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    Rafting with Kunsan's Outdoor Rec

    by Bruce2008 Written Jan 20, 2008

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    Rafting daytrip. About $25 includes bus transportation to the rafting site and back to Kunsan Air Base. Includes some minor rafting instruction, shower house at the end of the raft trip, guides, and lunch after the showers.

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    Cherry Blossom Festival

    by skootter01 Written Jun 25, 2004

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    Cherry Blossom Tunnel

    This picture is a little dark and doesn't do justice to the scene at Eunpa Lake. During the Cherry Blossom festival there are a couple of locations that you should check out in Kunsan. One of them is the tunnel-like road shown here at Eunpa. It really is beautiful with the whitish-pink blossoms almost illuminating the road.

    The festival itself takes place around the first weekend in April. There is a fair, complete with beauty contest and carnival games, held at the stadium at the edge of town. Of course there are quite a few cherry trees there as well.

    The final place to see would be Wolmyeong park. It's really amazing to see the cherry trees poking out from the pines that usually dominate the scenery.

    If you are a runner, there is a marathon as well. The starting point is Kunsan and it finishes in Jeonju. The road itself is lined with cherry trees and makes for some spectacular scenery whether you are out for the run or (like me) driving the course later in the week.

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    Buddhist Temple

    by Brian1of1 Written Jun 3, 2004

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    I enjoy taking long walks in all the cities I visit, and in Kunsan City I visited this Buddhist Temple a few times. It's quiet and there's a pretty nice view of the Kunsan Harbor.

    To get there, uh, is a little difficult to explain. There's a new coffee shop/mall and it's up the street from there. Also, if you can make your way to the Olympic Flame monument which overlooks the city, it's just down the hill from there.

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    Eunpa Lake

    by skootter01 Updated Aug 25, 2003

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    Eunpa is a pretty big lake on the outskirts of town on the way to Kunsan University. Here you can rent paddle boats, rowboats, or even take a spin around the lake in a ski boat - no skiing or swimming however. There's even a small amusement park down the road a bit.

    Also this is where many people gather to ride inline skates in the main parking lot or take a leisurely stroll by the lake. It is possible to walk around the whole lake, but it takes about 2 hours and there isn't really a single path or road to follow.

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    Wolmyeong Park

    by skootter01 Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    I've been told that Wolmyeong Park is the largest "city park" in Korea. Whether that is true or not, I can't say, but it is a pretty large park with great views of the city and surrounding countryside.

    The picture here is of a cluster of houses adjacent to the park. There are trails leading in and out of the park from all over the city though there is only one main paved trail throughout the length of the park.

    The main attraction here is the Susi Tower. It's in the shape of a flame and symbolizes the way the surrounding water protects the city - or something like that. Anyways, it's also the symbol of the city and there's a great view from there.

    You could probably spend days exploring all of the trails criss-crossing the hills and mountains. The highest mountain (Chombahngsahn) really is just a hill at an astounding 137m high.

    You'll find many people on the main trail, and at times it's elbow to elbow and you have to wait to move. However, if you venture up one of the dirt trails to the mountain tops you'll find less traffic and great views.

    And, after all, if you get lost and come out somewhere that you don't know, you can always catch a cab for a couple bucks almost anywhere. You gotta love that...

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  • Aug 4, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    There really is a lot to do in Gunsan. While I still have much more to visit, the best thing to do is find an information booth(like at a bus station) and get some tourist information then decide what you want to do.
    They have a war memorial down by the sea and there is a sea wall which takes you to Sinsi-do(Sinsi island). Eunpa park is really pretty in the spring and fall. During the spring they have light shows with the fountains and the whole bridge lights up. In the summer and fall it is just a beautiful park to walk if you are looking for a relaxing time. They have many little cafes lining the park as well as the famous Italian restaurant (bit pricey) Pardiso. Eunpa park is known as the face of Gunsan for its beautiful cherry blossoms which help set the mood for romantic couples. On the bridge they have many love themes and in April they have a large festival which happens there.

    If you are looking for a little more night life. Head towards Beer Garden. While I don't know the street name, there are a lot of little bars and clubs all concentrated in one street. At Beer Garden, you can taste some delicious Korean food and wash it down with a very tall glass( about 20 inch tall glass). M2 is a cool club just up the road where the bartenders play with fire.

    When July rolls around be sure to head to Mudfest. Concerts, Beaches and all kinds of people to ooze or cringe over. BYOB

    CGV and Lotte Cinema are nice movie theaters with Korean subtitles, so you'll never have to miss the new movies coming out.
    Lotte Mart or E-mart are the two competing "Walmart's" of South Korea. You can find most anything you need here except for a plethora of electronics in which case you might want to visit a Samsung or other electronics store(they're everywhere).

    The three last places I'd mention are Gunsan university if you are looking to meet college kids. There is a shopping district near CGV which has many little cafe's, computer/cellphone shops, restaurants and miscellaneous goods stores. I believe it is after the first or 2nd left if you were to look away from the building which looks like a symphony hall across the street from CGV. If you've seen it then you will know what I'm talking about.
    The last place is a shopping district which has all kinds of clothing stores and i think some souvenir stores. There use to be a stream which runs through the street but I think they might only operate it during the spring. I only have a picture of it but am unsure of the name.

    Regardless of what you do, be sure you don't waste your whole time working or drinking(especially if you are military) as there really is a ton of stuff to get out an see.

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