Muan Tideland

Muan Tideland
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
Map showing the location of Muan Tideland
Map showing the location of Muan Tideland
Location within South Korea
Location Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Nearest city Muan
Coordinates 35°04′34″N 126°22′30″E / 35.076°N 126.375°E / 35.076; 126.375Coordinates: 35°04′34″N 126°22′30″E / 35.076°N 126.375°E / 35.076; 126.375[1]
Area 35.6 km2 (13.7 sq mi)

Muan Tideland is a tideland of 35.6 km2 (13.7 sq mi) located in Muan Hyunkyungmeon, South Korea. Among many tidelands, Muan Tideland is first to be designated as provincial park. It is a wetland designated as Ramsar wetland and as a wetland protected area.

Current status

Hampyong Gulf, where Muan tideland is located, has a narrow mouth and a large inner part. The length of the gulf is 17 kilometres (11 mi), its width 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi), and its area is 344 km2 (133 sq mi). Due to effects of sand dunes and naturally eroded soils, Muan tideland consists of special geological features. At the edge of the tideland is an alluvial bed and well-developed sea cliff.

Muan tideland is a place where diverse ecology can be seen. With its shallow water and complicated coastline, Muan is a perfect place for many species to prosper. With many sea organisms, Muan is a tideland ecology sightseeing resort. Muan tideland was designated as Ramsar Convention wetland in January 2008.

Organisms in Muan


  • Zoysiagrass (Zoysia sinica)
  • Foxtail (diaspore) (Setaria viridis)
  • Wild oat (Avena fatua)
  • Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)
  • Sea blite (Suaeda asparagoides)
  • 12 other halophytes and 79 inner water living species



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