Wando with history and tradition of marine pioneering alive
This is a place where the adventurous spirit of marine king Jang Bogo rests who conquered international marine trade between Silla, Tang and Japan and ruled the sea 1200 years ago. It is renewing itself from new maritime period of 21st century to the center of marine logistics, marine industry and leisure & resort industry.
Base of Trade in Southwest Coast Opening up to the World
It will develop into an international tourism and trade port that attracts tourists from China by reinforcing the international port function and recovering the marine activities from the Cheonghaejin era as the advance base for Chinese trade.
Attractie City Harmonizing with Clean Coast
It will be developed into a pleasant and beautiful leisure & resort town as a clean region harmonizing with environmental preservation and development through eco-friendly development reserving the unique eco-system and landscape resource.
Center of Unique Marine Leisure and Tourism Industry
It will be developed into the center of marine industry by building expressways to improve accessibility to prepared tourist attraction with traditional culture of islands, clean waters and beautiful natural environment, expanding and paving national highways, constructing new bridges and discovering and restoring historical sites.
Due to the regional characteristics, Wando has advantages in investment in port, resort, leisure and tourism facilities than any other regions. Wando port was designated as an international port in 1992, and since then, ships of 50,000 tons are entering and departing freely. Also, as the center of leisure and resort in archipelago marine national park, there are cobalt colored waters and beautiful beach fishing sites on each and every 200 islands. It is a beautiful and generous land with the culture and history of island.
Wando-gun is where modern and the past coexist. It is the optimum site for investing in development of leisure yachts, golf and leisure forest, seawater hot pools, pensions and marine leisure towns and a valuable land saved for investors.
- Air Seoul ↔ Gwangju & Mokpo Airport (1 hour) / Jeju ↔ Gwangju Airport (1 hour) / Muan International Airport
- Rail Seoul ↔ Gwangju (150 minutes) / Seoul ↔ Mokpo (170 minutes)
- Car Wando ↔ Seoul (6 hours) / Wando ↔ Gwangju (2 hours) / Wando ↔ Mokpo (90 minutes) / Wando ↔ Gwangju (via expressway to be completed in 2014: 40 minutes)
- Sea Wando Trade Port: Wando ↔ Jeju (3 hours)