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Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo (경남고성공룡세계엑스포)

Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo (경남고성공룡세계엑스포)

17065     2021-06-22

1116, Danghangman-ro, Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-55-670-3816

Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo takes place in the area of Danghangpo Tourist Resort, where visitors can meet dinosaurs in many different ways. The festival operates various exhibitions and hands-on program facilities including Dinosaur Hill, Character Hall, Dinosaurs Footprint Fossil Hall, AR/VR Hall and more. Many events, activities and parades are also planned for additional fun.

Seoul Fringe Festival (서울프린지페스티벌)

Seoul Fringe Festival (서울프린지페스티벌)

21333     2021-06-22

87, Jeungsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-325-8250

Seoul Fringe Festival has been held every summer annually since 1998. The festival is open to artists of all genres, from dnace to music and media art. Due to the open style and non-competative element of the festival, artists and festival-goes alike are free to express themselves however they choose.

Pyeongchang Trout Festival (평창송어축제)

Pyeongchang Trout Festival (평창송어축제)

126818     2021-06-22

3562, Gyeonggang-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-336-4000

The Pyeongchang Trout Festival takes place during winter in Pyeongchang, 700 meters above sea level. Visitors to the festival can enjoy a variety of programs including ice and lure fishing for trout, snow programs, ice programs, folk programs, and more. Any trout caught from ice fishing and lure fishing can be prepared right away in different dishes at a nearby restaurant.

Jangyu Daecheonggyegok Valley (장유대청계곡)

Jangyu Daecheonggyegok Valley (장유대청계곡)

41407     2021-06-22

Wolsan-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-330-4923

The 6-kilometer-long Jangyu Daecheonggyegok Valley is located at the foot of Bulmosan Mountain, where the water flowing into the valley divides into two principal streams. Lush trees and clean water make up the area’s beautiful natural landscape. A 30-minute hike along the valley will take hikers to Jangyuam Hermitage where they will find the stupa of Jangyuhwasang, who is said to have spread Buddhism for the first time in Korea.

Visitors flock to Jangyu Daecheonggyegok Valley not only to enjoy the scenery, but also to taste the delicious duck, chicken, and baeksuk (chicken soup with rice) dishes sold around the area. In 1984, the valley was integrated into Jangyupokpo Recreational Park where bridges were built and water supply facilities were placed at two locations. Sangjeolgyo Bridge at the entrance to the valley is 30 meters, while Bonpogyo Bridge is 4 meters. A 1,720 meter-long forest trail was also created. The rugged mountain terrain offers a challenging, yet highly interesting climb up the mountain.

Jangboksan Sculpture Park (장복산조각공원)

Jangboksan Sculpture Park (장복산조각공원)

27866     2021-06-22

56-42, Jangboksan-gil, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-225-7024

Jangboksan Sculpture Park stands as the unofficial gateway to Jinhae at the end of Jangbok-ro Road between Masan and Jinhae. Built in 1979 in the wake of a mountain landslide, the park offers a panoramic view of Jinhae and its quiet waters. In spring, more than ten thousand cherry trees interspersed throughout the pines come to full bloom, permeating the air with their sweet fragrance.

Nearby attractions include Daegwangsa and Jinheungsa Temples, the Citizens’ Hall, the Gyeongnam Literary Hall, and Jinhae Park Land, located halfway up Jangboksan Mountain. To visit these attractions and explore the beauty of the forest, simply follow the walking trail from Jinhae Girls’ High School to the park (1.5 kilometers) and continue walking along the path from the Jangboksan Rest Area to Gumajin Tunnel (1 kilometer).

Seoul Forest (서울숲)

Seoul Forest (서울숲)

236500     2021-06-22

273, Ttukseom-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
+82-2-460-2905

Opened on June 18, 2005, Seoul Forest had previously undergone a series of changes on Ttukseom Island. In the past, the forest had been a royal hunting ground for kings and served as a military inspection facility. However, in more recent decades, the area has served a wide variety of functions. Ttukseom initially served as a water treatment facility, and later as a golf course, horse racing track, and eventually a sports park.

Consisting of five parks spread over approximately 595,000 ㎡ of land, Seoul Forest is an eco-friendly zone appreciated not only by the people of the city but also those visiting Seoul. Seoul Forest is rapidly developing into the premium city-park of Korea like Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York.

* Culture & Art Park
Situated in the heart of Seoul Forest, Culture & Art Park features Seoul Forest Plaza, decorative flower beds, Visitor Center, a skate park, outdoor stage, waterside lounge (restaurant), in-forest open space, in-forest play ground and water play area.

* Eco Forest
The Eco Forest, once an area covered by the Hangang River, has been transformed into an eco-forest connecting the Hangang River and Jungnangcheon Stream. This natural habitat for wildlife is home to fallow deer, formosan deer, elk, chipmunks, mandarin ducks, mallards, spot-billed ducks and moorhens. There is also an observatory to help visitors get a better view of the local wildlife.

* Experiential Learning Park
Occupying the structure of the former Ttukseom Water Treatment Facility, this refurbished educational area was established to house an insect botanical garden, wild flower garden, themed flower garden, event ground and surrounding protective forest.

* Marsh Plants Garden
Making use of the local reservoir’s natural environment, the Wetlands Ecological Field contains a wetlands ecological management office, ecological playground, outdoor nature classroom, bird observatory, wetlands flower garden and botanical garden fed with local, clear waters.

* Hangang Riverside Park
Located southwest of Seoul Forest, this riverside area at the junction of the Hangang River and Jungnangcheon Stream features a waterfront park, marina and rest area.

Hyanglim (향림)

Hyanglim (향림)

5412     2021-06-03

127, Hangeulbiseok-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul
+82-2-976-8800

Hyanglim serves traditional Chinese food using only the freshest seafood, vegetables, and high-grade meat. The cooking of its cuisine is done with true sincerity in order to please the customer's taste buds. The chef also uses all-natural MSG flavoring and small amounts of vegetable oil, making the food less greasy, catering to the tastes of Koreans and foreigners alike. Specialties that guests frequently order are the galbi in spicy sauce, seasoned prawns with vegetables, shark's fin, and crab dishes.

Soksiwonhan Daegutang (속시원한 대구탕)

Soksiwonhan Daegutang (속시원한 대구탕)

3733     2021-06-02

229, Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-51-747-1666

Located in Dalmajigogae, Soksiwonhan Daegutang specializes in one dish, daegu-tang (codfish soup).

Bada Sikdang (바다식당)

Bada Sikdang (바다식당)

500     2021-05-25

18, Itaewon-ro, 49-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82-2-795-1317

This is a restaurant that sells thick beef bone broth-based Budaejjigae (spicy sausage stew). This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. The most famous menu is sausage stew.

Shinsegae Duty Free - Busan Branch (신세계면세점 (부산점))

Shinsegae Duty Free - Busan Branch (신세계면세점 (부산점))

52777     2021-06-21

15, Centum 4-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-1661-8778

Shinsegae Duty Free – Busan Branch offers a unique shopping ambience not like general duty free shops as it has a runway-concept of duty free shop.

Gwangju Daein Market & Daein Art Market (광주 대인시장 (대인예술시장))

Gwangju Daein Market & Daein Art Market (광주 대인시장 (대인예술시장))

7725     2021-06-21

9-10, Jebong-ro 184beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju
+82-62-233-1420

Daein Market in Gwangju is a wonderful example of the changes traditional markets have gone through to remain relevant in the modern world. Originally the community center for all living needs, including produce and household goods, the market lost much interest in the mid-1990s with the influx of large marts. From that point on, many shops began to close down as there was no business.

However, the market saw a revival in 2008 during the Gwangju Biennale. Many of the available shop spaces were rented out to host small art exhibitions, creating a unique art market. Thanks to this effort, Daein Market was designated as a Cultural Attraction in 2013. The market continues to have a strong connection with the art that saved it, and the vendors and artists live and work together in harmony. The market also draws in a lot of interest from the community through their weekly night market, taking place every Saturday.

Comme des Garçons (꼼데가르송)

Comme des Garçons (꼼데가르송)

44292     2021-06-18

261, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82-2-749-1153

Located in Hannam-dong, Seoul, the local flagship store of Japanese avant-garde brand Comme des Garçons is not simply a fashion brand outlet but rather a cultural complex introducing Comme des Garçons’s brand philosophy and values. Comme des Garçons, meaning “like a boy” in French, believes “women should be able to dress like a boy forever.” The flagship store introduces the total lifestyle of Comme des Garçons from fashion to perfume and art to food. The six-story building has a unique tunnel-like structure consisting of five fashion areas and over a dozen product lines on display. In addition to the store, art space “Gallery Six” and the French-inspired "Rose Bakery" keep visitors entertained.

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul (반얀트리 클럽 앤 스파 서울)

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul (반얀트리 클럽 앤 스파 서울)

32908     2021-06-22

60, Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2250-8000

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul is a membership club & hotel operated by Banyan Tree Hotel & Resort, Singapore’s top resort brand. The new urban resort is a place where visitors can enjoy quality spa services while taking in a panoramic view.

Located on Namsan Mountain in the center of Seoul, Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul consists of three buildings: the Club, the Hotel and the Festa. Facilities include an outdoor sports center and other luxurious amenities like an outdoor pool, 23 cabanas, a sauna, fitness center, driving range, tennis court, outdoor playing field, spa, and kids’ club. The hotel houses 34 suites with private relaxation pools, and 16 members-only club rooms. The two Presidential Suites located on the top floor offer a fantastic night view of Seoul and Namsan Mountain.

Sono Moon Danyang (소노문 단양(구 대명리조트 단양))

Sono Moon Danyang (소노문 단양(구 대명리조트 단양))

20576     2021-06-21

187-17, Sambong-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-1588-4888

Sono Moon Danyang is located in the central region of Korea where various famous landmarks like Eight Scenic Spots of Danyang, Chungjuho Lake, Sobaeksan Moutain, Gosudonggul Cave, and Guinsa Temple are situated. The resort is thought to be a base camp for resting, leisure and sports. The resort also features a 8-meter-high grand aquarium, housing 22,000 freshwater fish from 187 different species in Danuri Aquarium, is the largest freshwater fish ecological hall in Korea. Aqua World is a special facility of Danyang Resort available all year round for health and resting. Natural carbonated water from 750 meters underground is used for varied baths. The bade pool is largest of its kind in Korea and gives a fun experience of a health pool with carbonated water.

Koreana Hotel (코리아나 호텔)

Koreana Hotel (코리아나 호텔)

33553     2021-06-21

135, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2171-7000

Koreana Hotel has been one of the top notch traveler's picks for more than 30 years, having the business motto 'comfort for our customers.'

The hotel is located at the Gwanghwamun fourway intersection, at the heart of Seoul, and provides 345 guest rooms. Amongst its dining facilities, the hotel boasts a Korean restaurant, Chinese restaurant, Japanese restaurant, and a Western restaurant, as well as a bar, coffee shops, and bakery. Eight banquet halls and a sauna are also available.

The hotel has operated as the main press center restaurant for the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and subsequently operated as the Olympic Village Restaurant for the Special Olympics. As a result of their successful operations, the hotel received lavish praise from the organizers, as well as from the players and staff for the high quality food and spectacular service.

The National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관)

The National Library of Korea (국립중앙도서관)

30335     2021-06-21

201, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-2-590-0500

The National Library of Korea collects and preserves many important documents and books, promoting a culture of appreciation for these cultural heritages. The library was founded on May 28, 1988 in the area of Seocho Park, later expanding to include an annex. The scenery of the park is beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxing, perfectly suited to the pursuit of knowledge. For further understanding, the library also offers guided tours for those interested in library science. Many materials have also been scanned and are accessible online through the digital library.

Horim Art Center (Horim Museum Sinsa) (호림아트센터(호림박물관 신사분관))

Horim Art Center (Horim Museum Sinsa) (호림아트센터(호림박물관 신사분관))

22000     2021-06-21

317, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82-2-541-3523

Horim Art Center in Sinsa-dong is a branch of Horim Museum, opened in Sillim-dong by the Sungbo Cultural Foundation in June of 2009 with the aim of bringing art closer to people. This museum has exhibition halls on the second through fourth floors, a museum shop, and lounge. The building, themed to look like comb-patterned ceramics, is a piece of artwork in itself. The museum aims to show the beauty of Korea's cultural art pieces.

Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)

Hwajinpo History & Security Museum (화진포역사안보전시관)

5473     2021-06-21

300-1, Hwajinpo-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-680-3677

Next to Hwajinpo Lake and a dense forest of pine trees lays Hwajinpo History and Security Museum. Its premier location near amazing ecological sites makes the museum a popular destination to pay a visit. Originally built as a summer house for former president Syngman Rhee in 1954 and used as a private villa until the early 1960s, the buildingw as left neglected after his regime was overthrown.

In July of 1997, the Korean Army remodeled the house, turning the place into a historical museum for goods used during warfare and other historical remains of former presidents. Adding auxiliary buildings and completing another major restructuring projects in February 2007, it became open to the public displaying artifacts exhibiting Korea's significant past and serving as a hub for security education.

Nanji Hangang Park MTB Course Site (난지한강공원 MTB코스장)

Nanji Hangang Park MTB Course Site (난지한강공원 MTB코스장)

5647     2021-06-16

162, Hangangnanji-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3780-0611

Situated in Nanji Hangang Park, the MTB Course Site is perfect for MTB lovers as well as beginners who wish to enter the world of extreme biking with safety. Spanning over 4 meters in x_width and 450 meters in length, the MTB Course Site is the nation's first MTB course site, established on a flatland, reproducing perfectly realistic mountain ridges and slopes.

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (서울마리나 클럽&요트)

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (서울마리나 클럽&요트)

18863     2021-06-16

160, Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3780-8400

Located behind the National Assembly building, Seoul Marina Club & Yacht provide beautiful landscape with Hanggang River surrounding the marina. Night yacht tour provide special experience with nightscape of Seoul and Seoul Marina Club & Yacht provide the only helicopter tour in Seoul.

Yundaechun Rafting (연대천래프팅)

Yundaechun Rafting (연대천래프팅)

7951     2021-06-16

78-4, Seopsae-gil, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-1522-3898

Yundaechun Rafting offers group rafting, survival games, and ATV on Korea's most beautiful and challenging waters of Donggang River.