Main theme: Nature and humans
Sub theme: Residents of Muju, let’s love nature, let’s become international beings of the future.
Meaning: The residents of Muju pursue their future within the greatness and beauty of nature. In order to induce visual harmony, the structure and characteristics of the region were sublimated and great meaning was put into the region. In addition, by setting high standards of excellence in the region, the significance of an unpolluted and clean environment was emphasized.
Characteristics: As the resident bird of Muju, mandarin ducks can be seen frequently in reservoirs and rivers. The mandarin ducks are renowned for their symbol of “love” derived from their tight bond between males and females, and this matches the sentiment of the residents who live in love and harmony.
Symbolic flower: Royal azalea (Azalea)
Characteristics: As a broadleaf shrubbery, the royal azalea grows in forestlands or on bare ground on mountain ridges. The color of the stems is grayish brown and the egg shaped leaves are green in color. The flowers are light pink and there are dark reddish brown spots on the upper part of the corolla. The royal azalea starts to blossom in May in the valley regions and spreads to the top of Deogyusan (Mt.Doegyu),boastingaspectacularsightuntilJuly.
Meaning: Residents in harmony with love
Characteristics: The yew tree is a needle-leaf mulberry forest tree and the tree trunk has a polished red complexion. The yew tree of Deogyusan (Mt. Doegyu) has been called Hyang (aromatic) tree or Jeok (red) tree since the old days, and the mountaintop where the trees grow in colonies was called Hyangjeok-bong (aromatic red peak) , which show the influence of the yew tree in the naming of the locations in Muju.