Highlights of Jeolla & the South-West

Korea’s sleepy deep south offers quite a contrast to the urban sprawl found further north. Travelling along the coast from Busan in the South-East to Gwangju in South-West one encounters a string of smaller, slower towns and cities amongst a distinctly greener landscape. 

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Green tea fields, Boseong, South Korea
Boseong, found in a deeply picturesque corner of South-Western Jeolla province, is known above all else for its association with green tea.
Cultural centre, Gwangju
Gwangju - long a hotbed of art and politics - likes to consider itself slightly different to the rest of South Korea. 
Quiet road, Hadong County, South Korea
Two picturesque counties of sparsely-populated rural communities, also home to the Jirisan National Park. 
Epic view, Jirisan National Park
The Jirisan National Park covers a vast area, inclusive of numerous famous temples as well as an array of breathtaking valleys and peaks.