Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Cheongsapo Port is located on the right side near the end of Dalmaji Hill in the direction of Songjeong in Haeundae. Along with Gudeokpo Port and Mipo Port, Cheongsapo Port is among the three ports lined against the coastal shore between Haeundae and Songjeong. Cheongsapo Port is famous as a place to view beautiful sunrises and where quality seaweed can be found. The rocks scattered along the port's shore are crowded with fishers. Railroad tracks that run along the shoreline make the area even more special, known to be one of the only two railroad tracks in Korea to be situated near the sea. The area around the port gained popularity after appearing in a movie, and many restaurants have opened up, selling the freshest seafood.
Taehwa-dong, Jung-gu, Ulsan
The Taehwagang River cuts across the heart of Ulsan and flows into Ulsan Bay, which is connected to the East Sea. The river basin, which stretches 36 kilometers from east to west and 28 kilometers from north to south, is mostly comprised of mountainous terrain, but there is fertile land on both sides of the river and at the southern end of the river. The river is presently an important source of drinking water for the citizens of Ulsan.
The field along the center of Taehwagang River was left abandoned for a long time before it was founded as Taehwagang National Garden, preserving nature while providing a resting spot to the citizens of Ulsan. The garden is over twice the size of Yeouido Park in Seoul, and consists of natural water and a lush bamboo forest, known as Simnidae Forest, along with canola and forage barley fields. Simnidae Forest was once in danger of demolition as part of the government's flood control plans but remains preserved thanks to community efforts. Preservation efforts led to turning the area into Taehwagang National Garden of today, which took place from 2004 to 2010.
92, Dogil-ro, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
The German Village was built for Korean residents who returned from living in Germany. Many Korean lived in Germany where they earned foreign currency during the modernization of Korea in the 1960s. The area is now a unique tourism spot related to German culture. In 2001, the areas of Mulgeon-ri, Samdong-myeon, Namhae-gun, where the Windbreak Forest (Natural Monument No. 150) is located, underwent a development worth 3 billion won ($2 million USD) implemented by Namhae-gun and eventually formed a village spanning over 99,174 ㎡.
Korean residents in Germany directly imported materials from Germany to build German-style houses. Some villagers who make frequent visits to Germany operate their vacant house as a tourist guesthouse.
Also nearby is the Windbreak Forest and the Mulmi Coastal Road, one of the most beautiful coastal drives in Korea.
234, Art valley-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
The rocks of Pocheon Art Valley are famous among Koreans for its natural beauty. The beautiful rock formation is a result of the Daebo Orogeny that took place approximately over 150 million years ago. Now, the rocks' beauty is admired by tourists as a culture and arts space under the name Pocheon Art Valley. The transformation was the outcome of Korea's first environment restoration project led by the city of Pocheon. Nearby are active quarry sites for digging up unique granite found only within the area, referred to as Pocheonseok rocks.
175, Kkotdaemaeul-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
Hani Lavender Farm was opened on a 33,000 ㎡ plot of land in 2006 by Ha Deok-ho, the "lavender missionary." Mr. Ha originally operated an herb shop in Gyeonggi-do but moved to Goseong to grow his own lavender farm. The area of the farm has the ideal condition for lavender to grow.
35-5, Yonghak-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Suseongmot Lake Resort is located at the foot of the northwest side of Yongjibong Peak (alt. 629 m) in Beommul-dong and offers outstanding scenery including gentlly sloping mountains along with Suseongmot Lake. The resort is centered around Suseongmot Lake, established in 1925 with 70,000 pondage in a circumfrence of 2,020 meters. The total area of the park is 218,000 ㎡.
Suseongmot Lake is an artificial lake created in 1925 during the Japanese colonial period to supply water for agriculture to rural areas. Today, it is no longer used for agricultural purposes, but has been turned into a resting area. Nearby the lake is Suseong Land which houses benches, trees, cruise boarding dock, biking, bumper car, merry-go round and other entertainment facilities. In addition, visitors can enjoy a duck-boat ride, view of Dusanpokpo Falls and other exciting places perfect for excursion.
The lake has a music fountain that operates from May to October four times a day.
41, Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Naksan Park gets its name from its camel hump-like appearance. The mountain is a solid granite bedrock. The Joseon royal family enjoyed the natural beauty of the granite mountain, but during the Japanese Colonial Period, a hasty manner of urban planning resulted in the demolition of most parts of the mountain. In an effort to save the remaining green belts, Naksan was designated as a park on June 10, 2002. Located in the center of the Seoul, this historical and beautiful park allows its visitors to view the magnificence of the entire city.
530-62, Gucheondong-ro, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
Deogyusan National Recreational Forest is located south of Muju near Gucheon-dong Valley and Deogyusan National Park. The lush forest of larch and pine nut trees creates a cool ambience for relaxation. The recreational forest features a biking trail, and is near Deogyusan Ski Resort and other leisure facilities.
Pyeongsari-gil, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
Pyeongsari Field was created by Seomjingang River flowing through the canyon which attracted people to form a village. The field served as the central farming field and fed the villagers for many years and appeared as a setting in Park Kyongni's novel "Land." Pyeongsari field is one of the largest fields found along Seomjingang River, boasting a size of 2,743,801 ㎡.
Jeongmok-ri, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Myeongjigyegok Valley stretches eastward from the summit of Myeongjisan Mountain (alt. 1,267 m), the second highest mountain in Gyeonggi-do. The entrance to the valley offers several convenient amenities, including restaurants, public restrooms, and accommodations. In the valley itself, clean water powerfully cascades over rocks. Forests line both sides of the valley entrance, and a trail leads to Seungcheonsa Temple. Myeongjipokpo Falls, nearly an hour's walk from the valley entrance, is just 7~8 meters high, but is extremely beautiful in fall.
31, Sambong-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
Danyanggang River Jando-gil Plank Road is a 1.2-kilometer-long trekking road along Namhangang River. With an amazing view of the surroundings, the road is a must-walk when visiting Danyang. There are various attractions nearby, including Mancheonha Skywalk and Suyanggae Light Tunnel, offering a tour experience that covers geology and history.
Banpo-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Gyeryongsan National Park stretches across the cities of Daejeon, Gongju, and Nonsan in Chungcheongnam-do and was made a national park on December 31, 1968. The name of the mountain comes from the fact that the ridgeline looks like a dragon wearing a chicken's crest on its head. The topographical features are what make this mountain stand out and its mysterious folklore is what makes it so interesting. The park features many peaks, including the main peak Cheonhwangbong (alt. 845.1 m), as well as Sambulbong, Yeoncheonbong, and Gwaneumbong Peaks. This mountain is famous for its many interesting sites, with its fantastic rock structures and Yongmunpokpo Falls on the west, Eunseonpokpo Falls to the east, and Amyongchu and Sutyongchupokpo Falls in the south.
In spring, cherry blossoms bloom along the path to Donghaksa Temple, and during summer the lush green of the valley is very beautiful. During fall, the maple trees reveal their crimson colored leaves around Gapsa Temple and Yongmunpokpo Falls. The snowcapped peak of Sambulbong in winter is simply breathtaking. Gyeryongsan is full of rare animals and plants, beautiful waterfalls and a rich history with mysterious legends and cultural treasures. To the east is Donghaksa Temple; northwest, Gapsa Temple; southwest, Sinwonsa Temple; and southeast, Yonghwasa Temple.