Gwangyang Maehwa Village is located at where the Seomjin River
ends and embraces the edge of Baekdu Mountains and Geumcheon valley.
Each year the village holds "the Annual Apricot Blossom Festival",
attracting five hundred thousand tourists each year. The village
is also famous for producing the ten percent of the nations Japanese
apricots and also for harvesting the chestnuts from the Seomjin
River and lots of other local specialties.
Daap-myeon, in which the Maehwa Village is located, consists
of eight hundred families, a total of 2260 people and a length of
18 Ri (1 ri is equivalent to 0.4Km). On the other side of the Seomjin
river lies the Gyeongnam area and Hadong district so this village
has acted as a long time gateway between the east and west of the
The Seomjin river is one of the biggest rivers in the country
and the quality of the water is grade one which is the clearest
letting the natural habit thrive around it.
There are tourist spots such as Mt. Baegun, Geumcheon Valley.
Namdo Bridge, Maehwa Village still company.
Most of the locals grow the local crops like apricots, chestnuts
and pears and harvest clams from the river. The local pear is famous
and has its own special brand with a great potential of growth.
Also the village has very good communications infrastructure allowing
the people to use the internet as a marketing tool, increasing their