The railway junction is located at the point whaur Jeolla, Janghang Line an Gunsan Lines meet the Honam Line, an is served bi frequent train service tae/frae Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju, Mokpo, Jeonju, Suncheon, an Yeosu.
Iksan is cried “The ceety o Jewelry” an haes a Jewelry museum which opened in Mey 2002.
Iksan that haes been haundit doun the story o Seodong an Seonhwa will be the 'Paradise in Autumn Festival'
Festivals wi various themes are held in Iksan. Each o these festivals is themed wi a pairticular product an relatit tae the local history.
The names are as follaes:
Seodong Festival 10,000,000 Chrysanthemums festival Iksan Jewelry Expo Stane Cultur festival
History[eedit | eedit soorce]
Iksan wis ance the caipital o an auncient kintra, Baekje Kinrick. The temples built then are still staundin nou. Iksan haes awways been an important transport centre. Efter the "Iri train station explosion", Iksan ceety fell intae a state o decline. Housomeivver, Iksan's train station wis later rebuilt an it became the junction o three rail lines, the Jeolla Line, Honam Line an Janghang Line. It nou services KTX an Saemaul trains as well as frequent buses services. The day, Iksan is ance again a thrivin ceety.
Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]
Iksan's geographical location is situatit on the Okgu an Keumman Plains which lead tae the Wast Sea Yellae Sea. As it is locatit vera near the sea whaur ships can transport a wide variety o products, Iksan haes played a role as a central aurie o logistics as well as traffic for a lang time.
Iksan is situatit in the northwastren pairt o Jeollabuk-do. In the east o Iksan are the rugged muntains of Mt. Cheonho an Mt. Mireuk at the edge o the Noryeong Muntains, an in the northwast the range o Mt. Hamra leadin tae a series o hills an a great stream, which hae formed a fertile plain, towards the wast. Iksan borders Nonsan-gun an Buyeo-gun, Chuncheongnam-do, dividit bi Keum-gangriver in the north. It faces the Okgu Plains in the wast an the Kimje Plains dividit bi Mankyeong-gang in the sooth.