An orbicular bead is a spherical stone formed under particular environmental conditions. Orbicular beads have been discovered only in 100 places worldwide including five in Korea. Most orbicular beads are found in granite, but the orbicular gneiss beads of Muju are found in metamorphic rocks. Therefore, this rock is rare and significant for research.
|Classification||Natural Monuments NO.249|
|Designation Date||September 6, 1974|
|Address||229 Osan-ri, Muju-eup Muju-gun Jeollabuk-do|
This kind of pine tree is also called 'Jeoksong' (Red Pine Tree) or 'Yuksong' and it grows straightly spreading many branches fanwise upward from the ground showing a beautiful appearance of it.
The community members call this kind of pine tree
'Gucheonsong' (Pine Tree of Gucheondong) meaning
that it symbolizes the image of the village,
|Location||around Samgong-ri (Boan village) Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun|
|Type of Cultural Asset||The Natural Monument No. 291|
|Transport||Downtown of Muju-eup ⇒ Boan village: 38kms (It takes around 40 min. by bus) ⇒ Then, it is located at a place taking only around 10 min. on foot.|
It was designated as the natural monument no. 322 in Nov. 4, 1982 for the first time. And then, as the fireflies in the area of Muju and the feeding habitats, the three areas, that is, Garim Village in Muju-eup, 88 Olympic Commemoration Forest in Mupung-myeon and Suhan village in Seolcheon-myeon, were designated by correcting the areas and have been protected.
From the ancient days, fireflies have maintained a close relationship with human beings well enough to affect the emotional life of a human being. However, in these days, the number is being drastically decreasing day by day due to water pollution and environmental pollution by frequent uses of
From the summit of Mt. Deokyu, Hyangjeokbong, numerous yew trees grow wild in clusters stretching along the upper ridges. As a kind of alpine trees, this tree wears maroon skin and rises in a cone shape with the branches having closely dangling dark green leaves while showing a better look with the fruits as red as a cherry in fall.
The community members call this tree 'Hyangmok' (Aromatic Tree) or 'Jeokmok' (Red Tree). That's why this mount is called 'Hyangjeokbong' (Mount with Aromatic Red Tree).
|Location||Samgong-ri, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun (around the summit of Mt. Deokyu)|
|Type of Cultural Asset||The Substantial Monument No. 80 of Jeonlabuk-do|
|Transport|| Downtown of Muju-eup (toward Anguk Temple) ⇒ Hajo Intersection (toward Gucheondong) ⇒ Gucheondong Tunnel ⇒ Resort Forked Road, from here,
1. How to use a gondola in Muju Resort (easily can be seen) ⇒ Take a gondola at Seolcheon House of Muju Resort (15 min.) ⇒ Arriving at the peak, Seolcheonbong (1520m) -> Yew trees are seen while you take a walk along Hyangjeokbong (600m)
2. Way going through Gucheondong Tourism Complex ⇒ Resort Forked Road (go direct to Gucheondong) ⇒ Samgong-ri forked road (toward Gucheondong) ⇒ Gucheondong Tourism Complex ⇒ Parking Lot ⇒ Samgong Ticket Office ⇒ Baekryeon Temple ⇒ around Hyangjeokbong ⇒ Yew trees colony in the area linked to Seolcheonbong