There is a great place to take a break from your hectic daily routine and have the time to look back with a picturesque landscape behind. It is Junam Wetlands in Dong-eup, Uichang-gu. People call this place ‘Paradise of Migratory Birds where People and Nature Coexist in Harmony.’ Junam Wetlands are one of the largest habitats of migratory birds in Korea. They consist of three beautiful reservoirs which are connected to each other: Dongpan Reservoir (3,990,000m²), Junam Reservoir (4,030,000m²) and Sannam Reservoir (960,000m²).
Featuring perfect conditions as a habitat of migratory birds, Junam Wetlands are crowded with tens of thousands of winter visitors in November every year. They spend the cold winter here until March next year. Therefore, people come here to see the amazing bird formation in winter. This year, in particular, the number of white-naped cranes (Natural Monument No. 203) and whooper swans (Natural Monument No. 201-2) significantly increased.
The Janggyeong Panjeon in the Temple of Haeinsa, on the slopes of Mount Gayasan, is home to the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, laws and treaties extant, engraved on approximately 80,000 woodblocks between 1237 and 1248. The Haeinsa Tripitaka woodblocks were carved in an appeal to the authority of the Buddha in the defense of Korea against the Mongol invasions. They are recognized by Buddhist scholars around the world for their outstanding accuracy and superior quality. The woodblocks are also valuable for the delicate carvings of the Chinese characters, so regular as to suggest that they are the work of a single hand.