Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

The perfect 1 day itinerary

Cheongju, the capital of Chungcheongbuk-do province in South Korea, is a city rich in history and culture. Known for its traditional Korean heritage, Cheongju offers visitors a glimpse into its past through well-preserved historical sites, museums, and cultural experiences. The city is also home to several beautiful parks and natural attractions, making it a perfect destination for a day trip. This itinerary will guide you through the must-see spots in Cheongju, ensuring you make the most of your visit.

What to do in Cheongju?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Cheongju. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Culture and Nature in Cheongju


Start your day with a visit to the Cheongju National Museum, where you can explore exhibits showcasing the region's rich history and cultural heritage. Don't miss the museum's impressive collection of artifacts from the Baekje and Silla periods.

Next, head to the Heungdeoksa Temple Site, home to the world's oldest surviving metal-printed book, the Jikji. The temple site offers a serene atmosphere and a glimpse into Korea's Buddhist history.


After a morning of cultural exploration, take a stroll through the picturesque Sangdang Sanseong Fortress. This well-preserved mountain fortress provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape and is a great spot for a leisurely hike.

For lunch, visit one of the local restaurants in the area to enjoy traditional Korean dishes such as bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables) or bulgogi (marinated beef).


Conclude your day with a visit to the Cheongju Early Printing Museum, dedicated to the history of printing in Korea. The museum offers fascinating insights into the development of printing technology and its impact on Korean culture.

End your trip with a relaxing walk in the Cheongju Botanical Garden, where you can enjoy the beautiful flora and peaceful ambiance. If time permits, catch the sunset at the nearby Musimcheon Stream, a popular spot for locals to unwind and enjoy the natural scenery.

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