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The Sites of Cheorwon

It’s been a little over three months since we have moved to Korea, and it’s been a great journey so far. We live in a great place that I would compare to Steamboat Springs in a lot of ways.

There is a major focus on outdoor activities, which we enjoy. Roaming around can lead to some great sites and views. There was a major battle during the Korean War in our area. When you go hiking, you can still see the remains of that war with bunkers, land mine patches and trenches. While walking along the streets you can see rice paddies (many say the best rice in Korea), canyons, waterfalls, temples and memorials.

Here are some photos that have all been taken in Cheorwon over the first quarter of our adventure in Korea.

Hiking in Sincheorwon

Hiking in Sincheorwon

Random camo building while hiking

Random camo building while hiking

Sincheorwon hiking

Sincheorwon hiking

Tunnel from the Korean War

A bunker from the Korean War

Bunker on mountain hike

Bunker on mountain hike

View at night standing in a bridge started by North Korea and finished by South Korea

View at night of a bridge that was started by North Korea and finished by South Korea.

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Sambuyeon Falls

Sambuyeon Falls

Sincheorwon War Memorial

Sincheorwon War Memorial

Steps to memorial

Steps to memorial

These military checkpoints are located all over Cheorwon

These military checkpoints are located all over Cheorwon.

Watch out! Land mines!

Watch out! Land mines!

Dopiansa Temple

Dopiansa Temple

This statue is the 63rd ranked South Korean national treasure

This statue is the 63rd ranked South Korean national treasure.

Dopiansa Temple

Dopiansa Temple

Dopiansa Temple statues

Dopiansa Temple statues

Hantan River canyon, we will be rafting here very soon!

Hantan River canyon; we will be rafting here very soon!

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"Promise me you'll never go bungee jumping in Korea, they just don't have the regulations"

“Promise me you’ll never go bungee jumping in Korea; they just don’t have the regulations.”

Ahhhhhh!

Ahhhhhh!

A view of Jiktang waterfalls, the Niagara of Korea!

A view of Jiktang waterfalls, the Niagara Falls of Korea!

Rice paddie walking

Rice paddie walking

K-Pop sensations A-Prince perform in Dongsong!

K-Pop sensations A-Prince perform in Dongsong!

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9 thoughts on “The Sites of Cheorwon

  1. Great stuff guys. So glad that you are enjoying this adventure. Some people here still think you’re nuts. Stay safe and keep up the posts.
    Love,
    Dad

  2. Keep the pictures coming! Hantan River canyon; i’d like to see a ‘rafting photo’ blog entry after that excursion. Enjoy my friends!

  3. Hi! I’m Johanna teacher. I lived in Sincheorwon for 2 years (left August 2012) I was teaching at the Elementary schools! Glad to see you guys are exploring and enjoying. It is a wonderful place, with wonderful locals and people! Enjoy every minute and if you guys have questions, email me:) Cheorwon holds a special place in my heart!!

    • Hi Johanna! It’s great to hear from you. I met a few Sincheorwon students while swimming at the Han Tan River Hotel last week! Thanks for the comment.
      What are you up to now?

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