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Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제)

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제)

244016     2019-03-18

Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-2670-3114

The Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held on Yeouiseo-ro Road (Yunjung-no) in mid-April when the azaleas, forsythia, royal azaleas, and other spring flowers are in full bloom. The celebration is famous for its 1,886 Korean Cherry trees.

Vehicles have limited access to the road around the National Assembly Building during the festival period so that visitors can enjoy the blossoms and festivities freely. At night, the cherry blossoms are lit up with various colored lights and a wide range of street performances and art exhibitions take place.

Gyeongju Free Market Bonghwang Jangte (경주 프리마켓 봉황장터)

Gyeongju Free Market Bonghwang Jangte (경주 프리마켓 봉황장터)

9875     2019-03-18

33-1, Bonghwang-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-779-6232

The Gyeongju Free Market Bonghwang Jangte offers many shops and entertaining events for night-time visitors to the Bonghwangdae area. Tourists can purchase special souvenirs or even make their own at some of the hands-on tents. There are also food trucks for snacks and busking performances to liven up the evening. The market takes place on weekends from March through December, although the hours are subject to change each month. We advise you to check the schedule on the official website before visiting.

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival (경주 벚꽃축제 2019)

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival (경주 벚꽃축제 2019)

196     2019-03-12

140-25, Cheomseong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-54-748-7721

Historical Gyeongju will hold the 2019 Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Festival from April 3 - 7 around Cheomseongdae Observatory and Donbu Historic Site Area. 
Visitors to Gyeongju will be able to enjoy a festival that combines cherry blossoms with art and culture. 

Solomon Law Park (솔로몬 로파크)

Solomon Law Park (솔로몬 로파크)

14604     2019-03-18

219-39, Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
+82-42-323-8800

Solomon Law Park is a theme park for justice education inspired by King Solomon, who realized ultimate justice in society through fair trial and judgment. The theme park offers a valued opportunity to develop oneself as a rightful citizen of a reliable democracy by experiencing the liberty, wisdom and justice of society governed by law. Created and maintained by the Korean Department of Justice, Solomon Law Park is a venue that provides an easy and fun learning experience regarding the laws and legal system of the nation for youth and adult citizens.

The Legal Center offers a chance to become more familiar with the legal system of Korea and overall global legal history with a wide variety of hands-on programs such as a legislation class, scientific investigation class, mock courtroom & trial, and simulated prisons. For preschoolers, there is the Children's Law Village where they learn and experience laws in simpler terms. Also, diverse law experience and training facilities in the theme park offer a wide variety of justice educational programs.

Abai Village Ferry (아바이마을 갯배)

Abai Village Ferry (아바이마을 갯배)

43698     2019-03-18

39, Jungangbudu-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-633-3171

Abai Ferry is a special way to get across Sokcho Harbor, separating downtown Sokcho from Abai Village. The distance is quite small, only reaching about 50m across, but riding one of the two ferries is much quicker than going around by land. The ferry must be pulled across by rope by all passengers, excluding the elderly. This unique experience can only be found in Sokcho.

House N Garden (원예예술촌)

House N Garden (원예예술촌)

5014     2019-03-15

39, Yesul-gil, Samdong-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-867-4702

House N Garden was created by people who love gardens including Park Won-suk, the TV actress. The garden is comprised of themed private gardens such as the perfume, palm tree, topiary, vegetable, windmill, spa, flower roof gardens and other facilities including a path, a pond, observation deck, a pavilion, a fountain, flower road, flower fences, and a green house. In addition, the garden offers the facilities like a cutting-edge video room, performance room, exhibition room, a café, and a guest house for visitors.

Nandana (난다나)

Nandana (난다나)

55     2019-02-20

374-8, Odaesan-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-339-6648

Nandana is a bakery cafe operated by Woljeongsa Temple. The breads are made with organic flour and use no butter, milk, or eggs. The bakery makes a limited amount of bread each day to ensure none goes to waste.

Nogwon (녹원)

Nogwon (녹원)

6465     2019-02-12

140, Yuryang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
82-41-555-3531

This traditional Korean restaurant has a history of 20 years and includes facilities suitable for special occasions like 1st and 60th birthday parties. It has a large parking lot and rooms of different sizes where you can dine comfortably in private.

Songchu Gamagoll (Singwan) (송추가마골-신관)

Songchu Gamagoll (Singwan) (송추가마골-신관)

7652     2019-02-12

525, Hoguk-ro, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
82-31-826-3000

This restaurant originally specialized in traditional Korean course meals when it opened in 1993 but after changing its main menu in July 1994, it’s been specializing in Idong galbi and wang galbi (king galbi). Gamagol Galbi is famous for savory and tender galbi with thick ribs.

Yeoju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 여주 프리미엄 아울렛)

Yeoju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 여주 프리미엄 아울렛)

28470     2019-03-18

360, Myeongpum-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1644-4001

Yeoju Premium Outlets is Korea’s first premium designer outlet operated by Shinsegae Simon, a joint venture between the Korean conglomerate Shinsegae and Simon Property Group, No.1 company in the US outlet market industry. The exotic shopping atmosphere is separated into two buildings, A and B, and shoppers can also enjoy the beautiful outdoor landscape while shopping. Take advantage of the year-round discounts of 25–65% on over 140 popular luxury brands including Burberry, Bally, Bottega Veneta, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Fendi, Ferragamo and Gucci. In particular, lifestyle and beauty brands such as Le Creuset and Royal Copenhagen are also available at the outlet, with the addition of international beauty brands such as Clinique, MAC and Estée Lauder, sold here at prices lower than at duty-free shops. Moreover, four restaurants are available inside the mall to satisfy your appetite, including a 500-seat food court, a Japanese restaurant, and a family restaurant.

Siheung Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 시흥 프리미엄 아울렛)

Siheung Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 시흥 프리미엄 아울렛)

3255     2019-03-18

699, Seohaean-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1644-4001

Siheung Premium Outlets can be characterized as a "multi-shopping resort," providing shopping experience where visitors can break away from the busy city life. The store's exquisite exterior is designed to resemble Cadaqués, a town located by the northeastern sea in Spain. The mall offers several convenient facilities, including entertainment and experience programs that visitors can enjoy while shopping.

Siheung Premium Outlets is reachable by five major expressways, making the mall extremely accessible, and is filled with a total of 220 brand stores selling a variety of goods from world famous designer brands such as Armani, Coach, Michael Kors, and Hugo Boss to popular sportswear brands like Nike, Adidas, New Balance and Under Armour, which spans over an area of 1,150㎡, making it the largest Under Armour store in Korea. Imported and domestic fashion apparels and home products are also available at the mall, serving as a one-stop shopping center.

The mall also consists of the eco-friendly Central Garden; Pet Park, where visitors can walk their pets; Sky Garden, where families and friends can enjoy a picnic; a futsal field open to visitors of all ages; and Taste Village that offers cuisines from all over the world.

Paju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

Paju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

158435     2019-03-18

200, Pilseung-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1644-4001

Paju Premium Outlets was the second luxury premium outlet introduced in Korea. The outlet was established by Korean conglomerate Shinsegae, in partnership with Simon Property Group, a forerunner in the US outlet market.

The three-story building has 165 shops and is known as having the largest number of individual brand stores in Korea (20 in total). Discounts at the outlets range from 25% to 65% and include everything from clothing to jewelry and housewares, such as Le Creuset and Royal Albert. Some brands are even offered at a lower price than quoted in the duty free shops. The outlet center also provides shoppers with various conveniences such as restaurants (21 in all) and numerous places to sit and take a rest.

Jisan Historic House  (지산고택)

Jisan Historic House (지산고택)

323     2019-03-07

35-14, Hahoe-ri, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-853-9288, +82-10-2111-9289

Located in Andong Hahoe Village, Jisan Historic House was designated as Folklore Material No. 140 of Gyeongsangbuk-do in 2010 in recognition of its value as a cultural heritage with more than 150 years of history. The hanok, which is situated in a large grassy yard and exudes an aura of antiquity, is visited by many people who come to enjoy its tranquility and its various experience programs. The house was presented by King Heonjong of Joseon in 1841 to Jisan Ryu Jiyeong (1828-1896), who served as a Useungji (accounting official) of the Seungjeongwon (Royal Secretariat), as Daesagan (chief censor) of the Saganwon (Office of Censors), and as Andongbusa (Local Administrator of Andong). Jisan, who was known for his integrity, diligence, and heaven-ordained being, named the house "Jonyangdang". In 2009, the house, in its capacity as a local museum, entrusted 2,950 artifacts collected by many generations of the family to the Korean Studies Advancement Center. Upon entering the house, the visitor will see a yard surrounded by a low fence. The flower beds contain many garden balsams, peonies, and common cosmoses among other flowers, and there is a special place on one side called a jangdokdae where many crocks are placed. And when you go over to the sarangbang right over the yard, you can see the figure of "ㅁ" made by "ㄷ"-shaped main wing (Momchae) and "ㅡ"-shaped minor wing (Araetchae). Usually, the sarangbang is situated opposite the anbang, but Jisan attached the rooms to practice his conviction of not enlarging the house. However, as men and women were strictly segregated, Jisan built the anbang as an internal structure that could not be seen from the sarangbang. He also built a relatively small gate and shrine. The house has four guestrooms – the anbang, sangbang, and sarangbang, which are clustered together but remain independent spaces, and the chogabang, which is the smallest of the four and is separate from the other rooms. Each room has a daecheongmaru (wooden floor) that is spacious enough to enjoy a drink of tea with one’s family, and a toenmaru (narrow wooden veranda running along the outside of the building) with an open view of the outside. As the stone wall and gates are low, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain and the tiled-roof houses of the village.

KAL Hotel Seogwipo (서귀포 KAL 호텔)

KAL Hotel Seogwipo (서귀포 KAL 호텔)

13083     2019-02-22

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.

Eulwang Tourist Hotel (을왕관광호텔)

Eulwang Tourist Hotel (을왕관광호텔)

11155     2019-02-22

12, Yongyuseo-ro 304beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
+82-32-751-2233

A hanok-style hotel in Incheon, Eulwang Tourist Hotel provides elegant, yet cozy accommodations. Guestrooms offer splendid views of the nearby emerald water and white sandy beach. The view of the sun setting out over the sea as seen from the guestrooms is particularly beautiful.

King Sejong Story (세종이야기)

King Sejong Story (세종이야기)

57062     2019-03-18

175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-399-1114

King Sejong, the 4th king of the Joseon Dynasty (1397-1450, reigning from 1418-1450) was responsible for some of the most brilliant achievements in the history of Korea, including the creation of Hangeul (Korean alphabet) and great advancements in the areas of science, culture, art and politics. The passage behind the Statue of King Sejong in Gwanghwamun Square is home to The Story of King Sejong Exhibition Hall, which describes some of the king’s most astounding contributions to the development of Korea as a nation.

The Story of King Sejong Exhibition Hall comprises of 9 different sections with a total area of 3,200㎡. Throughout the museum are a variety of displays detailing Sejong’s invention of Hangeul, and his scientific, artistic, military, and political contributions (including the theory of Minbon, which recognized the people as the base of politics).


*General Information
For the convenience and entertainment of visitors, the museum also has a special exhibition room, the King Sejong Multimedia Room, books, a souvenir shop, and a lounge.

The Exhibition Hall’s relatively new ‘Cia-Cia Hangeul Story Hall’ (opened in Feb. 12, 2010) gives visitors an even better chance to see the far-reaching effects of Sejong’s efforts. The Cia-Cia tribe in Indonesia, in lieu of having its own writing system, adopted Hangeul as their official written language.

The Story of King Sejong Exhibition Hall is linked to the KT building on the left and the Sejong Center for Performing Arts on the right through an easily-accessible underground passageway.

The museum is open every day (except Mondays) from 10:30am to 10:30pm.
 

Ungno Lee Museum of Art (이응노 미술관)

Ungno Lee Museum of Art (이응노 미술관)

11855     2019-03-18

157, Dunsan-daero, Seo-gu, Daejeon
+82-42-611-9800


Ungno Lee Museum of Art is the neat little white building surrounded by pine trees, located next to the Daejeon Museum of Art. The museum was designed by French architect Laurent Beaudouin, to commemorate the life and work of the artist Goam Ungno Lee (1904-1989), who devoted his whole life to the modernization and globalization of Korean tradition through architecture. The 4 halls in the museum give the feeling of all flowing together into one continual, unified space. The building pays homage to Lee’s life and works, dating from his early ventures to his final days.
Just as Goam’s work epitomized the harmony between East and West, it is very interesting to note that the architecture of the museum reflects the combined efforts of Ungno Lee, the Korean artist, and Laurent Beaudouin, the French architect. In March 2010, ‘Sudeoksa Temple Museum of Art,’ the first Buddhism Museum of Art opened in Sudeoksa Temple in Yesan, also showcasing the life and work of Goam.
 

Seoul Namsan Gugakdang (Traditional Theater) (서울 남산국악당)

Seoul Namsan Gugakdang (Traditional Theater) (서울 남산국악당)

21865     2019-03-18

28, Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

Seoul Namsan Gukakdang (Traditional Theater) was established by Seoul Metropolitan Government as one of representative traditional art-centered performance halls in 2007. It is comprised of one ground-above floor and two basement levels. The performance hall is located on the basement floor with 300 seats, equipped with great facilities like every seat offers realistic pansori sound and gayageum music. To watch the performance held in Namsan Gukgakdang, guests can make a reservation through the homepage for convenience.

Gangneung Bau-gil Road [Course 5] ([강릉 바우길 5구간] 바다 호숫길)

Gangneung Bau-gil Road [Course 5] ([강릉 바우길 5구간] 바다 호숫길)

4392     2019-01-18

Sacheonjin-ri, Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-645-0990, +82-33-646-0222

Gangneung Bau-gil Road is a 150-km walking trail comprised of 10 courses including mountain ranges and coastal sections, including Baekdudaegan, Gyeongpo, and Jeongdongjin. “Bau” means “rock” in the Gangwon-do dialect. When the people of Gangwon-do refer to Gangwon-do in a friendly way, they call it “Gamjabau.” Like the name, Gangneung Bau-gil features human-friendly trekking courses through beautiful nature. By traveling on foot, people can enjoy the tranquil scene and the scent of pine trees from the forest that makes up almost 70% of the routes.

[Gangneung Bau-gil Course 5]
This 16 km-long route along the coast includes tourist attractions such as Sacheonjin-ri Haebyeon (Beach) Park, Gyeongpo Beach, Gyeongpo Lake, Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon Memorial Park, and Namhangjin Beach. Collect shells near the beach, enjoy the view from the deck, and take a leisurely stroll on Korea's longest, most lush pine grove path. The lakeside road in Gyeongpo and the Chodang Solbat-gil (pine grove road) at Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon Memorial Park make this a beloved trekking attraction.

Phoenix Snow Park (휘닉스 스노우파크)

Phoenix Snow Park (휘닉스 스노우파크)

169507     2019-01-11

174, Taegi-ro, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

With a 5-star hotel, condominium buildings, ski slopes, and a top-class golf course, the mountain resort complex of Phoenix Park provides various recreational and amusement facilities for a great vacation. The resort is located approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Seoul in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do. Pyeongchang is a major winter sports region in Korea and is the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The resort has a total of seventeen slopes, four of which are approved by the FIS (International Ski Federation), and has superb snow quality. Phoenix Snow Park is an environmentally friendly resort, created with the minimum possible disruption to surrounding nature. For more information on the Phoenix Snow Park and subsidiary facilities, please visit the official website or call the ski resort helpine.

Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail (계족산 황톳길)

Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail (계족산 황톳길)

25258     2019-01-09

Sandi-ro, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon
+82-42-608-5133

Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail is the nation's first eco-healing barefoot walking trail, filled with the fresh aroma of pine needles. Visitors can also enjoy a view of downtown Daejeon from Gyejoksanseong Fortress, which was built during the time of the Three Kingdoms. Walking or even running along this 14-kilometer long trail at an altitude between 200 and 300 meters above sea level is a great way to get a healthy body and spirit.