charge of the Jangheung Festival have experienced Songkran, Thailand’s representative water festival. Taking Songkran as a reference, Jangheung-gun planned the Salsu Battle Parade and EDM ( Electronic Dance Music) party that year and received favorable reviews. At the beginning of the festival, there was a great resistance from the residents. Traffic jams intensified due to the influx of tourists, and some merchants suffered damage from the parade. However, as it has been proven to help revitalize the local economy, residents are now taking the lead in participating in the festival.
How is the water used in the water festival procured? During the festival, the Korea Water Resources Corporation sends cold deep water from the bottom of Jangheung Dam to the Tamjin River. At the beginning of discharge, the water temperature is 16-18 degrees. By the time it takes 6-7 hours to reach the river, the water temperature is said to be 23-25 degrees. Jeon Hee-seok, head of the tourism promotion team at the Jangheung-gun Culture and Tourism Office, says, “The water temperature at this level is very cool.” 5 tons of water goes down every second스포츠토토.
This year, the super-large character ‘Onbi’ has appeared and is gaining popularity. Like the rubber duck that was installed at Seokchon Lake in Seoul and became a hot topic, the 10m high onbi became the mascot of the festival. In addition, a variety of additional events such as splashing water, catching golden fish, riding peanut boats, water bicycles, canoes, and paddle boats were prepared. Last year, 530,000 people attended the festival. This year it is expected to exceed this number.
Jangheung has many places to visit besides the water festival. The former Jangheung Correctional Institution (98 Jangheung-ro, Jangheung-eup) is a filming location for the Netflix dramas ‘The Glory’, ‘Exemplary Taxi 2’ ( SBS ), ‘The Law’ ( SBS ), and ‘Prison Playbook’ ( tvN ). The last scene where Park Yeon-jin (Lim Ji-yeon), the villain of ‘The Glory’, encounters her mother in prison, and Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye-kyo) and Joo Yeo-yeon (Lee Do-hyun) meet at the prison gate were also filmed here.
In 2015, Jangheung Prison moved to Yongsan-myeon, Jangheung-gun, leaving its 40-year history behind. The remaining land area of 39,669 square meters (12,000 pyeong) of the prison building was mainly used as a filming location for dramas and movies. The fact that it was an actual prison facil
Sumun Beach, the only beach in Jangheung, and the nearby Sumun Land Blue Tour Auto Camping Site are also worth a visit. The camping site has a total area of 22,226㎡ and has facilities such as 7 caravans, 4 glamping buildings, and 15 camping decks, making it a popular destination among campers early on.
Hoeryeongjinseong Fortress (1755 Hoejin-ri, Hoejin-myeon, Jangheung-gun), built around April 1490, is a castle built with earth and stones. It is famous as the place where Admiral Yi Sun-sin collected weapons and went out during the Jeongyujaeran.
ity played a major role. It is scheduled to officially open as a cultural art complex in June next year.There are travel destinations where you can take a rest while being greeted by the gentle energy of the forest and the wind. ‘Jeongnamjin Cypress Forest Woodland’, created at the foot of Mt. Eokbul, is an ecological park where cypress trees over 60 years old are densely planted. If you walk along the male road connected to the summit of Mt. The sound of birds resounding in the thick forest gives an impression no different from that of a famous conductor’s orchestra. The advantage of this place is that you can experience the cozy healing that only the forest can provide. There is an ecological building experience center built with eco-friendly materials and a wood culture experience center, where you can experience unique wood processing.