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Pyochungjae Korean Culture Experience Hall (표충재 전통체험관)

Pyochungjae Korean Culture Experience Hall (표충재 전통체험관)

247     2018-12-14

17, Sinsunggyeom-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu

Pyochungjae Hanok is located in the historical site of General Shin Sunggyeom in Dong-gu, Daegu. It's where General Shin Sunggyeom was killed in a battle against the army of King Gyeon Hwon of the Late Baekje during the reign of King Taejo of Goryeo. He was also one of the founding members of the Goryeo Dynasty. For these reasons, this place is listed as Daegu Monument No. 1. The historical site is conveniently located in the downtown area, from which it’s easy to get to other tourist destinations nearby. The guesthouse is only a 10-minute ride from Daegu International Airport, a 15-minute ride from Donghwasa Temple, a 20-minute ride from Palgongsan Gatbawi Rock, and a 3-minute ride from Downtown Daegu. The guesthouse is very quiet because it’s located in a historical site. The landscape here is beautiful, thanks to Donghwacheon Stream right in front of the historical site and Wangsan Mountain in the background. The guesthouse has six rooms that are called "Pyochung Room No. 1 and No. 2," "Naesam Room No. 1 and No. 2," Dongjae, and Seojae. All the guestrooms are furnished with a modern bathroom. The guesthouse also has outdoor bathroom and kitchen for the convenience of the guests. At the guesthouse, you can play various traditional Korean games such as "yunnori," "neolttwigi," "tuho," and “Korean archery.” There are picnic tables as well as a low wooden bench in the yard.

Ariene Guesthouse (아리네 게스트하우스)

Ariene Guesthouse (아리네 게스트하우스)

512     2018-12-11

6, Cheonbyeonjwa-ro 428beon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju

ARIENE GUESTHOUSE is a four-story building with one basement and three floors aboveground. Located in Yangrim-dong, Namgu, Gwangju Metropolitan City, it consists of guestrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors with amenities such as seminar room, sports equipment, and cafe on the 1st floor and the basement level. ARIENE GUESTHOUSE is the ideal accommodations for family guests with a child. Its interior was made with eco-friendly materials and decorated with penguin characters including Dongaebi, the mascot of Penguin Village in Yangrim-dong, creating a friendly atmosphere for children. The guesthouse is only 5 minutes away by car from Sajik Park, which is known for its observation tower, and about 10 minutes away from Gwangju Metro's Culture Complex Station and Namgwangju Station on foot. The room rate is inclusive of breakfast in western style (toast, coffee, fruits, and vegetables) or Korean style whose menu changes every day.

Hinokijam II (히노키잠 2호점)

Hinokijam II (히노키잠 2호점)

209     2018-12-11

49, Guyeong 5-gil, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do

Hinokijam II is a guesthouse located near Wolmyeong-dong Community Service Center, Gunsan. Hinokijam I right across from Wolmyeong-dong Community Service Center has been in business since 2014, whereas Hinokijam II opened in 2015. It's a Japanese-style house regarded as a modern cultural heritage. All the guestrooms are finished with natural materials such as cypress wood and traditional Korean paper, which are known for their health benefits. The "Love," "Moon," and “Floor" rooms are "ondol (floor-heated)" rooms for two, and the "Sky” and “Cloud” rooms are for three. The “Sun” and “Star” rooms with bunk bed can accommodate up to four people, making it a great choice for families and groups. All the rooms are furnished with a bathroom with shower, and there is a small shared kitchen with cookware in the first floor lobby available to the guests at any time of the day. Popular tourist attractions within walking distance from the guesthouse include Chowon Studio where the popular Korean movie “Christmas in August" was filmed, Japanese-style house in Sinheung-dong, Gunsanhang Port, and Gusan Modern History Museum.

Novotel Ambassador Daegu (노보텔 앰배서더 대구)

Novotel Ambassador Daegu (노보텔 앰배서더 대구)

19592     2018-12-03

611, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Novotel is located in the center of Daegu’s finance, shopping, and culture district, and is connected to the new shopping mall of Doran Plaza along with the subway station. Access to the KTX train station and the airport are extremely convenient, making it the perfect place for travelers to enjoy their leisure time. The Novotel boasts 25 suites, 204 luxurious guest rooms, a business center, upscale restaurants and bars, seven meeting rooms, and a fitness center and sauna located on the 23rd floor of the building.

California Tourist Hotel (캘리포니아 관광호텔)

California Tourist Hotel (캘리포니아 관광호텔)

5205     2018-11-28

11, Songpa-daero 28-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
+82-2-401-4653, 4763

California Hotel is located in Songpa-gu Garak-dong, a central area for business, sports, and culture in Seoul.

Thanks to its convenient location near major points of interest and facilities such as Jamsil Lotte World, Olympic Park, COEX, City Airport Terminal, and Jamsil Stadium, California Hotel is a popular accommodation choice among both business travelers and tourists.

Guestrooms feature a modern and luxurious décor and are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as a shower with massage functions, whirlpool bathtub, air cleaner, large flat screen TV, DVD player, and computer.

VV hotel (브이브이 호텔)

VV hotel (브이브이 호텔)

3139     2018-11-28

22-1, 192beon-gil, Haseulla-ro, Gyo-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Located in the city center in Haseulla-ro, Gangneung, Gangwon-do Province, VV Hotel consists of ten floors above ground and one basement level, and has a total of 44 guestrooms of diverse sizes, including Standard, Deluxe, Suite, and VIP rooms. The hotel is equipped with additional facilities including a seminar room and a sauna room, and a communal PC situated in front of the Information Desk (1F). It offers a buffet type of breakfast cooked with fresh ingredients every day. The restaurant is tastefully designed with a stylish interior and diverse antique items and decorations. As the hotel is situated in downtown Gyo-dong, Gangneung, it offers easy access to bus services. There is also a large parking lot right next to the hotel for guests’ convenience.

Tovice Condominium (토비스콘도)

Tovice Condominium (토비스콘도)

18310     2018-11-28

39, Gigok-ro77beon-gil, Dogo-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do

The Tovice Condominium provides all the equipment and facilities for private and group educational training trips (company, students) with great service to please its guests.

Kumho Tongyeong Marina Resort (금호통영마리나리조트)

Kumho Tongyeong Marina Resort (금호통영마리나리조트)

11433     2018-11-28

33, Keunbalgae 1-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Stunningly beautiful, famously relaxing and consistently recognized as the finest in Korea, the facilities of Kumho Resorts are havens for yachting aficionados, luxury-seekers, and nature-lovers alike. Set beautifully on Chungmu Harbor's dramatic coastlines, the resort is known for its water sports, marine tours, and as a hot springs leisure destination.

Gyodong Anjinsa Historic House in Jeongeup (정읍교동안진사고택)

239     2018-12-14

150-25, Jeongeupsa-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do

Located in Gyodong, Jeongeup City, Anjinsa Historic House is a hanok structure with more than 200 years of tradition that is surrounded by clean, friendly countryside, green mountains and fields. Entering by the tall gate, guests will immediately see the hanok with the courtyard and a charming bamboo grove in the background. Anjinsa Historic House is composed of four accommodation buildings, namely, the munganchae (gate building), sarangchae (men’s quarters), anchae (women’s quarters) and byeolchae (detached house), and a storeroom. After three years of repair work starting in 2007, the house was renovated as a hanok stay house with convenient interior facilities including modern bathrooms. Both the sarangchae and byeolchae consist of a room and a daecheong (wooden floor) where guests can enjoy drinking a tea or simply relaxing. The byeolchae, a pavilion located on a hill behind the house, is a hanok structure with a small toenmaru (the narrow wooden porch running along the outside of the building) and a pond. It has two rooms each equipped with a bathroom and a daecheongmaru (wooden floored room) looking onto a beautiful landscape appreciated for its autumnal scenery in particular. It is recommended to family guests and those who want to enjoy their private time. In addition, the bamboo grove is near the pavilion, and there is a 200-year-old sand pear tree behind the anchae which has been designated as a protected tree by Jeongeup City. The house has a well-ventilated storeroom - with a wooden floor rather than typical earth floor - where rice used to be kept. The storeroom is now used as an exhibition room for ancestors’ items including a chest, lifestyle accessories, brassware, jars, bags, and a small dining table. As a tea field is located directly behind the anchae, the house also runs a tea ceremony program on the wooden floor of the anchae.

The Seongcheondaek House (주왕산 성천댁)

1312     2018-12-14

12, Seodang-gil Cheongsong-eup, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Seongcheondaek House with about 300 years' history is an old hanok guesthouse located in Cheongun-ri at the entrance to Juwangsan Mountain, which can be reached by driving along Yongjeoncheon Stream from Cheongsong County in Gyeongsangbuk-do. With the tranquil surrounding atmosphere among houses in the alley, the house features a typical square-shaped structure of the mountain region.
Seongcheondaek House is presumed to have been bought by Im Chun-seop, a high-ranking official during the reign of King Gojong (r. 1863-1907) of the Joseon Dynasty, but its exact construction date is unknown. It was designated as National Folklore Cultural Heritage No. 172 in 1984.
This cozy hanok house consists of the main gate with straw-thatched roof, square-shaped Anchae (Women’s Quarters), middle gate, Sarangbang (master’s room), tea room, old stable, Daecheongmaru (hall between rooms) overlooking the courtyard with beautiful scenery, and so on. In particular, guests can enjoy a romantic atmosphere from Daecheongmaru by appreciating the scene of falling raindrops or melting snow from the edges of the eaves.
The Munganchae (gate building) consisting of a bathroom and a kitchen has a straw-thatched roof and a renovated interior for the guests’ convenience. The square-shaped Anchae is composed of two guestrooms (Sarangbang and Anbang) and a reading room (Utbang). The rooms feature a traditional construction style with cozy and clean interior items including a small wooden table as well as clean beddings. In addition, a kitchen is situated in front of Anbang, displaying traditional kitchen appliances including a fireplace and two large iron pots, unlike a modern-style kitchen in Munganchae. Daecheongmaru of Anchae offers an open view of the outdoor landscape through two large wooden windows. In addition, a deep groove in the middle of the yard in front of Daecheongmaru catches one’s eyes. The groove is said to have been made due to the rubbing of the foot on the ground when weaving hemp cloth hundreds of years ago.
Guests can enjoy relaxation both during daytime and nighttime under a starry sky in the yard where a small wooden bedstead and a stone table are situated. Moreover, the house provides folk games such as neolttwigi (Korean see-sawing game) and tuho (pitch-pot) as well as the family art therapy program wherein family members can understand each other better through a painting and drawing activity. Surrounding tourist attractions include Juwangsan National Park and Jusanji Reservoir.

Wolgang Gotaek (The Old House of Choi Clan)(월강고택(최씨고가))

137     2018-12-14

8-7, Jirisan-daero 2897beon-gil Danseong-myeon, Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

'Located at the entrance to Jirisan Mountain in Namsa-ri, Sancheong County and blessed with a beautiful natural environment, Namsa Yedamchon Village, along with Andong Hahoe Village, is the representative village of traditional hanok (traditional Korean houses) in Gyeongsang-do Province and is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in Korea. The village is well-known for its 3.2km-long low stone wall, and the name 'Namsa Yedamchon' implies 'a village with old walls' in the hope that we emulate classical scholars’ spirit and courtesy. The Old Walls of Namsa Village were designated as Registered Cultural Heritage No. 281. Along with the old walls, a total of nine cultural heritages were designated as national treasures or cultural properties including the House of the Choi Clan (Gyeongnam’s Cultural Property Material No. 117) and the House of the Yi Clan (Gyeongnam’s Cultural Property Material No. 118). Namsa Yedamchon Village was also selected as a Rural Traditional Theme Village, operating various programs related to traditional learning experiences including farming, traditional games, trip to old houses, and seodang (village school) experience. As a typical noble family’s house in the southern area, Wolgang gotaek (the House of the Choi Clan) is situated in the middle of Namsa Yedamchon Village. This outstanding hanok house offers many charms including a beautiful wall stretching from the public parking lot to the house, a tall gate with exceptional x_height, and 230-year-old Japanese apricot tree as well as its large size and splendid features. Its head family of the house is the Maesa House of Jeonju Choi’s Clan in Hangnim-ri, Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, and they have lived in the area since their great-great-grandfather. As for the house buildings, the Anchae (women’s quarters) was built in 1920; the Sarangchae (men’s quarters) was completed in 1921, the Byeolchae (detached house) named 'Iknangchae,' the Gwangchae (storage), and the barn were built during the same period. The buildings are arranged in 'ㅁ'-shaped structure – the Anchae at the center with the Sarangchae, the Iknangchae, and the Gwangchae. There are two inner gates on the right and left to the Sarangchae. The Anchae and the Iknangchae cannot be seen from the west inner gate, according to the Confucian idea about separate spaces for men and women. The Anchae with 6 kan (a unit of measurement referring to the distance between two columns) in front and 3 kan on the sides has toenmaru (the narrow wooden porch running along the outside of the building) in front and on the rear side, semi-hipped roof, and high ceiling. The Anchae is composed of kitchen, main room, small room, daecheong (main floored room), and another small room, which retains its refined design of the door. The Sarangchae with 5 kan in front and 3 kan on the sides is a house with several wings and a semi-hipped roof. It is composed of two rooms, daecheong, another two rooms, and a room with wooden floor. The Sarangchae is characterized by its round pillars. Facing the east, the iknangchae with 4 kan in front and 2 kan on the sides consists of daecheong, room with ondol (Korean heating system), and storage space for food materials. Wolgang gotaek was chosen as a Korea Noble House in 2014. The owner is planning to expand the accommodations by building two rooms in the Sarangchae and a separate room in the Iknangchae for the convenience of guests. It is set to modernize various facilities including toilets, TV, air conditioner, wireless Internet, and kitchen equipment as well as provide diverse hands-on programs such as tea ceremony and traditional games. The owner aims to offer guests an opportunity to enjoy staying in an old hanok house with a comfortable environment by preserving the beauty of old hanok and its tradition without damaging the house with various activities.

BENIKEA Noble Hotel (베니키아 노블 호텔)

7493     2018-11-29

13-3, Yulgok-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Located in Jongno, Noble Hotel is within easy access of some of Seoul’s major tourist attractions. Not only close to palaces and historical landmarks, the hotel is also located nearby many business and shopping districts. The hotel's high-quality services and facilities, in combination with its convenient location, make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.