Go to Contents
Open
 

Jeongseon

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 : Bukpyeong-myeon, Yeoryang-myeon, Imgye-myeon, Jeongseon-eup, Hwaam-myeon, Nam-myeon, Shindong-eup, Sabuk-eup, Gohan-eup Jeongseon Map : Bukpyeong-myeon, Yeoryang-myeon, Imgye-myeon, Jeongseon-eup, Hwaam-myeon, Nam-myeon, Shindong-eup, Sabuk-eup, Gohan-eup
  • 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 Donggang pasque-flower, which represents overcoming adversity, the blunt-lobe spicebush, which stands for sincerity and liveliness, and the common kestrel, which symbolises cleanliness and mystique.

The Flower of Jeongseon: Donggang Pasque-flower

Donggang pasque-flower is unique to Korea and grows between rocks in the Donggang basin in Gangwon Province. The flower grows well despite the harsh natural environment, symbolising the passion and indomitable spirit of Jeongseon’s people, who are undaunted by adversity.

The Tree of Jeongseon: Blunt-lobe Spicebush

Blunt-lobe spicebush is indigenous to the Korean Peninsula. The tree is found early in the spring in mountains and valleys. The tree boasts diverse colours that vary from season to season, symbolising the sincerity and liveliness of the local people.

The Bird of Jeongseon: The Common Kestrel

The common kestrel is a rarely-spotted winter bird. The bird is a protected species designated as Natural Monument No. 323. The common kestrel symbolises the cleanliness and mystique of Jeongseon, which boasts pristine nature and beautiful scenery.

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

    Auraji is a pier in Jeongseon, located 19.4 kilometres from Jeongseon-eup. The name Auraji means "coming together" in Korean, since the pier is where two streams—Goojul and Golji Streams—merge together. Auraji is surrounded by many mountains including Mt. Sangwon and Mt. Banron, and it boasts beautiful scenery and clear water. Ojang Falls and Hanggol Valley are also in the vicinity of Auraji.

  • Jeongseon Arirang Market

    view of Jeongseon Arirang Market

    Jeongseon Arirang Market is the traditional market mentioned in the folksong, Jeongseon Arirang. Increasing numbers of tourists are visiting this market now that it has become easily accessible via the Jeongseon Arirang Train from Seoul. It offers a variety of wild vegetables, medicinal herbs, and other local produce. Since the farmers sell their own produce, fresh produce can be purchased at affordable prices.