[TRAVEL] K-HEALING trips to Jechoen and Cheongju in North Chungcheong Province

By Park Sae-jin Posted : December 11, 2020, 13:34 Updated : December 11, 2020, 13:34

[Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization]

SEOUL -- For healing holidays, Jecheon and Cheongju in North Chungcheong Province provide perfect quarters to travelers who wish to enjoy beautiful scenery and rest without any interruption. The two cities offer a variety of outdoor activities and good hearty food that can relieve stress.

Jecheon and Cheongju have beautiful natural surroundings with unique tourism resources: Cheongju's Cheongpung Lake, Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa and Jecheon's K-Culture Road with an immersive experience in K-pop and oriental medicine.

Korea Tourism Organization's Sejong & Chungcheongbuk-do Office recommends Jecheon and Cheongju as tourist spots that offer a clean environment, art, and cultural and emotional experiences.


This image shows Jecheon's medicinal herbs. [Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization]

Jecheon, the heart of "K-Healing tourism" with medicinal herbs:

Jecheon famous for medicinal herbs is an ideal place to rest and heal. Travelers can enjoy tasty local menus and go for a drive around Cheongpung Lake or a scenic boat ride. A trip to mountain tops using a cable car is good for clearing the mind. Cheongpung Lake offers a lot of outdoor activities such as kayaking, bungee jumping or the thrill-ride using a zip line. Areas around Cheongpung such as Uirimji Reservoir and forests are suitable for healing trips.

This file image shows Uirimji Reservoir in Jecheon. [Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization]

Jecheon is the hub of South Korea's medicinal herbs collected from nearby mountains. The city has one of the country's largest medicinal herb markets and offers a variety of "Yakseon," which means food that is good for the body as medicine. Jecheon released "Yakchaerak," a city brand representing menus that utilize ancient Yakseon cooking methods. The brand is given to designated local restaurants with a variety of menus such as Bibimbap and Baeksuk, which is a type of traditional chicken soup using medicinal herbs as sub-ingredients. Traditional markets are must-visit places. Many tasty street foods made with medicinal herbs are available.


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Cheongju, the city of K-Road full of culture and emotions:
Cheongju is well known for education and culture. The lakeside city is ideal for an overnight trip. Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa has a four-hour scenic on-foot tour course where travelers can relax their mind and body.

This file image shows Cheongju's K-Road famous for being the filming spot of K-pop bands BTS and EXO's music videos. [Courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization]

K-Road is a section of Cheongju and attracts global K-pop fans. The cultural street has places used by top K-pop idols such as BTS and EXO for filming music videos. Photo zones are set up for special moments. In nearby streets, popular K-dramas were filmed. It is an ideal spot for enjoying the night scenery of Cheongju. Samgyeopsal, a grilled pork belly marinated in soy sauce, is one of Cheongju's delicacies. The savory menu is the perfect way to decorate the finale of trips to  Cheongju.

[This article was sponsored by the Korea Tourism Organization]
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