The town of Jeongseon is located in the valley of Gangwon province, a great place in which to experience daily life in South Korea. The town is served by bus and train lines from surrounding cities, and there are many hotels near the Jeongsun Intercity Bus Terminal
for those arriving by bus.
The town is most known for its Five-Day Market
, a great opportunity to sample the many foods and goods of this region, complete with homemade South Korean specialties and cultural performances. Yangdong Village
is a traditional folk village that has been designated as one of the important folklore sites in the country, as well as being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is home to about 160 traditional homes, and still has residents to this day, though the village itself dates back to the 15th century. It is home to a great deal of traditional materials and important structures that tell a great deal about the culture and history of this country and region. This historical importance, coupled with the mountains and valleys that give this village its uniquely picturesque beauty make it a must-see destination for anyone visiting Jeongseon.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Jeongseon, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.