CheongNamDae meaning “Blue House located at the South part” had been used exclusively as the vacation site of President for a long time, hence had been completely closed to the general public, and finally has been opened to the public on April 18, 2003 when the Government of President Rho MooHyun then handed over the ownership to the local Government of ChungCheongBuk-do.
You can take for a walk in the site watching the sceneries of DaeCheong Lakeside where the main building and other facilities such as Garden, Fishing Spot, Mini-Golf Course, Wildflower Garden, OgakJeong, ChogaJeong, etc. are well managed.
Please enjoy the specific feeling as if you are the President, strolling through the lakeside.
1) Ticketing Hours : 08:30~16:30 (Dec. and Jan. : 09:00~15:30)
2) Ticket Price : Adult 5,000 KRW. Teenager, Soldiers and Policemen 4,000 KRW. Child & Senior Citizen 3,000 KRW (Shuttle bus rounding fare: KRW3,200, Teenager: KRW2,600, Child: KRW1,600)
3) Information desk: 82-43-220-5686~4
For further information, please visit its website at http://chnam.chungbuk.go.kr/
SangDangSanSeong is a representative stone fortress of ChoSun Dynasty, the original shape of which has been well preserved, and the name of which was originated from SangDangHyeon, the name of local government then when it was BaekJe Dynasty at the time of Three Kingdoms era, and is a huge mountain fortress including valleys with 4.2km circumference and 726,000m2 (220,000 pyung) area.
Currently SangDangSanSeong has five gates including three normal gates, East Gate, West Gate and South Gate and two hidden gates. SeongDoli event, walking around the fortress and praying for the prosperity of the national destiny, the growth of CheongJu City, and the placidity of their families, has been held annually on the Citizen’s Day in April every year, and many citizens and tourists are visiting SangDangSanSeong on ordinary days as well.
1) Opening hours: 09:00 ~ 18:00
2) Information desk: +82-(0)43-220-6174 (SangDangSanSeong Administration Office)
SangSoo Herb Land
SangSoo Herb Land is Korea’s largest herb farm where visitors can see, feel and taste everything about herbs.
More than 1,000 kinds of herbs are growing in the automatic glasshouse and outdoor garden located on the large site area of 82,500m2(25,000 pyung). Once you enter into the herb land, you might always appreciate the beautiful herb flowers, snuff the herbal scents, and enjoy various herb products, all the year over. Inside the 9,900m2 (3,000 pyung) larger glasshouse packed with distinctive herb scents surrounding our body is so aromatic that it is often called “Aromatic Bathroom”, and the herb trail course inside the outdoor garden is so comfortable that it is often called “Relieving Stress Trail”.
1) Opening Hours : Herb Gardens: March ~ November, 09:00 ~ 19:00
2) Restaurant : 10:00 ~ 23:00 all year round
3) SangSoo Herb Shop: Main Shop on 3F.: 09:30 ~ 19:00, Sub Shop at 1F.: 09:30 ~ 23:00
4) Ticket Price: Adult 5,000 KRW. Elementary, Middle, Highschool Students 4,000 KRW.
5) Information desk: +82-(0)43-277-6633
For further information, please visit the website : http://www.sangsooherb.co.kr/
Cheongju Early Printing Museum
Cheongju Early Printing Museum representing CheongJu City, located at the old site of Hungdeok temple, has been displaying historical attractions in relation to printing at its exhibition sites of ‘JikJi Pavilion’, ‘Metal Printing Museum’
‘The Site of Heungdeok Temple’ etc.. At the museum, “BaekunHwasangChorokBuljoSimcheYojol”(alias “Jikji”) is definitely the representative one out of all attractions being exhibited. JikJi is the World’s oldest metal type printing printed in 1377 at the Hungdeok temple then existed but currently not. JikJi has been currently under the collection of France National Library which displayed same for the first time in 1972 at the ‘Book’ exhibition cerebrating the “International Book Year” and then brought the book to the attention of the World, and has been listed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register since 2001, appreciating its value to the humanity cultural history.
The museum exhibits the Restoration of JikJi Type(at JikJi Pavilion), and exhibits antique books, together with related materials, such as those books printed by woodcuts, metal types, xylography, Korean, etc. made in Shilla, Koryo and ChoSun Dynasty, so that you can take a quick look on Korean printing phase of development, and has reproduced in wax figures the method how to make print type as well as the processes of printing in the past.
Reference: The website of Cheongju Early Printing Museum
1) Opening hours: Always 09:00 ~ 18:00
2) Estimated viewing time : 1 hour and 30 minutes
3) Ticket Price: Free
For further information, please visit the website : http://www.jikjiworld.net