Cholla-bukto Travel Guide

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Kunsan

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Chonju

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Chongup

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Muju

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Puan

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Namwon

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Koch'ang

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Kunsan

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  • 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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  • Rafting with Kunsan's Outdoor Rec

    Kunsan Things to Do

    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 Boys in A-Town!

    Kunsan Restaurants

    Good portions of Bulgogi (beef, chicken or pork -- spicy, med spicy or no spicy). Best cucumber kimchi in A-town! Yaki...same as everywhere else. Spicy beef bulgogi, yaki, and cucumber kimchi!

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Chonju

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  • the only place to go...

    Chonju Nightlife

    The infamous JukeBox... You Either love it or hate it... I love it. It's one of the few places that you can dance in Jeonju where you arn't subjucted to dance to really bad Korean night club dance music. The atmosphere is really energetic. Many of the Korean university students tell us that JukeBox is an escape from reality. They dance like crazy...

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  • Martyr Mountain

    Chonju Things to Do

    Martyr Mountain is in the southern part of Jeonju next to one of several rivers that run through the city. The mountain is the final resting place of 6 Catholic missionaries who were killed for their beliefs. The mountain itself has a wonderful trail laden with crosses, biblical statues, and great views of the city below (on a nice day!). Near the...

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  • DeukJin Park

    Chonju Things to Do

    the park lies to the north of Jeonju close to Chonbuk national university. Towards the end of the summer thousands of lotus flowers bloom in Deukjin pond. It's quite beautiful. All through the summer you can see a water shows and rent rowboats and paddle boats.

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Chongup

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  • 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 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 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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Muju

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  • Visit the top and see SolchonBong

    Muju Things to Do

    On the top of the Solchon Base area (as opposed to the Mansun Base area), there is a nice panorama to see the rugged mountains.On the top of the 1520m mountain, there is a restaurant and a relatively modern temple structure. While there is no historical significance to these, they are a nice picturesque vantage point.Nearby, maybe another 20...

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  • Fight the crowds & try your luck on the...

    Muju Things to Do

    Just like most things in Korea, the Koreans ski in overcrowded masses. I've been fortunate to ski in many countries and continents and Korean ski resorts amaze me. They are perfectly happy to sit in lines that are long, ski on hills that are over crowded and eat in the cafeteria where you have to fight for seats. What one does, they all do...But if...

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  • Hit the driving range

    Muju Things to Do

    Behind the Hotel Tirol is a seasonal driving range that extends up the side of one of the lower slopes. For 13,000 won ($13) you get a huge basket of balls, an oversized driver, and a seven iron. It's a lot of fun, even if you're just a hack like me.

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Puan

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  • Jikso Waterfall

    Puan Things to Do

    Jikso waterfall (AKA Jikso pokpo) is located just out of Buan in the Jeollabukdo province. There are actually several ways to get there, but all involve hiking. I took the short path, but I couldn't tell you how to get there since I wasn't driving and we got lost a couple times.The next best path leaves from Naeso-sa, a temple about 40 minutes from...

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  • Dam it!

    Puan Off The Beaten Path

    OK...so who wants to go visit a dam right? Well if you're in Buan that might be all there is to see. Actually I can't speak from experience about that as I've never spent much time in the town. But passing through we stopped at the park at Buan dam.In the lower section of the park, just below the spillway oddly enough, is a fountain and man-made...

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Namwon

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  • Jirisan National Park

    Namwon Sports & Outdoors

    The mountain range spans three provinces and includes famous peaks, valleys, temples, hiking tracks, a hot spring and variety of wildlife. Cheonwangbong is the highest peak at 1915m above the sea. We entered the park from Namwon city. Could not hike due to rain, but the scenery was amazing. During autumn, maple trees give a reddish tinge to the...

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  • Gwanghalluwon Garden

    Namwon Things to Do

    As old as 1419. Place where Yi Mongnyong (son of chief magistrate of Namwon county) saw Chunhyang (daughter of a female entertainer) on a swing and fell in love with her. Several walkways, pavilions and structures. The picture shows a portrait of the heroine Chunhyang inside her shrine. It is said that unmarried people, if pray at Chunghyangsa...

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Koch'ang

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  • Goindol Park ( Dolmens Park )

    Koch'ang Things to Do

    Gochang Dolmens are over 85 difference places located( 6 group site ). This Dolmen Park's main site of Gochang county. The group of dolmens of this area is most distributed gently inclined place. This area is another called to group3 or course3.

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  • Gochang-eup Fortress ( Moyang Fortress )

    Koch'ang Things to Do

    Gochang-eup Fortress also known as Moyangseong was built in 1453, King Danjong, Joseon Dynasty. This fortress is 1,684m in circumference, 4~6m high and 165,858 square meters in area. There are three half-moon-shaped protrusions, six parapet structure and moats. This fortress was one of most beatuful and as well preserved fortress of Korea.

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  • Bus

    Koch'ang Transportation

    From Seoul Gangnam Express bus terminal ( Honam Line bus terminal ) to Gochang.07:00~19:00 ( interval 40~70minute )Take a time : 3hr 40min ( 12,700won/person )Seoul to Jeongeup06:30~23:00 ( interval 30~40min )Take a time : 3hrJeongeup to Gochang, take a time 30minute by intercity bus

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