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Geumsan 금산, Chungcheongnam-do - (Travel Info Korea)
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Geumsan-gun is located in the southeast of Chungcheongnam-do, Korea. It is adjacent to Yeongdong-gun and Okcheon-gun of Chungcheongbuk-do to the east, Nonsan-si of Chungcheongnam-do to the west, Daejeon Metropolitan City to the north and Muju-gun, Jinan-gun and Wanju-gun of Jeollabuk-do to the south. Regional products are Huncheol and medicinal herb. There are Geumsan international Ginseng Medicinal herb Laboratory and International Ginseng Distribution Center. Geumsan ginseng festival is held every year. Daejeon-Tongyeong express highway passes Geumsan interchange and Chuboo interchange. Mountains that from 400 meters to 900 meters above sea level surround Geumsan-gun. Fertile land has been created after Geumsancheon and Bonghwangcheon flow in the main stream of Geumgang river. There is Seodaesan mountain, which is the highest mountain in Chungcheongnam-do. Hankook Tire Co., Ltd factory that is the world largest tire factory is located in Jewon-myeon. Famous tourist attraction is Chilbaek Cemetery of Righteous Fighters. Educational institution is Joongbu University. The county office seat is Geumsan-eup. The administrative division is 1eup 9myeon. (Data source: Wikipedia)

Geumsan ginseng medicinal herb market is the world largest. You can buy high quality ginseng and medicinal herb at the lowest price. Distinctive traditional market and convenient modern shopping center are well mixed. Jungdo-ri, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do is “ginseng street” where a lot of stores gather. It is the hub of ginseng distribution in Korea. 80% of Korean ginseng is produced in Geumsan. You can purchase high quality and various kinds of ginseng products at reasonable price.

Geumsan Ginseng International Market

Large ginseng stores gather in the market. It is the world largest ginseng market in regard to quantity and kinds. Trading volume in the market day(2, 7 in every month) reaches to 20,000 kilograms.


Address: Insamyakchoro 45, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-752-1815

Geumsan Ginseng Yangnyeong Market

You can see a variety of ginseng and medicinal herb, and get useful information. Annual turnover is 70 billion won(6,900 ton). Trading volume in a day reaches to 100 ton(one billion won).


Address: Jungdo-ri, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-753-3219

Geumsan Ginseng Museum

Geumsan is the origin place of Goryo ginseng, and the hub of ginseng distribution. Geumsan ginseng museum was open in 1998 in order to promote Goryo ginseng both domestically and internationally. You can see, listen and ask everything about ginseng.


Address: Insamgwangjangro 30, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-754-9544

Geumsan Fresh Ginseng Center

It is the largest fresh ginseng trading center in Korea. Annual turnover is 400 billion won(13,000 ton). Trading volume in a day reaches to 180 ton. You can use permanent shop all the year round.


Address: Bangadong gil 36, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-754-3161

Geumsan Ginseng Shopping Center

It is a ginseng department store. The building has eight floors above ground and one underground. Stores selling various ginseng products, ginseng liquor and traditional medicine gather in the center. It is equipped with amenities like ginseng hotel and ginseng sauna.


Address: Jungdo-ri, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

Seodaesan Mountain

It is 940 meters high. It belongs to Geumsan highlands that surround Geumgang basin of the southeast area of Chungcheongnam-do. Seodaesan mountain is the main stream of Noryeong mountain range, and it is the highest mountain in Chungcheongnam-do. It is 10 kilometers far from Okjeon to the southwest direction. Along with Daedunsan(大芚山 : 878m) and Guksabong peak(國師峰 : 668m), it is adjacent to Chungcheongbuk-do to the east and Jeollabuk-do to the south. Moreover, Seodaesan mountain is the boundary of each myeon as it stretches out the northeast and southwest directions. There are Banghwabong peak and Jangnyongsan mountain nearby.


Address: Seongdang-ri, Seodae-ri, Chubu-myeon, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do/
Sanggok-ri, Bogwang-ri, Gunbuk-myeon, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-750-3411

Chilbaek Cemetery of Righteous Fighters

Seven hundreds of army fought against 15,000 Japanese army to rescue country and people during Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. They were all dead for their chastity. And Chilbaek Cemetery of Righteous Fighters honors their spirit.


Address: Uichonggil 50, Geumseong-myeon, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-753-8701

Jinakssan Mountain Boseoksa Temple

The temple that was built by Jogudaesa in Silla period has a long history. It was named “Boseoksa” as its statue of the Buddha was made of gold dug in the mountain in front of the temple. Ginkgo tree stands at the entrance of Boseoksa temple, and a legend says it cries whenever country suffers from disaster. It was designated to natural monument.


Address: Boseoksa Temple 1 gil 30, Nami-myeon, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Contact information: 041-753-1523

Geumsan Ginseng Festival

The festival is held to let people know the essential and the effectiveness of ginseng. It has boosted local economy by finding the way to use ginseng and encouraging consumption. You can enjoy Jinakssan mountain religious ritual for the mountain spirit, and Geumsan ginseng museum. You can take part in various events like making ginseng bottle, peeling ginseng and making ginseng with papers. You can buy high quality ginseng at reasonable price. Why don't you enjoy various programs like digging ginseng, ginseng folk village and health experience center?

Contact information: 041-750-2391

Silk Town Flower Festival

Silk town flower festival is held in every April in a wild cherry tree hill. You can appreciate the beauty of the nature.

Contact information: 041-754-2724

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