Changwon from the top
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You must take this opportunity to try and discover new places and sights where you have never been to. If you are up for a challenge, you can consider Changwon, South Korea as part of your travel itinerary.

Changwon is the capital of the South Gyeongsang Province. The city wants to represent that even with high-tech facilities and technologies, natural environment can still be kept unharmed and intact. There are many major factories that can be found such as the Doosan Infracore, Doosan Engine, GM-Daewoo, LG Electronics, Samsung Techwin and a lot more.

Both the locals and tourists will love the city for its many good shopping sites. This houses five big department stores such as Home Plus, Daedong, Newcoa Outlet, Lotte and Emart. Make sure that you bring enough pocket money with you because you surely can’t resist buying a thing or two as you stroll through these stores.

Aside from shopping, the city has lots of gardens and parks that you will be able to visit as you roam throughout the place. Some of the popular spots include the Yongji Park. This has a small lake that contains jet-like fountain and provides entertainment through laser light show at nighttime. You can also look at the Junam Reservoir, which is the largest bird migration site in the country. This hosts birdwatching festival every year. You can time your visit during the peak winter season when the place gets about 30,000 up to 40,000 birds everyday.

Here are some of the activities that you can plan during your visit in the city.

If you are up with the task, you should give hiking a try at the numerous mountains that surround the area. You will have a clearer view of the overall appearance of Changwon in an elevated spot. You can also let the athletic side in you enjoy during your stay by trying to watch and even participate in betting on races of bicycles, watch soccer or basketball and play badminton because it has lots of public courts.

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