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

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

4339     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)

168148     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)

24750     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.

High1 Ski Resort (하이원리조트 스키장)

High1 Ski Resort (하이원리조트 스키장)

129387     2019-01-09

500, High1-gil, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

High1 Ski Resort is equipped with lifts and ski slopes for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced skiers, providing an enjoyable environment for the whole family.

Yundaechun Rafting (연대천래프팅)

Yundaechun Rafting (연대천래프팅)

7609     2019-01-03

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

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

Muju Rafting (무주래프팅)

Muju Rafting (무주래프팅)

12536     2019-01-02

5-11, Jamdu-gil, Muju-eup, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-322-7745

The Geumgang Speed Muju Rafting resort is located on the upper Geumgang River and offers rafting, survival, hiking, and fishing programs. The area is over 3,000 pyeong in size and can accommodate lodging for up to 200 guests.

Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)

Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)

15465     2019-01-02

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

The railbike in Jeongseon is a new type of leisure sport that combines biking along a railway and scenic views. Railbikes 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 railbikes (138 kilograms). Despite its large size, a railbike runs quite smoothly so it is sufficient for one person to pedal a 4-person railbike 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 railbike 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.

Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink (서울광장 스케이트장)

Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink (서울광장 스케이트장)

87723     2018-12-12

110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

Seoul Plaza was established in 2004, and is located by Seoul City Hall. The plaza is shaped like the full moon. Seoul Plaza hosts a wide array of cultural events including concerts and exhibitions for residents and visitors. The plaza transforms into an outdoor skating rink every winter, a popular attraction in the city.

The facility houses one rink for beginners and one for advanced skaters, and also hosts various events during its operating hours. There are also convenient facilities like skate rental, outdoor rest area, and outdoor standing area for ice skaters and spectators.

Ice skaters at the rink must wear gloves, and the plaza also offers a training program to teach interested individuals how to have fun while skating safely. To learn how to skate, visit the website to register for a training session in advance.

Konjiam Resort (곤지암리조트 스키장)

Konjiam Resort (곤지암리조트 스키장)

87473     2018-12-06

278, Docheogwit-ro, Docheok-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Konjiam Resort is 4km and 40 minutes away from Gonjiam IC and Gangnam respectively, which is the most attractive feature of this ski resort. It is comprised of large-scale ski slopes, condominiums, a spa, botanical garden and other subsidiary facilities as a multi-complex premium resort.
Its slopes are designed widely for beginner, intermediate-skier, and snowboarders. In particular, three lifts connecting to the top of the ski slopes as well as a 1.8km-long slope for beginners and intermediate skiers are loved by visitors. To hold an international competition, the resort worked hard to earn certificates from International Ski Federation (FIS) for four slopes out of nine total.

Designed by WAT&G (Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo), recognized as an excellent resort design corporation planning Las Vegas Ceasars Palace (America), The Palace of the Lost City, and Jeju Lotte Hotel, Konjiam Resort features an exotic ambience in the North American style. Guests can enjoy ecological streams through the resort complex and botanical gardens (160,000 ㎡), a Destination Spa, the first in Korea, and a water zone for a special experience.

Yongpyong Ski Resort (용평리조트 스키장)

Yongpyong Ski Resort (용평리조트 스키장)

213017     2018-12-06

715, Olympic-ro, Daegwanryeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-1588-0009

Yongpyong Resort is situated at the center of Korea’s Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, and sees an average of 250 centimeters of snowfall per season, which makes for excellent skiing conditions. Not only that, the resort’s enormous seventeen million square meter complex includes a 45-hole golf course, gondolas, swimming pool, and other facilities. This all-season recreational complex allows visitors to escape from daily life and relax.

Yongpyong Resort has an impressive ski slopes, including the popular Rainbow Slopes, and offers excellent facilities for skiers. The resort's Dragon Plaza offers a variety of services for skiers and snowboarders.

Yongpyong Resort has hosted a number of international competitions, including the World Cup Ski Competition and the Asian Winter Games. It is consequently one of the most popular ski resorts in Korea, and is frequented by many tourists.

Accommodation options include condominiums, a hotel, and a youth hostel.

Deogyusan Ski Resort (무주덕유산리조트)

Deogyusan Ski Resort (무주덕유산리조트)

97985     2018-12-06

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.

Taejongdae Gonpo Cruise Boat (태종대 곤포 유람선)

20108     2019-01-15

24, Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan
+82-51-405-2900

Gonpo Cruise Boat takes you around the picturesque area of Taejongdae and Achi Island. Achi Island is well known for its abundance of camellia trees and is sometimes referred to as Camellia Island. The Korea National Maritime University was established here in 1974. A favorite attraction of both tourists and Koreans, the cruise guarantees magnificent views for all.