IKSAN (Korean : 익산; Korean pronunciation: ) is a city and major
railway junction in
North Jeolla Province, (commonly transliterated as
South Korea .
The city center and railway junction was formerly called "Iri"
Hangul : 이리시;
Hanja : 裡里市; RR : Iri-si), but merged with
Iksan County (Iksan-gun) in 1995.
The railway junction is located at the point where Jeolla , Janghang
Gunsan Lines meet the
Honam Line and is served by frequent train
Jeonju , Suncheon
Jeonbuk National University
Iksan campus (before, it was Iksan
National College), the Won Buddhism Graduate School , Wonkwang Health
Science College , and
Wonkwang University are all located in Iksan.
This city is called “The City of Jewelry." The
Iksan Jewelry Museum
opened in May 2002 next to a Dinosaur museum.
In late November 2006, Korean authorities quarantined a farm in Iksan
and began culling poultry and livestock within a 3-kilometer radius to
contain an outbreak of the
H5N1 bird flu virus.
Local tradition includes the story of Seodong and Seonhwa, which was
broadcast in 2005~2006 as "Sedongyo" and is also dramatized in the
'Paradise in Autumn Festival.'
Festivals with various themes are held in Iksan, all reflecting local
history and culture. These include:
* 10,000,000 Chrysanthemum Festival (held in October/November)
Iksan Jewelry Expo
* Seodong Festival
* Stone Culture Festival
* 1 History
* 2 Geography
* 3 Transportation
* 4 Culture
* 4.1 Museums
* 4.2 Parks
* 4.3 Events
* 5 Sister cities
* 6 Notable people
* 7 See also
* 8 References
* 9 External links
Iksan was once the capital of the ancient
Baekje Kingdom. Temples
built then are still standing.
Iksan has always been an important
transport center. After the "Iri train station explosion,"
into a state of decline. However, Iksan's train station was later
rebuilt, and it became the junction of three rail lines named above.
It now services
KTX and Saemaul trains as well as frequent bus lines.
Iksan is once again a thriving city.
Iksan is situated on the Okgu and Keumman Plains, which lead to the
West Sea . As it is located very near the sea where ships can
transport a wide variety of products,
Iksan has served as a logistical
and traffic center for a long time.
The city is in the northwestern part of Jeollabuk-do. East are the
rugged mountains of Mt. Cheonho and Mt. Mireuk (Mireuksan
(Jeollabuk-do) ) at the edge of the Noryeong Mountains, and northwest
the range of Mt. Hamra lead to a series of hills and a great stream
that has formed the fertile Okgu plain to the west.
Nonsan-gun and Buyeo-gun, Chuncheongnam-do, and is divided by the
Keum-gang in the north. It faces the Kimje Plains, divided by
Mankyeong-gang, to the south.
Iksan Bus Terminal
Iksan Bus Terminal (익산종합버스터미널) provides daily
bus service to most cities in South Korea. Express buses to Seoul,
Incheon are available.
Iksan Train station
Iksan Jewelry Museum
* Wanggung-Ri Relics Museum Music fountain in
* Central Park(Chungang Cheuk Gongwon)
* Seodong Park
* Gemma sculpture park
Iksan will host the 99th National Athletic Meet in 2018.
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* ^ http://www.iksan.go.kr/02en/about/facts/
* ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-02.
Iksan Official English Website
* ^ "Jewelry Museum".
* ^ "mireuksaji Mesuem".
* ^ "Wanggung-Ri Relics Museum English page".
* ^ "익산시, 2018년 전국체전 개최지로,
Iksan hosting a
national athletic meet in 2008". Munhwa ilbo. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
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