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Cheongju

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Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. In 1946, Cheongju and Cheongwon-gun were separated, and in 1949, Cheongju was upgraded to Cheongju City. Afterwards, it went through the separation of administrative dong and their transfer to Cheongwon-gun, with 2 branch offices (East and West)established in July 1989 that were upgraded to Sangdang-gu and Heungdeok-gu in January.GeographyGeum River goes through right center of Cheongju city. Additionally, the tributaries of Musim and Miho flow together in northern part of city. To east and west, there are mountains of Wuam and Bumo. Musimcheon River goes through the middle of Cheongju city.ClimateCheongju is a temperate zone, so there are four seasons.
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Scenic Walking Area
Sangdangsanseong Fortress
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Historic Site
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
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Children’s Museum
Cheongju National Museum
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Side trips from Cheongju

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World heritage site
Gongsanseong Gongju
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National Park
Songnisan National Park Boeun-gun
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History Museum
The Independence Hall of Korea Cheonan
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Hidden gems in Cheongju

Wildlife Area
Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan
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Government Building
Chungbuk Provincial Office
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Shinpoong Hanji Maeul
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Art Gallery
Musim Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Cheongju

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Cheongju Zoo
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Cheongju

Specialty Museum
Museum of Korean Education
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Duration: 2 hours