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[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 3] Royal Tomb Trail ([강화 나들길 제3코스] 능묘 가는 길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 3] Royal Tomb Trail ([강화 나들길 제3코스] 능묘 가는 길)

2578     2019-11-22

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-934-1906

Nadeul-gil means a leisurely outing (nadeuri) road. Comprised of 19 courses in total, the Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trail offers a variety of historical assets and cultural sites to see. Each Nadeul-gil course connects Ganghwa Fortress outposts that are located every 1.3 km on high ground along the walking paths.

The trails are on the island of Ganghwa which holds many Goryeo Dynasty remains that are important to Korean history. Fortresses that stood against Mongolian invasions are still standing and many of the Goryeo Kingdom’s palaces and royal tomb sites are also found in Ganghwa region.

Exploring the major cultural heritage sites dispersed throughout the town can be just as fun as exploring Ganghwa’s natural beauty. The sunset from the west coast, expansive open mud flats, views from Marisan and Goryeosan Mountains and the peaceful farming villages are just a handful of the sights along this walking trail.

The establishment of Ganghwa Nadeul-gil begins with the ancient scholar Go Jae-hyeong (pen name Hwanam), who left his hometown on a spring day in 1906 when the peach trees were in full bloom. He walked through more than 100 villages around the whole island. Back home, he composed poems about his journey and published them under the title of “Simdo Gihaeng (Simdo Travels),” Simdo being another name for Ganghwa. During his travels, he sang songs of his hometown. Thanks to his work, people can now follow in the footsteps of Hwanam and his appreciation of the beautiful scenery and great people of Ganghwa Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 3] Royal Tomb Trail
Course 3 stretches over a 16.2km area between Onsu Parking Lot and Gareung Tomb. This trail showcases the royal tombs of the Goryeo Dynasty. The trail passes through forested areas between tombs and temples.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 2] Hoguk Dondae-gil Trail ([강화 나들길 제2코스] 호국돈대길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 2] Hoguk Dondae-gil Trail ([강화 나들길 제2코스] 호국돈대길)

2681     2019-11-22

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-934-1906

Nadeul-gil means a leisurely outing (nadeuri) road. Comprised of 19 courses in total, the Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trail offers a variety of historical assets and cultural sites to see. Each Nadeul-gil course connects Ganghwa Fortress outposts that are located every 1.3 km on high ground along the walking paths.

The trails are on the island of Ganghwa which holds many Goryeo Dynasty remains that are important to Korean history. Fortresses that stood against Mongolian invasions are still standing and many of the Goryeo Kingdom’s palaces and royal tomb sites are also found in Ganghwa region.

Exploring the major cultural heritage sites dispersed throughout the town can be just as fun as exploring Ganghwa’s natural beauty. The sunset from the west coast, expansive open mud flats, views from Marisan and Goryeosan Mountains and the peaceful farming villages are just a handful of the sights along this walking trail.

The establishment of Ganghwa Nadeul-gil begins with the ancient scholar Go Jae-hyeong (pen name Hwanam), who left his hometown on a spring day in 1906 when the peach trees were in full bloom. He walked through more than 100 villages around the whole island. Back home, he composed poems about his journey and published them under the title of “Simdo Gihaeng (Simdo Travels),” Simdo being another name for Ganghwa. During his travels, he sang songs of his hometown. Thanks to his work, people can now follow in the footsteps of Hwanam and his appreciation of the beautiful scenery and great people of Ganghwa Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 2] Hoguk Dondae Road
Course 2 stretches over a 17km area between Gapgotdondae and Chojijin Fortifications. This trail showcases the history of the island and the changes that happened before and after the opening of the port. The course follows a coastal road that is particularly beautiful in spring and fall with many photographic spots along the way.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 1] Simdo History & Culture-gil Trail ([강화 나들길 제1코스] 심도역사문화길)

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 1] Simdo History & Culture-gil Trail ([강화 나들길 제1코스] 심도역사문화길)

3056     2019-11-22

24, Cheonghadong-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-934-1906

Nadeul-gil means a leisurely outing (nadeuri) road. Comprised of 19 courses in total, the Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Trails offers a variety of historical assets and cultural sites to see. Each Nadeul-gil course connects Ganghwa Fortress outposts that are located every 1.3 km on high ground along the walking paths.

The trails are on the island of Ganghwa which holds many Goryeo Dynasty remains that are important to Korean history. Fortresses that stood against Mongolian invasions are still standing and many of the Goryeo Kingdom’s palaces and royal tomb sites are also found in Ganghwa region.

Exploring the major cultural heritage sites dispersed throughout the town can be just as fun as exploring Ganghwa’s natural beauty. The sunset from the west coast, expansive open mud flats, views from Marisan and Goryeosan Mountains and the peaceful farming villages are just a handful of the sights along this walking trail.

The establishment of Ganghwa Nadeul-gil begins with the ancient scholar Go Jae-hyeong (pen name Hwanam), who left his hometown on a spring day in 1906 when the peach trees were in full bloom. He walked through more than 100 villages around the whole island. Back home, he composed poems about his journey and published them under the title of “Simdo Gihaeng (Simdo Travels),” Simdo being another name for Ganghwa. During his travels, he sang songs of his hometown. Thanks to his work, people can now follow in the footsteps of Hwanam and his appreciation of the beautiful scenery and great people of Ganghwa Island.

[Ganghwa Nadeul-gil Course 1] Simdo History &Culture-gil Trail
Course 1 stretches over an 18km area between Ganghwa Bus Terminal and Gapgotdondae Fortification. The trail includes sites such as Yongheunggung Place, Ganghwahyanggyo Confucian Academy and an Anglican church. The course is an easy walk, with plenty of areas to stop and explore, as well as restaurants and convenience facilities for an enjoyable stroll.

Gapyeong Sledding Hills (가평사계절썰매장)

Gapyeong Sledding Hills (가평사계절썰매장)

19747     2019-11-21

5-20, Gitdaebong-gil, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-8078-8048

Located in Deokhyeon-ri, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Gapyeong Sledding Hills is close to Jojongcheon Stream and clean valleys. It operates water sledding hills during summer and ice sledding hills during winter to give a fun experience to children. Spanning the area of 9,780㎡, it is comprised of varied slopes, moving walkways, snack bar, restaurant, resting area, changing room, shower facility, outdoor swimming pool for children and adults, shaded shelter and other subsidiary facilities. It is the sole leisure experience area for families located in the metropolitan area.

Black Valley Country Club (블랙밸리 컨트리클럽)

Black Valley Country Club (블랙밸리 컨트리클럽)

3311     2019-11-13

307-84, Dosang-ro, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do

Black Valley Country Club was built with the goal of boosting the economy of the Dogye area, which suffered a recession in the wake of a fast decline of the coal industry. This 72-par, 18-hole, eco-friendly golf course is located at an altitute of 400 to 550 meters above sea level, appropriate for human biorhythm. The country club is nestled snugly at the foot of Dohwasan Mountain, and offers a panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings. At Black Valley, it is relatively warmer in winter and cooler in summer, so you may enjoy golfing throughout the whole year. Most of the courses run from south to north, creating the optimal golfing environment with just the right amount of sunlight. Surrounded by a virgin forest, golfers may breathe in fresh, natural air full of phytoncide, a healthy organic compound emitted by plants and trees.

Incheon Asiad Main Stadium (인천아시아드주경기장)

Incheon Asiad Main Stadium (인천아시아드주경기장)

10262     2019-11-07

806, Bongsu-daero, Seo-gu, Incheon
+82-32-456-2099

Incheon Asiad Main Stadium is the main stadium for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Construction began in June 2011 and the stadium opened on June 1, 2014. Built on a 631,975㎡ lot, the five-story stadium has a total floor area of 113,620㎡ and 61,818 spectator seats (capacity to be reduced by 32,514 seats after the 2014 Asian Games).

The stadium has an oval running track enclosing a regulation-size soccer field. Outside, there's a tennis court, a subsidiary stadium, and the 1,415.13㎡ Yeonhui Cricket Ground.

Suyeong Bay Yachting Center (수영만 요트경기장)

Suyeong Bay Yachting Center (수영만 요트경기장)

28425     2019-10-29

84, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-51-741-6440

Suyeong Bay Yachting Center is located between Gwangalli and Haeundae beaches and was built in 1986 as an international scale stadium, used during the ‘86 Asian Games and the ‘88 Seoul Olympics. It is able to anchor 448 yachts, and it has the proper natural environment for yachting so as to be the venue of various domestic and international yacht contests, becoming a popular yacht site for lovers of yachting and ocean sports.

High1 Ski Resort (하이원리조트 스키장)

High1 Ski Resort (하이원리조트 스키장)

135021     2019-10-11

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.

Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)

Jeongseon Rail Bike (정선레일바이크)

17171     2019-09-20

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

The rail bike in Jeongseon is a new type of leisure sports that combines biking along a railway and scenic views. Rail bikes are commonly found in the mountainous regions of Europe. This actitivity 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 rail bikes (138 kilograms). Despite its large size, the rail bikes run quite smoothly enough 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 designed in the shape of a grasshopper. The rail bike's path starts from Gujeol-ri Station and ends at Auraji Station. Ride at a slow speed of 15 kph to enjoy the surrounding scenery. Visitors can conveniently return back to Gujeol-ri on a free train.

Sanmagi-yetgil Trail (산막이옛길)

Sanmagi-yetgil Trail (산막이옛길)

5730     2019-09-16

88, Sanmagiyet-gil, Goesan-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-832-3527

The Sanmagi-yetgil Trail is a 4 kilometer-long old path connecting Saorang Village to the mountain village Sanmaki. Restored by retracing the old path, Sanmagi-yetgil is a great walking trail passing by mountains, streams, and forests. Most of the path is outfitted with a wooden deck in a eco-friendly method to minimize damages to the environment and to maintain the natural look. The surrounding beauty is recognized as the best scenic view of Goesan. The natural ecosystem around Goesan Dam has been preserved in its original state.

Yangbangsan Paragliding Site (양방산활공장)

Yangbangsan Paragliding Site (양방산활공장)

362     2019-09-11

350, Yangbangsan-gil, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
+82-43-422-1146

Yangbangsan Paragliding Site is situated 664 meters above sea level at the top of Yangbangsan Mountain. Upon arrival at the site, one can get a panoramic view of Danyang, including the meandering Namhangang River. While serving as the main venue for major gliding sports competitions, the site is also frequented by tourists and extreme sports enthusiasts who want to experience hang gliding and paragliding.

Gunsan Country Club (군산 컨트리클럽)

8864     2019-11-13

1685, Namgunsan-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-472-3355

Gunsan Country Club is a golf course featuring 81 holes, including 18 holes exclusively for members only, on the site of an abandoned salt field that spans over 1,060 acres. It is the only course in Korea where all the holes are surrounded by lakes; around 380 acres or 36% of the course is comprised of lakes, and the holes are connected by 26 bridges. It has some of the longest golf holes in the world, including a Par 7 hole (1,004m) and a Par 6 hole (661m). The 18-hole private golf course is done in the classic American style, while the public golf course offers more variety.