Nicknamed the “Healing City” for its traditional therapies and herbal products, Jecheon is set within the rugged landscapes of North Chungcheong. It’s home to a recreated Joseon-era village and state-of-the-art electric monorail, while also serving as the gateway to two of South Korea’s most spectacular national parks.
Things to do in Jecheon
Enjoy a scenic cruise on the waters of Chungju Lake, where you can capture magnificent views of the rocky cliffs and densely forested mountains. Admire the towering Yeongbong, the highest summit it Woraksan National Park.
Explore the Cheongpung Cultural Properties Complex, which recreates a historic village submerged following the construction of the Chungju Dam. Admire the 17th-century hall of Geumbyeong-heon and the ornate roof of the Gumnam-nu pavilion. Wander amidst the Buddha images and stone monuments excavated from the original village.
Ride the Cheongpung Lake Monorail to the peak of Bibongsan Mountain for magnificent views of the sparkling waters below. This steep-gradient monorail soars above the mountain’s forested slopes and offers glimpses of native bird species and wild rabbits.
Jecheon is within easy reach of Sobaeksan National Park, where the walking trails are lined with royal azaleas and cascading waterfalls. Alternatively, head to nearby Woraksan National Park to admire the Shilla-era fortress and ancient Buddhist sites nestled within its forested valleys.
Getting around Jecheon
Jecheon is a two-hour train ride from Seoul and around three hours from Incheon International Airport. Buses travel throughout Jecheon and access its surrounding attractions.