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Gyeongsangnam do Korean War Monument

Built in 1985, the Korean War Monument (충혼탑) is located in Uichang gu, near the row of parks stretching from Deok dong to Sam dong.  Set back from the street is a massive 47.1 meter (+150 feet) monument dedicated to the 1,142 soldiers from Gyeongsangnam province that died in the …

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National 3:15 Cemetery

The National 3:15 Cemetery is dedicated to lives lost during a protest in Masan on March 15, 1960.  It overlooks Masan from the side of the mountain behind the Hite factory in Masanhoewon gu.  In addition to the cemetery, there is a large monument as well.  Unrelated, but behind the complex …

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Changwon Computer Market

Admittedly, “computer market” is a loose term.  창원기계공구상가, which translates to Changwon Machine Tools is a large, dingy building full of shops selling a wide range of equipment.  The second floor (which may or may not be assessable primarly through unlit stairwells) contains many computer-related shops.  Laptops, desktops, RAM, and other components …

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Buses to the Airports (Busan and Incheon)

Whether you are flying out of Incheon, or Gimhae, there are buses to get you straight to the airport from Changwon. Gimhae International Airport (PUS)   Website:  http://seintour.co.kr/commom/sub04_01.html **Please not that “Masan Station” refers to Masan KTX Train station, not a bus terminal in Masan. Above are the places to pick …

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Temples in Changwon

There are a few dozen buddhist temples throughout Changwon, some of which provide the city with some sorely lacking historical culture.  Here’s a comprehensive map of notable temples in Changwon. View Temples in Changwon in a larger map And here’s some background information on a few of the temples, which are yellow …

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Books in Changwon

There are several ways to acquire books in Changwon. Below is the breakdown. Bookstores View Books Stores in Changwon in a larger map Kyobo Bookstore Kyobo has the largest supply of English Books in Changwon (that we are currently aware of), as well as books on learning Korean and books in Korean. It …

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Junam Reservoir

Junam Reservoir is 20 minutes outside of Changwon, yet once in the area it is possible to feel like you are in a different part of the country. The flat open space, the surrounding farms and small towns, the horses, the trails, all rejuvinatethe spirit. Junam Reservoir itself can be …

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Daewon Leports Park

Daewon Leports Park is a large park in Daewon-dong, east of Homeplus, across the river.  This large park is home to multiple courts/courses/fields for a wide array of sports.  In fact, a list of the included sports might require some research to fully understand.  Either way, this park provides an …

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China Massage

China Massage is located in the building across from Daiso in Sangnam Dong. They offer great massages at reasonable prices. China Massage is a reputable place where you get what you pay for and don’t need to worry about any hidden surprises. Inside China Massage is a simple menu with …

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Hiking in Changwon

One of the biggest advantages to living in Changwon is its proximity to the mountains. For some, hiking can see so close and yet so far, as it is difficult to know exactly where the trailheads are. Below is a map of just a few of the many locations for …

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