Namwon (Namwon-si) is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Namwon is about 50 minutes from the provincial capital of Jeonju, which is almost three hours away from Seoul. The official city flower is Royal Azalea (철쭉) while the city tree is the crape-myrtle (배롱나무) and the city bird is the swallow (제비). Namwon is a small city located just outside Jirisan National Park, which has the largest set of mountains on the South Korean Mainland. It also borders the Seomjin River, one of South Korea's more prominent rivers. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes from the Seoul Central City Bus Terminal (via direct bus) and about one hour from both the U-Square Bus Terminal in Gwangju and the Jeonju Inter City Bus Terminal (depending on traffic). It is called "the City of Love" because of the famous Korean love story of Chunhyang. Gwanghallu Garden is a shrine to this love story. Wikipedia
This warm abode of Namwon-si is a delightful place to visit in South Korea. Namwon-si is located at a short trip away from Busan a major city in South Korea. Attractions in Busan include Haeundae Beach, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Yongdusan Park. Also, to reach Namwon-si, you'll have to take a flight to Busan; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Namwon-si can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
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