760, Jajangnamusup-gil, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
From 1974 to 1995, Wondae-ri Birch Forest has been reforested with approxmiately 690,000 birch trees in an area of 138 hectares, with 25 hectares of land being used as children's forest experience center. After completing a registration at the forest entrance, a tour of the forest is available by following its walking trail. The forest was designed to promote educational and environmental values and recognize the beauty unique to the birch forest.
644-33, Sambong-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
Dodamsambong Peaks refer to the three stone peaks rising out of the Namhangang River. The biggest rock is called Janggunbong (Husband Rock), the rock on the left side which appears to be showing coquetry is called Cheopbong (Mistress Rock), and the rock on the right side which is turning away from the big rock is called Cheobong (Wife Rock). The peaks are said to represent an angry wife turning away from her husband who has taken a concubine in order to secure a male heir. It is said that Jeong Do-jeon, a politician who made contributions to the establishment of the Joseon dynasty, spent his young days here and used 'Sambong' as his pen name.
Surrounding the three peaks is a musical fountain which was set up in 1998. The fountain serves as a great place for tourists to relax, especially during the nighttime as the fountain water cascade to the music playing in the background.
1155, Palgongsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu
Daegu Safety Theme Park was established to provide citizens with education on safety measures in an emergency situation. The theme park has experience stations set up to demonstrate accidents one can encounter in their everyday life and provides an opportunity to exercise simulated safety drills. All of the facilities throughout the park, including the exhibition halls and the safety education theater, convey the message of safety.
127, Guktojeongjungang-ro, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
The Center of Korea Observatory in Yanggu-gun is named for its location at the center of the Korean Peninsula. It is equipped with an 80 centimeter reflecting telescope. There is also an exhibition hall providing the most recent astronomy news, a planetarium showing the night sky, and a range of hands-on programs.
115, Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Baeksasilgyegok Valley in Seoul is a well preserved cultural and natural site, being home to Baekseokdongcheon, Historic Site No. 462, as well as a habitat to a diverse animals, including salamanders, frogs, minnows, and crayfish. The preservation value of this area is especially high as the valley is home to a large colony of salamanders, which are indicator species of the clean water and a protected wildlife species of Seoul.
The valley gets its name from the site of a villa of Yi Hangbok. The path along the area’s thick forest and natural valleys provides an excellent getaway. Since the area is a habitat to several protected species, visitors are asked to refrain from dipping their feet in the valley’s waters while exploring the scenery. The entrance to the valley is located past the Sanmotungi Café.
614, Gyeonggam-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park, located within Bomun Tourist Complex, was the venue of the international cultural fair Gyeongju World Culture Expo. The park is now open to the public year round and consists of Gyeongju Tower, 3D Animation World, Silla Culture History Exhibition, and World Fossil Museum. The park's landmark is none other than the 82-meter tall Gyeongju Tower that is inspired by the Nine-story Pagoda of Hwangnyongsa Temple, one of the three treasures from the Silly dynasty.
171, Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan
Busan Air Cruise was built to revive the reputation of Songdo Beach, the first public beach in Korea opened nearly 30 years ago. Thirty-nine cabins, including crystal cabins with transparent floors, travel over the ocean between Songnim Park on the east and Amnam Park on the west. Visitors can also enjoy the first cable car museum in the nation at Songdo Doppelmayr World, Asia's first midair swing Sky Swing, theme park photo services and more.
91, Manhae-ro, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
Manhae Village was established as a training center and memorial hall for national activist Monk Manhae Han Yongun, revered for his literary and philosophical inspiration, as well as his devotion to the nation and Korean people during the Democracy Movement.
Gobangsan-ri, Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do
Dotayeonpokpo Falls is located north of the Civilian Control Line, requiring advanced reservation through the Yanggu-gun Office website as well as filling out admission information at the Dutayeon Gallery before entering the area with a guide. The waterfall is located along Sataecheon Stream where it merges with Suipcheon Stream. The water falls into a plunge pool, which as also carved out a deep cave in the bedrock at the base of the waterfall.
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.
The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located on the eastern side within Hyangwonjeong.
18, Yanga-ro 533beon-gil, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Dumo Village was designated a Green Agriculture Experience Village in 2005. The stream flowing through the village has high-quality water and is home to sweetfish, mitten crab, and freshwater eel. Visitors to the village can enjoy both farming and marine experiences, making it a popular destination for families. The villagers welcome visitors warmheartedly, creating an atmosphere of returning home after a long time away. The village name comes from the way it seems to hug the ocean, like a large hangari (clay pot).
4, Cheongsan-ro 672beon-gil, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do
Sinheung Beach on Cheongsando Island is well known for its beautiful blue water. The beach also has a reputation as a great fishing spot. Located on the opposite side of the island from Jiri Beach, Sinheung Beach boasts a spacious shore but offers less amenities in comparison. However, the beach's best qualities are its clean waters and peaceful atmosphere. The nearby shores mostly serve as fishing spots and many visitors enjoy collecting clams during low tide.