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Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour (전주 문화재야행)

Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour (전주 문화재야행)

8245     2020-07-31

3, Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-288-9937

Jeonju Cultural Heritage Night Tour focuses on preserving and remembering Korea’s heritages and the ancestors’ spirits. Jeonju features many historical sites from the Joseon dynasty and traditional culture. During Cultural Heritage Night, Jeonju will become more special and every visitor can enjoy the cultural heritages including intangible and tangible assets alike as a fun activity.

Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival (온택트 한성백제문화제)

Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival (온택트 한성백제문화제)

16642     2020-07-31

424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2147-2800

The Hanseong Baekje Cultural Festival celebrates the history and culture of the Hanseong era of the Baekje dynasty, when their capital was in Seoul. The festival is held around the Mongchontoseong Fortress area, known to be a remenant of the Baekje capital. The festival features various folk performances, musicals, family concerts, food, and more.

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (부천 국제판타스틱영화제)

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (부천 국제판타스틱영화제)

21751     2020-07-31

239, Songnae-daero, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-32-327-6313

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) has grown by leaps and became the most representative festival of Bucheon. BIFAN hosts creative and futuristic programs that appeal to the general public as well as provides opportunities to see movies of diverse genres in a whole new different perspective. BIFAN has maintained a long-term partnership with the European Fantasy Film Festivals Federation and Yubari Fantastic Film Festival and received recognition as one of Asia's largest fantastic film festivals.

Gobok Natural Park (고복자연공원)

Gobok Natural Park (고복자연공원)

4787     2020-08-06

586, Dosingobok-ro, Sejong-si
+82-44-300-4212

Gobok Natural Park is a large farm reservoir covering 770,000 square meters. It was constructed to provide water for agricultural use, but an abundant amount of fish attracted many fishermen from across the country. The park spans an area of 1,840,000 square meters and its nearby attractions include a forest, Yonggul Cave, and Sinheungsa Temple on Obongsan Mountain. The neighboring village is home to orchards for growing grapes, peaches, and pears.

The park has a large meeting square and an outdoor sculpture park for added leisure activities. In particular, the park is popular during summer for its outdoor swimming pool. The Millakjeong Pavilion offers a panoramic view of the reservoir and it is especially pretty in Spring when the cherry blossom bloom. There are many restaurants nearby specializing in hanbang-ori (herb duck meat) and megi-maeuntang (spicy catfish stew).

Daejeo Ecological Park (대저생태공원)

Daejeo Ecological Park (대저생태공원)

10169     2020-08-06

1246, Gonghang-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan
+82-51-971-6011

Daejeo Ecological Park is located along the riverbanks of Nakdonggang River next to Gimhae Airport. The park is a habitat for migratory birds and designated as Natural Memorial No. 179. The park is made up of various marshs and waterways, flowers and grasses, and exercise facilities. The exercise equipment is located at both ends of the park, making it easy to use before and after exploring the various walking paths. The park is also the venue of the annual Nakdong Canola Festival that takes place in April.

Imjingak Resort (파주 임진각(평화누리공원))

Imjingak Resort (파주 임진각(평화누리공원))

100586     2020-08-06

177, Imjingak-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-956-8300

Imjingak Resort, located 7 kilometers from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean War. Imjingak was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center.

Over 400 photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 unique tanks and warcrafts on display that were used during the war.

Mangbaedan Alter, which stands opposite Imjingak, is a famous location where Korean's separated from their families in the North visit to perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometowns every New Year's Day and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The Bridge of Freedom, which South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea after the signing of the Armistice Agreement, stands behind Mangbaedan Alter.

In front of Imjingak is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean War in 1950. It has been under reconstruction since 2000. Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak. It is now one of the more famous DMZ tourist spots for foreigners because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points.

*Travel Tips
- Tourists who want to tour Dorasan Observatory and The 3rd Tunnel, have to have a passport and make a reservation in advance at the DMZ ticket box located in Imjingak parking lot.
- Tourists can tour The 3rd Tunnel, Dorasan Observatory and Unification Park by shuttle bus. Soldiers act as guides on this package tour. Only Korean speaking guides are available if you make your reservation here, so foreigners should contact a travel agency to arrange an English-speaking guide in advance.
- Private cars and taxies are not permitted. Only designated shuttle buses can enter because it is located in the Civilian Restricted Zone.

Dami Porridge(다미죽)

Dami Porridge(다미죽)

5     2020-08-06

B1F, 40, Myeong-dong 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-777-5077

The favorite restaurant of Japanese tourists. The representative menu is Ginseng Chicken Soup. This Korean cuisine is located near Myeongdong Station, Seoul.

Ilbeonji Gopchang Yangdaechang Myeongdong(일번지양대창 명동)

Ilbeonji Gopchang Yangdaechang Myeongdong(일번지양대창 명동)

8     2020-08-06

2F, 33, Myeongdong, 9, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-773-3150

This is a Korean cuisine located in Myeong-dong, Seoul. A restaurant specializing in Korean-style grilled intestines. The representative menu is Grilled Beef Small Intestine.

Hangukgwan(한국관)

Hangukgwan(한국관)

1     2020-08-06

40, Seonggyungwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-764-6953

A great restaurant for group dinners. The best menu at this restaurant is Grilled Beef Ribs. This is a Korean cuisine located in Jongno-gu, Seoul.

Pishon - Shinsegae Centum City Branch (피숀 (신세계백화점 센텀시티점))

Pishon - Shinsegae Centum City Branch (피숀 (신세계백화점 센텀시티점))

9067     2020-08-06

35, Centumnam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-51-745-2392

Pishon boasts unique home collections with European styles. Many items in Pishon are not readily available elsewhere. From plates with minimalist designs to European-style interior design items, Pishon boasts over 70 chic, trendy brands from ten European countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and England.

Gangjin Tamjin Celadon/강진탐진청자[한국관광 품질인증/Korea Quality]

Gangjin Tamjin Celadon/강진탐진청자[한국관광 품질인증/Korea Quality]

963     2020-08-05

20-16, Cheongjachon-gil, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-433-7582 / +82-10-3637-7583

Gangjin Tamjin Celadon is the gallery of Mr. Kim Gyeong Jin, Gangjin Celadon Master No. 1, and Jeollanam-do Master Craft Artisan No. 3, also serving as a celadon retail shop. Master Kim Gyeong Jin had been taught by Master Jo Gi Jeong, Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 5 with celadon skill. Tamjin is a former name of Gangjin, home to Gorye Celadon. Cheongjachon, Daegumyeon where the retail shop is located, is also the venue of Gangjin Celadon Festival every year. Gangjin Tamjin Celadon is an eco-friendly pottery emitting far infrared ray and anion, and has been selected as an excellent craft product by the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports. The retail shop is filled with celadons in jade color. Celadon with different patterns such as celadon tableware, teaware in lotus leaf shape, celadon coffee grinder, and dripper, coffee cup, etc. are on sale. At the back of the shop is a traditional kiln still heating porcelain. There is also a site for up to 70 people to experience celadon making activity including pattern carving and wheel shaping. Goryeo Celadon Museum, located just opposite the shop, displays the 500-year history of the celadon; Korean Minhwa Museum, on the other hand, is another spot worth visiting.

Eunhaeng-dong Euneungjeongi Culture Street (은행동 으능정이 문화의거리)

Eunhaeng-dong Euneungjeongi Culture Street (은행동 으능정이 문화의거리)

21995     2020-08-04

170, Jungang-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
+82-42-226-9100

Eunhaeng-dong Euneungjeongi Culture Street in downtown Daejeon is the fashion epicenter of Daejeon and is comparable to the famed Myeong-dong shopping district in Seoul. Packed with plenty of things to see, eat, and enjoy, the street is bursting with the lively vigor of young shoppers. In addition to landmarks like the Dongbaek branch of the Galleria Department Store, the brisk economy of the area has picked up thanks to the addition of wedding shops and other business. Easily accessible via public transportation, traffic on the street is limited to create a safer environment for visitors to enjoy the thriving street culture.

Cho Won Resor tel[Korea Quality] / 초원 리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

Cho Won Resor tel[Korea Quality] / 초원 리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

5226     2020-08-05

19, Cheongbong-ro 5-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-4742-0442

Chowon Resortel is an economical lodging located at the entrance of Mt. Seoraksan National Park, which is good for small-scale group tours such as family travels, school trips, and trainings. The rooms are composed of no-frills single room, condo-style single room, and a condo-style room with a living room. The rooms are maintained well. You will have a better impression of the place after meeting the owner who always greets guests kindly with a big smile. The resortel is well-known for its cost-effectiveness; BBQ set-up, for instance, can be arranged at affordable prices. The best merit of Chowon Resortel is the picturesque Mt. Seoraksan. You will feel that your body is relaxed just by looking at the natural background with its splendid mountain, rock peaks, pine forest, and valleys. You can get to the information center of Mt. Seoraksan in just a few minutes’ walk. From the information center, it takes 10 minutes to Sinheungsa Temple and about 1 hour and 10 minutes to the Rocking Stone. You can take the cable car to go up to the Gwongeunseong Fortress and walk 10 minutes to get to Bonghwadae which is the peak of Gwongeunseong. After visiting Mt. Seoraksan, you can move to the seaside where Sokcho Beach, Naksansa Temple, Daepohang, and Dongmyeonghang ports are located.

Moggoji[Korea Quality] / 모꼬지 게스트하우스(모꼬지) [한국관광 품질인증]

Moggoji[Korea Quality] / 모꼬지 게스트하우스(모꼬지) [한국관광 품질인증]

662     2020-08-05

13, Hyehwa-ro 16-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-10-9389-2837

Moggoji Guesthouse is a hanok homestay place located in Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

The third generation of the family is currently residing in and managing the traditional 100-year-old house
in the traditional 100-year-old house. Situated in a residential area, there is little city noise; instead, the accommodation offers the
comfort of a private home, the scent of the 100-year-old tree, and a friendly atmosphere. There are four rooms: a room for two with a double bed; a room for three with a single bed and a double-deck bed; a Korean style room for two; and a room for six with two double-deck beds. The kitchen and living room are shared, and there is a bathroom attached to each room. Complimentary breakfast is provided to guests, consisting of toast, sandwiches, cereal, milk, coffee, and juice. In the living room are tools for traditional Korean play such as yut and yut board; traditional Korean wedding costumes are also offered free of charge. Hyehwa Subway Station of Seoul Subway Line 4 is a 10-minute walk away, and major attractions of the city such as Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Namsan Mountain can be reached within 30 minutes by public transportation.

Cheongwadae Sarangchae (청와대사랑채)

Cheongwadae Sarangchae (청와대사랑채)

35094     2020-08-04

45, Hyoja-ro 13-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-723-0300

Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a space to learn about Korean culture and the history of former Korean presidents. The first floor is divided into the Korea Tourism Exhibit Hall and a special hall with hidden stories of Cheong Wa Dae, while the second floor features Cheongwadae Hall, which introduces former Korean presidents, and Citizens Communication Experience Hall, which presents online content created by the government.

Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) (한국종합무역센터(코엑스))

Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) (한국종합무역센터(코엑스))

78243     2020-08-04

513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-6000-0114

The Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) was established on September 7, 1988 as a large-scale business town for domestic and overseas businessmen. Business operations can be managed easily as assembly halls, exhibition halls, the Korean City Air Terminal, InterContinental Hotel, and Hyundai Department Store are gathered in one spot.

A 57-story building contains 20 trade organizations including the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), as well as 250 companies and financial institutions. Convention and Exhibition, which houses three specialized exhibition halls and permanent exhibition halls, is composed of a four-story main building and three-story extension.

COEX is located at a convenient spot, with an underground passage connecting to Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) having been completed in 2000. Additional attractions include the COEX Mall and Bongeunsa Temple to the north, for culture, pleasure, and shopping all in one.

Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center (광나루안전체험관)

Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center (광나루안전체험관)

14741     2020-08-03

238, Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2049-4061

Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center was founded in 1999 after two fire accidents in which many children lost their lives. These tragedies emphasized the necessity of establishing a disaster training center for common citizens.

Gwangnaru Safety Experience Center is a three-story building with one basement floor, covering an area of more than 5,000 m². The basement floor includes a small theater. The first floor is set up for natural disaster training and consists of an orientation hall, storm simulation training room, earthquake simulation room, computer tests on fire safety knowledge and others. The second floor is a place for artificial catastrophe training. It consists of a smoke escape training room, fire extinguisher training room, first-aid (CPR) training room and practicing place for calling 119. The third floor is used for rescue training and consists of a rescue training room, screening room, training for professionals and video examples of five biggest disasters that have occurred in Seoul. Overall there are about 20 training areas established, so citizens can experience the imitation of a disaster by themselves and learn easily and in an interesting way how to cope with a disaster.

Donghae Nongoldam-gil Street (Deungdae Damhwa Village) (동해 논골담길 (등대 담화마을))

Donghae Nongoldam-gil Street (Deungdae Damhwa Village) (동해 논골담길 (등대 담화마을))

8276     2020-08-06

97, Ilchul-ro, Donghae-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-530-2231

Nongoldam-gil Street, formed in 1941, was transformed in 2010 with the "Nongoldam-gil Street" project by the Donghae Culture Center. With the help from the village seniors and local artists, the street became a canvas storytelling the history of Mukhohang Port and the lives of the villagers.

Zipline Mungyeong (짚라인 문경)

Zipline Mungyeong (짚라인 문경)

33114     2020-08-03

174, Buljeong-gil, Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-1588-5219

Zipline Korea built a zip-line facility in Buljeong Recreational Forest in Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do under strict supervision and design by professional engineers after going through several years overseas field survey. The zipline is the first in Korea as well as in Asia. Visitors can enjoy the zipline regardless of weather conditions all year around. Take part in this internationally popular eco adventure to get rid of your stress.

Maryang Port (마량항)

Maryang Port (마량항)

3929     2020-08-03

157, Mihang-ro, Gangjin-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-430-3262

Maryang Port, the southermost point in Gangjin-gun, is an outstanding location for sea fishing. The port area offers various accommodation options, including camping, and is the site of a national fishing competition. The fish caught here are considered the highest quality.