Gurim-myeon looks like a basin as it is surrounded by mountains, but has broad
farms and much water supply to develop the agricultural society early. It
is assumed that it was first settled by people in Prehistoric Times, but there
is no definite evidence or record. It seems to have been a tribal nation
or group included in Ma-han during the Time of Three Hans. According to
[Pure Streams Note] published during the reign of Chosun King Yeongjo, it was
divided into Guam-bang and Murim-bang and Iam-bamg was renamed Guam-myeon in
1897년(34th year of the reign of Chosun King Gojong). Gurim Village is
well-known for Taegeuk Water and long lifespan of the villagers. Gurim
Village is on a basin-like land 200m above sea level and surrounded by mountain
ranges. Therefore, all the waters sourcing from Gurim-myeon only flow
through by Mireuk Pavilion of Anjeong-ri. Also, it is worldly known as
a long-life village that has been introduced in Times periodicals. Multonggol
Village mostly engages in producing lettuce and mushrooms. With the pure
water, the lettuce and mushrooms of our village is nationally renowned. The
youngsters of the village actively participate in village ceremonies and the
old-aged seniors participate in the farm work to brighten and vitalize the village.
1. Run about an hour on National Highway #27 from Jeonju or take 88 Express
Way and National Highway #27 from Gwangju, to take National Highway #21, Multonggol
Village is in about 50 minutes’ drive.
① <From Jeonju> Take National Highway #27 toward Imsil/Sunchang and
pass Gui and Unam Reservoirs to arrive at Gangjin-myeon, Imsil. Proceed
to #27 toward Sunchang to arrive at a 3-way junction connecting to National
Highway #21. Follow the road sign to Sunchang.
② <Express Way> Use Honam Express Way to Taein I.C and take National
Highway #30 toward Chilbo, Imsil and Gangjin. Pass Seomjin River Dan and
Okjeong Lake to continue on to National Highway #27. Take #27 toward Sunchang
(straight in the 2-way junction) to #21.
③ <From Sunchang> From Gwangju through 88 Express Way, get off at
Sunchang IC to Sunchang and take National Highway #27 toward Jeonju/Imsil. Make
a left turn at Imgye-myeon Road Sign.
2. Public Transportations
1) Seoul↔Jeonju: Express buses depart every 10 minutes at Gangnam Express
2) Seoul↔Gwangju: Express buses depart every 10 minutes at Gangnam Express
3) Seoul↔Sunchang: Express buses depart 8 time a day at Gangnam Express
4) Jeonju↔Sunchang: Use Non-stop, Suburban buses
5) Gwangju↔Sunchang: Use Non-stop, Suburban buses
6) Take Local Transit from Sunchang toward Gurim-myeon