There’s something about historic places and Chungnam in South Korea has a lot of history. “As proven by the bronze remains found across the Chungnam region and the Paleolithic remains in Seokjangri-dong, Gongju found in 1964, people have settled in the Chungnam region since the Prehistoric Age. Furthermore, most areas of Chungcheongnam-do were the norther border areas during the Three Hans Period. Wolji State (Mokji State) with the political initiative as the hub of Mahan at that time was estimated to be located around the present Jiksan-eup, Cheonan. It is also estimated that 15 small states among the 54 states of Mahan were distributed in the Chungcheongnam-do region.”
What’s special about Chungnam?
“Chungcheongnam-do is becoming the ‘Capital of Welfare in Korea’ by successfully solving three crises low birth rate, aging society and social polarization and revitalizing the economy,” says Yang Seung-jo, the governor of Chungcheongnam-do.