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Wonju

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Wonju

Wonju (원주시) is a city in Gangwon.

Understand[edit]

Wonju is a modern city of over 300,000 people to the east of Seoul. It was the capital city of the historical Gangwon province during the Joseon Dynasty

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

For around ₩8,000 you can travel from the Express bus terminal in Seoul to Wonju bus terminal and the journey takes about 1 hour 45mins. For ₩20,900 an express bus from Incheon International Airport will go to Wonju bus terminal, taking an average of 2 hours 30 minutes (April 2012). Wonju is located on a major intersection within the country and buses run from the Wonju bus terminal to almost all major cities.

By train[edit]

KTX will connect Wonju to Seoul and Pyeongchang in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but for now the only option is a regular-speed train on the Jungang Line, which can be caught at Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul.

By plane[edit]

Wonju has an airport to the north of the city offering a domestic daily flight to and from Jeju island. As of October 2013 there are no other flights.

Get around[edit]

Wonju has an extensive public bus network. The cost is ₩1,100 although it is cheaper if you use your t-money card. Transfers are free for an hour with t-money. Further information and timetables are available in Korean at the city's web site.

See[edit]

Beobcheonsaji
Chiak Art Center
  • 1 Sangwonsa Temple1060, Seongnam-2ri, Sillim-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 강원 원주시 신림면 성남2리 1060번지 (Take bus 23 bound for Seongnam-ri (성남리) from Wonju train station or Wonju Intercity Bus Terminal.),  +82 33-763-5232. Sangwonsa Temple: Sangwonsa Temple preserves Korea's oldest grand temple bell (National Treasure No. 36). Ash remains of the Buddha brought from the Tang Dynasty are embedded at Jeongmyeolbogung in Sangwonsa Temple, singled out as the Buddhist number-one sacred ground in Korea. Free.
  • 2 Guryongsa Temple. Guryongsa Temple is intertwined with an interesting legend that in the Silla dynasty, the year 666, nine dragons filled up a pond and built the temple atop. The splendid golden single-story building inside Daeungjeon and Daeungjeon itself were built in the representative architecture of the Joseon dynasty. Korea's largest straw mat is another attraction at Guryongsa Temple.
  • 3 Toji Literature ParkGangwon-Do, Wonju-si, Toji-gil 1 +82-33-762-6843. 10:00 a.m.~05:00 p.m.. Another name of this park is the 'Park Kyongni Literature Park'. Park Kyongni is a famous Korean novelist, and Toji is her most famous book. Toji means a land. Free entry.
  • 4 Beobcheonsaji temple (법천사지), 629, beopcheon-ri, buronmyeon, Wonju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea +82 033-733-1330. It was designated as National Treasure No. 48 on November 3, 1982, and designated as National Treasure No.1 on August 31, 2005, as National Treasure No. 29. The area covers 1,338 ㎡. There are no buildings such as the building of the building on the walls of the building. The monument is preserved at seokjjomul Temple Site of 5.54 (hyeonmyotap), which was built in 1085 (beopcheonsaji), jigwanggukssa Temple Site of tappi (jigwang), beopcheonsa (National Treasure No. 20), and seoktapjjae (National Treasure No. 132), which is currently enshrined in Gyeongbokgung Palace. The Buddhist temple was built during the Goryeo Dynasty, but it was built during the Goryeo Dynasty, a Buddhist temple that flourished during the Goryeo Dynasty.It seems that this year's history was the beginning of the heyday of the school year, which was passed in the early days of the Joseon Dynasty.
  • 5 Chiak Art Center (치악예술관), 589, Myeongnyun 1-dong, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province +82 033-763-9114. The chiak Art Hall was opened in March 1991, and opened in December 1993, and opened on May 1, 1994. 660 seats, diverse costumes, lighting facilities, lighting facilities, dayang facilities, and nearby ski resorts are equipped with parking lots. The concert hall, which opened on September 7, 2006, is a venue for more than 4,000 seats and events, marking a large-scale outdoor concert hall and large-scale outdoor performances.On the ground floor, regional cultural institutions have established their offices as cultural centers in the area.
  • 6 Toji Cultural Park570, heungeop-myeon, Wonju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea +82 033-762-1382. It is cultural art space operated by the Cultural Heritage Foundation, and it is a cultural venue for both literary and artistic works, and cultural events such as , Literature, Park Literature, Reading Ceremony, Reading Ceremony, and Culture Course.We lease space to organizations and individuals needing educational and cultural spaces.
  • 7 Wonju History Museum (원주역사박물관), 836-1, Bongsan-dong, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea +82 033-737-4371. The museum's History Museum exhibits historical attractions, exhibits, historical heritages, historical heritage and historical relics of the ancient Wonju area, which have been collected and preserved throughout the Goryeo Dynasty. Also, various programs such as special exhibition, family movie, movie theater, and movie theater manage various kinds of exhibitions to understand and enjoy our traditional culture and enjoy learning and enjoy enjoy our traditional culture.
  • 8 Mureung Museum (무릉박물관), 540, Heungeop-myeon, Wonju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea +82 033-763-1535. 9AM-5PM. It is a private museum.Three former teachers of the former priest's elementary school were upgraded.From prehistoric times to modern times, 12,000 different relics are displayed.
  • 9 Hanji museum (한지 박물관), 151, hanji, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea +82 033-734-4739. The Wonju theme park is Art hanji Art School.Creating creative education programs such as the arts, crafts, and workshops and workshops will also be available as a venue for exploration of korean paper and training. The works of the authors of high-quality Korean culture will be displayed, and the works of local and national governments, individuals, individuals and organizations will be displayed or displayed.
  • 10 Myungjoosa Chiaksan and Engraving Museum (치악산명주사고판화박물관), 1706-1, hwangdun, Sillim-myeon, Wonju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea +82-33-761-7885. The breath of thousand years of time lapse at Myungjoo Temple's Woodblock Prints Museum The collections include Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Tibet and Mongolian's old/original woodblockprints with books, patterns and amulets. The number of collections are more than 4,000 pieces.

Do[edit]

Cinemas[edit]

  • 3 CGV WonjuGangwon-Do, Wonju-Si, Seowondae-Ro 171 +82 15441122. 10 Theaters/ 1968 Seats

Festivals[edit]

  • Wonju Children's Day.

Buy[edit]

Homeplus
E-mart
  • 1 AK Plaza (AK플라자 원주), Bonghwa-ro 1, Dangye-dong, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province. +82 033-811-5000. 10:30 - 20:00. Hyung-suk Chah (채형석) began construction of the first department store on March 1991 in Guro District, Seoul.[2] The store opened on September 10, 1993 as the Aekyung Department Store. The store had five basement floors and seven aboveground floors, with a total cost of 120 billion won (120 million US dollars). The success of the Guro store was allegedly used as the basis for opening other branches. The Wonju branch was opened on April 6, 2012, with 5 basement stories and 7 above ground stories, though the company website claims it was opened on March 6. AK_Plaza on Wikipedia
  • 2 Home Plus (홈플러스 원주점), chiakro, 1489, Gwanseol-dong, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province +82 033-769-8700. 09:00 - 24:00. Homeplus (Hangul: 홈플러스) is a Korean discount store retail chain with 113 branches throughout South Korea. Homeplus is the second largest retailer in South Korea, behind Shinsegae Group's e-mart chain. It was owned by British supermarket conglomerate Tesco until 2015. Homeplus on Wikipedia
  • 3 E-Mart (이마트 원주점), Bukwonro 1928, Musil-dong, Wonju-si, Gangwon Province +82 033-749-1234. 09:00 - 23:00. e-mart (Hangul: 이마트) is the largest retailer in South Korea. There were 160 stores across the country as of December 2016. It was founded on 12 November 1993 by Shinsegae as the first discount retailer in South Korea.E-Mart is the oldest and largest discount store chain in Korea with total sales volume exceeding US$9.4 billion in 2009. With new store openings and acquisition of Wal-Mart Korea in 2006, E-Mart is enjoying its retail leadership in the discount store market. E-mart offers everything from food to clothes to diapers, and provides a very large variety of merchandise. E-mart has a website, where products can be bought or viewed online. e-mart on Wikipedia
  • 4 Wonju local food store (원주로컬푸드직매장), 438-4, Musildong, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea +82 033-732-2010. Wonju Local Food Center is a local food store that sells farm produce within 50 km of the circumference of the Wonju City. Recently, the number 2 opened. Not only fresh crops, but also meat, fruit, and other products produce high-quality products produced locally.

Eat[edit]

Korean Hoengseong cattle

Wonju has the typical Korean restaurants that you'll find in other cities. For Western food, your best bet is the area around Lotte Cinema - you'll find Outback, Family Taco, Irish Potato, a few coffee shops, and a Papa Spaghetti. A McDonald's is also coming to that area. Pizza places (including Pizza Hut and Dominoes) can be found throughout the city. The local E-Mart also houses a McDonalds.

The district of Hoengseong is famous for Hanu, a Korean breed of cattle. The cattle thrive in the clean environment of Hoengseong. Every October, there is a Hanu Festival where visitors can try many foods made with Hanu beef, learn about traditional farming techniques, and engage in several entertaining activities.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

As a rule of thumb, places to spend the night are usually close to bus terminals. You can find love motels right behind the Wonju bus terminal. A room typically cost ₩45,000, complete with a flat screen and Internet.

  • Wonju Tourist Hotel (in the center of town). Good for families and rooms typically start at around ₩60,000 won per night. This hotel does not have floor heating, so in the winter time ask for a second heater.
  • Hyundai Sungwoo Resort (in Hoengseong),  +82 33-523-7111. 767 rooms

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