Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (정동진 해맞이 축제 모래시계회전식) - Area information - Korea travel information

Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (정동진 해맞이 축제 모래시계회전식)

Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival (정동진 해맞이 축제 모래시계회전식)

0m    15117     2020-03-24

Jeongdongjin2-ri, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
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Many people come to celebrate a fresh start at the Jeongdongjin Sunrise Festival, taking place on the eve of one year and the first day of the New Year at Sandglass Park. The sandglass at the park has a diameter of 8.06 meters, x_width of 3.2 meters, weight of 40 tons and holds 8 tons of sand, making it one of the biggest sandglasses in the world. It takes a whole year for sand to trickle to the bottom and then the sandglass restarts again on New Year’s Day each year at midnight.

Festival events include a fireworks display, the turning of the sandglass to start another year, and performances by various artists.

Jung-dong castle [Korea Quality] / 정동캐슬 [한국관광 품질인증]

Jung-dong castle [Korea Quality] / 정동캐슬 [한국관광 품질인증]

464m    2610     2020-09-09

1455, Yulgok-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Korea
+82-10-2294-1318

Located on Jeongdongjin Beach, Jungdong Castle has guestrooms commanding a great view of the East Sea and the sunrise. The Room A offers a view of the ocean and sunrise, and the Room B offers a wide view of the coastline stretching from Jeongdongjin 1-ri and Sun Cruise. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a barbecue party while taking in the beautiful view of the beach. There are lots to see and enjoy around the motel, such as the Haslla Art World with many artworks in harmony with nature, Gangneung Solhyang Arboretum filled with a refreshing pine scent, and Deungmyeong Beach where you can enjoy the summer beach.

DAWOO RESORTS [Korea Quality] / 다우리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

DAWOO RESORTS [Korea Quality] / 다우리조텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

1.0 Km    2953     2020-09-10

43, Jeongdongdeungmyeong-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-5259-0263

Located in Jeongdongjin, Gangneung City by the shore of the East Sea, Dawoo Resort welcomes guests with its sophisticated and stylish design, including the grand and refined ceiling of the lobby which is open to the second floor. Every room commands a view of the sunrise, and guests can enjoy cooking in the kitchen. Many tourist attractions are situated nearby in Jeongdongjin, and a convenient pickup service is available from almost every place in and around Jeongdongjin.

Jeongdongjin Rail Bike (정동진 레일바이크)

Jeongdongjin Rail Bike (정동진 레일바이크)

3.1 Km    7621     2020-07-03

17, Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-655-7786

The Jeongdongjin Rail Bike is one of the must-try leisure activities in Gangwon-do. Departing from Jeongdongjin Station, a ride on the rail bike offers an experience to enjoy the cool breeze from the sea right along the railway tracks.

Jeongdongjin Beach (정동진해변)

Jeongdongjin Beach (정동진해변)

3.1 Km    66575     2020-07-16

17, Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-640-4534

Jeongdongjin Beach is a nice, sandy beach that stretches over 250 meters with three major swimming spots: in front of Jeongdongjin Station, by Sandglass Park, and by the Jeongdongjin Breakwater. The spots near the railway station and by the park are more popular because they are spacious and easy to reach. The numerous rocks in front of Jeongdongjin Station are home to shellfish, mussels, sea urchins and edible seaweed.

Jeondongjin Station is known to be one of the stations closest to the ocean in the world. It is also a well-known sunrise spot, attracting crowds of sunrise spectators. The Jeongdongjin Sunrise Tourist Train has become a crowd favorite as well, ever since its premier run in 1997.

Jeongdongjin Station (정동진역)

Jeongdongjin Station (정동진역)

3.1 Km    9187     2017-06-29

17, Jeongdongyeok-gil, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Jeongdongjin Station is a small-sized station built on November 8, 1962. The area around the station gained popularity as a filming site of the drama “Sandglass (1995)” and is also widely famous for its sunrise view.

Badareul Damda(바다를담다)

Badareul Damda(바다를담다)

3.7 Km    2     2020-10-15

1025 Heonhwa-ro Gangdong-myeon Gangneung-si Gangwon-do
+82-33-647-3631

It is a place where you can eat fresh seafood with the view of Hourglass Park. This seafood restaurant is located in Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do. The most famous menu is steamed snow crab.

Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)

Sandglass Park (모래시계공원)

3.8 Km    7437     2020-09-23

990-1, Heonhwa-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-640-4535

Sandglass Park is surrounded by the East Sea, mountains and Jeongdongjin 2-ri Village. Sandglass Park has pine trees, benches facing the sea, and access to Jeongdongjin Beach. At the center of the park is a giant sandglass that is set to measure one year. Sandglass Park was established in 1999 by the city of Gangneung and Samsung Electronics Co. to commemorate the upcoming millennium. Part of this commemoration was the building of the giant sandglass at the park. The sandglass has a diameter of 8.06 meters, x_width of 3.2 meters, weight of 40 tons and holds 8 tons of sand, making it one of the biggest sandglasses in the world. It takes a whole year for sand to trickle to the bottom and then the sandglass restarts again on New Year’s Day each year at midnight.

Jeongdongjin Time Museum (정동진시간박물관)

Jeongdongjin Time Museum (정동진시간박물관)

3.8 Km    10946     2019-03-18

990-1, Heonhwa-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-645-4540

Jeongdongjin Time Museum is comprised of a steam locomotive and 180m-long train at the famous Sandglass Park. It features interesting and unique exhibition spaces based on a theme of ‘Time.’ Since it opened in 2013, the museum has been introduced on KBS, MBC, SBS, and YTN as well as Chinese TV programs. In addition, the world largest hourglass, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records with a diameter of 8 meters, is set up at the outside garden. Also an extremely accurate bronze sundial having a 7.2-x_height is available.

Haslla Art World (하슬라아트월드)

614m    23687     2020-02-26

1441, Yulgok-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-644-9411

Covering an area of 61 acres, Haslla Art World gets its name ‘Haslla’ from Gangneung's name from the Silla period. Formed by applying to its natural features, the Art Garden contains the Pine Tree Garden, Time Hall, Wetlands, Field Garden, Sea Garden and Fun Garden. At the Fun Garden located by the sea, artists and visitors can talk about artwork placed here, as well as gaze at the clear view of the sea. There is also a study room where children experience the making of artwork and observe nature, as well as try to make sotdae (a Korean folk item, a pole, which is set up for prayer or celebration).

Haslla Museum Hotel (하슬라아트월드)

703m    17680     2020-06-18

1441, Yulgok-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-644-9411

Haslla Art World is a cultural park overlooking the East Sea. “Haslla” was the former name of the Gangneung area during the Goguryeo and Silla Periods. Made by the sculptor couple, Park Shinjung and Choi Okyung, the park is also home to Haslla Museum Hotel and Haslla Wedding Hall.

Full of works of art, Haslla Museum Hotel is decorated with meticulous details. In fact, the entire hotel looks like a piece of art from beautiful beds to chic restaurant. There is no mirror in the bathroom and there are no locks within rooms, aiding guests in focusing on the present. Every room overlooks the East Sea with elegant bathtubs.

HOTEL TOPSVILLE [Korea Quality] / 호텔탑스빌 [한국관광 품질인증]

3.8 Km    910     2020-09-09

1007-34, Heonhwa-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
010-3375-0684

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the City of Gangneung, Hotel Tops Ville in Jeongdongjin is only two minutes away from the beach on foot. For this reason, the 'Ocean A,' 'Ocean B,' and 'Special Ocean' guestrooms offer a great view of the East Sea. The hotel has a seminar room and a cafeteria that serves breakfast. At night, you can see dozens of squid fishing boats that light up the sea. Right behind the hotel is a pine grove where you can take a walk. The hotel is very conveniently located as well, because the Coastal National Road and railway are right in front of it. Popular tourist destinations near the hotel include Jeongdongjin, Rail Bike, Jeongdongjin Time Museum, and Sandglass Park.