Gwanchoksa Temple is famous for the massive Stone Statue of Standing Bodhisattva of Eunjin,
which is more widely known as Eunjinmireuk (Maitreya Buddha of Eunjin). The thousand-year-old stone statue is well-known for its beautiful and welcoming smile. The background behind the creation of Eunjinmireuk, known as the largest stone Buddha statue in Korea, is described on the memorial stone erected in 1743 (19th year of King Yeongjo’s reign over Joseon).
Tapjeongho Lake is considered a paradise for migratory birds and a lifeline for Nonsan
Situated across Bujeok-myeon, Gayagok-myeon and Yangchon-myeon of Nonsan, the beautiful lake contains large populations of freshwater fish including carp, catfish and mandarin fish thanks to its crystal clear water, and boasts splendid scenery.
Daedunsan Mountain, called the Sogeumgang of Honam, is known for its pristine natural environment.
The splendid appearance of the fascinating rock forms and cliffs completely enraptures the onlookers, attested by the fact that the scenery has been praised by countless poets since long ago. Visitors will get to enjoy stunning sights and landscapes including the Gunji Valley, Surak Falls, Macheondae, Seonnyeo Falls and Nakjodae.
The Historic Site of General Gyebaek, carrying down the legacy of General Gyebaek of the 5,000-member suicide squad
who was known for his loyalty and patriotism, was designated as Chungcheongnam-do Monument No. 74 on December 29, 1989. The Historical Site of General Gyebank, considered one of the three most loyal subjects of Baekje along with Seongchung and Heungsu during the late Baekje period, is near Hwangsanbeol, which was the site of his final battle.
Ssanggyesa Temple is well-known for its Daeungjeon, with floral patterned window grills, that demonstrate an exquisite classical beauty
It is situated on the eastern foothills of Bulmyeongsan Mountain in Jungsan-ri in Yangchon. Daeungjeon Hall of Ssanggyesa Temple, known for its splendid floral patterned window grills, has been designated as Treasure No. 408.
Gaetaesa Temple is the largest Buddhist temple established during the founding of Goryeo by Taejo Wang Geon.
It was the largest “nation protecting Buddhist temple” in Goryeo, where senior retainers gave their prayers whenever the nation was suffering hardships or was in a dire situation. At present, the temple contains the Maitreya Buddha Triad (Treasure No. 219), Five-story Stone Pagoda, Changungak Pavilion, and Ujugak Pavilion in addition to the halls.
At the Noseongsanseong Fortress, built in the Baekje period, you will feel as though you can hear the loud roars of the Baekje warriors.
It is a near-perfect stone fortress with a circumference of about 1km that was built by the people of Baekje, using the natural topographic features to their advantage. Talc was processed to create rectangular walls on the east, north and west side. At the peak, there remains a place that is speculative to have been the command post, and there is a beacon fire station near the east wall.