Suncheon (순천시) is in South Jeolla province on the south coast of the Korean Peninsula.


Suncheon is a middle-sized town of 250,000 people near the sea, and is an important center of industry and agriculture. It is about 1 hour from the major city of Gwangju.

The downtown of Suncheon has an old town (구도심) and a new town (신도심). You can experience some historical traces of modernization and industrialization of a small city of Korea in the old town. And in new town, you can feel the general life style of small city of Korea. You can also visit more historic places in the suburb of Suncheon, an hour's bus ride away.

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 7.5 9.4 13.6 20.0 24.5 26.2 28.4 27.2 26.3 21.5 15.1 5.3
Nightly lows (°C) -5.2 -2.8 1.2 6.3 9.9 16.7 20.6 20.5 15.5 7.7 2.8 -4.9
Precipitation (mm) 8.5 11.1 113.4 71.5 90.5 84.0 327.2 767.9 208.5 127.4 83.8 16.8

Source: 2014 Korea Meteorological Administration

Get in

By bus

There are a number of buses from the Express Bus Terminal (고속버스터미널) in Seoul. It takes 3 hours 50 minutes from Seoul.

Get around

By bicycle

Like many other Korean cities, Suncheon is not a very bike-friendly place. But riding a bike through the Dongcheon stream to Suncheon Bay is recommendable. Suncheon has a well managed public bicycle service.

By bus

Almost every city bus in Suncheon passes the Suncheon station and bus terminal. Some useful bus lines are shown below. City bus 77 is the most useful and frequent line that connects the old town with the new town by crossing the city.

Line Terminal Stops Turn place Interval
1 Haeryong (해룡) Suncheon-station > Bus terminal > Suncheon-univ. Seonamsa (선암사) Every hour
66 Jeil high school (제일고) Bus terminal > Suncheon-station > Suncheonman garden Inanchogyo (인안초교) Every 30 min.
67 Jeil high school (제일고) Bus terminal > Suncheon-station > Suncheon bay ecological garden Inanchogyo (인안초교) Every 30 min.
111 Haeryong (해룡) Suncheon-station > Bus terminal > Suncheon-univ. Songgwangsa (송광사) Every hour
77 Jeil highschool (제일고) Old town > Suncheon-station > New town Gwangyang-terminal (광양터미널) Every 10 min.


The old town

The new town


Naganepseong castle
Songgwangsa Temple




The old town



There are some guesthouses near the Suncheon station. Or you can find a motel around bus terminal and the new town. And there is a brand new high class hotel in the new town.

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