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Odusan Unification Observatory (오두산 통일전망대)

Odusan Unification Observatory (오두산 통일전망대)

0m    70152     2020-09-25

369, Pilseung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-956-9600

Located in Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Odusan Unification Observatory was established to console the feelings of dispersed families and provide an educational site for the unification education through 5F to B1 in 1992.
The observatory is situated in the northernmost ceasefire line of the western front where Hangang River and Imjingang River meet. It offers a wide view of Songaksan Mountain in Gaeseong to the north and 63 Building in Seoul to the south. Also, it is a valuable unification security tourist attraction related to Imjingak, the 3rd Tunnel, and Panmunjeom (Joint Security Area) stretching along Jayu-ro Road in the northeast.
Since its opening, almost 1,900,000 people have visited the observatory to feel the reality of the division, making this area the best national unification education site.

Odusanseong Fortress (파주 오두산성)

Odusanseong Fortress (파주 오두산성)

237m    9165     2020-03-17

Seongdong-ri, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-940-5806

Odusanseong Fortress is built around the strategic summit of the mountain. The walls stretch across roughly 620 meters and were built during the Baekje dynasty. The fortress is built on the intersection of the Imjingang River and the Hangang River on the summit of Odusan Mountain (119 meters). The mountain’s slope is steep and stones used in the construction of the fortress walls are scattered here and there at the summit. These scattered stones are evidence that the fortress underwent repairs several times during the Samguk (Three Kingdoms) era and the Joseon dynasty, as these stones were evidently quarried and used to mend the fortress walls. Excavations have discovered a great deal of earthenware, white porcelain, tile, and iron arrowheads. Topographically, the fortress sits on a prime strategic junction and the Unification Observatory has been situated there as well. The fortress stands as an important object of study concerning fortifications and structures from the Baekje dynasty. It has been recorded on the stele of King Gwanggaeto, samguksagi (History of the Three Kingdoms), in the baekjebongi (Baekje Annals) and on daedongyeojido (Map of Korea) that the fortress was the Gwanmi Fortress of Baekje, attracting many scholars and researchers interested in this period.

Picaso Hotel (피카소호텔)

Picaso Hotel (피카소호텔)

1.0 Km    3225     2020-03-18

34, Seongdong-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-947-5512

Located in Tanhyeon-myeon of Paju-si in Gyeonggi-do, Picaso Hotel is a nine-story building with rooms of various themes. The fresh air and gorgeous scenery helps draw in guests. The nearby Heyri Village is another attraction, as well as Paju English Village, Tongildongsan and Provence Village. Breakfast is free the restaurant and the hotel is also equipped with a large parking lot capable of accomodating large groups.

Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

1.8 Km    165742     2020-08-28

200, Pilseung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1644-4001

Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets is a shopping tourism landmark in the northern Gyeonggi-do area, offering various brands, performances, and convenience facilities under one room. The outlet is in a great location, just 30 minutes from Seoul and near popular tourist attractions like Heyri Art Village, Imjingak Reosrt, and Paju English Village.

The outlet is designed in the style of a downtown shopping district from an American city in the 1920s and 30s, with a fountain plaza and clocktower. There are photo zones located all over the outlet, and the outlet hosts participation events like fashion shows and flea markets throughout the year. The largest draw to the outlet is the vast number of famous international brand shops. Visitors with children will enjoy amenities like the kids cafe, the nation's largest LEGO shop, a merry-go-round, mini train, and more.

Seoul Action School (Martial Arts Center) (서울액션스쿨 (마샬아트센터))

Seoul Action School (Martial Arts Center) (서울액션스쿨 (마샬아트센터))

2.2 Km    16235     2020-08-26

18-61, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-946-6746

Seoul Action School, located in the artist village of Heyri in Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, started out as Stunt Academy. The school was founded on July 1, 1998 by Kim Yeong-Bin (director and screenwriter) and Jeong Du-Hong (actor and martial arts director), who believe that revitalizing action film is one way to contribute to and develop the film industry. They seek to identify new talents and train them to become more competitive actors & actresses. Seoul Action School is the only action training institution in Korea that teaches not only acting, but also action techniques that can be used in a variety of film genres to help performers become even more marketable in the ever-globalizing film industry.

Homeo (호메오)

Homeo (호메오)

2.5 Km    13964     2020-09-07

59, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-946-1727

Homeo offers customers unique furniture and accessories showcased in a cozy setting. This furniture shop and café is decorated with a variety of vintage, European style furniture and interior accessories. Homeo is simply a great place to shop around and rest while traveling.

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum (벽봉한국장신구박물관)

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum (벽봉한국장신구박물관)

2.6 Km    284     2020-09-07

48-38, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-949-0848

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum was founded by Kim Young-hee, a master in jade jewelry, Gyeonggi-do Intangible Culture No. 18. The museum is dedicated to displaying and promoting the jewelry worn by royalty during the Joseon dynasty. Visitors can learn about the various styles and the meanings behind the designs.

Time & Blade Museum (타임앤블레이드 박물관)

Time & Blade Museum (타임앤블레이드 박물관)

2.6 Km    307     2019-10-31

59-63, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-949-5675

The Time & Blade Museum features two floors filled with these items that have shaped the development of humankind. There are many clocks and watches designed over time, including a skeleton-shaped clock. The museum also displays the parts that make up a clock and the tools used to create them.

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World (세계민속악기박물관)

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World (세계민속악기박물관)

2.7 Km    5254     2020-05-11

63-26, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-946-9838

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World is the first Korean museum to collect musical instruments from all over the world. At present, it houses about 500 musical instruments from about 70 countries including African percussions (made with rocks, trees, animal bones such as balafon, jembe, didgeridoo, angklung, and others), musical instruments from the Middle East, Islamic Northeast Asia, and Pasific island countrys.

Visitors can try out the instruments the designated hands-on activity area, and try on traditional costumes, as well as other entertainment activities like pungmul (traditional Korean percussions). Visitors who don’t get enough by just playing and touching the instrument can also take part in the folk music lectures to learn more about their favorite musical instrument that features a cultural artistic hands-on activity space. In addition, to provide more knowledge on the regional culture, the museum showcases musical instrument with dolls of respective region's traditional costume, pungmul, and painting.

Provence Village (프로방스 마을)

2.0 Km    76293     2020-06-30

69, Saeori-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-946-6353

Provence Village is a themed village that began with the opening of a chic French restaurant in 1996. It has expanded to include a famous bakery cafe, Italian and Korean restaurants, shops, colorful murals, a beautiful garden, and romantic lighting displays in the evenings.

Each unique shop is connected to other shops in the village. An art studio offers a wide array of dishes used in cafes and restaurants in the village; the Living Gallery not only decorates Provence Village, but also makes decorative items such as hand-painted ceramics, available for purchase; and the European bakery boasts fresh, delicious breads. Each shop is an independent unit with a unique design concept. The Living Gallery offers shops selling ceramics, flowers, and herbs, while the Fashion Gallery consists of shops offering clothing, accessories, and interior design items. The Herb Garden hosts a wide array of cultural events and performances for visitors throughout the year.

Heyri Art Valley (헤이리 예술마을)

2.9 Km    109661     2020-06-12

82-105, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-70-7704-1665

Heyri Art Valley is a neighborhood of inspiration, creative workshops, exhibitions, festivals, and education of all things creative arts. This neighborhood expanded into an art complex filled with when artists from diverse fields of expertise began to gather during the development process of Paju Book City. The village’s name originates from Paju’s local song “Heyri Sound,” sung by farmers while working at the fields. The whole neighborhood is like a masterpiece due to the artworks displayed along the streets in harmony with nature’s beauty. The buildings were carefully designed as to prevent the manmade structures getting in the way from admiring the surrounding nature. For example, the neighborhood’s streets were designed to follow the curves set by nature without using any asphalt.

Paju Jangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (파주 장릉(인조, 인열왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])

3.1 Km    12734     2020-06-24

90, Jangneung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-945-9242

Located in Paju, Jangneung is the tomb of King Injo (1595-1649, reign 1623-1649), the 16th ruler of the Joseon dynasty, and Queen Illyeol.

King Injo took the throne in 1623 after having overthrown the previous king, Gwanghaegun, in a military revolt. During his reign, King Injo faced challenges from two foreign invasions in 1627 and 1637. He died in 1649 in Changdeokgung Palace.