Wonju

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Wonju [1] is a city in Gangwon.

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By Bus

For around 8,000 won you can travel from the Express bus terminal in Seoul to Wonju bus terminal and the journey takes about 1 hour 45mins journey from Seoul. For 20,900 won an express bus from Incheon International Airport will go to Wonju bus terminal, taking an average of 2 hours 30 minutes (April 2012). Wonju is located on a major intersection within the country and buses run from the Wonju bus terminal to almost all major cities.

By Train

The Jungang Line services Wonju, and takes about the same time as the bus. The cost is also about the same.

By Air

Wonju has an airport to the North of the city offering domestic flights.

Get around[edit]

Wonju has an extensive public bus network. The cost is 1,200 won, although it is cheaper if you use your t-money card. One transfer is free for an hour with t-money.

Further information and time tables are available in Korean at http://traffic.wonjucity.net/bis/wonju.asp

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Wonju has the typical Korean restaurants that you'll find in other cities. For Western food, your best bet is the area around Lotte Cinema - you'll find Outback, Family Taco, Irish Potato, a few coffee shops, and a Papa Spaghetti. A McDonald's is also coming to that area. Pizza places (including Pizza Hut and Dominoes) can be found throughout the city. The local E-Mart also houses a McDonalds.

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As a rule of thumb, places to spend the night are usually close to bus terminals. You can find hotels and motels near the Wonju bus terminal. A room typically cost ₩45,000, complete with a flat screen and blazing fast internet.

If traveling with a family the Wonju Tourist Hotel is located in the center of town and rooms typically start at around 60000 won per night. This hotel does not have floor heating, so in the winter time ask for a second heater.

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