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Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve 순천만습지(구, 순천만 자연생태공원)

  • +82-61-749-6052
513-25, Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do

The fields in Suncheonman Bay is thickly covered with reeds taller than a full-grown man. It is the biggest colony of reeds in Korea. The image of the entire field swaying in the wind is as dazzling as waves on the sea.

The field of reeds is home to many plants that thrive in damp conditions, like the common reed and the starwort. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheonman Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Internationally rare birds such as the hooded crane, white-naped crane, white stork, black-faced spoonbill, Eurasian Oystercatcher, as well as birds designated as natural treasures, can be spotted here. There are about 140 species of birds including the snipe, wild duck, shelduck, and wild goose in total. In order to get to Suncheon, visitors can either fly to Yeosu Airport from Gimpo or Jeju, and then take an airport bus to Suncheon.

For more information, visit the Suncheonman Bay website at

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-61-749-6052

・Parking Facilities : Available

・Closed : Mondays
(When a public holiday falls on Monday, the next day is treated as a holiday)

・Operating Hours : 08:00-Before sunset (varies by season)

Admission Fees

[Suncheonman Bay Wetland Reserve]
Individual - Adults 8,000 won / Teenagers (Midle & High School Students) 6,000 won / Children 4,000 won
Groups (20 or more) - Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers 5,000 won / Children 3,000 won

[1-Year membership]
Adults 30,000 won / Teenagers 20,000 won / Children 10,000 won

※ Ticket is only valid on the day.
※ Children (age 6 & below) and seniors (ages 65 & over) may enter free of charge
※ Proof of age identification for teenagers, children and seniors) required 
※ Admission fee covers entrance to Suncheonman Bay Garden as well
※ 1-Year membership is only applicable to Suncheonman Bay Garden (West & East Gate). For inquiries: +82-1577-2013
※ 50% discount applicable when visiting the observatory deck (closes at 22:00) after visiting hours of the park (usually closes around 17:00-19:00 depending on sunset). 
※ Prices may subject to change. Please refer to official website for latest information. 

Parking Fees

Two-wheeled vehicle - 500 won / Small-sized car - 2,000 won / Mid-sized car - 3,000 won / Large-sized car - 5,000 won

Available Facilities

* Ecological Exhibition Hall
* Suncheon Bay Observatory
* Nature’s Sound Experience Hall
* Suncheon Literature Hall
* Hooded Crane Wish Tunnel

Facility Utilization Fees

[Reed Train] 3,000 won
[Cruise Tour] Adults - 7,000 won / Teenagers - 3,000 won / Children - 2,000 won
* Infants (age 3 & under) and seniors (age 65 & over) may enter free of charge.

Korean Info. Service



From Suncheon Train Station, walk to the right along Palmaro st. about 100m and cross the street.
-Take Bus No. 67 and get off at Suncheonman (순천만).

From Suncheon Bus Terminal, cross Suncheon3-gil street and walk along Palmaro street to bus stop.
- Take Bus No. 67 and get off at Suncheonman (순천만).

513-25, Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do


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