Namwon is in North Jeolla.


Namwon is known in Korea as the "city of lovers", and is indeed twinned with Verona the city of Romeo and Juliet.This arrises from a famous love between Lee Mong Ryong and Chunhyang who are kept apart by power and corruption. Namwon is also known as the cradle of Korean classical music and pansori, which includes the history of Chunhyang (Chunhyangjeon / 춘향전 / 春香 傳 or Song of the faithful Chunhyang).

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 6.7 8.9 13.7 20.3 25.4 27.0 29.0 27.4 26.6 21.3 14.3 3.9
Nightly lows (°C) -5.9 -2.0 1.0 6.6 11.0 17.7 20.6 20.8 15.8 8.4 2.9 -5.4
Precipitation (mm) 13.6 7.6 103.9 66.1 39.9 99.7 227.2 376.5 114.0 90.5 79.2 41.2

2014 Korea Meteorological Administration

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Namwon is on the high speed KTX train line between Seoul and Yeosu.

Namwon is also served by 32 express buses from Seoul every day, with a journey time of 4 hours.



Namwon is renowned for a number of handicrafts and local products such as:


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