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Gamaksan Mountain (Paju) [감악산(파주)]

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48, Gamgol-gil, Jeokseong-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Gamaksan Mountain is popular for its easy-to-climb trails and beautiful scenery. It is home to a suspension bridge 150 m in length, Beomnyunsa Temple, and Ungyepokpo Falls. Paju’s city center can be seen from the summit at a glance. On clear days, one can even see the area around the Military Demarcation Line beyond Imjingang River to the north. 

Byukchoji Gardens (벽초지수목원)

Byukchoji Gardens (벽초지수목원)

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242, Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Byukchoji Gardens is made up of a Korean-style garden and a European-style one. It is home to nearly 1,400 species of plants. Each garden is organized under a single theme, such as mythology, adventure, and freedom. Byukchoji Gardens also features walking trails, ponds, greenhouses, and lawns. Byukchoji Pond has a Lotus Flower Garden with lotus flowers blooming. Visitors can walk on the trails built above the pond to examine the flowers up close. Nearby tourist sites include Bakdalsan Mountain, Paju Book City, and the Paju Samneung Cluster, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Unification Village (통일정보화마을)

Unification Village (통일정보화마을)

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330-7, Baegyeon-ri, Gunnae-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Paju’s Unification Village is located north of the Civilian Control Line (CCL). It has security tour locations, such as Panmunjeom, The 3rd Tunnel, and the Dora Observatory. The village is also famous for its agricultural products, such as Jangdan ginseng, Jangdan soybeans, and Jangdan rice, grown in the fertile and blessed nature of the area. Applications for Panmunjeom visits can be made a month in advance, starting from the 10th day of that month. Visitors are required to bring their passports for identification purposes. Nearby tourist sites include Imjingak Pavilion and Paju Book City. 

Eodapsan Mountain Tourist Area (어답산관광지)

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513-2 Byeongjibang-ri, Gapcheon-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do

The Eodapsan Mountain Tourist Area, encompassing both Eodapsan Mountain and Byeongjibanggyegok Valley, is celebrated for its stunning natural beauty. The area is a harmonious blend of lush forests and pristine valleys. It features distinctive rock formations that rise majestically, resembling folding screens, and these are beautifully framed by pine trees, offering a serene setting for forest bathing. At the mountain's summit, visitors can explore notable landmarks like Eodapsanseong Fortress and Eodapsansa Temple. The hiking trails leading to the summit are gentle and accessible, providing an easy and enjoyable climb suitable to most people.

Educational Broadcasting System (EBS방송국)

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281 Hallyu world-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

The Educational Broadcasting System is a public broadcaster in Korea, specializing in educational content and based at this location. It produces a wide range of programs, including entertainment, news, and children's animation. Visitors have the opportunity to tour various facilities, such as broadcast studios and editing rooms, and can also meet characters from EBS shows.

Dorasan Station (도라산역)

Dorasan Station (도라산역)

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556, Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Dorasan Station is the closest South Korean railway station to North Korea. Initially, the station was served by a railway that connected Seoul with China and Europe, but it was destroyed during the Korean War (1950-1953). The station and the railway were rebuilt in 2002 to prepare for the railway’s reconnection to North Korea. Dorasan Station is located 55 km away from Seoul and 205 km from Pyeongyang. All visitors are required to bring their identification, such as passports or Alien Registration Card (ARC). 

Jingwansa Temple (Seoul) [진관사(서울)]

Jingwansa Temple (Seoul) [진관사(서울)]

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(Jingwansa Temple), 73, Jingwan-gil, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul

Jingwansa Temple is one of the four Buddhist temples that surround Seoul. It was known as the center of Buddhism and academics. Jingwansa Temple is home to a variety of buildings, such as Daeungjeon Hall, Myeongbujeon Hall, and Nahanjeon Hall, all surrounded by the beautiful nature of Bukhansan Mountain. In fact, the temple complex is a popular fall destination for its fall colors. Visitors can also visit the nearby Eunpyeong Hanok Village.

Dora Observatory (도라전망대)

Dora Observatory (도라전망대)

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310, Je3ttanggul-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

Dora Observatory is the closest DMZ observatory to Panmunjeom. From Dora Observatory, one can see not only the Panmunjeom but also the village of Daeseong-dong within the DMZ, mountains and farmlands on the North Korean side, and the city of Gaeseong, a North Korean city and the historic capital of Goryeo (918-1392). Individual visits are not allowed. The observatory can only be accessed through the DMZ Peace Tour, which embarks from Imjingak Pavilion after reservation. All visitors are required to bring their identification, such as passports or Alien Registration Card (ARC).

Ichon Hangang Park (한강시민공원이촌지구이촌한강공원→ 이촌한강공원)

Ichon Hangang Park (한강시민공원이촌지구이촌한강공원→ 이촌한강공원)

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62, Ichon-ro 72-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Ichon Hangang Park is built along the Hangang Park in Yongsan. From the park, one can see the Hangang River up close, and one can also find sports facilities like soccer fields, jokgu fields, inline skating rink, water sports facilities, bicycle paths, as well as a nature learning center built around a restored wetland and a lawn. One can follow the Hangangdaegyo Bridge to enter into the Nodeulseom Island, an island in the middle of the river.

Smob by Sports Monster Goyang (스포츠몬스터 고양)

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4F, 1955 Goyang-daero, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Smob by Sports Monster Goyang, the largest indoor sports park in Korea, introduces a novel blend of play and sports in one cultural space. Visitors have unlimited access to over 20 attractions, including basketball, racquet sports, baseball batting, jumping, bungee jumping, clay shooting, and trampolines. The basic entry option is a Two-Hour Play Pass, which can be purchased through their website. Additionally, the area is close to notable sites like the West Five Royal Tombs and Myeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage site.