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Kim Hain Art Hall Pension (김하인 아트홀 국화꽃향기)

Kim Hain Art Hall Pension (김하인 아트홀 국화꽃향기)

8138     2020-08-04

120-4, Jajakdoseonsa-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-636-5679

Famous as a filming site for the popular K-drama "Autumn in My Heart (2000)," Kim Hain Art Hall opened in October 2008 in dedication to Kim Hain, the novelist of "The Scent of Love." The center serves as a cultural space for students and general visitors. Spread over four floors, Kim Hain Art Hall doubles as an experience center and a pension, featuring a literature lecture room, author introduction room, a screening room, and moviestar room.

Deokpo Beach (덕포해수욕장)

Deokpo Beach (덕포해수욕장)

41076     2020-08-04

Deokpo 5-gil, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Deokpo Beach is a white sandy beach in the city of Geoje in Gyeongsangnam-do. The 450 meter-long and 40 meter-wide beach offers fine sand, clear waters, a gentle slope and old sea pine trees along the coast.

Nearby attractions include the Okpo Great Victory Commemorative Park, which was built in 1996 to commemorate the victory of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, and the Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering with a giant shipyard crane.

Dolmeori Beach (돌머리해변)

Dolmeori Beach (돌머리해변)

6595     2020-08-04

614, Jupo-ro, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-320-1782

Dolmeori beach is located at the westernmost point of Hampyeong-eup on a rocky tip, giving the beach its name Dolmeori, meaing a rock head.

Near the beach there is a dense forest of sweet smelling pine trees and fresh water which is shallow enough for swimming. Although the difference in the landscape between high and low tide is considerable, efforts have been made to make up for the shortcomings. A swimming pool has been installed over an area of 8,910 square metres, for swimming even during low tide. Also, various facilities have been installed for the visitors' convenience. A long, wooden bridge has been erected for the viewing of the mud flats and sea creatures during low tide. On the mud flats there is a flurry of sea life, and the look-out sheds near the beach sell fresh summer fruits.

Sorae Ecology Park (소래습지생태공원)

Sorae Ecology Park (소래습지생태공원)

24585     2020-08-04

77, Sorae-ro 154beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon
+82-32-435-7076

Sorae Ecology Park is located on a vast plot of land in Incheon. The park first opened in June 1999 at the site of an old saltern on a 660,000 ㎡ plot but has expanded over the years to an area of 3.5 ㎡. The previous salt storage has been converted into an ecology exhibition space, displaying the history of the area as well as the plants and animals that live here. The park expanded in April 2001 with the addition of the Ecology Hall and Nature Learning Center, offering various educational experience opportunities.

Mohang Beach (모항해수욕장)

Mohang Beach (모항해수욕장)

5987     2020-08-04

23-1, Mohang-gil, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-580-4413

Mohang Beach is situated in Byeonsan-myeon, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do. It is set against the beautiful mountains of Byeonsanbando National Park and the clear waters of the west coast. Unlike many beaches along the west coast, white sand can be found even at low tide and the beach is great for fishing.

Designated a tourist site in December of 2000, the area has been equipped with a family hotel, camping sites, and a seaside cafe. Nearby, there is a mud flat, a population of horned holly trees (Natural Monument No. 122), and a scenic drive.

Songho Beach (송호해수욕장)

Songho Beach (송호해수욕장)

10581     2020-08-04

1827, Ttangkkeutaean-ro, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do

Songho Beach is the most representative beach in Haenam and was named so for its dense old pine trees, fine sand, and shallow water resembling a lake. The fine sand and shallow waters make it the perfect beach for families. Hundreds of pine trees create a scenic forest almost 1 kilometers long along the levee which provides a suitable camping site under the forest. Ttangkkeut-gil walking path connects the front of an auto camping site at Songho Beach to Galsan Village and Ttangkkeut Tower.

The Windbreak pine tree forest in Songho-ri, Haenam is designated as Jeollanam-do’s Natural Monument No. 142, including around 600 pine trees aged 200 years and playing a vital role in the coastal shelterbelt.

Manseong-ri Black Sand Beach (만성리 검은모래해변)

Manseong-ri Black Sand Beach (만성리 검은모래해변)

9877     2020-08-04

15-1, Manseongni-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-659-3966

Manseong-ri Black Sand Beach is located 3 kilometers to the north along the coastal road from Yeosu EXPO Station. The beach, 540 meters in length and 25 meters in x_width, has an average water temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. The black sand is said to help blood circulation and remove toxins from the body.

Naro Wuju Beach (나로우주해수욕장)

Naro Wuju Beach (나로우주해수욕장)

7540     2020-08-04

30-23, Singeum-gil, Goheung-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-64-830-6598

Naro Wuju Beach has gentle slopes and is shaded by 350 year old pine trees. The scenery is beautiful due to the nearby evergreen forest designated as Natural Monument No. 362. The island is a treasured fishing location. Narodo Island is made up of Oe-narodo and Nae-narodo, located 36 kilometers southeast of Goheung-eup. In 1996, Yeollyukgyo Bridge and Yeondogyo Bridge were constructed, connecting the mainland and the islands allowing an easier way to visit without the necessity of a boat. Naro Wuju Beach is located on Oe-narodo Island and is a part of Dadohae National Marine Park. It boasts beautiful scenery and the nearby Narodo Port offers fresh seafood such as octopus, crab, live fish, and shellfish at a low price.

Dara Park (달아공원)

Dara Park (달아공원)

4918     2020-08-03

1115, Sanyangilju-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-650-4681

Located in the southern part of Mireukdo Island, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Dara Park was originally named for its resemblance to the tusk of an elephant. The currently means "A vista point for a view of the moon." On the path to the park is Gwanghaejeong Pavilion, which has an broad view of Hallyeohaesang National Park offers a prime location to watch the sunset.

Jipdarigol Recreational Forest (집다리골자연휴양림)

Jipdarigol Recreational Forest (집다리골자연휴양림)

17085     2020-08-03

130, Hwaakjiam 1-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-248-6716

Jipdarigol Recreational Forest is located just 20 minutes outside of the lakeside city of Chuncheon. The forest offers beautiful mountains and valleys, along with plenty of water leisure activities thanks to the nearby Uiam, Chuncheon, and Soyang Dams. The main valley of Jipdarigol Recreational Forest offers cool, clear spring water for the prefect summer retreat. Nearby attractions include the Tomb of Shin Sung-gyeom, Cheongpyeongsa Temple, Gugokpokpo and Deungseonpokpo Falls, and a year-round sledding hill.

Jinnamgwan Hall (여수 진남관)

16537     2020-08-04

11, Dongmun-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-659-4756

Jinnamgwan Hall (National Treasure No. 304) is located at the site of the Jeolla Province naval base during the Joseon dynasty. At that time, it was a watchtower called Jimhaeru, where Admiral Yi Sun-sin commanded his forces during the Imjin War (1592-1598). The original building burned down near the end of the war, and Admiral Yi Sun-sin's successor, Yi Si-eon, constructed Jinnamgwan Hall, a large gaeksa (government officer guesthouse) at the site in 1599.

Jinnamgwan Hall is a single-story gable-roofed building with 15 kan (traditional Korean measurement between two pillars) on the front and 5 kan on the sides. It is the largest single-story goverment building from the Joseon dynasty in the region. At the hall entrance is a small museum outlining the history of Jinnamgwan and the Imjin War, and the famous Yeosu Stone Statue (Jeollanam-do Tangible Cultural Asset No. 33) is located within the precincts of the hall. Nearby attractions include Jasan Park, Odongdo Island, Dolsan Bridge, Chungminsa Shrine, and Manseongni Beach.

Jungni Beach (중리해수욕장)

6768     2020-08-04

Jungtong-ri, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-550-6625

Jungni Beach is the best beach for swimming in the sea on Bogildo Island. The white sandy beach is long and the depth of the water is shallow enough for people to enjoy, even at 200 meters into the water. The beach is also lined with pine trees that provide shade from the hot sun. The roads are also good and convenient.

Within a little distance from Jungni Beach there is a small and beautiful beach called Tongni Beach. The silver sand is lined with pine trees and the water is shallow. During summer, visitors can access the shower booths, water fountains, and convenience store on Jungni Beach and Tongni Beach. Accommodations and restaurants can be found in the nearyby village. Approximately 1.5 kilometers away, there is an evergreen forest (Natural Monument No. 40) and a river with large black rocks stretching 1 kilometer.