45, Hyoja-ro 13-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Cheongwadae Sarangchae is a space where visitors can learn about Korean culture and the history of former Korean presidents. Visitors can view the hidden stories of Cheongwadae and feel the charms of touring in Korea.
95, Seopjikoji-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Aqua Planet Jeju boasts the largest aquarium facility among East Asian countries. Housing over 45,000 marine creatures from domestic regions and abroad, Aqua Planet Jeju is a highly recommended family-friendly attraction. The highlight of Aqua Planet Jeju is its main tank which contains 6,000 tons of water and houses 27,000 fish, showing marine life up close. This fish tank facility is twice the size than that of Aqua Planet Yeosu, and over three times larger than that of Samseong COEX Aquarium and Busan Sea Life. What makes this aquarium event more special is the Jeju haenyeo (female) diving performance, which is only available in Aqua Planet Jeju.
40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
At Korea Tourism Organization Seoul Center, ''HiKR Ground'' is a Korean tourism publicity center where visitors can experience K-Pop and view media art at the same time.
The name ''HiKR Ground'' embodies the meaning that Korea (KR) will greet ("Hi") global tourists and become a playground.
Notably, it provides Korean tourism content in multiple ways for the younger generation to enjoy.
On the first floor, there is a space to enjoy various media arts through the large media "HiKR Wall", where visitors can see "Landscape of the New City" by media artist Lee Lee-nam, and Korean tourism videos publicly submitted by global Hallyu fans. On the second floor, visitors can make their own K-pop music videos using the XR Live Studio. At the window facing the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream, there is a mesmerizing artwork called ''North Wall'' by installation artist Suh Do-ho. On the third and fourth floors, visitors can get immersed in Korean local tourism through various arts, experiences, and exhibitions.
123, Central-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon
Songdo ConvensiA, located in international conference complex in the center of Songdo City, is an international exhibition and convention center that takes 20 minutes from Incheon International Airport and 50 minutes from Seoul. It is the ideal venue for MICE, with an exhibition hall that can accommodate up to 900 booths, 20,000 people, a ballroom that can accommodate 3,000 people, and a total of 35 small to mid-size meeting rooms.
Equipped with shopping infrastructure featuring 7 five-star hotels, Central Park, Incheon Art Center, Tri-Bowl and Triple Street, all within walking distance, Songdo ConvensiA is famous for its unique design. It is a feature-oriented convention center based on eco-friendly facilities and a advanced smart MICE system.
14, Tapdong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Arario Museum Tapdong Cinema was created by Kim Chang-il, a famous artwork collector in Korea, who reused an abandoned building to make a contemporary art museum. The building did not go through extreme renovation, allowing visitors enjoy the building's original features along with the artworks. The underground floor and four ground floors hold exhibits where visitors can take photographs (flash photography not allowed), and the fifth floor houses a souvenir shop and a cafe where visitors can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the old city center and Tap-dong.
137, Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
The National Museum of Korea houses a vast collection of over 420,000 artifacts from ancient times to the modern era in a wide range of topics, including art and culture. The museum houses a Children's Museum, where visitors can learn more about the nation's history through educational programs and experiences. The outdoor grounds feature pagodas and other stone artworks too large to be on display inside.
In addition to galleries with a wide array of national and international pieces, the National Museum of Korea is a stage for a number of cultural activities related to collection, preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, intercultural exchange programs, concerts, and more.
Drop-in tours are available at 10:30 and 13:00 every day in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese, starting in front of the Korean Empire Gallery on the first floor. Private tours for groups are also provided upon reservation. Please check the website for reservations and more information.
390, Suyanggaeyujeok-ro, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
Suyanggae Prehistory Museum boasts itself as the largest prehistoric site in Korea. The museum contains a multitude of remains, especially stone toolkits, of the late Stone Age and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The stone toolkits were discovered by a museum of Chungbuk National University while the team was on the project to excavate historical remains around the site that were submerged due to the construction of Chungju Dam. The museum provides detailed explanations and maps marked for the prehistorical sites in Danyang. Visitors can learn the life and wisdom of Paleolithic man in the museum.
424, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Soma Museum of Art was opened in September 2004 as a cultural space amid the nature of Seoul Olympic Park. The museum displays over 222 sculptures, and offers a variety of cultural and educational programs, including the nation's first drawing center and archive.
42, Hwangyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Incheon
Opened in October 2007, the National Institute of Biological Resources is the largest collection preservation facility in Northeast Asia. The institute collects, preserves, manages, and conducts research on biological resources with the aim of growing into a focal biological resource hub of Northeast Asia. The institute is comprised of a spine-shaped collections and research center and a leaf-shaped exhibition and education center. The exhibition hall has 3,905 specimens of 1,287 native species on display. Korea's diverse ecosystems are recreated as highly detailed dioramas at the exhibition hall. A small restaurant is located inside the research center, and the extensive grass field in front of the institute provides an ideal picnic spot.
33, Hadonggongyechon-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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.