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Hello and welcome to the website of Seocheon.

Seocheon-gun is situated at the midpoint of the west coast of South Korea and in the southernmost region of Chungcheongnam-do Province.

Surrounded by well-preserved natural environment, Seocheon is where you can experience the heartfelt generosity and kindness of the people as well as a pleasant and serene living environment. Due to its proximity to the sea, you will find a variety of fresh seafood and fish here. It is also producer of various vegetables and crops including rice, cultivated on the flat lands accounting for nearly 40% of the county area, and known for the forest products obtained from the low hills.

Seocheon is a beautiful county comprised of farming, fishing and riverside villages. Located in the southern extremity of the Chungcheongnam-do Province, Seocheon is a place where the Geumgang River, one of the four major rivers of Korea, meets the West Sea after traversing and flowing around the beautiful natural environment of Chungcheong-do Province. It also welcomes a number of migratory bird species that stop by this area to last the winter season, and the endless stretches of the rich and fertile farmlands serve as a feeding ground for these seasonal visitors. The beautiful coastline of Seocheon extends nearly 80km from the Geumgang estuary embankment to the Busa Breakwater.

Seocheon has a number of famous specialty products. Seocheon is well-known for the Hansan Semosi (ramie cloth with fine texture), which is considered as the finest product among the ramie fabrics produced by the eight villages that have been famous as ramie fabric producers since the Goryeo Dynasty, and Hansan Sogokju (a variety of rice wine), a traditional alcoholic beverage that has been passed on for 1,000 years and served to the royal family of Baekje. It also boasts outstanding cultural heritage such as the Gibeolpo culture, which has been passed on since the Baekje period, as well as the cultural assets that blend beautifully with the modern architectural structures.

Make a short and convenient trip to Seocheon via the Seohae Expressway. You will be captivated by the breathtaking natural scenery as well as the warmth and kindness of the residents. Also, try the wild fish and other fresh seafoods obtained directly from the clean sea waters. It is a nature-friendly place with beautiful, pleasant and clean environment and resources that will delight all your senses and take your breath away. While traveling in Seocheon, where there is a perfect blend of pristine natural environment and traditional and modern elements, discover the beauty of Hansan Semosi, have a taste of Hansan Sogokju, and enjoy a fun and informative trip.

Thank you.