10 Things to Do in Cheongyang-gun That You Shouldn't Miss

July 20, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Cheongyang County (Cheongyang-gun) is a county in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. A predominantly rural area, it is known throughout Korea for the spicy gochu peppers which are grown there. Another noted local specialty is the fruit of the Chinese matrimony vine, or gugija. The county is home to Cheongyang Provincial College.

Ssangbuk-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-830-2527
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Busosanseong

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

Buyeo is a city with a historic past. Unfortunately the remains of the Baekje dynasty are relatively sparse compared to Silla. This lack of remains is further exacerbated by the historical capitals of Baekje. Whereas Silla's capital had been Gyeongju for about 1,000 years, the Baekje dynasty capitals changed at least 3 times. Emerging first in southern Seoul, Baekje later moved to Gongju, and then Buyeo (Iksan may also have been a capital).
So while travellers expecting Buyeo County to be like Gyeongju may be dissapointed, by no means is Buyeo not worth visiting. Busosanseong Fortress holds a few remnants of the Baekje dynasty, but what more visitors will find enjoyable is the scenic hike. The river views are pleasant and the pavilions are relaxing.
Taken together Buyeo, Gongju, and Iksan provide a unique and comprehensive view of the Baekje dynasty. I find Baekje's history to be just as fascinating as Silla, but it just takes more time and effort to appreciate. Baekje ended in one final battle in the 7th century, sadly much of the wonders of this kingdom were lost long ago.

102-36, Chungseo-ro 400beon-gil, Gwangcheon-eup, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 32287, South Korea +82 41-641-1477
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Gallery In The Garden

Reviewed By Ira L - Yesan-gun, South Korea

A big park with stones of various shapes, pine and chestnut trees, different flowers. There are a small art gallery and a exhibition of Korean traditional furniture on the territory of this park. Best time to visit is a spring time when everything blossoms

3. Jangseung Park

15, Janggok-ri, Daechi-myeon, Cheongyang-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-940-2224
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Jangseung Park

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

C1 ( 2016.06.03 )
This park was loacted at entrance of Chilgapsan Provincial Park. So before trekking, it was good to visit this park and view various jangseoung. There was not big and free, and many various international totem pole was there. I was felt good with various and funny one. Good to visit on trekking to Chilgapsan.

4. Buyeo National Museum

Geumseong-ro 5, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-833-8562
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Buyeo National Museum

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

This museum is primarily focused on Baekje, but does showcase historical artificacts even before the Three Kingdoms period. The Buyeo National Museum is fantastic because it provides insight into this fascinating time period, adding value to the limited historical remains of the Baekje dynasty. For those interested in ancient East Asian history Buyeo and Gongju are both worthwhile destinations. Both cities have national museums devoted to Baekje history and culture.
The museum is extensive, but does not require more than 2 hours. The original roof tiles, inscense burners, and ancient weapons were fascinating. These artifacts are nearly 1,500 years old, indeed some relics on display even surpass this. The ingenuity and advanced society of Baekje is a topic worth learning about.
The pictured artifact (5th century AD) is a "Gilt-bronze Incense Burner". This item is of national signifigance and has helped solidify the belief that the Silk Road trade route included the Korean Peninsula, and from their extended to Japan.

5. Janggoksa Temple

241, Janggok-gil, Daechi-myeon, Cheongyang-gun, Cheongyang-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 33360, South Korea +82 41-942-6769
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Janggoksa Temple

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

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I visited there on my way to Daejon. I didn't expect this temple but there was good place to feel good atmopshere. There was not big, but had beautiful view. I always felt good in the Buddhist temple with the Buddhist scriptures chanting sound and quiet mood. There was a cat that was famous in this temple, this cat was coming to me familiar. Good experience..

6. Seodong Park

Dongnam-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-830-2330
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Seodong Park

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

Gungnamji Pond located within Seodong park is the primary attraction here. This beautiful man-made pond features an artificial island in the center. Historical records do indicate that Gungnamji was constructed first during the Baekje Dynasty. The elegant wooden bridge and pavilion were constructed in modern times.
Therefore, while there is a measure of authenticity in the pond itself, what we see today is a fully-realized vision of what might of been. The pavilion, artificial island, lotus flowers, and bridge are all very beautiful. Gungnamji is well worth an hour of your time, especially if the season and weather are ideal. I enjoyed taking a rest from visiting historical sites and museums most of the day, Gungnamji gave me some time to relax and reflect.

7. Junghyesa

165-10, Sangji-gil, Jangpyeong-myeon, Cheongyang-gun, Cheongyang-gun, Chungcheongnam-do 33361, South Korea +82 41-943-7976
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Junghyesa

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

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I visited there for feeling temple's atmosphere, but there was below my expectation. This temple was located apart from main street about 1.5 km, so without car, it was hard to visit there. There was a historical and big temple in old time, but not now. When I visit there, there was no one, and so I felt dreary and lonesome. Just normal temple, I think.

8. Gaehwa Yesul Park

177-2, Gaehwa-ri, Seongju-myeon, Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-931-6789
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Gaehwa Yesul Park

Reviewed By 보경운 - Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

아담한 산속마을의 개화예술공원은 조각들과 미술품들이 전시되있다. 무엇보다 안쪽의 허브하우스에 잉어들이 돌아다니는 모습이 아름다웠다. 입장료는 1인 오천원

9. Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple

Dongnam-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-832-2721
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Buyeo Jeongnimsaji Temple

Reviewed By kjmagnuson - Los Angeles, California

There is not much of a temple to explore. What is left are some foundations, small ponds, a beautiful pagoda, and a very very worn down statue. Most visitors explore the site for 15-30 minutes. The impressive 7th century pagoda is interesting and a national treasure.
If you have the time, by all means take a look at this relic of the Baekje dynasty, just don't expect a fully realized temple. There are no wooden Baekje buildings that still exist, but some of their craftsmenship is highlighted in pagodas, ruined fortresses, and palace/temple foundations.

10. Baekje History Reproduction Complex

Hapjeong-ri, Gyuam-myon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea +82 41-635-7740
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Baekje History Reproduction Complex

Reviewed By RobinIG88 - Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

Stunning reproduction of Baekje buildings in a setting of wooded hills. Though entirely a reconstruction it feels very genuine in its natural surroundings.
We got there first thing in the morning (9:00) by taxi and we're almost the only people there - a great opportunity for photos. The complex is large. We spent about 5 hours going round it and listening to audio guides downloaded from the Audio Korea app.
It got busier as the morning went on. We saw a talented tightrope walk act in the main palace at 11:00 which was repeated later in the day.

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