Cheongju is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Sokcho.
While you are in Cheongju, don't miss the chance to spend some time at the Heungdeok Temple Site.
Get a feel for the rich architectural and social makeup of North Chungcheong, by taking a little road trip to a couple of the other villages, cities and towns in the vicinity of Cheongju. Examples of places within a relatively short distance of Cheongju are Daejeon, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Cheonan, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
Around 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south of Cheongju is Daejeon, an important regional center home to Daejeon Prehistory Museum, Geological Museum and Natural History Museum. Expo Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Bomunsan Park are just a sample of the other attractions in Daejeon.
North Chungcheong has been graced with a deep religious life; so take the time to visit the area's most sacred temples. An effective way to really understand a region is by discovering its history. Don't miss the old towns while you are in the area.
Why don't you take the opportunity to relax and enjoy during gentle pastimes such as bird watching or picnicking. Both are well-loved options for both tourists and locals alike.
When it's time to say goodbye to Cheongju, head to the nearest major airport situated in Cheongju, 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the north.