|Pop. density:||41 people/km²|
|Administrative divisions:||1 eup, 9 myeon|
Hongcheon is the area with the largest area of the cities and counties in South Korea, and is three times the area of Seoul. To the north is the city of Chuncheon and the county of Inje, to the west are the counties of Gapyeong and Yangpyeong of Gyeonggi-do, to the south are the counties of Hoengseong and Pyeongseong, and to the east is the county of Yangyang and the city of Gangneung.
Mountains are relatively high in the county, including those to the north: Gamabong (가마봉, 可馬峰:1,192m), Eungbongsan (응봉산, 鷹峰山:1,103m), Gachilbong (가칠봉, 柯七峰:1,240m), Eungboksan (응복산, 鷹伏山:1,360m), Durobong (두로봉, 頭老峰:1,422m), Odaesan (오대산, 五臺山:1,563m) and Gyebangsan (계방산, 桂芳山:1,577m), as well as Balgyosan (발교산, 髮校山:998m) and Unmusan (운무산, 雲霧山:980m) to the south. 87% of the land in the county is mountainous.
As the county is located far from the sea it lacks its moderating influence and temperature extremes are large. The average yearly temperature is 11.1℃, the average in January is －7.3℃, and the average in August is 26℃. The average yearly precipitation is 1,141 mm.
The bus terminal is on the north side of the river on the west end of town. It's a small urban area so downtown is less than a kilometer away. Buses here move between Sokcho and points in Western and Southwestern Korea. Other buses go north to Chuncheon (around four per hour) and south to Wonju and points beyond.
There's nothing near the bus terminal, which is near the west end of town. There are several yeogwans in the middle of town, some of them hidden down small alleys, just south of the market. A big hotel is located across the river from downtown.
There's a couple largish supermarkets along the main road paralelling the north bank of the river, including a Nong Hyup. Sundaegukbap seems to be a popular menu item in this town - restaurants serving it abound. There's not really any "Western" options but the usual pizza and chicken. A small Chinese place is just south of the shijang. A Bonjuk is on the first street north paralleling the main street, a block west of the market. The market itself has the usual assortment of items and several shiktangs.
A five-day market, open on days ending in 1 and 6, is located along the main street a couple blocks east of the bus terminal. Notable here is the stall selling "nokdujeon," a giant pindaeddeok going for 5,000 won. It's enough for a meal for two people.
|Name of Agency||Address||☎||FAX|
|Hongcheon-eup||250-809(Huimang-ri 149-2) 84 Euihwae Road, Hongcheon-eup|| 82-33-
|Hwachon-myeon||250-815 (Seonsan-ri 446) 121 Seonsan road, Hwachon-myeon|| 82-33-
|Duchon-myeon||250-821 (jaeun-ri 869-1) 193 Jaeun road, Duchon-myeon|| 82-33-
|Naechon-myeon||250-861 (Dogwan-ri 444) 27 Saessak road, Naechon-myeon|| 82-33-
|Seoseok-myeon||250-835 (Pungam-ri 486-8) 267 Seoseok road|| 82-33-
|Dong-myeon||250-893 (Sokcho-ri 873) 253 Gongjaksan road, Dong-myeon|| 82-33-
|Nam-myeon||250-785 (Yangdeokwon-ri 178-1) 134 Yangdeokwon road, Nam-myeon|| 82-33-
|Seo-myeon||250-854 (Bangok-ri 148-7) 884 Palbonsan road, Seo-myeon|| 82-33-
|Bukbang-myeon||250-883 (Sanghwagye-ri 93) 24 Kotgoeul road, Bukbang-myeon|| 82-33-
|Nae-myeon||250-846 (Changchon-ri 1573-7) 89 Changchon road, Nae-myeon|| 82-33-
|Cities and counties in Gangwon-do||Location of Gangwon-do|