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Tideland Experience

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Tidelands, the source of life
  Generally, mudflats are flat coastal wetlands that form when fine particles of sand or mud are deposited by tides in a placid coast for a long time.

The coastal wetlands are under the water in high tide, but are exposed in the air in low tide and sediments are delivered and deposited gradually. Tidal range of Yellow Sea in Korea is quiet difference of in and out of coastal lines and tidal range is huge very due to geographical feature that is a long bay. 80% of the total mud flats are distributed in the west coast area and mud flats in Yellow Sea, Korea is considered the world 5th mud flats with the east coast in Canada, the east coast in USA, coast of the North Sea and the Amazon river basin.

Mud flats were considered as useless lands and became an object of reclamation and projects in late 1980’s under the name of ‘Yellow sea development.’ However, the mud flats’ ecological values such as purification of rivers and the sea water, flood controlling are come out into the open recently and preservation campaigns have been rose up.

Mud flats of Jeonnam

There are many good tidelands, because Jeollanamdo has long rias coast from the Yellow Sea to the south sea. The representative tidelands for good mud flat experiencing places are Suncheon bay where is registered in Ramsar Convention, a mud flat in Shinan where is famous for sea salt, a mud flat in Muan where is famous for small octopuses and Deukryang bay where is a repository of tideland’s living creatures.

Mud flat experiencing event

Mud flat experiencing event is an experiencing event that uses the natural mud flats which spread in the seas, observes various living creatures and collects it. While seeing the clean ocean that spread widely under the blue sky, the happiness of collecting living creatures in mud flats such as lungworms, crabs and shell gathering of cockles and manila clams and being together with children can give different happiness to tourists of family units.

Mud flat experiencing event

  • Reference : Suncheon bay Natural Ecology Park http://www.suncheonbay.go.kr/
  • Contact for Inquiry : Jeollanamdo Tourism Information Center 061)286-4052, 061)285-9045

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