Besides being a popular base for hikers heading to nearby Jirisan National Park, Namwon is the setting for the story of Chunhyang, one of Korea's most famous love stories. The park containing Gwanghallu Pavilion also contains a museum dedicated to the couple, the house where Chunhyang lived and several other places paramount to the story. Visitors can get photographed in period costumes.
The city holds an annual Chunhyang Festival each spring. Namwon is located 180 mi/290 km south of Seoul.
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