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Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival (산청한방약초축제)

Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival (산청한방약초축제)

26047     2022-06-27

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The Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival is held in September at Sancheong, home of Jirisan Mountain where over 1,000 medicinal herbs can be found. Jirisan Mountain is also famous as a place where notable physicians in the past researched and practiced medicine. The festival includes various exhibitions and events to learn about and experience Korea's medicinal herbs firsthand. Visitors can also enjoy traditional games and wear clothes from the Joseon dynasty.

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival (봉화은어축제)

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival (봉화은어축제)

28433     2022-06-27

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• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-674-3053

Bonghwa Sweetfish Festival is one of Korea's prime summer festivals and celebrates the local specialty product of sweetfish. The sweetfish from Bonghwa are recorded as having been given as tribute to the king during the Joseon dynasty. The highest-quality sweetfish come from the upstream sections of the Nakdonggang and Seomjingang Rivers, where Bonghwa-gun is located. The festival offers numerous participatory programs including fishing, water play, a water fight, and agricultural experiences. Visitors who participate in fishing activities can feast on their catch.

Ulsan Onggi Festival (울산옹기축제)

Ulsan Onggi Festival (울산옹기축제)

20326     2022-06-27

23, Oegosan-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-52-980-2232~4

Ulsan Onggi Festival takes place within Oegosan Onggi Village, the largest onggi village in the nation, home to seven master artisans. The festival serves to promote this local product while providing visitors with the chance to learn more about onggi through various programs and hands-on experiences.

Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)

Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) (청와대)

232502     2022-06-20

45, Hyoja-ro 13-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-1330

The signature markings of the Presidential Residence of Cheong Wa Dae are its blue tiles on the Main Office; it is the first thing to catch one's attention upon viewing the premises. Approximately 150 thousand tiles compose the roof of the Main Office. Each tile was baked individually to make them strong enough to last for hundreds of years. The blue tiles and the smoothly curving roofline blend beautifully with Bugaksan Mountain in the backdrop.

Cheong Wa Dae is comprised of the Main Office, Yeongbingwan (State Guest House), Chunchugwan (Spring and Autumn) Hall, Nokjiwon Garden, Mugunghwa (Rose of Sharon) Hill, and Chilgung Palace. It is interesting to see that all the buildings are unique and beautifully designed, built in the traditional Korean style. Just outside the premises is Cheongwadae Sarangchae, an exhibition hall showing the history of Cheong Wa Dae and the Korean presidency, as well as gifts recieved by heads of State over the years. The hall is open free to all visitors.

Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest (국립 대관령자연휴양림)

Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest (국립 대관령자연휴양림)

47333     2022-06-20

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

Daegwallyeong National Recreational Forest divides Gangwon Province from east to west and is known for its famous pine tree forests. It was designated as a suitable resting place to enjoy as it’s harmoniously situated in a valley surrounded by lush vegetation. Beautiful view of Gangneung and the East Sea can be seen day and night.

Jeonju Hanok Village [Slow City] (전북 전주 한옥마을 [슬로시티])

Jeonju Hanok Village [Slow City] (전북 전주 한옥마을 [슬로시티])

292727     2022-06-14

99, Girin-daero, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-282-1330

Jeonju Hanok Village is located in the city of Jeonju and overlaps Pungnam-dong and Gyo-dong. There are 735 traditional Korean hanok houses. While the rest of the city has been industrialized, Hanok Village retains its historical charms and traditions.

The charm of Jeonju Hanok Village lies in the hanok buildings' unique roof edges, which are slightly raised to the sky. Hanok houses are generally divided into two sections, anchae and sarangchae. Sarangchae is where the men dwell. Because men and women had to remain separated, anchae is situated deep inside the house so that it is secretive and quiet.

Another trait of hanok is that all the houses are heated with ondol, a unique floor heating system. Since Koreans enjoy sitting, eating, and sleeping on the floor, it needs to remain heated in winter. To experience what hanok is like, visitors can either book a hanok accommodation or visit the Hanok Life Experience Hall.

Châtaigne (샤떼뉴)

Châtaigne (샤떼뉴)

18873     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)

13359     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.

Baekgyeong (백경)

Baekgyeong (백경)

13565     2021-11-26

69, Yeomunmunhwa-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-654-5332~3

A restaurant that’s well-known among residents in Yeosu and tourists. The best menu at this restaurant is grilled Fish. This seafood restaurant is located in Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do.

Teterot Salon (때때롯살롱)

Teterot Salon (때때롯살롱)

419     2022-06-10

21-12 , Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Teterot Salon is a representative hanbok brand in Seoul operated by Chima Jeogori Seoul. They boast high levels of completion by closely monitoring the process from design conception, production, and sale of products. In particular, they have their own factory that allows for high quality products and more frequent updates on new products. 

ARTSHOP IMAGINE NAMI [Korea Quality] / 이매진나미 [한국관광 품질인증]

ARTSHOP IMAGINE NAMI [Korea Quality] / 이매진나미 [한국관광 품질인증]

13851     2022-05-23

1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-31-580-8012

Located on Nami Island in Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, Imagine Nami is a store specializing in handmade crafts. Talented craftsmen based on Nami Island began producing works, and Imagine Nami became the place for selling their works, including various accessories made of leather and natural stones, glass crafts, fabric products, paintings, and other design works. Most artifacts deal with natural themes and stories about Nami Island. The recent collection features various handicrafts containing the image of Snowman, the representative icon of Nami Island, and artifacts include tea cups, candle holders, memo holders, magnets, ceramics, and other decorative interior items.
At the entrance, the store sells snacks made by Nami Island’s own brands; the other section displays handicrafts from Nami Island and other handmade artifacts made by external artists, toys, daily goods, and more. The hanok-style store carrying the charm of the island has served as a popular photo zone for visitors. Nami Island is a small island that can be reached via boat, and the boat fare is inclusive of admission to the island. To visit Imagine Nami, visitors are required to enter Nami Island; while there, they can enjoy various cultures and convenience facilities.

Project Rue (프로젝트루)

Project Rue (프로젝트루)

5430     2022-05-18

32, Seolleung-ro 153-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-545-2747

Project Rue is a clothing and lifestyle shop offering items created by designers and artisans from Europe and North America. The items are carefully selected to present items that carry their own individual image and value.

Four Points by Sheraton Josun Seoul Station (포포인츠 바이 쉐라톤 조선 서울역)

Four Points by Sheraton Josun Seoul Station (포포인츠 바이 쉐라톤 조선 서울역)

11012     2022-06-09

366 , Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82-2-6070-7000

Four Points by Sheraton Josun Seoul Station is a modern and casual hotel for travelers. This business hotel has various types of rooms, a restaurant, fitness center, meeting room, coin laundry, business corner, and more. It is connected to Seoul Station Exit 12 and located near the Airport Railway, KTX, and Seoul Subway Lines 1 and 4.

Josun Palace Seoul Gangnam, Luxury Collection Hotel (조선 팰리스 서울 강남, 럭셔리 컬렉션 호텔)

Josun Palace Seoul Gangnam, Luxury Collection Hotel (조선 팰리스 서울 강남, 럭셔리 컬렉션 호텔)

5     2022-06-09

231 , Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Josun Palace Seoul Gangnam, Luxury Collection Hotel is Josun Hotel and Resort's most luxurious brand hotel and embodies the 100-year history of Josun Hotel. In addition, this is Korea's first Luxury Collection Hotel in collaboration with Marriott International. The hotel building goes from basement level 6 to 36 levels and houses 254 rooms with panorama views and a skyline view of the city. There are 9 room types and include brand amenity products, an air dresser, and capsule coffee machine. Facilities include various restaurants, lounge & bar, and Josun Deli. There are also banquet halls, a swimming pool, and fitness center.

The Westin Josun Busan (부산 웨스틴조선호텔)

The Westin Josun Busan (부산 웨스틴조선호텔)

26875     2022-06-08

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

The Westin Josun 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 Josun 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.

Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall (동학농민혁명기념관)

Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall (동학농민혁명기념관)

7272     2022-04-22

742, Donghak-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-536-1894

The Donghak Peasants Revolution Memorial Hall was founded to commemorate the peasants who rose up against corrupt public officials in 1894. The hall presents various educational programs and events.

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

Simsan Cultural Center (심산기념문화센터)

8409     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)

13807     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.

Jeju Leports Land (제주레포츠랜드㈜)

Jeju Leports Land (제주레포츠랜드㈜)

1296     2022-06-09

47 , Waheulsangseo 2-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do

Jeju Leports Land is located on the eastern side of Jeju Island and is the country's largest kart experience center. It is a multi-complex leisure experience center with programs such as mountain buggy, zip line, survival field, four season sledding, and more. There are also accommodation facilties such as pensions and guest houses. 

Yangyang Surfyy Beach (서피비치, 서핑(양양))

Yangyang Surfyy Beach (서피비치, 서핑(양양))

2648     2022-04-08

119, Hajodaehaean-gil, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-1522-2729

Surfyy Beach is a 1 kilometer-long surf designated beach, just north of Hajodae Beach in Yangyang. It's the first of its kind in Korea and has the most trainers and approximately 1,000 surfboards while also operating Surf School. Training is available for all different levels from beginners to advanced, and for those only looking to surf, board and wetsuits are available for rent. Surf yoga, longboard, snorkeling and other programs are also available. The beach has various zones including bean bag zone, hammock zone, chilling zone, and sunbed zone for visitors to enjoy. There are also pub & lounge, camping facilities and more for visitors convenience.

Buyeo Sky Banner (부여하늘날기)

Buyeo Sky Banner (부여하늘날기)

55     2022-03-24

12, Seongwang-ro 173beon-gil, Buyeo-gun, Chuncheongnam-do
+82-41-837-8809

Buyeo Sky Banner is the only place that offers free-flying hot air balloon ride in Korea and was designated as one of the top ten themed travels by Korea Tourism Organization. Buyeo is a rural region considered ideal for flying hot air balloons due to its relatively low mountain terrains. The balloons fly a distance of seven to eight kilometers over the Baengmangang River, offering a bird's-eye-view of Buyeo and the Geumgang River as well as the many historical heritages from the Baekje period.