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Travel information provided by the Korea Touism Organization's TourAPI.

  • Myeongdong Beer Festival (명동맥주페스티벌)

    Myeongdong Beer Festival provide a chance to find one's preference through beer. Enjoy the cool fall weather with fun people all around.

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    Miinpokpo Falls (삼척 미인폭포)

    Miinpokpo Falls, located near Taebaek-si, has various size waterfalls from small to large. There's a sad legend on why the waterfall got its name. There is a tomb of a beautiful woman near the waterfall, who jumped to her death after losing two husbands through early death. There's also a valley that's called the Grand Canyon of Korea nearby. It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to the fall from Yeoraesa Temple parking lot on foot through 300 meters of trekking.   

  • Jeju Hayeong - Main Branch (제주하영 본점)

    Jeju Hayeong is a traditional Korean restaurant located not in Jeju Island but inIlsan, Gyeonggi-do. Fresh Cutlassfish are flown directly from Jeju Island and served a whole fish in a grilled or braised form. For guests wanting to try all the different types of fishes, the restaurant has a set menu for the number of guests at a reasonable price. 

  • LOTTE Department Store - Konkuk Univ.Star City Store (롯데백화점 건대스타시티점)

    Discover a world of new and delightful experiences at LOTTE Department Store Konkuk Univ. Star City, a vibrant destination brimming with enjoyable offerings. At LOTTE Department Store Konkuk Univ. Star City, every visitor can explore a diverse range of brands, from KYOBO Bookstore on the 1st basement floor to Kangol and Discovery on the 5th floor, Nike on the 7th, UNIQLO on the 8th, and Hanssem Rehouse on the 9th. Immerse yourself in a delightful shopping spree at LOTTE Department Store Konkuk Univ. Star City.

  • DAHMSOJUNG[Korea Quality]담소정[한국관광 품질인증]

    Dahmsojung, meaning ‘a house full of laughs’, is a hanok guesthouse that provides sincere services and comfortable relaxation. Located in the middle of Seoul’s city center, this hanok hotel-class guesthouse was built using traditional hanok construction materials including the 200-years-old Korean land pine from Gyeongju, and clay for rooms. The owner originally bought the land to build the residential area for the family, but wishing to promote the charms of the hanok building to foreigners, it was opened as a guesthouse in October 2012. This hanok guesthouse with modern elements is decorated with refined interior items. It provides a special breakfast that consists of steamed rice wrapped in a lotus leaf and tasty side dishes without any artificial seasonings. All the vegetables used for the meals are organic and cultivated by the owner. It also uses refined objects including high quality tableware, bedding (cotton bedclothes with colored stripes), authentic ceramics, lacquered painting by an artisan, and artistic living items. It carries out a cleaning and disinfection process every day as well. In particular, Hinoki cypress with a subtle scent was used for the bathroom. The home bar was installed especially for foreign guests who find it difficult to sit on the floor in the kitchen. These detailed consideration and decorations have attracted many guests including foreign diplomats, VIPs, and so on. It also operates a hands-on programs including ‘calligraphy’ and ‘making a fan’ that are held on the main floored room and are popular among foreign guests. Dahmsojung offers guests sophisticated services and comfortable facilities with a clean and traditional atmosphere that attracts many domestic and foreign guests.

  • World Jewellery Museum (세계장신구박물관)

    Situated in the gallery district in the back alley of Samcheong-dong (east of Gyeongbokgung Palace), the World Jewellery Museum houses 3,000 jewelry pieces from 60 countries, which have been collected over 30 years. Of which, 1,000 have been selected for display. The first floor contains an Amber Wall that goes back as far as 50 million years, the Golden Hall (El Dorado), the Necklace Hall, and the solemn Alter of the Cross. The second floor holds a mask wall, rings, beads and ivory as well as modern jewelry.

  • Uiwang Rail Park (의왕레일파크)

    Uiwang Rail Park is the first rail bike park to have tracks circulating a lake near Seoul. The park comprises a photo zone, bird habitat zone, and speed zone course. It's only a 30-minute drive from Sadang. Despite its location in an urban city, the park has eco-friendly amenities perfect for family outings, couples, and tourists.

Jeongseon Arirang Festival (정선아리랑제)

20518     2023-09-21

Bongyang-ri, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

Jeongseon Arirang Festival is an annual festival held in an effort to preserve and develop the oldest Arirang in Korea, Jeongseon Arirang, an intangible cultural heritage. Many events and programs are held, with the festival's main event being the performance of the Arirang folk song. Modern variations of Arirang will also be performed.

Euljiro Nogari Alley (을지로 노가리골목)

Euljiro Nogari Alley (을지로 노가리골목)

0     2023-09-21

129, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

The alley that connects from Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station, Exit 4 is full of people eating dried young pollack and drinking beers at tables along the street every night. Under the bright lamp lights, plastic tables filled with customers can be seen. The first Nogari pub, Eulji OB Bear, opened in November 1980 to form what is now the Euljiro Nogari Alley. Euljiro also has the largest Printing Alley in the nation, providing printing for almost all books and printed materials across the country. The shift workers would stop by the pub for dried young pollack and cold beer before heading home after work, leading to more restaurants opening nearby until the alley was formed. In the beginning dried young pollack was cooked over a briquet fire and served with red pepper paste, but now, the alley is full of pubs and restaurants serving various types of food, but nothing beats nogari and cold draft beer.  

Cheong Su Dang Bakery (청수당 베이커리)

Cheong Su Dang Bakery (청수당 베이커리)

0     2023-08-31

31-9, Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Cheong Su Dang Bakery is a large hanok bakery cafe that combined six hanok houses into one with a garden. Visitors can relax in a forest-like setting within the city. Various desserts are available including a special present package. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere as time moves slower with the calmness.

House of Changsil [Korea Quality] / 창실고택 [한국관광 품질인증]

House of Changsil [Korea Quality] / 창실고택 [한국관광 품질인증]

11157     2023-09-21

39 , Songsogotaek-gil, Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Changsil Old House is a courtyard hanok in Cheongsong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do. It was built in 1917 by Sim Ho-taek of Songso as a home for his younger brother. The anchae (women’s house) and the sarangchae (men’s house) are arranged side by side, with the connected library and storeroom between them. Just inside the gate is a haengnangchae (servants’ quarters), and there is also a thatched hanok which is currently being rented out as a red clay room.

Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (서울시립 북서울미술관)

Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (서울시립 북서울미술관)

11349     2023-09-13

1238, Dongil-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul

The Buk-Seoul Museum of Art coexists with its local community. Located in Nowon-gu, an area name that is derived from the “Reed Hill” nearby, the museum is an open structure with its entrance connected to a park. In addition to outdoor sculpture exhibitions, it offers maze-like galleries, an art library, a cafe, and a multipurpose hall. These spaces host a variety of programs for families, which make up the majority of visitors to this museum.

Gapyeong Rail Park (가평레일파크)

Gapyeong Rail Park (가평레일파크)

69063     2023-09-07

14, Jangteo-gil, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

The railbike tour departing from Gapyeong Rail Park passes through Gapyeongcheon Stream Iron Bridge, Bukhanggang Iron Bridge and Zelkova Tree Tunnel before turning back to Gapyeong Rail Park. This route is featured in the Korean film "The Letter (1997)," and thus loved by both couples and photographers looking to capture some beautiful scenes along the old railroad track. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful river view while getting some light exercise with loved ones.