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Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (원주 다이내믹댄싱카니발)

19172     2021-09-17

12, Sogeumsan-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-760-9802~4

Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival is an international festival led by the citizens from the preparation of the event to the stage performances. Dynamic dance parade performances will take place on a giant 100-meter long and 15-meter wide runway.

Korea Food & Tourism Expo (한국음식관광박람회)

Korea Food & Tourism Expo (한국음식관광박람회)

5907     2021-09-16

27, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-2-737-2210

Seeking to become better and more advanced every year, the Korea Food & Tourism Expo offers a wide array of hands-on experience programs and seminars on food culture. Those hoping to participate in contests or special exhibitions should sign up on the festival website. For more information on the festival schedule, please see the website or call festival organizers using the number provided.

Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival (홍성 남당항 대하축제)

Hongseong Namdanghang Port Jumbo Shrimp Festival (홍성 남당항 대하축제)

11744     2021-09-16

213-1, Namdanghang-ro, Hongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-41-634-0104

Namdanghang Port, located at the west end of Hongseong, is a famous west coast port known for its exceptional seafood. Surrounded by the clean waters of Cheonsuman Bay, Namdahang Port is home to a wide array of sea life including blue crab, cockle and webfoot octopus. Namdanghang Port also draws throngs of visitors from early September to mid-October every year for the country’s largest Jumbo Shrimp Festival.

Seonamsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (선암사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

Seonamsa Temple [UNESCO World Heritage] (선암사 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

39631     2021-09-17

450, Seonamsa-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
+82-61-754-6250

Seonamsa is a beautiful temple located at the east end of Jogyesan Mountain. The distance between the entrance and the temple site is approximately one kilometer. The temple site is nestled within a lush forest of diverse trees that are hundreds of years old. In front of the temple is an arched stone bridge named Seungseongyo Bridge, which is supported by natural bedrocks. In front of the main hall, Daeungjeon Hall, are two three-story stone pagodas that grab visitors' attention. Not only is Seonamsa Temple home to many of the country's pristine treasures and artifacts, it is also one of the few temples that preserve the traditional temple culture even as of today. Seonamsa Temple is beautiful throughout the year, but it is especially inviting in spring and fall when the flowers start to bloom and tree leaves change in color.

Hadong Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사(하동))

Hadong Ssanggyesa Temple (쌍계사(하동))

37052     2021-09-17

59, Ssanggyesa-gil, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
+82-55-883-1901

Ssanggyesa Temple was founded on the southern foothills of Jirisan Mountain in 722 during the reign of Silla King Seongdeok. The temple is famous for the 6-kilometer stretch of cherry blossom trees that bloom each spring. The temple was originally called Okcheonsa Temple, but was changed to the current Ssanggyesa Temple in 887. The current temple buildings were all built in 1632, after having been burned down during the Imjin War (1592-1598). The temple grounds and nearby area feature many historic and beautiful attractions, including Burilpokpo Falls and a large tea plantation.

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지)

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond (경주 동궁과 월지)

136124     2021-09-17

102, Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-750-8655

Gyeongju Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond was a secondary palace used by the crown prince of the Silla Kingdom. It also served as a banquet site for important national events and important visitors. The pond was created in 674, during the reign of King Munmu. The pond features three small islands, and a landscape of 12 small hills to the northeast. After the fall of Silla, the site was abandoned and forgotten. The pond was referred to as "Anapji" from the Goryeo and Joseon periods and onwards. In the 1980s, a pottery fragment with the letters “Wolji” (a pond that reflects the moon) carved onto it was found, revealing the true name of the pond. After the discovery, the site was renamed to the current Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond.

comme lete (꼼레떼)

comme lete (꼼레떼)

618     2021-09-09

26, Bangbaecheon-ro 4an-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
+82-507-1322-8980

A dessert specialty store run by two French pâtissiers. The best menu at this restaurant is dessert. This cafe is located in Seocho-gu, Seoul.

Aewolian (애월리안)

Aewolian (애월리안)

697     2021-09-06

4, Aewon-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-799-5535

A seafood specialty restaurant located in Jeju-si, Jeju-do. The most famous menu is grilled assorted seafood. The chef is from the hotel.

Sagyejinmi - Myeongdong Branch (사계진미 명동)

Sagyejinmi - Myeongdong Branch (사계진미 명동)

829     2021-09-03

37, Myeongdong8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3789-6939

This is a Korean cuisine located in Myeong-dong, Seoul. A restaurant where you can try Korean BBQ chicken. The representative menu is Spicy Stir-fried Chicken.

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (Hanbok Shops) (동대문종합시장 한복상가)

Dongdaemun Shopping Complex (Hanbok Shops) (동대문종합시장 한복상가)

49670     2021-09-15

266, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2262-0114

As one of the largest markets in Asia, Dongdaemun Shopping Complex boasts huge hanbok shops. Most of the major hanbok and fabric distributors are located here. It offers a wide array of hanbok from traditional hanbok to modernized hanbok in addition to accessories and clothing materials. Dongdaemun Shopping Complex is a popular spot among international tourists who want to experience traditional Korean culture and purchase various souvenirs.

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market (서귀포매일 올레시장)

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market (서귀포매일 올레시장)

73620     2021-08-13

18, Jungang-ro 62beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
+82-64-762-1949

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market is the largest market in Seogwipo. It is a traditional market that was formed in the early 1960s and is a mainstay in the Seogwipo economy. Starting from 2001, the market expanded its shopping center and now stretches over 620 meters in length. The interior of the market is designed in such a way that visitors can easily navigate through shops and vendors. For customers' ease, the market offers free delivery service as well as cultural programs and outdoor performances.

Majang Meat Market (마장 축산물시장)

Majang Meat Market (마장 축산물시장)

49690     2021-08-12

40, Majang-ro 31-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
+82-2-2281-4446

Majang Meat Market is the largest meat market in Korea. It is equipped with Korea’s most modern and cleanest facilities. The butchers here are proud of the market's size and hygienic facilities.

The market sells fresh meat arriving every hour from all over the country and from overseas. The prices are overtly marked for each meat along with the country and place of origin. For the market's efforts to provide quality products, the market is recognized by the Korean Medical Association (KMA).

Traders are able to trade easily thanks to the market's state of the art systems. At Majang Meat market, high quality meats are available at up to 30% less than at supermarket chains.

KOLON SEACLOUD HOTEL [Korea Quality] / 코오롱씨클라우드호텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

KOLON SEACLOUD HOTEL [Korea Quality] / 코오롱씨클라우드호텔 [한국관광 품질인증]

3958     2021-09-02

287, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
+82-51-933-1000

As Busan’s first residence hotel, Seacloud Hotel is a 30-story building commanding a great view of Haeundae Beach. All the guestrooms are furnished with kitchenware and dishes for the guests to cook if they so desire. The first through third floors are called the "Shopping Arcade" with numerous restaurants, Thai massage parlor, and convenience store. This residence hotel has a total of 209 Superior, Deluxe, and Executive Suite Rooms, all of which offer a view of Haeundae Beach and the blue ocean. One of the advantages of staying at this residence hotel is that all the guestrooms overlook Haeundae Beach and the sea. All the rooms are a free Wi-Fi zone. Other amenities include outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness room overlooking Haeundae Beach as well as laundry service, 24-hour security system, and large parking lot. It's a 50-minute shuttle bus ride from Gimhae Airport, a 50-minute taxi ride from Busan Station, and within a 5-minute walk from Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2.

Oak Valley (오크밸리)

Oak Valley (오크밸리)

9797     2021-08-13

66, Oak valley 1-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-730-3500

Oak Valley is a family resort that offers beautiful facility with golf courses, thrilling ski slopes, leisure and convenience amenities, and European-style condominiums. The resort's golf courses were designed to work with the naural environment and the course-management is eco-friendly. The resort offers both a members only and public course and a variety of events are ongoing throughout the year.

Other amenities include a banquet hall, wedding hall, swimming pool, tennis court and mountain biking. Families and friends alike can join this resort all year round.

AW Hotel (AW호텔)

AW Hotel (AW호텔)

11509     2021-08-06

413, Seongseo-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
+82-53-589-6700

AW Hotel is conveniently located by Seongseo Industrial Complex Station (Daegu Subway Line 2). It is close to Waryongsan Mountain, Seongseo Sports Center, parks, and Daegu Seongseo Industrial Complex is only 5 minutes away, making AW Hotel perfect for business trips. Also, each room is equipped with a fridge, mini bar, WI-FI, and other facilities. The hotel has a restaurant and coffee shop for a more convenient stay.

Hwamunseok Cultural Center (강화화문석문화관)

Hwamunseok Cultural Center (강화화문석문화관)

5007     2021-09-17

413, Jangjeongyango-gil, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon
+82-32-930-7060

Ganghwa Hwamunseok, Korea's only rush-weaving handicraft, is a cultural legacy inherited from the Goryeo period, and is a product that is exclusively produced in Ganghwa-gun. To preserve and develop its historic rush-weaving handicrafts, Ganghwa-gun constructed Hwamunseok Cultural Center at Yango-ri in Songhae-myeon, the craft's place of origin. Visitors to the cultural center will be able to view the individual features and transformations of Hwamunseok in addition to the past, present and future of rush-weaving handicrafts.

Museum of Oriental Embroidery (동양자수박물관)

Museum of Oriental Embroidery (동양자수박물관)

4055     2021-09-16

140-12, Jukheon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-644-0600

The Museum of Oriental Embroidery, opened on January 11, 2011, exclusively displays the beautiful works crafted by women of the past. Over 500 pieces of Oriental embroidery from Korea, China and Japan are on display, and another 100 Western embroidery works are also displayed in a special exhibition hall. In this cultural space, one can discover the aesthetic world of Oriental embroidery.

Silla Arts and Science Museum (신라역사과학관)

Silla Arts and Science Museum (신라역사과학관)

8247     2021-09-16

33, Hadonggongyechon-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-745-4998

Silla Arts and Science Museum, opened in 1988, displays miniature models of scientific cultural assets in order to explore and educate how these assets are formed and preserved.

Seoulland Sledding Hills (서울랜드 눈썰매장)

Seoulland Sledding Hills (서울랜드 눈썰매장)

32011     2021-08-09

181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
+82-2-509-6000

Seoulland Sledding Hills offers two slopes, one for children (50 meters long) and another for adults (120 meters long). Amenities include food stands that sell various foods, including eomuk (fish cake) soup, resting lounge and medical office. Various performances are also prepared to entertain visitors at the main stage nearby the sledding hill.

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (서울마리나 클럽&요트)

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht (서울마리나 클럽&요트)

19056     2021-07-30

160, Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
+82-2-3780-8400

Located behind the National Assembly building, Seoul Marina Club & Yacht presents a beautiful landscape with the Hangang River surrounding the marina. Night yacht tour provides a special experience with the nightscape of Seoul and the Seoul Marina Club & Yacht provides the only helicopter tour in Seoul.

Gangchon Rail Park (Gimyujeong Railbike) (강촌레일파크 (김유정레일바이크))

Gangchon Rail Park (Gimyujeong Railbike) (강촌레일파크 (김유정레일바이크))

76636     2021-07-30

1383, Gimyujeong-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-245-1000

After Gyeongchun Subway Line opened, the old train tracks turned into a rail bike park. Gangchon Rail Park starts next to Gimyujeong Station and offers various attractions including large book photo zone, café, zipwire and more. The total course of the rail bike is 8.5 kilometers long with 6 kilometers on rail bike and last 2.5 kilometers on a train. Most of the track is downhill for an easy ride with a beautiful view of mountains, fields, and a river. With an additional fee, visitors can enjoy the VR experience section of the ride. After riding the final section on a train along the Bukhangang River, riders will take the shuttle bus back to the original location. There are also a 7.2-kilometer-long Gyeonggang Railbike that starts from Gyeonggang Station at a separate charge.