Suncheon Bay

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Suncheon Bay view

Located in Suncheon, Jeonnam in South Korea, Suncheon Bay is a coastal wetland, composed of a 3.5 km (2.2 mi) long stream, a 2,221 ha (5,490 acres) wide tideland and a 230 ha (570 acres) wide field of reeds. Due to its natural coast, it is the habitat of migratory birds and plants and animals. It is the first Korean coastal wetland, Suncheon Bay Ecological Park, to be registered on the list of The Ramsar Wetland on January 20, 2006.


Suncheon Bay's wide tideland, field of reeds, and salt swamp have their natural scenes undamaged. Salt swamp has a function in water pollution prevention and purification, keeping Suncheon Bay clean and undamaged. The shallow tideland at the river mouth has reasonable salt content, abundant organisms, and a healthy water quality. These characteristics make Suncheon Bay a spawning ground for fish, crab, shellfish, etc.


Animals hypothetically present

  • Otter (Lutra lutra)
  • Small-eared cat (Felis bengalensis manchurica)
  • Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)
  • Weasel (Mustela sibirica coreana)



  • Reed (Phragmites communis)
  • Aster tripolium
  • Plantago major for. yezomaritima


Ramsar Sites Information Service [1]

'Finding Wetland' by Ministry of Environment Republic of Korea

Coordinates: 34°50′34″N 127°30′22″E / 34.8428°N 127.506°E / 34.8428; 127.506