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Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

Masan Chrysanthemum Festival (마산국화축제)

0m    34797     2020-09-18

74, Susan 1-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
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Since its inception in 1961, chrysanthemum farming in Changwon (Masan) has proliferated, accounting for 13% of chrysanthemum farming nationwide. Masan suits the requirements with rich soil, warm temperature, and cutting-edge technology for growing chrysanthemums. Masan Chrysanthemum Festival has been held since 2000 to promote the excellence of Masan’s chrysanthemums and enhance the market.

Masan Agujjim Street (마산 오동동 아구찜거리)

Masan Agujjim Street (마산 오동동 아구찜거리)

771m    4787     2020-09-24

20, Agujjim-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Masan, located on the southern coast of Gyeongsangnam-do, is famous for agu jjim (steamed monkfish). The dish is both spicy and refreshing, pairing the sweet and mild monkfish with strong and spicy broth. Monkfish is known to be full of vitamin A, have low fat, and good for the skin. The vegetables mixed into the broth contain vitamin C, making this spicy dish a very nutritious meal.

Changdong Art Village (창동예술촌)

Changdong Art Village (창동예술촌)

808m    11890     2020-06-18

24, Odongseo 6-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Changdong Art Village was developed in an effort to rekindle commercial businesses in the declining downtown area. The empty town has been transformed into an urban, trendy art village, tied close to the city. The main concept of the art villiage is to meld with the city's strengths in art for urban renewal. The city, which was once the heart of culture and art in 1950s and 1960s, has gone through the process of so-called "urban regeneration through the arts".

To indulge in recollections of the good old days, the three main alleys in the village, namely Moonshin Art Alley, Masan Mountain Trail Art Alley, and Ecole de Chang-dong Alley, along with the many exciting programs available bring out the best.

Changwon City Museum - Moonshin Art Museum (창원시립마산문신미술관)

Changwon City Museum - Moonshin Art Museum (창원시립마산문신미술관)

956m    4447     2020-05-11

147, Moonshin-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Nestled at the hillside of Chusan-dong with a panoramic view of Changwon-si, Moonshin Art Museum houses Moon Shin’s art pieces and keeps his spirit intact. The artist resided in France for many years, returning to his hometown in 1980, and worked hard to establish the museum throughout 15 years. The museum finally opened in 1994 after his endless effort. Unfortunately, Moon Shin died one year after opening the museum, donating the museum to his loving hometown in his will. Following his will, the Moonshin Art Museum was donated to Changwon-si in 2003 and has since been operating as a city gallery. Changwon-si also established Moonshin Round Museum in October 2010, exhibiting 116 Moonshin plaster circle art pieces. Moonshin Art Museum is comprised of Exhibition Hall 1 & 2, outdoor exhibition hall and Moonshin Round Museum, showcasing a total of 3,900 pieces, including plaster round pieces, sculptures, drawing, tools, paintings, oil-paintings and keepsakes.

Gagopa Kkoburang-gil Mural Village (가고파 꼬부랑길 벽화마을)

Gagopa Kkoburang-gil Mural Village (가고파 꼬부랑길 벽화마을)

1.0 Km    3550     2020-06-02

15-8, Seonghoseo 7-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Masan is made more beautiful by Gagopa Kkoburang-gil Mural Village, a local renovation effort made by Gyeongnam Bank. The village is one of the top photo zones. Walking through the village from Chang-dong, past Burim Market, and on to Seongho-dong mountain neighborhood, the colorful murals will bright every step of the way.

Baekjeryeong Samgyetang (백제령삼계탕)

Baekjeryeong Samgyetang (백제령삼계탕)

1.0 Km    6948     2019-04-23

383-4, 3·15-Daero, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

The restaurant has been specializing in samgyetang (steamed chicken with rice and ginseng stuffing) since 1982. It’s inside a traditional Korean house with a well-landscaped garden in a cozy atmosphere.

Dalbit Lounge(달빛라운지)

Dalbit Lounge(달빛라운지)

2.8 Km    17     2020-11-18

55, Doosan, volvo-ro, Seongsan-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

A place that sells drinks with high-quality beans and handmade fruit preserves. This is a cafe located in Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do. The representative menu is hot dog.

Goodday Museum (굿데이뮤지엄)

Goodday Museum (굿데이뮤지엄)

2.8 Km    6675     2020-05-20

22, Bongamgongdan 2-gil, Masanhoewon-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Goodday museum is a liquor museum in Changwon founded and operated by Muhak, Korean beverage company that specializes in soju production. With 3,000 different alcoholic beverages on display and a soju tasting area, visitors can enjoy the site tour as well as try different types of soju. Goodday Museum also ofers open viewing, special night viewing, concerts and other various events.

Masan Arirang Tourist Hotel (마산 아리랑 관광호텔)

Masan Arirang Tourist Hotel (마산 아리랑 관광호텔)

3.9 Km    321     2019-08-05

24, Masannyeokgwangjang-ro, Masanhoewon-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Masan Arirang Tourist Hotel is located in the city of Masan, which is the political, economical, and cultural center of Gyeongsangnam-do. The area around the hotel has an excellent public transportation system, including Masan Station, a bus terminal, and a stadium. Tourists can enjoy its convenient location near business, shopping and tourism districts. Also, the area features the natural surroundings of the the South Sea (Namhae) and the nearby Jinhae Gunhangje Festival. The hotel has various sizes of rooms, as well as a large parking lot for guests bringing vehicles.

Sangsang-gil (Imaginary Road) (Buljonggeori-ro) (상상길(불종거리로))

750m    8754     2020-07-02

Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Buljonggeori Road, where a huge bronze Buddhist temple bell sculpture is located, is lined with 23,000 blocks engraved with the names of foreigners. The colorful blocks on the ground consist not only of diverse names of international tourists, but also include the names of renowned Korean celebrities such as Jeon Ji-hyeon, f(x)’s Krystal Jung, 4Minute, Kara and other popular Korean stars.

Hotel Savoy (호텔 사보이)

2.5 Km    8643     2019-07-10

39, Samho-ro, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Hotel Savoy, which has a main building and an auxiliary building, features 59 rooms, three international restaurants, banquet halls of different sizes for various occasions, a sauna and a fitness center. Located in the center of Masan, Hotel Savoy also provides easy access to the city's diverse commercial and social establishments such as Shinsegae Department Store, Masan Public Stadium, Masan Express Bus Terminal and Masan Ferry Terminal.

Muhaksan Mountain (무학산)

3.8 Km    6920     2018-07-13

3, Gyobangdong 7-gil, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Surrounding Masan city like a folding wall screen, Muhaksan Mountain (무학산) was so named since its shape is reminiscent of a crane (‘hak’) flying away with its wings stretched wide. Its main ridge extends lengthwise from north to south, along Seomajigi; its west side is rather steep, while the east side gently caresses the outskirts of the city of Masan.

The mountain is lined with a number of hiking courses, but the crowning glory of the mountain is Hakbong Peak, or the crane’s head, where thousands of azalea trees create an extravagant view in the spring. Other mountains may be off-limit during wildfire alert periods, but Mt. Muhaksan is open to hikers all year round. The azaleas begin to bloom in mid-April and completely take over the mountain by the end of the month.

If you stand at top the peak, you can see the South Sea, Dotseom Island (돝섬) and Mt. Jangboksan of Jinhae. The contrast of the deep-blue of the South Sea and the burning-pink of the azaleas is a sight not to be missed.