Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
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Ever since first hitting the stage in July 2003, Jump has been incredibly popular in Korea. It also has had remarkable international success; in 2005 and 2006 it took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm, and then went on to tour around the world, ending up on London’s West End and New York’s off-Broadway, proving that this musical comedy has universal appeal. This innovoative show incorporates many of Asia’s martial arts, including Korea's Taekwondo and Taekkyeon, as it tells the story of a family of martial arts specialists who have to defend their house from robbers.
13, Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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The Painters: HERO is an innovative non-verbal performance that stages the entire process of painting combined with incredible visual effects and a witty blend of mime, dance and comedy. Audiences will enjoy a play, an art show, and a musical in a single performance that creates about 10 art pieces live on stage through an 80-minute, excitement-filled show.
Locals and foreigners will be impressed as the cast members share the joy and awe-inspiring journey of creating works of art with the audience.
26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
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NANTA is one
of Korea's top performances, a show about four chefs who must
prepare a wedding banquet in just one hour. The plot is depicted through various
genres of performances, including percussion that uses kitchen utensils to make
beats based on traditional rhythms of samulnori (traditional percussion quartet).
The entire show has no spoken dialogue, yet plenty of comedy and romance, too.
Meanwhile, since its debut in October 1997, NANTA (also known as Cookin') has earned international acclaim, having been performed on Broadway and at other famous venues worldwide.
Hoengsan-ri, Jung-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Typhoon Observatory was built on December 3, 1991 by Invincible Typhoon Korean Army. The observatory is situated on Suribong Peak, the highest point of Bikkisan Mountain. It is located 65 kilometers and 140 kilometers from Seoul and Pyeongyang respectively. It is famous in that the location is the closest to the Military Demarcation Line, being only 800 meters and 1,600 meters away from the MDL and North Korean checkpoint respectively.
The observatory houses a christian church, catholic church, statue of the Virgin Mary, buddhist sanctum, belfry and other facilities where soldiers are able to participate in religious ceremonies. Also, Manghyangbi Monument for displaced person, Monument for Korean War, and Boy’s Tank Corps Memorial can be seen in the area. The Exhibition Hall presents daily necessities collected from Pilseunggyo Bridge of Imjingang in North Korea and some detection equipment that armed espionage agents used when they did infiltration after the ceasefire.
621, Hu-ri, Haean-myeon, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
Eulji Observation Platform, located near the Military Demarcation Line, is now one of the most informative sites dating back to the Korean War. From the Eulji Observation Platform, North Korea soldiers on guard are visible and on clear days so is Birobong Peak of Geumgangsan Mountain. Every year, over one hundred thousand people visit this observation platform at the DMZ.
307, Huimang-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Dorasan Station, a railway station on the Gyeongui Line, is the northernmost stop on South Korea's railway line. Located 56 kilometers from Seoul and 205 kilometers from Pyeongyang, the station was opened as a tourist attraction on April 4, 2002 right before the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
Dorasan station can be reached by getting on the Gyeongui Line from Seoul Station. After presenting your identification at Imjingang Station, you can get on a train bound for Dorasan Station. Since it is the northernmost part of South Korea, Dorasan Station will also play the role of customs and immigration for visitors entering South Korea through the station when the Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed.
Since this area is within the Civilian Control Zone (CCZ), visitors and tourists will only be granted access after presenting a valid identification document at Imjingang Station.
22-5, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Masan Place is located in a famous food alley near Seoul City Hall. The restaurant has been in operation for over 40 years, being most well known for their soegogi gukbap (beef rice soup) and modeum jeon (assorted pancakes). The latter comes with pan-fried oysters, seafood, and other ingredients. This dish goes particularly well with alcohol.
Masan Place is known for being frequented visited by Former President Roh Moo-hyun. Since the establishment opened, the same cook has prepared its delicious meals. The restaurant was named after the proprietor from Masan.
10, Yudong 1-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
Simonggwan Hanjeongsik is located in Suncheon, a city that holds on to it's traditions through attractions such as Nagakeupseong Fortress, Songgwangsa Temple and Seonamsa Temple. Simonggwang Hanjeongsik serves Korean table d'hote, offering tourists the chance to enjoy a traditional meal fit for kings. All dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and prepared with the best traditional Korean food chefs in the city.
29, Dalmaji-gil 117beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
OPERA Restaurant is located on Dalmaji Hill in Haeundae. The five-story building with a terrace on each floor resembles the balcony section of a performance hall. There is a karaoke on the first floor, a wine and whiskey bar on the second floor, a restaurant on the third floor, and a cafe on the fourth and fifth floors. The location also gives visitors a good view of the sea.
14-16, Jungangsijang 1-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
With almost 400 years
of history, Tongyeong Jungang Market is a
popular tourist spot in the city of Tongyeong, attracting tourists during weekends
and even on weekdays.
The market is located next to Dongpirang Village. In front of the market is Gangguan Port where a turtle ship (geobukseon) and fishing boats are docked. The spacious cultural venue called Munhwa Madang is quite reminiscent of Byeongseon Madang, a place for anchoring or mooring warships in the past.
As the market is located close to the coastline, fresh fish and dried fish make up a huge part of the market's offerings. Here, visitors can also find mother-of-pearl inlaid wares, quilted products, and rice cakes.
38, Songjeong-ro 16beon-gil, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju
Songjeong Station Market was opened in 1913 in connection with the opening of Gwangju-Songjeong Station. For many years, the market was the go-to-place for necessary items and produce, but with the increase of large marts in the 1990s, people began to visit traditional markets less and less. In order to increase the liveliness of Songjeong Station Market and showcase the difference between large marts and a traditional market, the entire space was redesigned around the theme of time.
The newly redesigned 1913 Songjeong Station Market, located just across the street from Gwangju-Songjeong KTX Station, has a bright appearance with modern-styled architecture and signboards detailing the history of the various shops. Visitors can enjoy all the classic market foods here, such as hotteok (hot griddle cakes), gyeran bap (rice with egg), and eomuk (fisk cake).
28, Geumjeong-ro 68beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Located in Geumjeong-gu, Busan, Innisfree Pusan National University Branch is a tax refund shop for Korean and foreign shoppers. The store is right at the heart of the youthful Pusan National University neighborhood, about 100 meters away from the Pusan Nat'l Univ. Station on Line No. 1. Decorated in refreshing green, the store carries the lively atmosphere of the university area. It displays cosmetics by category, skincare, and makeup products and men’s cosmetics as well as new products, sale items, and gift sets to make shopping convenient. Products mainly consist of items befitting the area frequented by customers in their 20s and 30s, and foreign language service is available during business hours. The store also displays a box for collecting used bottles to practice the naturalism concept of the brand. Innisfree Pusan National University Branch is open 365 days a year from 10 in the morning until 10:30 in the evening.
As a Korean cosmetic brand carrying the eco-cleanliness of Jeju Island, Innisfree is taking the lead in promoting an eco-friendly green lifestyle through naturalist cosmetics representing the healthfulness of nature.
537, Minsokhaean-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Jeju Haevichi Resort, whose name means ‘the first place that the sun shines,' offers the best views of Jeju Island’s spectacular natural scenery. All of the resort’s guestrooms offer a spectacular view of the ocean stretching out to the horizon, and there are four types of rooms available so you can choose the one best suited to your needs. Subsidiary facilities include a convention center, restaurants, coffee shops, an outdoor swimming pool, outdoor event plaza, spas, and more.
715, Olympic-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Yongpyong Resort Greenpia Condominium features a perfect resting area with an eco-friendly interior design based on a bohemian-style concept. The stunning scenery like the Swiss Alps adds more to the ambiance of the hotel, and can be enjoyed from the guestrooms. Yongpyong Resort is well harmonized with the surroundings of Yongpyeong and the abundant snow of winter.
715, Olympic-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
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.
393, Gyeongpo-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Charmsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum founded by Son Seongmok is the largest gramophone museum in the world. It has a collection of 4,500 phonographs, 150,000 phonograph records, 1,000 books, and 5,000 items from 20 nations.
1) World of Sound: The place for history of Sound. It displays gothic and renaissance organs, music boxes, radios and record players.
2) World of Image: The place for silent films and biography films of masterminds and Edison. It displays Edison projectors and televisions, especially one made by Baird, John Logie (1888.8.13 ~ 1946.6.14) in 1925.
3) World of Light: Displays items from Gas lamps to the original light bulb that Edison made, an electric generator of those days, the bamboo filament light bulb and the first wall-attached electric lamp. The wall-attached electric lamp is the part of the collection that was successfully accepted at Sotheby's auction in 1992.
4) Edison Invention Hall: Displays 850 inventions of Edison's, including t three of his greatest inventions - phonographs, light bulbs and projectors. Also on display are autographed letters and articles used by Edison.
5) EDISON & H.FORD Hall: The battery car invented by Edison, "T" car by Ford, Henry and Grants Ham by HMV, phonograph company in England can be found here.
1504-12, Baekgok-ro, Jincheon-eup, Jincheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
The Jincheon Bell Museum opened in 2005 with the objective of promoting the unique artistic value of Korean bells. The museum’s Jincheon location itself is also very meaningful, as it is the oldest steel production site in Korea. In the nearby area, Uncheon-dong, Beomjong (a temple bell) of late Tongilsilla Kingdom (the United Silla Kingdom) was discovered along with the remains of the Ongdusaji Cheoldanggan of the Goryeo Dynasty. Since a bell museum focuses on the culture of temple bells, which are a culmination of metal craftwork, it seems inevitable that the museum is located in Jincheon where the biggest steel mill was located in ancient times.
139, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
The National Hangeul Museum was established to preserve, inform, and develop the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. The museum showcases the history and value of Korean orthography, Korean’s most-valued cultural asset, through exhibitions, activities, and education. Occupying over 11,322㎡, the museum has one basement level and three ground levels, along with an outdoor grass field and resting area perfect for cultural events, exhibits, and education.
The museum is comprised of the Hangeul library on the first floor, a permanent exhibition hall, ㅎ Cafe, and cultural product shop on the second floor, and a planned exhibition hall and a Hangeul playground for children and foreigners on the third floor.
185, Manseon-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Muju Deogyusan Resort is one of Korea’s most famous mountain peak ski resorts. Covering an area of over seven million square meters, the resort is located in the Gucheon-dong Valley, at the base of the famous Deogyusan Mountains. Nature lovers will particularly enjoy visiting the resort, since it is located in one of Korea’s beautiful national parks, and was specially designed to harmonize with its natural surroundings.
112, Nampyeong-ro, Yangji-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Yangji Pine Resort is an all-season recreational complex located in the
magnificent Dokjosan Mountain in Gyeonggi-do. The resort offers offers numerous ski runs. The Avec Course is particularly popular with experienced skiers, while the Snow Park Course offers various obstacle courses (for both skiers and snowboarders). Yangji Pine Resort’s top rated run is the Challenger Course, where the yearly National Alpine Ski Competition takes place. Many diverse events are held at the resort involving skiers and snowboarders, such as training courses, snowboarding competitions, and snowboarding shows featuring professional snowboarders.
Recently, the main route to the resort, Yeongdong Highway, has been expanded, and the resort’s main facilities and condominiums have all been remodeled as well to better accommodate the guests.
451, Gowon-ro, Bangnim-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Welli Hilli Park is about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Seoul in a region that often experiences heavy snow, providing a perfect skiing environment. The 48.6 million square meters Welli Hilli Park offers state-of-the-art facilities including gondolas that are able to transport 20,000 skiers per hour, and an automatic snow-making system.
The resort has all the latest ski facilities, including an intermediate level wave course and mogul course, and an enormous half-pipe and fun park for snowboarders. Those looking for an even bigger thrill can try the ‘Big Buster’ bobsledding course. There are also bobsleds and snow tubes for children.
Welli Hilli Park not only has great ski slopes, but also provides condos, golf facilities, and more. Complimentary shuttle buses to and from the resort are also offered by the resort. Please refer to the official website or make a phone inquiry for more information.