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Chuncheon, city surrounded by water
Introduction Food Related articles
Main tourist attractions Accommodations Transportation
Festivals and performances Tourist information Photo gallery
[Introduction to Chuncheon]
The provincial capital city of Gangwon-do is nestled in the heart of the famous tourist city of Chuncheon. This city is tucked away in a basin with Uiamho Lake to the west, Chuncheonho Lake and Soyangho Lake to the north, and Sinyeongang River to the south making this a city surrounded by water. The numerous lakes in the region cause many foggy days. Close proximity to Seoul makes this a popular daytrip destination.
This popular riverside tourist destination has many places to visit, including Namiseom, Jungdo Island, Cheongpyeongsa Temple, Gongjicheon area, Wido Island, Soyanggang River, Samaksan Mountain, Deongseon Waterfall, Gugok Waterfall, Jipdarigol Natural Forest, and Chuncheon Hunting Camp. Looking at the topography of Chuncheon, one can clearly tell that it is a lakeside city, with Wido, Namiseom, and Uiam Islands near the center. As a result, aquatic sports are very popular. There are regular ferries at Soyangho, Uiam, and Chuncheon Lakes; many people enjoy fishing in these areas. Famous foods in Chuncheon include makguksu and dakgalbi.
Festivals in the region include the Snow and Ice Festival, Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Chuncheon Anitown Festival, Chuncheon Makguksu Festival, MBC Riverside Song Festival, Chuncheon Puppet Festival and Chuncheon International Theatre Festival. Chuncheon also hosts the Chuncheon International Marathon and the Korea Open Chuncheon International Taekwondo Championship. The many festivals in the region make it a great place to visit any time of the year.
Population : 252,019 people(2002)
Land size : 1,116.43㎢
[Chuncheon's main tourist attractions]

Cheongpyeongsa Temple
청평사
Namiseom Island
남이섬
Soyangho Lake
소양호
Chuncheon's Myeong-dong Street
춘천 명동거리

Jungdo Island
중도관광지
Gongjicheon Area
공지천유원지
Gangchon Recreational Area
강촌유원지

[Chuncheon's Festivals & Performances]

Chuncheon International Mime Festival Chuncheon Puppet Festival Korea Open Chuncheon International Taekwondo Championships International
[Food in Chuncheon]

Chuncheon's Dakgalbi
춘천 명동 닭갈비 골목
Chuncheon Makguksu 
춘천막국수

[Accommodations in Chuncheon]
There are many lodging facilities located near the Chuncheon Intercity Bus Terminal. It is only a 15~20 minute walk or 3~5 minute taxi ride from the Chuncheon Train Station.

Hotel reservation page-Hodo Tour

[Chuncheon tourist information]
Chuncheon Train Station Tourist Information Center
Location : 190 beonji, Geunhwa-dong, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do
For more information call the Travel Phone : +82-33-252-3600(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Business hours : 09:00~18:00
Open 7 days a week, year round
There are brochures and maps available in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Gongjicheon Area tourist information center : located in Jonggak
Location : 36-1 beonji, Geunhwa-dong, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do
For more information call the Travel Phone : +82-33-252-3600(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Business hours : 09:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
Open 7 days a week year round
Additional info: There are brochures and maps available in English, Chinese, and Japanese.
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[Transportation]

Seoul→Chuncheon
Train

The Gyeongchun Line operates trains from Seoul to Chuncheon. Approximately 21 Trains run daily from Seoul's Cheongnyangni Station to Chuncheon from 5:25 a.m. ~10:30 p.m.

Express bus terminal

Buses come every 15 minutes at the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal from 6:00 a.m. ~ 9:20 p.m. Approximately 1 hour 30 minute trip.

Information on Eastern Seoul Bus Terminal
Approximately 40 buses run daily from Sangbong Bus Terminal from 5:40 a.m. ~ 9:30 p.m. (1 hour 30 minute trip).

Information on Sangbong Bus Terminal
Departing from locations other than Seoul
Train
Express Bus
Transportation
The close proximity of tourist sites in the downtown area including Jungdo Island, Gongjicheon area, Chuncheon's Myeong-dong Street makes taking a taxi a good way to save time and economical as well. Buses are recommended when traveling to Namiseom or Gangchon, and trains or buses are a good idea when traveling to further places like Cheongpyeongsa Temple. For more detailed information stop by one of the local tourist information centers.
[Photo gallery]

Date 10/14/2009



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