Although South Korea is a small country, it has many popular teaching destinations. It is quickly becoming very popular place to teach English in Paju Korea. To begin with, Paju is a city north of Seoul in the Gyeongi province. The city was created in 1997 so everything there is very new. It’s in a very convenient location because it is close to Seoul. That means that you can get to Seoul easily for weekend trips.
Paju has a population of around half a million people. This is a perfect size because it means that there are plenty of things to do. However, it’s not too big so you don’t have to worry about traffic or pollution. Whether you visit for the weekend or you spend a whole year teaching English, it’s a great place to be! Here’s a short list of some of the most interesting and fun things to do in Paju.
The Villages of Paju
Paju Book City is a tiny village. The village has cafes, restaurants, and (of course) bookstores. There are about 250 publishers based near the village so besides shopping for books, you can learn all about publishing. Whether or not you’re a bibliophile, you should definitely make a stop in this book themed village.
Another quant village is called Provence village. This village pays tribute to Europe and is filled with European styled cafes and restaurants. Even the architecture does its best to give off a European vibe. Although it doesn’t feel exactly like the real thing, it’s definitely a fun place to explore!
The third quirky village is the Heyri Art Village. This village is home to countless Korean artists, including painters, writers, musicians, actors and more. Here, you can checkout many art studios and museums. Additionally, there are always different art exhibitions going on so even if you’ve been before, there will definitely be something new! If you want to get more involved, you can create your own art with the help of a local artist at one of their work studios.
If you need a bit of nature, you can check out not one, but two separate botanical gardens. The Soulone Botanical Garden and the Byeokchoji Botanical Garden consist of tens of thousands of square meters of lush nature, many trees, ponds and floral arrangements. You can zigzag your way around these gardens for miles via beautiful footpaths.
These are just a few of the fun things to do when you teach English Paju Korea! Hopefully this list has gotten you even more excited about making a trip there. Whether it is just for a weekend trip or for a whole year, you’ll have an amazing time!