Changwon

Changwon is another very under-rated Korean city that is completely unknown to most westerners. Changwon is located on the southern coast of Korea just west of Busan. It’s the only ‘planned city’ in the country and utilizes a grid style infrastructure which makes transportation more efficient than other cities of comparable size. Changwon is also one of the wealthiest mid-size cities in Korea and has one of the largest foreign communities (per capita) in the country. Many streets are lined with trees and park areas are plentiful, which is uncommon for Korean city standards. The city has just amalgamated with two if its neighbors Masan and Jinhae to make it's new total population close to 1.2 million people. The metropolitan city boasts a number of busy entertainment districts and lots of interesting outdoor activities. Due to its southern coastal location Changwon residents get to enjoy very mild temperatures in the winter and beautiful weather in the spring, summer and fall. A final fun fact is that Changwon is the reserve capital city of South Korea in case Seoul is ever compromised. I didn't even realize some countries had reserve capitals! Visited In: November 2015 (っ◕‿◕)っ Pictures & Info
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