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Host City Introduction



It is nature’s masterpiece. It boasts a magnificent landscape as if it was handcrafted and the traditional folksong of Korea called Arirang.

General Information

Jeongseon Map Jeongseon Map
  • Population 39,502 (as of 2015)
  • Area 1,219.71㎢
  • Administrative divisions 4 Eup, 5 Myeon

The symbols of Jeongseon

The symbols of Jeongseon include the pasqueflower representing overcoming adversity, the ginger plant meaning pureness and liveliness, and the kestrel symbolizing cleanliness and mystique.

The flower of Jeongseon - Pasqueflower

Pasqueflower symbolizes the passion for the future and the will of people who do not give in to adversities and harsh environment.

The tree of Jeongseon – Ginger plant

Ginger plant is found very common in the mountains and valleys in the early spring and known for its diversity of colors that vary from season to season, symbolizing the innocence and liveliness of the people.

The bird of Jeongseon - Kestrel

It symbolizes the cleanliness and mystique of Jeongseon which boasts pristine nature and beautiful sceneries. (Natural monument No.323)

The major cultural assets & tourist attractions

The major cultural assets and tourist attractions are Jeongseon Auraji and Jeongseon Arirang.

  • Jeongseon Auraji

    view of Jeongseon Auraji

    It is a pier in Jeongseon, located 19.4 km from Jeongseon-eup. It was named “Auraji”, which sounds similar to "coming together" in Korea, since the pier is at the spot where the two streams merge together. The scenery at the place is magnificent with beautiful mountains and the stream. The two streams that join in a river at Auraji are both from Daegwallyeong mountains, but greatly differ in characteristics.

  • Jeongseon Arirang Market

    view of Jeongseon Arirang Market

    It is a traditional market located in Jeongseon. Many tourists are visiting this market now it is easily accessible through Jeongseon Arirang train that departs from Seoul. It offers a variety of wild vegetables, herbs, potatoes, deodeok(mountain herb), garlic and many other foods. In addition to the various vegetables grown in the local area, there are agricultural products such as red pepper, bellflower, potato, garlic, etc. Since most of them are grown directly at farmhouses, fresh products can be purchased at low prices.