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The Latin American Cultural Center Museum (중남미문화원)

The Latin American Cultural Center Museum (중남미문화원)

12.3 Km    12943     2019-03-18

33-15, Daeyang-ro 285beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

The Latin American Cultural Center - Museum was established by former Ambassador Bok Hyung Lee, who served as a diplomat in Latin America for approximately 30 years, and his wife, Kap-Pyo Hong, in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of the Latin American region among Korean people. The center has a museum, an art gallery and a sculpture park: the museum showcases Latin American artifacts made of soil, stone and wood, masks and other folk art crafts of the Maya, Inca and Aztec; the art gallery features contemporary artwork pieces including paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists, and holds art exhibitions on a regular basis; and the sculpture park displays masterpieces of artists mostly from Latin America (Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Portugal), along with indigenas (artifacts from India) and promenades of Coyoacán (the historic borough in Mexico City).

Goyang Seooreung Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritage] (고양 서오릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

Goyang Seooreung Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritage] (고양 서오릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

12.6 Km    25360     2020-04-03

334-32, Seooreung-ro, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Seooreung Royal Tombs is the second largest royal burial site of the Joseon dynasty after Donggureung Royal Tombs. In Korean, the burial mounds of kings and queens are named reung or neung, while those of kings’ parents, crown princes and princesses are called won, and the burial mounds of other princes and princesses are called myo.

Seooreung Royal Tombs consists of Gyeongneung (the tomb of posthumously designated rulers, King Deokjong and Queen Sohye), Changneung (the tomb of King Yejong, the 8th ruler, and Queen Ansun), Hongneung (the tomb of Queen Jeongseong, a consort to King Yeongjo, the 21st ruler), Ingneung (the tomb of Queen Ingyeong, a consort to King Sukjong) and Myeongneung (the tomb of King Sukjong, the 19th ruler, and his two wives, Queen Inhyeon and Queen Inwon).

In addition to the five reungs in Seooreung, there are three wons. These include Sunchangwon (the tombs of Crown Prince Sunhoe and Crown Princess Gongheebin), Sugyeongwon (the tomb of King Yeongjo’s concubine, Yeongbin) and Yeonghoewon (King Injo’s son, Crown Prince Sohyeon and Crown Princess Minheebin). Also, Daebinmyo, the grave of Janghuibin who was King Sukjong’s concubine and King Gyeongjong’s mother, was recently moved to Seooreung.

Gyeyangsan Mountain (계양산)

Gyeyangsan Mountain (계양산)

12.8 Km    5475     2019-05-21

26, Gyeyangsan-ro 75beon-gil, Gyeyang-gu, Incheon

Gyeyangsan Mountain, which reaches an altitude of 395m, is considered a guardian and holy mountain that is representative of Incheon. The mountain’s name changed several times, according to the name changes of the region. It was previously called "Sujuak" as part of the Suju-Dohobu administrative region of the Goryeo Dynasty, "Annamsan Mountain" during Annam-Dohobu, and finally was renamed "Gyeyangsan Mountain" during Gyeyang-Dohobu.

Gyeyangsan’s name originates from the area that is home to the Korean box tree, which produces cassia bark used to make cinnamon. Gyeyang Park was designated as Incheon’s first urban natural park on January 8, 1944, and since then, the mountain has gone on to become the city’s top municipal park.

Heojun Museum (허준박물관)

Heojun Museum (허준박물관)

12.8 Km    13584     2020-05-07

87, Heojun-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

The Heojun Museum opened in honor of the academic accomplishments and charitable deeds of the renowned medical scientist, Heojun of the Joseon dynasty. The museum is composed of the Heojun Memorial Hall, a Herb and Medicine Room, a Medical Supply Room, an Experience Hall, and two floors of a Naeuiwon (government-run medicinal office during the Joseon dynasty) and an oriental medicine clinic. In addition, there is Heojun Park and Heogabawi Rock, which are situated beside the museum. Apart from things related to Heojun, various exhibits, especially high-tech displays such as models, media and touch-screens are also available and on display.

Hotel Luce Bridge [Korea Quality] / 호텔 루체브릿지 [한국관광 품질인증]

Hotel Luce Bridge [Korea Quality] / 호텔 루체브릿지 [한국관광 품질인증]

12.9 Km    510     2019-12-06

23, Magokdong-ro 4-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Hotel Luce Bridge is a 14-story building located in Magok-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul. A mere 10-minute ride from Gimpo International Airport and only a 30-minute ride from Incheon International Airport, it's a popular place to stay particularly among group tourists from other countries as well as Korean tourists since one can get to the subway and bus stop within 5 minutes from the hotel on foot. Many business travelers choose this hotel for a long-term stay because of the trendy style, quality, and reasonable room rates. The hotel has various types of guestrooms, restaurant, banquet hall, and fitness center for the convenience of its guests. There is also a three-story parking building that’s big enough for the guests to park. In addition to the reasonable room rates, another great feature of this hotel is that each of the rooms is equipped with a kitchen.

Guam Park (구암공원)

Guam Park (구암공원)

13.0 Km    5687     2020-03-18

42, Heojun-ro 5-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Guam Park is located in the area around Heogabawi Rock, a natural rock cave beneath Tapsan Mountain. It is said that Heo Seon-mun, the forefather of the Yangcheon Heo clan, was born here. The park was built to commemorate Heo Jun, a widely known physician from the Joseon era who used the penname Guam. It is said that after retirement, Heo Jun came to Heogabawi Rock to compile the famous medical book Dongui Bogam.

A part of the Hangang River here was turned into a lake due to the construction of the Olympic Expressway and high-rise apartments surrounding the park. There is a statue of Heo Jun treating a patient and in the lake, there is a purple-colored rock with holes called Gwangju Rock. Before the construction of the Yanghwadaegyo Bridge, this area used to be where visitors would take a ferry (Gongam Ferry) to cross the other side.

Heogabawi Rock, which is wide enough to accommodate about 20 men, is said to be where people took refuge during wars. Gwangju Rock and Heogabawi Rock is the site of Jechapaeui (the rock where rituals were offered to the God of the Earth and the God of Crops during the Hanseong Baekje period). This was also the first historical name given to this area.

Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

Shinsegae Simon Paju Premium Outlets (신세계사이먼 파주 프리미엄아울렛)

13.5 Km    164363     2019-05-17

200, Pilseung-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Paju Premium Outlets was the second luxury premium outlet introduced in Korea. The outlet was established by Korean conglomerate Shinsegae, in partnership with Simon Property Group, a forerunner in the US outlet market.

The three-story building has 165 shops and is known as having the largest number of individual brand stores in Korea (20 in total). Discounts at the outlets range from 25% to 65% and include everything from clothing to jewelry and housewares, such as Le Creuset and Royal Albert. Some brands are even offered at a lower price than quoted in the duty free shops. The outlet center also provides shoppers with various conveniences such as restaurants (21 in all) and numerous places to sit and take a rest.

Mayfield Hotel (메이필드호텔)

Mayfield Hotel (메이필드호텔)

13.5 Km    11240     2019-02-12

94, Banghwa-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Mayfield Hotel is an European style luxury boutique hotel located in between Incheon International Airport and downtown Seoul. It takes only 5 minutes from Gimpo Airport. Since the hotel is poised in the wood, it looks like a castle in Europe and the bell tower and garden add to the European atmosphere. Guests also can enjoy the fresh air from the pine tree grove.

The hotel has 8 building structures in a large 105785.60㎡ field. The main building with 6 floors and a basement floor is housing guestrooms, a lounge, a western restaurant, a traditional Korean restaurant, and an outdoor lounge. Another building is with large halls for international conferences and various events, while the other one is for wedding and wedding reception. It also has traditional wedding facilities.
The hotel offers a wide variety of rooms from one of its 202 cozy rooms including Ondol rooms and suite rooms. Subsidiary facilities include a fitness club, which is equipped with Korea's best facilities.

Bongraeheon (Mayfield Hotel) (봉래헌(메이필드호텔))

Bongraeheon (Mayfield Hotel) (봉래헌(메이필드호텔))

13.5 Km    16763     2020-04-27

94, Banghwa-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Bongraeheon serves savory royal Korean dishes in a great natural environment. It was designated a Proud Korean Restaurant in 2007 by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. It is located in a traditional Korean building built by Lee Il-gu, a master carpenter and Human Cultural Property who participated in the restoration of Gyeongbokgung Palace. With high ceilings, the whole building has a soothing smell of pine. It’s a popular place for business dining as well as the first meeting between the parents of soon-to-be bride and groom. The restaurant specializes in course meals including gujeolpan, geonoljeolpan, sinseonno, jeonbokcho, hanbang kkorijjim, and stone baked mushrooms.

Nak Won - Mayfield Hotel (낙원 (메이필드호텔))

Nak Won - Mayfield Hotel (낙원 (메이필드호텔))

13.5 Km    7836     2020-05-07

94, Banghwa-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Nak Won is a Korean restaurant located in a natural setting. It has a large clean hall and traditional Korean-style rooms for family, business, and other forms of group dining. Nak Won has a large garden with trees and grass. It’s been specializing in galbi for 26 years.

Sura Hanu (수라한우)

12.4 Km    6219     2020-04-17

364, Yangcheon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Sura Haru specalizes in Hanjeongsik (Korean table d'hote), a traditional Korean course meal. The restaurant blends the beauty of traditional hanok with modern design elements for a beautiful atmosphere. The restaurant also features a banquet hall and separate smaller dining rooms for events and gatherings of all types from business to family meetings.

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

13.1 Km    12662     2019-08-09

90, Jangneung-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

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.