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Seosan Haemieupseong Fortress Festival (서산해미읍성역사체험축제)

Seosan Haemieupseong Fortress Festival (서산해미읍성역사체험축제)

16900     2022-01-03

143 Nammun 2-ro, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-660-2679

Seosan Haemieupseong Fortress Festival is held every October at Haemieupseong Fortress, a fortress with over 600 years of history. Various events and programs are offered including an overnight program in front of the fortress. Exciting performances such as a reenactment parade, traditional music performances, and fireworks are also planned.

Yangju Snow Festival (양주 눈꽃축제)

Yangju Snow Festival (양주 눈꽃축제)

9986     2021-12-30

594, Gwonyul-ro, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-80-233-7766

Yangju Snow Festival is hosted by Crown Haetae Confectionary in Crown Haetae Art Valley, one of the most outstanding natural landscapes in Yangju. The festival aims to share and appreciate the beauty of snow.

Ulsan Grand Park Light Festival (울산대공원 빛 축제)

Ulsan Grand Park Light Festival (울산대공원 빛 축제)

3914     2021-12-30

94, Daegongwon-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-226-0305

Ulsan Grand Park Light Festival offers beautiful light displays and shows in a variety of zones under an overall theme that changes each year.

Mudeungsan National Park (무등산국립공원)

Mudeungsan National Park (무등산국립공원)

68260     2022-01-03

29, Dongsan-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju
+82-62-227-1187

Mudeungsan National Park is a mountain park lining the edge of Hwasun-gun, Damyang-gun and Gwangju. Mudeungsan Mountain (1,186 meters) features three rock peaks called Cheonwangbong, Jiwangbong, and Inwangbong, also known as the “Jeongsang Three."

Mudeungsan’s gradual slope makes it an easy climb for all. Among the more majestic of these sites are the Seoseokdae, Gyubong, and Ipseokdae peaks. At the base of the mountain are several famous temples including Yaksasa, Jeungsimsa, and Wonhyosa. Mudeungsan Mountain is also known for its beauty throughout the year. The autumn leaves of Gyubongam Hermitage and silver grass of Baengma Ridge are quite spectacular. In the winter, snow and ice on the mountain create exquisite scenery as well.

Below the mountain, there are a variety of recreational facilities and tourist sites for visitors.

Pyeongsari Park (평사리공원)

Pyeongsari Park (평사리공원)

6433     2022-01-03

3145-1, Seomjingang-daero, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-883-9004

Situated along Seomjingang River between Gurye and Hadong, Pyeongsari Park was built for the enjoyment of summer tourists to the area. In addition to the beautiful river, the park is home to campgrounds, numerous shaded rest spots, basketball courts, soccer fields, and an abundance of parking space. Decorated with Jangseung (totem poles, which used to be set at the entrance of villages), the spacious park is full of excellent amenities: barbecue grills, benches, drinking fountains, and clean bathrooms. The sandy banks of the river offer a unique opportunity to catch marsh clams.

Pyeongsari Park and its nearby attractions appeared in Toji (The Land), the epic historical novel by Park Kyung-ni. Visitors may want to tour the group of houses that have been reproduced to commemorate the novel, including the famous Choi Champan House.

Nearby attractions include Hwagae Market, Ssanggyesa Temple, and Seomjingang Maehwa Village, host of the Gwangyang Maehwa Festival.

Yeongdeok Sunrise Park (영덕 해맞이공원)

Yeongdeok Sunrise Park (영덕 해맞이공원)

10513     2022-01-03

968, Yeongdeokdaege-ro, Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-730-7052

Yeongdeok Sunrise Park is located on the eastern coast, with an unmanned lighthouse and wooden promenades, using wood from trees that were damanged in a large fire here in 1997. The observation deck from the peak of the park provides grand views of the surrounding area, and is a popular location for photography. Additional attractions within the park include a pergola, musical fish statues, and an ecological education field.

Imun Seolnongtang (이문설농탕)

Imun Seolnongtang (이문설농탕)

25916     2022-01-03

38-13, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-733-6526

Imun Seolnongtang has been serving its hearty seolleongtang for over a hundred years since it first opened in 1907. Even its name has a long history: the word imun comes from Imun-gol, the now-obsolete name of the restaurant’s location, and seolnongtang, an old variation of the word seolleongtang. During the Japanese colonial rule, the restaurant’s regular customers included Gijeong Son, the marathon gold-medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. To make the rich seolleongtang broth, beef meat and bones are simmered for more than 15 hours. Try putting rice and minced green onion in your seolleongtang for a warm and tasty experience. Kkakttugi (diced radish kimchi), provided as a side dish, is also delicious.

Châtaigne (샤떼뉴)

Châtaigne (샤떼뉴)

6333     2021-12-29

19, Samcheong-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-736-5385

Châtaigne is a French restaurant housed in a charming hanok (traditional Korean house) that was remodelled to accommodate dining tables and chairs. Châtaigne uses seasonal ingredients to create a simple and unique French course meal.

Sadongmyeonok (사동면옥)

Sadongmyeonok (사동면옥)

944     2021-12-16

9, Insadong, 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-735-7393

A store with over 35 years’ experience that sells Hwanghaedo-style dumplings. The best menu at this restaurant is dumpling hot pot. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Jongno-gu, Seoul.

Shilla I'Park Duty Free (신라아이파크면세점)

Shilla I'Park Duty Free (신라아이파크면세점)

14920     2022-01-03

55, Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82-1688-8800

Shilla I'Park Duty Free is located within Yongsan's I'Park Mall, offering multiple luxury and imported brands in fashion, cosmetics, food and more (over 550 international brands). Aiming to be a 'premium lifestyle shopping destination' for all domestic and international visitors, the store is connected to restaurants, electronic department, movie theater and other convenient facilities.

Daegu Grand Hotel Duty Free (대구그랜드호텔 면세점)

Daegu Grand Hotel Duty Free (대구그랜드호텔 면세점)

10868     2022-01-03

305, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
+82-53-251-2000

Grand Duty Free at Daegu Grand Hotel is the first duty free shop in downtown Daegu and operates duty free shopping at Daegu Airport as well as an online shop. The shop provides international luxury brand items and local specialties at great prices.

Larva Town (라바타운)

Larva Town (라바타운)

3973     2022-01-03

1, Gyeonghuigung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-70-4609-6492

Larva Town is divided into areas of three different themes: TUBAn Yard, TUBAn Goods, and Cafe Wingcle. TUBAn Yard greets visitors with animation character Larva dressed up as a gatekeeper from the Joseon dynasty along with other amusing sculptures that serve as excellent props for taking souvenir photos. The yard is open to public, welcoming any passerby to stop by and relax. As for TUBAn Goods, the shop is filled with character merchandise targeted towards consumers of diverse age range. Featured characters include TUBAn's iconic Larva, Dinocore, and Wingcle. After looking around TUBAn Yard and TUBAn Goods, visitors can stop by Cafe Wingcle where they can enjoy a cup of coffee with dessert surrounded by adorable Wingcle and friends.

Lotte Hotel World (롯데호텔 월드)

Lotte Hotel World (롯데호텔 월드)

32959     2021-12-30

240, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
+82-2-419-7000

Lotte Hotel World is located in the Jamsil area of Seoul. It is directly connected to both Lotte World, the world's largest indoor theme park, and Lotte World Mall, the largest multiplex in Asia. The nearby Seokchon Lake also creates a beautiful ambiance. The hotel is equipped with facilities to host international events and gatherings though banquet halls and meeting rooms of various sizes. The Lotte World character themed room is also available for a special experience.

Toyoko Inn Hotel - Busan Station Branch (토요코인호텔 (부산역1점))

Toyoko Inn Hotel - Busan Station Branch (토요코인호텔 (부산역1점))

12401     2021-12-14

12, Jungang-daero 196beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
+82-51-466-1045

Toyoko Inn Hotel is Asia’s largest business hotel chain and has branches in the USA, Germany, the UK, and China in addition to 242 branches in Japan.

The Busan Station branch of Toyoko Inn Hotel is located within walking distance of Busan Station and offers clean and comfortable guestrooms at affordable prices. By eliminating frivolous services and facilities, Toyoko Inn Hotel is able to offer reduced room rates without sacrificing basic comforts.

The hotel operates under the mantra ‘comfortable and clean accommodation near the train station’ and is geared mainly towards business travelers who need some rest and relaxation before continuing on their way. Desktop computers with wireless internet connection are available at the lobby for guests’ convenience.

Hotel Daewoo Inn [Korea Quality] / 대우모텔(호텔 대우 인) [한국관광 품질인증]

Hotel Daewoo Inn [Korea Quality] / 대우모텔(호텔 대우 인) [한국관광 품질인증]

4523     2021-12-02

22-2, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-755-8067

Daewoo Motel reopened in 2013 with neat facilities after remodeling the rooms. The place is good for solo travelers looking for an inexpensive lodging. There are three types of rooms: single room, double room, and twin room. The rooms are equipped with a desk which can also be used as the dressing table, refrigerator, safe deposit box (except the single room), and bathroom with the latest interior. The room is rather spacious even with a lot of luggage. Water purifier serving both hot and cold water and a microwave are positioned on each floor to enable simple cooking. Free simple breakfast composed of bread, coffee, etc. is offered in the morning. Daewoo Motel has good access to tourist attractions and shopping malls; Namdaemun Market, Deoksugung Palace, Myeongdong, and Euljiro Street are located within 10 minutes’ walk, and the Youth Street in Jongno and Cheonggyecheon are one station away by subway. Bukchang-dong, the place where Daewoo Motel is situated, is famous for delicacies together with the neighboring Namdaemun Market. Euljiro Whelk Alley, Jongno Pimatgol, and Gwangjang Market are also located near Daewoo Motel so that you can enjoy the diverse food selections of Seoul. The staff at the front desk will help you find travel information in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

8246     2022-01-03

55, Sapyeong-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3477-2461

The Simsan Cultural Center was established to commemorate the Confucianism and patriotic spirit of Simsan Kim Chang-Suk. It also offers educational and training programs to the local community for developing life skills while adding to the overall quality of life.

Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

Namwon National Gugak Center (국립민속국악원)

13650     2022-01-03

54, Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-620-2324

The Namwon National Gugak Center, located in the birthplace of pansori, invites visitors to the enchanting world of Korean folk music, a genre known for its explicit beauty. Opened in March 1992, the center offers a variety of regular folk performances and educational programs.

Korean Museum of Straw and Life (짚풀생활사박물관)

Korean Museum of Straw and Life (짚풀생활사박물관)

2569     2022-01-03

45, Sungkyunkwan-ro 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-743-8787

Korean Museum of Straw and Life is a private museum dedicated to the collection, research, and display of materials and historical accounts of diverse straws and their uses in Korea. As Koreans' lifestyle in the past heavily depended on agriculture and cultivation of crops, straws and grasses were easily found and had many uses. The museum aims to educate the general public of how different straw were produced and used by Korean ancestors as well as their significance in connection with today's lifestyle.

O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

O2 Ski Resort (오투리조트 스키장)

41749     2021-12-28

861, Seohang-ro, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-580-7000

The O2 Ski Resort is located in Taebaek, Gangwon-do, the center of leisure in Korea. In summer, there is no heat wave nor mosquitos and in winter, it receives the first snowfall in Korea as well as the longest snow season. This town-style resort is located only ten minutes from downtown Taebaek and is a world-class leisure town with various facilties and sightseeing attractions nearby. The O2 Ski Resort has been specially designed for families with ski slopes for adults and a sledding hill and kids' park.

Bears Town Ski Resort (베어스타운리조트 스키장)

Bears Town Ski Resort (베어스타운리조트 스키장)

120846     2021-12-20

27, Geumgang-ro 2536beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-540-5000

Bears Town Resort is a large leisure complex on the outskirts of Seoul that owns a slope officially approved by the International Ski Federation. It was the first in the country to offer rental services allowing for a wider range of visitors. The beginner slope Little Bear, is perfect for first time skiers and boarders. Including the 88 Challenger slope that was officially approved by the International Ski Federation, there are ten slopes. There are also eight lifts that can carry up to 15,200 people per hour. The resort also has a slope for ski lessons and a sledding hill.

Vivaldi Park Ski World (비발디 파크 스키월드)

Vivaldi Park Ski World (비발디 파크 스키월드)

221885     2021-12-20

262, Hanchigol-gil, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-1588-4888

Vivaldi Park Ski World attracts ski lovers with their one-day skiing and nighttime skiing options as well as offering large accommodation facilities. The condos provide direct access to the ski slopes, adding more convenience for visiting this ski resort. There are 12 ski slopes, one gondola and 10 lifts for optimal enjoyment. Vivaldi Park Ski World also hosts various competitions, providing excellent slope and snow conditions for all visitors from beginners to winter sports enthusiasts.