Chungju, Korea is quickly becoming a very popular place to teach English in South Korea! The city is in the center of South Korea so it has a perfect location for traveling. If you live there, you can easily travel to many other major cities by bus or train. In fact, it only takes a few hours to get to both Seoul and Busan! Besides that, Chungju is a great place to teach for several reasons.
Nature and Adventures
Chungjuho Lake is located in Chungju. It is a gorgeous, man-made lake that is surrounded by stunning tree-topped mountains. It is also the largest reservoir in all of South Korea. The lake is a great place to visit whether you are living in Chungju or just visiting on vacation. It is a really popular spot for fishing. Also, there are ferry rides that go around the entire lake. Lastly, you can hike to the top of Gyemyeongsan, which offers breathtaking views of the entire lake!
The Gosu cave is another great natural site in this area. It is a natural limestone cave with countless stalactites and stalagmites. There are walking paths in the cave that take around one hour to complete. If you’re lucky, you might see animals. There are bats and other creatures. Be sure to bring a flashlight!
Additionally, Chungju is renowned for its apples. You definitely need to try some while you are there! The apples are at local markets or farms nearby. The farms often offer tours where you can pick the apples. There are several apple festivals each year. There, you can learn about the different kinds of apples and how to make apple pie. That is a very delicious way to spend a weekend!
Markets and Nightlife in Chungju
This city is home to a traditional market in the neighborhood of Chungin-dong. There, you can buy all kinds of traditional Korean items, food and drinks. This is a fantastic place to experience some authentic and historical Korean culture. It’s always lively on the weekends so it is also a great place to hang out with friends. Chungju’s neighborhood of Seongseo-dong is a good place to go out and enjoy some nightlife because it has many shopping areas, restaurants and bars. Many young people go to this area on the weekends.
These are just a few of the reasons why teaching English in Chungju is great. It is mid-sized city, which offers a calmer lifestyle than Seoul or Busan. However, there are still many fun things to do. It is also perfect for experiencing Korean culture. It has so many unique cultural activities to do. There are so many teaching opportunities there. Apply now!