South Korea Travel Guide

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Seoul

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3232,8492,1488

Busan

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350,945,91

Incheon

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56,178,39

Ulsan

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26,62,3

Suwon

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140,408,16

Daegu

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41,93,36

Jeju (city)

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59,166,37

Kunsan

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17,26,0

Andong

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43,78,0

Sorak-sanmaek

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107,437,0

Sokch'o

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27,106,0

Kyongju

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194,529,12

Songt'an

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19,85,0

Yongin

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25,102,0

Chongup

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13,58,0

Gwangju

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26,49,9

Naejangsan-kungnip-kongwon

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73,353,0

P'yongt'aek

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12,4,0

Taejon

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18,38,1

Nami-ri

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11,23,0

Ch'onan

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15,48,0

Tanyang

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43,278,0

Koje-do

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28,57,0

T'ongyong

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20,49,0

Chonju

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27,70,0

Chinju

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11,18,0

Pohang

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0,2,1

Okp'o-dong

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20,26,0

Chinhae

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6,14,0

Ansan

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4,3,1

Yosu

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16,35,1

Tamyang

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2,21,0

Asan

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5,21,0

Sobaek-sanmaek

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25,150,0

Pusan

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14,45,4

Naju

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3,5,0

Kap'yong

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2,3,0

Kanghwa-do

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16,29,0

Ch'ungju

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11,37,0

Seoul

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  • Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul

    Gyeongbokgung Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Things to Do

    Among the Four Royal Palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace is the most popular for tourists and is the one included in a half day City Tour of Seoul if you have a really long layover from Incheon Airport if riding Asiana or Korean Airlines (these tours are complimentary). Gyeongbok Palace was the Main Palace of the Chosun dynasty until it got...

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  • Oakwood Premier Coex Center

    Oakwood Premier Coex Center

    Seoul Hotels

    This is an extended stay hotel with outstanding amenities for business travelers and their families....

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  • Street Vendors, Seoul

    Street Vendors

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Seoul Restaurants

    Seoul is no exception than any other Asian country, street food in Seoul is remarkable. I was so curious about their local specialty. At first I'm doubting, this is a first time in my life see this kind of food. I have to stare at it for long time before I able to try it Now I'm on the food, which is one of the better aspects in Seoul. Tasty,...

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Busan

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  • Haedong Younggungsa Temple, Busan

    Haedong Younggungsa Temple

    Busan Things to Do

    This is a beautiful Buddhist temple located a bus ride away from Songjeong Beach. Apparently most Korean temples are located on mountains so this one is unusual as it is set next to the sea. When you arrive at the temple site, you will see a line of vendors' stalls. Then there is a row of statues leading up to the temple's main gate. Walk...

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  • The Westin Chosun Busan

    The Westin Chosun Busan

    Busan Hotels

    My wife and I have stayed twice at the Westin Chosun within the last three months. The rooms are...

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  • Bombay Brau, Busan

    Bombay Brau

    Busan Restaurants

    This was a newly opened place when I visited the Busan International Finance center. I was about to enter the Italian fusion restaurant Mad for Garlic that I noticed the smell of curry.It was right there in front of Mad for Garlic. We immediately changed our dinner venue and headed for Bombay Brau. We had to wait outside a few minutes to get...

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Incheon

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  • Incheon Airport, Incheon

    Incheon Airport

    Incheon Transportation

    Incheon Airport is the gateway to Korea. It is located an hour west of Seoul, on an island outside of Incheon. Incheon is a beautiful, modern airport that opened in 2002, just in time for the World Cup. Incheon's 35 million passengers per year makes it the eighth busiest airport in the world.The airport has been named the world's best airport each...

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  • Hyatt Regency Incheon

    Hyatt Regency Incheon

    Incheon Hotels

    A short bus ride from the airport, the check-in was busy but probably not the best timing on my...

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  • Incheon Subway & Airport Express Train, Incheon

    Incheon Subway & Airport Express Train

    Incheon Transportation

    Incheon is located at the end of Seoul Subway Line 1, so is easily accessible from Seoul. Incheon also has its own subway line that runs north/south intersecting Line 1 at Bupyeong Station. Subway trains run every 6 to 10 minutes on weekdays from about 5am to midnight. From Incheon to Seoul Station is about 40 km, it will take perhaps an hour, and...

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Ulsan

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  • Ilsan Beach, Ulsan

    Ilsan Beach

    Ulsan Things to Do

    Having visited Daewangam National Park, the next place was, naturally, the IIsan Beach.There plenty of food outlets including live seafood outlets along the road beside the beach.

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  • Lotte Hotel Ulsan

    Lotte Hotel Ulsan

    Ulsan Hotels

    Simply the best hotel in Ulsan that has western amenities. I've stayed in a few hotels around Ulsan...

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  • Daewangam National Park, Ulsan

    Daewangam National Park

    Ulsan Things to Do

    Ulsan is an industrial city and there aren't many interesting tourist sites to visit. The place that attracted us is the Daewangam National Park.It is a lovely scene with a nice beach beside it.

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Suwon

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  • Yeongdong Market, Suwon

    Yeongdong Market

    Suwon Things to Do

    Yeongdong Market is a busy traditional market located right next to Paldalmun, or the main southern gate, of Hwaseong. The market opened in 1917 and has undergone significant modernization efforts in recent years. This market specializes in textiles, and traditional Korean hanbok stores make up about one third of the shops here. The market...

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  • Ramada Plaza Suwon

    Ramada Plaza Suwon

    Suwon Hotels

    940 Ingye-Dong Paldal-Gu, Suwon, 442-832, South Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Sundaeguk Restaurant, Suwon

    Sundaeguk Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Suwon Restaurants

    While exploring Suwon, we stopped at a place called Seohwa Gobchang, a sundaeguk restaurant. We sat right next to a pile of fresh pig heads and other odds an ends in the kitchen that all went into our tasty sundaeguk, a soup made with intestines, blood sausage, slices of pig's ear, and other scrap meats. The soup was fairly bland, but it was...

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Daegu

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  • Visit Keimyung College, Daegu

    Visit Keimyung College

    Daegu Things to Do

    The local college in Daegu is Kiemyung College. It is rather new, and the buildings are very beautiful. The college is built into a hilside. At the top is the church. All very spectacular.On the campus there is a re-creation of an ancient school and village. It shows in exact detail how an old village and school would look a few hundred years ago....

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  • Eldis Regent Hotel

    Eldis Regent Hotel

    Daegu Hotels

    This is a 4 star hotel in the center of Daegu City. As you would expect, the rooms are perfect. Good...

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  • How to get to Haeinsa, Daegu

    How to get to Haeinsa

    Daegu Off The Beaten Path

    In my opinion the best way to get there is from Seo-bu Bus station in Daegu. There are about 15 buses a day to the Haeinsa area from Seo-bu Bus Station. The price is about 7,000W. It should stop in front of the Gaya National Park building. Then it will cost about about 10,000W to get to the Haeinsa turnoff. Then its a 1 km walk to the temple and...

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Jeju (city)

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  • Ilchulbong Peak, Jeju (city)

    Ilchulbong Peak

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    Seongsan Ilchulbong is an extinct volcanic crater that one could climb and come down from within an hour. There is a concrete pathway and stairway to the top with 2 rest stops along the way. Once you reach the crater rim you are rewarded with a magnificent and majestic view of the eastern coast, which is why the place has been designated a World...

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  • Lotte Hotel Jeju

    Lotte Hotel Jeju

    Jeju (city) Hotels

    Lotte Hotel Jeju is a luxury 5 Seogwipo city center.Easy Jeju-Airport access to and from hotel...

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  • Udo Island, Jeju (city)

    Udo Island

    Jeju (city) Things to Do

    Udo, is located on the northeast of Seongsan-ri, 3.5 kilometres off the coast of Jeju, South Korea. This is the largest of the islands included in Jeju-si. Udo, literally "Cow Island" in Chinese, has this name because it looks like a cow lying down. (Wikipedia)

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Kunsan

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  • Saemanguem Art Hall, Kunsan

    Saemanguem Art Hall

    Kunsan Things to Do

    I saw the musical with my friends from Japan, China, Philippines, Turkey so on... It was really great time !! what i want to say is Non-verbal performance so we don't need to afraid to watching it it's the best and they can understand what they are doing unless they read the leaflet!! I want to share all of foreigners to get Korean style of...

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  • Ariul sotry, Kunsan

    Ariul sotry

    Kunsan Things to Do

    I saw the musical with my friends from Japan, China, Philippines, Turkey so on... It was really great time !! what i want to say is Non-verbal performance so we don't need to afraid to watching it it's the best and they can understand what they are doing unless they read the leaflet!! I want to share all of foreigners to get Korean style of...

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  • Getting around Gunsan, Kunsan

    Getting around Gunsan

    Kunsan Transportation

    When I was first stationed there in 74-75, my friend and I got our houseboy to make up 2 index cards. On one side was English and the reverse was in Korean. One card asked how to get to the bus station, and the other asked which bus took us vback to Gunsan city. We would leave the airbase on the local bus, go to the main bus terminal downtown, and...

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Andong

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  • How to Andong or Hahoe Village?, Andong

    How to Andong or Hahoe Village?

    Andong Transportation

    From Seoul to Andong.Train from Seoul Cheongryangri station, it's take 3hr 30min.Bus from Dong Seoul bus terminal, it's take 3hrAndong to Hahoe village by city bus no 46, it's take 50min.

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  • Buyongdae Hill, Andong

    Buyongdae Hill

    Andong Things to Do

    Great view place of village.Cross the river on a boat and rises the hill is about 20 minutes.Buyongdae Hill is there are perpect view point for Hahoe village.

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  • Getting to/from Andong by public transit, Andong

    Getting to/from Andong by public transit

    Andong Transportation

    Andong is north of Deagu and there is no real express connection from either Seoul or from Busan. Most frequent and express connections are through Daegu. Therefore I have to say, it is not really that convenient from either.By bus:To/From Seoul - you can find a direct bus between Andong and Seoul (I believe from Dong-Seoul station). It goes...

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Sorak-sanmaek

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  • Map of Sorak, Sorak-sanmaek

    Map of Sorak

    Sorak-sanmaek General

    Map of Mount Sorak National Park are located in Strategic Areas and are written in Korean and English but I would suggest that you can just get free brochures with the maps included at the ticket booth before buying the entrance tickets to save you time plus you can plan your mode of exploring the park! the free maps and the large maps around the...

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  • Bronze Buddha, Sorak-sanmaek

    Bronze Buddha

    Sorak-sanmaek Things to Do

    On the path to Sinheungsa Temple, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high and what a sight and I must take pictures of It, It reminds me of the Bronze Buddha in Nara, Japan.

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  • Sinheungsa Temple 1, Sorak-sanmaek

    Sinheungsa Temple 1

    Sorak-sanmaek Things to Do

    Sinheungsa Temple is a short 10min walk away from the Sorak Park entrance hence many visit because of its close proximity to it. Sinheungsa is a temple which used to be called Hyangseongsa. On the path to Sinheungsa, there is a great bronze statue called Bronze Jwabul Statue, which is well over 10 meters high. Just beyond the statue, which is on a...

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Sokch'o

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  • Sokcho to/from Seoul, Sokch'o

    Sokcho to/from Seoul

    Sokch'o Transportation

    There is no train that directly services Sokcho. There are however bus options from both the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal and the Gangnam Express Bus Terminal. Total journey takes around 4 hours. Departures are about every hour. The buses don’t have toilets or amenities, but make at least one stop.

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  • cheap buses..., Sokch'o

    cheap buses...

    Sokch'o Transportation

    You can take number 7 for seorak mountain.There is a bus from sokcho-city to seorak mountain. It takes 20min to Mt,seorak.

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  • Sokcho City, Sokch'o

    Sokcho City

    Sokch'o Things to Do

    Sokcho City is the nearest city to Mount Sorak National park and is usually the starting point for a tour of the Park. Sockho is actually above the 38th parallel and was part of North Korea before (after the war, North Korea Captured kaesong and Onjin peninsula from the south and the South captured Sokcho and the Surrounding areas). It is also the...

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Kyongju

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  • Bulguksa Temple, Kyongju

    Bulguksa Temple

    Kyongju Things to Do

    Visit the Bulguksa Temple, originally built in the 6. and 7. century and destroyed by the Japanese in 1593, then slowly rebuild. Go there with bus # 10 and 11, 1200 or 1500 Won, a bit over 1 hour from the town. From there you can go with bus # 12 to the Seokguram Grotto also a UNESCO World Heritage Site constructed in the 8. century. Both have a...

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  • Kyungju Hilton Hotel

    Kyungju Hilton Hotel

    Kyongju Hotels

    370 Shinpyung-dong, Kyongju, 780-290, South Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Local buses in Gyeongju, Kyongju

    Local buses in Gyeongju

    Kyongju Transportation

    There is a good bus system in Gyeongju and surroundings, with bus # 10 and 11 particularly useful for the tourist. They are either 1200 or 1500 Won, you put your money in a box next to the driver, change is given, but no transfer.

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Songt'an

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  • Jong-Un Bulgogi House, Songt'an

    Jong-Un Bulgogi House

    Songt'an Restaurants

    Jong-Un Bulgogi is a great and inexpensive restaurant that offers bulgogi, along with a variety of other dishes including barbecue, soups, bebimbap, mandu, and much more. Prices are very inexpensive, with dolsot bebimbap costing only about 6,000 won and beer perhaps 4,000 won. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jong-Un-Bulgogi-House/1407862202784328

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  • Jong-Un Bulgogi Restaurant, Songt'an

    Jong-Un Bulgogi Restaurant

    Songt'an Restaurants

    Jong-Un Bulgogi is a great and inexpensive restaurant that offers bulgogi, along with a variety of other dishes including barbecue, soups, bebimbap, mandu, and much more. Prices are very inexpensive, with dolsot bebimbap costing only about 6,000 won and beer perhaps 4,000 won. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jong-Un-Bulgogi-House/1407862202784328

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  • Gamgol Sundaeguk Restaurant, Songt'an

    Gamgol Sundaeguk Restaurant

    Songt'an Restaurants

    During my 2013 visit to Korea, I discovered sundae (pronounced soon-day), a tasty Korean blood sausage served at many street vendor stands. We really liked this simple dish and tried it a few different times.When I returned to Korea in 2014, I wanted to try some sundae again, but just couldn't get a good opportunity. I finally stumbled upon a...

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Yongin

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  • Get a Discount for the Admission Fee, Yongin

    Get a Discount for the Admission Fee

    Yongin Things to Do

    Now if you're going to Everland on your own, do yourself a favour and visit the theme park website to print yourself a discount voucher. You'll save 2,000 won on the usual 33,000 won entrance fee. For kids below 13, you pay 22,000 ( after a discount). I've provided the weblink, haha. Alternatively, visit the Korean National Tourism Office in your...

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  • Everland 6 (European Adventure), Yongin

    Everland 6 (European Adventure)

    Yongin Things to Do

    this one is in the European Adventure Part of Everland, we were lounging around and taking pictures, afterwards we took the cable car to the Global Fair Main Street and go back to Seoul.

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  • Everland 5 (Magic Land), Yongin

    Everland 5 (Magic Land)

    Yongin Things to Do

    this in Magic Land part of Everland. We had a 4d ride with a korean monkey hero and into a jungle river cruise (similar to disneyland) and the waiting time was 1 hour and the ride was about 6 minutes and I was also soaked there.

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Chongup

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  • Jeongeup Town (Part 1), Chongup

    Jeongeup Town (Part 1)

    Chongup Things to Do

    Jeongeup (sometimes pronounced as Chongup in English) is a relative small town of about 140,000 people. This town is located at the Jeollabuk-do province in southern part of South Korea, somewhere in-between the more famous cities of Jeonju and Gwangju. The main Honam Expressway is just next to this town, so transportation by bus is convenient....

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  • Jeongeup Town (Part 2), Chongup

    Jeongeup Town (Part 2)

    Chongup Things to Do

    If you want to experience life in a typical Korean town, then Jeongeup could be an ideal choice. However, you must be prepared for the language barrier (hardly anyone knows English here). Also, the town itself does not have many major attractions, as most of them are located in the nearby areas, especially Naejangsan National Park which is famous...

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  • Attractions around Jeongeup town, Chongup

    Attractions around Jeongeup town

    Chongup Things to Do

    Unfortunately there are not many major attractions in Jeongeup town itself. However, there are quite a number in the surrounding areas, namely:- Naejangsan National Park and attractions (a few kilometres south of Jeongeup, famous national park worth visiting. See my VT Naejangsan page for more information and photographs).- Jeon Bongjun's Old...

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