Cheonan Three-Way Intersection (Samgeori) is known as the intersection of Samnam-daero, which splits into roads going to Seoul to the north, Gyeongsang-do Province (Daegu and Gyeongju) to the south, and Jeolla-do Province (Nonsan, Gwangju and Mokpo) to the west.
There are weeping willows throughout the 207,000m² park, established in the 1970s. Seated near the pond is the Yeongnamnu Pavilion (Chungcheongnam-do Cultural Heritage No. 12), speculated to have been the gate to Hwachukgwan in the Joseon Dynasty.
In addition, there are the Samnyongdong Three-Story Stone Pagoda (Chungcheongnam-do Cultural Heritage No. 11), Independence Fighters and Liberation Monument and Cheonan Song Monument.
The Independence Hall of Korea collects, preserves and displays materials shedding light on the history of the Korean people’s fight for independence as well as the post-liberation development of Korea, and performs related research.
It was established on August 15, 1987, with the donations made by the citizens of Korea, for the purpose of maintaining the national spirit and establishing proper national views and cultural identity.
Patriotic martyr Yu Gwan-sun was born in Yongdu-ri, Byeongcheon-myeon in 1902. When the March 1 Independence Movement broke out, she returned home to Cheonan from Seoul, where she studied at the Ewha Academy. She organized the Aunae Manse Movement on April 1, 1919, and was consequently arrested and imprisoned at Gongju Prison. In August 1919, she was transferred to Seodaemun Prison, where she fell victim to atrocious tortures by the Japanese until her untimely death on October 12, 1920. In order to pass on the patriotic spirit of Yu, a memorial monument was erected in 1969, and a memorial ceremony honoring the independence activist has been held every year on October 12 since 1972. Situated near the site are the signal fire site and tower she used to announce the uprising as well as her former home and Maebong Church, which she attended.
This is the central square of Cheonan that welcomes more than 70,000 visitors a day, with the main bus terminal, ARARIO Gallery, Shinsegae Department and Auri Cinema. Because it receives numerous young visitors, it is considered a symbol of youth and hope. In 2007, ARARIO Small City was selected as the most beautiful square in Korea, for which it was awarded the Prime Minister Award. At present, there are a total of 28 contemporary installation artworks at the Sculpture Square that are delighting the eyes of the visitors. The Sculpture Square in ARARIO Small City is considered a must-visit place by domestic art enthusiasts, and a popular attraction for foreign tourists. Thanks to this contemporary art space, Cheonan has gained more fame as a city of art in the global art community.
There is a famous sundae (Korean sausage) street situated near the Aunae (Byeongcheon) Market, where patriotic martyr Yu Gwan-sun led an independence movement. With the establishment of a ham manufacturing plant near Byeongcheon in the 1960s, people in the area began making sausages using vegetables and pork byproducts such as intestines and clotted blood, and a couple of sundae restaurants began springing up along this street. Its fame grew through word-of-mouth, and the “special restaurant” designation began to be given in 1998. There are now dozens of sundae restaurants lining up this street.
Huracle Resort is located at the Cheonan Leisure and Tourist Complex, next to Mokcheon IC in Cheonan. It is highly accessible, considering it is only an hour drive or a 30-min KTX ride from the Seoul National Capital Area. A water park story was created using Tedin and Terin, which are characters created for the resort, and the European-style condominium is an ideal accommodation for those traveling with their families. There are plans to establish a culture and arts center, golf course, shopping mall, world-class hotel, and horse race track to turn the area into an urban resort where people can enjoy sightseeing and recreational activities.
This is a production site of Geobong grapes, which are a local specialty product of Cheonan. As the 10 scenic site among the top 12 scenic sites chosen by Cheonan City,the farm offers group and family visitors a chance to pick the grapes.
Korea’s unique ‘heung’ emotion refers to pleasure or joy, and it is this emotion that has allowed the Korean people to enjoy song and dance since times of old. This emotion also becomes the nature of the dances that excite us all. The festival location sees the aforementioned joyous dances all gathered together. It all unfolds every year in the ‘network of communication’ region, Cheon-an, from late September to early October. Selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism as the top festival, the Heungtaryeong Dance Festival is the biggest and best dance festival in Korea. With no discrimination based on age or gender, all participants can enjoy becoming one through the art of dance. The banquet of dances that exceed the boundaries of generation, race, and language enriches the hearts of all those who attend.