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'''Jangyu''' (alternatively rendered as ''Changyu'' under the McCune–Reischauer romanisation of Korean) (Pop: 110,000) is a developing city in the Nakdong River valley of [[South Gyeongsang]], in [[South Korea]].
 
'''Jangyu''' (alternatively rendered as ''Changyu'' under the McCune–Reischauer romanisation of Korean) (Pop: 110,000) is a developing city in the Nakdong River valley of [[South Gyeongsang]], in [[South Korea]].
  
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==Understand==
  
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'''Jangyu''' is also the name for a ''myeon'', or township - like administrative area, where the city is being developed. There has been rapid development in this area since the year 2000 approximately because of pressure on nearby cities. Jangyu is often considered a suburb of [[Gimhae]], [[Changwon]], [[Jinhae]], and [[Busan]]. Jangyu is within the city limits of [[Gimhae]], and [[Changwon]] is the provincial capital of [[Gyeongsangnam-Do]].  [[Busan]] is the second largest city in South Korea.
'''Jangyu''' is also the name for a ''myeon'', or township - like administrative area, where the city is being developed. There has been rapid development in this area over the last 5 years or so because of pressure on nearby cities. Jangyu is often considered a suburb of [[Gimhae]], and is close to the provincial capital [[Changwon]].
 
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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Jangyu has no train or air service. The best way to arrive is by bus. There is an express bus to Jangyu from Busan's Seobu bus terminal at Sasang station. Jangyu is also serviced by buses 170, 98, 97, 59, and 58 that run between Changwon and Gimhae.  
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To Busan: Intercity buses depart for Busan's Sasang Terminal approximately every 15 minutes from in front of the GS 25 mini mart, across from Nonghyup Bank, in old town Jangyu. Just tell your taxi driver "bus-ee terminal juseyo." The trip takes approximately 40 minutes in light traffic and costs won 1,800.
 
 
 
To Changwon: Buses to Changwon's main bus terminal depart from the same place as those to Busan and also costs won 1,800. Travel time is 30 minutes in light traffic. Alternatively, bus numbers 70, 170, etc. follow a route stopping at many places closer to central Changwon, including Changwon National University.
 
 
 
To Seoul: For buses to Seoul, you must first go to either Busan or Changwon, where you can catch a direct bus to Seoul, which takes approximately 5 hours and costs won 30,000.
 
  
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There is also an express bus from Seoul that stops in Jangyu on its way to Gimhae.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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There are a number of buses that circuit Jangyu. Bus number 26 runs a simple route looping the town. Buses 58 and 59 both stop at Jangyu's waterfall.
  
 
==See==
 
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Janyu-sa is a hidden gem of a temple, sitting atop one of the mountain peaks separating the town from Changwon.
  
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Yulha's cafe district can make for a pleasant time - cafes and restaurants lined along the Yulha stream.
  
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Jangyu Waterfall sits at the base of the mountain that Jangyu-sa rests on.
  
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Hike! Jangyu is a lovely little place to hike in. Choose a mountain and climb it.  
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Just as with drinking options, there is no shortage of places to dine. The town is dotted with inexpensive kimbap/bibimbap restaurants for a quick and cheap meal, raw fish houses, and Korean barbecue restaurants.
 
  
Choshim: Excellent Korean barbecue restaurant.
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Shop! Jangyu is famous in the area for its Lotte Premium Outlet. The outlet houses a number of designer boutiques, both domestic and international. Sales are frequent.  
  
Te-ran: Great option for samgypsal (thick slices of barbecued bacon) on a budget.
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Bike! Use the town as a jumping point for more remote countryside locations such as jillye or jinyeong
  
La Pasta: On the 2nd floor of the building across from Lotte Mart, this is where you can get Jangyu's best effort at Italian cuisine.  
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Camp! Janyu's Daecheong Valley is a lovely, remote spot with a beautifully clean and clear mountain spring flowing down it. There are platforms along the creek, just upstream from the waterfall, where you can pitch a tent. Take bus 58 or 59 to get there.  
  
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==Buy==
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Nearby country town Jillye is famous for its continued production of traditional buncheong ceramics.  
 
 
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Goryeojeong:  Their specialty is the hot rice meal: a hot stone bowl filled with steaming mixed grains. Spoon the rice out into another dish (provided), and pour the tea into the stone bowl. The rice remaining in the bowl will become a kind of porridge. In the meantime, eat your rice with the wide variety of side dishes served with the meal. 6,000 W ~ per rice bowl.
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453-3 Gwandong-ri, Jangyu-myeon +82 55-314-7701
  
 
==Drink==
 
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Rooftop Bar: This is not the real name of the bar, but it is on the roof across the street from Lotte Mart. Local expats tend to gather there on Thursday evenings.  
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For a town considered the "countryside" there are a plethora of options for wetting your whistle. Your average drinking hole will set you back won2,000-3,000 for a 500cc mug of draft beer. The following are a few noteworthy places.
 
  
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There are a number of motels dotting the road next to lotte mart.  
Wa Bar: New to Jangyu (as of Summer 2008), this is a great open-air option when the temperatures are mild. Draft beer will set you back won4,000 for a 630cc tall glass, but there is also a full bar to choose from.
 
 
 
Rock and Ice: Very eclectic atmosphere, with the most fun bar tenders in Jangyu. The downfall is that there's no draft beer. Drink prices are a little higher than the average hof, but then again, this isn't your average drinking hole.
 
 
 
Tudari: A Japanese styled beer bar, offering cheap draft beer and a variety of side dishes. There are a few of these places spread out across the town.
 
  
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Try using couchsurfing.org for a different experience.  
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Near Lotte Mart are an abundance of sleeping options, which are referred to as "love motels." These places offer a clean and inexpensive option for those needing a place to stay. Prices start at won 25,000, and include a private bathroom, cable television, mini refrigerator, and air conditioning.
 
  
 
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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To Busan: Intercity buses depart for Busan's Sasang Terminal approximately every 15 minutes from in front of the GS 25 mini mart, across from Nonghyup Bank, in old town Jangyu. Just tell your taxi driver "bus-ee terminal juseyo." The trip takes approximately 40 minutes in light traffic and costs won 1,800.
 
 
To Changwon: Buses to Changwon's main bus terminal depart from the same place as those to Busan and also costs won 1,800. Travel time is 30 minutes in light traffic. Alternatively, bus numbers 70, 170, etc. follow a route stopping at many places closer to central Changwon, including Changwon National University.
 
 
To Seoul: For buses to Seoul, you must first go to either Busan or Changwon, where you can catch a direct bus to Seoul, which takes approximately 5 hours and costs won 30,000.
 
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:05, 29 July 2013

Jangyu (alternatively rendered as Changyu under the McCune–Reischauer romanisation of Korean) (Pop: 110,000) is a developing city in the Nakdong River valley of South Gyeongsang, in South Korea.

Understand[edit]

Jangyu is also the name for a myeon, or township - like administrative area, where the city is being developed. There has been rapid development in this area since the year 2000 approximately because of pressure on nearby cities. Jangyu is often considered a suburb of Gimhae, Changwon, Jinhae, and Busan. Jangyu is within the city limits of Gimhae, and Changwon is the provincial capital of Gyeongsangnam-Do. Busan is the second largest city in South Korea.

Get in[edit]

Jangyu has no train or air service. The best way to arrive is by bus. There is an express bus to Jangyu from Busan's Seobu bus terminal at Sasang station. Jangyu is also serviced by buses 170, 98, 97, 59, and 58 that run between Changwon and Gimhae.

There is also an express bus from Seoul that stops in Jangyu on its way to Gimhae.

Get around[edit]

There are a number of buses that circuit Jangyu. Bus number 26 runs a simple route looping the town. Buses 58 and 59 both stop at Jangyu's waterfall.

See[edit][add listing]

Janyu-sa is a hidden gem of a temple, sitting atop one of the mountain peaks separating the town from Changwon.

Yulha's cafe district can make for a pleasant time - cafes and restaurants lined along the Yulha stream.

Jangyu Waterfall sits at the base of the mountain that Jangyu-sa rests on.

Do[edit][add listing]

Hike! Jangyu is a lovely little place to hike in. Choose a mountain and climb it.

Shop! Jangyu is famous in the area for its Lotte Premium Outlet. The outlet houses a number of designer boutiques, both domestic and international. Sales are frequent.

Bike! Use the town as a jumping point for more remote countryside locations such as jillye or jinyeong

Camp! Janyu's Daecheong Valley is a lovely, remote spot with a beautifully clean and clear mountain spring flowing down it. There are platforms along the creek, just upstream from the waterfall, where you can pitch a tent. Take bus 58 or 59 to get there.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Nearby country town Jillye is famous for its continued production of traditional buncheong ceramics.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Goryeojeong: Their specialty is the hot rice meal: a hot stone bowl filled with steaming mixed grains. Spoon the rice out into another dish (provided), and pour the tea into the stone bowl. The rice remaining in the bowl will become a kind of porridge. In the meantime, eat your rice with the wide variety of side dishes served with the meal. 6,000 W ~ per rice bowl. 453-3 Gwandong-ri, Jangyu-myeon +82 55-314-7701

Drink[edit][add listing]

Rooftop Bar: This is not the real name of the bar, but it is on the roof across the street from Lotte Mart. Local expats tend to gather there on Thursday evenings.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are a number of motels dotting the road next to lotte mart.

Try using couchsurfing.org for a different experience.

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

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