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Jeonju International Film Festival (전주 국제영화제)

Jeonju International Film Festival (전주 국제영화제)

11282     2017-12-15

46, Jeonjugaeksa 4-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-288-5433

Jeonju International Film Festival will be held for 10 consecutive days, featuring an exciting combination of fun and films for people.

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival (태백산 눈축제)

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival (태백산 눈축제)

59801     2017-12-15

168, Cheonjedan-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-550-2085

Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival presents large-scaled snow sculptures in the national park, Jungang-ro, Hwangji Pond and other downtown areas. Also, various programs like Taebaeksan Mountain Snowflake Hiking Competition, Igloo Café, ice fountain, snow sliding, starlight festival, and more are planned for a fun and fantastic festival.

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

Inje Icefish Festival (인제 빙어축제)

20973     2017-12-15

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.

Gahaksan Recreational Forest (가학산자연휴양림)

Gahaksan Recreational Forest (가학산자연휴양림)

12117     2017-12-15

306, Sangol-gil, Gyegok-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-535-4812

Located at the base of Heukseoksan Mountain, Gahaksan Recreational Forest is a recommended vacation spot for forest and valleys and has beautiful azaleas on display during the azalea festival held every March. There are also new nice lakes near the valley. In addition, the general mountain cottage was remodeled to add a red-clay room and there is also a water park facility.

Hwangji Pond (황지연못)

Hwangji Pond (황지연못)

22256     2017-12-15

Inside Hwangji Park, Hwangji-dong, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-552-1360

Hwangji Pond is a source of the Nakdonggang River (525km), the longest river in Korea. The pond is an important joint of underground water flow through the valleys of Taebaeksan, Hambaeksan, Baekbyeongsan and Maebongsan, the mountains surrounding the city of Taebaek. There are three sections of the pond: Sangji (high pond), 100m in diameter, Jungji (middle pond), 50m in diameter and Haji (low pond), 30m in diameter. Although it is small in size, the pond supplies 5,000 tons of water a day that flows to the open Yeongnampyeongya Plain. Being located at the center of Taebaek-si, Hwangji Pond is a popular destination for the citizens of Taebaek for cultural and recreational purposes. The night view of the pond is also beautiful, which makes it a perfect place for a couple’s night out. The water is very clean and lenoks can be found here, which only live in high quality water.

Alpensia Resort (알펜시아 리조트)

Alpensia Resort (알펜시아 리조트)

45867     2017-12-15

325, Solbong-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-339-0000

Alpensia Resort, located approx. 184km from Seoul in Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, is a tourism & leisure complex open year round, allowing visitors to enjoy the area’s pristine natural beauty throughout each of the four seasons. The name ‘Alpensia’ is a combination of the words ‘Alpen,’ (German term for ‘the Alps’), ‘Asia,’ and ‘Fantasia’—together they reflect the resort’s scenic view of the ‘fantastic Alps of Asia.’

The complex boasts a variety of super deluxe luxury accommodations and top-notch leisure facilities such as a 45-hole golf course, convention center, water park and ski slopes. The resort successfully hosted the IBU Biathlon World Cup Pyeongchang in 2008 and boasts excellent ski jump and biathlon facilities, a monorail, cross-country ski slopes, and a large stadium. After a hard day out on the slopes or golf course, visitors can head to the sky lounge, ecology learning center, or Retail Village shopping mall. The resort is also adjacent to many other tourist attractions such as Odaesan Mountain, Samyang Sheep Ranch, Korea Botanic Garden, Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall, and Herbnara Farm.

Hyundai Kalguksu (현대칼국수)

Hyundai Kalguksu (현대칼국수)

1418     2017-12-15

76, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-752-9504

Hyundai Kalguksu is a kalguksu (handmade knife-cut noodles) restaurant that has been in the family for two generations (1982). The restaurant is extremely popular among people working at nearby businesses, thanks to the rich flavor of the broth. Anchovies, dried pollack heads, and kelp are simmered for many hours, and then, other ingredients are added: soft noodles and various vegetables including pumpkin, onion, and green onions. The restaurant is famous for the exquisite taste of its kalguksu, as well as for its large servings. Just one bowl is enough to satisfy a starving man, but if you are still hungry, don’t hesitate to ask for more rice or noodles for free. Another unforgettable specialty here is kimchi. You will also be able to enjoy geotjeori (freshly made kimchi) and kkakdugi (sliced white-radish kimchi), which is fermented for about three days. TIP: If you like spicy food, don’t forget to add some cheongyanggochu (spicy red pepper)!

Bugeogukjip (북어국집)

Bugeogukjip (북어국집)

9368     2017-12-15

38, Eulji-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-777-3891

Bugeogukjip (formerly “Teojutgol”) is a restaurant behind City Hall in Seoul that has been serving up authentic dried Pollack soup since 1968. Despite a name change, the restaurant has proudly stood in this same location for decades, earning a strong reputation for its dried Pollack soup made using traditional cooking methods.

Since the restaurant only serves one thing—dried Pollack soup—there are few preparations to be made and the meal arrives on your table in minutes. Customers are free to serve themselves basic side dishes such as kimchi and can have as many servings of rice as they’d like, allowing diners to enjoy a hearty meal at a low price. While the restaurant’s design and menu may be simple, Bugeogukjip takes pride in its long history and the careful efforts that have earned it a reputation as one of the most notable restaurants in Seoul.

Café Moon (달 카페)

Café Moon (달 카페)

12985     2017-12-14

94-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-735-7355

Café Moon has a trendy interior design and includes a realistic 'moon' mounted on one of the walls. The inside and outside of the café are decorated with hanok designs, designs of traditional Korean houses. The inner courtyard of the grounds is often the stage for a variety of parties and music performances held throughout the year. From the late spring into fall, Café Moon holds musical performances of traditional instruments from around the world. The diners enjoying their meals next to the courtyard need only slide the windows open to let in the beautiful melodies.

Cheongja Imported Goods Shopping Center (청자 수입상가)

Cheongja Imported Goods Shopping Center (청자 수입상가)

12307     2017-12-12

29, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-753-8006

Cheongja Imported Goods Shopping Center offers imported utensils, household items, clothing and accessories not readily available elsewhere. Its main customers tend to be women. Its first underground floor boasts diverse utensils, women's clothing and accessories while the first floor offers children's clothing and household items. After shopping around in the center, visitors may want to vist the second and third floors, which house customer lounges and coffee shops.

Entas Duty Free (엔타스면세점)

Entas Duty Free (엔타스면세점)

11849     2017-12-12

593, Inju-daero, Namdong-gu, Incheon
+82-32-439-5900

Entas Duty Free opened as Incheon’s representative duty free shop, starting from the Incheon Port Brand in July 2014. The duty free shop offers shopping, culture, and food at one spot to serve tourists with special services and a convenient duty free shopping environment, opening another branch in Incheon Airport on September 1, 2014. Various promotional events and sales are held throughout the year to give more joy to visitors' shopping time.

Hongdae Free Market (홍대 프리마켓)

Hongdae Free Market (홍대 프리마켓)

99559     2017-12-12

19-3, Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-325-8553

Hongdae Free Market is an open space between diverse artists and visitors to communicate with each other and consume culture. Visitors will find creative items reflecting distinctive tastes of artists at the market . Anyone is welcome to participate in the market as an artist. Hongdae Free Market does not offer used goods, but only creative items made by the artists.

Yongpyong Resort Villa Condo (용평리조트 빌라콘도)

Yongpyong Resort Villa Condo (용평리조트 빌라콘도)

32567     2017-12-15

715, Olympic-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-7511

Yongpyong Resort Villa Condo is a villa-style condominium overlooking the slopes, perfect for family visitors. Nestled at the foot of Balwangsan Mountain, it features stunning natural scenery, just like a private villa. It houses individual accommodation facilities with individual parking lots as well as access to the beautiful ski slopes.

Phoenix The Hotel (휘닉스 더호텔)

Phoenix The Hotel (휘닉스 더호텔)

17764     2017-12-15

1095, Myeonon 1-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-6001, +82-1588-2828

Located 700m above sea level in the heart of nature,Phoenix The Hotel is one of Korea's largest resort hotels. The five-star hotel is known as the venue for the 4th Asia Development Forum and offers a variety of facilities (and a state-of-the-art AV system) that make the hotel an ideal place for both leisure and business purposes.

Hotel facilities consist of a banquet hall, JDI Sports Center, swimming pool, sauna, bowling alley, karaoke, Game Land, Kid's Blue play place, internet cafe, pool tables, shopping center, rental ski shop, and a reception hall.

Conveniently located only 2 hours from Seoul, the hotel is situated in Phoenix Pyeongchang, a major resort with 21 ski slopes and a ski base 500m wide. Phoenix Pyeongchang takes pride in its 21 ski slopes and integrated KEY Lift system and is a much sought-after destination for many skiers and snowboarders.

Phoenix Pyeongchang Condo (휘닉스 평창 콘도)

Phoenix Pyeongchang Condo (휘닉스 평창 콘도)

12487     2017-12-15

174, Taegi-ro, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-1588-2828

Located in Pyeongchang at 700m above sea level, Phoenix Pyeongchang Condo consists of three condominium buildings and four villas. It also features such subsidiary facilities as a swimming pool, a bowling alley, billiards, an aroma therapy center, a photo studio, a souvenir shop and more, all of which are connected by an underpass so that the guests may use them regardless of the weather. Meanwhile, the Condominium has become a famous tourist accommodation after appearing in the popular Korean drama, "Autumn in My Heart."

Football Faentasium (풋볼 팬타지움)

Football Faentasium (풋볼 팬타지움)

13     2017-12-14

240, World Cup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Football Faentasium is the first soccer-themed experience museum in Korea, founded by the Korea Football Association. The museum uses the lastest in IT for exciting displays, experiences, educational lessons, and more for a facility more like a theme park than a museum. The name comes from a mix of the words fan, fantasy, museum, and stadium.

Seoul City Wall Museum (한양도성박물관)

Seoul City Wall Museum (한양도성박물관)

12874     2017-12-13

283, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Built in 1396, Seoul City Wall has protected Seoul for 600 years. Even though some parts were demolished through modernization, it has kept its original form well to be designated as a valuable Cultural Asset. Located inside Dongdaemun City Wall Park, Seoul City Wall Museum exhibits historical artifacts relating to the transformation of the city, and has a permanent exhibition hall, special exhibition hall, information center and multi-purpose lecture room.

Gunsan Modern History Museum (군산근대역사박물관)

Gunsan Modern History Museum (군산근대역사박물관)

5592     2017-12-13

240, Haemang-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-454-7870

First opened on September 30, 2011, the Gunsan Modern History Museum covers the history of Gunsan's transformative role as an international trading port. The museum exhibits past images of Gunsan showing its rise and importance as a West Sea maritime distribution port.

Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink (서울광장 스케이트장)

Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink (서울광장 스케이트장)

74015     2017-12-15

110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-70-4035-3051~2

Seoul Plaza was established in 2004, and is located by Seoul City Hall. The plaza is shaped like an egg and the full moon. Seoul Plaza hosts a wide array of cultural events including concerts and exhibitions for residents and visitors. The plaza transforms into an outdoor skating rink every winter, a popular winter attraction in the city.

The facility houses one rink for beginners and one for advanced skaters, and also hosts various events during its operating hours. There are also convenient facilities like skate rental, outdoor rest area, and outdoor standing area for ice skaters and spectators.

Ice skaters at the rink must wear gloves, and the plaza also offers a training program to teach interested individuals how to have fun while skating safely. To learn how to skate, visit the website to register for a training session in advance.

Ttukseom Hangang Park Sledding Hill (한강공원 뚝섬 눈썰매장)

Ttukseom Hangang Park Sledding Hill (한강공원 뚝섬 눈썰매장)

37474     2017-12-14

139, Gangbyeonbuk-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
+82-2-453-3028

Ttukseom Hangang Park Sledding Hill is comprised of large and small slopes as well as a snow hill, rides, smelt-fishing and other hands-on program venues.

Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field (어린이회관 눈썰매장)

Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field (어린이회관 눈썰매장)

40361     2017-12-14

441, Gwangnaru-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
+82-2-444-6377~8

The Korean Children's Center, located in Neung-dong in the Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, has a many subsidiary facilities as well as its excellent snow sledding field. The center has something for the entire family, such as the outdoor game area, pond smelt fishing, the human body exhibition, traditional folk games, and of course, snow sledding.