HwangDung Rice Village, Okgwa-myeon is located 25 minutes away from
Gwangju where Honam Expressway and Okgwa IC lay. It neighbors Hwasun
and Damyang-gun and also interconnects Sunchang-gun and Namwon-gun
of Jeonbuk region making the village a traffic hub of the province.
Crystal clear water from Okgwa Stream and clean air along with
vast fertile HwangDung field (207ha) rich in clay makes HwangDung
Rice Village an ideal place for organic agriculture. The villages
are located around the HwangDung field.
They organize HwangDung Rice farming association foundation and
6 groups of Jakmokban for high quality agricultural products growing
and forwarding. And all residents run them actively with united
Also, uniquely, Jeonnam Science College is located in Myeon unit,
so it is center of education which is college village that has youth
We can feel it by name, it produces abundant fruits, and it has
appropriate condition to environmental agriculture that has clean
water, fresh air and wide argillaceous and fertile land which called
HwangDung field. Especially, HwangDung rice apple, grape and Dongbu
bean's sales volume is insufficient, and those act as motive power
of farm house income as competitive item and large income item.
As tourist resort, Okgwa art gallery which exhibits about 6,800
collection of artist Asan Jo Bang Won, Seongnyun Temple that Priest
Cheonghwa registered and we can see and experience priest's life
and ascetic exercise, and Seomjin River Nature learning center which
has graceful nature scene such as fresh and green Seomjin River.
Also, Mt. Seol which has fantastic rocks and stones and Gwanju
Country Club that is near the Gwanju and various sightseeing is
in there, therefore, it has optimized condition for traveling with