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City Tour Guide

City Tour for learning about the culture of Cheongju through exploration of the city’s cultural heritage

Expert tour guides will guide tourists at cultural heritage sites of Cheongju and offer opportunities to personally appreciate the region. Historical and cultural experiences will help visitors to accurately understand the culture of Cheongju and to familiarize themselves with the value of cultural heritages to enhance the pride and local patriotism of cultural citizens. The tours will offer conveniences for both local and foreign tourists visiting Cheongju.

City Tour Operation Guide

Operation Period: Jun. 20 to Aug. 31 (summer special)

(Including KTO Travel Week (Jul. 1–19); COVID-19 relief funds accepted until Aug. 31)

Travel Information

  • Regular Tour: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-19:00 / KTX at Osong Station (Gagyeong Terminal)
  • On-demand Tour: Every week Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-17:00 / Departs from location of choice / For groups of more than 20 persons (Groups of more than 15 foreign visitors and affiliate organizations)

Admission: KRW 2,000

  • Prices for meals, experiences, travel insurance and other costs of the tour schedule to be paid by individuals
  • Admission: Separate KRW 3,000 for Cheongnamdae (Presidential Villa), KRW 3,000 for House of Unbo

Use Guide

  • One cultural tour guide rides along on City Tour bus

Inquiries and reservations

  • Regular Tour: CHUNG IL EXPRESS
  • On-demand Tour: Cheongju Tourism Conference

City Tour Application Guide (for regular tours)

Days of operation

  • Every Saturday and Sunday

Hours of operation

  • Departure 10:00, arrival 19:00


  • KRW 2,000 (not including KRW 3,000 for Cheongnamdae [Presidential Villa], KRW 3,000 for House of Unbo)
    *Payment must be made by 15:00 on day prior to departure

Payment Options

  • For collective reservations: Pay through online virtual account transfer or card
  • For boarding on day of tour: Pay by card after boarding on day of tour

City Tour Application Guide (On-demand tours)

Days of operation

  • Every week Tuesday-Sunday

Hours of operation

  • Departure 10:00, arrival 19:00

Place of departure

  • Departure at gathering location (must be arranged in advance)


  • KRW 2,000 (Does not include KRW 3,000 for Cheongnamdae [Presidential Villa], KRW 3,000 for House of Unbo, and admission for Cheongju Land [adults KRW 1,000, teens KRW 800, children KRW 500])
  • Payment must be made by 15:00 on day prior to departure

How to Use

  • Inquire beforehand to Cheongju Tourism Conference(043-234-8895)
    • Submit upon application(
    • Bank account transfer three days before departure (Nonghyup, Cheongju City Hall)

Operation Course

  • Open course of group’s choice (minimum three tourism destinations + minimum one paid meal)

For your information

  • Touring groups using the on-demand tour must sign up for travel insurance in advance. We will not be responsible for uninsured groups.
  • The on-demand tour will be based on a first come, first served basis, and reservations for the on-demand tour may close early.

City Tour Course

Regular Tour: 72 buses

  • Period: Jun. 20 to Aug. 31
  • Operates every Saturday and Sunday (10:00–19:00)
  • Connected with Korail and the Intercity Bus Terminal (on-site boarding available)

Saturday Course (1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays)

  1. KTX at Osong Station →
  2. Gagyeong Terminal →
  3. Cheongjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School, Chungbuk Culture Hall →
  4. Old Cheongju Station Park, Seongangil Street, Cheongjueupseong Fortress (Iron Flagpole at Yongdusa Temple Site, Jungang Park) →
  5. Yukgeori Market →
  6. Suamgol Village, Suamgol Observatory →
  7. Samil Park
  8. Gagyeong Terminal, KTX at Osong Station

Sunday Course (1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays)

  1. KTX at Osong Station →
  2. Gagyeong Terminal →
  3. Plaza of Daecheong Dam Water Culture Center →
  4. Munui Cultural Heritage Complex →
  5. Cheongnamdae (Presidential Villa) →
  6. Yukgeori Market →
  7. Gagyeong Terminal →
  8. KTX at Osong Station

Saturday Course (2nd and 4th Saturdays)

  1. KTX at Osong Station →
  2. Gagyeong Terminal →
  3. Historic Site of Son Pyong-hui →
  4. Temporary Palace of Chojeong →
  5. Culture Factory C (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Cheongju, Cheongju Korean Craft Museum) →
  6. Yukgeori Market →
  7. Gagyeong Terminal →
  8. KTX at Osong Station

Saturday Course (2nd and 4th Sundays)

  1. KTX at Osong Station →
  2. Gagyeong Terminal →
  3. Temporary Palace of Chojeong →
  4. House of Unbo →
  5. Cheongju Early Printing Museum →
  6. Yukgeori Market →
  7. Gagyeong Terminal →
  8. KTX at Osong Station

On-demand Tour:60 buses

  • Operates Tuesday-Sunday
  • Reservation required: Korean groups of 20 or more, foreign visitor and affiliated organizations of 15 or more
    * There is a limited number of on-demand tours, and tours may close early.

Examples of themed tours

Examples of themed tours - Number, Theme Name, Theme Schedule
Number Theme Name Theme Schedule
1 Original Downtown City Tour Departure location of choice → Cheongjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School → Kim Soo Hyun Drama Art Hall → Suamgol Village, Seongangil Street → Cheongju National Museum → Sangdangsanseong Fortress → Yukgeori Market → Seomun Samgyeopsal Street → Arrival location of choice
2 Tour of Drama and Moving Filming Locations House of Unbo → Suamgol Village → Seongangil Street → Cheongnamdae (Presidential Villa)
3 Museum and Art Museum Tour Cheongju Museum of Art → Cheongju Early Printing Museum → Cheongju Historic Museum of Baekje → National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Cheongju → Cheongju National Museum
4 Cultural Property Tour Jeongbukdongtoseong Earthen Fortification → Cheongjueupseong Fortress (Iron Flagpole at Yongdusa Temple Site) → Sangdangsanseong Fortress → Munui Cultural Heritage Complex
5 Patriots of the Independence Movement Tour Oksan Deokchon-ri Independence Movement Village → Historic Site of Son Pyong-hui → Tomb of Choe Myeong-gil → Chungnyeolsa, Shrine to Dongnae Magistrate Song Sanghyeon
6 Environment & Ecology Tour Munam Eco Park → Wonheungi Ecological Park → Midongsan Arboretum
7 Fun & Leisure Tour Cheongju Land (Children’s Center) → Cheongju Zoo → Myeongam Recreation Area → Cheongju Shooting Range (clay target shooting)
8 Industrial Tour Ochang Industrial Complex (Zen Hankook) → Sejong Brewing, Cheongju Sinseonju → Ochang Industrial Complex (Pion-Tech: reservation required)
9 Historical Education Tour Republic of Korea Air Force Academy R.O.K. Air Force Museum / Observatory → Bulat Village → Madong Changjak Village → Cheongseokgul Cave → Okhwa Recreational Forest

Examples of experiences

Examples of experiences - Number, Experience Name, Experience Location, Experience Information
Number Experience Name Experience Location Experience Information
1 Jikji Printing Experience Cheongju Metal Type Learning Center
☎ 043-260-2503
96, Heungdeok-ro, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
(867, Uncheon-dong)
Experience cost: Free
Cost for materials: KRW 2,000
Old Book-making Experience Experience cost: Free
Cost for materials: KRW 10,000 (groups of 20 or more)
KRW 12,000 (individuals)
2 Chojeong Mineral Springs Experience Chojeong Mineral Springs Bathhouse
☎ 043-213-6060
1353, Miwonchojeong-ro Naesu-eup, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
(111-5, Chojeong-ri)
Experience cost: Adults KRW 8,000 / Children KRW 5,000
Sejong Spatel
☎ 043-213-2332
699, Singichojeong-ro Naesu-eup, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
(334-24, Chojeong-ri)
Experience cost: Sauna KRW 7,000 / Children (age 5 and under) KRW 5,000
Additional cost for sauna: KRW 2,000
3 Farm Experience Darae Fam
☎ 043-213-0827
526-15, Chojeongyaksu-ro Naesu-eup, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
(128-4, Segyo-ri)
Course A: KRW 17,000 (cheese stretching, yogurt tasting, canape making, tractor riding, cow feeding)
Course B: KRW 27,000 (Course A + pizza, milk ice cream, calf feeding)
4 Shooting Experience Cheongju Shooting Range
☎ 043-270-7375
Clay target shooting KRW 22,000 (25 shots)
*Air rifle shooting (after June): Adults KRW 4,000 (20 shots)
Teenagers (age 14 and over) KRW 3,000 (20 shots)
5 Silk & Mulberry Experience Korea Silk Museum
☎ 043-238-1267
213-52, Cheongjuyeok-ro Gangnae-myeon, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
(175, Hakcheon-ri)
Silkworm ecosystem learning, spinning and pulling silk thread, souvenir cocoon making, silkworm character making, mulberry goods making; KRW 5,000 for each activity
Mulberry experience KRW 10,000 / May-June
6 Traditional Liquor Experience Sejong Brewing
☎ 043-218-7688
5-2, Sacheon-ro 18beon-gil, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
(71-1, Sacheon-dong)
Factory visit and tasting (60 min.): KRW 10,000
Brewing experience (2 hours): KRW 25,000
Making infused liquor (2 hours): KRW 15,000
Jangheedoga Traditional liquor (2 hours): KRW 20,000
Vinegar (2 hours): KRW 20,000
Cheongju Sinseonju Traditional liquor (2 hours): KRW 20,000-30,000
7 Festival Experience King Sejong & Chojeong Mineral Water Festival
☎ 043-201-2042
Period: 2020.5.29. ~ 5.31.
Admission: Free
Cheongwon Organic Life Festival
☎ 043-201-2238
Period:: 2020. 9.18. ~ 9.27.
Admission: Adults KRW 5,000, children KRW 1,000
Jikji Korea International Festival
☎ 043-201-3662
Period:: 2020. 9. 2.~ 9. 6.
Admission: Free
Cheongju Culture Night
☎ 043-219-1131
Period:: 2020. 8. 28. ~ 8. 29.
Admission: Free
Cheongju Old Downtown (Jungang Park – Iron Flagpole at Yongdusa Temple Site – Cheongnyeonggak Hall – Bungmun-ro – Old Cheongju Station Park)
8 Beauty Experience Cosmetics & Beauty Expo, Osong Korea Period:: 2020. 10.20 ~ 10. 24
Admission: Free
Pion-Tech Field trip details: Company introduction, view of lab, cosmetics testing, cosmetics purchasing, etc. (30-60 min.)
* Arrangement must be made in advance; visits available for up to 40 individuals
9 Cheongju Food Experience Seomun Market Samgyeopsal Street
☎ 043-222-3392
Enjoy fun activities, Cheongju’s own soy sauce samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly), and more at Cheongju’s Samgyeopsal Festival that is held annually on March 3rd.
Jikji Rice Bread
☎ 043-265-0404
88, Saun-ro, Seowon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (231-21, Sajik-dong)
Jikji Rice Bread (set of 16): KRW 10,000
Jikji Rice Bread (set of 24): KRW 15,000
Jikji Rice Bread (set of 36): KRW 22,000
Cheongju Omelet
☎ 070-5025-6354
216, Gyoseo-ro, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (411-9, Uam-dong)
Whipped Cream Omelet (set of 30): KRW 10,000
*Inquire for more information
  • Theme type, experience type, and experiences; Open course theme available upon tourist request