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Paryongsan Stone Pagodas

One of the many great hiking places in Changwon. Thanks to Coby Zeifman for the pictures. Map below. Pictures (with story) originally posted here. View Paryongsan Pagodas in a larger map

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Cafe HaU

  If you haven’t been to Cafe HaU before, you are in for a refreshing treat. Cafe HaU is one of the nicest cafes in Changwon with a great selection of hand drip fair trade coffee. They use Kalita pots to brew the delicious coffee and you can taste the difference. …

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Movie Theaters in Changwon

Paul Hyland, master of all things movie, gave us this gem that everyone should know. “If trying to find a website for movie listings, just link to www.google.com/movies and it will bring you immediate listings at the cinema nearest your location, and tell you if it’s in English or Korean. …

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Changwonderful Hot Tip #1

This map has it all. Really. If you are new to the area, or starting to look for new places to explore, check out this fantastic map. Have some places to add? Open up the map in a larger view (below) and send a message to Steve. He generously opens …

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Changwon Gets Called Up to the Big Leagues

The NC Dinos call our beloved Changwon home, and they play their first season this year as the 9th and newest member of the Korean major leagues -the Korea Baseball Championship. The Dinos cut their chops in the Futures League last year – their first year in existence – playing …

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Foot Races in Changwon

Contributed by Snot Rocket Scientist Eric Hidalgo. There are normally five organized foot races in Changwon every year, two in the spring and three in the fall. But before that, here’s a list of some general information about races in Korea. 1. All organized races in Korea are called “marathons” regardless …

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Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine is an alternative to a doctor visit for many minor problems foreigners face. There are many places all over Changwon and Korea to help with muscle pains, digestion, stress,  etc. They are also extremely inexpensive. When I had back pain, my co-teacher suggested going to the Oriental Clinic …

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House of Changwon

House of Changwon (창원의 집) is one of the few peeks into ancient Korean culture offered in Changwon.  Formerly the residence of a scholar named Ducheol, visitors can catch a glimpse into what life what life in Korea back in the day.  Or at least what life was like for …

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Yoga

Yoga and Hot Yoga are prevalent all over Changwon. In general, most yoga places are not in English, but are still possible to attend and learn from. The cost is generally around 100,000 per month and class times vary from place to place. The map below is evolving as we gather …

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Volunteering

This is a work in process as we find more opportunities to volunteer in Changwon. If you know of anything, please let us know! Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary (Shindogs) is a great option for volunteering. Every Saturday you can go an visit with the dogs, walking them and helping around the …

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Gomduri Sports Centre

Contributed by Conrad Hughes: The Man With The Plam The newly opened Bears/Gomduri (or 곰두리 for those Hangeully inclined) Sports Centre [editor’s note: 곰두리 could also mean a disabled person, though the gym serves everyone] in Dogye dong represents the first competition to Seobu Sports Centre in a long while. Free …

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Movie Makers of Changwon

This post is the first of a series looking at the people who live or lived in Changwon and create.  Specifically, this post looks at the movie makers of our city, past and present. It would be naive to claim this to be the definitive source on the topic, as certainly, there are many …

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Changwon Velodrome

Do you have 400 won nearby? If the answer is yes, then you are in luck! You have enough money to visit the Changwon Competitive Biking Track! For a mere 400 won you can see the world of competitive biking, and, if you wish, you can bet on these bikers …

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Facebook Group Guide

When first arriving in Changwon, it can seem impossible to find other foreigners. Depending on where you live there may be weeks where you might go a few days without seeing any western faces. For this reason we have compiled the best places to go on the internet to seek …

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Yongji Lake

One thing that people seem to know about before they come to Changwon is Yongji Lake. Yongji is a very small manmade lake. It has a nice soft track around it and a nice field behind it to play or relax. The crown jewel of this lake is the the water …

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Changwon’s Baseball Team: NC Dinos

Contributed by Senior Changwonderful Baseball Expert, Jake Clark. (jakelikesredvelvetcake@gmail.com) The NC Dinos (엔씨 다이노스) are Changwon’s very own professional baseball team. They are currently playing their 2nd season, as a member of the Korea Professional Baseball Championship for the 2013 season. The Dinos play their home games at newly-refurbished Masan Stadium …

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Rose Park

Changwon’s seasonally flower-filled park, Rose Park (장미공원) is a great place to see many colors and species of roses in the early summer (late May – early June).  A popular tourist spot when the roses are blooming, expect to see lots of families taking photos and having picnics.  Just outside …

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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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