[Unexplored Korea] Top 5 Things To Do In Cherwon (not DMZ)

Cherwon is a city in Gangwon province, located 83 kilometers away from Seoul and extending all the way to the most mysterious place in the Korean peninsula – the one and only DMZ! Even though it is still not as popular as other cities around the demilitarized zone, such as Paju or Ganghwa Island, it is definitely becoming more and more popular, especially after the Peace Train Festival, which was held in the area last month.

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[Festivals in Korea] Chuncheon Inrnational Mime Festival 2019!

We finally made it! We visited Chuncheon International Mime festival this year and totally loved it! I have been wanting to visit this festival since I first came to Korea and finally we have made time to visit it in 2019. As you might have already guessed from the title, Korea’s mime festival is traditionally being held in Chuncheon – a lovely town about 2 hours away from Seoul.

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[Korea travel] Chuncheon Folk Flea Market

When it comes to Asia, despite the fact that their primary purpose is not ever related to tourism, markets are always one of the main tourist attractions in every city, you’d ever go to. Chuncheon is not an exception and has to offer even more than a regular person would ever expect. In addition to its normal markets scattered all around the city, there is also a Chuncheon Folk Flea Market (kor. 춘천 풍물시장 ), which was created by over 80 street sellers from Chuncheon’s main commercial district and has become one of the most interesting, liveliest markets within the city

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[Korea Travel] Wonju Hanji Theme Park

Do you know what does Hanji mean? It is a Korean word, which means Korean Hand-made paper inner bark of paper mulberry. Because of the original materials used, as well as the way of making this paper, Hanji is very soft, but strong at the same time and is believed to be very strong and not decompose as easily as regular paper does. This is one of the main reasons why Hanji was used not only as regular paper but also to make certain kinds of clothing an interior details. In the past, it was widely used, even as a part of the furniture, and remains an important part of Korean culture up to this day.

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[Korea Travel] Space, Art, Nature in one place – our visit to Museum SAN

Living in South Korea’s biggest city sometimes can be really exhausting. Even though I totally love my life in Seoul, there are moments when I just simply want to escape from the city racket and relax surrounded by nature. This is one of my main reasons for traveling to Gangwon province more this year.

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[Korea Travel] One day visit to Alpaca World

Alpacas are fascinating animals. Some people confuse them with llamas, which they look really similar to, Alpacas are actually domesticated versions of vicuñas, South American ruminants and are noticeably smaller than llamas and are less likely to spit on you as soon as they get a chance!

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[Gimyujeong Station] A Romantic weekend getaway just an hour away from Seoul

Gimyujeong station is located in Chuncheon city, Gangwon province. It is the closest city in Gangwon province which is easily reachable by subway. If you have read some of my previous blog posts, you might be familiar with its name, as Chuncheon is one of my favorite weekend getaways not far from Seoul.

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[Korea Travel] Samtan Art Mine – On Old Coal Mine Turned Into an Art Space

Samtan art mine is a cultural tourist attraction with a post-apocalyptic spirit in Jeongseon city, Gangwon province. In the past, it used to be a coal mining facility but now serves as an art space which holds an uncountable amount of various kind of art pieces created by both, Korean and foreign artists and is becoming the space for the understanding of cultural diversity.

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[KOREA TRAVEL] A forgotten Mural Village in Chuncheon

Chuncheon is a lovely city not far from Seoul, which is also the capital of Korea’s unexplored Gangwon province. Also, despite being a separate city, it is actually reachable by the Seoul Subway! There are also other options, such as Intercity bus or ITX train, but the lazy me, who lives in northeastern Seoul, always choose the simple option while going there, which obviously is subway!

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[What to do in Korea in Winter] Hwacheon Sancheono Ice Festival

Have you ever lived in a country for so long, you thought you’ve seen everything? I haven’t!

Living in Korea makes me want to travel more and more and by travel, I don’t mean traveling abroad. There is so much to see inside the country, I can’t even imagine how long it will take me to see everything, so I decided to put one foot forward and start traveling more this year! Maybe it will help me to push my blog a little bit as well 🙂

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