A wide estuary and tidal flatland, Suncheon Bay became an established natural eco-park in 2004. The government is trying to keep these salt marshes and muddy flats clean despite increased industrialization and development of the city nearby. Over 25 endangered birds stop here along their migratory routes. The most spectacular are the hooded cranes that stop here between October and March. Black-faced spoonbills, spoonbill sandpipers, and the Kentish plover also nest here among traditional human residents fishing, farming seaweed, and gathering mollusks. The best time to see our feathered friends is in the winter, but dress warmly since the ocean breezes can be quite chilly. You can take a boat around the area for W6,000 ($6.45/£3.25) adults, W3,000 ($3.25/£1.60) for kids.
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