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Jangsu Horse Ranch Birthplace of Nongae Waryong Natural Recreation Forest Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School Banghwadong Family Holiday Deoksan Valley
Tour Jangsu, the Hometown of Three Great People
Jangsu is surrounded by mountains on all the four directions. Since ancient times, due to its natural environment along with poor transportation system, the place has been one of the most untraveled villages in the country. For this reason, the nature surrounding Jangsu has been left largely untouched.

Most Koreans are familiar with the village because of a woman named Nongae. When her lover Choe was killed by the Japanese generals after losing the battle as the governor of the district, she disguised herself as a dancer to attend the party of Japanese generals. At the party, she hugged one of the generals and jumped into the river. The locals have preserved her house and built a shrine in memory of her patriotism.

In addition to Nongae, there was also Jeong Gyeong-son, the one who protected the Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592 as well as a servant named Baek who died after his master.

Today, they are known as the 'Three Great People of Jangsu'. The sites related to these three people are the must-see tourist attractions in Jangsu.

Jangsu is also the hometown of racehorses with many stables. The Jangsu Horse Ranch and Jangsu Horse Riding Park have been recently established as the new attractions of Jangsu. This means you can ride a horse in the beautiful nature. Other popular tourist attractions include Waryong Natural Recreation Forest, Deoksan Valley, and Banghwadong Family Vacation Village, all of which are in natural surroundings.
  • How to get to Jangsu?
  • * Intercity Bus:
  • Seoul Nambu Terminal→ Jangsu Intercity Bus Terminal
  • Departure Time: Four times daily at 09:20, 10:40, 13:40, 14:35
    Fare: KRW 18,600 (The trip will take about three hours and 30 minutes.) Inquiries: Jangsu Intercity Bus Terminal: +82-63-351-8889
1day,Jangsu Horse Ranch The Jangsu Horse Ranch is a perfect place to see racehorses running on a wide plain. In addition to the horses, it's one of the rare places where you can take a break from the urban life and smell the grass. The official name of the Jangsu Horse Ranch is the KRA (Korea Racing Authority) Jangsu Ranch. It's the second largest horse farm in South Korea, next to the Jeju Horse Ranch. It's where horses are produced and raised. The ranch has a total area of about 376 acres. Most of the area is consisted of grassy plain, which is very rare in the country. The facilities include indoor/outdoor riding ground, horse swimming pool, equine veterinary hospital, mating center, and auction house. Anyone can take a walk on the grazing field and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the ranch. You can also make a reservation by phone or email for a complete tour of the place. The tour includes promotional videos, pedigree, horse viewing, and horse riding. Just in front of the horse center is a wide plain for horse riding as well. The pine grove is another popular tourist attraction in the area.

Address: Myeongdeok-ri, Janggye-myeon, Jangsu-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Opening Hours: 09:00~17:00 (Wednesday ~ Sunday)
Inquiries: +82-63-350-3711
1day,Birthplace of Nongae The House of Nongae is located in Juchon Village, Jangsu. The original house of Nongae was near the town reservoir until the area was filled with water. After the construction of the reservoir, the house was reconstructed near it. The current house was built over a period of four years from 1996 to 2000.

The house site includes Nongae Memorial Hall, Statue of Nongae and graves of Nongae's parents. The residential block consisted of two thatched houses in a single row.

Nongae was born in September 3, 1574. According to an oral story, she was born of a noble family, but was married off to the governor of the district named Choe Gyeong-hoe as a concubine. During the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, her husband committed suicide after losing the battle by throwing himself into Namgang River. After his death, she disguised as a dancer to attend the party of Japanese generals, hugged one of them tightly, and jumped into the river with him.

The people of Jangsu built the Nongae Shrine near the Office of Jangsu-gun to commemorate the heroic deeds of Nongae.
  • Travel Tip
  • The Dokkaebi Museum right behind Juchon Village is also worth a visit. It's a museum of dokkaebi, or the Korean version of goblin, with stories about the mischievous but largely harmless creatures. It's a great place to learn about the stories of dokkaebi, which has played an important role in the Korean folk culture. The place also offers a number of programs for visitors to make a dokkaebi mask, dokkaebi club, and paper cup dokkaebi. Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 17:30. Closed on Mondays, Lunar New Year's Day, and Chuseok.
    Inquiries: +82-63-352-2143
1day,Waryong Natural Recreation Forest Waryong Natural Recreation Forest is a great place to relax in the nature away from the city life. It's mostly known for its clean valley and thick forest. Another special feature of the place is a campsite right in the middle of the forest where you can bathe in the fresh air.
Waryong Natural Recreation Forest was created in June 1996 with the goal of providing lodging and accommodations while leaving the natural forest mostly untouched.
It's located at the beginning of Geumgang River on the mountain ridge between Jinan and Jangsu. In this forest, there are great mountain trails winding through a number of mountains.

The place offers a number of convenient facilities such as the House of Forest, House of Training, Outdoor Lecture Ground, Forest & Recreation Center, Nature Learning Center, and Campsite. In addition, there are also the Artificial Snow Slide, Forest Paths, Water Park, and Walking Trails. This natural resort is particularly popular among children, for the water slide in the summer and artificial snow slide in the winter.
Location: 632, Biryong-ro, Cheoncheon-myeon, Jangsu-gun, Jeollabuk-do On Jangsu-Iksan Expressway, exit on Jangsu IC, and drive towards Cheoncheon-myeon for about 20 minutes.
Inquiries: +82-63-353-1404
1day,Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School The Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School was built in 1407. This is the oldest Confucian school in Korea, where you can see and feel the refined style of the Confucian scholars in the old days. Among the Confucian schools built before the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, it's the only one with various necessary buildings still intact. Among them, especially, Daeseongjeon is registered as the Treasure No. 272. The monument of Jeong Gyeong-son is also worth a note, since he was the one who protected the school from the invading Japanese forces. When the Japanese invaded this town, everyone living in the area ran away except him.
Being the keeper of the Confucian school, he knelt on his knees in front of the school and didn't budge when the Japanese soldiers arrived. To commemorate his bravery and sense of duty, people erected a memorial monument for him after the war.

Location: 254-1, Jangsu-ri, Jangsu-eup, Bangsu-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Inquiries: +82-63-351-7945
1day,Banghwadong Family Vacation Village The Banghwadong Family Vacation Village is a perfect place to camp out and walk in the forest and valley. Surrounded by mountains and with a stream flowing down Banghwadong Valley right next to it, the place is a really pleasant place to relax. The natural forest and the winding stream is a perfect example of a Korean valley or gorge. Located about 500m above sea level, the air is generally cooler, which makes it a great place for summer outing.

As the first auto camp site in Korea, the place includes a family playground, picnic along the stream, cooking area, and other accommodations. It's often regarded as the best auto camp site in the country.

Location: 778 Banghwadong-ro, Beonam-myeon, Jangsu-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Inquiries: +82-63-353-0855
2day,Deoksan Valley Walk up the valley from the campsite, and you'll soon reach Yongso Valley, which is widely agreed as the most beautiful valley in Jangsu-gun. The round trip will take no more than two hours. In the valley, you'll find more than 10 ponds and 20 oddly shaped rocks named Yongbawi,
Sinseonbawi, Jeongseungbawi, and others. Among them, the two must-see attractions are the two ponds at the top of the valley. The ponds are located 100m from each other, with a large rock with a hole in it and a vertical cliff on either side.