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Baekje Cultural Festival (백제문화제)

Baekje Cultural Festival (백제문화제)

17937     2017-06-26

84, Jeongnim-ro, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do & 368, Geumbyeok-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-635-6980

Baekje Cultural Festival first started in 1955 to commemorate the three loyal subjects of the Baekje era, namely Seongchung, Heungsu, and Gyebaek through a Samchungje rite. The lonely souls drifting throughout Baekje’s land are also comforted through a separate ritual ceremony, known as the Suryukje rite.

Gwangju Design Biennale (광주 디자인비엔날레)

Gwangju Design Biennale (광주 디자인비엔날레)

3828     2017-06-26

111, Biennale-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-62-611-5176

Gwangju Design Biennale was the world’s first-ever design complex festival, started in 2005. It is held every other year from September to October throughout Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall and downtown Gwangju. It is hosted by Gwangju-si and managed by Gwangju Design Center to show the period scene and enlarge the aesthetic, practical and economical value of design under the control of design-reading directors. The festival aims to find new designs for the future and suggest ways to interpret futuristic designs. Visitors will be able to learn how the design changes the daily life through various exhibitions.

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival (전주비빔밥축제)

25416     2017-06-23

20, Hyeonmu 1-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-63-277-2515

Jeonju Bibimbap Festival is a food and culture festival mixed up with excitement. Visitors can try diverse foods in Korea Traditional Culture Center.

Oido Island (Oido Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)

Oido Island (Oido Ecological Culture Exploration Site) (오이도)

88335     2017-06-28

175, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-498-5671

The Ecological Culture Exploration Site on Oido Island (오이도) in Siheung is abundant in natural resources and historic relics dating back to the prehistoric era. The name of Oido refers to its shape resembling the ears of a crow. Shell mounds are scatted across the island, with the scale of the shell mounds being the largest along the west coast, making this island loved by many tourists. In addition, these shell mounds are the only relics that give any information about exchanges between Korea’s Neolithic populations. They show evidence of exchanges between the northern and southern populations that inhabited the peninsula and larger continent, and how the coastal environment along the west coast changed during the Neolithic Age.

Seoullo 7017 (서울로 7017)

Seoullo 7017 (서울로 7017)

31     2017-06-27

432, Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

In the 1970s, an elevated road was built to connect the eastern and western sides around Seoul Station. However, the road was closed to road traffic due to safety issues. After this, rather than tearing down the existing structure, the road was transformed into Seoullo 7017, a new pedestrian walking experience.

Seoullo 7017 gets its name from its years of new life, from being a traffic road in the 70s to a sky garden in 2017. The "17" also has a deeper meaning, with Seoullo 7017 being divided into 17 unique sections, and the road being located 17 meters above the ground.

There are a variety of facilities along Seoullo 7017, including an information center, cafes, gardens, and stages. Seoullo 7017 itself is open all day, every day for visitors to enjoy at their leisure. If you would like a guided tour, be sure to sign up for the guided walking tour through the official Visit Seoul website.

Asia Culture Center (국립아시아문화전당)

Asia Culture Center (국립아시아문화전당)

617     2017-06-26

38, Munhwajeondang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju

Asia Culture Complex is a multi-cultural facility themed around Asian culture, including creativity, exhibition, and performance. It consists of ACC Culture Exchange, ACC Theater, ACC Creation, ACC Archives & Research, ACC Children and other various cultural facilities that showcase the unique culture and experiences of Asian cultures.

Ulleung Yakso Sutbul Garden (울릉약소숯불가든)

Ulleung Yakso Sutbul Garden (울릉약소숯불가든)

9852     2017-06-28

556, Ulleungsunhwan-ro, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-791-0990, 4050

With a marine climate characterized by cool summers and warm winters, Ulleungdo Island has over 700 species of medicinal herbs. Cows at Ulleung Yakso Sutbul Garden graze on vegetables and herbs from Ulleungdo Island, giving their meat a herbal fragrance and rich taste that is also tender and soft. The restaurant offers bulgogi, roseu-gui, as well as various kinds of Ulleungdo Island’s traditional food, such as rice made with mussels.

Baengnyeon Samgyetang (백년토종삼계탕)

Baengnyeon Samgyetang (백년토종삼계탕)

11810     2017-06-28

41, Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-747-5535

Baengnyeon Samgyetang is a traditional restaurant that specializes in samgye-tang (ginseng chicken soup), and is located at the entrance to Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul’s Jongno-gu district. Its hanok-style architecture is equipped with seating for 100 on the first floor, 40 on the second floor, and garden seating for 60 people. Baengnyeon Samgyetang only serves naturally raised chicken, and uses about 40 ingredients in the samgye-tang, including ginseng, gingko, jujube, glutinous rice, fruit sauce, and others. Its soups are simmered for a long period to bring out more of the natural flavors and minimize the fat content, giving it a superb light and clean taste. Also, all ingredients used are grown or raised domestically.

Halmae Patbingsu Danpatjuk (할매팥빙수단팥죽)

Halmae Patbingsu Danpatjuk (할매팥빙수단팥죽)

1845     2017-06-23

24, Yongho-ro 90 beon-gil, Nam-gu, Busan
+82-51-623-9946

This restaurant features patbingsu (shaved ice with sweetened red beans and other toppings) and danpatjuk (sweet red bean porridge), and is located in Yongho-dong of Busan's Nam-gu district. The restaurant's patbingsu tradition has lasted over 30 years. Also, it is closely located to Busan's Igidae Park, and therefore easily accessible by bus through the Igidae Park bus stop.

Seoul Gyeongdong Market (서울 경동시장)

Seoul Gyeongdong Market (서울 경동시장)

39791     2017-06-23

147, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
+82-2-967-8721

As the nation began to recover from the aftermath of the Korean War, farmers from the northern Gyeonggi-do region and Ganwon-do gathered around the old Seongdong Station (renamed ‘Hansol Donguibogam’) to sell their produce and wares. The farmers’ impromptu gathering on the fallow farmland to make their transactions soon led to the birth of a new marketplace.
Seoul Gyeongdong Market, a.k.a. ‘Gyeongdong Market’, is located around Jegi-dong, Yongdu-dong and Jeonnong-dong at Dongdaemun-gu and consists of the Gyeongdong Oriental Medicine Market, the Gyeongdong New Market, the Gyeongdong Old Market, the Gyeongdong Building, Hansol Donguibogam, and more.
Currently, renovations are underway to reinvent the out-dated market environment into an updated shopping experience that still preserves the area’s innate charm. In 2004, Hansol Donguibogam was built and opened on the spot where the Midopa Department Store used to stand. Hanbang Cheonha, Donguibogam Tower-Tel and other areas are now undergoing renovations.

Lafesta (라페스타)

Lafesta (라페스타)

39     2017-06-22

32-34, Mugunghwa-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-920-9600

Lafesta Mall opened with the aim of putting Ilsan on the map as a shopping destination. In addition, it serves as an all-inclusive spot to enjoy cultural events and delicious foods. The mall is divided into six separate buildings over a 300m-long avenue, with each block having its own bright and vibrant design. The mall has everything from beauty shops to a food court to an eight-theater cinema!

Goodmorning City (굿모닝시티)

Goodmorning City (굿모닝시티)

41482     2017-06-21

247, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2118-8700


Opened in November 2008, Goodmorning City is one of the largest shopping malls in Korea. It is located near the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station and is directly linked to other shopping malls in Dongdaemun.

The mall is comprised of 23 floors and over 700 stores, offering visitors virtually every kind of product—from fashion accessories to electronics. On the eighth floor, visitors can find a spacious food court and restaurants; on the 9th floor, Megabox Movie (a state-of-the-art movie theater with 1,680 seats). With a variety of stores and amenities, Goodmorning City is truly a comprehensive shopping mall that provides visitors with an amazing shopping and entertainment experience.

Ritz Plaza Hotel (리츠프라자호텔)

Ritz Plaza Hotel (리츠프라자호텔)

51     2017-06-23

30, Hanbatan-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-468-4681

Ritz Plaza Hotel is a tourist hotel perfect for leisure, wellbeing, and resting. It is a representative of Gunsan along with Seonyudo Island. The stunning Eunpa Lake can be seen from the premium rooms. The hotel is equipped with various facilities like a Korean restaurant, Western-cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, buffets, wedding hall, banquet hall, and cafe bar.

KAL Hotel Seogwipo (서귀포 KAL 호텔)

KAL Hotel Seogwipo (서귀포 KAL 호텔)

12073     2017-06-23

242, Chilsimni-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-733-2001

KAL Hotel Seogwipo has 225 guestrooms and suites with 200 car parking spaces. Some of the rooms offer a beautiful ocean view, while the others a spectacular mountain view. In addition, the hotel is equipped with four functional rooms of varying sizes suitable for diverse occasions, Korean, Japanese and Western cuisine resturants, lobby lounge, observation lounge, barbeque site & garden, fitness center, tennis courts and jogging track. Moreover, the hotel offers discounts on several different tourist programs such as daily island tour, horseback riding and skin/scuba diving, and submarine cruises.

COEX InterContinental Seoul (인터컨티넨탈 서울코엑스)

COEX InterContinental Seoul (인터컨티넨탈 서울코엑스)

26022     2017-06-19

524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3452-2500

Intercontinental Seoul COEX, located in the center of Gangnam where Korean trends begin, is a modern and stylish business hotel. Views of the beautiful Hangang River and Bongeunsa Temple can be seen from the hotel. Also, COEX Mall, casino, and duty free shops are connected to the hotel, allowing guests to enjoy shopping, culture and relaxation in this one-stop entertainment destination. Sky Lounge, having a great view of Seoul, Asian Live, serving Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Arabic cuisine, Lobby Lounge with trendy interior, Brasserie, buffet restaurant with variety food selections are available at the hotel. The renovated banquet hall gives a refined atmosphere with LED lighting to have varied concepts and moods perfect for multiple purposes such as convention, contemporary wedding, special family gathering, and other events. Also, simultaneous interpretation device is available with support in eight languages and video conference facilities are installed for more convenient events.

Jeju Stone Park (제주돌문화공원)

Jeju Stone Park (제주돌문화공원)

14545     2017-06-23

2023 Namjo-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-710-7731~3

Located in Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju Stone Park was inspired by Jeju's history of myth, stone and spirit. The main theme consists of the legend about Seolmundae Halmang (Grandmother Seolmundae) who created Jeju Island and the stones of Obaek Janggun (the Five Hundreds Generals). The park provides a historical and cultural space where collected stones express Jeju's foundation and culture.

Take a bus bound for Namjo-ro from Jeju International Airport or Seogwipo-si to reach the park (about 40 min). Other nearby attractions include the Jeju April 3rd Peace Park, Jeju Mini Land, and Jeju Jeolmul Recreational Forest.

Suwon Gwanggyo Museum (수원광교박물관)

Suwon Gwanggyo Museum (수원광교박물관)

23     2017-06-23

182, Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
031-228-4175

Suwon Gwanggyo Museum features a variety of relics that were discovered during the construction of Gywanggyo New Town Project. The exhibitions focus on the history and culture of Gwanggyo based on artifacts along with materials related to Korea’s modern history, Dokdo Island, and Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Suwon Gwanggyo Museum is located in Gywanggyo History Park near the burial site of Sim On and Hyeryeong-gun, providing a great opportunity for visitors to learn about Korea’s history as well as enjoy a relaxing stroll around the park.

National Women's History Exhibition Hall (국립여성사전시관)

National Women's History Exhibition Hall (국립여성사전시관)

4952     2017-06-21

50, Hwajung-ro 104beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

The Women’s History Exhibition Hall originally opened on December 9, 2002 in the Daebang-dong neighborhood of Seoul, but was moved to its current location in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do on September 1, 2014. The hall uses both traditional display techniques as well as creative media art to showcase the history and culture of women in Korea. The Exhibition Hall aims to give women their rightful place in Korean history, in addition to enhancing women’s sense of pride and expand gender equality through its various activities, including public education programs and special exhibitions.

Jeonju Hanok Rail Bike (전주한옥레일바이크)

Jeonju Hanok Rail Bike (전주한옥레일바이크)

1420     2017-06-26

420, Dongbu-daero, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-273-7788

Jeonju Hanok Rail Bike runs along an abandoned section of railroad on the Ajung Line near Jeonju Hanok Village, one of Korea’s largest landmarks, attracting 10 million visitors a year. The course runs approximately 3.4km from Silli to Waemangsil at a speed of about 15 to 20 km per hour.

Jeonju Hanok Rail Bike is the first rail to run through the city along the entire route. Fun programs are prepared for individuals, groups of family or company, field trips, experiential study and other varied events. The rail bikes are available to enjoy all year round and the rail park houses varied subsidiary facilities including a photo zone, and Ajung Dabang (cafe) whose main menu is Ajung latte and strawberry slush. Jeonju's new type of fun activity and sole Hanok rail bike in Jeollabuk-do welcome all kinds of visitors to give a memorable time.

Yeosu Ocean Railbike (여수해양레일바이크)

Yeosu Ocean Railbike (여수해양레일바이크)

6008     2017-06-22

187, Mangyang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-652-7882

Yeosu Ocean Railbike is comprised of a 3.5 kilometer-long open track that follows the rocky coast of Yeosu. Passing through the open air as well as a tunnel section, it is a unique and exciting experience anyone can enjoy at a leisurely pace. The track and rail bikes undergo regular safety inspections, meaning it's a completely safe way to enjoy Yeosu's beautiful coast.

Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)

Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)

9697     2017-06-22

745, Nochusan-ro, Yeoryang-myeon, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-563-8787


The rail bike in Jeongseon is a new type of leisure sport that combines biking along a railway and scenic views. Rail bikes are commonly found in the mountainous regions of Europe. The sport makes use of an abandoned railway track that runs from Jeongseon's Auraji to Gujeol-ri. The total track is 7.2 kilometers long and is a continuous descent that is easy to ride along clean valley waters and crimson red foliage.
There are 2-person (110 kilograms) and 4-person rail bikes (138 kilograms). Despite its large size, a rail bike runs quite smoothly so it is sufficient for one person to pedal a 4-person rail bike at speeds of 10 to 30 kilometers per hour.
At the boarding area in Gujeol-ri Station, there is a café named ‘A Grasshopper’s Dream.’ Housed in a train, the café is the shape of a grasshopper. The rail bike starts in Gujeol-ri station and ends in Auraji Station. Ride at a slow speed of 15kph to enjoy the surrounding scenery. On the way back, you will return to Gujeol-ri on a free train for a comfortable ride with a view.
 
Inquiries: +82-33-563-6050 (Korean) / +82-2-1330 (English, Japanese, Chinese)