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Dowon Art Zone

If you are looking for a place to find some great things to send home to friend and family, this is the place. Reasonably priced, extremely friendly, family owned, and located in Jungang Dong, Dowon is an experience you expected to have in Korea, yet haven’t had yet. Go check …

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Neighborhood Map (Uichang gu, Seongsan gu)

We proudly present to you a map of neighborhoods (dong) in the central Changwon area (Uichang gu and Seongsan gu).  This map features the approximate locations of each neighborhood, using information gleaned from Google maps.  These neighborhoods are the smaller, colloquial dongs, as detailed in Changwon’s Neighborhood System, and thus, much …

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The Dimes They Are a Changin’

Contributed by Coins to Notes Exchange Facilitator, Niall Ruddy It may well be a cultural quirk but it seems that westerners tend to be slightly embarrassed about standing in a mart counting through coins to pay for something so most people will have a jar or some such receptacle full …

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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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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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Seongsan Shell Mound

Seongsan Shell Mound “성산패총” is a large park on Oe-dong mountain, containing a mound of shells dating back to the early Iron Age.  These shells (as well as pottery and bones) give archeologists important study materials regarding the lives of early settlers in the southern tip of the Korean peninsula.  The site was …

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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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Furry Friends

Here are a few vets locations to help your furry friends if you adopt one while you are here. Click on the red pins below for more information on each place. If you have an update, please send us a message on FB. If you are looking to spread some animal …

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Asia Marts

Asia Marts are a common occurrence throughout Korea. They usually have a big red sign and lots of ads for Calling Cards. Inside is a treasure trove of foods not normally found in typical Korean grocery stores. Though sometimes hard to find, these stores are fun to wander through,with their Halal meats, …

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The Frypan (closed in Sangnam)

While this information is still true for all the Frypan’s in the world, it is sadly not true in Changwon anymore. If another one appears, we will alert the press immediately.  With so many chicken places to choose from, some would say there’s no point saying one is better than …

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The Dentist

Edit 23/03/14: National Health Insurance now seemingly does cover dental! We’re not 100% sure on the details but for now just assume that it’s going to be cheaper. If anyone has the low down on what the accurate prices are with insurance, please message us. Either way, it is not …

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Cookie Plaza

While not the cheapest option for foreign foods, Cookie Plaza (쿠키프라자) does have some things that no other shops in Changwon have, namely baking supplies. If you are lucky enough to own an actual oven, this place has a plethora of ingredients, utensils and kitchen wares, conveniently located all in …

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The T-Shirt Shop (Auckland)

  Wandering around Jungang-dong, you may have seen Auck-Land (오클랜드). They always have lots of clothing outside for sale. It takes up two buildings and has a second floor, but the layout changes all the time, so its hard to say what exactly you will find. The have a large …

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Sangnam Market

Sangnam Market is a mainstay of Changwon life. Days ending in 4 and 9, the market comes to life with vendors selling fresh produce, fish and other meats, as well as household goods. Highlights include cheaper nuts, exotic looking sea creatures, and an occasional escaped octupus trying to make his/her …

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Bulgoksa

Bulgoksa is a temple located within Changwon City limits. It is in Daebang Dong, and offers a little slice of tranquility and beauty without that pesky travel time. Located on the side of a hill, this trip can include a short walk to the top for further relaxation. Bulgoksa is …

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