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Jangseong Honggildong Festival (장성 홍길동 축제)

Jangseong Honggildong Festival (장성 홍길동 축제)

2308     2017-05-19

469-13, Honggildong-ro, Hwangnyong-myeon, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: Jangseong-gun office: +82-61-393-1989 Honggildong thema park: +82-61-390-7241

The Changsung Honggildong Festival will take place in the area around Honggildong Theme Park and Public Stadium in Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do. The festival is organized by the county of Jangseong-gun and managed by the Jangseong-gun Festival Organizing Committee. Events during the festival include a wild flower exhibition at Gildong Village, an insect exhibition hall, photo exhibitions, illustrated poetry exhibitions and other hands-on programs.

Seoul Rose Festival (서울장미축제)

Seoul Rose Festival (서울장미축제)

7398     2017-05-19

332, Jungnangcheon-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2094-1820

The festival takes place every May in the area of Jungnang-gu where thousands of roses blossom to form a 5.15km-long rose tunnel.
Performances and activity programs will be prepared to entertain visitors along with a magnificent finale of fireworks on the last day of the festival. Nighttime visitors are welcome to enjoy the sight of roses as well with their beauty maximized by a variety of lighting effects. The festival celebrates each day with diverse contents based on different themes and provides photo zones throughout the event venue for visitors.

Wando Seaweeds Expo (완도국제해조류박람회)

Wando Seaweeds Expo (완도국제해조류박람회)

2289     2017-05-18

84, Haebyeongongwon-ro, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-61-550-5047

Wando Seaweed Expo is held in Wando Port in Jeollanam-do with various events such as exhibitions, hands-on programs, international academy events, and more. Themed around seaweed, dried laver, bundle, kelp and other marine plants, the expo serves as an interactive venue for sharing information and technology with marine plant-related corporations.

Yongdusan Park (용두산 공원)

Yongdusan Park (용두산 공원)

114994     2017-05-22

37-55, Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
+82-51-860-7820

Yongdusan Mountain (49m) in downtown Busan is one Busan's three famous mountains. It was originally called Songhyunsan Mountain, which means a mountain with a view of the sea through the dense pine tree forest. Later the name was changed to Yongdusan, as the mountain peak was shaped similar to a dragon's head (yongdu), protecting the area from foreign invaders coming from the sea.

The mountain held shrines to the mountain gods build by the Japanese before national liberation. Now the mountain is home to a variety of monuments, including Cheokhwabi Monument, Chunghontap Pagoda, 4.19 Revolution Monument, a statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin, and Busan tower. During the Korea War, displaced people built houses on the sides of the mountain all the way to the summit, but these communities were burned down two times, also removing all of the trees. Since then, fierce efforts to plant trees have created a beautiful park. The park was called Unam park in the time of the Liberal Party’s ruling but was renamed Yungdosan park after the April 19 Revolution (1960). The park offers a beautiful view of Busan Port and the surrounding scenery. In particular, the night view from Busan tower is magnificent.

UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea (재한유엔기념공원)

UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea (재한유엔기념공원)

57151     2017-05-22

93, UN pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan
+82-51-625-0625

The UN Memorial Cemetery in Korea honors UN soldiers from 16 countries UN aids from five countries that were killed in battle during the Korean War from 1950-1953. This serene park spreads across a grassy plain area of 135,000 m2. Some of the sites and memorials include: Memorial Service Hall, Memorabilia Hall, 2 Turkish Monuments, Greek Monument, Australian Monument, British Common Wealth Monument and 2 ponds. The Memorial Service Hall and the Memorabilia Hall were constructed in 1964 and 1968 respectively. The citizens of Busan dedicated the Main Gate in 1966. There are many annual events held here, some of the key events include: April’s Tributary Ceremony of the Veterans of the Korean War, May’s American Memorial Day, June’s Korean Memorial Day, and October’s UN Ceremony Day.

Nammangsan Sculpture Park (남망산 조각공원)

Nammangsan Sculpture Park (남망산 조각공원)

12813     2017-05-22

139, Nammang-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-650-4681

In Mt. Nammangsan, there is a citizens’ park where you can a panoramic view of Tongyeong. At the top of the mountain stands a bronze statue of General Lee Sun-Shin built by the citizens in 1953, and Suhyangjeong Pavilion. Under the Suhyangjeong Pavilion, there is Citizens’ Cultural Center. Right under this center is Nammangsan Outdoor Sculptural Park.
Nammangsan Sculpture Park was established to display the persistent works of 15 famous sculptors from 10 countries (Japan, China, France, Israel, Venezuela, etc.) who participated in the Tongyeong International Sculpture Symposium. It is also a popular spot for dates because this 30 square kilometer land has beautiful sculptures from which you can feel the individual taste of the artists.

Gungnara Naengmyeon Mukbap (궁나라냉면묵밥)

Gungnara Naengmyeon Mukbap (궁나라냉면묵밥)

10305     2017-04-11

6, Jibong-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-744-4701

Gungnara Naengmyeon Mukbap originally opened in Ansan, serving up delicious meals of naengmyeon and mukbap. The restaurant became popular, and eventually moved to its current location in Seoul. The jiggly acorn jelly goes well wit the sweet and sour broth in mukbap, a favorite summer-time dish. Visitors can also order the dish with a warm broth for a delicious and healthy dish year round.

Seokparang (석파랑)

Seokparang (석파랑)

24548     2017-04-10

309, Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-395-2500

Seokparang is a restaurant built from the sarangchae, or meeting room, of a villa that was owned by Heungseon Daewongun, the father of King Gojong of the Joseon Dynasty. Upon entering the main gate, gardens created with the method used in the late Joseon period and three hanok buildings can be seen. The royal cuisine served is comprised of strictly selected ingredients and traditional hand-made pastes, showcasing the chefs' passion for their dishes. Traditional liquors made by craftsmen throughout the nation are also available to enjoy with the meal.

Jangsunru (장순루)

Jangsunru (장순루)

157     2017-04-07

11, Achasan-ro 76-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3436-2000, 2002

Located in Seoul's Gwangjang-dong, Jangsunru featured in the newspaper, magazine, and other media sources for its excellence. Serving customers for over 40 years, not only is the restaurant's interior decorated with Chinese ornaments, but the staff members and the owner are Chinese emigrants, giving one a feeling as if one has stepped into a local restaurant in China. Jangsunru has a slogan of "Good ingredients, sincerity, and consistency" and offers 300 different menus divided into 15 categories such as cold dish, edible bird's nest dish, scallop dish, etc. The restaurant's most popular menus are jajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce) and yusanseul (stir-fried seafood, vegetables and beef). The restaurant has an amiable and welcoming atmosphere without losing a touch of China's tradition and serves plentiful amount of food at a reasonable price compared to other Chinese restaurants.

Muju Firefly Market (무주반딧불시장(무주반딧불장터))

Muju Firefly Market (무주반딧불시장(무주반딧불장터))

1119     2017-05-18

2, Jangteo-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-324-0692

Muju Firefly Market is a traditional 5-day market, operating only on days ending in a 1 or 6. The market is the representative traditional market of Muju, with a history of over 100 years. Vendors at the market bring their fresh produce to sell in a variety of small stalls set up. Products on sale range from agricultural products to daily necessities and junk food.

Bukpyeong 5-Day Market (북평민속오일장)

Bukpyeong 5-Day Market (북평민속오일장)

4605     2017-05-18

137, Daedong-ro, Donghae-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-530-2162

The Bukpyeong 5-Day Market takes place in Gumi-dong, Donghae-si each months on days ending in a 3 or an 8.

The market began in Donghae-si around 1796 (King Jeongjo’s 20th year). Its original site was around Jeoncheon Stream but was moved to the mouth of the stream when the waterway altered. The market eventually settled down at its current site in 1932.

Gallery Park Young Sook (Atelier Seoul) (박영숙요 (아틀리에서울))

Gallery Park Young Sook (Atelier Seoul) (박영숙요 (아틀리에서울))

14441     2017-05-11

30, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-730-7837

Gallery Park Young Sook (Atelier Seoul) is the gallery of the modern potter, Park Young Sook. It displays and sells white porcelains representing the Chosun Dynasty, Buncheong ware, and ceramics with modern flavors. Various items include flower vases, decorative ceramics, and daily use earthen ware. Park Young Sook also opened her store (PAHK NY) Lin New York in 2002. Queen Elizabeth II of England visited her store in 1999 as well.

Hotel Maremons (호텔 마레몬스)

Hotel Maremons (호텔 마레몬스)

9334     2017-04-14

3705, Donghae-daero, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-630-7000

Hotel Maremons is located in the tourist city Sokcho, a city of a thousand historical and cultural heritages. Each of the hotel’s 148 guestrooms offers a panoramic view of Seoraksan Mountain and the East Sea. Daepo Port and Haemaji Park are situated nearby and on clear days guests can watch a beautiful sunrise from the comfort of their rooms. Hotel Maremons offers a variety of rooms and facilities for those hosting seminars and party events. The hotel amenities make a stay here convenient and comfortable.

Corea Condo Jeju (한국콘도 제주지점)

Corea Condo Jeju (한국콘도 제주지점)

14910     2017-04-10

29-29, Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-738-9101

Corea Condo was the first condominium-style accommodation in Korea. Among the company's three locations, Corea Condo Jeju being within the Jungmun Resort complex. Guestrooms offer views of the oceanside stretching to the horizon or Hallasan Mountain filling up the landscape inland. Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions nearby the condo, or use the many amenities of the condo for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

The Westin Chosun Busan (부산 웨스틴조선호텔)

The Westin Chosun Busan (부산 웨스틴조선호텔)

19002     2017-04-05

67, Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-51-749-7000

The Westin Chosun Busan was first established in 1978 and was one of the accommodations of choice for those attending the 2005 APEC Summit, living up to its reputation as one of Busan’s best business hotels. The Westin Chosun Busan is located at the entrance of Dongbaek Island and is only 40 minutes away from Gimhae Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Busan. Nearby attractions include the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), Dongbaek Island, Nurimaru APEC House, Busan Aquarium, Suyeongman Yachting Waters, Jangsan Mountain hiking trails, Yonggungsa Temple, and Gwangandaegyo Bridge.

Baek-Je Won (백제원)

Baek-Je Won (백제원)

3485     2017-05-22

553, Baekjemun-ro, Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
+82-41-832-0041

Baek-Je Won is a cultural complex made up of a botanical garden and the Buyeo Museum.

As the only botanical garden in Buyeo, Baek-Je Won boasts a well organized collection of plants and agricultural materials of Buyeo. Buyo Museum's exhibition presents cultural relics, records of modern history, film and music related materials of Buyeo.

Alive Museum (Insa-dong) (박물관은 살아있다 (인사동 본점))

Alive Museum (Insa-dong) (박물관은 살아있다 (인사동 본점))

31391     2017-05-22

12, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul-si

With an area over 1,280㎡, Alive Museum is located in Insa-dong, a neighborhood known for its mixture of historical and modern atmosphere. Exhibitions include optical illusion art, digital media, and more. More than 100 pieces are on display at the exhibition halls on basement levels 1 and 2.

Opened on March 6, 2014, Alive Museum infuses and modernizes the concept of art into something fun, engaging and highly educational.

Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum (제주도민속자연사박물관)

Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum (제주도민속자연사박물관)

28041     2017-05-22

40, Samseong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do


Jeju Folklore & Natural History Museum currently has on exhibition folklore remains and natural historical materials of Jeju-do that were excavated in Jeju-do and displayed in 1984.

The museum is divided into four exhibition halls: the Natural History Hall, the Folklore Exhibition HallⅠ, the Folklore Exhibition HallⅡ, and the Outdoor Exhibition.

The Natural History Exhibition Hall displays mainly natural historical items such as marine life, soil and rocks, and fauna and flora of Jeju in a three-dimensional way. It gives visitors a better understanding of Jeju’s unique nature and culture. It is divided into an Ecology Hall of Marine Life, a Soil and Rock Exhibition Hall, and a Land Ecosystem Hall.

In Folklore Exhibition Hall I, you will see a transformation in the lifestyle of Jeju-do Island as well as Jeju people, when you look at 2,381 displayed items. It also plays a very important role to visitors in helping them to understand the ancient lifestyle on Jeju Island by recapturing Jeju’s traditional housing architecture, rites of passage, and regional food specialties.

The Folklore Exhibition HallⅡ exhibits diving gear used by Haenye (women divers) and farming tools used by farmers in Jeju-do. In addition, 100 items including traditional tools for daily living, ritual materials, and diverse stone structures made by volcanic rock of Jeju-do are showcased in this outdoor exhibition.
 

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 7] Mud Flats Trail ([강화 나들길 제7코스] 갯벌보러 가는 길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 7] Mud Flats Trail ([강화 나들길 제7코스] 갯벌보러 가는 길)

2332     2017-04-13

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-934-1906

Nadeul-gil means a leisurely outing (nadeuri) road. Comprised of 19 courses in total, the Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trails offers a variety of historical assets and cultural sites to see. Each Nadeul-gil course connects Ganghwa Fortress outposts that are located every 1.3 km on high ground along the walking paths.

The trails are on the island of Ganghwa which holds many Goryeo Dynasty remains that are important to Korean history. Fortresses that stood against Mongolian invasions are still standing and many of the Goryeo Kingdom’s palaces and royal tomb sites are also found in Ganghwa region.

Exploring the major cultural heritage sites dispersed throughout the town can be just as fun as exploring Ganghwa’s natural beauty. The sunset from the west coast, expansive open mud flats, views from Marisan and Goryeosan Mountains and the peaceful farming villages are just a handful of the sights along this walking trail.

The establishment of Ganghwa Nadeul-gil begins with the ancient scholar Go Jae-hyeong (pen name Hwanam), who left his hometown on a spring day in 1906 when the peach trees were in full bloom. He walked through more than 100 villages around the whole island. Back home, he composed poems about his journey and published them under the title of “Simdo Gihaeng (Simdo Travels),” Simdo being another name for Ganghwa. During his travels, he sang songs of his hometown. Thanks to his work, people can now follow in the footsteps of Hwanam and his appreciation of the beautiful scenery and great people of Ganghwa Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 7] Mud Flats Trail
Course 7 stretches over a 20.8km loop from Hwado Parking Lot to Mud Fflat Research Center and back. The trail leads through a tunnel of green leaves before opening out onto the mud flat. The mud flat is one of the world's top five mud flats and presents a beautiful view of the ocean and mountains. Bird-watchers will love the chance to see migratory birds fly through each winter.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 6] Birthplace of Hwanam Trail ([강화 나들길 제6코스] 화남생가 가는 길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 6] Birthplace of Hwanam Trail ([강화 나들길 제6코스] 화남생가 가는 길)

1636     2017-04-13

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-934-1906

Nadeul-gil means a leisurely outing (nadeuri) road. Comprised of 19 courses in total, the Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trails offers a variety of historical assets and cultural sites to see. Each Nadeul-gil course connects Ganghwa Fortress outposts that are located every 1.3 km on high ground along the walking paths.

The trails are on the island of Ganghwa which holds many Goryeo Dynasty remains that are important to Korean history. Fortresses that stood against Mongolian invasions are still standing and many of the Goryeo Kingdom’s palaces and royal tomb sites are also found in Ganghwa region.

Exploring the major cultural heritage sites dispersed throughout the town can be just as fun as exploring Ganghwa’s natural beauty. The sunset from the west coast, expansive open mud flats, views from Marisan and Goryeosan Mountains and the peaceful farming villages are just a handful of the sights along this walking trail.

The establishment of Ganghwa Nadeul-gil begins with the ancient scholar Go Jae-hyeong (pen name Hwanam), who left his hometown on a spring day in 1906 when the peach trees were in full bloom. He walked through more than 100 villages around the whole island. Back home, he composed poems about his journey and published them under the title of “Simdo Gihaeng (Simdo Travels),” Simdo being another name for Ganghwa. During his travels, he sang songs of his hometown. Thanks to his work, people can now follow in the footsteps of Hwanam and his appreciation of the beautiful scenery and great people of Ganghwa Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 6] Birthplace of Hwanam Trail
Course 6 stretches over an 18.8km area between Ganghwa Bus Terminal and Gwangseongbo Reservoir. The trail passes through fields and forests. Hwanam's hometown is so beautiful, people often say all the flowers that grow in the world can be found here.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 5] Gobigogae-gil Trail ([강화 나들길 제5코스] 고비고개길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 5] Gobigogae-gil Trail ([강화 나들길 제5코스] 고비고개길)

1805     2017-04-12

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-934-1906

Nadeul-gil means a leisurely outing (nadeuri) road. Comprised of 19 courses in total, the Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trail offers a variety of historical assets and cultural sites to see. Each Nadeul-gil course connects Ganghwa Fortress outposts that are located every 1.3 km on high ground along the walking paths.

The trails are on the island of Ganghwa which holds many Goryeo Dynasty remains that are important to Korean history. Fortresses that stood against Mongolian invasions are still standing and many of the Goryeo Kingdom’s palaces and royal tomb sites are also found in Ganghwa region.

Exploring the major cultural heritage sites dispersed throughout the town can be just as fun as exploring Ganghwa’s natural beauty. The sunset from the west coast, expansive open mud flats, views from Marisan and Goryeosan Mountains and the peaceful farming villages are just a handful of the sights along this walking trail.

The establishment of Ganghwa Nadeul-gil begins with the ancient scholar Go Jae-hyeong (pen name Hwanam), who left his hometown on a spring day in 1906 when the peach trees were in full bloom. He walked through more than 100 villages around the whole island. Back home, he composed poems about his journey and published them under the title of “Simdo Gihaeng (Simdo Travels),” Simdo being another name for Ganghwa. During his travels, he sang songs of his hometown. Thanks to his work, people can now follow in the footsteps of Hwanam and his appreciation of the beautiful scenery and great people of Ganghwa Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 5] Gobigogae-gil Trail
Course 5 stretches over an 20.2km area between Ganghwa Bus Terminal and Oepo Passenger Terminal. This trail is a restoration of the path crossing the low mountain, walked on by past generations when visiting Ganghwa Market.