Travel Tuesday: Downtown Namwon

Okay, I promise, this is the last pic of me hamming it up in Namwon-si and using it as a Travel Tuesday entry, but Namwon was lovely.

Per Wikipedia….”Namwon (Korean pronunciation: [nam.wʌn]; Namwon-si) is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Namwon is about 50 minutes from the provincial capital of Jeonju, which is almost three hours away from Seoul. The official city flower is Royal Azalea while the city tree is the crape-myrtle and the city bird is the swallow. Namwon is a small city located just outside Jirisan National Park, which has the largest set of mountains on the South Korean Mainland. It also borders the Seomjin River, one of South Korea’s more prominent rivers. It is 3 hours and 15 minutes from the Seoul Central City Bus Terminal (via direct bus) and about one hour from both the U-Square Bus Terminal in Gwangju and the Jeonju Inter City Bus Terminal (depending on traffic). It is called “the City of Love” because of the famous Korean love story of Chunhyang. Gwanghallu Garden is a shrine to this love story.”

And here’s a pic of me taken by the Superintendent of the Province of all people. Now, I’m not sure who the other looky lou was, but eh, when in Korea.  I loved my job and I’m looking for one that I can love like that again.

downtown namwon

F.M. Laster

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself”. – Mae West

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