Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is situated about 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the north of Mokpo, while Jeju Island is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the south.
A trip to the cities, towns and villages in the area of Mokpo will reward you with a different experience of the unique landscapes, architecture and people of South Jeolla. Gwangju and Hwasun are two more places worth visiting while you're in South Jeolla.
Get some transportation head to Gwangju, a transport and retail hub for the area, located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Mokpo. The city offers a number of points of interest, for example Naejangsan National Park, Mudeungsan Provincial Park and Gwangju National Museum. Gwangju has plenty to offer travelers keen to explore a little deeper. Guus Hiddink Stadium and Gwangju Art and Culture Center are some of the other attractions worth visiting.
If you ask a local for their must-see places around Mokpo, more often than not they'll point to South Jeolla's gardens. One of the most popular ways to get a true feel for a destination is by gaining an understanding of its past. While in South Jeolla, be sure to stop by the area's fine castles.
Mix a little learning with leisure on your travels by joining a group of like-minded travelers on one of Mokpo's popular city walking tours. The area around Mokpo offers some exciting ways to enjoy its unique landscapes. Active types can join one of the many mountain climbing or hiking excursions available here.
For those who intend on arriving and departing by air, keep in mind that the handiest major airport is Muan International Airport, 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the north of Mokpo.