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Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)

Gyeongin Ara Waterway (경인 아라뱃길)

7.3 Km    13942     2020-04-27

74, Arayuk-ro 270beon-gil, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1899-3650

Ara Waterway flows 18 kilometers from downstream Hangang River to the West Sea. Opened in 2012, the waterway serves to quickly remove excess water from the surrounding areas to prevent flooding. The waterway also serves as a key route for transporting cargo via ship, as well as a natural green space.

The idea of Ara Waterway was started nearly 800 years ago during the Joseon dynasty by King Gojong. Unfortunately, his plan could not be completed at that time due to technical obstacles and the difficult state of the country.

Hyundai Premium Outlet - Gimpo Branch (현대 프리미엄아울렛 김포점)

Hyundai Premium Outlet - Gimpo Branch (현대 프리미엄아울렛 김포점)

7.4 Km    54848     2020-05-19

100, Arayuk-ro 152beon-gil, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-812-2233

Housing multiple brands and showcasing the latest fashion trends, Hyundai Premium Outlet at Gimpo consists of 230 premium brands altogether. Located conveniently near public transportation stops, Hyundai Department Store is seeking to serve both local and international visitors with lots of attractions.

Naruter (나루터)

Naruter (나루터)

7.9 Km    7737     2020-02-06

178, Haengjusanseong-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-1544-5292

Naruter is a dynamic food town that delights the eyes, mouth, ears, and the body. There are always sights to see, a great selection of food to stimulate your taste buds, live music videos to watch, and various subsidiary facilities (karaoke room, Jokgu courts, table tennis courts, etc.) and convenient facilities (free shuttle buses, desserts at the lounge), to ensure that everyone is always entertained. Naruter is comprised of four halls: Hall 1 being the Main Building, Hall 2 the Observatory, Hall 3 Sarangchae, and Hall 4 as the Convention Hall. Lastly, the Convention Hall has been organized for company workshops, lectures, and seminars with state-of-the-art technology (wireless LAN, 200-inch screen, 4000 ANSI projector)

Pinoseum (피노지움)

Pinoseum (피노지움)

8.8 Km    7439     2019-11-27

152, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Pinoseum was established with a motivation of Pinocchio created by Carlo Collodi, an Italian author about 130 years ago. The Pinoseum consists of an exhibition hall where visitors can experience the wooden doll, Pinocchio, in person, and it houses 1,300 Pinocchio-related pieces as well as exhibitions such as Pinocchio Story, Pinocchio doll museum, Pinocchio experience hall and photo zone.

Paju Book City (파주출판도시)

Paju Book City (파주출판도시)

8.9 Km    42720     2019-08-27

145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-955-0050

Located in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, Paju Book City is a giant cultural complex, belonging to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. It is home to 250 publishers with over 10,000 workers. It covers the entire process of publishing from planning to printing and distribution.

Asia Publication Culture & Information Center houses book cafes, used bookstores, galleries, and restaurants, hosting diverse exhibitions and forums; Tan Tan Story House, run by Yeowon Media specializing in illustrated storybooks for children, is a cultural center for children with a performance hall, a gallery, and a book café. Other notable attractions include Yeolhwadang, Chameleon (BIR Publishing’s book outlet), Darakwon Book Café, and Moongongsa Book Café. The first floor of Paju Book City is full of book stores and cafes.

Visitors should note that some stores are closed on weekends and during holidays and generally operate 09:00-18:00. Aside from bookstores and cafes, Paju Book City also boasts many attractions. In a corner of the Asia Publication Culture & Information Center grounds is an elegant hanok (traditional Korean house) that boasts both traditional beauty and modern touches.

Paju Booksori Festival (파주 북소리)

Paju Booksori Festival (파주 북소리)

8.9 Km    8757     2019-11-11

145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-31-955-4114

Paju Book City is a leading publishing and cultural hub in Korea, started in 2011 with the establishment of a street lined with bookstores to transform the area from a place of publication to a place for enjoying book culture. A total of 42 bookstores opened within the city's first year. In view of participating in international activities, the city joined the International Organization of Booktowns (IOB) in June 2012. The IOB is an organization of 16 booktowns in 13 countries.

Paju Booksori Festival is the largest book festival in Asia. Launched in the fall of 2011, the festival draws around 100 publishers, and leading organizations related to the publishing industry, books, education, and culture.

Goyang West Three Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritage] (고양 서삼릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

Goyang West Three Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritage] (고양 서삼릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

9.0 Km    11906     2019-08-09

233-126, Seosamneung-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-962-6009

The West Three Royal Tombs in Goyang is comprised of the three royal tombs of Huireung, Hyoreung and Yereung. Huireung is the tomb of Queen Janggyeong, the second wife of King Jungjong, the 11th ruler of the Joseon dynasty. Hyoreung is the name of the tombs of King Injong, the 12th ruler of the Joseon dynasty, and Queen Inseong. Yereung is the name of the tombs of King Cheoljong, the 25th ruler of the Joseon dynasty, and Queen Cheorin.

Skinanniversary Beauty Town (스킨애니버셔리 뷰티타운)

Skinanniversary Beauty Town (스킨애니버셔리 뷰티타운)

9.0 Km    24849     2016-04-29

219, Munbal-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-955-1688

Skin Anniversary Beauty Town is a beauty complex offering visitors a chance to experience the diverse facets of the Korean beauty culture. Visitors can enjoy various skincare services and make-up as well as trick-art gallery, hallyu gallery, restaurant, and café alike.

Gangseo Marsh Ecological Park (강서습지생태공원)

Gangseo Marsh Ecological Park (강서습지생태공원)

9.0 Km    9524     2014-10-13

279-23, Yangcheon-ro 27-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3780-0621~3

The Gangseo Marsh Ecological Park is an eco-park located on the southern side of the Hangang River between Bangwha Bridge and Hangju Bridge. Established in July 2007, the park is partly comprised of low wetlands, freshwater lakes, and various aquatic plants. Eco-trails wind around the park through reeded areas, around willow trees, and past the migratory bird observation. At the park visitors can watch and learn about a variety of migratory birds during the summer and winter or join one of the park’s organized eco-education programs.

Lotte Paju Premium Outlet (롯데 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

Lotte Paju Premium Outlet (롯데 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

9.0 Km    88475     2019-06-18

390, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-960-2500

Lotte Paju Premium Outlet is Korea’s largest premium outlet, offering more than 200 international and Korean luxury brands at affordable prices. It is the first suburban outlet to provide an integrated lifestyle experience that combines shopping and cultural experiences by featuring additional facilities including a cultural center, cultural hall, gallery, movie theater, kids’ café, and a book store. The outlet’s sophisticated architecture together with the scenic natural surroundings created by the neighboring Simhaksan Mountain present opportunities for both convenient shopping and a peaceful retreat. The outlet is also conveniently located in the vicinity of notable tourist spots such as the Paju Book City and Heyri Art Village.

Gimpo Jangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (김포 장릉(인헌왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])

7.4 Km    13779     2020-02-07

79, Jangneung-ro, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-984-2897

Jangneung Royal Tomb is located in Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do. This is the tomb for the parents of King Injo, the posthumously designated King Wonjong (1580-1619) and of his wife Queen Inheon (1578-1626). The tombs are small but well maintained.

Haengjusanseong Fortress (행주산성)

9.0 Km    15359     2020-05-20

89, Haengju-ro 15beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-31-8075-3396

Haengjusanseong Fortress (Historic Site No. 56) atop Deogyangsan Mountain was the site of one of the three major Korean victoriess against the enemy during the Imjin War (1592-1598). Women also participated in the dramatic battle, carrying stones in their aprons (haengju in Korean). The original date and purpose of the fortress construction remains a mystery, but it is believed the construction dates back to the ancient Baekje period, as many relics from that era have been excavated by archeological surveys. Inside the fortress is Chungjangsa Shrine, a place to pay tribute to General Gwon Yul who led the victorious feat. Transportation to the fortress has become much more convenient with the opening of the Jayu-ro Highway and the completion of the Haengju Bridge, making the fortress a popular destination on holidays.