Jeongseon, South Korea

Jeongseon, South Korea

My brother is in Korea to teach english for a year. A few days ago he was told exactly where he’ll be teaching, Jeongseon, Kangwon-do province, South Korea. Sensing a challenge, I went ahead and tracked down this moutnain town.

The image on the left is a Google Earth image of the area around Jeongseon. It’s a mountainous area – the town appears to be jammed in between 1000 meter peaks at a 180 degree bend in the river (what river?). It also appears to be small – it’s smaller than 2 miles from end to end. If you’d like to find Jeongseon, go to 37° 22’36.52″ N, 128° 39’54.46″ E.

Here’s the most detailed map I can find of Jeongseon. It’s pretty much in the middle of the map. Unless you can find one nearer, the closest city I can find to Jeongseon for weather reports is Yongwol, about 25 miles away.

Oh, and even though you’re probably hip to this tip, Adam should be posting stuff about Jeongseon & more at Skorea.

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  1. Well, I hope you’re ready for more tracking down of mountain towns as I, in fact, am not in Jeongseon. Turns out I’m actually in Gohan, which is in Jeongseong county, but about 30-40 mins from Jeongseong town. Nobody in this program knows anything about anything at all until you get there, and the guy who told me I’d be going to Jeongseong was basically full of lies. Anyway, Gohan is tiny and best of luck to you in finding more about it. I will be posting to Skorea sometime this weekend I hope!

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