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Sorae Port (소래포구)

Sorae Port (소래포구)

5915     2023-02-08

2-6, Pogu-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon
+82-32-442-6887

Sorae Port is located in Namdong-gu, Incheon, and is one of the most accessible places to feel the sea in the metropolitan area. It has a painful past and is also a tourist destination created by that bitter past. In the late 1930s, it began developing with the construction of a railroad to exploit high-quality salt, a raw material for gunpowder, from the area. After liberation, displaced people gathered to catch shrimp with one or two non-powered ships, made salted shrimp, and took Suin Line trains to Incheon, Suwon, Bupyeong, Seoul, etc., from dawn to sell them, and make a living. The fish market is famous for shrimp, salted seafood, and blue crab. Fresh seafood, generous merchants, and the sound of seagulls drawing patterns in the blue sky following the fishing boats leave a deep aftertaste. In particular, when prawns and blue crabs are in season, the freshness and taste are excellent enough to hold a festival.

By the port is a newly renovated fish market spans from the first basement floor to the second floor above the ground, and there are about 340 shops, including 300 hoe (sliced raw fish) restaurants and salted seafood shops. In particular, the second floor is a restaurant where visitors can taste hoe purchased at the fish market, and there are also convenient facilities such as a nursery cafe. In addition, the recently built Shrimp Tower Observatory is 21 meters high and good for a small number of people to enjoy the scenery comfortably.

Paradise City (파라다이스시티)

Paradise City (파라다이스시티)

0     2023-02-08

186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon
+82-1833-8855

Paradise City is Korea's first integrated resort that combines various hospitality and entertainment facilities such as a hotel, casino, plaza (shopping), spa, and club. It collaborates with world-class partners to present a quality incomparable to other facilities in Korea in all aspects, including facility design, content, and service. In addition, it claims to be the first "art-tainment" complex resort in Korea. In a cultural space like an art gallery where you can appreciate the works of top domestic and foreign artists as well as the works of emerging artists sponsored by Paradise, City it provides a variety of cultures throughout the four seasons. Furthermore, customers can enjoy rest and relaxation in Paradise City, a creative space where artistic and dynamic facilities are harmonized like a patchwork, allowing them to enjoy everything at once.

Daejeon Travel Lounge (대전트래블라운지)

Daejeon Travel Lounge (대전트래블라운지)

0     2023-02-08

187-1, Jungang-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon

Daejeon Travel Lounge is a cultural complex that provides tourist information and relaxation for those visiting Daejeon. Daejeon Travel Lounge offers a variety of experiences such as old school uniforms, Enlightenment Era clothing, DIY and culture concerts, and also features an unmanned cafe, souvenir shop, Wi-Fi, tourist information search kiosk, and many other convenience facilities.

Yeongjinhaebyeon Beach (영진해변)

Yeongjinhaebyeon Beach (영진해변)

31267     2023-02-08

1609, Haean-ro, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Yeongjinhaebyeon Beach is a small fishing village in Yeongjin 2-ri, with the rich aroma of the sea and a perfect place for families and friends to enjoy vacations as it is quiet and clean. The name, Yeongjin, originated from "collecting marine products from the sea" or "ruling over the sea" in Korean.

Dongho Beach (동호해수욕장)

14394     2023-02-07

Dongho-ri, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
+82-63-560-2646

Dongho Beach is located south of Gomsoman Bay, between the Byeonsan Peninsula of Buan and Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do. Skirting the 1-kilometer-long white sandy beach lies a green forest with pine trees hundreds of years old. The sunset viewed from the forest is particularly eye-catching as the soft pink from the falling sun covers the sky. The water just offshore is relatively shallow, varying in depth between 0.5 and 1.5 meters. The high salt content in the seawater makes it an ideal place for sea and sand bathing.

On the hill above the forest is Suseongdang, a shrine honoring the God of the Sea, where the local fishermen gather each year to pray for big catches.

Daegaya History Theme Park (대가야 역사테마관광지)

Daegaya History Theme Park (대가야 역사테마관광지)

29033     2023-02-07

1216, Daegaya-ro, Goryeong-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
+82-54-950-7005

Daegaya History Theme Park is located in what was the center of the Daegaya Kingdom. The park offers various areas to learn about not only the history of the area but also the current culture and the future of Goryeong. In particular, visitors can enjoy various items produced during the Daegaya era such as pottery, ironworks, and gayageum (traditional Korean string instrument), as well as visit the park's 4D theater and walk along the forest exploration trail.

Sky Garden (하늘정원)

Sky Garden (하늘정원)

0     2023-02-07

2848-6, Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon
+82-32-832-3031

Sky Garden, located next to Incheon International Airport, becomes covered with pink cosmos flowers every fall. Cosmos shimmering in the autumn sunlight creates a fantastic atmosphere by forming waves with gentle breeze. In addition to cosmos, silver grass and pink muhly are added to the 36,000 ㎡ gardens so that visitors can feel the season's mood. Recently, even orange cosmos have been planted so visitors can enjoy more vibrant colors. Above all, it is a flower garden that can be enjoyed for free, allowing anyone to visit anytime without any burden.

Another attraction of Sky Garden is the sight of planes taking off and landing at Incheon International Airport. The sight of plane flying across the sky over the bed of flowers create a magical scenery. In the evening, the sunset of Yeongjongdo Island creates a romantic atmosphere, making it a good date course.

Pyeongchang Yukbaekmajigi (평창 육백마지기)

Pyeongchang Yukbaekmajigi (평창 육백마지기)

0     2023-02-07

583-76, Cheongoksan-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-330-2771

Yukbaekmajigi refers to the peak of Cheongoksan Mountain on the southern side of Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do. The large field is the size of six soccer fields and is 1,256 meters above sea level. The name comes from the saying that the field is large enough to spread 600 mal (Korean unit of measure) of rice seeds. Yukbaekmajigi is easy to reach by car and is becoming a popular eco-friendly tourist attraction. The view from the peak includes an open view of 20 large wind power generators on the vast field. There are also various photo zones for visitors. 

Goseokjeong National Tourist Area (고석정국민관광지)

Goseokjeong National Tourist Area (고석정국민관광지)

18803     2023-02-07

1825, Taebong-ro, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-450-5558

Goseokjeong Pavilion is the most scenic spot among the eight scenic views of Cheorwon. The crystal clear waters of the Hantangang River wind around Goseokbawi Rock, a peculiarly shaped rock about 10 meters tall that stands dominantly in the middle of the river. Goseokjeong Pavilion is a two-story tower-style pavilion that has an area of about 33 square meters, built halfway up the Hantangang River during the reign of King Jinpyeong (r. AD 579-632) of the Silla Kingdom. Today, Goseokjeong refers to the entire area around Goseokjeong Pavilion and the valley surrounding Goseok Rock. Designated as a Monument of Gangwon-do, the pavilion is known to have been one of the most favored places by King Jinpyeong of the Silla Kingdom, and King Chungsuk of the Goryeo dynasty. The area became all the more famous as the arena of Im Kkeok-jeong (?-1562), who was a legendary leader of a peasant rebellion in the early Joseon dynasty.

The pavilion was destroyed during the Korean War and restored in 1971 by community leaders in Cheorwon. Unfortunately, it was damaged once again by flood in 1996 and reconstructed the year after. There is a natural stone chamber inside Goseokbawi Rock that Im Kkeok-jeong used as a hiding place. On the opposite side, there are remains of a stone castle. Jiktang Waterfall is located about 2 kilometers up from this site, while Sundam Valley is situated about 2 kilometers in downstream. Goseokjeong is a year-round tourist attraction with an extensive grass square and recreational facilities. It is also the starting point for DMZ tours as the Iron Triangle Battlefield Conservation Office is located here and in winter, visitors can enjoy migratory bird tours.

Cheorwon Hantangang Milky Way Bridge (철원 한탄강 은하수교)

Cheorwon Hantangang Milky Way Bridge (철원 한탄강 은하수교)

0     2023-02-07

725-12, Jangheung-ri, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do
+82-33-450-5365

The area of Hantangang River is a UNESCO Global Geopark. The Milky Way Bridge was built to follow a natural path and allows visitors to journey comfortably. The name of the bridge takes from the famous Hantangang River and region of Cheorwon and adds eunhasu, or Milky Way, the path made of stars.