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The Namwon Tourist Complex has a number of reasonably priced restaurants to choose from. For late-night amusements, there are also a number of noraebang (private karaoke "singing" rooms) and bars in the area.

For a more traditional flavor, try the restaurants around Gwanghallu-won (some of the best ones are between the back gate and the post office). Many of the restaurants are decorated to imitate the kind run by Wolmae (Chunhyang's mom), who was a gisaeng. A famous restaurant in the area, well known for its loach, or mudfish (a type of freshwater fish that is flat and has mild, white meat), is Namwon Chunhyang-gol Saejip, 60-206 Cheongeoh-dong, Namwon-si (tel. 063/625-2443), whose name means "new house." They do all things loach, including loach stew, loach sashimi, and the newest addition to their menu, deep-fried loach. Dishes range from W7,000 to W25,000.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.