Naesu is situated about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of the national capital Seoul, and 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of Sokcho.
Even though North Chungcheong is a little off the beaten track, there is certainly no shortage of things to do and see around Naesu. Journey 6 miles (10 kilometers) northeast from Naesu to Cheongju, where you can visit the Heungdeok Temple Site and Chungbuk National University.
When it's time to explore beyond Naesu, why not visit the nearest center. Daejeon sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and is home to sights like Daejeon Space Observatory, Natural History Museum and Songni-san National Park. Daejeon has plenty to offer visitors keen to hang around a little longer. Daejeon World Cup Stadium (Purple Arena), National Science Museum and Deogyu-san National Park are some of the other sights not to miss.
A great way to truly appreciate a region is by discovering its past. Don't miss the fortresses while you are in the area. North Chungcheong features a number of temples and other sites of spiritual importance, ideal places to get a feel for the region's soul.
There are heaps of adventures to be enjoyed. Around North Chungcheong. Have a go at hiking or mountain climbing to get your heart rate up.
When the time comes to say goodbye to Naesu, head to the nearest major airport situated in Cheongju, 3 miles (5 kilometers) away.