If you like hiking, there are really nice walks in the nearby hills and a few rivers to go fishing in.
Other than that, there are not too many tourist attractions in Okcheon.
Okcheon is famous for its grape festival which is held every year in July. It is quite a big
festival with lots of stalls and performances. There is also a festival held in the memory of a famous
Korean poet who lived in Okcheon.
You can easily access all parts of town with a bicycle.
The bus station is not big at all and only goes to a few towns every day. From Okcheon itself you can
travel to Mount Songnisan and Cheongju by bus. The easiest way to travel is to get on the local 607 bus
which goes straight to Dongbu Express Bus terminal (Daejeon), and from there you can access the whole of
eastern Korea. The 607 starts to run at 6.30 in the morning and the last bus is at 10.30 back from Daejeon.
By train you can travel between Seoul and Busan, and this line includes cities like Daegu, Gumi and
Suwon. If a town or city is not on that line, just go to Daejeon to either of the town’s train stations
and you will be able to go anywhere you want.
The foreigners mostly go out to Daejeon for a night on the town but Okcheon does have all the normal
restaurants you will find throughout Korea. Lotteria is the only big western food franchise place, and
there are a few pizza places around too. Then there are the normal dakgalbi, samgyupsal and other local
The foreigners mostly go out to Daejeon for a night on the town.
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Try heading to the hills for a bit of trail running here. There is also a Muay Thai gym where many
of the foreigners train about three times per week. There is a local soccer team which foreigners can
join, and many people also go rock climbing once a week on a wall in Daejeon. There is also a very nice
track to go running around.