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Geochang, Gyeongsangnam-do 거창 - (Travel Info Korea)
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Geochang-gun is located in the northwest of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Korea. It is facing with Gyeongsangbuk-do and Jeollabuk-do. And it is adjacent to 7 si and gun like Gimcheon-si, Jangsu-gun, Muju-gun, Seongju-gun, Hapcheon-gun, Sancheong-gun and Hamyang-gun. It has beautiful natural landscape since it is located among three major national parks like Jirisan, Deogyusan and Gayasan. Apple is the main regional product as it has a huge daily temperature range and the annual range. It has 7 high schools like Geochang high school, Geochang Daeseong high school and Geochang women's high school, and 2 universities like Korea Lift College and Gyeongnam Provincial Geochang College. Geochang international play festival, which has held since 1989, has been known as the best play festival in Korea. The county seat is Geochang-eup. The administrative division is 1eup 11myeon. Geochang has been called as “Gyeoyel”, “Geota” and “Arim”. They mean the light place, broad field and wide plain. It was firstly called as “Geochang” in 757. It has been called differently after separated and united into other regions. (Datasource: Wikipedia)




Suseungdae Tourist Attraction


Teogye Lee Hwang highly praised Suseungdae due to its beautiful natural landscape. It is the representative summer vacation place with pool, boat yard and outdoor theater. You can pitch a tent. It is equipped with large parking lot. Turtle rock is the most famous spot in Suseungdae. The poetry of Teogye Lee Hwang and Kalchun are written on it.


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Address: Hwangsan-ri 750-3, Wicheon-myeon, Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Contact information: 055-940-3423

Website: http://www.geochang.go.kr/

The way to visit: ① Jigok IC -> Geochang-> No.37 national highway(heading to Mari-myeon)-> Mari-myeon three-way intersection-> Wicheon Suseungdae

② Seosang IC-> Seosang-> No.37 national highway(heading to Buksang)-> In front of Buksang-myeon local office-> Wicheon Suseungdae




Check Point: Wolseong valley, which is located near the upper stream of Suseungdae, is popular with many tourists in summer due to the perfect combination of rock under the water and forest. You can pitch a tent. And there are bungalow and herb farm. Suseungdae is beautiful both in summer and winter. The water slide in summer changes to snow sledding slope in winter.



Dandelion wool: 055-942-5006






Geochang International play festival



Geochang International play festival is one of the world three play festivals along with Edinburgh festival of the U.K. and Avignon festival of France. It has been held in Suseungdae. It is held in 10 outdoor theaters in Suseungdae every summer,

drawing attention of many tourists.



Contact information: 055-943-4152

Website: www.kift.or.kr





Geochang Museum



It has 1,200 relics. 95% of them was collected inside Geochang-gun, which was the region of Gaya. All materials are important to understand the regional culture as they reflect the regionality of Geochang very strongly.




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Address: Gimcheon-ri 216-5, Geochang-eup, Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Contact information: 055-940-8740

Website: museum.geochang.go.kr

Operation hour: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed on 1, January, Monday, Korean New Year's Day and Korean Thanksgiving Day)






Geumwonsan Mountain Recreational Forest



It is one of popular tourist attractions so that summer reservation is end in the morning, on the first day of January. Geumwonsan mountain, which represents Geochang, is equipped with recreational forest and additional facilities, drawing attentions of a lot of people. It is also equipped with pool, outdoor theater, camping deck and forest therapy room. Small concert in forest is held in every summer vacation period.




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Address: Sangcheon-ri, Wicheon-myeon, Geochang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

Contact information: 055-211-6781~8

Website: www.greencamp.go.kr

The way to visit : Geochang IC-> Jeolbu intersection-> No.37 national highway(Mari-myeon three-way intersection)-> Wicheon, Geumwonsan mountain







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