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Yeoju Geumsa Korean Melon Festival (여주 금사참외축제)

Yeoju Geumsa Korean Melon Festival (여주 금사참외축제)

5844     2018-11-15

1278, Iyeo-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-887-3891

During late May every year, Yeoju Geumsa Korean Melon Festival is held in the vicinity of Geumsa Park. Visitors can sample geumsa Korean melons as well as experience various activities during the festival.

Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival (가평자라섬씽씽겨울축제)

Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival (가평자라섬씽씽겨울축제)

26876     2018-11-09

60, Jaraseom-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-581-1771, +82-31-581-1991

Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival offers various hands-on programs to tourists and participating residents of Gapyeong-eup. Various events will be available during the festival.

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

23261     2018-11-05

Bupeyong-ri, Nammyeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-460-8900

Inje Icefish Festival has developed thanks to a lot of tourists’ participation and their interest since 1997. It tries to offer varied programs following trends. Visitors can enjoy icefish fishing at the festival venue.

Unmunsan National Recreational Forest (국립 운문산자연휴양림)

Unmunsan National Recreational Forest (국립 운문산자연휴양림)

6237     2018-11-14

763, Unmun-ro, Unmun-myeon, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-371-1323

Unmunsan National Recreational Forest in Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do is located at the foot of Unmunsan Mountain (1,188 m, elevation) which is also called Hogeosan Mountain. Because it is surrounded by taller mountains (more than 1,000 meters above sea level) such as Munboksan Mountain (1,014 m) and Gajisan Mountain (1,240 m), and it is a great place to spend time in summer.

Yongmipokpo Falls (20 m) and Byeokgyesu Valley, in which the waters flow across the sandless rock bed, are famous locales in the forest. Located in a thick broadleaf forest, inhabited by many diverse species such as Korean mountain camellia, Unmunsan National Recreational Forest offers lush greenery in summer, beautiful foliage in autumn, and cozy, splendid snowscapes along with the Yongmi Ice Wall in winter. In Unmunryeong, located 2.5 km to the east, you can watch the spectacular sunrise above the East Sea.

Kalbongsan Recreational Forest (칼봉산자연휴양림)

Kalbongsan Recreational Forest (칼봉산자연휴양림)

4456     2018-11-14

454, Gyeongbanan-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-8078-8062

Opened on June 4, 2008, Kalbongsan Recreational Forest is oriented towards human-nature interactivity, providing spaces for accommodations (Forest Cabin), recreation (Forest Culture Recreation Center), and leisure (camping site, walking trails, forest path, multi-purpose field, etc.). Access to several infrastructures including parking spaces and shower rooms is also available.

Gyeongban Valley with its uniquely shaped rocks and pine nut trees, Gyeongban Lake, and forest paths covered with chestnut and pine nut trees, can be found around the area. Gapyeong Dam and Cheongpyeong Dam, which are both great spots for picnis and camping, are also located near the forest.

Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest (국립 대관령자연휴양림)

Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest (국립 대관령자연휴양림)

46821     2018-11-14

133, Sampoam-gil, Seongsan-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-641-9990

Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest, known as Korea’s famous pine tree forest, is full of pine trees that are about 17m in x_height and 36cm in circumference. It was designated as a suitable resting place to enjoy as it’s harmoniously situated in a valley surrounded by lush vegetation. There are comfortable lodging accommodations, and convenient facilities on the premises. Many family and couple visitors come here for the verdant scenery that includes a wild flower garden, yellow earth thatched cottage, a water mill, and a charcoal iron pot site. However, if plan to stay overnight at its lodging facilities it is good to bring food and washing utensils since there isn’t a convenient store nearby.
As for lodging facilities, there are the Forest Cabins and Forest Lodge. Rates at the Forest House range from 32,000 won to 110,000won depending on the size and the forest cultural recreation center ranges from 50,000won to 98,000won.

Unamjeong (운암정)

Unamjeong (운암정)

9194     2018-11-08

265, High 1-gil, Sabuk-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-590-7631~2

Located inside a Gangwon-do resort, Unamjeong is an upscale Korean restaurant that features traditional dishes served in many different styles such as ilpum (main individual dishes), hanjeongsik (set dishes), natgoetsang (lunch) consisting of banga dishes (noble class cooking style), sikgaek (gourmet) bansang, sura jeongsik (royal court meal) and jineobyeol manchan (feast). The restaurant is largely divided into Bongwan (main restaurant), Daryegwan (tea house), Hwangjeonggwan and Sikgaekgwan (separate guest rooms), and Suratgan (kitchen), and has Unamji Pond and Unamnu Pavilion in its yard. Thanks to its authentic traditional meals and charming ambiance, Unamjeong is widely sought after by many for family gatherings and other occasions, including filming of Korean drama Sikgaek starring Kim Jeong-eun and Jin Gu.

Jasmine (쟈스민)

Jasmine (쟈스민)

6434     2018-11-07

667, Toegye-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-241-5453

Since opening in 1999, the owner of Jasmine has been the talk of the town because of his good nature. He provided food to neighbors in need and offered scholarship money to students from poor families (Gangwondomin Ilbo July 2002, Gangwon Ilbo December 2004, etc…) with the belief that people should share even in general tough times.

The owner is very enthusiastic about serving customers the right way. He even hired a Chinese cook for tourists from China and Taiwan who came to Chuncheon because of Hallyu, or the Korean wave. In addition to authentic Chinese dishes for Chinese customers, the restaurant also serves other types of Chinese dishes that suit the tastes of Koreans. With the management philosophy that fresh ingredients are a must in bringing out the best flavor, the restaurant owner uses seafood from Mokpo and vegetables from Chuncheon in preparing delicious Chinese dishes for customers. The owner even holds a meeting every morning with the staff to provide better dishes and service.

Odaeyang Hoetjip (오대양횟집)

Odaeyang Hoetjip (오대양횟집)

7691     2018-11-07

58, Jangsahanghaean-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-635-8385

Odaeyang Hoetjip, located in Jangsahang Port is sure to satisfy the most discriminating of customers. It’s located conveniently close to Seoraksan Mountain, Waterpia, and other great tourist destinations.

CheongKwanJang (Lotte Department Store - Centum City Branch) (정관장 - 롯데백화점 센텀시티점)

CheongKwanJang (Lotte Department Store - Centum City Branch) (정관장 - 롯데백화점 센텀시티점)

7980     2018-11-14

59, Centum nam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-51-730-3039

CheongKwanJang exclusively deals with hongsam, also known as red ginseng, sold by the Korea Ginseng Corporation which is certified by the Korean government for its high quality. Items in CheongKwanJang reflect its rich 100 year history and are made of only six-year-old ginseng roots that have gone through rigorous testing and quality management.

CheongKwanJang Myeong-dong Main Store (한국인삼공사 정관장 명동본점)

CheongKwanJang Myeong-dong Main Store (한국인삼공사 정관장 명동본점)

5378     2018-11-14

52-1, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
02-318-2304

CheongKwanJang Myeong-dong Main Store, which is directly operated by Korea Ginseng Corporation, is a tax refund shop for Korean and foreign shoppers. The store is most frequently visited by customers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and Chinese and English-speaking staff are on standby for assistance. Foreign language-speaking staff provide information on not only CheongKwanJang products but also various promotions and events organized by the headquarters in detail. The store is equipped with foreigner-friendly payment systems, so it accepts Chinese UnionPay and Alipay along with regular credit cards. At the store, buyers can arrange for shipping be it domestic or international, so many shoppers visit the store to buy gifts.
CheongKwanJang specializes in red ginseng-related health supplements and sells a variety of red ginseng products including ginseng roots, ginseng capsules, ginseng powder, and ginseng tea. Other ginseng-related products by CheongKwanJang include Hongi Janggun (red ginseng juice pouch), Hwaaerak for Women, Cheonnok products (containing deer antler), and Donginbi Cosmetics (containing red ginseng). Buyers can order customized red ginseng tonic that is brewed at the store. The store also offers samples for tasting and demonstrates how to apply red ginseng cosmetics.

Busan Branch of Dawon Hoganbo Co. (㈜한국다원호간보 부산지사)

Busan Branch of Dawon Hoganbo Co. (㈜한국다원호간보 부산지사)

576     2018-11-01

2 floor, 6, Daecheong-ro 155beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
051-466-5168

Dawon Hoganbo Co. is headquartered in Seoul and operates branch offices in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau, and other Asian countries. The company’s main product, HD-1 tab.Gold, is a health supplement made from Hovenia dulcis extract, which is known to be effective in protecting the liver and improving its functions. The Busan Branch Office, which has a total shop area of 499.83m2, was established in March 2017. Its central hall displays various HD-1 Tab.Gold products. The office also has a sales room for group customers, and its employees provide foreign language services in English, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Chinese, and Malaysian among other languages. The parking lot is situated on the first floor. Large buses can park in front of the building. The management office controls parking separately.

Imperial Palace Hotel (임페리얼 팰리스 호텔)

Imperial Palace Hotel (임페리얼 팰리스 호텔)

21263     2018-11-01

640, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3440-8000

Imperial Palace Hotel first opened on September 18, 1989, starting as a first grade hotel and becoming a superior deluxe hotel after 10 years in June, 1999. The hotel has remained the pride of the Korean hotel industry thanks to its effective management and improving domestic capital. In 2005, it carried out a large-scale remodeling project to enlarge its size to resemble luxurious European hotels, including a large-sized lobby, convention center that can accommodate over 1,000 visitors, classical wedding hall, and 450 various-type rooms. The hotel is part of a chain, along with Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel in Itaewon and Imperial Palace Hotel – Fukuoka in Japan. A new chain in Osaka is planned to open in October 2016, increasing the hotel’s standing as an international hotel brand.

Central Park Hotel (센트럴파크 호텔)

Central Park Hotel (센트럴파크 호텔)

253     2018-11-01

20, Haegwan-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
+82-10-4447-1070

Central Park Hotel is located in the middle of Jungang Station and Nampo Station on Busan Metro Line 1. It’s a 15-story building with a total of 67 rooms in different sizes, and some of the rooms have a view of the ocean. The cafeteria serving breakfast is a few steps up from the first floor. There is an indoor terrace right next to the elevator with a table next to the window, and it's free to use for all the guests. The hotel has a parking tower for the guests to park. The lobby is open 24 hours with staff to provide services, with maps and booklets for tourists. The hotel offers luggage storage service for guests who have arrived before the check-in hour or who plan to stay in the area after the check-out hour. Nearby tourist destinations include Yongdusan Park, Gwangbokro Fashion Street, Changseondong Meokja Golmok, Bupyeong Jokbal Golmok, and BIFF. It's easy to get to the downtown area from the hotel.

N Motel (THE STAY HOTEL) (더스테이호텔)

N Motel (THE STAY HOTEL) (더스테이호텔)

183     2018-11-01

29, Michuhol-daero 722beon-gil, Nam-gu, Incheon
010-4224-0700

The Stay Hotel is located in the downtown area of Juan-dong, Incheon. It’s within a 10-minute walk from Juan Station on Gyeongin Line and Citizens Park Station on Incheon Subway Line 2, making it easy to get to China Town and Donghwa Village in Songwol-dong, the two most popular tourist destinations in the city. Within the vicinity of the hotel are a food alley, a theater, and various recreational and convenience facilities. The hotel is a 5-story building with a total of 36 Standard and Twin Rooms featuring 6 different types of interior, giving them a different feel despite being the same size. Some of the rooms have a partition between the bedroom and living room, and others have a velvet bed with a luxurious feel. The “Couple Room” is even furnished with two computers. Some rooms have a bathroom with a bathtub, while others have a shower booth.

Chang Po Go Memorial Hall (장보고기념관)

Chang Po Go Memorial Hall (장보고기념관)

4582     2018-10-24

1455, Cheonghaejin-ro, Wando-eup, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do

The Chang Po Go Memorial Hall was constructed to celebrate the achievements and maritime pioneering spirit of Jang Bogo. The hall is an educational tourism space focusing on historical culture.

The outside of the building is designed to embody a scene of a moving wave and the wall was covered with natural stonework reminiscent of Cheonghaejin Castle in Jongdo Island. The wetland near the hall is home to reeds and wild flowers every season. There is also a walking path surrounded by various kinds of trees.

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

Gyeongju National Museum (국립경주박물관)

60715     2018-10-24

186, Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeongju National Museum is loved by visitors and residents alike as it houses numerous historical and cultural artifacts of the Silla Dynasty (57 BC - AD 935). The museum recently went through renovation, and the galleries and the exhibition halls have taken on a new look. In addition to improving facilities for visitors' convenience, Gyeongju National Museum is making efforts to contribute to the community and re-establish its identity as a museum by making efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities and improve management. As a significant cultural center, Gyeongju National Museum not only strives to preserve, exhibit, and research the rich history and culture of Silla, but it also strives to take a leap forward to become a cultural multi-complex center by promoting international exchange opportunities, social education programs, and a variety of special exhibitions.

Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) (한과문화박물관 한가원)

Hangaone (Hangwa Culture Museum) (한과문화박물관 한가원)

7942     2018-10-24

26-9, Sanjeonghosu-ro 322beon-gil, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-533-8121


Situated in Pocheon (Gyeonggi-do), the Hangaone facility consists of the Hangwa Culture Museum and the Hangwa Cultural Education Center. Visitors can tour the museum and participate in making Hangwa (traditional Korean confectionery). After the experience program, visitors can even taste hangwa, along with a selection of traditional teas.

The Hangwa Culture Museum is the first museum in Korea to have a theme centered on traditional Korean sweets. Its first floor exhibits the history of hangwa, tools used to make it, and the various types (Yakgwa, Yugwa, Yumilgwa, Jeongwa, Dasik, and Gangjeong), while the second floor offers seasonal hangwa, hangwa with tea, hangwa areas in Pocheon, information from hangwa experts, and tourism information on Pocheon. The education center runs colorful hands-on programs offering visitors an opportunity to make hangwa and also learn about traditional tea culture.

Geumdanggyegok Valley Rafting (금당계곡레저개발)

Geumdanggyegok Valley Rafting (금당계곡레저개발)

10320     2018-10-29

1883, Geumdanggyegok-ro, Daehwa-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-333-1472

One of the most well known sites to rafting maniacs is the Geumdanggyegok Valley of Pyeongchanggang River. It is a 5 km course along Geumdangsan Mountain and Geomunsan Mountain from the Deungmaeji Village, which is at the upper stream, to Baegam-dong.

Dokdo Island Observatory Cable Car (독도전망대 케이블카)

Dokdo Island Observatory Cable Car (독도전망대 케이블카)

11010     2018-10-25

Do-dong, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-790-6427

The Dokdo Island Observatory Cable Car, from which one can get a bird's eye view of Ulleungdo Island, is a must-see tourist attraction. Located inside the Dodong Yaksu Park, the cable car takes visitors up to Manghyangbong Peak. When the sky is really clear (about 50 days a year), you can see as far as Dokdo Island that is located 92 kilometers away. This is also the first place to view the rising sun in Ulleungdo Island.

The cable car usually begin operations early in the morning, just in time for visitors to bask in the views of the beautiful sunrise, and operates until 7 pm. or 8 pm.Tickets can be purchased on-site without any reservation.

X-game Resort (Naerincheon Bungee Jumping) (엑스게임리조트(내린천 번지점프))

X-game Resort (Naerincheon Bungee Jumping) (엑스게임리조트(내린천 번지점프))

26073     2018-10-25

2254, Seorak-ro, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-461-5216~7

Situated in Inje-gun, Gangwon-do, X-game Resort Naerincheon (Stream) Bungee Jumping is a leaning tower style bungee jumping facility, like those common in Australia. To secure safety, the facility is tilted at 60 degrees and flanked by steel frames on both sides. Adopting technologies employed by Bungee Big, a renowned company in Australia, it offers one of the safest bungee jumping experiences for visitors.

Slingshots are a new type of bungee jumping for beginners who are scared of jumping from above; they are easily accessible and ideal for family visitors and couples. Two people at a time can ride the slingshots, and there are two towers (30m high) supporting slingshots on both sides. Shot from the bottom, slingshots can fly one and half times as high as the x_height of the jumping facility. Flying over 45m in a matter of seconds, slingshots offer extreme thrills for friends, couples, or family visitors.