Changwon Tourism

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Changwon is the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. Changwon is the 8th most populated city in South Korea, with an established population of 1,089,039 people in 2010. It encompasses a land area of 747.12 square kilometres (288.46 sq mi) on the southeastern coast of South Korea. The population of southeastern Korea, including the city of Busan, is more than 6,478,000. Changwon is known as a heavy industrial city. The city only covers 7% of Gyeongsangnam-do province, also known as Gyeongnam, but holds 33.6% of its population; it also accounted for 38.5% of the total 2.1821 trillion won budget of the Gyeongnam province. In 209 AD (Naehae 14), during the Three Kingdoms period, Changwon was named Gulja-gun, a province of the Silla kingdom. In 757 (Gyeongduk 16) Changwon was renamed Uian-gun during the reorganization of all Silla provinces. In 1408 (Taejong 8) during the Joseon period, King Taejong established Changwon-bu. In 1415 (Taejong 15), King Taejong renamed Changwon-bu to Changwon-dohobu and it became the capital of the Gyeongnam province. On April 1, 1974 Changwon was designated 'Industrial Base Development Area No. 92.' As a result, the city was developed and significantly expanded. On July 1, 2010, the neighboring cities of Masan and Jinhae merged with the city to form a single larger urban area that makes up the current city of Changwon. These three constituent cities are located in the Masan Bay Area.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Changwon in South Korea. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Changwon like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Busan, South Korea. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Busan for its bountiful attractions like Haeundae Beach, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Yongdusan Park on your trip to Changwon. To explore Changwon, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Changwon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Changwon

    Know the pollution level of Changwon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Changwon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Changwon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Changwon.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Changwon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 47.66 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 82.15 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 67.96 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Changwon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Changwon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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