Suncheon is situated approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) south of Seoul, the country's capital, and approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of Busan.
Intrepid travelers will enjoy venturing even further off the tourist trail by exploring the other towns, cities and attractions in the vicinity of Suncheon. Head 16 miles (26 kilometers) northwest from Suncheon to Yeosu, where you can visit the Golf Plaza and Odong-Do Fountain.
While you are on holiday in Suncheon, don't forget to see Gwangju. Approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) away, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you can find Guus Hiddink Stadium, Gwangju National Museum and Naejangsan National Park. Gwangju Art and Culture Center and Mudeungsan Provincial Park are also good spots for calling into while you are here.
The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they first arrive in a new place are the ones that offer a window into the local culture. Make a trip to South Jeolla's craft workshops and history museums. This region is home to some significant temples, guaranteed to delight visitors of all faiths and denominations.
Take some time to relax upon the region's waters and enjoy popular watersports such as boating or swimming. There are many ways to get active in the great outdoors in and around Suncheon. Hiking and mountain climbing are two ways active visitors can get their fix.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time return home, head to the nearest major airport in Yeosu, 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the southeast.