[Chungcheongbuk-do] 3D2N in Cheongju, Danyang, Jecheon

It is my second time exploring North Chungcheong Province and this time I visited Cheongju, Danyang and Jecheon. Check out 2017 wow korea supporters’ 3D2N in Chungcheongbuk-do – exploring Cheongju, Danyang and Jecheon, as below!

Day 1 *Cheonju*

  • Seoul > Cheongju
  • Cheongju International Airport
  • Suamgol Mural Village
  • Lunch @ Gamjatang (Spicy pork bone soup)
  • Cheongju International Craft Biennalle 2017 – Visit Exhibition
  • Cheongju > Danyang
  • Dinner @ Mushroom Hot Pot
  • Suyanggae Light Tunnel
  • Check in – Danyang Daemyung Resort

Day 2 *Danyang*

  • Gosu Cave
  • Dodamsambong & Stone Gate (Seongmun)
  • Lunch @ Sundae & Gupjang Hot Pot at Gugyeong Market
  • Mancheonha Skywalk
  • Dinner @ Bossam – pork dish
  • Check in @ Danyang Tourist Hotel

Day 3 *Jecheon* 

  • Chungju Lake Cruise
  • Korea Cheongpung – Hanji Experience Center (고려청풍 한지체험관)
  • Lunch @ 떡갈비 (Tteokgalbi aka grilled short rib patties)
  • Back to Seoul

 


 

Accommodation in Danyang

1. Danyang Daemyung Resort

I wanted to book this resort for my previous trip to Danyang, but it was fully booked on that weekend so I could not stay here. But thanks to Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Wow Korea, I got one night stay in this awesome, quite high class resort. This could be the best hotel / resort in Danyang? 🙂

 

2. Danyang Tourist Hotel

Danyang Tourist Hotel (also known Danyang Tourist Hotel Edelweiss) is considered one of the top hotels in Danyang.

Danyang Tourist Hotel3

 

 

 

Cheongju International Airport & Suamgol Mural Village

Cheongju International Airport

Cheongju International Airport, the fifth largest airport in Korea that is located in Cheongju city, has domestic flights to Jeju and international flights to some cities in China and Russia.

Cheongju International Airport_

I have fly in/fly out to/from Incheon Airport, Gimpo Airport, Gimhae Airport, Jeju Airport and Daegu Airport, and Cheongju International Airport will be my fifth airport that I have visited in Korea! Actually there are many other not-so-famous international airport such as Yangyang Airport, Gunsan Airport, etc! I was surprised to find so many small and interesting international airports in Korea.

So, during our 4th wow korea 2017 field trip, we had the chance to visit Cheongju International Airport and the airport people were really nice to bring us around for airport tour and introduced the airport to us. Just like any other airport, there are restaurants and cafes to satisfy passenger’s need when they are hungry, convenience store and local products shop for shopping. 🙂

From Cheongju International Airport, you can go to Sejong city or Daejeon city very conveniently. If you have some business trip from China (eg. Beijing or Hangzhou) to Sejong or Daejeon city, this airport would be a better choice to fly in.

Cheongju International Airport 2

Departure and Arrival information for Domestic flights

Cheongju International Airport

Departure information for International flights

There was a corner where you can try on Hanbok (Korean traditional clothes), and that’s my friends (photo below) who are dressed in Hanbok. So cute! They definitely had lots of fun wearing it. 🙂

Cheongju International Airport 3

Try hanbok in Cheongju International Airport

Actually I do love visiting airports! I should have tried being a pilot or cabin crew. hahaha.

If you love visiting airports like I do or curious about this airport, find out more from Cheongju International Airport official website.

Cheongju International Airport

Cheongju International Airport

 


CHEONGJU ATTRACTIONS

Suamgol Mural Village (수암골)

Cheongju Suamgol Village

Suamgol Village

is a small neighbourhood in Cheongju city. This is the filming location of the Korean drama – King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu (제빵왕 김탁구)! This is a drama released in year 2010, with So Ji Sub being the main actor. I have not watched this drama but my friend told me that this drama is quite nice. I guess I should watch it when I have free time to check out the drama scene that was filmed in Suamgol Village. 🙂

Suamgol Village

Suamgol Village

Suamgol

Filming location – King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu

Actually, there are some other Korean dramas that were filmed at Suamgol Mural Village other than King of Baking, Kim Tak Gu. I know that Cain and Abel (카인과 아벨) was filmed here too. Well, I did not watch those dramas and am definitely not familiar with the drama scene filmed at this village, but there are many mural art and paintings here! Indeed, they are very creative with the painting.

You will need about 1-2 hours to walk around at this village to enjoy the mural art/painting. We did not have much time to explore during the trip. But it is ok! I want to visit Suamgol Mural Village again next time. (After I have watched the drama! hehehe)

Mural Art_Suamgol

Mural Art @ Suamgol Mural Village

Mural_Suamgol Village

Mural Art @ Suamgol Mural Village, Cheongju

There is also a small observatory where you can see Cheongju city view. This is recommended for people who likes taking photos of cityscapes! After a tiring walk around the village checking out mural arts, you can take a short rest at this observatory where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery of Cheongju.

Suamgol_Kim Tak Gu

Suamgol Village Observatory

 

Suamgol Village Kim Tak Gu

Cheongju – Suamgol Village Observatory

GETTING TO CHEONGJU (FROM SEOUL)

Take bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Cheongju (1 hour 40 minutes).

  • Buy ticket online – Seoul Express Bus . (Eng is available on website) or buy at the bus terminal
  • Make sure you say the correct destination: Cheongju (NOT Chungju)
  • Dong Seoul Bus Terminal is located at Gangbyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2)

BUS FARE

KRW 9,800 (Coach Bus) / KRW 8,300 (Economy)

GETTING TO SUAMGOL MURAL VILLAGE

Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Cheongju Express Bus Terminal → Take Bus No. 105 at the entrance of the Cheongju Express Bus Terminal → Get off in front of Wooam Elementary School (우암초등학교앞) – Walk about 10 mins to Suamgol Mural Village.