Boeun, South Korea
Boeun is a beautiful historic county in the North Chungcheong region of South Korea known for its gorgeous sweet jujube fruits and breathtaking lakes and mountains. Nature lovers will certainly enjoy hiking in the pine forests and vast nature parks, driving the scenic mountain passes and exploring the old temples housing giant Buddha statues. The locals are very laidback and welcoming people, and while you may want to make sure the meat in your dish is not dog, the exotic foods and local dong-dong ju drink are quite enjoyable. ... Read more »
- Beopjusa Temple
- Songnisan National Park
- Gosu Cave
- Celebrate the Songnisan Fall Festival on Mt Songnisan
- Take a scenic boat ride on Chungju Lake
- Enjoy a relaxing soak in the Suanbo Hot Springs
Summers are warm in Boeun with highs of 23-24ºC in July and August, which are also peak rainy months with 29-31 cm of accumulation. Winters are dry and cold with lows of -6 to -9ºC. May and September are truly the most pleasant months to visit.
Getting There & Around
Cheongju International Airport serves Boeun, and there are extensive roadways around North Cheongju such as the Gyeongbu, Jungang and Jungbu Naeryuk Expressways. The Jungju, Seoul-Busan, Chungbuk and Gyeongbu rail lines serve the entire region and offer service to Seoul as well.
You may walk or bike in town, and cheap express buses will take you between the cities and across the region.« Hide