Okcheon (옥천) Chungcheongbuk-do

Okcheon is situated to the southeast of Daejeon, in Chungcheongbuk-do. It is the first town on the train line from Daejeon (which is a 12 minute ride away) and it is also linked to there by a 35 minute local city bus (number 607), which goes to Daejeon Train Station. The fifth biggest city in Korea, Daejeon has a lot of things to do and see, and you are close enough to go there even during the week after work. The next town further east is Yeongdong, famous for being the only town in Korea to have a winery.

Chungcheongbuk is the only landlocked province in Korea, so Okcheon is almost exactly in the middle of the country. That makes it a great town to travel from because you can get to anywhere in Korea on a weekend. Okcheon is a very small town with a population of 50,000 people. This figure is much more than it actually seems, because of the big farming community in the area - lots of smaller villages are included in this number.