Difference between revisions of "Gapyeong"
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Gapyeong is a small town, famous all over Korea for pine nuts(찻) and Nami island(남이섬). In October, Gapyeong hosts the annual International Jazz Festival on Jara island(자라섬). Gapyeong is popular with people taking a weekend away from Seoul. It can become busy on the weekends with people coming to stay in the many pensions in the surrounding area. The area is very mountainous so hiking and MTB are popular things do do here.
Gapyeong Station is located on the Gyeongchun line(경춘선) of the Seoul Metro system. This line starts at Sangbong(상봉역) on the northeast of Seoul, and runs all the way to Chuncheon(춘천역). The train leaves Sangbong approximately 3 times per hour takes 55 minutes to get to Gapyeong. From Chuncheon it takes about 20 minutes. A journey on the Seoul Metro costs from 1,050 won to 2,050 won depending on the length of the journey. A typical journey to the center of Seoul from Gapyeong on the on the Seoul Metro involves 2 to 4 line changes and takes between 90 minutes and 2 hours.
The ITX departs Yongsan(용산) Station on the hour every hour and stops at Cheongnyangni(청량리), Pyeongnaehopyeong(평내호평), and Gapyeong stations on the way to Chuncheon(춘천). From Yongsan it takes 55 minutes and costs 4,800won to reach Gapyeong. In the opposite direction, the train leaves Chuncheon every ten minutes past the hour, takes 17 minutes and costs 3,000 won to reach Gapyeong Station.
Many intercity buses going to Chuncheon departing from destinations in Gyeongi Province will stop at Gapyeong bus terminal(가평버스터미널). Also the red 1330-3 bus runs between Cheongnyangni(청량리) in Seoul and Gapyeong costing 2,200 won with a T-money pre-pay card.