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Changwon Kpop Festival

K-Pop Festival in Changwon City, September 29th, 2017 The second Changwon K-Pop Festival is just around the corner. This year is looking to bigger than the first year last year. Popular bands like BTS, Twice, Ailee, Monstax, and Astro are head lining the event. The event also includes their worldwide …

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The 53rd Gunghangje Festival (Cherry Blossoms)

Happy Cherry Blossom Festival! The flowers have currently bloomed in Jinhae and Changwon. For maps and directions to the festival, please visit our older article or look at the second brochure below designed by city hall. Otherwise, here is an updated list of events and activities from April 1st – 10th, …

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A Walking Tour of Masan

By Rafael Hernandez 1. Moonshin Art Museum (문신미술관) In the Chusan-dong district of Masan, there are a couple of museums that are almost free, with a great view of the Masan Bay and make for a great outing for those weekends when you want to do local tourism. The Moonshin Art …

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Migrants Arirang Festival 2014

For exact event information please click here. As there isn’t much information in English, I’ve tried to decipher the Korean and this is the result: Friday, October 10th – 7 PM – 9 PM will be the opening ceremony. There will be an opening performance from: Turkey, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, …

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Temples in Jinhae

There are a few beautiful temples in Jinhae that are well hidden in the Jangbok mountain. The lower temple, Daegwangsa 대광사, has a beautiful garden and peaceful location.  Upon wandering around, I found myself surprised to see that there was a Sri Lankan monk who lives and manages the temple …

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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

Korea’s largest and most famous cherry blossom festival is only one week away! From April 1-10, make your way down south to Jinhae not only to see hundreds of thousands of blooming cherry blossom trees but also to participate in many events celebrating the legacy of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, the …

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Palyong Dong in Pictures

Here are some pictures to accompany Better Know a  Dong: Palyong Dong courtesy of Andrew Cheng. By hovering over the picture you will see the name of what is pictured. Use these pictures to plan your next Palyong adventure but be warned; these pictures were taken in February, 2014. We …

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Commissioned Graffiti

Here are some pictures of the commissioned graffiti in Changwon and the map of how to get to it. Courtesy of Coby Zeifman. Commissioned Graffiti in Changwon, South Kore Do you know of some more? Send us a message with details!  

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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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Gyeongnam Art Museum

Changwon, as the capital of Gyeongnam province, is home to the Gyeongnam Art Museum, the province’s main art museum.  Also known as GAM, the museum was announced in December 2003, and opened in June 2004.  The museum’s exterior is a pretty unique site in Changwon, with large glass facades spanning …

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Changwon Marine Park

Located on Eumji-do, on the south coast of Jinhae, is the Changwon Marine Park (formerly known as Jinhae Marine Park).  Connected to the mainland via the 250m long Eumji bridge, it is a complex, initially started in 2000 at a cost of 52 billion won. The Oceanic Life Theme Park …

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Maritime Filming Set

Deep down south in the Masan countryside (Gusan myeon), on the edge of an East China Sea inlet, is a historical recreation filming set for TV dramas. The filming set, which is a small formation of buildings, includes an iron smelting facility, a horse stable, and markets, all decorated with wares …

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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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Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. Finding a costume in South Korea takes a little more planning than back home. We have compiled a list of options for you. If you have another place that has Halloween goodness, please let us know on Changwonderful’s Facebook. Sunny Smart Shopping Sunny will help you …

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