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Soulone Botanical Garden (소울원)

Soulone Botanical Garden (소울원)

0m    5667     2020-10-26

424-12, Geomsan-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-945-4261

Soulone, meaning "filled with laughter," is a healing space of approximately 13,200 square meters. The garden aims to provide a place where guests can rest their weary bodies and minds while being surrounded by trees and flowers. The garden is decorated with ornamental trees, rocks, and bonsai, along with other kinds of plants, like tropical plants in the greenhouse. A coffee shop with a modern interior allows visitors to enjoy the landscaped garden in comfort. More active guests can enjoy a light walk through a tunnel of trees on the mountain road. Nearby attractions include the Paju section of the DMZ, Paju Book City, and Paju Premium Outlets.

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World (세계민속악기박물관)

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World (세계민속악기박물관)

3.6 Km    6180     2021-12-24

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 including the balafon, djembe, didgeridoo, and angklung from 70 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Islamic Northeast Asia, and Pacific.

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

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum (벽봉한국장신구박물관)

Byeokbong Korea Jewelry Museum (벽봉한국장신구박물관)

3.7 Km    776     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.

Heyri Art Valley (헤이리 예술마을)

Heyri Art Valley (헤이리 예술마을)

3.7 Km    112667     2021-03-12

70-21, Heyrimaeul-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-946-8551

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 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.

Homeo (호메오)

Homeo (호메오)

3.8 Km    18746     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.

Time & Blade Museum (타임앤블레이드 박물관)

Time & Blade Museum (타임앤블레이드 박물관)

3.9 Km    747     2021-11-29

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

The Time & Blade Museum features two floors filled with items that have shaped the development of humankind. There are many clocks and watches on display, with the largest hall dedicated to skeleton clocks. The museum also displays the parts that make up a clock and the tools used to create them.

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

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

4.1 Km    16843     2021-09-03

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. 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.

Picaso Hotel (피카소호텔)

Picaso Hotel (피카소호텔)

5.2 Km    5270     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)

5.3 Km    172694     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.

Odusan Unification Observatory (오두산 통일전망대)

Odusan Unification Observatory (오두산 통일전망대)

6.3 Km    73880     2021-04-05

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 the 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.

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

4.4 Km    13458     2021-07-19

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 Inyeol.

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.

Provence Village (프로방스 마을)

4.7 Km    78465     2021-12-10

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.