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Contents

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How to Use this Guidebook What Makes Korea Special

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Part 1. Themed Travel

Shopping Hallyu (K-Wave) Korean Cuisine Family & Fun Nightlife Seasonal Korea Historical Landmarks Medicine & Beauty Calendar of Events & Festivals

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Part 2. Korea by Region

Seoul Incheon & Gyeonggi-do Busan Gangwon-do Jejudo Island Chungcheongbuk-do Daejeon & Chungcheongnam-do Jeollabuk-do Gwangju & Jeollanam-do Daegu & Gyeongsangbuk-do Ulsan & Gyeongsangnam-do

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Travel Information Map of Korea Korea Tourism Organization Offices

Korea Travel Guide Publishing Date December 2014 Publisher Korea Tourism Organization Design Design Soomokwon * Information in this book is valid as of November 2014, and changes may have occurred thereafter. All information and rights to this publication belong to the Korea Tourism Organization. The electronic edition of this book is available at www.visitkorea.or.kr. Not for sale. 한국관광가이드북(영어)


TRAVEL GUIDE

KOREA


How to Use this Guidebook This guidebook is divided into two parts: The Themed Travel section organizes top attractions by different themes and the Korea by Region section groups attractions by their location. Visitors considering a certain theme for traveling around Korea should be sure to check the must-see areas of the Themed Travel section, while those who have already chosen their destination may discover other attractions nearby under the Korea by Region section.

Themed Travel

In this section, Korea’s biggest tourist spots are organized into eight themes such as Shopping, Hallyu (Korean Wave), Korean Cuisine, and Nightlife. After choosing a place to visit, refer to its corresponding Korea by Region page to see what other attractions are in the area. THEMED TRAVEL SHOPPING

Shopping

Hongik University Area (Hongdae)

Trendy Shopping Areas

Selected by CNN as one of the “world’s best shopping cities,” Seoul attracts tourists all year round. Flashy urban department stores, shopping malls that are open until dawn, and fashion avenues with the latest trends show Seoul’s appeal in ways no other place can match. Outside of the capital meanwhile, shopaholics should not miss the world’s largest department store in Busan or the chance to enjoy leisurely retail therapy at one of Gyeonggi-do Province’s large outlets!

→ Name of attraction Myeong-dong

Dongdaemun Fashion Town

Doota, Migliore, and FITIN have not only the latest trends, but also original items by local designers.

Myeong-dong 명동 <Map on p. 96>

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Rated the number one tourist destination by international visitors every year. Myeong-dong is home to Korea’s Lotte and Shinsegae flagship department stores, as well as being a battlefield for SPA brands such as Zara and Uniqlo. Over 100 cosmetics and clothing stores can be found densely packed in each alley, selling imported clothing and the latest trends at low prices.

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Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongdaemun Stn. Line 1 & 4, Exit 8; Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Line 2, 4 & 5, Exit 13 & 14)

Garosu-gil Road, Sinsa-dong 신사동 가로수길 <Map on p. 108>

Garosu-gil takes its name from the long line of gingko trees stretching for over 1km down both sides of its thoroughfare between Sinsa and Apgujeong stations, and is one of the main gathering places of Seoul’s trendsetters. It is home to many unique and cozy coffee shops, brunch restaurants, and shops. Flagship and pop-up stores owned by famous designer brands and delicious eateries frequently open along its peaceful blocks.

Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeong-dong Stn. Line 4, Exit 6; Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 6 & 7) tour.junggu.seoul.kr/tour/eng

Dongdaemun Fashion Town 동대문패션타운 <Map on p. 99>

This is a large fashion town where modern shopping malls and traditional wholesale markets coexist. Dongdaemun Fashion Town is open 24 hours, making it an excellent place for nighttime shopping. Malls such as

Hongik University Area (Hongdae) 홍대앞 <Map on p. 104>

Youth street culture has shaped this area as a direct result of nearby Hongik University which sits at its center. The alleys are lined with fashion boutiques like A-Land and Bike Repair Shop, many other clothing stores, design shops, and more. The “Free Market,” which opens up every Saturday at the playground in front of the main gate of the university, sells handmade items by young artists.

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홍대앞 → Name in Korean

<Map on p. 104>

→ A map of the location of

Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Stn. Line 2, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & Airport Railroad, Exit 9)

the attraction can be viewed on this page, along with other attractions in the area.

Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa Stn. Line 3, Exit 8)

Hongik University Area (Hongdae)

Shinsegae Dept. Store in Myeong-dong

Korea by Region

View major attractions by regions such as Seoul, Busan, or Jejudo in this section. The maps in this area also list attractions mentioned in the Themed Travel section, making it easy to create a travel itinerary. City Hall & Myeong-dong

some 120 years ago, and was the first Korean structure to be built in the Gothic style. The basement consists of a souvenir shop, a gallery, a music hall, a café and a cultural spaces. An English-language mass is provided on Sundays starting at 9am.

시청 & 명동 Seoul City Hall

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서울시청

Seoul City Hall

Completed in 2012, the new Seoul City Hall building is an atypical modern structure with a glass exterior. Its basement houses Seoul Citizens Hall, an open cultural space available for concerts and exhibitions, while the stillstanding original City Hall building, constructed in 1926, has since been transformed into the Seoul Library. In front of City Hall is Seoul Plaza, where many events are held all year round and features a large Christmas tree and an

110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Line 1 & 2, Exit 5) Seoul Citizens Hall March–October 9am–9pm; November–February 9am–8pm (Closed on Mondays) Library Closed on Mondays Seoul Citizens Hall seoulcitizenshall.kr Seoul Library lib.seoul.go.kr Seoul Plaza plaza.seoul.go.kr

Gwangjang Market

City Hall & Myeong-dong

Seoul City Hall 서울시청

Euljiro 1(il)-ga 을지로입구

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City Hall

31

Line 2

Euljiro 3(sam)-ga 을지로3가

명동관광정보센터

시청

명동

Chungmuro 충무로

Samil -da ero

1

Line 3

장충단공원

남산골공원

백범광장

o 소월

Sowol-r

0

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남산

41

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Namsan Park 남산공원

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안중근의사기념관

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Namsan

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서울

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Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall

Wall

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서울역

Myeongdong Cathedral

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Jangchung Gymnasium 장충체육관

The Shilla Seoul 신라호텔

Nat’l Theater of Korea 국립극장

The heart of Korean Catholicism, Myeongdong Cathedral was constructed

Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center

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명동관광정보센터

This center offers tourist information and support in English, Chinese and Japanese, and also assists travelers with reservations for accommodations and show tickets. The facility also has coin lockers, a resting area, and a souvenir shop. For those seeking a cultural experience, there is a photo zone with traditional Korean outfits and a green screen where visitors can take pictures in front of famous Korean landscape backdrops. There are also other experience programs, such as working with traditional stamps to print one’s name in Korean. 66 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 5) 9am–8pm (Closed on Chuseok and Seollal days) Free 02-778-0333 www.facebook. com/MyeongdongTouristInformationCenter

Family & Fun

34 Myeong-dong - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.12

40 T.um - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.47

35 Namdaemun Market - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.18

Nightlife

36 Lotte Duty Free (Main)

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p.22

37 Lotte Duty Free (Lobby)- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.22 38 The Shilla Duty Free (Seoul)

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p.22

Korean Cuisine 39 Korea House - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.34

→ Name of attraction

74 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeongdong Stn. Line 4, Exit 10) Weekdays 9am–8:30pm; Saturday 9am–8pm; Sunday 9am–9pm (Closed on Mondays) 02-774-1784 www.mdsd.or.kr

THEMED ATTRACTIONS

Jangchungdan Park

Namsangol Park

61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Line 1 & 2, Exit 12) Weekdays 10am–8pm; Weekends, holidays 10am–7pm (Closed on Mondays; Closing time may vary by month) Free (Except for special exhibitions) sema.seoul.go.kr

Shopping 동대입구

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Namsan Cable Car 남산케이블카

한국의집

Dongguk Univ.

대로

Line

회현

Baekbeom Plaza

33 Korea House 39

g-ro 소공로 Sogon

Hoehyeon

35 42

29

동대문역사문화공원

Dongho-ro 동호로

명동 Money Museum Namdaemun Myeong-dong (Sungnyemun) Gate 한국은행화폐박물관 남대문(숭례문)

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

4 Line

명동대성당

명동난타전용관

Seoul Museum of Art 서울시립미술관

Originally a courthouse, the distinctive Renaissance-style building containing the Seoul Museum of Art quickly becomes visible as one walks along the Deoksugung Doldam-gil (Stone wall road surrounding Deoksungung Palace). The facility regularly exhibits the artwork of world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Chagall, and Matisse as well as that of local contemporary artists.

명동대성당 Line 5

Myungbo Art Hall

Cathedral

Bank of Korea Myeong-dong

Seoul

2km Dongdaemun Fashion Town 동대문패션타운

Euljiro 4(sa)-ga 을지로4가

명보아트홀

30 Myeongdong

Seoul Museum 36 of Art Myeong-dong Nanta Theater 34 서울시립미술관

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Bangsan Market 방산시장

Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center

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광장시장

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충단 로

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천 Cheonggyecheon Stream 청계

남대문로

정동극장

Namdaemun-ro

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Jeongdong Theater

Seoul Museum of Art

ice rink during the wintertime. Various local television programs have been filmed here, including Running Man and Infinite Challenge.

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Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center

KOREA BY REGION SEOUL

C 시청&명동

41 N Seoul Tower - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.52 42 Seven Luck Casino

(Millennium Seoul Hilton)

Historical Landmarks

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p.56

43 Namsangol Hanok Village- - - - - - - - - - - p.71 44 Deoksugung Palace- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.74

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명동관광정보센터 → Name in Korean

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Number on map representing the attraction →

Yellow Box Attractions that are cross-listed in the Themed Travel section


GENERAL INFORMATION

Legend Address Hours of operation Duration Admission or related fees Phone Website Email Other information

Hours of operation for each location or business may change throughout the year. These hours may differ during summer, winter, or peak season and low season. In particular, operating hours for outdoor facilities may change due to inclement weather. Last admission for exhibits and other similar attractions are usually until 1 hour before closing time. Admission fees are generally listed for adults only. Some facilities may offer discounted rates for children, students, and the elderly. Admission to national parks are generally free, however there may be admission fees for visiting nationally protected cultural assets or properties within parks. To receive assistance by phone in foreign languages (English, Chinese, Japanese), call the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline by dialing “1330” from any phone. For questions related to Seoul, you can also dial “120” for the Seoul Dasan Call Center. The information in this guidebook was gathered in November 2014. Some facts and information regarding the places listed may have changed since then.

MAP LEGEND Seoul National 46

48 Seoul City Wall

Science Museum

Hansung Univ.

47 Naksan Park

동대문성곽공원

Pyeonghwa Market 평화시장

Line 2

Line 5

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Dongmyo 동묘앞

Dongdaemun 동대문

Jang chu ngd an -ro 장충단로

Daehak-ro 대학로

Dongdaemun Seonggwak Park

Jongno 5(o)-ga 종로5가

Euljiro 4(sa)-ga 을지로4가

창신

Line 6

Changgyeonggung-ro 창경궁로

Lin e4

Yulgok-ro 율곡로

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Changsin 울 한양도성 ity Wall 서 Seoul C

Lock Museum 쇳대박물관

서울대학교병원

낙산공원

마로니에공원

Seoul National Univ. Hospital

130

한성대학교

Marronnier Park

49

Mountain

1 Line

Expressway and Number

Forest Spa

Subway Transfer KTX Station

Historic Site Temple Hospital School

Tourist Information Center

동대문(흥인지문)

45

Port

Airport

Beach

Train Station

Cable Car Tourist Attraction

Bus Terminal Shopping

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Accommodation

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동대문역사문화공원

Arboretum/ Botanical Garden

Subway Station

Fortress

Dongdaemun (Heunginjimun) Gate

Dongdaemun History & 동대문디자인 Culture Park 플라자

Performance Hall

Railroad KTX Line

서울 한양도성

Daehangno

국립서울과학관 Hyehwa 혜화 대학로

Road

Museum/Gallery/ Exhibition Hall

UNESCO World Heritage Site Compass Scale

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What Makes

Korea Special

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â&#x201C;&#x2019;Korea National Park Service

Nature The distinct four seasons in Korea lend to beautiful, everchanging natural scenery all throughout the year. Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural attractions are a big draw for visitors, as mountains cover 70% of the land, and the country is bordered by coastlines and the ocean on three sides.


City Life Seoul, Korea’s capital, boasts lively, exciting scenery in the evening. Valleys of skyscrapers and the mighty Hangang River that flows through the middle of Seoul are beautifully lit up at night, and contribute to the irresistible energy of the city’s nightlife.

ⓒSeoul Foundation for Arts and Culture


Tradition Throughout the cities of Korea are significant sites that preserve almost 5,000 years of history. The traditional architecture of the past also sheds light on the philosophy of ancient Koreans, as importance was given to the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balance and harmony with its natural surroundings.


Part 1

THEMED TRAVEL


Shopping 12 Hallyu (K-Wave) 24 Korean Cuisine 32 Family & Fun 42 Nightlife 50 Seasonal Korea 57 Historical Landmarks 66 Medicine & Beauty 78 Calendar of Events & Festivals

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Shopping Selected by CNN as one of the “world’s best shopping cities,” Seoul attracts tourists all year round. Flashy urban department stores, shopping malls that are open until dawn, and fashion avenues with the latest trends show Seoul’s appeal in ways no other place can match. Outside of the capital meanwhile, shopaholics should not miss the world’s largest department store in Busan or the chance to enjoy leisurely retail therapy at one of Gyeonggi-do Province’s large outlets!

Trendy Shopping Areas

Myeong-dong

Myeong-dong 명동 <Map on p. 96>

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Rated the number one tourist destination by international visitors every year. Myeong-dong is home to Korea’s Lotte and Shinsegae flagship department stores, as well as being a battlefield for SPA brands such as Zara and Uniqlo. Over 100 cosmetics and clothing stores can be found densely packed in each alley, selling imported clothing and the latest trends at low prices. Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeong-dong Stn. Line 4, Exit 6; Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 6 & 7) tour.junggu.seoul.kr/tour/eng

Dongdaemun Fashion Town 동대문패션타운 <Map on p. 99>

This is a large fashion town where modern shopping malls and traditional wholesale markets coexist. Dongdaemun Fashion Town is open 24 hours, making it an excellent place for nighttime shopping. Malls such as Shinsegae Dept. Store in Myeong-dong


THEMED TRAVEL SHOPPING

Dongdaemun Fashion Town

Doota, Migliore, and FITIN have not only the latest trends, but also original items by local designers. Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongdaemun Stn. Line 1 & 4, Exit 8; Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Line 2, 4 & 5, Exit 13 & 14)

Garosu-gil Road, Sinsa-dong 신사동 가로수길 <Map on p. 108>

Garosu-gil takes its name from the long line of gingko trees stretching for over 1km down both sides of its thoroughfare between Sinsa and Apgujeong stations, and is one of the main gathering places of Seoul’s trendsetters. It is home to many unique and cozy coffee shops, brunch restaurants, and shops. Flagship and pop-up stores owned by famous designer brands and delicious eateries frequently open along its peaceful blocks.

Hongik University Area (Hongdae) 홍대앞 <Map on p. 104>

Youth street culture has shaped this area as a direct result of nearby Hongik University which sits at its center. The alleys are lined with fashion boutiques like A-Land and Bike Repair Shop, many other clothing stores, design shops, and more. The “Free Market,” which opens up every Saturday at the playground in front of the main gate of the university, sells handmade items by young artists. Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Stn. Line 2, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & Airport Railroad, Exit 9)

Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa Stn. Line 3, Exit 8)

Hongik University Area (Hongdae)

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Sinchon & Ewha Womans University Area

Shopping Complexes

The streets in front of Yonsei University and Ewha Womans University are also a popular youth culture destination. The “Street You Want to Walk” in front of Yonsei University has many famous restaurants and attractions popular among students, while the “Street You Want to Visit” in front of Ewha Womans University is densely packed with clothing, make-up, nail, and skincare shops, as well as beauty salons, all targeting the college’s female demographic.

Solve your meal, entertainment, shopping and relaxation needs in one place filled with comfortable and moder n amenities. T he following are large shopping complexes in Seoul and Busan, made even more convenient by being connected to luxury hotels, convention centers, and subway stations.

신촌, 이대앞 <Map on p. 104>

Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (Sinchon Stn. Line 2, Exit 2 & 3; Ewha Womans Univ. Line 2, Exit 2 & 3)

Coex Mall

코엑스몰 <Map on p. 108>

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Sinchon & Ewha Womans University Area

Itaewon Special Tourist Zone 이태원 관광특구 <Map on p. 101>

Located near the Yongsan U.S. Army Garrison, Itaewon is a popular locale among American soldiers, international residents, foreign tourists, and also young trendy Seoulites. The main street, particularly near the Hamilton Hotel, is lined with leather goods and plus-size clothing stores, vintage shops, sporting goods stores and more. There is also an “Antique Furniture Street” that sells Western antiques and props. Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 1, 2, 3 & 4)

Coex Mall is connected to a convention center, a trade center, business hotels, duty free shops, a casino, the City Airport Terminal, office facilities, and much more, making it possible to experience shopping, culture, and business all under one roof. The mall houses global brand and designer shops, popular restaurants, exhibition halls and performance facilities. Asia’s first Burberry Beauty Box was opened here (following the original in London), as well as Korea’s only “Zara Home” store. Fans of K-pop should visit Coex Artium, where holographic K-pop concerts produced by S.M. Entertainment are shown. 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Connects to Samseong Stn. Line 2, Exit 5) 10:30am–10pm (Some stores may have different hours) 02-6002-5304 www.coex.co.kr


THEMED TRAVEL SHOPPING

(supermarket), a bookstore, an IMAX movie theater, restaurants and more all in one place. The nearby Yongsan Electronics Market—the largest such market in Korea—is a must-stop destination for those interested in the latest gadgets.

Lotte World Mall

Lotte World Mall

55 Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Yongsan Stn. Line 1 & KTX, Exit 3) I’PARK Department Store Weekdays 10:30am– 8:30pm; Weekends 10:30am–9pm Clothing Stores Weekdays 10:30am–10pm; Weekends 10:30am–10:30pm Digital Specialty Store 10:30am–8pm Restaurants 10:30am–10pm Bookstore 10am–9pm E-mart 10am–midnight CGV IMAX 7:30am–2am (Exact hours depend on show times) 02-2012-0101 www.iparkmall.co.kr

롯데월드몰 <Map on p. 108>

Opened in 2014, Lotte World Mall is one of the largest shopping complexes in Korea. It is home to the luxury brands shop Avenuel, a mall, an electronics market, a supermarket, a movie theater, and more. The themed food court features famous and popular restaurants from around the country, as well as famous restaurant franchises, many of which stay open until midnight. With a large aquarium, Kid’s Café, and the Teddy Bear Zoo, Lotte World Mall guarantees fun for the whole family. 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Line 2 & 8, Exit 1 & 2) Avenuel 10:30am–8pm (Friday–Sunday 10:30am–8:30pm) Mall 10:30am–10pm Duty Free Shop 9:30am–9pm Food Court 10:30am–12am Lotte Mart 10am–12am (Closed 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month) (Some stores may have different hours) 02-3213-5000 www.lwt.co.kr

Times Square

타임스퀘어 <Map on p. 104>

The largest shopping mall in the southwestern region of Seoul, Times Square contains numerous shops, an E-mart, a food court, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and more. There is also the Shinsegae Department Store with its Louis Vuitton and Gucci shops drawing long lines of shoppers. Events such as performances and autograph signings by hallyu (Korean Wave) stars are often held at the lobby. 15 Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Yeongdeungpo Stn. Line 1, Exit 3) 10:30am–10pm (Some stores may have different hours) 02-2638-2000 www.timessquare.co.kr

I’PARK Mall

아이파크몰 <Map on p. 101>

Located right next to Yongsan Station, I’Park Mall houses a department store, a digital specialty store, E-mart

Times Square

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IFC Mall

IFC몰 <Map on p. 104>

IFC Mall

D-Cube City 디큐브시티

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A shopping complex connected to Sindorim Station, D-Cube City offers many global SPA brands, and is famous for its eclectic food court. The latter contains branches of several popular restaurants originating in the Hongdae and Sinsa-dong’s Garosugil areas, while various Korean dishes and desserts are served at the “Hansik Jeojatgeori (Korean Food Street),” a recreation of a traditional tavern. Above the complex is the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City, which has a stunning lobby on its top-most, 41st floor. 662 Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul (Connects to Sindorim Stn. Line 1 & 2, Exit 1) Weekdays 11am–9:30pm; Weekends 11am–10pm (Some stores may have different hours) 02-2211-1000 www.dcubecity.com

D-Cube City

Yeouido’s only shopping complex, IFC Mall is home to many global fashion brands such as Hollister and Massimo Dutti, which are hard to find elsewhere in the city. The mall’s well-structured walkways allow busy travelers to save time while shopping. 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Yeouido Stn. Line 5 & 9, Exit 3 & 4) Mall 10am–10pm Street Shops 10am–9pm (Some stores may have different hours) 02-6137-5000 www.ifcmallseoul.com

Shinsegae Centum City

신세계백화점 센텀시티 <Map on p. 122>

A shopping c ompl e x l o c a t e d in Haeundae-gu, Busan and listed in the Guinness World Records as the “largest department store,” Shinsegae Centum City provides many resort facilities such as a spa, an ice rink, and the Aqualand water park. 35 Centum nam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Centum City Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 10 & 12) 10:30am–8pm (Friday–Sunday 10:30am–9pm) Food Court 11am–9:30pm (Last order until 9pm) 1588-1234 www.shinsegae.com

Shinsegae Centum City


THEMED TRAVEL SHOPPING

Premium Outlets Near Seoul Those who have grown weary of shopping in busy Seoul may like to venture to Gyeonggi-do Province, only an hour from the capital city. Western-style premium outlets are sprawled over wide and relaxing spaces in the cities of Paju, Gwangmyeong, Shinsegae Simon Premium Outlet (Paju Branch) Yeoju, and Icheon. Among them, the Shinsegae Simon Outlets are a joint venture between Korean distributor Shinsegae Group and American commercial real estate company Simon Property Group, Inc. These premium outlets offer discounted prices on various local and international luxury brands. Lotte Premium Outlets meanwhile feature local and international luxury brands, as well as other more affordable brands, and provide convenient facilities such as supermarkets, culture centers, children’s playrooms and theaters, making them ideal travel destinations for the entire family. The Lotte Premium Outlet in Icheon in particular, holds the record for being “Asia’s largest outlet,” and sells local specialties and ceramics. Aside from Gyeonggido Province, there is a Shinsegae Simon Premium Outlet in Busan, and a Lotte Premium Outlet in Busan and Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Province.

Shinsegae Simon Premium Outlet 신세계사이먼 프리미엄아울렛

Monday–Thursday 10am–8pm; Friday–Sunday, holidays 10am–9pm (Closed on Chuseok and Seollal days) 1644-4001 www.premiumoutlets.co.kr PAJU 200 Pilseung-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do YEOJU

360 Myeongpum-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do

BUSAN 1133 Jeonggwan-ro, Jangan-eup, Gijanggun, Busan

Lotte Premium Outlet 롯데 프리미엄아울렛 10:30am–9pm

store.lotteshopping.com

PAJU 390 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do 031-960-2500 GWANGMYEONG 17 Iljik-ro, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do 02-6226-2500 ICHEON 177-74 Premium outlet-ro, Hobeopmyeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 031-777-2500 DONGBUSAN 147 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan 051-901-2500 GIMHAE 469 Jangyu-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 055-900-2500 * Some stores may have different hours.

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Gwangjang Market

Traditional Markets

광장시장 <Map on p. 99>

Korea’s traditional markets are characterized by their denselyp a c ke d s m a l l s h o p s . Fo o d , clothing, household items, and much more can be purchased at affordable prices, and every market has dining options, so shopping and meals can be enjoyed together.

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Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market 남대문시장 <Map on p. 96>

The nation’s oldest continuous market, which shares Seoul’s 600-year history, is one of the most popular traditional markets in Korea. A universal provider of clothing, fruits and vegetables, food, and general merchandise, Namdaemun also houses an imported goods market that carries items hard to find elsewhere. Hearty servings of kalguksu (noodle soup) and galchi jorim (braised cutlassfish) are sold in its many alleys. 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Hoehyeon Stn. Line 4, Exit 5 & 6) 11pm–6pm (Some stores may have different hours, and many are closed on Sundays) 02-753-2805 namdaemunmarket.co.kr

Open for over a century, Gwangjang Market is the place to go for food, hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), textiles, clothing, refurbished imported goods, and more, as well as newlywed home furnishings and items needed for traditional wedding ceremonies. The market is particularly famous for its food, with people flocking to its restaurants and stalls day and night to eat bindaetteok (mung bean pancake) and mayak gimbap (gimbap so addictive that it is almost like a mayak , or drug). The market’s most famous eatery is “Soonine Bindaetteok,” which was once visited by film director Tim Burton, whose writings can still be seen on the wall. 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jongno 5(o)-ga Stn. Line 1, Exit 7 & 8) 9am–10pm (Operating hours vary by store) 02-2267-0291 kwangjangmarket.co.kr

Tongin Market

통인시장 <Map on p. 94>

This is a traditional market located in Seochon near Gyeongbokgung Palace. If you buy a pouch of yeobjeon (tokens) at the “Lunch Box Café,” you can use the tokens to buy the side dishes you want at select stores within the market. Another popular snack at the market is the gireum tteokbokki , or oil rice cakes. 18 Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3, Exit 2) Tongin Market 9am–10pm (Closed every third Sunday of each month) Lunch Box Café 11am–5pm (Tokens sold until 4pm; Closed Mondays and every third Sunday of each month) 02-722-0911 tonginmarket.co.kr


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Gwangjang Market

Sinpo Market

신포시장 <Map on p. 113>

Located near Incheonhang Port, Sinpo Market was Incheon’s first permanent market, opening along with the port itself over 100 years ago. Various foods, clothes, general merchandise, and more can be found at low prices, and there are always crowds of people in search of dakgangjeong (sweet and sour chicken), mandu (dumplings), jjolmyeon (spicy cold chewy noodles), and other delicious treats of the market. The information center provides information for international tourists, as well as the opportunity to try on hanbok , or traditional Korean costumes.

international items. Since the old days, it has been a place of commerce for the many foreign goods passing through the port of Busan. From foods to electronics, the market’s many stores are entwined like a maze, within which can be found various snacks such as chungmu gimbap (Chungmu-style gimbap), Busan eomuk (fish balls), danpatjuk (sweet red bean porridge), and ssiat hotteok (seed-filled Korean pancakes.) Sinchang-dong 4-ga, Jung-gu, Busan (Jagalchi Stn. Line 1, Exit 7) 9am–10pm (Closed every first and third Sunday of each month) 051-245-7389

11-5 Uhyeon-ro 49beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (Dongincheon Stn. Line 1, Exit 2) 10am–9pm (Closed every first Sunday of each month) 032-772-5812

Busan Gukje Market

부산 국제시장 <Map on p. 122>

A market in Busan famous for its eateries and alleyways filled with

Busan Gukje Market

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Large Discount Supermarkets

Chuncheon Nangman Market

Large discount supermarkets sell a variety of food and household items at less than the market price. Major supermarkets like E-mart, Lotte Mart, and Homeplus have hundreds of branches nationwide.

Chuncheon Nangman Market 춘천 낭만시장 <Map on p. 133>

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A market near downtown Chuncheon’s Myeong-dong Street where the highlypopular Korean television drama Winter Sonata was filmed. It sells mainly clothing, industrial products, and foods, while fun murals and installation art can be found hidden in its many alleys. The end of the market leads into “Myeong-dong Dakgalbi (Chuncheon-style Spicy Stir-fried Chicken) Street in Chuncheon,” the birthplace of this now much-loved Korean dish. 31-1 Myeongdong-gil, Chuncheon, Gangwon-do (Chuncheon Stn. Gyeongchun Line, Exit 1) 9am–8pm (Closed every first Sunday of the month) 033-254-5338

E-mart 이마트

With the most number of branches, E-mart is especially popular for its food section, particularly for its quality fresh foods and wide range of items. Its own environmentally-friendly brand JAJU sells hassle-free and simply designed goods, which include household items and clothing, at very reasonable prices. 10am–12am (Most stores are closed every second and fourth Sunday of each month. Some stores may have different closing dates) 02-380-5678 www.emartcompany.com

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market 서귀포 매일올레시장 <Map on p. 138>

Jejudo’s largest traditional market is sought out by many local residents and tourists. Various agrifoods, including local specialties hallabong (Jejudo mandarin) and heukdwaeji (black pork), as well as household items are sold here. Unlike other traditional markets, shopping carts are available for comfortable shopping. 18 Jungang-ro 62beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island Summer 7am–9pm; Winter 7am–8pm 064-762-2925 sgp.market.jeju.kr

E-mart


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Lotte Mart 롯데마트

Food and household items are sold at low prices through Lotte’s “Tongkeun” and “Sonkeun” brands, and some branches also have a Toys “R” Us store. The Seoul Station branch is popular amongst tourists for last minute shopping, after which they can take the Airport Railroad to the Incheon International Airport. 10am–12am (Most stores are closed every second and fourth Sunday of each month. Some stores may have different closing dates) 02-2145-8000 company.lottemart.com/eng

Tips Korea Grand Sale

The Korea Grand Sale is a shopping tourism festival held from December until February of the following year. Major shopping centers and department stores, convenience stores, hotels, restaurants, cultural performance arenas, and various other locations offer great sales to overseas tourists. Check the website for participating businesses, and to download coupons. www.koreagrandsale.co.kr

Homeplus 홈플러스

The second-largest discount supermarket chain after E-mart, Homeplus offers a wide range of products across every category. At its Wholesale Product Zone, bundled products are sold 5 to 20% cheaper than general prices. Selfcheckout counters are available at some stores. 10am–12am (Most stores are closed every second and fourth Sunday of each month. Some stores may have different closing dates) 02-3459-8000 corporate.homeplus.co.kr

Hanaro Mart 하나로마트

Operated by the National Agricultural Cooperative, Hanaro Marts are easily seen in major cities as well as small towns and rural areas. Trusted Korean agro-fishery products can be purchased at reasonable prices, and local specialties can also be purchased. 8am–12am (Closed during Chuseok and Seollal holidays) 02-3498-1000 www.nhhanaro.co.kr

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1st Premium Shopping

Certified by the Korea Tourism Organization, the 1st Premium Shopping initiative includes a range of stores that have been rated highly for their prices, services, and environment. Most stores are able to serve in English, and pricing information is provided in English, Japanese, and Chinese for comfortable shopping. Look for the “1st Premium Shopping” certification mark at the entrance.


Duty-free Shops Name Branch

Operating Hours

Address

Lotte Duty Free 롯데면세점

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en.lottedfs.com

Main

9F–11F, Lotte Department Store, 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 7)

9:30am–9pm

Lobby

2F, Lotte Hotel Seoul, 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 8)

8am–10pm

World Tower

7F–8F, Lotte World Mall Avenuel, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Line 2 & 8, Exit 1) 9:30am–9pm

Coex

B1F–B2F, 2F–3F, Coex Intercontinental Hotel, 524 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Samseong Stn. Line 2, Exit 5 & 6)

10am–9pm

Incheon 3F, Incheon International Airport Boarding Terminal, 271 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon International Airport (Incheon International Airport Stn. Airport Railroad, Exit 2)

7am–9:30pm

Gimpo 3F, Gimpo International Airport International Terminal, 112 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul International Airport (Gimpo Airport Stn. Line 5, 9, & Airport Railroad, Exit 3)

6:30am–8:30pm

Busan

7F–8F, Lotte Department Store Busan, 772 Gaya-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan (Seomyeon Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 7)

9:30am–8pm

Jeju

6F, Lotte Hotel Main Bldg. Jungmun Tourist Complex, 35 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island

10am–7pm

The Shilla Duty Free 신라면세점

www.shilladfs.com

Seoul

249 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongguk Univ. Stn. Line 3, Exit 5)

9:30am–9pm

Incheon 3F, Incheon International Airport Boarding Terminal, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon International Airport (Incheon International Airport Stn. Airport Railroad, Exit 1 & 3)

7am–9:30pm

Gimpo 3F, Gimpo International Airport International Terminal, 38 Haneul-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul International Airport (Gimpo Airport Stn. Line 5, 9, & Airport Railroad, Exit 1)

6:30am–8:30pm

Jeju

10am–7:30pm

69 Noyeon-ro, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island

Daegu 2F, Daegu International Airport, 221 Gonghang-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu International Airport Dongwha Duty Free 동화면세점 Main

B1F–2F, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel, 177 Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Gwangnaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 3)

Shinsegae Duty Free 신세계면세점 Busan

www.dutyfree24.com

Gwanghwamun Bldg., 149 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 6)

Walkerhill Duty Free 워커힐면세점 Main

Flight operation hours

Paradise Hotel Annex, 296 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Haeundae Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3)

Gimhae Gimhae International Airport Departure Terminal, 108 Gonghangjinip-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan International Airport

Lotte Duty Free (Main Branch)

9:30am–8:30pm

www.skdutyfree.com 9:30am–9:30pm

www.ssgdfs.com 9:30am–8pm 7am–9:30pm

Walkerhill Duty Free


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Name Branch

Operating Hours

Address

Duty Free Korea 한국관광공사 면세점

www.dutyfreekorea.co.kr

Incheon 3F, Incheon International Airport Boarding Terminal, 271 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon International Airport (Incheon International Airport Stn. Airport Railroad, Exit 2)

7am–9:30pm

Busanhang Port

Busanhang Port Int’l Passenger Terminal, 122 Daegyo-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (Jungang Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 12)

Vessel operation hours

Incheonhang Port

Incheonhang Port International Passenger Terminal 2, 353 Seohae-daero, Jung-gu, Incheon (Dongincheon Stn. Line 1, Exit 2 & 3)

Vessel operation hours

JDC Duty Free JDC면세점

www.jdcdutyfree.com

Jeju 2F, Jeju International Airport Domestic Flights Waiting Room International Airport

6am–9:20pm

Jejuhang Port 1

1F, Jejuhang Port Yeonan Passenger Terminal (Pier 2)

7am–7pm

Jejuhang Port 2

Jejuhang Port International Passenger Terminal (Pier 6)

7am–7pm

JTO Duty Free 제주관광공사 면세점

www.jejudfs.com

Jungmun

1F, International Convention Center Jeju, Jungmun Tourist Complex, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island

10am–8pm

Seongsanpohang Port

Seongsanpohang Port Passenger Terminal, Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island

11:30am–6:50pm

Grand Duty Free 그랜드면세점 Main

www.granddfs.com

8-10 Dongdaegu-ro 59-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu (Beomeo Stn. Daegu Line 2, Exit 5)

Daedong Duty Free 대동면세점 Main

www.daedongdfs.com

2F, The City7, 320 Woni-daero, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

10am–8pm

Shinwoo Duty Free 신우면세점 Main

www.shinwoodfs.com

33 Oncheon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Yuseong Oncheon Stn. Daejeon Line 1, Exit 6)

Encore Duty Free 앙코르면세점 Main

11:30am–8:30pm

10am–8pm

www.encoredfs.com

Ibis Ambassador Hotel, 132 Gwongwang-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Suwon City Hall Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 2)

10:30am–9pm

Joongwon Duty Free 중원면세점 Main

Ramada Plaza Cheongju Hotel Lobby, 114 Chungjeong-daero, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

Ulsan Jinsan Duty Free 울산진산면세점 Main

363 Beonyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Ulsan

8am–8pm

www.jinsandfs.com 10:30am–7:30pm

JTO Duty Free (Jungmun Branch)

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Petite France

Drama Filming Locations Petite France

쁘띠프랑스 <Map on p. 116>

This was a filming location for the Korean television drama My Love from the Star . The theme of the park is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novel The Little Prince , and so Petite France is beautifully decorated to resemble a small rural village in France. Within the cozy village is a rooster gallery (as the Gallic rooster is a national symbol of France), Orgel House, and an outdoor puppet theater. 24

1063 Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (From Cheongpyeong Stn. Gyeongchun Line or Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal, take the Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus) 9am–6pm; Peak season 9am–8pm (Open all year round) 8,000 won 031-584-8200 www.pfcamp.com

Hallyu (K-Wave) If you are a fan of Korean television shows, movies and K-pop, you will most likely want to visit filming locations, attend live recordings or see your favorite hallyu star. You can also visit celebrity hangouts at K Star Roads. If you would like to catch a live performance, there is a wide selection of fun and exciting non-verbal shows, easily enjoyable for anyone who is not fluent in Korean.

The Hill House

더힐하우스 <Map on p. 116>

Used as the filming location of television series The Heirs , The Hill House has also been featured in various commercials. This luxury hotel was the mansion where Kim Tan, the main character played by Lee Minho, lived. It has a beautiful garden, and it offers spectacular views of the Namhangang River. There are a number of restaurants, a bakery, banquet halls, and other amenities for guests. 489 Gangnam-ro, Gangha-myeon, Yangpyeonggun, Gyeonggi-do Restaurants 9:30am–10pm (Operating hours vary by restaurant) 031-771-0001 www.thehillhouse.co.kr


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Hongdae Playground

홍대 놀이터 공원 <Map on p. 104>

Filming location for A Gentleman’s Dignity. This is where Colin, Jang Donggun’s son in the drama played by CN Blue’s Lee Jong-hyun, sang and played the guitar. Amateur musicians frequently stage performances here, and on Saturdays, weather permitting, the “Free Market” attracts crowds of people.

Jade Garden

Jade Garden

제이드가든 <Map on p. 133>

Filming location for the Korean movie You’re My Pet , and television dramas Love Rain , and That Winter , The Wind Blows . Opened in 2011, this beautiful European-style garden lets visitors see and experience nature. This fairytale-like garden also offers various experience programs, and has restaurants, cafés, souvenir shops and more for visitors to enjoy. 80 Haetgol-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do Summer 9am–7:30pm; Winter 9am –5:30pm Summer 8,000 won; Winter 6,000 won 033-260-8300 www.jadegarden.kr

Ihwa Mural Village

이화벽화마을 <Map on p. 99>

19-3 Wausan-ro 21-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Stn. Line 2 & Airport Railroad, Exit 9) Free Market March–November, Every Saturday at 1pm–6pm www.freemarket.or.kr

Gwanghwamun Square 광화문광장 <Map on p. 92>

Filming location for Iris. Gwanghwamun Square is one of the busiest commercial and tourist areas in Seoul, in part due to its proximity to Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. The square is notable for the statues of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and King Sejong the Great, the most respected military figure and ruler in Korean history respectively. Children can regularly be seen splashing around in the 12.23 Fountain every summer. There is also an exhibition hall, gallery, and various convenience facilities underground. 172 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 9) plaza.seoul.go.kr/gwanghwamun

Filming location for the television drama Rooftop Prince . Located at the foot of Naksan Mountain in Jongno, Ihwa Village was part of a neighborhood improvement project in 2006. About 70 artists drew murals and created various art installations throughout the village. Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Hyehwa Stn. Line 4, Exit 2)

Gwanghwamun Square

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Namiseom Island 남이섬 <Map on p. 133>

Filming location for Winter Sonata . Particularly famous for its Metasequoia Road and Ginkgo Tree Lane, Namiseom is picture-perfect all year round. In order to enter the island, or “Republic of Naminara,” a ferry ticket (presented as a mock “visa”) is needed. Visitors can enter via the ferry or also zip wire, and lodging is available on the island. 1 Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do (Take the shuttle bus from Insa-dong or Sungnyemun Plaza, or take the Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus from Gapyeong Stn.) Boat 7:30am–9:40pm Zip wire Winter 9am–6pm; Summer 9am–7pm Boat 10,000 won Zip wire 38,000 won (Admission included) 031-580-8114 www.namisum.com

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Tips

5,000 won

Gapyeong Namiseom Station Island

031-582-2421

Filming location for Running Man. Learn about the Korean language at “The Story of King Sejong the Great,” an exhibition hall detailing Sejong’s life and his creation of hangeul, the Korean alphabet. You can also visit the Korean Language Society, which has worked on the preservation of hangeul , and the residence of Ju Sigyeong, a scholar of Korean literature. Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5; Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3)

한성백제박물관 <Map on p. 108>

Passengers may transfer freely within the bus route with a one-day ticket.

Cheongpyeong Station

한글가온길 <Map on p. 92>

Filming location for Running Man. Visitors can explore the relics and remains of the Baekje Kingdom (18BCE–660CE) that were found in the Hangang basin. The museum also exhibits the history and culture of Seoul, which has intermittently played a role in royal affairs since the beginning of the Baekje Kingdom.

가평 관광지 순환버스

The Garden of Morning Calm

Hangeul Gaon-gil

Seoul Baekje Museum

Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus

Gapyeong Jaraseom Intercity Island Bus Terminal

Reality Show Filming Locations

Petite France Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal

71 Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Olympic Park Stn. Line 5, Exit 3; Mongchontoseong Stn. Line 7, Exit 1) Weekdays 9am–9pm; Weekends & holidays : Summer 9am–7pm, Winter 9am–6pm Free (Except for select exhibitions) 02-2152-5800 baekjemuseum.seoul.go.kr

Jamsil Hangang Park Heliport 잠실 한강공원 헬기장 <Map on p. 108>

Filming location for Running Man . Visitors can take a helicopter tour of Seoul. There are also mini tours that go


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around Jamsil Hangang Park, Yeouido, the Trade Center, Gwangnaru, or Paldang Dam. Jamsil Hangang Park Heliport, 65 Hangaram-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Sports Complex Stn. Line 2 & 9, Exit 7) 10am–5pm 130,000–990,000 won (Depends on number of passengers and flight course) 010-8965-8111 (Call for reservations) www.blueairlines.co.kr

Studio Audience & Live Performances In Seoul there are a number of places where fans can see their favorite celebrities in action. Fans can request studio audience tickets for music shows at the broadcast stations’ websites (some sites only of f ered in Korean), or you can wait in front of the studio for first-come-firstserve tickets. Additionally, Klive and WAPOP are performance halls that stage K-pop related shows on a regular basis.

MBC Show! Music Core ⓒMBC

MBC Show! Music Core 쇼! 음악중심 <Map on p. 104>

Saturdays at 3:50pm 267 Seongam-ro, Mapogu, Seoul (Digital Media City Stn. Line 6, Airport Railroad & Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Exit 9) www.imbc.com/broad/tv/ent/musiccore

SBS The Music Trend 인기가요

Sundays at 1:15pm 442 Yangcheon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul (Balsan Stn. Line 5, Exit 3; Gayang Stn. Line 9, Exit 10) gayo.sbs.co.kr

SBS The Music Trend ⓒSBS

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KBS Music Bank

뮤직뱅크 <Map on p. 104> Fridays at 6:30pm 13 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (National Assembly Stn. Line 9, Exit 4) www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/musicbank

Mnet M! Countdown 엠카운트다운 <Map on p. 104>

Thursdays at 6pm 66 Sangamsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Digital Media City Stn. Line 6, Airport Railroad & Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Exit 9) mcountdown.mnet.interest.me

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Klive

WAPOP

클라이브 <Map on p. 99>

와팝

The world’s first hologram concert hall, Klive stages live dance performances and uses hologram technology for “almost” live performances by PSY, Big Bang, and 2NE1. The gift shop sells a great number of items, including actual props used in music videos and other souvenirs, and also offers photo sticker machines. The concert hall is located within Dongdaemun Fashion Town.

WAPOP screens famous scenes from popular television dramas such as My Love from the Star and collaborative performances by K-pop stars and b-boys. Check the website for updated information on their program and performers.

LOTTE FITIN 9F, 264 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Line 2, 4 & 5, Exit 11&12) 1:30pm–9pm (Closed Mondays, Chuseok & Seollal days) 33,000 won 02-2265-0810 www.klive.co.kr

Inside Children’s Grand Park, 216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Children’s Grand Park Stn. Line 7, Exit 1; Achasan Stn. Line 5, Exit 4) Performance dates and times vary every month (Refer to website) Admission 90,000–120,000 won 02-3437-2002 www.wapophall.com

Klive


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K Star Road and Star Shops Hallyu, or Korean Wave, fans will definitely want to visit “K Star Road” (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 2 & 3), which is approximately 1km from the Apgujeong Galleria Department Store. The area is home to famous entertainment agencies and “stars shops.” S.M. (Super Junior, EXO, Girls’ Generation), JYP (2PM, Miss A), Cube (BEAST, 4Minute), Tree J (Jang Geun-suk), and other well-known entertainment agencies can be spotted along K Star Roads, which are marked by the bird logo (pictured).   The first floor café at Cube Studio, Cube Entertainment’s rehearsal studio, displays items used by their celebrities and also sells souvenirs. Fans can see their hallyu star’s handprints, drink coffee at their star’s favorite coffee shops, eat at restaurants where they ate, get pampered K Star Road at their favorite nail shops, and more. On a good day, visitors may run into their favorite celebrity, and even take a picture together!   If the Apgujeong area is too far and you are looking for other options, you can go to Myeong-dong. Fans can purchase various licensed souvenirs at Star Shop and sing like their favorite K-pop singers Star Avenue at Everysing, a shop and karaoke room operated by S.M (Myeong-dong Stn. Line 4, Exit 5). On the second floor of Lotte Young Plaza is KHOS, which displays and sells clothes and props designed after YG artists (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 7).

  Lotte Duty Free Shop operates “Star Avenue,” which is a hallyu experience zone that displays costumes and other items actually worn and used by celebrities (Sogong-dong: Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 7 & 8; Jamsil: Jamsil Stn. Line 2 & 8, Exit 4; Coex: Samseong Stn. Line 2, Exit 5 & 6). The Tourist Information Center operated by the Korea Tourism Organization also has a gallery where visitors can take pictures with life-size cutouts of various Korean celebrities (Jonggak Stn. Line 1, Exit 5).

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Non-verbal Performances For a more diverse experience of Korea’s performing arts, nonverbal performances will break all language barriers for a fun and exciting time. The worldfamous percussion show Nanta, a n d t h e K o re a n t ra d i t i o n a l performance Miso are just two of the many great performances on offer. Reservations and discounts are available through www. kperformance.org.

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Chungjeongno Nanta Theater 7 Chungjeong-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (Chungjeongno Stn. Line 2 & 5, Exit 7) Jeju Nanta Theater Jeju Media Center, 82 Sinsan-ro, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island 02-739-8288 Myeong-dong 40,000–70,000 won Chungjeongno 40,000–60,000 won Jeju 50,000–60,000 100 minutes nanta.i-pmc.co.kr

The Painters: Hero 페인터즈: 히어로

A lively performance that integrates live drawing and media art. Heroes such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, and Superman are created on a white canvas right before your eyes. Seoul Seoul Cinema, 13 Donhwamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jongno 3(sam)-ga Stn. Line 1, 3 & 5, Exit 14) 85 minutes 40,000–80,000 won 02-766-7848 Jeju Halla Art Hall 2F, 38 Halladaehak-ro, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island 85 minutes 40,000–60,000 won 064-745-7848 www.thepainters.co.kr

Original Drawing Show 오리지널 드로잉쇼

A unique show where a story takes place atop a canvas of live drawings created using various materials.

Nanta

Nanta 난타

A comic interpretation of things that happen in a busy kitchen, the performance incorporates samul nori (Korean traditional percussion quartet) rhythms. Myeong-dong Nanta Theater UNESCO Building, 26 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 5; Myeong-dong Stn. Line 4, Exit 6)

Kyunghyang Art Hill, 3 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Seodaemun Stn. Line 5, Exit 5; Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 6) 75 minutes 40,000–50,000 won 070-4070-8336 www.drawingshow.com

JUMP 점프

A comedy show telling the story of a thief who breaks into the house of a family of martial arts experts. Kyunghyang Art Hill, 3 Jeongdong-gil, Junggu, Seoul (Seodaemun Stn. Line 5, Exit 5; Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 6) 80 minutes 40,000–60,000 won 02-722-3995 www.hijump.co.kr


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Drumcat Concert 드럼캣

An all-female percussion group performs different genres of music such as rock, jazz, techno, and Latin. Audiences can see, hear and feel the beat and energy on the stage. Myungbo Art Hall, 47 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2 & 3, Exit 8) 70 minutes 40,000–50,000 won 02-2274-2121 www.drumcat.co.kr

Original Drawing Show

Bibap 비밥

A performance based on cooking. Two chefs compete in a bibimbap cookoff, with their pride on the line, to successfully make the popular Korean dish. Cine Core Bibap Theater, 386 Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jonggak Stn. Line 1, Exit 12) 75 minutes 40,000–60,000 won 02-766-0815 www.bibap.co.kr

Music Show Wedding 뮤직쇼웨딩

The audience is invited to sit as guests at a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. Improvisation and acting combine to create this unique experience. Music Show Wedding Theater, 29 Yanghwa-ro 16-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Line 2, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & Airport Railroad, Exit 9) 80 minutes 40,000–60,000 won 02-739-8288 www.musicshowwedding.co.kr

Fanta-stick 판타스틱

A live gugak (traditional Korean music) performance that shows a dazzling battle between percussion and gugak. NH Art Hall, 120 Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Seodaemun Stn. Line 5, Exit 6) 90 minutes 40,000–60,000 won 02-3143-5959 www.fanta-stick.co.kr

Miso: Baebijang-jeon 미소

A musical that covers all of Korea’s traditional performing arts, including samul nori (percussion quartet), talchum (masked dance), Korean dance, and gugak (traditional Korean music). Jeongdong Theater, 43 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Line 1 & 2, Exit 1) 80 minutes 40,000–60,000 won 02-751-1500 www.jeongdong.or.kr

Miso: Baebijang-jeon

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Korean Cuisine

Introduction to Korean Food

International visitors will find a wide array of delicious fare in Korea, beginning with kimchi, bibimbap, and bulgogi. Korean buffets are a good way to sample a variety of dishes at once, and royal cuisine restaurants serve delicacies that were once only served to kings and queens of Korea. Meanwhile, “Food Themed Streets” that specialize in regional treats and street food carts are sure to seduce passersby with a 32 range of alluring, savory smells.

Korean meals can be largely divided into a staple, usually rice, and side dishes that are eaten with the rice. White rice is the most common type of rice, and it is sometimes mixed with multigrains like barley or beans. The traditional Korean table consists of a bowl of rice and soup served with kimchi and side dishes like jjigae (stews), bokkeum (sautéed or stir-fried dishes) and jjim (steamed or braised dishes).

Bibimbap 비빔밥

Steamed rice topped with a variety of vegetables, stir-fried beef, and gochujang (Korean chili paste), then mixed together before eating.

Samgyetang 삼계탕

Chicken stuffed with sticky rice, ginseng, jujubes, garlic and other healthy ingredients, then slow-cooked. Although enjoyed all year round, it is a summer favorite for it is thought to restore energy.

Galbi gui 갈비구이 Beef or pork ribs marinated in a sweet sauce, then grilled over a table-top charcoal fire.

Galbijjim 갈비찜 Beef or pork ribs marinated in a spicy sauce, and then simmered with chestnuts, ginkgo nuts, carrots, and other ingredients. Bibimbap


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Samgyetang

Galbi gui

Japchae

Naengmyeon

Samgyeopsal gui

Bulgogi

Buchimgae

Makgeolli

Japchae 잡채

Glass noodles stir-fried with julienned vegetables, mushrooms, and beef.

Naengmyeon 냉면

Chewy noodles served in a cool meat broth. It is usually garnished with boiled beef slices, boiled egg, sliced cucumber, and pear.

Samgyeopsal gui 삼겹살구이

The most popular cut of meat in Korea is pork belly, or samgyeopsal , which is often grilled and enjoyed with various sauces and wrapped in vegetables such as lettuce or sesame leaf.

Bulgogi 불고기

Thinly-sliced beef marinated in a soy sauce based sweet sauce, then grilled with onions, green onions and other vegetables.

Galbijjim

Sikhye & Sujeonggwa

Buchimgae 부침개

Korean-style pancakes. Common ingredients include green onions, kimchi, and ground mung bean.

Traditional Alcohol 전통주

Korea’s traditional alcoholic beverages are made with grains. Soju ( 소주) is made by distilling fermented grain, while makgeolli (막걸리) is made by mixing steamed grain with malt. In the process of making makgeolli, the clearest part is bottled separately and is called cheongju (청주).

Traditional Snacks 전통과자와 음료

Dough made of powdered grain is steamed or fried to make rice cakes or other traditional Korean sweets. Powdered grain can also be used to make traditional drinks like sikhye (sweet rice punch 식혜), or sujeonggwa (cinnamon punch 수정과).

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Samcheonggak

Korean Royal Cuisine

삼청각 <Map on p. 94> 3 Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul Lunch 12pm–3pm; Dinner 6pm–10pm (Open all year round) 02-765-3700 www.samcheonggak.or.kr

Jihwaja 지화자

Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul Closed untill end of March (2015) 02-2269-5834 (For English 010-3239-5886) www.jihwajafood.co.kr

Korea House

한국의집 <Map on p. 96> 10 Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Chungmuro Stn. Line 3 & 4, Exit 3) Lunch 12pm–2pm; Dinner Part 1: 5pm–6:30pm, Part 2: 7pm–8:30pm (Closed on Chuseok and Seollal days, and every 3rd Monday of the month) 02-2266-9101 www.koreahouse.or.kr

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Bongraeheon 봉래헌

94 Banghwa-daero, Gangseo-gu, Seoul (10 min by hotel shuttle bus from Gimpo Int’l Airport Stn. Line 5, 9 & Airport Railroad) Lunch 12pm–3pm; Dinner 6pm–10pm (Closed during Chuseok and Seollal holidays) 02-2660-9020 www.mayfield.co.kr

Seokparang

석파랑 <Map on p. 94> 309 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Go to Gyeonggbokgung Stn. Line 3 and take a bus in the direction of Jahamun Tunnel) Lunch 12pm–3pm; Dinner 6pm–10pm (Closed during Chuseok and Seollal holidays) 02-395-2500 www.seokparang.co.kr

Goong

궁 <Map on p. 157> 54-1 Eunhaeng-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do Lunch 12pm–2:30pm; Dinner 5:30pm–9pm (Closed during Chuseok and Seollal holidays) 063-227-0844 www.gooong.co.kr

Surime

수리뫼 <Map on p. 171> 110-34 Poseok-ro, Naenam-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 12pm–9pm (Closed on 1st and 3rd Mondays, and Chuseok and Seollal days) 054-748-2507 www.surime.co.kr

Korean Buffet

Korea House

If everything looks delicious and it is hard to decide on just one dish, Korean buffets are the place to go. A great number of Korean dishes, including various types of rice, side dishes, soups, stews, meats, vegetables, fruits, desserts and much more are available fresh! Korean buffets are also an ideal option for vegetarians.


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Olbaan

Season’s Table 계절밥상

Their motto being “from the farm to the table,” Season’s Table guarantees fresh and delicious dishes, with the menu changing every season. Traditional Korean fermented side dishes are pr epar ed on site, and pr oduce, agricultural products, and ingredients used in the dishes are sold at a shop inside the restaurant. The Insa-dong chain of Season’s Table features stone pot menus from Bibigo, a bibimbap restaurant run by the same company. Seoul Insa-dong, Yongsan I’Park Mall, Olympic Park, Gasan W-Mall Gyeonggi-do Suwon Lotte Mall 10:30am–10:30pm Weekday lunch 13,900 won; Weekday dinner, weekends & holidays 22,900 won www.seasonstable.co.kr

Olbaan 올반

The motto of Olbaan is to prepare sincere and honest Korean cuisine, particularly food that yangban, the upper class of the olden days, would have

enjoyed. Diners can see tofu being made on the site, and also enjoy freshly-made traditional Korean pastries. Seoul Yeouido, Central City Gyeonggi-do E-mart (Gimpo Hangang) Sejong E-mart 10:30am–10pm (Closed weekdays from 4pm–5pm) Weekday lunch 14,900 won; Weekday dinner, weekends & holidays 22,900 won www.olbaan.com

Nature Kitchen 자연별곡

At Nature Kitchen, diners can enjoy tastes and flavors from the eight provinces of Korea. The menu features royal cuisine of the Joseon Dynasty, and traditional favorites that have been slightly modified to satisfy today’s tastes. Nature Kitchen is moderately priced compared to other buffets. Seoul Hongdae, Gangnam, Mok-dong Busan Seomyeon, Kyungsung Univ. 11am–10pm (Operating hours vary by store) Weekday lunch 12,900 won; Weekday dinner, weekends & holidays 19,900 won www.naturekitchen.co.kr

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3 Chodang Dubu Street in Gangneung

Food Themed Streets

강릉 초당두부거리 <Map on p. 133>

1 Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Street in Seoul

The dubu (tofu) and sundubu (soft tofu) of this area are made using purified sea water from the East Sea. Chodang-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

서울 신당동 떡볶이거리 <Map on p. 99>

This is where cooking tteokbokki (spicy rice cake) right on the table first began. Sindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul (Sindang Stn. Lines 2 & 6, Exit 7)

2 Myeong-dong Dakgalbi Street in Chuncheon

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Daege Street in Yeongdeok

영덕 대게거리 <Map on p. 172>

Yeongdeok-gun has long been famous for its daege (snow crabs), and when they are in season, steamed snow crabs are especially good. Ganggu-myeon, Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

춘천 명동 닭갈비거리 <Map on p. 133>

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Chuncheon is the home of dakgalbi (spicy stir-fried chicken). The chicken is marinated in a spicy sauce and cooked on a unique table-griddle with vegetables, rice cakes, and other ingredients. Joyang-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do (Chuncheon Stn. Gyeongchun Line)

5 Guryongpo Gwamegi & Mulhoe Street in Pohang

포항 구룡포 과메기, 물회거리 <Map on p. 172>

Gwamegi (semi-dried herring) is made by repeatedly freezing and thawing herring or saury, before drying it out in the shade. Mulhoe (sliced raw fish served in chilled spicy broth) usually uses raw squid, and is ideal on hot summer days. Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

6 Cheonji Hanu Bibimbap Street in Hampyeong

Myeong-dong Dakgalbi

함평천지 한우 비빔밥거리 <Map on p. 162>

Hampyeong-style bibimbap is full of fresh vegetables and is topped with hanu yukhoe (Korean beef tartare). Hampyeong-eup, Hampyeong-gun, Jeollanam-do

Chodang Sundubu


THEMED TRAVEL KOREAN CUISINE 7 Juksun Food Village in Damyang

담양 죽순푸드빌리지 <Map on p. 162>

Because bamboo forests abound in Damyang, many of its specialty dishes use bamboo or juksun (bamboo shoots) or are served in bamboo. Hyanggyo-gil, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do

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Chueotang Street in Namwon

남원 추어탕거리 <Map on p. 157>

Namwon’s famous chueotang (loach or mudfish soup) is made of loach/mudfish, vegetables, and doenjang (soybean paste).

Namwon Chueotang

Cheongeo-dong, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do

9 Anjirang Gopchang Town in Daegu 대구 안지랑 곱창거리 <Map on p. 169>

The pork gopchang (tripe) here is grilled with a spicy sauce, vegetables, glass noodles and other ingredients. 63 Daemyeong-ro 36-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu (Anjirang Stn. Daegu Line 1, Exit 2)

1 Seoul 10 Gwangju

2 Chuncheon 3 Gangneung

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“Chi-Maek” and “Sam-So”

The chi-maek (치맥) that Cheon Songyi, the main character in the Korean television drama My Love from the Star, liked so much has become popular among tourists. Whether it be a hot summer day in the park or a cold winter day at home, chi-maek, short for chicken & maekju (beer), is always a popular combination in Korea. A similar combo is sam-so (삼소), which is short for samgyeopsal (pork belly) and soju.

4 Yeongdeok Daegu 9 7 8 Namwon 6 Damyang Hampyeong

5 Pohang

11 Busan

Chi-Maek

Sam-So


10 Namhansanseong Baeksuk Street in Gwangju

경기 광주 남한산성 백숙거리 <Map on p. 116>

Most baeksuk (whole chicken or duck soup) restaurants in the area are at least 100 years old. A whole chicken is boiled with various medicinal herbs, making baeksuk extra nutritious. These days, duck is often used instead of chicken.

Gimbap

Namhansanseong-ro, Jungbu-myeon, Gwangjusi, Gyeonggi-do (Sanseong Stn. Line 8, Exit 2)

11 Millak-dong Hoe Street in Busan

부산 광안리 민락동 횟집거리 <Map on p. 122>

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Along the shores of Gwangalli Beach are some 300 restaurants that serve hoe (raw fish) and offer ocean views. Diners bringing seafood bought from the nearby fish market may have their food prepared for them with accompanying side dishes and sauces for 5,000 won per person. Gwanganhaebyeon-ro and Millaksubyeon-ro (Millak-dong), Suyeong-gu, Busan (Gwangan Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3 & 5)

Tteokbokki

Hotteok

Eomuk kkochi

Sundae

Sundae 순대

Korean blood sausage.

Street Food Gimbap 김밥

Eomuk kkochi 어묵꼬치

Skewered fish cakes boiled in a savory broth.

Gimbap , or Korean rolls are one of the most convenient and inexpensive meals on the go.

Korean-style sugar-filled pancakes.

Tteokbokki 떡볶이

Dak kkochi 닭꼬치

Rice cakes simmered in a spicy gochujang (Korean chili paste) sauce with fishcake and other vegetables. It is Korea’s most popular street food.

Hotteok 호떡

Skewered chicken pieces glazed in different kinds of sauces.


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Tips Muslim Friendly Restaurants

Bungeoppang

Patbingsu

Ice Cream Cones

The Itaewon region of Seoul, as well as other major tourist areas such as Gyeonggi-do Province, Gangwon-do Province, Busan, Daegu, Gyeongju, Jeonju and Jejudo Island, have reliable halal restaurants. The menus at these restaurants feature halal and vegetarian cuisine, and some restaurants have prayer rooms for Muslim guests. For more information, download the Korea Tourism Organization’s Muslim Friendly Restaurants in Korea at www.visitkorea. or.kr (search for the guide under the E-books tab). 39

Premium Food Markets Dak kkochi

Ice Cream Cones 아이스크림 콘

Ice cream cones come in a variety of flavors and styles. There are 30cmtall ice cream cones, sticky and sweet Turkish ice cream, and even ice cream in cane-shaped cones.

Patbingsu 팥빙수

Shaved ice topped with sweet red bean, fruits, rice cakes, ice cream, and other fun toppings.

Bungeoppang 붕어빵

Fished-shaped buns filled with sweet red beans.

SSG Food Market SSG 푸드마켓 Operated by Shinsegae, SSG carries top quality environmentally-friendly products, rare food items, and a luxury selection of wines. The deli, which is run by experienced chefs, is a great place to grab a bite to eat. Cheongdam branch Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 4) Marine City branch Haeundae-gu, Busan (Dongbaek Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3)

Galleria Gourmet 494 갤러리아 고메이 494 Located on the B1 level of the Galleria Department Store, Gourmet 494 is more than a food market, it is a “culinary department store.” You can take care of groceries and chat with friends at a café or enjoy a delicious meal all in one place. Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 7)


International Cuisine Recommended by Foreigners in Korea Visitors interested in trying other types of food while in Korea will be spoilt for choice in the capital city of Seoul. Below is a list of international restaurants recommended by local embassies as well as the Lonely Planet, Michelin Green Guide, CNN Travel, and Tripadvisor.

French Restaurants

• Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul 피에르가니에르서울 Lotte Hotel, 30 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 8)

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• Atelier du Saint-Ex 아뜰리에 듀생텍스 49 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) • O Kitchen 오키친 Dongyang Finance Building B1, 32 Gukjegeumyung-ro 2-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Yeouido Stn. Line 5 & 9, Exit 3)

Italian Restaurants • Ristorante Eo 리스토란테에오 15 Dosan-daero 75-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 3 & 4) • La Cucina 라쿠치나 10 Hoenamu-ro 44-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 2)

176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul • Olivo 올리보 (Express Bus Terminal Stn. Lines 3, 7 & 9, Exit 7) • Buonasera 보나세라 18-2 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 5) • Aimo e Nadia 아이모 에 나디아 94 Myeongdalro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Bangbae Stn. Line 2, Exit 4 or Seocho Stn. Line 2, Exit 4) • Eum 이음 78 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (Seongsu Stn. Line 2, Exit 4; Ttukseom Stn. Line 2, Exit 5) • Il Ponte 일폰테 Millennium Seoul Hilton, 50 Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Seoul Stn. Line 1, 4 , Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Airport Railroad or KTX, Exit 8) • Tuscany 투스카니 The Plaza, 119 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Lines 1 & 2, Exit 6) • Peninsula 페닌슐라 Lotte Hotel Seoul, 30 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 8)

• Tombola 톰볼라 16 Seorae-ro 7-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Sinbanpo Stn. Line 9, Exit 4)

Atelier du Saint-Ex

El Plato


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Sala Thai

Spanish Restaurants • Chef España 셰프 에스파냐 29 Jandari-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hapjeong Stn. Lines 2 & 6, Exit 3) • Mi Casa 미 카사 51 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) • Spain Club 스페인클럽 Gangnam branch 26 Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa Stn. Line 3, Exit 8) Hongdae branch 19 Dongmak-ro 9-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Sangsu Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) Itaewon branch 216 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 3) • El Plato 엘 쁠라또 Sinsa branch 11 Dosandaero 17-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa Stn. Line 3, Exit 8) City Hall branch Seoul Finance Center B2, 136 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 5) • Casa España 까사 에스파냐 29 Gangnam-daero 106-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinnonhyeon Stn. Line 9, Exit 4) • Mi Madre 미 마드레 224-1 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Noksapyeong Stn. Line 6, Exit 3) • El Olivo 엘 올리보 16 Dwitgol 2-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Seonbawi Stn. Line 4, Exit 3)

Thai Restaurants • Amazing Thai 어메이징타이 238 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 3) • Thai Orchid 타이오키드 214-1 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 3) • Wang Thai 왕타이 151 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) • Sala Thai 살라타이 Jamsil branch 269 Olympicro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Lines 2 & 8, Exit 7)

Din Tai Fung

Bundang branch 381 Seongnam-daero, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do (Jeongja Stn. Bundang & Sinbundang Lines, Exit 5) • Golden Thai 골든타이 66 Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Bangi Stn. Line 5, Exit 4; Mongchontoseong Stn. Line 8, Exit 2)

Chinese Restaurants • Goldfish 골드피시 35 Apgujeong-ro 48-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 5) • Jonny Dumpling 쟈니덤플링 5 Bogwang-ro 59gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6, Exit 4) • Din Tai Fung 딘타이펑 Myeong-dong branch 13 Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 6) Gangnam branch 12 Seochodaero 73-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Gangnam Stn. Line 2 & Sinbundang Line, Exit 9 & 10)

Japanese Restaurants • Teppen 텟펜 15 Wausan-ro 17-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Sangsu Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) • Irodori 이로도리 237 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Yeoksam Stn. Line 2, Exit 8) • Namu 나무 177 Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Gwangnaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 2) • Ariake 아리아께 The Shilla Seoul, 249 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongguk Univ. Stn. Line 3, Exit 5) • Myeongsong Chobap 명송초밥 5 Baeksan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan (Jungang Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 5) • Sushi Berry 스시베리 5 Haeun-daero 483beonga-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Dongbaek Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 4)

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Family & Fun

Amusement & Theme Parks

This section introduces places for tourists visiting Korea with family. Visitors will enjoy making lasting memories at amusement parks filled with exciting rides, experiencing eccentric culture or nature tours, visiting IT experience zones, or getting soaked at water parks that are open all year long.

Many of the large parks in Korea have r ides, a zoo, botanical gardens, and much more. Various seasonal festivals and parades attract an immense number of visitors to sprawling outdoor amusement parks like Everland, Seoul Grand Park, and Children’s Grand Park. In addition, Lotte World and Pororo Park can be enjoyed regardless of the weather.

Everland Resort

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에버랜드 리조트 <Map on p. 116>

The largest amusement park in Korea, Everland offers a great number of rides including the T-Express, which was selected as the “world’s most thrilling wooden roller coaster.” At the Lost Valley Safari visitors can see and feed wild animals while riding a bus, which turns into a boat when needed. 199 Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yonginsi, Gyeonggi-do (Jeondae-Everland Stn. Ever Line, Exit 2) 10am–8pm (Check the website for monthly hours) Admission 38,000 won; One-day pass 46,000 won www.everland.com

Lotte World

롯데월드 <Map on p. 108>

Lotte World has an indoor section and an outdoor section. There are approximately 40 different rides including the Gyro Drop, and various parades, performances, and more are Everland Resort


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Lotte World

held twice a day throughout the park. The park is located in downtown Seoul, making transportation simple and convenient. 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Line 2 & 8, Exit 3) Monday–Thursday 9:30am– 10pm; Friday-Sunday 9:30am–11pm Admission 31,000 won; One-day pass 46,000 won www.lotteworld.com

Seoul Grand Park

서울대공원 <Map on p. 116>

A multifaceted park that consists of a zoo, garden, Seoul Land amusement park, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art. A flower festival is held every spring, summer, and fall, making it a great place to see spring cherry blossoms and autumn foliage scenery. Located in Gyeonggi-do Province near Seoul, Seoul Grand Park is easily reached by subway. Seoul Grand Park, 102 Daegongwongwangjangro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Seoul Grand Park Stn. Line 4, Exit 2) Seoul Zoo March–October 9am–7pm; November–February 9am–6pm Seoul Land 9:30am-9pm (Closing hours vary by month) Seoul Zoo 3,000 won Seoul Land Admission 20,000 won; One-day pass 36,000 won grandpark.seoul.go.kr

Children’s Grand Park 어린이대공원

A great place for families with young children, the Children’s Grand Park has a charming zoo, botanical garden, and numerous rides. Unlike other similar parks, admission here is free. Children’s Grand Park, 216 Neungdong-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Children’s Grand Park Stn. Line 7, Exit 1) Park 5am–10pm Zoo 9am–5pm (Subject to change depending on season, weather) Free

Pororo Park

뽀로로파크 <Map on p. 108>

Themed on the popular cartoon character Pororo, the Little Penguin , Pororo Park recreates the village from the famous animated series. This park is not just for kids, as there are many amusement facilities for parents as well. Branches can be found in D-Cube City and Jamsil in Seoul, Dongtan and Ilsan in Gyeonggido, and in Gwangju. Of these, the Jamsil branch located inside Lotte World is the largest. 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Line 2 & 8, Exit 3) 10am–8pm; Saturday 10am– 9pm Adults 10,000 won; Children 20,000 won www.pororopark.com

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Culture & Nature Experience Tour There are many places in Korea that offer various unique experience programs. Visitors can make traditional Korean pottery at an old ceramics village, learn the Korean martial art of taekwondo, find their way through the tree maze featured in Running Man, or ride a rail bike while enjoying nature.

Trick Eye Museum

트릭아이미술관 <Map on p. 104>

This museum exhibits paintings that create 3D optical illusions. Visitors can take pictures in the indicated areas and look as if they were actually a part of the painting. In 2014, the museum was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor based on user votes. 20 Hongik-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Stn. Line 2, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & Airport Railroad, Exit 9) 9am–9pm 15,000 won 02-3144-6300 trickeye.com

Coex Aquarium

코엑스 아쿠아리움 <Map on p. 108>

Located in downtown Seoul, the aquarium exhibits over 650 types of aquatic fauna, which visitors can see from a 180o acrylic ocean tunnel. Programs for learning about ocean ecosystems and feeding animals are available.

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Heyri Village, Paju

Heyri Village, Paju

파주 헤이리마을 <Map on p. 116>

Situated in north Gyeonggi-do Province, Heyri is a small village created by artists. It consists of various arts and culture facilities such as museums, art galleries, performance halls, and book cafés. The structures within the village were designed by famous local and foreign architects, giving it the look of a giant installation in its own right. 70-21 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do 10am–6pm (Many facilities close on Mondays) www.heyri.net

513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Samseong Stn. Line 2, Exit 5; Bongeunsa Stn. Line 9, Exit 1) 10am–8pm (Open all year round) 22,000 won 02-6002-6200 www.coexaqua.com

Sagimakgol Ceramics Village, Icheon 이천 사기막골도예촌 <Map on p. 116>

Located in Icheon, a city famous for ceramics, is the Sagimakgol Ceramics Village with over 300 pottery kilns. There are many small and large ceramics shops where visitors can see the working chambers and kilns of potters, and even try making their own pottery. Gyeongchung-daero 2993beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Closed every fourth Monday of each month. Korean Ceramics Gallery 9:30am–7pm Duseong Pottery 9:30am–6pm Pottery Class 20,000 won


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Jeongseon Rail Bike

정선레일바이크 <Map on p. 133>

Trick Eye Museum

Muju Taekwondowon 무주 태권도원 <Map on p. 157>

The largest taekwondo training facility anywhere in the world, Muju Taekwondowon consists of the Taekwondo Museum, an arena, an indoor theater, and more. At the Yap! Experience Center, visitors can learn basic moves using cutting-edge equipment. 1482 Museol-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do March–October: Weekdays 10am–6pm, Weekends & holidays 10am–7pm; November–February: Weekdays 10am–5pm, Weekends & holidays 10am–6pm (Closed Mondays, and Chuseok and Seollal holidays)

Using an abandoned railway track stretching between Jeongseon Station and Auraji Station, visitors can take a specially-fitted four-wheel rail bike, pedaling their way through the beautiful scenery of the four seasons hidden in the mountains of Gangwon-do. Tickets can be purchased on site, however calling ahead of time is recommended due to the high popularity of the facility during peak season. 745 Nochusan-ro, Yeoryang-myeon, Jeongseongun, Gangwon-do March–October 8:40am– 4:40pm; November–February 8:40am–2:50pm 2-seater 25,000 won; 4-seater 35,000 won 033-563-8787 www.railbike.co.kr Call ahead for available seating and reservations. Services available in English.

Yesan Apple Winery Tour

예산사과 와이너리 투어 <Map on p. 152>

Taking place at a brewery in Yesan-gun, an area famous for its apples, the tour gives participants the opportunity to

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hear about the apple wine-making process, sample local wines, and make pies using apples picked straight from the field. Available only on weekends through advanced phone reservations. Eunseong Farm, 107-25 Daemong-ro, Godeok-myeon, Yesan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm and 4pm Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes Apple-picking 10,000 won; Pie-making 5,000 won 041-337-9585

Teddy Bear Museum

Teddy Bear Museum

테디베어뮤지엄 <Map on p. 139>

Hanwha Aqua Planet

한화 아쿠아플라넷 <Map on p. 138>

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The largest aquarium in the East. Marine life that is hard to come by is exhibited here, and it offers various programs such as presentations on ecosystems of penguins, otters, and seals, as well as a touch pool where visitors can see and touch marine organisms. Be sure not to miss the haenyeo (female divers) demonstration, a sight possible only in Jejudo. 95 Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island 10am–7pm 39,000 won 064-780-0900 www.aquaplanet.co.kr/jeju

With branches in Sokcho, Gyeongju and Jejudo Island (main), Korea’s Teddy Bear Museum exhibits the history of the teddy bear, which goes back more then 100 years. It displays teddy bears in many different settings such as at a traditional Korean wedding, different world cultures, Korean dramas, and much more, and depending on the branch, there are indoor and also outdoor exhibits, souvenir shops and cafés. 31 Jungmungwangwang-ro 110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island 9am–8pm; Summer peak season 9am–10pm 8,000 won 064-738-7600 teddybearmuseum.com

Haenyeo Museum

해녀박물관 <Map on p. 138>

A museum dedicated to the haenyeo (female divers) of Jejudo Island, who dive into harsh waters every day to gather various shellfish, seaweed, and other seafood wearing only a wetsuit and goggles. The museum exhibits the history and lives of these women. Haenyeo performances are also offered, so check for show times before visiting.

Hanwha Aqua Planet

26 Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island 9am–6pm (Closed every first and third Monday of each month, and Chuseok and Seollal holidays) 1,100 won 064-782-9898 www.haenyeo.go.kr


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IT Experience Those looking to experience Korea’s advanced information and communications technology will enjoy visiting the IT experience c e n t e r s o p e ra t e d by m a j o r companies and institutions. There, visitors can test various products already out on the market, as well as products not yet introduced to the public. There are also unique futuristic displays and technologies as depicted in science fiction films.

T.um 티움 <Map on p. 96>

Local carrier SK Telecom’s unique museum offers visitors the chance to see the current state of Korea’s mobile telecommunications industry, and discover new technologies such as futuristic living spaces and a 3D avatar experience. Appointments must be made in advance through the website. SK T-Tower, 65 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 4) 9am–6pm (Closed weekends, holidays, and last Friday of every month) Free 02-6100-0601 tum.sktelecom.com

Digital Pavilion

디지털 파빌리온 <Map on p. 104>

Samsung d’light

삼성딜라이트 <Map on p. 108>

Exhibition hall and showroom of the global IT company Samsung Electronics. Visitors can see how lifestyles have changed with technology, try out Samsung devices, and also see displays of the newest digital technologies. Samsung Electronics Bldg., 11 Seocho-daero 74-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Gangnam Stn. Line 2, & Sinbundang Line, Exit 8) 10am–7pm (Closed on Sundays, holidays and labor day) Free 02-2255-2277 www.samsung.com/sec/dlight English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish guides available

An exhibition experience zone where imagination becomes reality. There is a live sketchbook that brings visitor’s drawings to life, a ubiquitous healthcare system, and more. To experience the ICT Creation Zone, reservations must be made at least two days in advance through the website. Nuritkum Mall, 396 World Cup buk-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Digital Media City Stn. Line 6 & Gyeongui· Jungang Line, Exit 9) 9:30am–6pm (Closed Sundays, and Chuseok and Seollal holidays) Free 02-2132-0500 www.digitalpavilion.kr English and Chinese guides available by reservation

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LG Science Hall

Ocean World

Here, the principles of science in our everyday lives are shown from a child’s point of view. Science is taught through games and experiences so that young children can enjoy learning. Locations in Seoul and Busan.

Daemyung Vivaldi Park, 262 Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do 9:30am–6pm (Check the website for monthly hours) 50,000 won; Sauna & Bathhouse 22,000 won 1588-4888 www.daemyungresort.com/oceanworld

엘지 사이언스홀 <Map on p. 104, 122>

Seoul LG Twin Tower West Wing, 128 Yeoui-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Yeouinaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 1) Weekdays 9am–5:40pm; Saturday 9am–1pm (Closed Sundays and holidays) Free 02-3773-1053 www.lgsh.co.kr Busan 165 Saessak-ro, Busanjin-gu, Busan (Seomyeon Stn. Busan Line 1 & 2, Exit 13; Sports Complex Stn. Busan Line 3, Exit 9) Weekdays 9:10am–5:45pm; Saturday 9:10am– 4:45pm (Closed Sundays and holidays) Free 051-808-3600 www.lgsh.co.kr

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오션월드 <Map on p. 133>

Onemount

원마운트 <Map on p. 116> 300 Hallyu world-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do (Juyeob Stn. Line 3, Exit 4) Water Park & Snow Park 10am–8pm (Check the website for monthly hours) Shopping mall 10am– 10pm (Operating hours vary by store) Water Park 50,000 won Snow Park Weekdays 29,000 won; Weekends 33,000 won 1566-2232 www.onemount.co.kr

Woongjin Playdoci

Water Parks Whether it is an outdoor water park, an indoor hot spring spa, or a combination of both, Korea has many water parks to choose from. Kids can enjoy water slides, wave pools or diving pools while parents can get some R&R in the hot tub. All necessary equipment, including swimsuits, life vests, tubes, and more can be rented onsite.

웅진플레이도시 <Map on p. 116> Bucheon Sports & Culture Center, 2 Jomaru-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Samsan Gymnasium Stn. Line 7, Exit 1) Waterdoci 10am–9pm Snowdoci 9:30am–10pm (Snowdoci is closed on Mondays) Waterdoci 46,000 won Snowdoci 55,000 won 1577-5773 www.playdoci.com

Caribbean Bay

캐리비안베이 <Map on p. 116> 199 Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (Jeondae-Everland Stn. Ever Line, Exit 2) Weekdays 10am–6pm; Weekends 9:30am–6pm; Peak season 8am–10pm (Check the website for monthly hours) 35,000 won 031-320-5000 www.everland.com/caribbean

Caribbean Bay


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Icheon Spa Plus

이천 스파플러스 <Map on p. 116> 45 Jungnicheon-ro 115beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 7am–9pm 32,000–38,000 won (Includes hot spring, sauna & bathhouse, swimming pool) 031-639-5000 www.spaplus.kr

Resom Ocean Castle 리솜오션캐슬 <Map on p. 152>

204 Kkotjihaean-ro, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do Aqua World 6am–9pm Outdoor spa 9am–7pm (Weekends, holidays & summer until 9pm) Paradium 9am–7pm Sauna 9,000 won Outdoor spa Weekdays 18,000 won; Weekends 21,000 won Paradium 20,000 won 041-671-7000 www.resom.co.kr/ocean

Seorak Waterpia

설악워터피아 <Map on p. 133> 88 Misiryeong-ro 2983beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do 10am–9pm (Check the website for monthly hours) All day 55,000–58,000 won 033-630-5800 www.seorakwaterpia.co.kr

Yongpyong Peak Island

Yongpyong Peak Island 용평 피크아일랜드 <Map on p. 133>

715 Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do Monday–Friday 10am–8pm; Saturdays & holidays 10am–9pm (Check the website for monthly hours) Weekdays 42,000 won; Weekends 48,000 won 1588-0009 www.peakisland.co.kr

Gimhae Lotte Water Park 김해롯데워터파크 <Map on p. 176>

555 Jangyu-ro, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Indoor water park 10am–7pm Outdoor water park 10am–5pm Spa 10am–8pm (Check the website for monthly hours) 45,000–50,000 won 1661-2000 www.lotteworld.com

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Nightscape of Busan

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Nightlife Seoul has one of the world’s most vibrant nightlife cultures. City streets are busy even after midnight, and it is common to see bars up and running until the early hours of the morning. Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the country, the coastal city of Busan offers nightlife every bit as good as Seoul’s, with the added bonus of beachside bars with drinks and music in a romantic a t m o s p h e re. O u t s i d e o f t h e bustling cities, the evenings offer a quieter atmosphere around cultural or historical sites when walking along the area’s moonlit paths. Wherever you spend your night, be sure not to miss out on unique Korean experiences such as noraebang (singing rooms) and jjimjilbang (Korean saunas).

M a j o r c l u b s o f S e o u l a re concentrated in the Gangnam, Itaewon, and Hongdae areas. The clubs in Gangnam’s Cheongdamdong, Nonhyeon-dong, and Sinsadong areas are a bit more upscale, and celebrity sightings are common. Itaewon being a popular area among foreign tourists, the clubs are more easy-going and “multi-cultural,” while the clubs in Hongdae, which is near Hongik, Yonsei, and Ewha universities, draw a younger crowd. The city of Busan is also well known for its lively club scene, and the most popular ones are located in the Seomyeon and Haeundae areas. Before heading over to a club, be sure to check opening hours and for special events such as freeentry hours or a ladies’ night.


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Bangbeom Pocha 방범포차

Bars Below are trendy bars in Seoul and Busan that have also been introduced by CNN Travel and Lonely Planet.

Literally meaning “Security Tent Bar,” this Korean-style bar was designed to look like a police station and a jail. 29 Hoenamu-ro 13ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Noksapyeong Stn. Line 6, Exit 3) 6pm–3am (Closed on Sundays) 070-8151-5587

Magpie Brewing Co. 맥파이

A gastropub committed to creating the best craft beers possible, with locations also in Hongdae and Jejudo Island. 7 Noksapyeong-daero 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Noksapyeong Stn. Line 6, Exit 3) Brew Shop 3pm–10pm; Basement Bar 5pm–1am (Closed on Mondays) 02-749-2703 www.magpiebrewing.com

Garage 107 개러지 107

B28 Seoul

B28 Seoul B28 서울

A whisky bar opened and operated by the same people of B28 Singapore. 24 Dosan-daero 55-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 4) 7pm–2:30am 010-3402-2828 www.facebook.com/B28Seoul

Hopscotch 홉스카치

A gastropub frequented by actress Jun Ji-hyun that features brews on tap as well as a long list of bottled brews. Hopscotch also has a location in Tongui-dong in the Seochon Village area. 35 Eonju-ro 134-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Gangnam-gu Office Stn. Line 7 & Bundang Line, Exit 3) 6pm–1am 02-511-0145 www.facebook.com/Hopscotch.kr

The garage and terrace of this building are a standard café by day and a bar by night. The terrace offers fantastic views of the Bukchon Hanok Village. 53 Bukchon-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 2) 11am–1am 02-763-0015

Fuzzy Navel 퍼지 네이블

Popular Mexican restaurant and bar in Haeundae. Offers a comfortable and familiar environment for foreigners. 43-1 Gunam-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Haeundae Stn. Line 2, Exit 3) 11am–6am 051-746-6349 www.fuzzynavel.co.kr

Thursday Party 써스데이 파티

Beach-front Western bar offers a great view of Busan’s Gwangalli Beach and Gwangandaegyo Bridge. 191 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan (Gwangan Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 5; Geumnyeonsan Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 1) 6pm–6am 051-753-6621

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Night Views Korea offers stunning scenery at night. From observation decks, glittering valleys of skyscrapers shine like jewels, while the view from ferries illuminate nearby river banks with a soft glow. Tranquil walks through palaces in the evening and outdoor traditional performances under the moonlight are just some of the many beautiful scenes that await visitors every evening.

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N서울타워 <Map on p. 96>

The entire city of Seoul can be viewed from the observation deck of N Seoul Tower in Namsan Park. At the observation deck, you will see couples, friends, families and other groups of people writing their wishes on locks and hanging them on the fence. N Seoul Tower looms above, with restaurants, cafés, a museum, gift shop, and more. The restaurant on the topmost floor rotates a full 360 degrees every 100 minutes, and was featured in various Korean dramas including My Love from the Star. 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Dongguk Univ. Stn. Line 3, Exit 6; Myeong-dong Stn. Line 4, Exit 3) Weekdays and Sundays 10am–11pm; Saturdays 10am–12am (Varies by business) Observation Deck 9,000 won Museum 12,000 won Dining Package 35,000–47,000 won Cable Car One-way 6,000 won; Round-trip 8,500 won 02- 3455-9277, 9288 N Seoul Tower www.nseoultower.com Cable Car www.cablecar.co.kr

Hangang River Cruise

Hangang River Cruise 한강 유람선 <Map on p. 104>

When gliding through the Hangang River on a ferry cruise, visitors can see the magnificent city skyline, and the world’s longest fountain bridge, the Banpodaegyo Bridge (also known as the Moonlight Rainbow Bridge). Some cruises also include buffets and concerts. The courses include one-way rides between Yeouido and Jamsil, and also round-trip courses that begin in either location. Yeouido Ferry Dock 290 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Yeouinaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 3) Jamsil Ferry Dock 99 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Sincheon Stn. Line 2, Exit 7) 10am–8:40pm 12,000–65,000 won (Depending on course and time) 02-3271-6900 www.elandcruise.com

Cheonggyecheon Stream 청계천 <Map on p. 92>

This 10.84km stream runs from Gwanghwamun in the center of the city to the Yangnyeong Market, where it connects with a larger stream before merging with the Hangang River. Originally a natural stream, it was once paved with asphalt, but after a 3-year urban renewal project it was restored to its current appearance. The stream runs through downtown Seoul


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Cheonggyecheon Stream

offering locals and visitors an ideal place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Various performances and events are held at the plaza and along the stream, and at night, it is beautifully lit, providing an ideal night outing destination. The Seoul Lantern Festival lights up the Cheonggyecheon from late-November through midDecember. Jongno-gu, Jung-gu, Dongdaemun-gu and Seongdong-gu areas (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5; Jonggak Stn. Line 1; Jongno 3(sam)-ga Stn. Line 1, 3 & 5; Dongdaemun Stn. Line 1 & 4) Cheonggyecheon www.cheonggyecheon.or.kr Seoul Lantern Festival seoullantern.visitseoul.net

Namhansanseong Fortress 남한산성 <Map on p. 116>

This Joseon Dynasty fortress stands on a mountain that spans between Gyeonggido Province’s Seongnam-si and Gwangjusi, and offers stunning views, especially at night. The view of Seoul from the observation area atop the West Gate is especially beautiful, and many come to admire the sunset and city lights. 784-16 Namhansanseong-ro, Jungbu-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do (Sanseong Stn. Line 8, Exit 1) www.fortress-namhansanseong.or.kr

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Nighttime City Tour Buses

Visitors can explore all the major nightlight viewpoints in one evening by hopping on a night city tour bus. The Seoul City Tour bus (en.seoulcitybus. com) visits Gw anghw amun, the Hangang River, and Namsan Mountain. The Busan City Tour bus (www. citytourbusan.com) goes to Haeundae Beach and the Gwangandaegyo Bridge. The Gyeongju City Tour Bus (www. gyeongjucitytour.com) goes to Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond, Cheomseongdae Observatory, and Woljeong Bridge. Nationwide City Tour Information www.kcitytour.com


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After experiencing the sights and glamor of the city, why not experience a bit of history at a famous cultural attraction? Various historical sites offer special night tours led by experienced cultural commentators who are on hand to explain cultural assets. The Historical Silla Moonlight Tour takes visitors on a city-wide tour of Gyeongju, which is considered a historical site as a Cheomseongdae Observatory in Gyeongju whole. The tours are offered from April to October and stop by significant sites depicting the culture of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57BCE–935CE). It also includes traditional Korean musical performances and experience programs such as lantern lighting. At Suwon in Gyeonggi- do Province, the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Moonlight Tour runs from June to October, during which participants can learn about the ancient fortress, the temporary palace grounds, and observe a traditional festive ceremony of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910). Check ahead of time for availability of English, Japanese, and Chinese tours. There is also the Mungyeong Saejae Historical Path Moonlight Love Tour. Mungyeong Saejae was a mountain pass of the Joseon Dynasty that connected Seoul and the Gyeongsang-do region. The tour runs from May to October, and spots must be reserved in advance on the tour’s official website. Tours cost between 12,000 to 22,000 won. • Historical Silla Moonlight Tour www.silla.or.kr • Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Moonlight Tour english.swcf.or.kr • Mungyeong Saejae Historical Path Moonlight Love Tour www.mgmtour.co.kr


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Night Entertainment When all other options are closed, you can head over to one of these bang (rooms), which are open 24 hours a day.

Noraebang

These are singing rooms equipped with the latest machines and even disco lights. You can sing all of your favorite songs and dance the night away. Depending on the size of the room and sometimes even the number of people, rates range somewhere between 10,000 to 20,000 won per hour. Luxury Su Noraebang in Hongdae features hotellike rooms, a snack bar, and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the streets of Hongdae. 67 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Stn. Line 2, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & Airport Railroad, Exit 9)

Jjimjilbang

These are Korean-style saunas that also have a public bathhouse. The admission fee, which ranges between 7,000 to 14,000 won, includes a spa outfit, and some facilities have separate sections for men and women. Jjimjilbang usually have restaurants, snack bars, game rooms, internet cafés, gyms, movie rooms, sleeping rooms, and more. They are ideal for spending the night with friends and family.

Dragon Hill Spa

• Dragon Hill Spa 드래곤힐스파 This is a 7-floor all-inclusive facility with saunas, a bathhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, and much more. 40 Hangang-daero 21na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Yongsan Stn. Line 1, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & KTX, Exit 1) • Siloam Sauna Jjimjilbang 실로암불가마사우나 Located near Seoul Station, Siloam offers a wide variety of jjimjilbang amenities including a massage parlor, beauty shop and nail shop. 49 Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Seoul Stn. Lines 1 & 4, Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Airport Railroad & KTX, Exit 5) • Sparex 스파렉스 Located in Dongdaemun, Sparex is ideal for latenight shoppers. Good Morning City Shopping Mall, 247 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn. Lines 2, 4 & 5, Exit 14) • Spa Lei 스파레이 Located in Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil Road, this womenonly jjimjilbang offers a variety of spa-like services. 5 Gangnam-daero 107-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Sinsa Stn. Line 3, Exit 5)

PC Bang

Offering high-speed internet, these computer rooms can easily be seen throughout the country. They charge about 1,000 to 2,000 won per hour, and most places have a small snack bar.

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Casinos Name Branch

Address

Telephone www.paradisecasino.co.kr

Paradise Casino 파라다이스 카지노

Seoul (Sheraton Grande Walkerhill)

177 Walkerhill-ro Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Gwangnaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 2)

02-450-4830

Busan (Paradise Hotel)

296 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Haeundae Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3)

051-749-3386

Incheon (Grand Hyatt)

208 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (Incheon Int’l Airport Stn. Airport Railroad, Exit 2)

032-745-8881

Jejudo (Grand Hotel)

80 Noyeon-ro, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island

064-743-2121

Jejudo (Lotte Hotel)

35 Jungmungwangwang-ro 72beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island

064-731-2121

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Seven Luck Casino 세븐럭카지노

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Coex

4F, 58 Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Samseong Stn. Line 2, Exit 5 & 6)

02-3466-6000

Millennium Seoul Hilton

50 Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Seoul Stn. Line 1 & 4, Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Airport Railroad & KTX, Exit 8)

02-2021-6000

Busan (Lotte Hotel) 772 Gaya-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan (Seomyeon Stn. Busan Line 1 & 2, Exit 7)

051-665-6000

Alpensia Casino 알펜시아카지노

Main

Alpensia Resort, 325 Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

033-333-8828

* Locations listed above are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Seven Luck Casino (Coex)


Ungokseowon Confucian Academy in Gyeongju

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Spring Flowers Spring in Korea is generally pleasantly warm with a f ew u n p re d i c t a b l e c h i l l y d a y s throughout the season. From March to the end of May temperatures range from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius. Flowers begin to blossom in the warm southern regions, signaling the start of spring, and by April, picture-perfect cherry blossom festivals are held across the country. Streets lined with azalea flowers boast the most impressive colors, and vast fields of yellow canola blossoms are also a sight not to miss.

Jinhae, Changwon 창원 진해 <Map on p. 176>

Seasonal Korea

Jinhae-gu district boasts one of the world’s largest concentrations of cherry blossom trees. Every April, visitors from around the nation flock to the Jinhae Gunhangje Festival to enjoy the cherry blossoms that blanket the entire town.

Experience the four seasons of Korea, each uniquely beautiful. Enjoy colorful flowers in sunny spring days, autumn foliage in the fall, beaches and water parks on hot summer days, and ski resorts and other winter sports in the snowy winter. For information on weather in Korea, visit the Korea Meteorological Administration website (web.kma.go.kr/eng) or mobile page (m.kma.go.kr).

Jungwon Rotary and Jinhae-gu area, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do gunhang.changwon.go.kr

Yeojwacheon Bridge in Jinhae

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Bomun Tourist Complex, Gyeongju 경주 보문관광단지 <Map on p. 171>

When spring comes around, the entire city of Gyeongju is covered by cherry blossoms. The resort hotels surrounding Bomun Lake at the Bomun Tourist Complex is particularly famous for cherry blossom petals flying with the wind like snowflakes.

Odongdo Island, Yeosu 여수 오동도 <Map on p. 162>

Nicknamed “Camellia Island,” Odongdo has over 5,000 camellia trees. Red camellia flowers blanket the entire island, creating a spectacular view every March. 222 Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do 061-664-8978 www.odongdo.go.kr

424-33 Bomun-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Summer Beaches

Seopjikoji, Jejudo Island 제주도 섭지코지 <Map on p. 138>

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Seopjikoji

In spring, a sea of yellow rapeseed flowers bloom across the island. The Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (Tuff Cone) can be seen across the ocean, and rapeseed flowers stretch endlessly along the oceanfront. Each year, the Seogwipo Rape Flower International Walking Festival and the Jeju Canola Flower Festival are held at the end of March and mid-April, respectively. 87 Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island Seogwipo Rape Flower International Walking Festival 1836 Iljuseo-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwiposi, Jejudo Island Jeju Canola Flower Festival Jeju Horse Park, 38115 Noksan-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island

Korean summers are usually hot and humid with frequent rain dur ing the monsoon season from the end of June until the beginning of August. Being a peninsula, Korea is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, each with a unique and distinct atmosphere. Mudflats during the low tide are better developed along the western coastline while the clean and deeper waters of the eastern coastline offer a cool escape. The warm and somewhat shallow south coast is dotted by many islands, making it a great place to visit during any season.

Kkotji Beach, Anmyeondo Island


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Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach (Southern Sea)

attractions include Cheongok Cave, Mureung Valley, and Chotdaebawi Rock.

Haeundae is the most famous beach in Busan. The picturesque coastline, along with a stunning skyline that stretches across the shore, creates a truly beautiful sight. In the summer, the entire beach is crowded with people and endless rows of beach parasols.

Tourist Information Center, 6270-10 Donghaedaero, Donghae-si, Gangwon-do

해운대해수욕장 <Map on p. 122>

Haeundae Tourist Information Center, 264 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Gyeongpo Beach (Eastern Sea) 경포해수욕장 <Map on p. 133>

The most well known beach on the east coast, Gyeongpo Beach is surrounded by pine forests. On New Year’s Eve, Gyeongpo is especially popular among people who want to see the first sunrise of the year. Anhyeon-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Mangsang Beach (Eastern Sea) 망상해수욕장 <Map on p. 133>

At approximately 1140m long and 100m wide, Mangsang is the largest beach on the east coast. Nearby natural

Kkotji Beach, Anmyeondo Island (Western Sea) 안면도 꽃지해수욕장 <Map on p. 152>

Kkotji Beach is known for its beautiful sunsets and has clean, temperate waters that are comfortable for swimming. The mudflats here are great for digging clams in the morning, and the nearby Anmyeondo Natural Recreation Forest is a peaceful place to enjoy a stroll amid pine trees. 400 Kkotjihaean-ro, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

Jungmun Saekdal Beach (Southern Sea)

중문색달해수욕장 <Map on p. 139>

Jungmun Saekdal Beach is often featured in movies and television shows for its four different shades of sand, and together with the black basaltic rocks nearby, the beach is a scenic beauty. 2950-3 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island

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Fall Foliage, Reed Fields, and Silver Grass Fields

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Temperatures during the fall months (September to November) average around 10 to 20 degrees Celsius with a large daily temperature range, but the generally-clear skies make it the most ideal season to travel. Fall foliage begins in late September in the colder regions of Gangwondo Province and creeps down to the warmer southern regions. Dates for peak fall colors vary, but the 16 national mountain parks around the country boast the best fall foliage views. Peak fall foliage can be seen in mid-October at Seoraksan ,Odaesan and Jirisan mountains; late October at Bukhansan, Chiaksan, Sobaeksan, Woraksan, Songnisan, Juwangsan, Deogyusan, Gyeryongsan, and Gayasan mountains; early November at Naejangsan, Mudeungsan, Wolchulsan, and Hallasan mountains. The beautiful fall scenery, fields of cosmos and buckwheat flowers, and the golden fields of reeds and Silver Grass are sights not to be missed.

Sanjeong Lake & Myeongseongsan Mountain 1

(Silver Grass Fields) 산정호수 & 명성산

50-11 Hoguk-ro 3791beon-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Seoul World Cup Park

(Silver Grass Fields) 서울월드컵공원 95 Haneulgongwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Seoraksan

Bukhansan 1 2

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Odaesan

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Chiaksan

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Sobaeksan Woraksan Songnisan Juwangsan Deogyusan

Gyeryongsan 5 6

Naejangsan Jirisan

Gayasan 8

1112 10 9

Mudeungsan Wolchulsan

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Hallasan

Reed & silver grass fields Cosmos & buckwheat flowers

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Guri Hangang Park

(Cosmos Flowers) 구리한강공원 Topyeong-dong, Guri-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Ansan Reed Marsh Park

안산 갈대습지공원

820-116 Haean-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do

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Oseosan Mountain

(Silver Grass Fields) 오서산

Boryeong-si, Hongseong-gun and Cheongyanggun, Chungcheongnam-do

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Sinseong-ri Reed Field

신성리 갈대밭

Sinseong-ri, Hansan-myeon, Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do

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Cheongwansan Mountain

(Silver Grass Fields) 천관산

Daedeok-eup and Gwansan-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do


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Hwawangsan Mountain

(Silver Grass Fields) 화왕산

San 332 Okcheon-ri, Changnyeong-eup, Changnyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do

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Eulsukdo Island

(Reed Fields) 을숙도

1240 Nakdongnam-ro, Saha-gu, Busan

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Cheonseongsan Mountain

(Silver Grass Fields) 천성산

Habuk-myeon and Sangbuk-myeon, Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

Sinbulpyeongwon Plain, Sinbulsan Mountain 11

12 Ganwoljae Pass, Ganwolsan Mountain

(Silver Grass Fields) 간월산 간월재 Ganwolsan-gil, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan

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Mindungsan Mountain

(Silver Grass Fields) 민둥산

800-1 Mureung-ri, Nam-myeon, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do

14 Hyoseok Cultural Village, Bongpyeong (Buckwheat Flowers)

봉평 효석문화마을

479-1, Changdong-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

(Silver Grass Fields) 신불산 신불평원

Deokhyeon-ri, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan

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Naejangsa Temple, Naejangsan National Park


Dulle-gil Trails If hiking is not your thing, try trekking along the trails at the foot of the mountain or perimeter of islands, slowly taking in all the natural beauty. There are many dulle-gil (trails around mountains), olle-gil (trails around islands), and mulle-gil (courses above water) across Korea, making exploration of the country’s “great outdoors” fun and convenient.

Jeju Olle Trail

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Jirisan Dulle-gil Trail

Jeju Olle Trail

Jirisan Dulle-gil Trail

Discover stunning views of Jejudo along the 420km trail that follows the island’s coastline. There are a total of 26 courses, each an average of 15km long and taking around 5 to 6 hours to complete.

At 285km in length, this trail connects five cities over three provinces, and passes through around 120 villages. Walk along the nature trail to discover friendly villages and sacred temples.

Bukhansan Dulle-gil Trail

Gangwon Mulle-gil

Located in downtown Seoul, this trail is easy to reach, however because of the rugged terrain, it is best to follow the trails along the foot of the mountain.

Enjoy canoeing, yatching, and other water sports along this mulle-gil on the lakes in Gangwon-do Province. Reservations can be made online, and the Mulle-gil Festival is held throughout September and October.

제주 올레길

www.jejuolle.org

북한산 둘레길

bukhan.knps.or.kr

지리산 둘레길

Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do; Gurye-gun, Jeollanamdo; Sancheong-gun, Hadong-gun, Hamyang-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do jirisantrail.kr

강원 물레길

Uiamho Lake, Hwacheonho Lake, Paroho Lake, Soyangho Lake in Gangwon-do www.mullegil.org


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Winter Ski Resorts

Hansol Oak Valley

Winters in Korea are usually cold and dry, and even colder in the northern regions of Gangwon-do Province. Gangwon-do has a high average annual snowfall and, soon to be showcased at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, the region has many superb ski resort facilities. Gyeonggi-do Province, only about one hour from Seoul, also has many ski resorts. Therefore, winter sports enthusiasts can count on enjoying skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and a range of other winter activities at these and other ski resorts across the country.

134 Oak Valley 2-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do Weekdays 8am–3am; Weekends 7:30am–5:30am Lift tickets 12,000–69,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 033-730-3500 www.oakvalley.co.kr

Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort

한솔오크밸리 <Map on p. 133>

Alpensia Resort

알펜시아리조트 <Map on p. 133> 325 Solbong-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 8:30am–10pm Lift tickets 10,000–80,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 033-339-0000 www.alpensia.com

High 1 Resort

하이원리조트 <Map on p. 133> 265-1 High1-gil, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do 8:30am–11:30pm Lift tickets 40,000–88,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 1588-7789 www.high1.com

엘리시안 강촌 <Map on p. 133>

Phoenix Park

688 Bukhangangbyeon-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do (Baegyang-ri Stn. Gyeongchun & ITX Lines, Exit 1) 9am–4am Lift tickets 12,000–70,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 033-260-2000 www.elysian.co.kr

174 Taegi-ro, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchanggun, Gangwon-do 8:30am–4:30am Lift tickets 13,000–85,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 033-330-3000 www.phoenixpark.co.kr

휘닉스파크 <Map on p. 133>

Alpensia Resort

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Phoenix Park

Tips Fun Ski, Go-Go Ski, Ru Ski Festivals

Yongpyong Resort and High1 Resort in Gangwon-do Province both offer special ski festivals for foreigners from mid-December to early March. Ski lessons are offered for a wide range of experience levels, and beginners are welcome to attend. There are also amateur ski competitions, awards ceremonies, performances, and other experience programs to try. Some of the top festivals are Fun Ski, Go-Go Ski, Snow Tube Race (sledding), and the Ru-Ski Festival (primarily for Russian tourists). For more information about the festivals, contact High 1 (p. 63) and Yongyeong Resort (p. 64).

Vivaldi Park

비발디파크 <Map on p. 133> 262 Hanchigol-gil, Seo-myeon, Hongcheongun, Gangwon-do 8:30am–5am Lift tickets 14,000–85,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 1588-4888 www.daemyungresort.com

Wellihilli Snow Park 웰리힐리파크 <Map on p. 133>

451-1 Gowon-ro, Dunnae-myeon, Hoengseonggun, Gangwon-do 8:30am–4am Lift tickets 14,000–85,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 1544-8833 www.wellihillipark.com

Yongpyong Resort 용평리조트 <Map on p. 133>

715 Olympic-ro, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 8:30am–2:30am Lift tickets 15,000–96,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 1588-0009 www.yongpyong.co.kr


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Tips Ice Skating Rinks in Downtown Seoul

If you like ice skating, there are a number of ice rinks throughout Seoul you can visit. Every winter, Seoul Plaza turns into an ice rink, open to the public at a low price. The outdoor ice rink at the Grand Hyatt Seoul offers a stunning view of Seoul in a romantic environment, while Lotte World in Jamsil has an indoor ice rink that is open all year round. Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink 서울광장 야외 스케이트장 Muju Deogyusan Resort

Jisan Forest Resort

지산포레스트 리조트 <Map on p. 116> 267 Jisan-ro, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 7am–4am Lift tickets 11,000– 67,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 031-644-1200 www.jisanresort.co.kr

Konjiam Resort

곤지암리조트 <Map on p. 116> 278 Docheogwit-ro, Docheok-myeon, Gwangjusi, Gyeonggi-do Weekdays 9am–4am; Weekends 7am–4am Lift tickets 26,000–77,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 1661-8787 www.konjiamresort.co.kr

110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Lines 1 & 2, Exit 5) Mid-December–early February. Sunday–Thursday 10am–9:30pm; Friday, Saturday & holidays 10am–11pm 1,000 won per hour

Lotte World Ice Rink 롯데월드 아이스링크 240 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Lines 2 & 8, Exit 4) Monday–Friday 10am–9:30pm; Saturday, Sunday & holidays 10am–10:30pm (Operating hours vary by month) 15,000 won 02-411-4592

Grand Hyatt Seoul Ice Rink 그랜드하얏트서울 아이스링크 322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Hangangjin Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) Early December–late February. Monday–Friday 12pm–9pm; Weekend & holidays 10am–9pm Monday–Friday 26,000 won; Friday–Sunday 30,000 won; Rental 20,000 won 02-799-8113

Muju Deogyusan Resort 무주 덕유산리조트 <Map on p. 157>

185 Manseon-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Mujugun, Jeollabuk-do 6:30am–2am Lift tickets 16,000–101,000 won (Varies by time. Equipment rentals separate) 063-322-9000 www.mdysresort.com

Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink

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Jongmyo Jerye Ceremony

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Jongmyo Shrine (1995) 종묘 <Map on p. 92>

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Historical Landmarks The 5,000-year history of Korea can be experienced first-hand i n m a ny p l a c e s t h ro u g h o u t the countr y. T here are many historical attractions that have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, villages that have preserved traditional Korean homes called “hanok,” and royal palaces that still stand proudly amidst the bustling city landscape—all ready to take visitors back in time to ancient Korea. For those who wish to get away from the busy and crowded city, a visit to a temple that offers templestay programs is a highly-recommended cultural experience.

For around 520 years, Jongmyo Shrine has kept the memorial tablets of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) royal family. Jeongjeon, the main hall, with a floor space of 1,270 m2, is considered to have been the largest wooden structure ever to have been built worldwide during the 14th Century. The Jongmyo Jerye ceremony, featuring music, dance, and rituals, has been held at the shrine for 600 years. The long and careful preservation of these rituals led to their designation as an Important Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. 157 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jongno 3(sam)ga Stn. Lines 1, 3 & 5, Exit 11) 9am–6pm (Closing hours vary by month. Closed on Tuesdays) 1,000 won 02-765-0195 jm.cha.go.kr Tours available in English, Chinese, and Japanese (Check website for times). Except for Saturdays and last Wednesdays of the month, only tours guided by official cultural commentators are available.

Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon (1995) 해인사 장경판전 <Map on p. 176>

Haeinsa Temple is home to the set of 80,000 woodblocks on which are engraved the Tripitaka Koreana, created in the 13th Century and the largest set of woodblock engravings in the world. The feat shows the influence of the Buddhist religion in Korea and the advancement of printing techniques at the time. Created in the 15th Century to house the woodblocks, the Janggyeong Panjeon


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pavilion uses natural conservation methods to preserve the Tripitaka Koreana from decay. 122 Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do Summer 8:30am–6pm; Winter 8:30am–5pm 3,000 won 055-934-3000 www.haeinsa.or.kr

Seokguram Grotto (1995) 석굴암 <Map on p. 171>

This unique, man-made stone grotto was completed in 774CE after about 20 years of construction, and is considered the crowning masterpiece of the Unified Silla period (676–935), as it is a physical manifestation and convergence of the period’s architecture, mathematics, geometry, religion, and art. The type of technology and maintenance displayed in the grotto fascinates architects from around the world, while its beauty and detail can also be seen in the statue in the main hall as well as the relief engravings along the walls. 873-243 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbukdo (Singyeongju Stn. KTX Line) 6:30am–6pm (Hours vary by month) 4,000 won 054-746-9933 www.sukgulam.org

Seokguram Grotto

Bulguksa Temple (1995) 불국사 <Map on p. 171>

This representative Korean temple was built in the 8th century, and embodies the Buddhist ideals and artistry of the Silla Kingdom (57BCE–935CE). Many tourists visit Bulguksa every year to see the temple’s many cultural relics, such as Seokgatap and Dabotap pagodas, which can be seen on the 10 won coin. Local monks continue to remain active at Bulguksa, as the whole temple is a representative display of Korean Buddhist culture. 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (Singyeongju Stn. KTX Line) 7:30am–5:30pm 4,000 won 054-742-8910 www.bulguksa.or.kr

Changdeokgung Palace (1997) 창덕궁 <Map on p. 94>

T he ar chi t e c tur e o f this p al ac e harmonizes with the natural beauty of its surrounding mountains, while its gardens aspire to achieve perfect harmony with the natural world surrounding them. Completed in 1405, Changdeokgung was

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the palace most actively used by the royal family of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910), and is today the best preserved of the five royal palaces in Seoul. Huwon, its rear garden, is the largest palace garden in Korea, containing over a hundred varieties of flowers and plants that aesthetically harmonize together with the buildings. 99 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 3) 9am–6pm (Closing hours vary by month) 3,000 won 02-762-8261 www.cdg.go.kr Free English, Japanese, and Chinese language guides available. Check website in advance for times and availability.

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress (1997)

수원화성 <Map on p. 116>

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This fortress, built in the 18th Century, is a representative fortress of the Joseon Dynasty that embodies aesthetic beauty along with advanced scientific understanding and defensive capabilities. The fortress is about 6km in length, and also features the grand Hwaseong Temporary Palace, so-named because the king would use it as a temporary residence. Visitors can tour the whole area by riding the Hwaseong train and, enjoy a wide variety of activities, including traditional archery and bell-ringing experience programs. 190 Yeonmu-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, (Suwon Stn. Line 1 & Bundang Line) March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm Hwaseong Fortress 1,000 won Hwaseong Temporary Palace 1,500 won 031-290-3600 english.swcf.or.kr

forever interred in these distinctive royal tombs. Geomancy was used to determine the best locations within and outside the city for each of the tombs, and the funeral rites and Confucian ideals derived from studying these tombs have continued to this day. At the Royal Tomb Museum of the Joseon Dynasty near Taereung, visitors can learn about the history and making of these tombs. Royal Tombs 40 tombs in the Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do Province areas Royal Tomb Museum of the Joseon Dynasty 681 Hwarang-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul (Hwarangdae Stn. Lines 1 & 6, Take a bus from Exit 1) 9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays. Closing hours vary by month) 1,000 won 02-972-0370 royaltombs.cha.go.kr

Gyeongju Historic Area (2000) 경주역사유적지구 <Map on p. 171>

For almost 1,000 years, Gyeongju held power over the Korean peninsula as the capital of the Silla Kingdom (57BCE– 935CE). The entire region is filled with cultural relics and assets that were influential in the development of Korean architecture and Buddhism at the time, and five areas of Gyeongju have each been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hwangnam-dong, Gyo-dong, Bae-dong, Cheongundong and Guhwang-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (Singyeongju Stn. KTX Line)

Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (2009) 조선왕릉 <Map on p. 108, 116, 133>

The Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) spanned 27 generations, with its kings and queens

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond


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Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

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Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites (2000)

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (2007)

<Map on p. 113, 157, 162>

The whole island of Jejudo is a “volcano museum” for its unique topography as a result of the island’s rich volcanic past. There are about 360 large and small oreum , or volcanic cones, throughout the island, while beneath the ground stretch a complex system of about 160 lava tubes. The largest of these, Manjanggul Cave is about 7.4km long, 18m wide, and 23m high, making it one of the largest in the world.

고창·화순·강화 고인돌유적

East Asia is home to the world’s largest concentration of prehistoric dolmen stone graves, many of which are located on the Korean peninsula. These enormous stone memorials are roughly 3,000 years old, and offer a glimpse into the society and techniques of the times in which they were made. Gochang Dolmen Museum 74 Goindolgongwon-gil, Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do 9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays) 3,000 won 063-560-8666 gcdolmen.gochang.go.kr Ganghwa History Museum 994–19 Ganghwa-daero, Hajeom-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon 9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays) 1,500 won 032-934-7887 museum.ganghwa.go.kr Hwasun Dolmen Park 64 Hyosan-ri, Dogok-myeon, Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do 9am–6pm Free

제주 화산섬과 용암동굴 <Map on p. 138>

Hallasan Mountain Jeju-si and Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island www.hallasan.go.kr Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak 284-12 Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island 1 hour before sunrise–sunset 2,000 won Manjanggul Cave 182 Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island 9am–6pm 2,000 won 064-710-7905


Tips

Korea’s Historic Villages: Hahoe and Yangdong (2010)

한국의 역사마을: 하회와 양동 <Map on p. 172>

These representative traditional Korean villages formed in the 14th to 15th Centuries, and stand in harmony with their natural surroundings, as well as reflecting Confucian ideals. Throughout the villages, the traditional culture and dwellings of the past have been carefully preserved and maintained to this day, making them valuable cultural assets.

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This is an annual event in which families and/or neighbors get together to make enough kimchi to last through the winter. After gathering the necessary ingredients like napa cabbage, Korean chili powder, sea salt, jeotgal (salted seafood), and other ingreadients, a day for making kimchi is set for late fall or early winter. This Korean tradition has been passed down for many generations, and is deeply ingrained in the Korean identity. It is not just about making kimchi, it is a time of gathering and helping each other. The cultural value of the tradition was formally recognized by UNESCO in 2013, when gimjang was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. There is also a kimchi-making festival in Gwangju every October and one in Seoul every November. Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival kimchi.gwangju.go.kr Seoul Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival festival.seoul.go.kr/2014kimchi

Hahoe Village 40 Hahoejongga-gil, Pungcheonmyeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do Summer 9am–7pm; Winter 9am–6pm 3,000 won 054-840-6974 www.hahoe.or.kr Yangdong Village 93 Yangdongmaeul-gil, Gangdongmyeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do April–September 9am–6am; October–March 9am–5am 4,000 won 054-762-6263 yangdong.invil.org

Namhansanseong Fortress (2014) 남한산성 <Map on p. 116>

Korea’s rugged mountains were frequently used as natural defensive barriers for the cities it surrounded, enhanced by fortresses such as Namhansanseong. Due to the wide basin, it was possible for the king and his subjects to evacuate or take shelter should a war suddenly break out. Construction took place in the 7th Century and went through several reconstruction phases. In the early 17th Century, the fortress was rebuilt and maintained by monks in accordance with Buddhist ideals, something that was not done anywhere else in the world. 784-16 Namhansanseong-ro, Jungbu-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do (Sanseong Stn. Line 8, Exit 1) Namhansanseong Fortress Open 24 hours Temporary Palace April–October 10am–6pm; November–March 10am–5pm (Closed on Mondays) Namhansanseong Fortress Free Temporary Palace 2,000 won 031-777-7500 www.fortress-namhansanseong.or.kr


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Hanok Villages and Folk Villages Hanok, or traditional Korean houses, are well-preserved at traditional Korean villages throughout the country. While at folk villages, visitors can see the lives and environment of the people who resided there in the past. Bukchon Hanok Village 북촌한옥마을 <Map on p. 94>

Located between Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace, and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon was the neighborhood of choice for yangban , upper-class aristocrats of the Joseon Dynasty. While walking along the many alleys of well-preserved hanoks , one can get a glimpse of how life must have been during the Joseon Dynasty. Today,

Bukchon is a place where tradition and modernity coexist, with traditional hanoks remodeled into restaurants, cafés, galleries, and other businesses. 37 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 2) bukchon.seoul.go.kr

Namsangol Hanok Village 남산골한옥마을 <Map on p. 96>

This village is made up of five hanoks from around the city that have been moved to this spot. The village offers a traditional craftwork exhibit, garden, plaza, traditional tea house, and more. Expert cultural guides are available in English, Japanese, and Chinese. Check the website in advance for tour times and availability. 28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Chungmuro Stn. Lines 3 & 4, Exit 3) April–October 9am–9pm; November–March 9am–8pm (Closed on Tuesdays) Free 02-2264-4412 hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr

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Jeonju Hanok Village 전주한옥마을 <Map on p. 157>

This 298,260m2 hanok village has been around since 1930, and is comprised of 605 hanoks. The village features cultural attractions such as Gyeonggijeon Shrine (which houses a famous portrait of King Taejo, founder of the Joseon Dynasty), Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, Jeonju Traditional Wine Museum, Jeonju Traditional Korean Paper Center, as well as several hanok -style guesthouses, cafés, and restaurants. Gyo-dong & Pungnam-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do 063-282-1330 hanok.jeonju.go.kr

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Oeam Folk Village

visitors can walk the alleys of the village and see its landscape and lifestyle. The village also offers cultural experience pr o gr am s s uc h a s f an m ak in g, traditional Korean wedding ceremonies, rice cake making, and traditional Korean tea tasting. 5 Oeamminsok-gil, Songak-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do 9am–5:30pm 2,000 won 041-541-0848 www.oeammaul.co.kr

Jeju Seongeup Folk Village 제주 성읍민속마을 <Map on p. 138>

Jeonju Hanok Village

Oeam Folk Village

외암민속마을 <Map on p. 152>

This 500-year-old village is comprised of both tiled-roof houses of the yangban , and thatched-roof houses of the commoners. At the village’s folk museum, visitors can observe the shape and architecture of Korean houses of the past. Although the inside of the homes in this village are closed to the public in respect to its current residents,

The residents of this 500-year-old village have preserved its culture and lifestyle, so visitors can get a vivid impression of its history. The stone walls encircling the straw-roofed houses here are representative of traditional Jejudo Island dwellings, and are beautiful in their simplicity. The folk songs and music of the island have also been wellpreserved, and a folk culture festival is held in mid-October of every year, at which village residents volunteer as guides. 104 Seongeupjeonguihyeon-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island Open 24 hours a day Free 064-787-1179


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Royal Palaces Gyeongbokgung Palace 경복궁 <Map on p. 94>

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first palace built by the Joseon Dynasty and from its halls the Joseon kings ruled Korea. The palatial complex is divided into facilities for managing state affairs by the king and his administrators, the living quarters for the royal family, and recreational gardens. Visitors may take a glimpse into the refined and dignified elegance of the royal family, and visit Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, by far one of the most beautiful pavilions in the country and a highlight of the palace. The

Changing of the Royal Guards Ceremony is held three times a day in front of Gwanghwamun—the main gate of the palace. Visitors can try on the costumes of the guards on a first come, first served basis. Two museums located within the palace compound—the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea—display the relics and treasures of the Joseon royal family and the traditional lifestyles of Koreans, respectively. 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3, Exit 5) 9am–6pm (Closing hours vary by month. Closed on Tuesdays.) 3,000 won 02-3700-3900 www.royalpalace.go.kr Free guided tours are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Please check the website for details.


Changgyeonggung Palace

Deoksugung Palace

This palace was built in order to expand the living quarters of neighboring Changdeokgung Palace. The buildings were placed in close proximity to one another creating a charming and unimposing atmosphere. During the Japanese colonial era, a botanical garden and zoo were added to the compounds, turning the palace into a park. Presently the palace has been restored and only the botanical garden remains from this painful moment in Korean history.

The last palace of Joseon to remain in use during Korea’s tumultuous earlymodern period, Deoksugung contains more Western influences than the other major palaces. Every day except on Mondays there are three royal guard changing ceremonies that take place at its front gates, where you can witness the lively and imposing looking guards on duty. Check the website in advance for times. Additionally, Deoksugung is the only palace open in the evening until 9pm.

창경궁 <Map on p. 94>

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185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Hyehwa Stn. Line 4, Exit 3 & 4) 9am–6pm (Closing hours vary by month. Closed on Mondays) 1,000 won 02-762-4868 cgg.cha.go.kr Free guided tours are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Please check the website for details.

덕수궁 <Map on p. 96>

99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Lines 1 & 2, Exit 2) 9am–9pm (Closed on Mondays) 1,000 won 02-751-0734 Deoksugung www.deoksugung.go.kr Gatekeeper experience program www.royalguard.or.kr Free guided tours are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Please check the website for details.

Deoksugung Palace ⓒCultural Heritage Administration


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Gyeonghuigung Palace 경희궁 <Map on p. 92>

This palace was built around the time when the founding father of the Joseon Dynasty, King Taejo, used to live. Although there used to be some 100 buildings on the grounds, many were moved or disappeared during the Japanese colonial era. Currently only Sungjeongjeon Hall, Heunghwamun Gate, and a few other structures remain. The nearby Seoul Museum of History is also a good place to stop by when you visit the palace.

Tips Combination Ticket for the Palaces 궁궐통합관람권

This ticket allows access to all five royal palaces of Seoul—Gyeongbokgung, Gyeonghuigung, Changdeokgung (including the rear garden), Changgyeonggung, and Deoksugung—and it may be purchased at the ticketing booth of any of the palaces. The price is 10,000 won (making it cheaper than buying 5 tickets for 4,000 won) and it may be used for up to one month.

45 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Seodaemun Stn. Line 5, Exit 4; Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 7) 9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays) Free 02-724-0274 www.museum.seoul.kr

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Templestay

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The templestay program is highly popular among international visitors who are looking for a quiet environment while also experiencing a new culture and in some cases an alternative religion. Beginning the day at 4am, individuals are required to follow the assigned schedule and participate in the following: a tour of the temple, Buddhist services, a tea ceremony, making lotus lanterns, Zen meditation, and baru gongyang, a formal monastic meal ritual. Usually, temples are located deep in the woods of a mountainside; however, Seoul has many of its own, making it easier for interested parties to experience a 1-day program. For more information on templestay programs, visit eng.templestay. com.

Bongeunsa Temple 봉은사 <Map on p. 108>

531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Bongeunsa Stn. Line 9, Exit 1; Cheongdam Stn. Line 7, Exit 2) 70,000 won 02-3218-4800 www.bongeunsa.org

Silleuksa Temple 신륵사 <Map on p. 116>

73 Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do 30,000–100,000 won 031-885-9024 www.silleuksa.org

Haeinsa Temple

Naksansa Temple 낙산사 <Map on p. 133>

100 Naksansa-ro, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyanggun, Gangwon-do 50,000–70,000 won 033-672-2417 www.naksansa.or.kr

International Seon Center 국제선센터

International Seon Center (Templestay Program), 167 Mokdongdong-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul (Omokgyo Stn. Line 5, Exit 8) 30,000 won (one day); 70,000 won (overnight) 02-2650-2200 www.seoncenter.or.kr

Woljeongsa Temple 월정사 <Map on p. 133>

374-8 Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchanggun, Gangwon-do 50,000–80,000 won 033-339-6606 www.woljeongsa.org

Jeongdeungsa Temple 전등사 <Map on p. 113>

37-41 Jeondeungsa-ro, Gilsang-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon 50,000–70,000 won 032-937-0152 www.jeondeungsa.org


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Yongjusa Temple 용주사 <Map on p. 116>

136 Yongju-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do 50,000 won 031-235-6886 www.yongjoosa.or.kr

Mihwangsa Temple 미황사 <Map on p. 162>

164 Mihwangsa-gil, Songji-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do 50,000–80,000 won 061-533-3521 www.mihwangsa.com

Hwaeomsa Temple

Seonunsa Temple

539 Hwaeomsa-ro, Masan-myeon, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do 40,000–120,000 won 061-782-7600 www.hwaeomsa.com

250 Seonunsa-ro, Asan-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do 50,000 won 063-561-1375 www.seonunsa.org

Haeinsa Temple

Beomeosa Temple

122 Haeinsa-gil, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do 40,000–60,000 won 055-934-3110 www.haeinsa.or.kr

250 Beomeosa-ro, Geumjeong-gu, Busan (Beomeosa Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 7) Weekends only 50,000 won 051-508-5726 www.beomeo.kr

화엄사 <Map on p. 162>

해인사 <Map on p. 176>

Jikjisa Temple

직지사 <Map on p. 172> 95 Jikjisa-gil, Daehang-myeon, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 30,000–70,000 won 054-429-1716 www.jikjisa.or.kr

Geumsansa Temple 금산사 <Map on p. 157>

1 Moak 15-gil, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do 50,000 won 063-542-0048 www.geumsansa.org

선운사 <Map on p. 157>

범어사 <Map on p. 123>

Donghwasa Temple

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동화사 <Map on p. 169>

1 Donghwasa-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu 60,000–70,000 won 053-980-7979 www.donghwasa.net

Yakcheonsa Temple 약천사 <Map on p. 138>

293-28 Ieodo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island 30,000 won 064-738-5000 www.yakchunsa.org

Beomeosa Temple


Visit Medical Korea

Medicine & Beauty South Korea is often hailed as A s i a ’s b e s t m e d i c a l t o u r i s m destination not only for its highlyadvanced medical technology— 78 on par with that of other developed nations—but also for its superb medical facilities and affordable services. Comprehensive medical examinations and screening programs are available in general hospitals and medical centers. In Seoul, many individuals interested in aesthetic surgery visit the districts of Apgujeong-dong and Sinsa-dong, or Seomyeon District in Busan, as most of the cosmetic surgery clinics are clustered in these areas. In addition, there are many outstanding professionals in various medical fields such as obstetrics and gynecology as well as oriental medicine, providing visitors with the best of service. Tours that include visiting makeup salons, hair salons, and spas that are frequented by local celebrities are highly popular.

Reliable medical tour ism information is provided by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) through its medical tourism website “Visit Medical Korea” (www.visitmedicalkorea.com). In addition to providing information on medical tour programs and affiliated medical facilities for aesthetics, oriental medicine, wellness, medical examinations, i n t e n s i v e c a re , a n d o t h e r treatment services available, the site also introduces various products and promotional events of related interest. Individuals can request one-on-one consultations online, make appointments and personalized services, as well as read and/or write about their medical tourism experiences. The hospitals listed as “service provider” guarantee reliable and trustworthy facilities, services, and multi-lingual staff (English, Chinese, Russian, etc.). The

Medical Tourism Information Center (Seoul)


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website is available in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. The KTO also provides medical tourism information centers in Seoul, Incheon, Daegu, and Busan for tourists inquiring about medical clinics, reservations, and also general information on tours, accommodation and reservations for non-medical services. KTO Medical Tourism Information Center • Seoul <Map on p. 92>

40 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 9am–6pm (Open all year round) 02-752-2102 medicaltourism@knto.or.kr Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian

• Incheon <Map on p. 113>

Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal, 1F, Gate 5, 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon 9am–6pm (Open all year round) 032-743-2172 medicaltourism@knto.or.kr Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian

• Busan <Map on p. 122>

785 Gaya-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan 10am–7pm (Open all year round) 051-818-1320, 1330 medicaltourism@knto.or.kr Available in English, Chinese, and Japanese

• Daegu <Map on p. 169>

Daegu City Center B2, 611 Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu 9am–7pm (Open all year round) 053-253-1561 meditour53@hotmail.co.kr Available in English, Chinese, and Japanese

Skinanniversary Beauty Town

Beauty & Spa Popular hair and make-up salons such as Jenny House, Lee Kyung Min Forêt, Soonsoo, Jung Saem Mool Inspiration, Kim Chung Kyung Hair–Face, Foresta, and Ra Beauty Core are known for their celebrity clientele, and are located in the Gangnam neighborhoods of Apgujeongdong and Cheongdam-dong. S k i n c a re s h o p s a re a l s o clustered in Apgujeong-dong and Cheongdam-dong, as well as in Sinsa-dong, and near Ehwa Womans University. One of the top Korean cosmetics brands, Amore Pacific, operates spa facilities such as Amore Pacific, Sulhwasoo, Hanyuljung, and Hue, while other spas with excellent services include The Belle Spa, Wall Spa, Yakson House, Spa The El, and Skin Spa. Skinanniversary Beauty Town in Paju, Gyeonggido Province, is a large beauty care facility providing a variety of services including skin care, manicures, make-up, and foot massages.

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Calendar of Events & Festivals Name

Events

Address / Venue

Dates

Website

January Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival 화천산천어축제

Ice fishing, bare-hand fishing, fish barbecue

Hwacheon-eup, 1/10–2/1 Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do

www.narafestival. com

Taebaek Snow Festival 태백산눈축제

Large snow sculpture exhibit, sledding, and lighting displays

Cheonjedan-gil, Taebaek-si, Gangwon-do

1/23–2/1

festival.taebaek. go.kr

Snow crab dishes, snow crab exhibit, stuffing crab shells

Han Maeum Plaza, Hupo-myeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

2/27–3/1

www.uljin.go.kr

Gangneung Full Moon Rite 강릉 망월제

Traditional rituals, experience programs, rice cake tastings, and fire festivals

Dano Site, Namdaecheon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Jeju Fire Festival 제주들불축제

Ritual ceremony for good harvest, torchlight procession, tug-of-war

Saebyeol Oreum, Hwajeon-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island

Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival 진도신비의바닷길축제

Crossing the miracle sea road, Hoedong-ri, Gogun-myeon, traditional ancestral rites, traditional Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do Korean music performances

3/20–3/23

miraclesea.jindo. go.kr

Jinhae Gunhangje Festival 진해 군항제

Cherry blossom art festival, Jungwon Rotary and Jinhaecommemoration of Admiral Yi Sun- gu area, Changwon-si, sin, victory parade Gyeongsangnam-do

4/1–4/10

gunhang. changwon.go.kr

Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival 영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제

Endless rows of blossom trees, singing contests, street performances, writing contests

Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

4/10–4/15

tour.ydp.go.kr

Daegu Herb Wholesale Market

4/15–4/19

www.herbfestival. org

February Uljin Snow Crab & Red Snow Crab Festival 울진대게와 붉은대게 축제 March

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www.gntour.go.kr

3/5–3/8

www.buriburi.go.kr

April

Herb medicine festival, herbal Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine medicine contest, traditional folk Culture Festival music competition, wildflower 대구약령시한방문화축제 exhibit, sampling herbal teas

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival


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Events

Address / Venue

Dates

Website

Gwanbangjerim Forest and Juknokwon, Damyang-eup, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do

5/1–5/5

www.bamboofesti val.co.kr

May Damyang Bamboo Festival 담양대나무축제

Reenactment of an old bamboo marketplace, various activities, traditional music performances, traditional wedding ceremony

Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival 문경전통찻사발축제

Mungyeongsaejae Tea bowl exhibition, teaware from Pass, Mungyeong-si, around the world, singing contest Gyeongsangbuk-do

5/1–5/10

www.sabal21.com

Sancheong Medicinal Herb Festival 산청한방약초축제

Free oriental medicine check-ups, Donguibogam Village, herbal tea and medicine market, Sancheon-gun, picking medicinal herbs Gyeongsangnam-do

5/1–5/10

www.scherb.or.kr

Chuncheon International Mime Festival 춘천국제마임축제

Mime performances from production companies based in Korea and abroad

Haeundae Sand Festival 해운대모래축제

Hot sand bathing, beach volleyball competition, marathon, concerts, Haeundae Beach sand exhibit

Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do 5/24–5/31 mimefestival.com

5/29–6/1

sandfestival.co.kr

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June Hansan Mosi (Ramie) Cultural Festival 한산모시문화제

Mosi Fashion Show, weaving mosi, natural-dying/processing, trying on mosi clothing

Hansan Mosi Fabric Hall, 1089 Chungjeol-ro, Hansanwww.hansanmosi. 6/11–6/14 myeon, Seocheon-gun, kr Chungcheongnam-do

July Boryeong Mud Festival 보령머드축제

Daecheon Beach Mud massages, bodypainting with at Boryeong-si, mud, fireworks show Chungcheongnam-do

www. 7/17–7/26 boryeongmudfestival. com

Pohang International Fireworks Festival 포항국제불빛축제

Hyeongsangang Sports Fireworks show, parade of lights, Park and Yeongildae Beach, tug-of-war, busking performances Pohang-si

7/30–8/2

Chuncheon International Mime Festival

piff.ipohang.org

Haeundae Sand Festival


Name

Events

Address / Venue

Dates

Website

August Gangjin Celadon Festival 강진청자축제

33 Cheongjachon-gil, Porcelain exhibits, making pottery, Daegu-myeon, Gangjin-gun, Goryeo royal family procession Jeollanam-do

8/1–8/9

www.gangjinfes. or.kr

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 인천펜타포트 락 페스티벌

Performances by top rock bands from Korea and around the world

8/7–8/9

pentaportrock.com

The Great Battle of Hansan Festival 통영한산대첩축제

Parades, traditional Jindo drum performance, Byeolsingut ceremony, Tongyeong-si, yacht race, floating lanterns into the Gyeongsangnam-do sky and onto the water

8/12–8/16

blog.naver.com/ hansanfest

Muju Firefly Festival 무주반딧불축제

Observing fireflies, floating firefly hope balloons, water festival, performances

326-17 Hanpungnu-ro, Muju-eup, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do

8/29–9/6

www.firefly.or.kr

Writing contests, literature classes, sampling foods made of buckwheat, theatrical performances, music concert

Culture Village, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do

9/4–9/13

www.hyoseok.com

Penta Park, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

September Hyoseok Cultural Festival 평창효석문화제 October

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Gimje Horizon Festival 김제지평선축제

Flying kites, straw crafts, harvesting Byeokgoljae Pass, Gimje-si, 10/7–10/11 festival.gimje.go.kr rice, blacksmith workshop Jeollabuk-do

Re-creation of streets from the 7080 Chunjang Recollection Festival 70s and 80s, parades, musical 광주7080충장축제 performances

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival 수원화성문화제

Chungjang-ro, Geumnam-ro, Street of Art, and National 10/7–10/11 www.cjr7080.com Asia Culture Complex, Dong-gu, Gwangju

Re-enactment of King Jeongjo’s procession and the 60th birthday celebration of King Jeongjo’s Suwon Hwaseong Fortress mother, walking the fortress, wearing straw shoes, a lantern festival, citizens’parade, and more

The Great Battle of Hansan Festival

10/8–10/11 tour.suwon.go.kr

Jarasum International Jazz Festival


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Name

Events

Address / Venue

Dates

Website

Jarasum International Jazz Festival 자라섬재즈페스티벌

Jazz performances by local and international artists

Ganggyeong Fermented Seafood Festival 강경발효젓갈축제

Making kimchi and shrimp jeotgal 45 Geumbaek-ro, www.ggfestival. (salted seafood), trying on clothing Ganggyeong-eup, Nonsan-si, 10/14–10/18 co.kr Chungcheongnam-do of Korean scholars

Icheon Rice Cultural Festival 이천쌀문화축제

Harvest festival, samul nori (traditional folk performance), madanggeuk (traditional performance), making sotdae (tall wooden poles), singing contest

Seolbong Park, Icheon, Gyeonggi-do

Sunchang Fermented Soybean Festival 순창장류축제

Making gochujang (Korean chili paste), making enormous bibimbap, Sunchang local specialities exhibit, local fermented sauces market

Sunchang Gochujang Village www.jangfestival. & Gangcheonsan Mountain, 10/29–11/1 co.kr Sunchang-eup, Sunchang-si, Jeollabuk-do

Seoul Lantern Festival 서울빛초롱축제

Lantern display, making lanterns and hanji paper

Cheonggye Plaza to Supyogyo seoullantern. 11/6–11/22 Bridge, Jongno-gu, Seoul visitseoul.net

Seoul Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival 서울김장문화제

Making kimchi, kimchi exhibit, kimchi market, bossam (napa wraps with pork) party

Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul Plaza, Cheonggye Plaza, Taepyeong-ro, Sejong-ro Park, Seoul

Pyeongchang Trout Festival 평창송어축제

Trout fishing, sledding, snow sculpture exhibit

3562 Gyeonggang-ro Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang- 12/20–2/8 gun, Gangwon-do

Ganghwa Bingeo Festival 강화빙어축제

Smelt fishing, sledding, ice bicycles

Hwangcheong Fishing Area, www.hcfestival. 522 Hwangcheong-ri, 12/27–2/10 co.kr Naega-myeon, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon

Jaraseom Island, www.jarasumjazz. 10/9–10/11 Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do com

10/21–10/25

www.ricefestival. or.kr

November

11/14–11/16

festival.seoul. go.kr/2014kimchi

December

festival700.or.kr

* Dates for festivals in November and December are based on event details from 2014, so be sure to check the event website in advance.

Seoul Lantern Festival

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Seoul 86 Incheon & Gyeonggi-do 110 Busan 120 Gangwon-do 128 Jejudo Island 135 Chungcheongbuk-do 144 Daejeon & Chungcheongnam-do Jeollabuk-do 155 Gwangju & Jeollanam-do 160 Daegu & Gyeongsangbuk-do 167 Ulsan & Gyeongsangnam-do 174

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SEOUL Seoul has often been described as a city that stays awake 24 hours a day. It is also a city where long traditions and modernity coexist. The recent smash-hit television drama My Love From The Star summed up Seoul quite well in its opening scene, in which a vast field of reeds sees first the introduction of telephone poles, followed by the construction of a few buildings, and finally cars speeding through the night. Although only ten seconds in length, the scene captures the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, growth, and dual character. With a population of over 10 million and a 600-year history, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seoul was previously known as Hanyang, the capital city of the Joseon Dynasty. Its cityscape is characterized in equal measure by tall skyscrapers and well-preserved ancient palaces. From fashion to gastronomy, lifestyles and trends are changing quickly in Seoul, ensuring new and interesting things to see and do at all times.


Nowon-gu

Yeouido

Ichon (National Museum of Korea)

Noryangjin

Yeongdeungpo-gu Dongjak-gu

Seocho-gu

Seoul National Cemetery

Sadang

Hang ang Rive r

Songpa-gu Ogeum

Jung nan gcheon eam Str

Tanc heon Stre am

Gangnam Seoul Nat’l Univ. of Education

Seoul Nambu Terminal

Jamsil

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Seoripul Park

Olympic Park

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Chongshin Univ.

Gwanak-gu

Gangnam & Jamsil

Seonjeongneung

Sinbundang

Gasan Digital Complex

Gangnam-gu Office

Cheonho

Dongseoul Bus Terminal

Seolleung

Dongjak (Seoul National Cemetery)

Daerim

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Gangnam-gu

Express Bus Terminal

Gwa ngjin gyo Br.

8

p. 101

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Konkuk Univ. Yeon gdon g Br. daegyo

Itaewon & Yongsan Yongsan Station

Lin

Seongsu

Seongsudae gyo Br.

Oksu

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Singil

Seoul Forest

Samgakji

gyo dae po r. Ma B

Gwangjin-gu

Children’s Grand Park

Y

7 ine

Seongdong-gu

Namsan Park

Gongdeok

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p. 96

Gunja (Neungdong)

Hapjeong

Yeongdeungpo Station 1 Sindorim e

L Guro Incheon International Airport Guro-gu

Yaksu

Achasan Mountain

yo aeg icd mp Br. Oly

Anyan gch eon Str eam

Seoul Station

Wangsimni

Gyeonggi-do

Jungnang-gu

yo aeg sild r. Jam B

2

City Hall & Myeong-dong

gyo dae gho r. Don B

Yeongdeungpo-gu Office

Chungjeongno

gyo odae Banp Br.

Yangcheon-gu

City Hall

Hongik Univ.

Dongdaemun-gu

Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Dongdaemun Sindang History & Chungmuro Culture Park Cheonggu

p. 92

yo aeg md nna Br. Ha

Line 5

Cheongnyangni (University of Seoul)

Sinseol-dong Dongmyo Dongdaemun

Line

Line 6

Seodaemun-gu

p. 104

Dangsan

Line

Gwanghwamun & Insa-dong Jongno 3(sam)-ga

Han gan gd Br. aegyo

International Airport

Dongdaemun & Daehangno

p. 99

Seo gan gd Br. aegyo

Yan ghw a Br. daeg yo

Seo ngs an Br. daegyo

Gay ang dae gyo Br.

Gimpo Line 9

Hoegi

Jongno-gu

Hongdae & Yeouido Mapo-gu

Sangbong

p. 94

Haneul Park

Riv er

2km

Railway Subway Transfer Bus Terminal KTX Station Tunnel

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Samcheong-dong & Buam-dong

Gajwa

Ha ng an g

Taereung

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Seongbuk-gu

3 Line

Noeul Park

1km

Legend Yeonsinnae

Bulgwang

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Gangbuk-gu

Bukhansan National Park

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Nowon-gu

Yeouido

Ichon (National Museum of Korea)

Noryangjin

Yeongdeungpo-gu Dongjak-gu

Seocho-gu

Seoul National Cemetery

Sadang

Hang ang Rive r

Songpa-gu Ogeum

Jung nan gcheon eam Str

Tanc heon Stre am

Gangnam Seoul Nat’l Univ. of Education

Seoul Nambu Terminal

Jamsil

Sports Complex

3 Line

Dogok

Yangjae (Seocho-gu Office)

Li

e4

Lin

ne

eam Str on che e a gj an

Suseo

un

B

Geumcheon-gu

Seoripul Park

Olympic Park

p. 108

Express Bus Terminal

Chongshin Univ.

Gwanak-gu

Gangnam & Jamsil

Seonjeongneung

Sinbundang

Gasan Digital Complex

Gangnam-gu Office

Cheonho

Dongseoul Bus Terminal

Seolleung

Dongjak (Seoul National Cemetery)

Daerim

L

Gangnam-gu

Express Bus Terminal

Gwa ngjin gyo Br.

8

p. 101

e5

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Itaewon & Yongsan Yongsan Station

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Seongsu

Seongsudae gyo Br.

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Singil

Seoul Forest

Samgakji

gyo dae po r. Ma B

Gwangjin-gu

Children’s Grand Park

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7 ine

Seongdong-gu

Namsan Park

Gongdeok

Dongjak daeg Br. yo

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p. 96

Gunja (Neungdong)

Hapjeong

Yeongdeungpo Station 1 Sindorim e

L Guro Incheon International Airport Guro-gu

Yaksu

Achasan Mountain

yo aeg icd mp Br. Oly

Anyan gch eon Str eam

Seoul Station

Wangsimni

Gyeonggi-do

Jungnang-gu

yo aeg sild r. Jam B

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City Hall & Myeong-dong

gyo dae gho r. Don B

Yeongdeungpo-gu Office

Chungjeongno

gyo odae Banp Br.

Yangcheon-gu

City Hall

Hongik Univ.

Dongdaemun-gu

Euljiro 4(sa)-ga Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Dongdaemun Sindang History & Chungmuro Culture Park Cheonggu

p. 92

yo aeg md nna Br. Ha

Line 5

Cheongnyangni (University of Seoul)

Sinseol-dong Dongmyo Dongdaemun

Line

Line 6

Seodaemun-gu

p. 104

Dangsan

Line

Gwanghwamun & Insa-dong Jongno 3(sam)-ga

Han gan gd Br. aegyo

International Airport

Dongdaemun & Daehangno

p. 99

Seo gan gd Br. aegyo

Yan ghw a Br. daeg yo

Seo ngs an Br. daegyo

Gay ang dae gyo Br.

Gimpo Line 9

Hoegi

Jongno-gu

Hongdae & Yeouido Mapo-gu

Sangbong

p. 94

Haneul Park

Riv er

2km

Railway Subway Transfer Bus Terminal KTX Station Tunnel

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Samcheong-dong & Buam-dong

Gajwa

Ha ng an g

Taereung

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 46 e Line Lin 5 Line 6 Line 7

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0

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Bukhansan National Park

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Garak Market

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SEOUL Seoul Subway

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5

Line 6 Line 7 Line 8 Line 9 Airport Railroad

Sinbundang Line Incheon Line Bundang Line Gyeongui Jungang Line Gyeongchun Line

Uijeongbu LRT Suin Line Ever Line Subway Transfer Under Construction Station

g un he on W 흥 원

Gangmae 강매

Cheongna

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SEOUL Seoul Subway

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 Line 5

Line 6 Line 7 Line 8 Line 9 Airport Railroad

Sinbundang Line Incheon Line Bundang Line Gyeongui Jungang Line Gyeongchun Line

Uijeongbu LRT Suin Line Ever Line Subway Transfer Under Construction Station

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Gangmae 강매

Cheongna

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E

언 on 주 ju

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Gwanghwamun & Insa-dong 광화문 & 인사동 Sejong Center

1

Insa-dong

세종문화회관

A key cultural and performing arts center with a concert hall, exhibition hall, art gallery, and academy. The main theater can accommodate more than 3,000 persons. Performances staged at the Center range from plays and musicals to classical music concerts, pop concerts, and even children’s plays.

Insa-dong

3

인사동

175 Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 1 & 8) 02-399-1114 www.sejongpac.or.kr

Once a place where Korean antiques and old paintings were sold, Insa-dong is today a popular tourist destination for the buying of traditional goods and souvenirs. There are over 100 small-tolarge galleries in the area, while each alleyway is also filled with teahouses and restaurants.

Seoul Museum of History

Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jonggak Stn. Line 1, Exit 3; Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 6) 10am–10pm (Varies by store)

2

서울역사박물관

This comprehensive museum provides information on Seoul’s past, all the way through to the present. One of its star exhibits is a large 1/1,500 model of the city. 55 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5, Exit 7; Seodaemun Stn. Line 5, Exit 4) Weekdays 9am–8pm; Weekends & holidays 9am–7pm (Winter 9am–6pm) Free (Except for special exhibitions) 02-724-0274 www.museum.seoul.kr

Seoul Museum of History

Jogyesa Temple

4

조계사

Jogyesa is the main temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Every May, the entire temple is lit up with colorful lotus lanterns to celebrate Buddha’s birthday. There is also the Central Buddhist Museum and a souvenir shop. 55 Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 6) 02-768-8600 www.jogyesa.kr

Jogyesa Temple

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Bosingak 5

THEMED ATTRACTIONS

보신각

Shopping

During the Joseon Dynasty, this large bell rang twice a day to indicate the opening and closing of the city gates. Today, it is rung every day at noon, except on Mondays. Tourists can ring the bell on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays. Every year on January 1st, a special televised bellringing ceremony is held, attracting many visitors.

6 Dongwha Duty Free - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.22

Hallyu 7 Gwanghwamun Square - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.25 8 Hangeul Gaon-gil- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.26

Nightlife 9 Cheonggyecheon Stream- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.52

Historical Landmarks 10 Jongmyo Shrine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.66 11 Gyeonghuigung Palace- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.75

Medicine & Beauty

54 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Jonggak Stn. Line 1, Exit 4) Bosingak Bell-ringing Ceremony, 12pm (Closed on Mondays) 02-731-0114

12 KTO Medical Tourism

Information Center (Seoul) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.79

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Gwanghwamun & Insa-dong Hyoja-ro 효자로

Line 3

Gyeongbokgung Palace

경복궁교차로

Jogyesa Temple 조계사

Sejong Center 1

8

세종문화회관

Jongno-gu Office 종로구청

Gwanghwamun 광화문

Cheonggye Plaza 청계광장

5 Kyunghayng Art Hill ng Jeo

동길

궁길 Deoksugung-gil 덕수

경향아트힐

Deoksugung Palace 덕수궁

시청

Jongno 3(sam)-ga 종로3가

Insa-dong 인사동

Tapgol Park 탑골공원

Jonggak

12

종각

5

Jongno 3(sam)-ga 종로3가

Line 1

9

Bibap Theater 비밥전용관

Seoul City Hall 서울시청

Lotte Hotel Seoul 서울광장

City Hall

낙원상가

Bosingak Cheonggyecheon Stream 청계천 보신각

Seoul Plaza

Seoul Museum of Art 서울시립미술관

Sejong-daero 세종대로

Lin e

서울역사박물관

do ng -gil 정

Kyobo Book Centre

Nakwon Arcade

3

교보문고

6

Saemunan-ro 새문안로

Seoul Museum of History

운현궁

4

대한민국역사박물관

대로

2

정부서울청사

Nat’l Museum of Korean Contemporary History

Ujeongguk-ro 우정국로

Saemunan-ro 3-gil 새문안로3길

11

7

10

Unhyeongung Palace

일 ro 삼 l-dae Sami

Government Complex-Seoul

아라리오 뮤지엄 인 스페이스

안국

Gyeongbokgung Intersection

경복궁

로8길

Anguk

경복궁

Sajik-ro 사직로 Gyeongbokgung

Saj ik-r o 8gil 사 직

곡로 Yulgok-ro 율

Arario Museum in Space

The Plaza 더 플라자

롯데호텔

Eulji-ro 을지로 Euljiro 1(il)-ga 을지로입구

The Westin Chosun 웨스턴조선호텔

Line 2

Myeong-dong

Euljiro 3(sam)-ga 을지로3가

명동 0

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Samcheong-dong & Buam-dong 삼청동 & 부암동 Samcheong-dong 13

삼청동

This area is a colorful combination of old traditional houses and trendy modern buildings. Visitors will also find a serene walking trail, galleries, museums, boutique shops, cafés, and restaurants all a convenient distance away from Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village. Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 2)

Seochon 14 서촌

Literally “West Village,” Seochon is located west of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Compared to the nearby Bukchon Hanok Village, where the yangban (upper class) had resided, Seochon is a bit more humble and relaxed. Here, both traditional and modern-style houses stand huddled together, with many of the buildings having been renovated into cafés and restaurants. Cheongun Hyoja-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3, Exit 2)

Seochon

Buam-dong

Buam-dong 15 부암동

Buam-dong is popular for its great restaurants, cafés, and famous art galleries, as well as its great ambience and efforts to stay unique. One of Korea’s most beloved poets, Yun Dongju resided in this district, leading to the establishment of attractions such as the Yun Dong-ju Literature House and “Hill of a Poet.” The trail along the Seoul City Wall is connected through the Changuimun (“North Gate”), which is located below the hill. The Korean television drama series The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince was filmed here, adding to the area’s popularity. Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Take a bus from Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3 or Gwanghwamun Stn. Line 5)

Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) 16 청와대

Cheong Wa Dae is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Korea. The main building consists of the president’s office, a meeting room and other outbuildings. Also known as the “Blue House” for its blue-tiled roof, Cheong Wa Dae is open to the general public, with tours operating four

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times per day. To participate in a tour, interested parties must apply online 3 weeks prior to the desired date of visit. Nearby Cheongwadae Sarangchae is an exhibition hall that introduces all of the former Korean presidents and the history of Korea along with a mockup of the president’s office.

9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays and January 1st) Free 02-723-0300 www.cwdsarangchae.kr

THEMED ATTRACTIONS Shopping 21 Tongin Market - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.18

Korean Cuisine 22 Samcheonggak - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.34

Cheong Wa Dae 1 Cheongwadae-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3, Exit 4) Tuesday–Friday, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm Free 02-730-5800 english1.president.go.kr Cheongwadae Sarangchae 45 Hyoja-ro 13-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3, Exit 4)

23 Seokparang- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.34

Historical Landmarks 24 Changdeokgung Palace

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

p.67

25 Bukchon Hanok Village - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.71 26 Gyeongbokgung Palace- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.73 27 Changgyeonggung Palace - - - - - - - - - - - - p.74

Samcheong-dong & Buam-dong

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Bukhansan National Park

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Whanki Museum 환기미술관

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사 관 로

지 문

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Tu n un

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Hongjimun Gate

Bugak Palgakjeong

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북악산 산로

0

23

20

Bugaksan

터널

o대 n-r Daesagwa 도성

Sukjeongmun Gate 숙정문

15

Cha ngu imu n-r o창

Buam-dong 부암동

Samcheong Park

삼청공원

al l

로 문

Cheong Wa Dae 16

Sungkyunkwan Univ.

청와대

성균관대학교

국립현대미술관 서울관

Cheongwadae Sarangchae 청와대 사랑채

gsan-r

서촌

o인

독립문

왕산

Dongnimmun

Seodaemun Prison History Hall 서대문형무소역사관

Sajik Park 사직공원

e3 Lin

26

Gyeongbokgung Palace 경복궁

사직로 National Palace k-ro Saji Gyeongbokgung Museum of Korea 경복궁 국립고궁박물관

17

Bukchon Hanok Village 북촌한옥마을

13

Samcheong-dong

24

27

18

an Inw

Seochon

국립민속박물관

25

Bukchon-r o 북촌

14

National Folk Museum of Korea Hyoja-ro 효자로

21

dae Cheongwa -ro 청와대로

cheo ng-ro 삼 청 로 Sam

문로

National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seoul

Cit oul Se

한 서울

성 도

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인왕산

eon ggung-ro 창경

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Inwangsan

삼청동 Anguk 안국

Arario Museum in Space

Yulg ok-r o율

Changgy

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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul 17 국립현대미술관 서울관

83 Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 3) 10am–7pm 12,000 won 02-736 5700 www.arariomuseum.org

Bugak Palgakjeong

19

북악팔각정

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Opened in 2013, the museum was established at the site of the Defense Security Command and a military hospital located next to Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is a cultural complex consisting of a digital information room, a multimedia hall, a cinema, and other facilities designed to display contemporary arts. The design motif of the museum is that of a madang or yard, providing visitors with a cultural space as well as a rest area. 30 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Anguk Stn. Line 3, Exit 1) Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm; Wednesday, Saturday 10am–9pm (Closed on Mondays and January 1st) 4,000 won (Additional charges may apply for special exhibitions) 02-3701-9500 www.mmca.go.kr

Arario Museum in Space

18

아라리오뮤지엄 인 스페이스

Occupying the former site of architecture firm Space, Arario Museum in Space was designed by celebrated contemporary architect Kim Swoo-geun. It exhibits art collections by some of the world’s top artists, such as Nam June Paik, Cindy Sherman, and Keith Haring, among others. A phenomenal scenic view of Changdeokgung Palace is visible from its windows.

Seoul’s most famous driving route leads straight to the Bugak Palgakjeong (Octagonal Pavilion) on the slopes of Bugaksan Mountain. There, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Hangang River, skyscrapers, and natural mountain scenery. Taxis to the site are available from Hansung Univ. Station. 267 Bugaksan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Hansung Univ. Stn, Line 4) 11am–11pm 02-720-2385

Bukhansan National Park

20

북한산국립공원

Also known as the “lungs of Seoul,” the park is a popular weekend getaway for locals thanks to easy access via public transportation. With its rugged mountain terrain, Bukhansan is a great place for rock climbing and also marveling at the fantastic view of the city from the summit. Hikers meanwhile will be well served by following the trails of Bukhansan Dulle-gil. Check the website for more information on the many trails available. 67 Bibong 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Gyeongbokgung Stn. Line 3, Exit 3. From here, take the local bus.) 2 hours before sunrise–sunset english.knps.or.kr

Bukhansan National Park

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City Hall & Myeong-dong 시청 & 명동 Seoul City Hall

28

서울시청

Seoul City Hall

Completed in 2012, the new Seoul City Hall building is an atypical modern structure with a glass exterior. Its basement houses Seoul Citizens Hall, an open cultural space available for concerts and exhibitions, while the stillstanding original City Hall building, constructed in 1926, has since been transformed into the Seoul Library. In front of City Hall is Seoul Plaza, where many events are held all year round and features a large Christmas tree and an

110 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Line 1 & 2, Exit 5) Seoul Citizens Hall March–October 9am–9pm; November–February 9am–8pm (Closed on Mondays) Library Closed on Mondays Seoul Citizens Hall seoulcitizenshall.kr Seoul Library lib.seoul.go.kr Seoul Plaza plaza.seoul.go.kr

Gwangjang Market

City Hall & Myeong-dong

Seoul City Hall 서울시청

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Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center

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Chungmuro

Myeong-dong

Dongdaemun History & Culture Park

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명동대성당

명동난타전용관

Namdaemun (Sungnyemun) Gate 한국은행화폐박물관

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Cathedral

Bank of Korea Myeong-dong 명동 Money Museum

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some 120 years ago, and was the first Korean structure to be built in the Gothic style. The basement consists of a souvenir shop, a gallery, a music hall, a café and a cultural spaces. An English-language mass is provided on Sundays starting at 9am. Seoul Museum of Art

Seoul Museum of Art

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Originally a courthouse, the distinctive Renaissance-style building containing the Seoul Museum of Art quickly becomes visible as one walks along the Deoksugung Doldam-gil (Stone wall road surrounding Deoksungung Palace). The facility regularly exhibits the artwork of world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Chagall, and Matisse as well as that of local contemporary artists. 61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (City Hall Stn. Line 1 & 2, Exit 12) Weekdays 10am–8pm; Weekends, holidays 10am–7pm (Closed on Mondays; Closing time may vary by month) Free (Except for special exhibitions) sema.seoul.go.kr

Myeongdong Cathedral

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The heart of Korean Catholicism, Myeongdong Cathedral was constructed

74 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeongdong Stn. Line 4, Exit 10) Weekdays 9am–8:30pm; Saturday 9am–8pm; Sunday 9am–9pm (Closed on Mondays) 02-774-1784 www.mdsd.or.kr

Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center

This center offers tourist information and support in English, Chinese and Japanese, and also assists travelers with reservations for accommodations and show tickets. The facility also has coin lockers, a resting area, and a souvenir shop. For those seeking a cultural experience, there is a photo zone with traditional Korean outfits and a green screen where visitors can take pictures in front of famous Korean landscape backdrops. There are also other experience programs, such as working with traditional stamps to print one’s name in Korean. 66 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Euljiro 1(il)-ga Stn. Line 2, Exit 5) 9am–8pm (Closed on Chuseok and Seollal days) Free 02-778-0333 www.facebook. com/MyeongdongTouristInformationCenter

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Nightlife

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Namsan Park

32

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Located in the midst of the city, Namsan Park provides visitors with a vast green space as well as an observatory from which one can see a 360-degree panorama of Seoul atop N Seoul Tower. Both are accessible by bus, cable car, and on foot. Covering a wide area, Namsan Park is accessible from multiple entrances across Jung-gu and Yongsan-gu districts—check ahead of time to find your way around.

Dongdaemun & Daehangno 동대문 & 대학로 Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

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126 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Seoul Stn. Line 1; Myeong-dong Stn. Line 4; Chungmuro Stn. Line 3 & 4; Dongguk Univ Stn. Line 3) 02-3783-5900 parks.seoul.go.kr/namsan

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Korea House

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

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In this hanok, or traditional Korean house, visitors can experience the traditional lifestyle, culture and food of Koreans. They can also watch a traditional performance while enjoying the various courses and lavish arrangement of royal Korean cuisine. Crafts, tea ceremonies, dance programs and other cultural experience programs are also available for international visitors. 10 Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Chungmuro Stn. Line 3 & 4, Exit 3) 12pm–9pm Lunch 18,000–45,000 won; Dinner 40,000–250,000 won; Performances 50,000 won 02-2266-9101 www.koreahouse.or.kr

Designed by the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza multicomplex is the world’s largest asymmetrical building. Opened in 2014, the DDP has quickly become one of the city’s most popular landmarks. It consists of a design exhibition hall, design market, plaza, and park. Every March and October, the DDP becomes a venue for Seoul Fashion Week, along with other cultural events. 281 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (Dongdaemun Design and Cultural Park Stn. Line 2, 4 & 5, Exit 1) Exhibition 10am–7pm (Operating hours vary by facility) Admission fee may apply for certain exhibitions 02-2153-0000 www.ddp.or.kr

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school, also well known for its many small performance theaters. These two factors ensure the area is always filled with an energetic crowd of students and play enthusiasts. Hakrim Dabang, Korea’s oldest café, opened its doors here in 1956, and has been a filming location for the Korean television drama series My Love From The Star and The Heirs. Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Hyehwa Stn. Line 4, Exit 1)

Naksan Park ⓒSeoul Metropolitan Government

Seoul City Wall

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Naksan Park

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This park was built around the old Hanyang Doseong (Seoul City Wall). Located at a high altitude, it affords stunning views of the city, especially in the evening, when the city lights combine with those of the fortress itself. Naksan Exhibition Hall provides visitors with a history of the Naksan area. 54 Naksan-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Hyehwa Stn. Line 4, Exit 2)

Dongdaemun & Daehangno 48 Seoul City Wall 서울 한양도성

Daehangno

Hansung Univ. 한성대학교

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Marronnier Park

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마로니에공원

동대문성곽공원

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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park 동대문역사문화공원

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Jung-gu, Jongno-gu and Seongbuk-gu, Seoul seoulcitywall.seoul.go.kr

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서울대학교병원

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Seoul National Univ. Hospital

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Seoul National 46 Science Museum

Originally known as Hanyang, Seoul was established inside an area surrounded by four mountains. Its fortress wall included four main gates (Heunginjimun, Donuimun, Sungnyemun and Sukjeongmun) as well as four lesser gates (Hyehwamun, Souimun, Gwanghuimun and Changuimun), which guarded the entrance and exit of the city. Much of the wall still stands, from which eyecatching views of Seoul can be enjoyed and along which can be found many cultural heritages, making it a popular destination for walking tours. Various walking routes are available— check the website ahead of time to see which may appeal.

Sindang 신당

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Hallyu 51 Ihwa Mural Village- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.25 52 Klive - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.28

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Itaewon & Yongsan 이태원 & 용산 Itaewon 54 이태원

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With its many international visitors and residents, Itaewon is truly a “world within Korea,” separate, yet connected. Behind the Hamilton Hotel can be found an array of restaurants and bars serving international cuisine, while in Gyeongnidan-gil, a street located between Noksapyeong Station and the Namsan Tunnel, are various international eateries and craft beer pubs. Many unique cafés and design shops are popping up in Usadan-ro 10gil, which is a strip starting from Seoul Central Mosque and ending at Hannamdong’s Dokkaebi Market. Every last Saturday of the month, the Gyedanjang flea market opens. Meanwhile, in Hannam Ogeori, near Hannam Station, are several European-style restaurants and cafés. Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon Stn. Line 6), Hannam-dong (Hannam Stn. Gyeongui·Jungang Line) Gyedanjang March–October, every last Saturday of the month, 12pm–6pm

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

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Established by the Samsung Culture Foundation as a city art museum, Leeum boasts a number of high-quality collections. Its facilities include an antique art exhibition hall, contemporary exhibition hall, and a child education and culture center. Each was designed by Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhas, reflecting the uniqueness of these famous designers. 60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Hangangjin Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) 10:30am–6pm (Closed on Mondays and Chuseok and Seollal holidays) 10,000 won 02-2014-6900 leeum.org

National Museum of Korea

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With more than three million people visiting every year, the National Museum of Korea is easily the nation’s foremost repository of history and culture. The museum exhibits about 12,000 artifacts dating as far back as the prehistoric era all the way through to the present, with exhibits originating not only from Korea but also Asia as a whole. The collection is so extensive that it would take a visitor a full week to see everything in detail.


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National Museum of Korea

137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Ichon Stn. Line 4 & Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Exit 2) Tuesday–Friday 9am–6pm; Wednesday, Saturday 9am–9pm; Sunday & holidays 9am–7pm (Closed on Mondays and January 1st) Free (Except for special exhibitions) 02-2077-9000 www.museum.go.kr

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National Hangeul Museum 57 국립한글박물관

This museum showcases the history and artifacts related to the Korean writing system, known as hangeul . It consists of the Hangeul Library, Hangeul Playroom, Hangeul Learning Center for international visitors, and the Hangeul Souvenir Shop. Nearby is the National Museum of Korea. 139 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Ichon Stn. Line 4 & Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Exit 2) Tuesday–Friday 9am–6pm; Wednesday, Saturday 9am–9pm; Sunday, holidays 9am–7pm (Closed on Mondays and January 1st) Free 02-2124-6200 www.hangeul.go.kr Guides available in English, Japanese, Chinese (Apply at the information desk)

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War Memorial of Korea

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The various wars fought in the past 5,000-year history of the Korean peninsula are on display at this museum, with exhibits, including 9,000 artifacts from the different conflicts displayed both inside and out. Particular focus is given to the Korean War of 1950–1953, while the equipment

War Memorial of Korea ⓒLee In-hui

used in this and other wars, as well as a locally-famous statue of two brothers fighting each other and symbolizing a true historical account, are displayed outside. 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Samgakji Stn. Line 4 & 6, Exit 12) 9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays) Free (Except for special exhibitions) 02-709-3100 www.warmemo.or.kr

Yongsan Electronics Market 59 용산전자상가

Korea’s largest electronics market. Visitors can try and/or purchase the latest products available or receive additional support from the many brand service centers in the area. 125 Cheongpa-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Yongsan Stn. Line 1, Gyeongui·Jungang Line & KTX Line, Exit 3) 10am–6pm (Operating hours vary by store)

National Hangeul Museum


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Hongdae & Yeouido 홍대 & 여의도 Sangsu-dong & Hapjeong-dong 62 상수동, 합정동

Originating from Hongik University’s pl a y f ul y outh cul tur e, the ar ea surrounding the university today houses local cafés, restaurants, clubs, and design shops. Near Sangsu Station Exits 1 and 2 are many unique cafés, and in neighboring Hapjeong is the large Mecenatpolis Mall, filled with various fashion shops and which has become a popular venue for events and concerts. Sangsu-dong and Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hapjeong Stn. Line 2 & 6; Sangsu Stn. Line 6)

Yeonnam-dong 63 연남동

Away from the bustling youth district of Hongdae (Hongik Univ.) is Yeonnamdong, where many unique stores can be found in its less-crowded alleyways. From restaurants owned by Chinese residents to Thai, Italian, and Japanese restaurants, cafés, and bakeries, there is a dining space to suit all tastes. The area is also home to various craft workshops and vintage shops. Handicrafts by young artisans can be

Yeonnam-dong

admired and purchased at Dongjin Market, formerly a traditional market. Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik Univ. Stn. Line 2, Gyeongui·Jungang & Airport Railroad, Exit 3; Gajwa Stn. Gyeongui·Jungang Line, Exit 1)

Digital Media City

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Digital Media City

Located in northwestern Seoul, Digital Media City is an IT and entertainment cluster, housing the offices of local broadcasters MBC, KBS, SBS, and CJ E&M, where various live studio tapings can be seen. Also on site is the Korean Film Museum and an IT experience zone at the Digital Pavilion. Elaborate LED media displays can be seen in the evenings. Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Digital Media City Stn. Line 6, Gyeongui·Jungang & Airport Railroad, Exit 9) dmc.seoul.kr

Seoul World Cup Stadium 65 서울월드컵경기장

This is the main stadium for “K League” soccer events. Constructed for the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, it is today the home stadium for the national Korean soccer team. The surrounding parkland is a popular recreation area for the public. 240 Worldcup-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (World Cup Stadium Stn. Line 6, Exit 1) Admission fee varies by event 02-2128-2002 www.seoulworldcupst.or.kr

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Mangwon Hangang Park

72

80 76

Mecenatpolis Mall

망원한강공원

신목동

Sinc hon 현대백화점 -ro 신

Yonsei-ro 연세로

Hongik Univ.

망원

망원시장

양화진외국인선교사묘원

Sinmokdong

Hyundai Department Store

홍대입구

Mangwon Market

이화여자대학교

세브란스병원

연남동

Mangwon

Ewha Womans Univ.

연세대학교

Severance Hosp.

Yeonnam-dong

북로 드컵

난지한강공원

Yonsei Univ.

로 산

마포구청

서대문형무소역사관

o성

63

월 -ro buk Cup rld Wo

Mapo-gu Office

평화의공원

104

Seong san -r

서울월드컵경기장

Pyeonghwa Park

Seodaemun Prison History Hall 71

희로

가좌

Yeo nhu i-ro 연

하늘공원

Gajwa

Seogan g

Jeu ngs anro 증

산 로

로 컵 드

Haneul Park

양평

Ansan

x

o월 p-r Cu rld Wo

84

ay sw

Eu ng am -ro 응암

수색

Da ehe ung -ro 대

Susaek

64

400m 800m

로 좌 가

79

81

0

-ro jwa Ga

Jeungsan

77

신길

KBS별관

여의도샛강생태공원

Saetgang 샛강

67

여의도성모병원

Noryangjin Fish Market 노량진수산시장

Daebang 대방

Noryangjin 노량진


KOREA BY REGION SEOUL

Seonyudo Park

66

선유도공원

63 Square

67

63스퀘어

63 Square is an iconic 60-story building (with three additional subterranean floors) in Yeouido, from which can be seen the city skyline. Its facilities consist of an IMAX theater, the Seaworld aquarium where one can see performances by marine animals, the 63 Art Hall (including a concert hall with large screen), international celebrity wax museum, and other recreational facilities.

Seonyudo Park

50 63-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Yeouinaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 4; Saetgang Stn. Line 9, Exit 3) 10am–10pm (Varies by business) 13,000–40,000 won depending on the business 02-789-5663 www.63.co.kr

Yeouido Hangang Park

Seonyudo is a small island on the Hangang River that in previous years housed a filtration plant, which has since been renovated into a park. Many aquatic plants and others make up the island’s special “eco” forest, while beautiful night views of the river can be seen from Seonyugyo Bridge. The area was used as a filming location for the Korean television series Boys Over Flowers and Iris.

Located in south-central Seoul, Yeouido Park is a very popular public space home to the National Assembly building as well as being near the city’s International Finance District. Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival is held here every spring, while in fall, the park sets the stage for the Seoul International Fireworks Festival as well as a marathon.

343 Seonyu-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (Seonyudo Stn. Line 9, Exit 2) 6am–12am

330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeongpo-gu Seoul (Yeouinaru Stn. Line 5, Exit 2 & 3)

68

여의도 한강공원

THEMED ATTRACTIONS Shopping 72 Hongik Univ. Area (Hongdae) - - - - - - - - - - - p.13 73 Sinchon & Ewha Womans Univ. Area - - - - p.14 74 Times Square- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.15 75 IFC Mall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.16

Hallyu 76 Hongdae Playground- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.25 77 MBC - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.27 78 KBS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.28

79 Mnet- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.28

Family & Fun 80 Trick Eye Museum

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

p.44

81 Digital Pavillion- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.47 82 LG Science Hall- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.48

Nightlife 83 Hangang River Cruise - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.52

Seasonal Korea 84 Seoul World Cup Park - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.60

105


Seoul Marina Club & Yacht

69

서울마리나 클럽&요트

At Seoul’s first in-shore marina, one can enjoy resort-style luxury by yachting on the river or enjoying the riverside buffet restaurant, “Café Breeze.” 160 Yeouiseo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (National Assembly Stn. Line 9, Exit 6) Yacht Weekdays 3pm–8pm; Weekends 1pm–8pm (Closed on Mondays) Restaurant 11:30am–10pm Yacht 120,000–600,000 won Restaurant 21,900– 32,000 won 02-3780-8400 www.seoul-marina.com

Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine 70 절두산순교성지

106

This historic site commemorates Korea’s first Catholic martyr, and many visitors, both local and international, regularly pay a visit to the site. Catholicism was first introduced to the country in the 1770s, though would not gain a major foothold in the public consciousness for a further 100 years. National persecution of the religion eventually led in 1866 to the deaths of both missionaries and ordinary believers in the area where the shrine stands today. 6 Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hapjeong Stn. Line 2 & 6, Exit 7) Jeoldusan Martyrs Museum 9:30am–5pm (Closed on Mondays) 02-3142-4434 www.jeoldusan.or.kr

Seoul Marina Club & Yacht

Seodaemun Prison History Hall

Seodaemun Prison History Hall

71

서대문형무소역사관

This prison was once used to incarcerate Korean activists during the time of Japanese colonial rule (1910– 1945). When the colonial period ended, the facility would go on to be used to contain pro-democracy activists deemed harmful by the government. Today, the prison, now a history museum, serves as a reminder of the tragedies that happened in the past. Visitors can see the prison cells just as they were over half a century ago, and even “experience” the prison conditions suffered by the one-time enemies of state. 251 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (Dongnimmun Stn. Line 3, Exit 5) March–October 9:30am–6pm; November–February 9:30am–5pm 3,000 won 02-360-8590 www.sscmc.or.kr/culture2


KOREA BY REGION SEOUL

Gangnam & Jamsil

Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Apgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 2 & 3)

강남 & 잠실 Apgujeong Rodeo Street

Central City 85

압구정 로데오거리

Apgujeong’s fashion and beauty district is especially popular with women in their 20s and 30s. From the large Galleria Department Store filled with major brands to various boutique shops, Apgujeong is the place to find luxury brands along with famous hair salons, dermatology clinics, and cosmetic surgery clinics all in one place. Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Appgujeong Rodeo Stn. Bundang Line, Exit 6)

Cheongdam-dong Fashion Street

86

청담동 패션거리

This high-end street is full of famous designers’ workshops, as well as hair and skin care salons frequented by celebrities. Luxury brands can be found all along the street, while fashion stores by famous designers, cafés, restaurants, and galleries are all available at 10 Corso Como. This complex and the multi-brand clothing store Boon the Shop are popular places to shop.

Cheongdam-dong Fashion Street

87

센트럴시티

Central City is a shopping center connected to the Express Bus Terminal, making it convenient for visitors traveling to and from the city. A branch of the Shinsegae Department Store is also in the vicinity along with Go To Mall for imported goods, interior décor shops, a flower market, and various other stores. 176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Express Bus Terminal Stn. Line 3, 7 & 9) 10:30am–8pm (Varies by store) 02-6282-0114 www.centralcityseoul.co.kr

Bongeunsa Temple

88

봉은사

Bongeunsa is over 1200 years old temple located in Gangnam, near the district’s tall skyscrapers. Its 23-meterhigh Maitreya Buddha statue is one of the largest in Korea. The temple provides a rest area and templestay programs for international visitors. 531 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Bongeunsa Stn. Line 9, Exit 1; Cheongdam Stn. Line 7, Exit 2) 02-3218-4800 www.bongeunsa.org

Bongeunsa Temple

107


G 강남&잠실

Seonjeonneung Royal Tombs (UNESCO World Heritage)

Lotte World Tower

90

롯데월드타워

89

선정릉

Partially opened (scheduled for completion in 2016), the 123-story Lotte World Tower is set to become the world’s sixth-tallest building and a new landmark for the city. The lower levels feature a food court, large-scale aquarium, multiplex cinema containing the world’s highest number of screens according to the Guinness World Records, a concert hall for classical music, and more. Floors 76 through 101 are set to become a luxury hotel.

The royal tomb of Seongjong, the 9th king of Joseon (1392–1910) and his queen, as well as that of Jungjong, the 11th king. The forest surrounding the royal tombs is well maintained and provides a peaceful getaway for the many office workers of the busy surrounding Gangnam business district. 1 Seonneung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Seonjeongneung Stn. Line 9 & Bundang Line, Exit 3; Seongneung Stn. Line 2 & Bundang Line, Exit 8) March–October 6am–9pm; November–February 6:30am–9pm (Closed on Mondays) 1,000 won 02-568-1291 seonjeong.cha.go.kr

300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Jamsil Stn. Line 2 & 8, Exit 1 & 2) 10:30am–10pm (Operating hours vary by facility) 02-3213-5000 www.lwt.co.kr

Gangnam & Jamsil

Galleria Department Store (West / East)

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103 93

삼성중앙

89

Seonjeongneung Royal Tombs

Coex

City Airport Terminal

코엑스 도심공항터미널 Samseong 삼성

선릉

Teh

Yeoksam 역삼

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란로

테헤

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2 Line Gangnam

96

Seolleung

국기원

강남

봉은사

선정릉

KUKKIWON (World Taekwondo HQ)

대로

강남

1

언 ro juEon

현로

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도로

102

Bongeunsa

101

Samseong Jungang

선정릉

언주

Sinnonhyeon 신논현

부고속

무래 로

Seonjeongneung

은사

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Eonju

am-d

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앙로

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반 Banpo-daero

Gomu rae -ro 고

성로

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논현

9 Line

88

봉은사

학동

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센트럴시티

반포

Seoul Express Sapyeong Bus Terminal 사평

청담

Bongeunsa Temple

Hak-dong

로 반포 Nonhyeon -ro 신

press

Central City

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고속터미널

청담공원

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강남구청

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Cheongdam Park

g-ro 학동

Hakdon

Gangnam-gu Office

Sinsa Hakdong Park

Gyeon

87

Museum of Korean Embroidery 한국자수박물관

Banpo

-ro 삼 sung Sam

r.

Express Bus Terminal

도산공원 로 산대

Jamwon

청담동 패션거리

압구정로데오

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신사동 가로수길

신사

Fashion Street

Apgujeong Rodeo

Dosan Park

압구정

Garosu-gil Road, Sinsa-dong

잠원한강공원

e3 Lin

Apgujeong

92

Jamwon Hangang Park

86 Cheongdam-dong

압구정 로데오거리

정로 압구

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Apgujeong 85 Rodeo Street

Ha

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108

삼로

-ro 역 sam Yeok

Hanti 한티

곡로

도 k-ro Dogo


KOREA BY REGION SEOUL

91

THEMED ATTRACTIONS

올림픽공원

Constructed for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, Olympic Park’s vast 1.5km² of space includes green fields, a museum, art gallery, stadiums, a children’s café, and other Olympic sporting facilities. Also at the park are the remains of Mongchontoseong, a fortress estimated to have been constructed between the 2nd and 4th century CE, and one of the world’s top five outdoor sculpture parks, containing over 200 works of art. Due to its size, the park operates a commuter train from its main gate. Many events, including concerts and music festivals are held in the grounds, and every May, about 150 different types of roses can be seen at the annual Rose Festival.

Shopping

424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Olympic Park Stn. Exit 3, Line 5; Mongchontoseong Stn. Line 7, Exit 1) 02-410-1114 www.olympicpark.co.kr

Nightlife

92 Garosu-gil Road, Sinsa-dong- - - - - - - - - - - p.13 93 Coex Mall- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.14 94 Lotte World Mall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.15 95 Lotte Duty Free (World Tower) - - - - - - - - - - p.22 96 Lotte Duty Free (Coex) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.22

Hallyu 97 Seoul Baekje Museum- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.26 98 Jamsil Hangang Park Heliport - - - - - - - - - p.26

Family & Fun 99 Lotte World- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.42 100 Pororo Park- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.43 101 Coex Aquarium- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.44 102 Samsung d’light- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.47

103 Seven Luck Casino (Coex) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.56

Jam

Ttukseom Park

Rai lgyo 교 heo잠실철

Ttukseom Hangang Park

Che ongd

Mongchontoseong Fortress 몽촌토성

Seoul Olympic Museum

98 Jamsillaru

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잠실종합운동장

99 100

Sincheon

Olympic-ro 올림픽로

Lotte World

간선 도로 환로 부순

Hangnyeoul o남 wan-r 학여울 usunh Namb

례성 대로

롯데월드타워

Ancient Tombs in Bongi-dong

삼전 로

제고 분로

Tanc heon dong -ro

탄천 동로

방이동 고분군 Og eum -ro 오

Seokchon Lake 석촌호수

수로

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90

Bangi 방이

금로

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Ancient Tombs in Seokchon-dong 석촌동 고분군

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잠실

97 Wiry eseo ng-d aero 위

Lotte World Tower

롯데월드

신천

종합운동장

Jamsil

몽촌토성

94

락로

Line 2 Sports Complex

95

Olympic Park 올림픽공원

Mongchontoseong

로 파대

실 l-ro 잠 Jamsi

Olympic Expres

Jamsil Sports Complex

서울 올림픽기념관

91

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잠실한강공원

잠실나루

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Jamsil Hangang Park

380m 760m

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Olympic Park

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Songdo International City

110

INCHEON & GYEONGGI-DO Located west of Seoul, the port city of Incheon has served as Korea’s window to the world for over a century since the opening of its port in 1883. Vestiges of the port’s role as a gateway can be discovered at Chinatown and Gaehang Nurigil, both located near the port; presently the city continues to perform its role through Korea’s largest airport—the Incheon International Airport—where countless travelers and cargo pass through. Gyeonggi-do Province, which wraps itself around Seoul like a donut, is made up of satellite cities of the capital and is also a popular weekend getaway destination for Seoul residents. The province offers an endless list of sights, from theme parks and shopping centers to the DMZ and more—all of which are easily accessible by public transportation from Seoul.


KOREA BY REGION INCHEON & GYEONGGI-DO

Incheon 인천 Incheon International Airport 1 인천국제공항

An island connected to the mainland near Incheonhang Port. The Wolmido My Land is a popular date spot on the island known for its rides, and the witty and lively DJ. Numerous restaurants offering fresh seafood can be found lined along the shore. 252 Wolmi-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (10 min by taxi or 25 min walk from Incheon Stn. Line 1) Wolmido My Land 10am–12am Rides 4,500–6,000 won; Select vouchers 12,000 won www.my-land.kr

Incheon International Airport

This airport has occupied first place in the Airport Service Quality survey (ASQ) for nine consecutive years. It is the largest airport in Korea, offering pleasant and excellent amenities including duty-free stores, an ice rink, spa, hospital, a traditional Korean cultural experience zone and much more. The airport also ranked 2nd on The Guide to Sleeping in Airports website as one of the best airports to sleep in for layover passengers. 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (Incheon Int’l Airport Stn. Airport Railroad) 1577-2600 www.airport.kr/eng

Wolmido Island

2

월미도

Tips Smart Tips for Maximizing Your Passage through Incheon Int’l Airport Free transit tours Conceived for layover passengers, transit tours offer guided tours of the area surrounding the airport, downtown Incheon, and central Seoul. The tours are free, and actual expenses incurred during the trips are low. Reservations can be made at www.cyberairport.kr Free showers Passengers who wish to take showers may use the Hub Lounge free of charge. Hub Lounge, 4th Floor Passenger Terminal 7am–9:30pm (Entrance open until 9am)

Wolmido My Land

Coupons for duty-free stores Coupons offering free gifts and discounts for use at duty-free stores are available at AREX train cars, entrances and exits, tourist information booths and elsewhere.

111


Chinatown

3

차이나타운

112

Songdo International City

4

송도국제도시

Incheon’s Chinatown has over 130 years of history. A vibrant scenery full of shops colored red unfolds upon stepping through the Chinese-style gateway. This area is full of Chinese restaurants, and is also the birthplace of jajangmyeon , one of Korea’s favorite dishes. Street vendors here offer popular snacks such as wolbyeong (mooncakes), gonggalppang (hollow bread), hwadeok mandu (dumplings baked in stone ovens) and more. Visitors may also opt to visit the Samgukji Mural Street, which depicts the Three Kingdoms Period in Chinese history, or the colorful Songwol-dong Fairy Tale Village, which was inspired by classic fairy tales from around the world. Nearby Chinatown, there are two other attractions of interest for visitors: One is Gaehang Nuri-gil, a street full of antique buildings and museums that has preserved the atmosphere of the times when the port of Incheon was opened (1883 CE). The other is Jayu Park, which features a statue of General MacArthur, who led the 1950 Battle of Incheon during the Korean War. 12 Chinatown-ro 59beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon (Incheon Stn. Line 1, Exit 1) 11am–9:30pm (Operating hours vary by store) www.ichinatown.or.kr

Chinatown

This city was designated as part of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), along with Yeongjongdo Island and Cheongna International City. International institutions such as the UN Green Climate Fund (GCF), convention centers, companies, foreign schools, golf courses, and more have taken up residence in Songdo, as well as high-rise hotels such as the Sheraton Incheon Hotel. Visitors will enjoy taking a stroll through Songdo’s Central Park, featuring a sea water park located in the city center, or shopping at the NC Cube Canal Walk, which consists of four buildings clustered around a sluiceway. Around Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon (Central Park Stn. or Incheon National Univ. Stn. on Incheon Line 1) www.songdo.com

Sorae Fish Market

5

소래포구 종합어시장

The fish market here offers fresh fish that was caught on the same day, and sells it at low prices. After purchasing seafood from the market’s first floor, visitors can go to the second floor where restaurants usually charge as little as 3,000 won per person to have it prepared and served.

Songdo International City


KOREA BY REGION INCHEON & GYEONGGI-DO

인천

12 Soraeyeok-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon (Soraepogu Stn. Suin Line, Exit 2) 10am–9pm (Operating hours vary by store)

THEMED ATTRACTIONS Shopping 7 Sinpo Market- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.19

Bupyeong Station Underground Shopping Center 6

8 Lotte Duty Free (Incheon Int’l Airport)- - - - - p.22 9 The Shilla Duty Free

(Incheon Int’l Airport) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.22

부평역 지하상가

10 Duty Free Korea (Incheon Int’l Airport)- - - - - p.23

An underground shopping center located at Bupyeong Station. This gigantic shopping center specializing in clothing and fashion accessories covers an area equivalent to four soccer fields, and boasts about 1,400 businesses and 31 entrances.

11 Duty Free Korea (Incheonhang Port)- - - - - p.23

Nightlife 12 Paradise Casino (Grand Hyatt Incheon)- - - - p.56

Historical Landmarks 13 Ganghwa Dolmen Site 14 Jeondeungsa Temple

10 Sijang-ro, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon (Connected to Bupyeong Stn. on Line 1) 10am–10pm (The shopping center is divided into 5 areas, one of which will close each Tuesday on a rotating basis.) www.bpsm.co.kr

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

p.69

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

p.76

Medicine & Beauty 15 KTO Medical Tourism

Information Center (Incheon) - - - - - - - - - - p.79

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Incheon Bomunsa

13

보문사

Ganghwado Is.

Seongmodo Is.

강화도

석모도

14

Gyeonggi-do 경기도

Manisan 마니산

Gyeongin Ara Waterway

Dongmak 동막해수욕장

경인아라뱃길

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황해

김포국제공항

검암

120

1 10 15 Eurwangni 을왕리해수욕장

Incheon Int’l Airport 인천국제공항

12

월미도

110

Incheon Int’l Airport 인천국제공항

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Incheon Passenger Terminal 인천항연안여객터미널

Incheon Univ. 인천대학교

3.7m

7.4km

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Gyeonggi-do 경기도 Korean Folk Village 16 한국민속촌

A recreation of a village from the late Joseon Dynasty. At this village, Korean customs and lifestyles from the time period can be experienced by visitors, who will have the impression of having traveled back in time. Folk music concerts, martial arts demonstrations, traditional marriages and other Korean customs from the past are regularly on display at the village, and master artisans may be seen at their workshops making earthenware, wine and liquor musical instruments and the like. 114

90 Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (Free shuttles are offered from Suwon Stn. on Line 1 and Sanggal Stn. on the Bundang Line. About 1 hr and 20 min by bus from Seoul) Weekdays 9:30am–6:30pm; Weekends 9:30am– 7pm (Closing hours vary by month) Admission 15,000 won; All-inclusive pass 24,000 won 031-288-0000 www.koreanfolk.co.kr

Moran Folk Market

Moran Folk Market

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The Moran Folk Market is Korea’s biggest five-day traditional market. (A five-day market is a market that opens every five days.) The market offers a wide selection of agricultural goods, seafood, and meats, as well as health and industrial products. Pierre Gagnaire, a 3-star Michelin chef, is known to visit this market in order to explore new ingredients. 79 Dunchon-daero, Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do (Moran Stn. on Line 8 & Bundang Line, Exit 5) 9am–7pm Five-day Market Every 4th, 9th, 14th, 19th, 24th, 29th of the month www.moranjang.org

Pyeongtaek International Central Market (Hello Night Market) 18 평택 국제중앙시장

Korean Folk Village

This market gives off a truly multicultural and international atmosphere, as it is usually busy with soldiers from the U.S. Army Base, sailors that pass through Pyeongtaekhang Port, and tourists. The market mainly offers foods and fashion accessories, and every Saturday evening it holds the “Hello


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Ilsan Lake Park

Night Market,” which sells various snacks and handicrafts from around the world. 11-4 Jungangsijang-ro 25beon-gil, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do (Songtan Stn. Line 1, Exit 5) 9am–9pm (Operating hours vary by store) Hello Night Market 1pm–10pm, March–Novermber blog.naver.com/ptmarket

Ilsan Lake Park

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일산호수공원

This park has the largest artificial lake in Asia and features a 4.7km bicycle trail that surrounds the park. It also has musical fountains and a dense forest containing more than 200,000 trees, making it one of the biggest recreational spaces in the Ilsan region. The Goyang International Flower Show is held annually at the park from late April until May. 595 Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggido (Jeongbalsan Stn. Line 3, Exit 1 & 2) April–October 5am–10pm; November–March 6am–8pm www.goyang.go.kr/park

Waujeongsa Temple 와우정사

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This temple was built as a prayer for peace and unification of the two Koreas. Many foreign tourists visit the temple to see the Buddha statue, a Guinness World Record holder as the world’s largest wooden Buddhist statue, and the Unification Bell that announced the opening of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. 25-15 Haegok-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do (40 min by bus from Yongin Bus Terminal) 8am–5pm (Open all year round) Free 031-332-2472 www.wawoo-temple.org

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공동경비구역

Herb Island

The 3rd Tunnel

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제3땅굴

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연천전곡리유적

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Gangwon-do

Pyunggang Botanical Garden

24 Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park

The Sool Gallery Sansawon 전통술갤러리산사원

임진각평화누리

Yeoninsan Provincial Park

Dorasan Station

연인산도립공원

도라산역

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Jangneung Royal Tomb

Samneung Royal Tombs

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Skin Anniversary Beauty Town

Kintex 킨텍스

가평

벽초지문화수목원

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Gwangneung Royal Tomb

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Bukhansan Seooreung National Park Donggureung Royal Tomb 북한산국립공원 Royal Tombs

일산호수공원

서오릉 Gimpo Jangneung Haengsin 행신 Royal Tomb Gimpo Int’l Airport 김포장릉 김포국제공항

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Sareung Toegyewon

청평

The Garden of Morning Calm

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Seosamneung Dobongsan Royal Tomb 도봉산

Cheongpyeong

Paldangho Lake 팔당호

Namhansanseong Provincial Park 남한산성도립공원

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Gwangju White Porcelain Kiln Site 광주조선백자요지

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Icheon Cerapia 이천 세라피아

Icheon Termedene Spa & Resort 이천테르메덴스파

와우정사

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The Garden of Morning Calm 21 아침고요수목원

Beautiful flowers overflow from this arboretum measuring 330,000m2. The arboretum consists of about 20 gardens, including Korean-style gardens. From December through March, when the flowers are not in bloom, the garden holds a Lighting Festival that decorates the entire site with bright and colorful lights. 432 Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (20 min by bus [Gapyeong City Tour Shuttle Bus, or any bus heading to the arboretum from Cheongpyeong Terminal or ITX Cheongpyeong Stn.) Summer 9am–sunset; Winter 11am–9pm 9,000 won 1544-6703 www.morningcalm.co.kr

The Garden of Morning Calm

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Herb Island 22 허브아일랜드

Herb Island is a theme park dedicated to herbs. It features Korea’s largest herb botanical garden, as well as a healing center offering massages and spa therapies, restaurants, bakeries and other herb-related shops. The theme park transports visitors to a European atmosphere with its garden reminiscent of Venice as well as its French farm experience zones. Herb Island also offers hands-on programs such as making cosmetics, soaps, and herbal wine with herbs grown onsite.

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35 Cheongsin-ro 947beon-gil, Sinbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (25 min by taxi from Soyosan Stn. on Line 1) May–October: Weekdays & Sundays 9am–10pm, Saturdays & holidays 9am–11pm; December–April: Weekdays & Sundays 10am–10pm, Saturdays & holidays 10am–11pm 6,000 won 031-535-6494 www.herbisland.co.kr

Joint Security Area (JSA) 23 공동경비구역

South Korea is the world’s only divided country, and the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) remains along the Military Dem ar c a tion L ine (MDL ) w hich separates the two Koreas. The JSA,

Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park

also referred to as Panmunjeom, is located inside the DMZ, and serves as a neutral meeting space between North and South Korea. Soldiers on both sides of the line denoting the border stand face-to-face, so the tension here can be directly observed by the bystanders. Tours are only permitted through certified travel agents and individual tours are not allowed. The JSA Visitor Center offers a brief history session for visitors who must possess a valid passport and wear appropriate attire (not exposing too much skin). Eoryong-ri, Jinseo-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Not open for visits on Mondays, Sundays, national holidays, or training days Varies by agent. Prices may range from 36,000– 150,000 won

Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park 24 임진각평화누리

Joint Security Area (JSA)

Located across from Imjingak, a symbol of the North-South division, the Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park exhibits artworks that hope for the peaceful reunification


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Tips DMZ Tour

Dorasan Observatory ⓒGyeonggi Tourism Organization

of the Koreas. The scenery produced by 3,000 pinwheels, called the “Windy Hill,” is an especially remarkable sight. 148-53 Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (Take the Gyeongui·Jungang Line and get off at Munsan Station, then transfer to the tourist train and get off at Imjingang Station; Or take a bus from Munsan Bus Terminal—45 min) Park Open 24 hours Souvenir shop 9am–6pm Restaurant 9am–8pm Free imjingak.co.kr

Dorasan Station

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Dorasan Station is the last train station in South Korea and will become the first station headed towards North Korea once the two Koreas reunite. The Dorasan Observatory and the 3rd Tunnel are some of the nearby attractions of interest available to tourists. 307 Huimang-ro, Jangdan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do (Dorasan Stn.; Take the DMZ Train from Seoul Stn., or take a train bound for Dorasan Stn. from Munsan Stn.) Check the website for train schedule Fare 8,900 won www.letskorail.com

DMZ Train The DMZ Train is a train tour departing from Seoul Station to Dorasan Station on the Gyeongui Line. With the purchase of the “Dorasan Security Tour” package, visitors are able to visit Dorasan Peace Park, Tongilchon (Unification Village), Dorasan Observatory, the 3rd Tunnel, and the Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Park. Boarding passes or the package may be purchased together at Seoul Station’s Travel Consultation Center; another option is to reserve the DMZ Train on the Korail website and purchase the package separately at Dorasan Station. Travelers may also opt to purchase the DMZ Pass that allows for unlimited usage of the DMZ Train for an entire day. Passports are a must for visiting any DMZ tour attractions, and forms declaring entry and exit must be filled out in the train. www.letskorail.com Travel Consultation Center at Seoul Station 023149-2024 Information on Dorasan Security Tour 031-940-8523

Travel Agency Tours Go to english.visitkorea.or.kr and navigate to “Plan your trip” and then “Korea Travel Packages.” From here, search for tours by typing in “DMZ” or “Panmunjeom.”

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Suyeongman Bay Yachting Center

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BUSAN Busan is a giant port city that serves as an important logistics center of Asia and is the second largest city of Korea. Busan is a city of many charms and attractions. Haeundae Beach and Gwangalli Beach are known for their unique atmosphere featuring forests of splendid highrises overlooking the sea. Centum City, which holds the Guinness World Record for “largest department store,” is also in Busan, as well as an international market that sells imports from all over the world. There is no need to worry about what to eat: freshly caught seafood, local delicacies, and numerous street foods are offered everywhere in sight. Along with the Busan International Film Festival— the top film festival of Asia—there are countless events held throughout the year that offer visitors a glimpse of the dynamic and energetic city, such as the Sand Festival, Lantern Festival, Fireworks Festival, Christmas Festival and much, much more.


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Busan Cinema Center

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The official venue for the Busan International Film Festival. Reaching 2.5 times the size of a soccer field, the facility boasts the world’s largest LED roof, displaying a fantastic landscapes. The center regularly plays a wide selection of popular and art house cinema, and concerts, musicals, lectures and other various events are held here as well. 120 Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Centum City Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 6 &12) 10am–8pm (Operating hours vary by facility) 6,000–7,000 won (for movies) 051-780-6000 www.dureraum.org

Busan Sea Life Aquarium

Suyeongman Bay Yachting Center 3 수영만 요트경기장

The most beautiful marina in all of Korea, Haeundae’s Marine City offers the unique sight of countless yachts moored at port while skyscrapers soar high in the background. Visitors who take yacht tours may also partake in sailing, boat fishing, foot baths, floating sky lanterns, and more. Advanced reservations can be made by phone. 52 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Busan Museum of Art Stn. Exit 1 or Dongbaek Stn. Exit 3 on Busan Line 2) Yacht B 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8:30pm (Operating hours vary by month; No tours on Mondays) 60,000 won 1 hour 051-740-7959 www.yachtb.co.kr

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씨라이프 부산아쿠아리움

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 부산국제영화제

Busan Sea Life Aquarium

A large-scale aquarium located near Haeundae Beach. The aquarium maintains over 250 species of marine life, and over 10,000 specimens. Sea Life’s 80m undersea tunnel is a spectacular sight, and the “touch pool” area that allows visitors to touch live creatures is especially popular. 266 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Haeundae Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3 & 5) Weekdays 10am–7pm; Weekends 9am–9pm 24,000 won www.busanaquarium.com

The top, unrivaled film festival of Asia by far. Every early October when the festival opens, famous directors and actors from Korea and around the world gather here to meet fans and promote their latest movies. Celebrities can be easily seen at cafés, pubs, restaurants and in the streets of Busan duing the festival. BIFF opens at the Busan Cinema Center in the Haeundae district, which is near Centum City and BIFF Square in Nampo-dong. www.biff.kr

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Dalmaji-gil Road

Oryukdo Island. The Nurimaru APEC House, a venue for various international meetings, is an icon of the island and one of Busan’s landmarks. The Bay 101, located near the entrance to the island, offers various options for leisure, including water skiing, yachting, as well as dining and relaxing at its onsite art gallery, restaurants and cafés. Or visitors can simply enjoy a glass of beer along with a scenic view of the sea, which is all the more dazzling at night.

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This hill leading to Songjeong Beach f r om Haeundae Be ach o f f er s a refreshing view of the seashore. Each corner on the street is replete with pretty cafés, restaurants and17galleries. Beautiful cherry blossoms fill the road in the spring. Gyeongsangnam-do 경상남도

30 Jung 2-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan Geumjeongsan (Haeundae Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3) 8 Dongnae Hot Springs 금정산 동래온천

Dongbaekseom Island

116 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan (Dongbaek Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 1) Nurimaru APEC House 9am–6pm (Closed on first Mondays of the month) Free 051-744-3140 The Bay 101 Yacht Tour: Starts at 60,000 won www.thebay101.co.kr

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해동용궁사

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Busan Sea Life Aquarium

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Busan 부산역

Busanhang Port Int’l Passenger Terminal

Sinseondae Cliff 신선대

부산항국제여객터미널

Korea Strait 대한해협

Jagalchi Market 자갈치시장

Songdo 송도해수욕장

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Trendy cafés, bars and 25 have takenSamgwangsa up shop along the coastline, 해동용궁사 26 Paradise Casino 삼광사 21 making Gwangalli a frequently sought- Suyeong (Paradise Hotel 3 Busan) 28 p.56 31 수영 4 123 24 9 Geumnyeonsan out destination for young Fresh 5 27 6 27 people. Seven Luck Casino 금련산 104 Dalmaji-gil Road seafood can be enjoyed here at more (LotteSuyeongman Hotel Busan) 2 26 달맞이길p.56 Seomyeon Bay Yachting Gwangalli Beach 서면 than 300 restaurants that Center Busan Sea Life Aquarium Seasonal Korea 20 serve hoe (raw 광안리해수욕장 수영만 씨라이프 fish),Eomgwangsan or엄광산 at the marketplace specializingGwangandaegyo 28 Br. 요트경기장 Haeundae Beach p.59 부산아쿠아리움 광안대교 in live seafood. An outdoor stage is host 29 Eulsukdo Island p.61 Dongbaekseom Line 2 14 UN Memorial Cemetery Island to various festivals and events,Busan including Museum Naewonjeongsa 유엔기념공원 동백섬 Historical Landmarks 부산시립박물관 내원정사 the annual Busan Yongdusan Sea Park Festival that 30 Beomeosa Temple p.77 용두산공원 takes place Bupyeongin August. Traversing the Igidae Park Kkangtong Market Medicine이기대공원 & Beauty Gwangalli Beach offshore, the 7.4km부평깡통시장 31 KTO Medical Tourism BusanBridge boasts of long Gwangandaegyo 부산역 11 12 Information Center (Busan) p.79 over LEDPortlights that Sinseondae Cliff Busanhang Int’l 13 16,000 glittering - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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span through it. In late October every year, the skies above the bridge are also lit up by the Busan Fireworks Festival. 219 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan (Gwangan Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 3 & 5)

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

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Enjoy Marine Sports

The following is a list of facilities for enjoying summer water sports and activities including boating, snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, and more. Gwangalli Ocean Leports Center 광안리해양레포츠센터 222 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro 54beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan 051-622-0201

Songdo Ocean Leports Center 송도해양레포츠센터 50 Songdohaebyeon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan 051-717-2883

The Bay 101, Dongbaekseom Island 동백섬 더베이 101 52 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 051-726-8855

Most Korean temples are nestled in mountains, but Haedong Yonggungsa Temple rests atop rocks along the coastline. The sounds of waves accompany the majestic view of the temple at harmony with the sea, and the temple compounds are spacious making it ideal for a stroll. The temple is also one of the best spots to view the sunrise in Busan, receiving many visitors from early morning onward. 86 Yonggung-gil, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan (20 min by taxi from Haeundae Stn. on Busan Line 2) 4am–7pm (Until sunset) Free 051-722-7744 www.yongkungsa.or.kr

Dongnae Hot Springs

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This alkaline hot spring began surging some 1,500 years ago, and is known to be effective for illnesses affecting the skin, joints and for gynecological disorders. It is also ideal for resting


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the body after traveling. Including Hurshimchung Spa, operated by Hotel Nongshim, large-scale public baths such as Nokcheontang and Cheoniltang, and other hotels offering family-sized private baths are numerous in the area. There is also a free outdoor foot spa available. Around Oncheon-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan (Oncheonjang Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 1) 5:30am–10pm (Operating hours vary by spa; they close on Mondays on a rotating basis) 4,500–10,000 won www.dongnaespa.com

Seomyeon 서면

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One of the busiest areas of Busan, Seomyeon is brimming with department stores, shopping malls, and seemingly endless underground shops and restaurants. It is also a business district packed with financial companies. With Lotte Department Store at its center, the Seomyeon Medical Street is a mecca of medical tourism and is especially packed with plastic surgeons, dermatologists and ophthalmologists. Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan (Seomyeon Stn. Busan Line 1 & 2) Seomyeon Medical Tourism Information Center 051-818-1320 Seomyeon Medical Street www.smsmeditour.go.kr

Hurshimchung Spa

Jagalchi Market

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This market is Korea’s largest fish market and sells seafood caught from the seas surrounding Busan and the South Sea. The market opens at the crack of dawn and sells seafood caught on the same day, offering visitors the freshest of seafood at great value. 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan (Jagalchi Stn. Exit 10, Nampo Stn. Exit 2 on Busan Line 1) 2am–10pm jagalchimarket.bisco.or.kr

Bupyeong Kkangtong Market

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This market was established in 1910 and has the honor of being Korea’s first permanent night market. In the 1950s, because many merchants sold canned food made available by the U.S. Army after the Korean War, the market became known as the kkangtong (tin can) market. Many of Korea’s most popular snacks can be enjoyed here, including bibim dangmyeon (spicy noodles), tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), danpatjuk (red bean porridge) and more. After 6pm, the night market comes alive, offering foods from the countryside, as well as from Vietnam, Indonesia, Turkey,

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Japan and elsewhere. Also, merchants selling various clothing and accessories on wheels roll out their wares side-byside. Visitors may also browse through antique and new books at the nearby Bosu-dong Book Street, which has been around since the 1950s. 32 Junggu-ro 39beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan (Jagalchi Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 3, 5 & 7) Weekly market 9am–8pm Night market 6pm–12am

Yongdusan Park

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This park located in the heart of the city on Yongdusan Mountain offers a panoramic view of the sea and downtown Busan from its observatory on Busan Tower. An escalator located in Gwangbok-dong Cultural & Fashion Street near Exit 1 of Nampo Station takes visitors uphill. 37-55 Yongdusan-gil, Jung-gu, Busan (Nampo Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 7) Park 8:30am–10pm; Busan Tower 9am–10pm Park Free Busan Tower 5,000 won Park 051-860-7820 Busan Tower 051-257-9771 yongdusanpark.bisco.or.kr

Gamcheon Culture Village

Gamcheon Culture Village

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This residential village offers a unique landscape produced by the sight of tightly huddled houses with colorful rooftops built upon upwardly sloping roads along the seashore. Young artists have painted all over the walls in its maze-like alleys. This village was first settled by refugees of the Korean War in the 1950s, some of whom still reside here. Various hands-on programs such as making pottery, woodcrafts and traditional shoes are available for those who reserve by phone. 200 Gamnae 1-ro, Saha-gu, Busan (Toseong Stn. Busan Line 1, Exit 6) March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm Hands-on programs 5,000–15,000 won 051-293-3443 www.gamcheon.or.kr

UN Memorial Cemetery 14 유엔기념공원

Constructed in 1951, this is the only cemetery in the world dedicated to soldiers of the United Nations, and houses the remains of UN soldiers who


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gave their lives during the Korean War (1950–1953). Flags from 21 participating countries as well as that of the UN are hoisted, and memorials honoring the war dead and an exhibition hall are also onsite. 93 UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan (Daeyeon Stn. Exit 3, or Kyungsung Univ.–Pukyong National Univ. Stn. Busan Line 2, Exit 5) May–September 9am–6pm; October–April 9am–5pm Free 051-625-0625 www.unmck.or.kr

Taejongdae Park

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This hill located on the southernmost tip of the Yeongdo coast features magnificent views of fantasticallyshaped cliffs and a lush black pine forest at harmony with the wide open sea. 24 Jeonmang-ro, Yeongdo-gu, Busan (25 min by taxi from Nampo Stn. on Busan Line 1) 4am–12am Free taejongdae.bisco.or.kr

Tips Touring Busan on Foot Galmaet-gil Trails 갈맷길 There are a total of 9 walking trails that collectively traverse the entirety of Busan, ranging from 5 hours to 13 hours in duration. The most popular courses are Trail No. 2, which traverses Haeundae, Dongbaekseom Island and Gwangalli, and Trail No. 3, which includes attractions such as the UN Memorial Cemetery, Yongdusan Park, Gukje Market and more. Visitors can pick up an English map indicating transportation, distance, duration, good restaurants and accommodations along the trails at Busan’s main tourism information center. galmaetgil.busan.go.kr

Igidae Coastal Trail 이기대 해안산책로 This 4km trail along coastal cliffs takes about 2.5 hours to complete. The trail is full of sights, including dinosaur footprints, sea caves, as well as some of Busan’s most famous attractions including Haeundae Beach, Gwangandaegyo Bridge and Dongbaekseom Island on the other side of the sea. The Skywalk, located at the end of the trail on Oryukdo Island, is a glass bridge offering an exciting view of the sea beneath. 68 Igidaegongwon-ro, Nam-gu, Busan Skywalk 9am–6pm

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Odaesan National Park

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GANGWON-DO Gangwon-do is 77% mountainous and is also the most popular holiday destination for Koreans. The mountainous areas, including Seoraksan Mountain and Odaesan Mountain, display a rugged and untrodden beauty. The 2018 Winter Olympics is planned to be held in Pyeongchang due to the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numerous ski resorts that facilitate winter sports. Gangwon-do is equally popular as a summer resort, with the clear and wide-open East Sea covered with fine white sands, and abundant valleys and lakes for enjoying water sports. Tourists headed to Gangwon-do will take delight in Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful landscape.


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Eco Green Campus

Eco Green Campus

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에코그린캠퍼스(삼양목장)

This ranch lies along the longest mountain ridge of Korea along the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range, and is also the largest ranch in Asia. Visitors will enjoy the peaceful and pastoral ranch where herds of sheep and cows move naturally in groups, and can feed the sheep too if they wish. The ranch is beautiful throughout the four seasons and on clear days the East Sea can be viewed from its observatory. The ranch has appeared in countless Korean dramas and movies, including Autumn in My Heart and Taegukgi.

Valley’s unusual rock formations produce a stunning landscape. There are two Buddhist temples at this mountain that were built during the Silla Period (57 BCE–935 CE), Sangwonsa and Woljeongsa; Woljeongsa Temple is especially ideal for hiking due to its trails lined with fir trees. At the entrance leading to Woljeongsa Temple, visitors will find restaurants serving set meals featuring over 20 side dishes made with mountain vegetables. 2 Odaesan-ro, Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do Two hours before sunrise–sunset; odae.knps.or.kr

San 1-107 Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (20 min by taxi from Hoenggye Intercity Bus Terminal) 8:30am–6pm (Closing hours vary by month) 8,000 won 033-335-5044 www.ecogreencampus.com

Odaesan National Park

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This mountain is famous for its lush forests and snowy landscape. In the fall, autumn foliage and evergreens create picturesque scenery; and Sogeumgang

Woljeongsa Temple

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Jeong Gang Won

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정강원

Jeong Gang Won is a Korean traditional food culture experience center set in a re-modeled hanok (traditional Korean house). Visitors can see and feel the unique elegance and style of Korea through the various traditional programs offered. Guests can try on hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), make various Korean dishes like bibimbap and kimchi, or spend a night and experience the life in traditional Korean home.

Jeong Gang Won

2010-13 Geumdang gyegok-ro, Yongpyeongmyeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do (10 min by taxi or 30 min by bus from Jangpyeong Terminal) 033-333-1011 www.jeonggangwon.com

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Tips Jeongseon Arirang

Designated a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, Arirang is the most beloved Korean folk song. Arirang was handed down by word of mouth through the generations, and its lyrics seem to encapsulate the Korean concept of existence and the range of emotions one may experience through it. Anyone may easily sing it; the song continues to be loved today and is continually readapted to modern times. The song is believed to have originated from the Jeongseon region, and every October, it is celebrated at the Jeongseon Arirang Festival near Arirang Park. www.arirangfestival.kr

Jeongseon Ararichon Folk Village

Jeongseon Ararichon Folk Village

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This folk village is in fact an outdoor exhibition reproducing former houses of Jeongseon. Visitors can visit and even stay in one of these traditional homes, or enjoy a meal and some makgeolli (rice wine) at traditional style taverns. Speakers installed throughout the village play the local folk song called “Jeongseong Arirang.” 37 Aesan-ro, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do (5 min by taxi from Jeongseon Bus Terminal) 9am–6pm 3,000 won (This fee is returned in the form of a gift certificate available for use at the traditional market in Jeongseon) 033-563-3462


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Samtan Art Mine

Samtan Art Mine

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삼탄아트마인

Samtan Art Mine is a formerly abandoned coal mine reborn today as an arts center. Along with art galleries, a museum, theater, and wine bars, the center also exhibits the former mine along with tools that were used at the time. Guestrooms with hotel-like facilities are resided in and run by local artists, and they are also open to the general public upon reservation. 1445-44 Hambaeksan-ro, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do (20 min by taxi from Gohan Stn.) Weekdays 10am–5pm; Weekends and holidays 9:30am–5:30pm (Closed on Mondays) Admission 13,000 won 033-591-3001 samtanartmine.com

Hwanseongul Cave

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환선굴

The largest cave of Asia, Hwanseongul Cave measures 6.2km long, of which 1.6km is open to the public. The cave has a complicated structure, full of fantastically-shaped stalactites, and is inhabited by many cave creatures. Visitors may also take the monorail that departs from the ticket booth to

Hwanseongul Cave

the entrance of the cave, which offers a beautiful view of Deokhangsan Mountain that sits on top of the cave. 800 Hwanseon-ro, Singi-myeon, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do (40 min by bus from Samcheok Bus Terminal; 15 min by bus from Singi Stn.) March–October 8am–5pm; November–February 9am–4pm Admission 4,500 won; Monorail (round-trip) 7,000 won 033-541-9266

Gangneung Anmok Beach Coffee Street

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This area along the coast of Anmok Beach has some 30 local and franchise coffee shops such as Santorini, L. Bean, Hasla Coffee, and Coffee Cupper. Visitors here can taste various types of roasted coffee all the while enjoying a scenic view of the sea. The Gangneung Coffee Festival is held annually in October and offers plenty to see, including awards for baristas, dessert cook-offs, and coffee-themed art exhibitions. 17 Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (20 min by taxi from Gangneung Express Bus Terminal) www.coffeefestival.net


Gangwon-do (15 min by bus from Gangneung Express Bus Terminal) Summer 8am–6pm; Winter 8am–5:30pm (Closed on Jan. 1 and during Chuseok and Seollal days; Munseongsa Shrine is open all-year round.) 3,000 won 033-660-3301 ojukheon.gangneung.go.kr Jeongdongjin Sunrise Park

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Crowds of people flock to this seaside park every New Year to watch the first sunrise of the year. A view of the coast can be seen immediately upon exiting Jeongdongjin Train Station, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the station closest to the sea. The station was also featured in the 1995 TV drama Sandglass, and at the nearby Hourglass park, there is a large sandglass to commemorate the filming of the show. Jeongdongjin-ri, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (Jeongdongjin Stn.)

Ojukheon House

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Ojukheon House is the birthplace of Yulgok, the leading Korean scholar of the 16th Century, and his mother Shin Saimdang, who was a painter and poet who symbolized the Korean version of “Good Wife, Wise Mother.” The Joseonera house and shrine have been well preserved, and the onsite museum displays relics dating back to prehistoric times that were excavated from nearby regions. Yulgok and Shin Saimdang are also figures featured on the 5,000 won and 50,000 won notes respectively. 24 Yulgok-ro 3139beon-gil, Gangneung-si,

Seongyojang House

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Seongyojang House is a traditional upper-class residential complex typical of the Joseon Dynasty. A descendant of the Joseon royal family, Lee Nae-beon discovered this propitious site in 1703 by coincidence. Lee built a house on the site, and his descendants have resided there even since. A pine grove surrounds house and Gyeongpo Beach is just a tenminute drive away. Seongyojang House is presently a guesthouse and can be reserved for lodging. Visitors may take a stroll along the yard and browse onsite exhibitions as well. 63 Unjeong-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (20 min by bus from Gangneung Express Bus Terminal) March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm 5,000 won 033-648-5303 www.knsgj.net

Seongyojang House


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Shopping

Seasonal Korea

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Hallyu

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Korean Cuisine

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16 Myeong-dong Dakgalbi Street

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20 Seorak Waterpia- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.49

34 Yongpyong Resort- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.64

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Gangwon-do Peace Dam

Baekdamsa

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Paroho Lake

Sokcho Abai Village

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East Sea

Seoraksan National Park Sinheungsa

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Park Soo Keun Museum

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Osaek Hot Springs

양양국제공항

오색온천

박수근미술관

Chuncheon

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춘천역

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Eco Green Campus

Chuncheon Nat’l Museum

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Jeongseon Arirang Training Center

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Namchuncheon

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Soyangho Lake

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Yangyang Int’l Airport

Jeongseon Ararichon Folk Village

평창올림픽시장 Korea Tourism 치악산국립공원 정선 아라리촌 Organization 한국관광공사 Seonam Village Jangneung (Korean Peninsula-shaped Cliffs) Royal Tomb 선암마을

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Seoraksan National Park

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Seoraksan is the most iconic mountain of Gangwon-do and stretches through three counties of the province. Every fall, it is one of the first mountains in Korea to be colored with autumn foliage, with midOctober being the best time to view this wondrous scenery. Also referred to as the “snow-like white rock,” the mountain is equally spectacular in the winter when it is entirely covered in snow. Visitors can view beautiful Buddhist temples hidden within the mountain, most notably Baekdamsa and Sinheungsa, or reach the Gwongeumseong Fortress by taking the cable car, where the East Sea can be viewed from above. Naturally carbonated and alkaline hot springs can be enjoyed at Osaek Hot Springs and the iron-rich mineral spring, which are both located at the end of Jujeongol Valley on Hangyeryeong Pass. Seoraksan Mountain 833 Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do Entrance to cable car 1085 Seoraksanro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do Two hours before sunrise–sunset

Cable car 10,000 won (round-trip) Osaek Hot Springs from 9,000 won Seoraksan Mountain seorak.knps.or.kr Cable car www.sorakcablecar.co.kr

Sokcho Abai Village 12 속초 아바이마을

This waterfront village was established by people who fled North Korea during the Korean War and were unable to return home after the separation of the country. Back in the day, a gaetbae (boat pulled by a rope) was the only means of transportation connecting the village to the local market. Although a bridge was constructed and now connects the two locations, many visitors still prefer experiencing the gaetbae . The village has many small restaurants famous for its Abai sundae (North Korea-style blood sausage) packed with delicious ingredients, and ojingeo sundae (stuffed squid). 122 Cheongho-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do (7 min by taxi from Sokcho Bus Terminal) Gaetbae 5am–11pm Gaetbae fare 200 won (one-way) www.abai.co.kr

Seoraksan National Park


Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak ⓒJeju Tourism Organization

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JEJUDO ISLAND Jejudo is a volcanic island formed over a long period of many volcanic eruptions. In recognition of the island’s unique volcanic landscapes and biodiversity, the entire island was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as “Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.” The towering Hallasan Mountain occupies the center of the island and covers an enormous area, and parasitic cones and basalt are spread throughout the island—indicative of Jejudo’s past volcanic activity. The island is not only blessed with natural wonders, but its tourism sector is well developed and features numerous museums specializing in atypical topics. The wide island is divided into Jeju-si in the north, Seogwipo-si in the south, and Hallasan Mountain at its center, so travelers should plan their itineraries well in advance.


Jeju-si

Yongduam Rock

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용두암

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A dormant volcano in the center of the island that is 1,950m high. There are about 360 parasitic cones (oreum ) around Hallasan, and at its peak rests Baengnokdam Lake, measuring 1.7km in circumference. Because of the mountain’s geographical location and altitude above sea level, Hallasan experiences a wide range of climates from subtropical to subarctic, and consequently vertical delineation in its vegetation can clearly be seen. There are a total of 7 trails on the mountain. The Eorimok and Yeongsil trails are suitable for a light hike, whereas Seongpanak and Gwaneumsa trails are recommended for experienced hikers. 2070-61 1100-ro, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (Spread throughout the entirety of Jejudo) Eorimok, Yeongsil Trail Winter 6am–12pm; spring, autumn 5:30am–2pm; summer 5am–3pm Seongpanak, Gwaneumsa Trail Winter 6am–12pm; spring, autumn 5:30am–12:30pm; summer 5am–1pm Free www.hallasan.go.kr

Yongduam Rock

A rock shaped like a dragon’s head situated at the northern coast of Jejusi. Yongduam Rock was initially formed by gushing volcanic lava, then hardened and chiseled by the wind and waves over a long period of time. There is also a local legend it was says it was a dragon that tried to ascend to the heavens but failed. Located near Jeju International Airport, the rock is easy to get to. Nearby, visitors can also find an area full of cafés, bars and restaurants about a 10 min walk along the coastal road from the rock. Many female divers (haenyeo ) work around the area and operate their own restaurants as well. The coastal road from Yongduam leading to the small town of Aewol-eup is a favorite dating spot among locals. 15 Yongduam-gil, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (10 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) Free

Saryeoni Forest Path

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Baengnokdam Crater Lake atop Hallasan National Park

Many species of trees flourish on this forest trail measuring 15km long, including cedar, cypress, oak and more. Saryeoni means “a mystical place” in the Jeju dialect, and like its name the forest is pristine and its original appearance has been well preserved. The course


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that goes back and forth from Bijarim Road to Mulchat Oreum takes 2 hours to complete, and the trail leading to Bulgeun Oreum takes 3 hours. A course that cuts across the entire forest leading to Saryeoni Oreum is opened during the “Saryeoni Forest Eco-Healing Experience,” an annual event held in June; this course takes between 5 and 6 hours to complete. Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (50 min by bus from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal) Summer 8am–4pm; Winter 8am–5pm (Hours may vary depending on weather) Free 064-900-8800

Eco Land Theme Park

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This theme park features steam locomotives recreated from 18th Century European designs that travel through the park’s large Gotjawal Forest. Visitors can get off at any station along the route, explore the area’s unique theme, and then hop on the next train. The theme park is full of scenic attractions set against natural backdrop such as the Eco Bridge that crosses a lake, Windmill Village, the floating café and more. 1982 Namjo-ro, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (1 hour by bus from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal) Summer 8:30am–6pm; Winter 8:40am– 5pm (Hours may vary depending on weather) 12,000 won 2–3 hours 064-802-8000 www.ecolandjeju.co.kr

Tips Getting Around Jejudo Island

Unfortunately, it is not easy getting around the island solely on public transportation. It is best to rent a car, learn bus routes, or ride cabs in order to save as much time as possible. Rental Car Travelers with international driving permits can apply for a rental car at designated booths at the Jeju International Airport. Cars with English GPS devices are available, but must be specifically requested. Although the roads in Jejudo Island tend to be on the quieter side, it is always recommended to apply for insurance. Bus Through intercity bus terminals in Jeju and Seogwipo, travelers may access nearly all tourist attractions on the island. The tourist information center at Jeju International Airport sells M-Pass, which is a smart transit card that can be used up to 20 times a day regardless of distance traveled. In addition, the Jeju City Tour Bus goes to outskirts that can be difficult to reach through regular buses. english.jeju.go.kr

Eco Land Theme Park

Taxi Taxis are usually available at main tourist attractions. There are day-long taxi tours of the island available at about 100,000 won per day, though travelers must also pay for the driver’s meals separately.

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제주도 Manjanggul Cave

(UNESCO World Heritage)

만장굴

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The longest lava cave in the world, extending beyond 7.4km. The cave was formed 2.5 million years ago when the crater of Hallasan Mountain erupted Yeomiji Botanicalthe Garden and flowed towards coast. Huge and 27 Jungm 여미지식물원 un like an underground palace, imposing Cheonjeyeon Falls 19 inside of the the cave is full of unique 천제연폭포 and fantastic stalactites hanging from 중 Believeicicles, pillars formed by 30 Ripley’s above like It or Not! Museum 믿거나말거나박물관 lava, as well as the “turtle rock” The Shillaflowing Jeju 호텔신라제주 Jungmun that resembles the Marine shape of Jejudo. Park Pacificland 32 24 at a cool 퍼시픽랜드 The temperature inside hovers International 11 to 21 degrees Celsius Convention Center Jejuall year long, 제주국제컨벤션센터 Museum of so it is a good idea to take some warm African Art clothes even in the summer. 아프리카박물관 로 관광 문

Manjanggul Cave

182 Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 10 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) 9am–6pm (Last admission 5pm) 2,000 won 064-710-7903

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Jejudo Island

이호테우해변

Biyangdo Island

Aewolhang 애월항

비양도

Gwakji

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Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal

협재해수욕장

Hallasan National Park 한라산국립공원

오설록 티뮤지엄

16 Chocolate Museum 초콜릿박물관

Sanbangsan

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33 Seogwipo Natural Recreation Forest

Soingook Theme Park

서귀포자연휴양림

Sangumburi Crater 산굼부리

서귀포시

Seogwipo Citrus Museum

Seopjikoji

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일출랜드

Pyoseon Haevichi

Soesokkak Estuary

산방산

섭지코지

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Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak 성산일출봉

표선해비치해변

Jeju Folk Village Museum

서귀포감귤박물관

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Ilchul Land

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Seogwipo-si

백록담

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사려니숲길

Baengnokdam Crater Lake

우도

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Geomunoreum Lava Tube System

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Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal

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도깨비도로

제주경마공원

O’Sulloc Tea Museum

Eco Land Theme Park

제주시외버스터미널

Jeju Racecourse Park

한림항

Hyeopjae

제주항

월정리해수욕장

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Gimnyeonggul Cave

Jejuhang

Dokkaebi Road

제주시

Hallimhang

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김녕해수욕장

함덕서우봉해변

용두암

Iho

Gimnyeong

Hamdeok Seoubong

Yongduam Rock

Sinyoung Cinema Museum

제주민속촌

신영영화박물관

쇠소깍

Moseulpohang Yongmeori Beach 모슬포항 용머리해안

Detailed Gangjeong 강정항 Map p.139

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Seogwipohang 서귀포항

Oedolgae Rock 외돌개

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Maze Land

and more. Maze Land has been featured in the Korean TV show Running Man.

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2134-47 Bijarim-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 10 min from Jeju Int’l Airport) 9am–6pm (Operating hours vary by month) 9,000 won 064-784-3838 www.mazeland.co.kr

This recreational maze park takes its theme from samda , or the three abundances of Jejudo: rocks, wind, and women. The park’s main feature is a 2.26km stone maze made from basalt— the symbol of Jejudo Island—and is the world’s longest of its kind. Other features include stonework depicting the creation myth of the island, a maze puzzle museum, indoor maze, 3D movie theater

제주도

Woljeongri Beach

Woljeong-ri is a coastal village featuring a beautiful white sandy beach made of clam shells. The Woljeong-ri Café Street stretches along the shore with many cozy cafés, making it a very popular tourist destination.

Jungmun Tourist Complex 여미지식물원

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Cheonjeyeon Falls 천제연폭포

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

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33-3 Woljeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 10 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport)

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Jungmun Marine Park Pacificland

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International Convention Center Jeju 제주국제컨벤션센터

Museum of African Art

Woljeongri Beach

아프리카박물관

THEMED ATTRACTIONS Shopping

Nightlife

Gimnyeong 29 Paradise Casino (Jeju Grand Hotel) - - - p.56 Hamdeok Woljeongri Beach 김녕해수욕장 7 Seoubong 월정리해수욕장 Rock 30 - - p.22 19 Lotte Duty Free (Lotte Hotel Jeju)- - -Yongduam (Lotte Hotel Jeju) - - - - p.56 Paradise Casino 함덕서우봉해변 Udo Islan 용두암

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Hallimhang

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26 Hanwha Aqua Planet- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.46 Hyeopjae O’Sulloc Tea 협재해수욕장 - - - - - - -National 27 Teddy Bear Museum Museum- - - - - - - - - -Hallasan p.46 Park 한라산국립공원

오설록 티뮤지엄 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.46 28 Haenyeo Museum

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메이즈랜드

Chocolate Museum 초콜릿박물관

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Seogwipo Natural Recreation Forest

Soingook Theme Park

서귀포자연휴양림

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Seopjikoji 섭지코지

사려니숲길

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Seongeup Folk Village- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.72 Ilchul Land Baengnokdam Seogwipo-si 37 Crater Yakcheonsa Temple- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.77 Lake 일출랜드

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Family & Fun 한림항

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ParkBeach - - - - -35 Forest - - - - - - - p.59 Jungmun Theme Saekdal

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Jeju-si

우도

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서귀포시

백록담

Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal

Seogwipo Citrus Museum

Pyoseon Haevichi

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성산일출봉

Jeju Folk Village Museum

서귀포감귤박물관

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Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

표선해비치해변

서귀포시외버스터미널

Sinyoung Cinema Museum

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Bijarim Forest

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비자림

This forest has more than 2,800 nutmeg trees that are between 500 to 800 years old. It is the largest forest in the world with just a single species of tree. The oldest is called “the grandfather,” and it is 820 years old, 14 meters tall and 6 meters wide. There are two walking trails, the first taking 40 minutes and the latter 1 hour and 20 minutes. The trees do not lose their foliage even in winter, creating lush and green forest scenery all year round. 62 Bijasup-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 10 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) 9am–6pm 1,500 won 064-710-7912

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Udo Island

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우도

An island located east of Jejudo, said to resemble an ox lying down. The island possesses a very unique topology because lava had passed through the whole island after a volcanic eruption. The island is also famous for Seobinbaeksa, a beach covered with immaculate white sands. Visitors can reach the island via a ferry departing from Seongsanpohang Port, and tour the island by bike or in all-

Seobinbaeksa Beach

terrain vehicles to take in the incredible scenery. Udo Udo-myeon, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (20 min by ferry from Seongsanpohang Port) Seongsanpohang Passenger Terminal 130-21 Seongsandeungyong-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwiposi, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 35 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) Ferry hours: November–February 8am–5pm; March, October 8am–5:30pm; April, September 8am–6pm; May–August 8am–6:30pm Admission 1,000 won; Ferry fare: One-way 2,500 won, round-trip 4,500 won

Biyangdo Island

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비양도

A small island that can be seen from Hyeopjae Hyeopjae Beach. Half a day is enough to tour the whole island. From the top of Biyangbong Peak, visitors can take in a panoramic view of Jejudo Island, Hallasan Mountain and the blue sea. There are no cars on Biyangdo Island, and the walking trails are well made and ideal for a leisurely stroll along the shore. Biyangdo Hyeopjae-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (15 min by ferry from Hallimhang Port) Hallimhang Ferry Waiting Area 192 Hallimhaean-ro, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) Ferry hours 9am–3pm Ferry fare: 3,000 won (one-way)

Biyangdo Island ⓒJeju Tourism Organization


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Seogwipo City 서귀포시 Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (UNESCO World Heritage) 11 성산일출봉

This crater resulted from an underwater explosion on a shallow shore 5,000 years ago. Volcanic ashes have piled on in the form of a crown, and from afar the crater resembles a giant rampart. At the time when the crater formed, the site was an island. However, due to sedimentation it is now connected to land. This natural wonder, which is also famous for its breathtaking view of the sunrise, is a must-see tourist attraction. 284-12 Ilchul-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 35 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) 1 hour before sunrise–sunset (Hours may vary depending on weather) 2,000 won

Seopjikoji

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섭지코지

This hill stretches for about 2km towards the sea from Sinyang Beach, and is ideal for enjoying the view of the blue coast and the magnificent Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. Seopjikoji appeared on the Korean TV drama All In. Cozy House atop the hill, which looks like the gingerbread house from a fairy tale, will delight any visitor to the site. 107 Seopjikoji-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 35 min taxi ride from Jeju Int’l Airport) Seopjikoji Open 24 hours Cozy House 9am–6pm Seopjikoji Free Cozy House 6,000 won

Ilchul Land

Ilchul Land

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일출랜드

There is everything at this theme park, including the Micheongul Cave, a botanical garden and a folk village. The park displays many interesting stones in the exhibit outside, including stone statues said to bring good fortune to all who touch it, dolharubang (unique stone statues of Jejudo Island), and ingtaeseok (a wishing stone for those who wish to bear children). Because the park is so

Tips Jejudo Island’s Oreum Oreum refers to parasitic cones produced by the volcanic activity of Hallasan Mountain. There are about 360 oreum scattered throughout the entire island producing a landscape unique to Jejudo. The oreum are relatively shallow, making them easy to hike, and offers 360° panoramic views of their surroundings. Including the Geomun Oreum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Yongnuni Oreum, Darangshi Oreum, Abu Oreum, Sangumburi Crater, and several others are renowned for their beauty.

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big, it is recommended to follow the blue lines painted on the ground. 4150-30 Jungsangandong-ro, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (45 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) 8:30am–1 hour before sunset 9,000 won 064-784-2080 www.ilchulland.com

Soesokkak Estuary

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Lava from previous eruptions left behind unusual valley-like topography at this estuary where the river meets the sea. Deep waters, unique rock formations and pine forests together produce enchanting scenery. Visitors can take in the wondrous view around the estuary along with the deep emerald colored waters by renting and riding transparent kayaks onsite. 140 Soesokkak-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (25 min by taxi from Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal) 9am–30 min before sunset More than 30 min Transparent kayak rental 10,000 won 064-767-1616 www.jejukayak.co.kr

Soingook Theme Park

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소인국테마파크

A theme park exhibiting various miniature models of famous architectures from

around the world. Visitors can see over 100 miniature structures, including the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and the Forbidden City, as well as famous Korean buildings such as Bulguksa Temple, Jeju International Airport and more. 1878 Jungsanganseo-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (45 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport; 35 min by taxi from Seogwipo Terminal) 8:30am–sunset (Last admission one hour before closing; hours may vary depending on weather) 9,000 won 064-794-5400 www.soingook.com

O’Sulloc Tea Museum

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오설록 티뮤지엄

This tea museum located at the entrance to a green tea farm exhibits the history of tea in Korea, as well as ingredients, utensils and beautiful tea sets collected from around the world. Visitors can purchase O’sulloc teas, tea sets and cosmetics at the tea shop, or enjoy the famously delicious green tea ice cream and roll cakes at the museum café. 15 Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (50 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) Summer 8:30am–7pm; Winter 9am–6pm Free 064-794-5312 www.osulloc.com

Soesokkak Estuary


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O’Sulloc Tea Museum

Marado Island

Marado Island

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마라도

Marado is South Korea’s southernmost island. Over time, sea breezes have sculpted the rocks on the island into unique formations and cliffs, and most of the shore is covered with black basalt. It takes just about an hour or two to stroll around the entire island, and there are regularly running ferries that offer splendid views of Jejudo at sea, making the island a popular destination. Jajangmyeon and jjambbong brimming with seafood are two especially appreciated dishes on the island. Marado Island Gapa-ri, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (30 min by ferry from Moseulpohang Port) Moseulpohang Passenger Terminal 8, Hamohanggu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jejudo Island (1 hr and 5 min by taxi from Jeju Int’l Airport) Ferry hours 10am–4pm Ferry fare: 8,000 won (one-way) Admission to sea park 1,000 won jejumarado.com

Jungmun Tourist Complex 중문관광단지

Located in Seogwipo-si in the backdrop of the beautiful seashore around Jungmun-dong, this multi-purpose tourism complex is home to premium hotels, resorts, convention centers, and attractions nearby such as unusual theme parks, arboretums including the Yeomiji Arboretum, Pacific Land, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Museum of Africa and more. There is also one of Jejudo Island’s most significant waterfalls Cheonjeyeon Falls, which flows from the foot of the mountains towards the sea in three stages. More detailed tourism information is available at the Tourism Information Center at the entrance to the resort. (Map on p. 139) 064-739-1330 www.jungmunresort.com

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Chungjuho Lake

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CHUNGCHEONGBUK -DO Chungcheongbuk-do is an inland region surrounded by large lakes and mountains. While it is smaller in size and population compared to other provinces, it is an excellent place to relax outside of the busy city. There are beautiful natural attractions such as Chungjuho Lake, Songnisan Mountain, and Gosu Cave, and the Jecheon International Film & Music Festival is held every August, where both films and music can be enjoyed. Chungcheongbuk-do is frequently featured in TV dramas as it has many historic sites. Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa, which served many generations of presidents, is a special destination that can only be found in Chungcheongbuk-do.


KOREA BY REGION CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO

Chungjuho Lake

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The largest lake in Korea, Chungjuho is a man-made lake created by the Chungju Dam. Take in the beautiful riverside comprised of rocky cliffs by riding the Chungju Ferry or climbing up to Daemisan Mountain’s Crocodile Peak for Chungjuho’s panoramic view of “Crocodile Island,” where the zigzags resemble a crocodile crawling out of the water. Chungjuho Lake Quay (Worak Ferry) 1243 Worak-ro, Salmi-myeon, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (30 min by taxi from Chungju Stn.) Daemisan Mountain Crocodile Peak 927 Worak-ro, Salmi-myeon, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (Restaurant near Crocodile Peak) Ferry hours: April–October 9am–5pm; November–March 10am–4pm 12,000–25,000 won (Depending on course)

Songnisan National Park

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many rocky cliffs and peaks compared to other mountains. It is best to visit Songnisan in the spring and fall, and the valleys in the summer. The hiking courses start at Beopjusa Temple, with the most typical course being an 8-hour course that goes around Munjangdae and Cheonwangbong Peak. 84 Beopjusa-ro, Sokrisan-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do Two hours before sunrise–sunset songni.knps.or.kr

Beopjusa Temple

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This is a temple of the Silla Kingdom built on Songnisan in 553. Many valuable cultural assets can be viewed here, including a giant, eye-catching 33m giltbronze Maitreya Buddha and the only wooden pagoda, Palsangjeon Hall, built before modern times. There are various

속리산 국립공원

A national park formed by combining Songnisan Mountain with 3 valleys (Hwayang, Seonyu and Ssanggok). The scenery is unique as there are

Beopjusa Temple

Tips Eight Scenic Views of Danyang 단양팔경 There are 8 scenic spots in Danyanggun: Dodamsambong Peaks, Stone Gate, Gudambong Peak, Oksunbong Peak, Sainam Rock, Haseonam Rock, Jungseonam Rock, and Sangseonam Rock. Various scholars, including Jeong Do-jeon, founding contributor of the Joseon Dynasty, have highly praised the beauty of these scenic spots, while Jeong Seon and Kim Hong-do, artists of the late Joseon Dynasty, captured them on canvas.

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충청북도 templestay programs available for visitors.

405 Beopjusa-ro, Sokrisan-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (35 min walk from Songnisan Terminal) Admission 4,000 won; Templestay 70,000 won 043-543-3615 beopjusa.org

Suanbo Hot Springs

that are beneficial to the human body. The hot springs are centrally managed, so the water quality of all the hot spring facilities in the area is the same. Near the hot springs, there are many restaurants that sell shabu shabu , yukhoe (beef tartare), and bulgogi made of quail. Multang 2-gil & Jujeongsan-ro, Suanbo-myeon, Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (5 min walk from Suanbo Intercity Bus Terminal) 6am–9pm (Operating hours vary by facility) Approximately 7,000 won (Some facilities may have different prices) 043-846-3605

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These natural hot springs first shot up approximately 30,000 years ago. There are records showing that King Yi Seong-gye, the first King of the Joseon Dynasty, frequented this place to treat his dermatitis. The soft water of these alkalescent hot springs is rich in minerals

THEMED ATTRACTIONS

Shopping

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Liquorium

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Tangeumdae Terrace 탄금대

청풍랜드

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Eumseong 음성역

Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex

Eight Scenic Views of Danyang 단양8경

청풍문화재단지

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Banggok Pottery Village

Woraksan National Park

Suanbo Hot Springs 수안보온천

증평역

청주국제공항

Sangdangsanseong

7 Fortress

Songnisan National Park 속리산국립공원

상당산성

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Mungyeongsaejae Provincial Park

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Cheongju Int’l Airport

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방곡도예촌

문경새재도립공원

Jeungpyeong

청주공항역

Gosu Cave 고수동굴

월악산국립공원

Cheongju Int’l Airport

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Dodamsambong Peaks Cheongpung 도담삼봉 Land

Gyeongsangbuk-do

Cheongju National Museum

경상북도

국립청주박물관

Cheongju Suamgol Mural Village 청주 수암골 벽화마을

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Munui Cultural Heritage Complex

Beopjusa Temple

문의문화재단지

Presidential Villa 6 Cheongnamdae 청남대 30

법주사

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Gosu Cave

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고수동굴

A cave created in the early Paleozoic era, Gosu Cave has traces of being used as a prehistoric settlement. The inside of the cave is grand and magnificent, and there are over 120 stalactites and stalagmites of mysterious shapes, such as a lion, octopus, eagle, and the Virgin Mary, all created over many years. 8 Gosudonggul-gil, Danyang-eup, Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (25 min walk or five min by taxi from Danyang Intercity Bus Terminal) April–October 9am–5:30pm; November–March 9am–5pm Course A 5,000 won; Course A+B 8,000 won 043-422-3072 www.kosu.or.kr

Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa

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청남대

This villa served several generations of presidents. Surrounded by the beautiful Daecheongho Lake, Cheongnamdae has many trails that are great for therapeutic strolls. Go inside the villas where presidents actually stayed in, as well as the exhibit on South Korea’s history and the lives of its presidents at the Presidential Histor y and Culture Museum. If visiting via public transportation, admission tickets must

Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa

be purchased at the ticket office before entering the Villa on the intra-city bus. Ticket office 6 Munuisinae-ro, Munui-myeon, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (1 hr 50 min by taxi from Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal) Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa 646 Cheongnamdae-gil, Munui-myeon, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do Visiting hours: February–November 9am–6pm, January & December 9am–5pm; Ticket sales hours: February–November 8:30am–4:30pm, January & December 9am–3:30pm (Closed on Mondays, January 1 and Chuseok and Seollal days) Admission 5,000 won; Round-trip bus fare 3,200 won 043-257-5080 chnam.cb21.net

Sangdangsanseong Fortress 7 상당산성

A sanctified fortress with a 4.2kmcircumference that follows the ridges of Sangdangsan Mountain, Sangdangsanseong Fortress was built as an earthen fortress during the Baekje period (18 BCE–660 CE) and reconstructed as a stone fortress during the Joseon Dynasty. Within the fortress, residents live in a traditional hanok village where there is a traditional pub that sells makgeolli (rice wine). The 2.5kmstretch of forest trail from Sangdangsan Mineral Spring to Sangdangsanseong Mountain Pass is a great hiking trail. 14 Seongnae-ro 124beon-gil, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (35 min by taxi from Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal)

Sangdangsanseong Fortress ⓒPark No-dae

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flooded due to the construction of the Chungju Dam but was relocated to a different area and fostered as a cultural heritage complex. Forty-three cultural heritage sites, including a hyanggyo (Confucian temple and school where local students were taught during the Joseon Dynasty), government office buildings, private houses, and stone statues were restored, and over 1,600 lifestyle relics used by the ancients are showcased in the private houses. The cherry blossoms in the spring and the fall foliage here are very beautiful. Cheongju Suamgol Mural Village ⓒLee Sang-hyeon

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2048 Cheongpungho-ro, Cheongpung-myeon, Jecheon-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (40 min by taxi from Jecheon Stn.) March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm 3,000 won 043-641-6734

청주 수암골 벽화마을

A village where refugees settled after the Korean War, Cheongju Suamgol Mural Village has recently been revitalized by local artists. It has become a village with tons to see, as deserted houses have been renovated, and interesting murals painted on the walls in each alley. The village served as a backdrop to the dramas King of Baking, Kim Takgu and Cain and Abel, and there are many restaurants and cafés with amazing views that have utilized the sets from these dramas. 58 Suam-ro, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do (25 min by taxi from Cheongju Intercity Bus Terminal)

Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex

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청풍문화재단지

With plenty of cultural relics and beautiful natural scenery, Cheongpungmyeon was once in danger of being

Tips Jecheon International Film & Music Festival

제천국제음악영화제

A film festival where you can enjoy films an d mu s i c a t t h e same time, the Jecheon International Film & Music Festival is held every year in mid-August in the entire city of Jecheon. Musicians hold outdoor performances throughout the city, and the outdoor screenings and musical performances that take place in front of the beautiful natural scenery of the Uirimji Reservoir are particularly popular. www.jimff.org


Boryeong Mud Festival

DAEJEON & CHUNGCHEONGNAM-DO Only an hour away from Seoul by KTX, and situated in the center of the country, Daejeon is a major transportation point. It is home to KAIST, Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top science and engineering university, and is a city of education and culture with many science related exhibition halls and museums, and it is also a place for rest and relaxation, as Yuseong Hot Springs is located in the heart of the city. Located west of Daejeon is Chungcheongnam-do Province, which has many beaches with beautiful sunsets as it faces the Yellow Sea. The Boryeong Mud Festival, where both locals and tourists get covered in mud from the tideland and enjoy a variety of activities, is held in Chungcheongnam-do every July. Gongju, the capital of Baekje (18 BCEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;660 CE), which was the main state of the ancient Korean peninsula, and Buyeo have many historic sites where traces of their ancient, glorious culture can be seen.

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Daejeon 대전 Yuseong Hot Springs 1 유성온천

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Located in the center of the city, these hot springs are conveniently accessibility, while many lodging and convenience facilities are situated nearby. There are records showing that Taejo, the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, and his son Taejong, visited here. The boiling springs spurt from 200m below ground and are good for skin diseases and neuralgia. An outdoor foot bath zone is available free of charge. Every May, just as the fringe trees begin to flower like snow, the Yuseong Hot Springs Cultural Festival is hosted. Oncheon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Yuseong Hot Springs Stn. Daejeon Line 1) 5am–10pm (Operating hours vary by facility) 6,000 won

Expo Science Park

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엑스포과학공원

A science theme park created by using the facilities from the 1993 Daejeon World

Yuseong Hot Springs

Expo. There are various theaters such as a 3D theater and simulation exhibition, and there are many experience facilities for children, making it a great place to visit for the whole family. 480 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (30 min by taxi from Daejeon Stn. KTX) 10am–6pm (Closed on Mondays) 2,500–10,000 won (Depends on program) 042-869-5114 www.expopark.co.kr

Euneujeongi Street of Culture

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으느정이 문화의 거리

A main street densely-packed with many arcades and restaurants in the Eunhaeng-dong district. Cultural events are frequently held here as it is a popular area for youths, and the “Sky Road” LED video installation in the middle of the road shows a fantastic light display every evening. One of Daejeon’s most famous bakery Seongsimdang, one of Daejeon’s most famous bakeries, is located here. 164 Jungang-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon (Jungangno Stn. Daejeon Line 1, Exit 1 & 2) Sky Road Summer 7pm–11pm; Winter 6pm– 9:30pm (Closed on Mondays) 30 min (Every hour)

Expo Science Park


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Chungcheongnam-do 충청남도 Cheollipo Arboretum

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천리포수목원

Located between Mallipo Beach and Cheollipo Beach, Cheollipo Arboretum is inhabited by approximately 16,000 kinds of plants on a large, 620,000m2 plot of land. It was once recognized by the International Society of Arboriculture as the “World’s Most Beautiful Arboretum” and reaches the pinnacle of its beauty in April when its magnolias bloom.

Cheollipo Arboretum

187 Cheollipo 1-gil, Sowon-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (30 min by taxi from Taean Bus Terminal) November–March 9am–5pm; April–October 9am–6pm (Extended by 1 or 2 hour during spring and summer flower festivals) 6,000–10,000 won (Depends on season) 041-672-9982 www.chollipo.org

Seosan Birdland

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서산버드랜드

An ecological park created to preserve and raise awareness for Cheonsuman Bay, a global migratory bird habitat. There are facilities such as the Migratory Bird Museum, Nest Observatory, Wild Duck Observation Deck, and a 4D theater. Every November, the skies are covered with 90% of the world’s spectacled teals as they fly to Cheonsuman Bay. 655-73 Cheonsuman-ro, Buseok-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (55 min by taxi from Seosan Bus Terminal) March–October 10am–6pm; November–February 10am–5pm 3,000 won 041-664-7455 www.seosanbirdland.kr

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Haemieupseong Fortress

Haemieupseong Fortress

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해미읍성

A representative fortress from the Joseon Dynasty that was constructed in 1491 to encircle the village and prevent enemy invasions. It is also famous as a Korean Catholic Martyrs’ site with a tragic history of many believers being imprisoned and executed in the government hall within the fortress towards the end of the Joseon Dynasty. Pope Francis visited here in 2014 to pay tribute to the martyrs. 36-1 Dongmun 1-gil, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (20 min by taxi from Seosan Bus Terminal) March–October 5am–9pm; November–February 6am–7pm Free 041-660-2540 www.hoyatree.kr


대전/충청남도 Cheonan Independence Hall of Korea

Daecheon Beach

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대천해수욕장

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천안 독립기념관

The largest beach on the west coast where the Boryeong Mud Festival is

A memorial hall that exhibits how Korea overcame national crises and developed from prehistoric to modern times. This hall was built in 1987 through a public fund-raising campaign. Divided by periods, the seven exhibition halls show records of historic events such as the Japanese imperialist invasion and how Koreans suffered from it, as well as the nationwide independence movements of the 1910s.

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95 Sambang-ro, Mokcheon-eup, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (30 min by taxi from Cheonan-Asan Stn. KTX ) March–October 9:30–6pm; November–February 9:30am–5pm (Closed on Mondays) Free 041-560-0114 www.i815.or.kr

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Daejeon & Chungcheongnam-do 4 Cheollipo Arboretum

Haemieupseong 6 Fortress

천리포수목원

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Korea Traditional Architecture Museum

세종 Osong 오송역

Magoksa

Gongju National Museum

마곡사

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Anmyeondo Natural Recreation Forest

Kohwun Botanical Garden

보령항

8 Daecheon Beach 대천해수욕장

Baekje Cultural Land 백제문화단지

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고운식물원

Daecheon 대천역

Muryangsa 무량사

황해

궁남지

Gapsa 갑사

Buyeo National Museum 국립부여박물관

동학사

Gyeryong 계룡역

Nonsan 25 논산역

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8.5km 17km

Donghaksa

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Daejeon

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대전역

Seodaejeon Euneujeongi 서대전역 251

서동요테마파크

대전

계룡산국립공원

낙화암

Gungnamji Pond

Seodongyo Theme Park 10

Daejeon

유성온천 Gyeryongsan 2 National Park 11 1

Nakhwaam Rock 151

엑스포과학공원

Yuseong Hot Springs

무령왕릉

안면도자연휴양림

Boryeonghang

Expo Science Park

국립공주박물관

Royal Tomb of King Muryeong

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충청북도

Sejong

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한국고건축박물관

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Yellow Sea

청주국제공항

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수덕사

천수만

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Cheongju Int’l Airport

천안아산역

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서산버드랜드 Cheonsuman Bay

태안해안국립공원

천안 독립기념관

Cheonan-Asan

Sudeoksa

Seosan Birdland Taeanhaean National Park

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현충사

서산마애삼존불상

해미읍성

Cheonan Independence

Hyeonchungsa Shrine

Seosan Rock-carved Buddha Triad

Street of Culture

으느정이 문화의 거리

Geumsan Ginseng & 12 Herbal Medicine Market 금산인삼약초시장

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hosted every year in mid-July. About 4km off the coast is Dabodo Island, which is covered with unique rock formations, and boats are frequently operated back and forth from the beach to the island in the summer. 123 Meodeu-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnamdo (15 min by taxi from Daecheon Stn.) Daecheon Beach www.daechonbeach.or.kr Boryeong Mud Festival www.mudfestival.or.kr

Baekje Cultural Land

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백제문화단지

This history themed park has recreated the palace and lifestyle of the people of Baekje. This history themed park has recreated the palace and lifestyle of the people of Baekje. The complex was completed after 17 years of construction guided by thorough historical research. Sabigung Palace, the first reproduction of the Royal Palace of the Three Kingdoms, and the temples that have been restored to life size are most prominent. The Baekje Historical Museum exhibits the glorious culture

of Baekje, utilizing not only artifacts but also multimedia and scale models. 455 Baekjemun-ro, Gyuam-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (20 min by taxi from Buyeo Intercity Bus Terminal) March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm (Closed on Mondays) Baekje Cultural Heritage Complex 4,000 won Baekje Historical Museum 1,500 won 041-635-7740 www.bhm.or.kr

Seodongyo Theme Park

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서동요테마파크

This theme park reutilizes the set of Ballad of Seo Dong, a historical Korean TV drama set during the Baekje period. Sets depicting the Baekje and Silla palaces and the residences of commoners remain, and there are various experience zones like playing folk games, experiencing “death in prison,” trying on the costumes worn by the main characters of the drama, Seodong and Princess Seon-hwa, and more. 616 Chungsin-ro, Chunghwa-myeon, Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (40 min by taxi from Buyeo Intercity Bus Terminal) Summer 9am–6pm; Winter 9am–5pm (Closed on Mondays) 2,000 won 041-832-9913 www.seodongyo.co.kr

Baekje Cultural Land

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Nammaetap Pagoda, Gyeryongsan National Park ⓒKorea National Park Service

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Gyeryongsan National Park 11 계룡산국립공원

Gyeryongsan consists of mountains that stretch across Gongju, Nonsan, and Daejeon in Chungcheongnamdo, and has ridges that resemble a dragon wearing a cockscomb. The mountains are composed of granite and have a grand terrain and remarkable landscape. There are many historic sites and temples, including Gapsa and Donghaksa Temples. The cherry blossom tunnel at the entrance of Donghaksa Temple in the spring, the valleys in the summer, the autumn foliage at Gapsa Temple in the fall, and the snowy landscape in the winter are particularly beautiful. 327-6 Donghaksa 1-ro, Banpo-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do Two hours before sunrise–sunset 2,000 won if entering through Donghaksa Temple 042-825-3002

Geumsan Ginseng & Herbal Medicine Market

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금산인삼약초시장

About 80% of the nation’s ginseng (insam ) is traded in Geumsan. Various types of ginseng and medicinal herbs, as well as health supplements can be purchased at prices 20 to 50% lower than other regions. The Geumsanjang, a traditional open market that opens on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd and 27th of every month, also attracts many locals and tourists from around the country. The Geumsan Insam Festival is held here every year around mid to late September. 45 Insamyakcho-ro, Geumsan-eup, Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (20 min walk or 5 min by taxi from Geumsan Terminal) 9am–6pm (Operating hours vary by store. Closed on the 10th, 20th & 30th of every month) www.insamfestival.co.kr


Bibimbap

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JEOLLABUK-DO Those who wish to “properly” enjoy Korean food should venture to Jeollabuk-do. Jeollabuk-do is a place where you can enjoy not only hanjeongsik (Korean table d’hote), Jeonjustyle bibimbap, and Namwon-style chueotang (loach soup), but also other excellent Korean dishes at any humble holein-the-wall. Aside from food, enjoy a stroll between an endless stretch of hanok houses at the Jeonju Hanok Village, take in the unique landscape of Maisan Mountain (which was rated 3-stars in the Michelin Green Guide), and look around Namwon, which served as the backdrop for the classic romance novel Chunhyangjeon and has places that tell the story of the main male and female characters.


Jeonju Nambu Market

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전주 남부시장

A large traditional market in Jeonju that has been operated since 1905 and currently has over 800 shops. Vegetables, fruits, food, dried fish, furniture, and silk and satin goods are mainly sold. Located on the second floor of building 6 of the market is Youth Mall, which is a multi-purpose cultural and shopping space run by youths. There are also workshops that sell unique handmade items, unique and cozy bars, and cafés. Performances, movie screenings, and festivals are held here as well.

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63 Pungnammun 2-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do (15 min by taxi from Jeonju Stn. KTX) Nambu Market 9am–9:30pm Youth Mall 11am–12am

Gunsan Street of Modern Culture and History

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군산 근대역사문화거리

Historical remnants of the Japanese occupation remain at Gunsanhang Port, which opened in 1899. Along Haemangro, there are modern buildings for customs, banks, etc., and in Jangmidong, Yeonghwa-dong, and Wolmyeong-

Old Gunsan Custom House

dong, many Japanese houses remain. Of these, the former house of Hirotsu is the most well preserved and was the backdrop for many movies and dramas such as Tazza: The High Rollers and The General’s Son. The Gunsan Modern History Museum exhibits modern historical relics of Gunsan. Haemang-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do (5 min by taxi from Gunsan Intercity Bus Terminal) Gunsan Modern History Museum March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm (Closed on Mondays) 3,000 won 063-454-7870 museum.gunsan.go.kr

Gunsan Seonyudo Island

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군산 선유도

An island that boasts the most beautiful scenery of 63 big and small islands off the southwestern coast of Gunsan. It is enjoyed as a summer getaway for its clear waters and fine sandy beaches, and bicycles or scooters can be rented to explore the entire island. Seonyudo Seonyudo-ri, Okdo-myeon, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do (1 hour from Gunsanhang Port) Gunsan Passenger Terminal 378-14 Imhae-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do Ferry hours 10am–2pm (Operating hours vary daily) www.sunyudo.com

Gunsan Seonyudo Island


전라북도 Gimje Horizon

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김제지평선

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Korean Cuisine

Korea’s largest producer of rice, the Gimje Plains offers magnificent views of the horizon. The rice paddies reflect a golden wave, and roads of cosmos flowers stretch endlessly in the fall. Enjoy the view of the horizon and experience rice farming at the “Gimje Horizon Festival” held every October. Gimje is also famous for barley fed hanu (Korean beef).

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Jeollabuk-do Chungcheongnam-do

Yellow Sea 황해

Gunsan Street of Modern Culture and History 2 군산 근대역사문화거리

충청남도

Mireuksa Temple Site

Gunsan 군산역

Iksan Jewelry Museum

Gunsanhang

익산보석박물관

Iksan

군산항

Yongdamho Lake

군산공항

용담호

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Jeonju National Museum

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군산 선유도

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Nakjodae Terrace 낙조대

Gosapo

덕유산국립공원

전주역

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옥정호

Naejangsa

정읍역

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내장사

Maisan Provincial Park 마이산도립공원

Okjeongho Lake Jeongeup

Imsil

Nongae Shrine

임실역

논개사당

경상남도 12

Namwon 남원역

Jeollanam-do 전라남도 0

8.5km

17km

Gyeongsangnam-do

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Naejangsan National Park 내장산국립공원

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Jeonju Nambu Market

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변산반도국립공원

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Deogyusan National Park

Jeonju

전주 남부시장

Chaeseokgang Naesosa Cliff 내소사

선운사

김제역

김제지평선

Byeonsanbando National Park

Seonunsa Temple

Gimje

Gimje Horizon

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고사포 해수욕장

채석강

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국립전주박물관

변산해수욕장

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익산

Gunsan Airport

Byeonsan

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미륵사지

9 Chunhyang Theme Park 춘향테마파크

Gwanghalluwon 12 Garden 광한루원

Jirisan National Park 지리산국립공원


Maisan Provincial Park

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마이산도립공원

Maisan is the only mountain in Korea with a “couple peak,” two peaks standing side by side. In spring, cherry blossom trees bloom along the mountain trails, and winter snow creates picturesque white snowcaps. Deep inside the mountain is Tapsa Temple, which is famous for the more than 80 stone pagodas built over 100 years ago. After a hike, go down towards the Nambu parking lot and enjoy deung-galbi (back ribs) and moksal (pork shoulder) grilled on oak trees at any of the restaurants along “Back Rib Street.”

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367 Maisannam-ro, Maryeong-myeon, Jinan-gun, Jeollabuk-do (30 min by taxi from Jinan Intercity Bus Stop) Ammaibong (West peak) 10am–4pm Tapsa Temple 8am–6pm (Depends on season) 3,000 won

Deogyusan National Park

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덕유산국립공원

Aside from the mountains in Gangwondo, Deogyusan Mountain has the most snowfall. The snowy landscape is beautiful and suitable for winter sports, and the 1997 Winter Universiade was held here. For skiing, visit the nearby Muju Deogyusan Resort. 159 Gucheondong 1-ro, Seolcheon-myeon, Mujugun, Jeollabuk-do Two hours before sunrise–sunset Deogyusan National Park deogyu.knps.or.kr Deogyusan Resort www.mdysresort.com

Naejangsan National Park 7 내장산국립공원

This mountain is blessed with beautiful fall foliage, as it has many deciduous broad-leaved trees. The mountains

Maisan Provincial Park

are largely composed of three peaks and each peak shows a different landscape due to the differences in terrain. Beginning at the ticket office and passing the fall foliage tunnel, the cable car reaches the summit in 5 minutes, where the maple mountain’s scenery can be enjoyed. Baegyangsa Temple, built at the foot of Baegamsan Mountain 1,400 years ago, is also famous as a fall foliage attraction. 936 Naejangsan-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do Two hours before sunrise–sunset 3,000 won if entering through Naejangsa Temple; Cable Car 5,000 won (one-way) naejang.knps.or.kr

Seonunsa Temple

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선운사

A temple of the Baekje period established in 577 in Seonunsan Provincial Park. A colony of camellias nearly 500 years old surround the temple, and it is best to visit in April when camellias are in full bloom. It is also famous for its beautiful fall


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Byeonsanbando National Park

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변산반도국립공원

Chunhyang Festival

foliage as there are many zelkova and maple trees. Templestay programs are available for foreigners. 250 Seonunsa-ro, Asan-myeon, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do (55 min by bus and 25 min walk from Gochang Public Bus Terminal) Templestay 50,000 won 063-561-1422 www.seonunsa.org

The only national park in Korea consisting of both mountains and sea. Oebyeonsan Mountain follows the coastline of the western sea with Byeonsan Beach, Sangnok Beach, and Gosapo Beach, and the Chaeseokgang Cliff, which has a magnificent view of unique rock formations and overlapping sedimentary rock precipices. Naebyeonsan Mountain, in the inland region, is famous for Naesosa Temple, which was established in 633, and Nakjodae Terrace which offers beautiful sunsets. 2070 Byeonsan-ro, Byeonsan-myeon, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do byeonsan.knps.or.kr

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Chunhyang Theme Park

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A theme park based on Chunhyangjeon comprised of five madang (episodes) that tell the story of novel. There are many sculptures depicting various scenes from the novel, and the Namwon Folk Museum inside the park exhibits the history and folk culture of Namwon. 14-9 Yangnim-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do (5 min by taxi from Namwon Intercity Bus Terminal) April–October 9am–10pm; November–March 9am–9pm (Namwon Folk Museum closed on Mondays) 3,000 won 063-620-6836 www.namwontheme.or.kr

Set in Namwon, the representative Korean classical novel Chunhyangjeon is about the love between Yi Mongyong and Seong Chun-hyang that transcends hierarchical social classes. The story was orally passed down from the late Joseon Dynasty, before the 18th century, and currently is still popular as it is consistently remade into movies and dramas. Every year in mid-May, the Chunhyang Festival is held with events such as gugak (traditional Korean music) performances and the Chunhyang Beauty Pageant. www.chunhyang.org


Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation

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GWANGJU & JEOLLANAM-DO Gwangju is the host city of the Gwangju Biennale. Jeollanam-do Province, which encompasses Gwangju, has beautiful natural scenery and still preserves much of its traditional culture. There are many awe-inspiring natural tourist attractions such as hundreds of big and small islands that speckle the southern coast, selected as one of the top five worldwide coastal wetlands by the Ramsar Convention, Suncheonman Bay, and the endlessly stretching Boseong tea plantation that spans the mountainside. The area is great for food tours, as its food is so famous that there is even a nickname for the province’s food, “Nam-do food.”


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Chungjang-ro Street

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Also called “Fashion Street,” Chungjangro is Gwangju’s largest main street with countless shopping malls, restaurants, cafés, bars, etc. Four blocks down Chungjang-ro is the Street of Art with lots of galleries, woodshops, and art shops where you can see traditional Korean artwork such as paintings, ceramics, and antique furniture. An Art Day flea market is held on the fourth Saturday of every month. 37 Seoseok-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju (Geumnamno 4(sa)-ga Stn. Gwangju Line 1, Exit 1 & 4) Art Day Every 4th Saturday 1pm–8pm

Yangnim-dong History & Culture Village

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2014 Gwangju Biennale

“One of the Top Five Biennales in the World” according to Artnet, the Gwangju Biennale is hosted in Gwangju every even year from September to November. Experimental work that is at the forefront of contemporary art is introduced, bringing together an audience from all over the world. Various events such as concerts, dances, plays, and an International Symposium are held. 111 Biennale-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju (20 min by taxi from Gwangju Stn. KTX) September–November of even years 14,000 won 062-608-4114 www.gwangjubiennale.org

Yangnim-dong is a place where you can see modern cultural heritage that has developed over a span of 100 years. From hanok that were built in the late 19th century to a church and the house of a foreign missionary that were built 100 years ago, many modern buildings remain, and there are works of art installed throughout the streets. Yangnim-dong, Nam-gu, Gwangju (Namgwangju Stn. Gwangju Line 1, Exit 3)

House of Lee Jang-woo, Yangnim-dong History & Culture Village

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광주/전라남도 Jeollanam-do

bamboo tubes and tteok-galbi (grilled short rib patties).

전라남도

119 Jungnogwon-ro, Damyang-eup, Damyanggun, Jeollanam-do (5 min by taxi from Damyang Public Bus Terminal) Summer 8:30am–7pm; Winter 9am–6pm 2,000 won 061-380-2680 www.juknokwon.go.kr

Damyang Juknokwon Bamboo Garden 4 담양 죽녹원

A dense bamboo forest in Damyang’s Seonginsan Mountain. The trails here have 8 different themes where you can enjoy a therapeutic stroll through the bamboo grove, and a Metasequoia Road, artificial waterfall, pond, eco exhibition hall, and more. Lights are installed along the paths for visitors to enjoy midnight strolls as well. Near Juknokwon are restaurants that are famous for rice cooked and served in

Changpyeong Samjine Village

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A village developed in the Baekje Period that was designated as the first “Slow City” in Asia. Traditional homes and beautiful stone walls surround the village, making it excellent for enjoying leisurely strolls. Reservations can be made through the website for various hands-on experiences

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Gwangju & Jeollanam-do Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall

Yellow Sea 황해

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Taepyeong Salt Farm on Jeungdo Island, Sinan-gun

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Oceano Resort

Korea International Circuit (F1 Korea Grand Prix)

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Suncheonman Bay Eco Park Tea Museum 순천만자연생태공원

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한국차박물관

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Jindo Miracle Sea Route

두륜산도립공원

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Dadohaehaesang National Park 다도해해상국립공원

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Haenam Ttangkkeut Observatory 해남 땅끝전망대

Yeosu Expo

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여수 엑스포해양공원

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F1그랑프리경기장

Duryunsan Provincial Park

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Wolchulsan National Park

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Naganeupseong Folk Village

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지리산국립공원

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Gangjin Celadon Museum 강진청자박물관

Wandohang

Hyangiram Hermitage 향일암

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such as making traditional desserts like hangwa (traditional Korean sweets) and ssalyeot (Korean rice malt candy), and experiencing darye (Korean tea ceremony). 56-24 Doldam-gil, Changpyeong-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do (20 min by taxi from Damyang Public Bus Terminal) Open 24 hours (Closed on Mondays) www.slowcp.com

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Seomjingang Train Village

섬진강 기차마을

A sightseeing steam engine train that follows the waters of the Seomjingang River from the old Gokseong Station to Gajeong Station. The train runs this 10km section back and forth. There are also rail bikes on tracks that you can pedal on your own. One rail bike course goes around the train village, which is comprised of an old train station, fairgrounds, and more. The Seomjingang rail bike course is longer, and covers 5.1km of actual railroad tracks. 232-1 Gichamaeul-ro, Ogok-myeon, Gokseong-gun, Jeollanam-do (10 min walk from Gokseong Stn.) 9am–5:30pm Admission: April–October 3,000 won; November–March 2,000 won (Check the website for train or rail bike tickets) 061-363-9900 www.gstrain.co.kr

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Taepyeong Salt Farm

Taepyeong Salt Farm on Jeungdo Island, Sinan-gun 7 신안 증도 태평염전

This area is Korea’s largest producer of salt, and it takes pride in its clean and mineral-rich sea salt that is produced from clear seawater. Near the salt field, a salt warehouse was remodeled into a salt museum that explains the importance of salt throughout history. A salt field experience program is operated from mid-March to mid-October. Taepyeong Salt Farm 1930 Jeungdong-ri, Jeungdo-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do (30 min by bus or taxi from Jido Passenger Car Terminal) Salt Museum 1058 Jidojeungdo-ro, Jeungdo-myeon, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do 9am–6pm 2,000 won 061-275-0829 www.saltmuseum.org


Suncheonman Bay Eco Park 8 순천만자연생태공원

One of the world’s top five coastal wetlands, Suncheonman Bay is made up of 5.4 km2 of reed fields and an endless 22.6 km 2 of tideland. Rare migratory birds flock to Suncheonman every winter, and it is a treasure trove of life where diverse tideland organisms live. There is a wooden deck walkway between the reed fields, and you can enjoy the vast panoramic view of Suncheonman Bay from the Yongsan observatory.

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513-25 Suncheonman-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanamdo (25 min by taxi from Suncheon Stn. KTX) 8am–sunset (Closing hours change each month) Observatory 8am–10pm 7,000 won 061-749-6052 www.suncheonbay.go.kr

Yeosu Expo Ocean Park

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여수 엑스포해양공원

Yeosu is a beautiful coastal city that hosted the 2012 World Expo. Though the expo is over, tourists continue to visit event facilities such as the Expo

Big-O Show

Memorial Hall, Aquarium, and Sky Tower Observatory. The “Big-O Show,” in particular, which uses water screens, fountains, lasers, and flames has become Yeosu’s main attraction, and is set in front of a beautiful view of the ocean. 1 Bangnamhoe-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (In front of Yeosu Expo Stn. KTX) Memorial Hall 9am–7pm (Closed on Mondays) Marine Park 9am–8pm Big-O Show 7:50pm–8:55pm, April–October (Closed on Mondays); Sky Fly 9am–6pm Aquarium 10am–7pm (Operating hours may vary by month) Memorial Hall 3,000 won Marine Park Free Sky Tower 2,000 won Big-O Show 12,000–20,000 won Aquarium 21,000 won 1577-2012 www.expo2012.kr

Oceano Resort

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오시아노관광단지

Oceano Resort is a mega resort complex located in Haenam, Jeollanam-do Province. As of 2015, only the soccer field, the golf course, and the private beach are open. Reservations must be made in advance for the soccer field and golf course.

Oceano Resort


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Suncheonman Bay Eco Park

552 Sia-ro, Hwawon-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do Soccer field 9am–6pm Golf course 20 minutes before sunrise–5 hours before sunset Free (Additional fees for facilities within resort) Soccer field Weekdays 60,000 won, weekends & holidays 70,000 won (4-hour slots) Golf course Session 1: 45,000 won, Session 2: 50,000 won, Full session 90,000 won, Golf cart 60,000 won, Caddie 100,000 won (Price will change in May, check website for details) 061-534-6790 www.oceanoresort.co.kr

Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation

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보성 녹차밭 대한다원

Boseong is a region where 40% of the nation’s tea is produced. The large green tea farms sprawled in zigzags across high mountain slopes are picturesque landscapes that are sought out by many photographers. The “Boseong Green Tea Festival” opens at the end of May, and features hands-on experiences such as picking tea leaves, making tea, and participating in tea ceremonies. 763-67 Nokcha-ro, Boseong-eup, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do (15 min by taxi from Boseong Stn.) March–October 9am–7pm; November–February 9am–6pm Admission 3,000 won 061-852-4540

Naganeupseong Folk Village 12 낙안읍성민속마을

Naganeupseong Folk Village contains a town castle that is over 223,108 m2 in size. About 120 families still reside in the village, which has well-preserves the traditions and lifestyles of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910). Visitors can see typical straw-roofed houses of the time, and various experience programs are offered throughout the village. A cultural festival is held at the village every October. 30 Chungmin-gil, Nagan-myeon, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do 9am–6pm (December–January 9am–5pm; May– October 8:30am–6:30pm) (Open all year round) 4,000 won (Additional fees may apply for select programs. Free admission after 6pm) 061-749-8831 nagan.suncheon.go.kr

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Haenam Ttangkkeut Observatory

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해남 땅끝전망대

Sajabong Peak of Galdusan Mountain in Haenam is geographically the southernmost point of the Korean peninsula. A magnificent view of the archipelago stretches out at the Sajabong Peak Observatory, which can be reached on foot or via the monorail. There is a trail that leads up the coastal cliffs to the Ttangkkeuttap (which literally means “Land’s End Pagoda”) that makes for a very pleasant walk.

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landforms. You can ride a boat to take a look around some of the islands such as Yeosu’s Geomundo Island where you can go trekking. Other islands include Baekdo Island, which is comprised of rocky islets, and Heuksando and Hongdo Islands, which lie far west of the south part of the Korean peninsula. 17-12 Gaepo-ro 62beon-gil, Wando-eup, Wandogun, Jeollanam-do dadohae.knps.or.kr

Cheongsando Island

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100 Ttangkkeunmaeul-gil, Songji-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do (2 hr by bus from Haenam Intercity Bus Terminal) Monorail 8am–sunset Monorail 5,000 won (round-trip) Observatory 1,000 won

Dadohaehaesang National Park

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다도해해상국립공원

A national park that encompasses over 1,700 small islands scattered in the southern sea from Hongdo, Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do to Yeosu-si, Dolsan-eup and the coast. Due to a long period of coastal erosion, there are many islands that have developed unique coastal

Hongdo Island

Cheongsando Island

A small island in the southern sea with a beautiful view of the blue seas, mountains, and stair-like rice paddies. Rapeseed flowers cover the fields in April. The island can be reached by riding a ferry from the Wando Yeonan Passenger Terminal, and a great way to tour the island is by renting a bicycle. Cheongsando Cheongsan-myeon, Wandogun, Jeollanam–do (50 min by boat from Wando Passenger Terminal) Wando Passenger Terminal 335 Jangbogodaero, Wando-eup, Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do Ferry hours 6:50am–5:20pm (Operation hours vary by the month) Ferry fare 7,700 won (one-way) www.cheongsando.net


Dabotap Pagoda, Bulguksa Temple ⓒKorea National Park Service

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DAEGU & GYEONGSANGBUK-DO Surrounded by Gyeongsangbuk-do’s mountains, and home to one of Korea’s oldest traditional markets, Daegu is an up-and-coming city where traditional markets and the latest fashion trends coexist. Gyeongsangbuk-do is famous for preserving many of Korea’s cultural traditions and Confucian cultures. Gyeongju boasts a history of almost 1,000 years, dating back to the Silla Kingdom (57 BCE–935 CE), and historic areas of the city have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Known as “Korea’s Spiritual Capital,” Andong was the center of Confucian culture, and home to many yangban(scholars).


Daegu

31 Jingolmok-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (Banwoldang Stn. Daegu Lines 1 & 2, Exit 14 & 15; Jungangro Stn. Daegu Line 1, Exit 1)

대구 Dongseong-ro Street 1 동성로

This street is Daegu’s largest fashion district, similar to the Myeong-dong district of Seoul. Enjoy shopping at the Yasi Alley for women’s clothing, or hang out at the restaurants, bars, and clubs of Rodeo Street. Reasonably priced jewelry can be found at Gyodong Market’s jewelry alley. 27 Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu (Banwoldang Stn. Daegu Lines 1 & 2, Exit 12 & 13; Jungangro Stn. Daegu Line 1, Exit 2)

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Daegu Herb Wholesale Market

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Boasting almost 360 years of history, this is Korea’s oldest medicinal herb market. Stores selling various medicinal herbs, including ginseng, line the 715m long market. This wholesale market is the main distribution center for medicinal herbs across the country. Visitors can also partake in medicinal foot baths and soap making at the Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, or enjoy the Daegu Yangyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival held every May, which features a wide variety of activities like free oriental treatments and medicinal food tastings. Daegu Herb Wholesale Market 51-1 Namseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu (Banwoldang Stn. Daegu Lines 1 & 2, Exit 14 & 15) 9am–6pm Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine 49 Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu 9am–6pm (Closed Mondays, January 1, Chuseok and Seollal days) Free (Select paid programs) dgom.daegu.go.kr

Jingolmok Alley

This alley was once inhabited by affluent residents during the early 20th century, and it is still full of old western style architecture and historical landmarks. Traces of the early 20th century history can be observed at Gyesan Catholic Church, which was built by a French priest, Mido Dabang, which was a popular teahouse for writers and politicians, and the Samirundong-gil Road, where students fought for independence against the Japanese colonial rule.

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대구(경상북도) Seomun Market

outdoor stage, and other various cultural facilities. E-World’s 83 Tower includes an observatory deck, ice rink, restaurant, café, and museum.

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161 Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu (Duryu Stn. Daegu Line 2, Exits 10 & 14) Duryu Park Open 24 hours a day Free E-World Weekdays 10am–8pm; Weekends 10am–9pm (Operating hours vary by month) 16,000 won; all-day pass 33,000 won www.eworld.kr

구룡포 Confucian Academy 주왕산국립공원 45 Keunjang-ro (Sinnam 병산서원 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu해수욕장 30 25 Stn. Daegu Line 2, Exit 1) 9am–7pm (Operating hours vary by store) Daegu Gyeongju www.seomun.net

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Daegu Nat’l Univ. of Education Yeungnam Univ. Medical Center

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Daegu Catholic Univ. Medical Center 대구가톨릭대학교병원

Catholic Univ. of Daegu 대구가톨릭대학교

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Sincheon-daero 신천대로

영남대학교병원

Duryu Park

Suseong National Univ.

대구교육대학교

Beomeo Park

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Gyeongsangbuk-do 경상북도 Gyeongju National Museum 11 국립경주박물관

This is the ideal place to experience an overview of Gyeongju’s countless artifacts in one location and in a short amount of time. Artifacts and artworks from the prehistoric times to the Silla Period are on display, including stone artifacts outdoors. Silla’s Buddhist culture can also be experienced through the art on display.

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186 Iljeong-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (20 min by taxi from Singyeongju Stn. KTX) 9am–6pm (until 7pm on Saturdays and holidays, 9pm on Saturdays from March to December, closed on Mondays) Free admission (Except for special exhibition) 054-740-7500 gyeongju.museum.go.kr

Daereungwon Ancient Tombs

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Twenty-three large, ancient tombs of kings, queens, and noblemen of the Silla period can be seen at the Daereungwon Tomb Complex. The most notable

tombs are the Hwangnamdaechong and Michuwangreung, shaped like a camel’s hump, and the Cheonmachong Ancient Tomb, the only tomb with access to the interior. Royal artifacts, including a golden crown, accessories, and pottery have been excavated from Cheonmachong Ancient Tomb, all of which are on display inside the tomb and at the Gyeongju National Museum. 9 Gyerim-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (20 min by taxi ride from Singyeongju Stn. KTX) Daereungwon Ancient Tombs 9am–10pm Cheonmachong Ancient Tomb 8am–9pm 2,000 won

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond

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동궁과 월지

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond are areas where palatial grounds existed during the Unified Silla Period. The large, man-made Wolji Pond was made in 674CE by King Munmu, who enjoyed resting and relaxing by the pond. The beautiful lights shining upon the pond after dusk is a sight not to be missed. 102 Wonhwa-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (20 min by taxi from Singyeongju Stn. KTX) 9am–10pm 2,000 won 054-772-4041

Shilla Millennium Park

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신라밀레니엄파크

Daereungwon Ancient Tombs

Shilla Millennium Park is a theme park that integrates the history and culture of the Silla Period with fun. A reproduction of an aristocratic village with Silla architecture, an arts and craft village where visitors can partake in traditional arts and crafts, and plays and martial arts performances based on major events during the Silla Period can all


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경주(경상북도) Buseoksa Temple

be enjoyed here. The park also houses Ragung, a traditional hanok hotel built by master artisans.

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Built in 676, Buseoksa Temple is considered to be one of Korea’s most beautiful examples of traditional architecture. Along with Bongjeongsa Temple’s Geungnakjeon Hall, Muryangsujeon Hall in Buseoksa is the oldest wooden structure in Korea. The temple houses Silla’s most beautiful stone lantern, the Sojo Yeorae Jwasang (Clay Seated Buddha, National Treasure No. 45), and many other national treasures and relics. With Bonghwasan Mountain at its backdrop, the temple is also famous for its autumn foliage scenery.

55-12 Expo-ro, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (30 min by taxi from Singyeongju Stn. KTX) 10am–6:30pm (Closing hours vary by month) Park 18,000 won (day), 9,000 won (night) Ragung Hanok Suite 330,000–506,000 won 054-778-2000 www.smpark.co.kr

THEMED ATTRACTIONS

Shopping

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345 Buseoksa-ro, Buseok-myeon, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (40–60 min from Yeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, 50 min by taxi) Sunrise to Sunset 1,200 won 054-633-3464 www.pusoksa.org

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H y e o n g s angang River 형산강

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Poseokjeong Pavilion Baeri Stone Buddha Triad

명활성

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Dongbang

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Gyeongju World Culture Expo Park

Sanseong District (Gyeongju Historic Area)

헌강왕릉

덕동호

신라밀레니엄파크

Myeonghwalseong Fortress

Tomb of King Heongang

포석정

Deokdongho Lake

경주세계문화엑스포공원

경애왕릉

신라역사과학관

대덕산

Tohamsan

동방역

토함산

Seated Buddha carved on a Rock Pillar near Chilburam Hermitage 칠불마애불상군

Namsan District (Gyeongju Historic Area) 경주역사유적 남산지구

Bulguksa 불국사역

Sinseonam Hermitage 신선암

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Gyeongju National Park

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Shilla Art and Science Museum Daedeoksan

Tomb of King Samneung 배리삼존불 Jeonggang Royal Tomb 정강왕릉 삼릉 Seochulji Pond Tomb of King Gyeongae

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감로

국립경주박물관

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Shilla Millennium Park

동궁과 월지

Wolseong District (Gyeongju Historic Area)

Najeong Well

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Daereungwon District 19 Gyeongju (Gyeongju Historic Area) National Museum 경주역사유적 대릉원지구

보문호

경주역사유적 황룡사지구

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대구(경상 Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy 병산서원

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Buseoksa Temple 부석사

Along with Dosanseowon, Byeongsanseowon is a representative Confucian academy of Andong in where a great number of scholars have studied. Mandaeru Pavilion, which used to serve as the lecture hall, offers magnificent views of Nakdonggang River and Byeongsan Mountain. Additionally, the nearby Hahoe Village is another popular attraction of the city. 386 Byeongsan-gil, Pungcheonmyeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsanbuk-do (40 min by taxi or 70 min by bus from Andong Bus Terminal) 9am–6pm (Last admission 5pm) Free 054-858-5929 www.byeongsan.net

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Cheongdo Wine Tunnel

울릉도

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Dokdo Is. 독도

Guryongpo Beach 구룡포 해수욕장

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Cheongdo Wine Tunnel 청도 와인터널

Kyungpook Na

경북대학교

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Park CheongdoDalseong Wine

The Tunnel was 10 달성공원 2 and converted from an old train tunnel 4 Kyungpo 1 Nat’l Uni is now a wine Seomun cellarMarket that stores wine 경북대병원 3 서문시장 made from Cheongdo persimmons. The Dongseong-ro Street Daegu Herb Wholesale Market tunnel houses a wine fermentation tank 동성로 대구 한약재도매시장 Jingolmok Alley and artwork related to wine. Visitors 진골목 can also participate in wine tastings and Daegu Nat’l Univ. of Education Keimyung Univ. 대구교육대학교 wine makingE-World programs. 이월드 5

계명대학교

Yeungnam Univ. Medical Cente

100 Songgeum-gil, Hwayang-eup, Cheongdo영남대학교병원 Daegu gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (10Catholic min byUniv. taxiMedical from Center Duryu Park 대구가톨릭대학교병원 두류공원 Namseonghyeon Stn.) Catholic Univ. 8 Weekdays & 9:30am–8pm; Weekends of holidays Daegu 9:30am–9pm 대구가톨릭대학교 Seobu Bus Terminal Admission대구서부정류장 2,000 won; Wine tasting 3,000 won; Wine making 20,000–27,000 won 054-371-1904 www.gamwine.com

Sincheon-daero 신천대로

Cheongdo Wine Tunnel ⓒLee Jeong-eun

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154 Dosanseowon-gil, Dosan-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (1 hr 20 min from Andong Stn. by March–October 9am–6pm; bus; 40 min by taxi) November–February 9am–5pm 1,500 won 054-840-6576 www.dosanseowon.com

원로

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Seodaegu-ro 서대

Dosanseowon Confucian Academy is the most representative lecture hall in Andong, an area once famous for being the home to aristocrats and scholars. The academy was established in memory of Lee Hwang, who taught his students at the Dosan Lecture Hall, during the Joseon Dynasty. Befitting its purpose as a space for scholars to study, the academy is simple and in harmony with nature.

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Haengnam Coastal Walking Path, Ulleungdo Island

Ulleungdo Island 울릉도

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Ulleungdo Island is a lone volcanic island in the East Sea. Walk around the path along the cliff coast for spectacular views of the ocean and rocky cliffs. The 3 hour ferry ride to the island can be a slight inconvenience, but the island’s unique charm still attracts many visitors. Ferries do not operate during bad weather, so it may be a good idea to plan on staying for more than a single night. Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (2 hr 30 min ferry from Donghae Mukho Ferry

Tips Dokdo Island 독도 Dokdo Island, located 87.4km from Ulleungdo Island, is Korea’s easternmost island and is comprised of Dongdo Island (East Island), Seodo Island (West Island), and 89 rock formations. Although quite small, and tourists are only permitted 20-minute visits, Dokdo offers magnificent views of its surroundings. Dokdo-ri, Ulleung-eup, Ulleng-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do www.dokdo.go.kr

Terminal, 3 hrs from Pohang Bukhang Ferry Terminal) Gangneunghang Ferry Terminal 54,000 won 2hr 30 min Mukhohang Ferry Terminal 60,500 won 3hr 30min Pohang Bukhang Ferry Terminal 70,700 won 3hr 40min (Ferry ride duration time may vary depending on weather conditions and season) www.ulleung.go.kr/tour

Guryongpo Beach 구룡포 해수욕장

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Guryongpo is a fishing village located on the eastern most edge of the Korean peninsula and is the center of Pohang’s fishing industry. Tourists frequent Guryongpo Beach to enjoy gwamegi (half-dried herring or billfish), mulhoe (cold raw fish soup), and fresh seafood. 6 Homi-ro 426beon-gil, Guryongpo-eup, Namgu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do (35 min by taxi from Pohang Stn. KTX, 20 min from Pohang Airport)

Baegam Hot Springs 백암온천

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Located in Uljin, Baegam Hot Springs is the most famous sulfur hot spring on the East Coast. The natural spring water here is good for aches, arthritis, and atopic dermatitis. Oncheon-ro, Onjeong-myeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do (55 min by taxi from Uljin Bus Terminal) 6am–9pm (Operating hours vary by facility) 6,000–9,000won (Vary by facility)

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Boriam Temple, Geumsan Mountain ⓒKorea National Park Service

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ULSAN & GYEONGSANGNAM-DO Located on the southeastern coast of Gyeongsangnamdo, Ulsan was once famous for its whaling industry, and is now well known for its many prehistoric sites. Home to Hyundai’s automobile industrial complex, Ulsan is an industrial city by nature, but also has shopping facilities that rival Seoul. Gyeongsangnam-do also boasts beautiful coasts along the southern coastline. At Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park, enjoy amazing sights of the South Sea on ferries that travel between the small islands. Korea’s first national park, Jirisan National Park, is famous for its spring flowers, and Jinhae, which boasts the country’s most spectacular cherry blossoms, attracts many visitors.


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ago. Raw amethysts are still naturally preserved here, and visitors can enjoy a circus or hop on the cave lake ferry.

Ulsan 울산 Bangudae Petroglyphs 1 반구대 암각화

Located on the upper stream of Taehwagang River, the Bangudae area is home to rock engravings from prehistoric times. Engravings of animals, people, tools, and depictions of whaling dating back to the Neolithic Age are widely considered to be valuable assets to the understanding of human history. The Ulsan Petroglyph Museum houses replications of the engravings and depicts life during the prehistoric era. Petroglyphs 285 Bangudaean-gil, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan (30 min by taxi from Ulsan Stn. KTX) Ulsan Petroglyph Museum 254 Bangudaean-gil, Dudong-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan (30 min by taxi from Ulsan Stn. KTX) 9am–6pm (Closed on Mondays) Free 052-229-6678 bangudae.ulsan.go.kr

Amethyst Cavern Park

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Amethyst Cavern Park is a theme park created within an amethyst cave, which was formed around 65 million years

Ulsan Petroglyph Museum

112 Jasujeong-ro, Samnam-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan (25 min by bus from Ulsan Stn. KTX, then 25 min walk) 9am–6pm Admission 6,000 won (Additional fees for select programs) 052-254-1515 www.jsjland.co.kr

Jangsaengpo Whale Museum

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장생포 고래박물관

Jangsaengpo was once the center of the Korean whaling industry. The Whale Museum features the history of whaling since prehistoric times, exhibits bones, models and information on whales, and showcases dolphins at the Whale Ecology Zone Aquarium. In front of the museum are restaurants that specialize in whale meat. 244 Jangsaengpogorae-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan (15 min by bus from Ulsan Intercity Bus Terminal) 9:30am–6pm (Closed on Mondays, Chuseok & Seollal days, the day after holidays) Whale Museum 2,000 won Whale Ecology Zone 5,000 won 4D Theater 3,000 won Package 9,000 won 052-256-6301 www.whalecity.kr

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울산/경상남도 Gyeongsangnam-do

Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do Two hours before sunrise to sunset Free (Admission fee if going through the temple) jiri.knps.or.kr

경상남도

Jirisan National Park

지리산국립공원

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화개장터

Spanning across Gyeongsangnamdo, Jeollabuk-do and Jeollanam-do Provinces over an area of 483km 2, Jirisan Mountain is the largest mountain and the first national park of South Korea. Plants and wildlife can be found in abundance here. Hiking courses for both novice and experienced hikers are available, and Cheonwangbong, Nogodan and Baraebong Peaks are famous for their fall colors.

Situated where Hwagaecheon Stream and Seomjingang River meet, this was where agricultural goods and seafood were exchanged by people from Gyeongsang-do and Jeolla-do provinces ever since the Joseon Dynasty. The market has been restored to its former glory and is now open daily, selling agricultural goods, traditional craft goods, and regional products. The road between the market and Ssanggyesa Temple is famous for its cherry blossoms, and the

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Deogyusan National Park

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덕유산국립공원 가야산국립공원

Bangudae Petroglyphs 반구대암각화

Ulsan Airport

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Oriental Medicine Museum

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한의학박물관

Byeokgye Tourist Site

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사천공항

남해 독일마을

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부산 김해국제공항

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Hallyeohaesang 14 National Marine Park 한려해상국립공원

Dadaepo Beach 다대포해수욕장

거가대교

Tongyeong Gangguan Port

고성공룡박물관

Namhae Dumo Village

Busan

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Geogadaegyo Br.

Goseong Dinosaur Museum

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Busanhang Port

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하동역

Yeosu Airport

진해역

진주역

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Jinju

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Hadong

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울산항

Ulsan

장생포 고래박물관

Changwonjungang

Haman

Jinju National Museum

Hwagae Market

통도사

Nakdonggang

Jirisan National Park

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Bugok Hot Springs

벽계관광지

Ulsanhang

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Haegeumgang 해금강

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Korea Strait 대한해협

Oedo Botania 외도 보타니아

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Hwagae Cherry Blossom Festival is held here every April. 15 Ssanggye-ro, Hwagae-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (5 min on foot from Hwagae Terminal) 9am–6pm

Upo Wetland

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This 140-million-year-old wetland is the largest natural swamp in Korea. The area of just the water alone spans over 2.31km2, with the total area being 8.54km2. With over a 1,000 species living in the wetland, and recent discoveries of dinosaur footprints from the Mesozoic Era, the wetland has been dubbed a “live natural museum.” Enjoy picturesque early morning dew when visiting the wetland in the morning. Information about the Upo Wetland and its ecosystem are on display at the Upo Wetland Ecological Center. 220 Uponeup-gil, Yueo-myeon, Changnyeonggun, Gyeongsangnam-do (35 min by bus from Yeongsin Bus Terminal next to Changyeong Bus Terminal, 25 min by taxi) Upo Wetland Open 24 hours Ecological Center 9am–6pm Upo Wetland Free Ecological Center 2,000 won 055-530-1553 www.upo.or.kr

Upo Wetland

Goseong Dinosaur Museum 7 고성공룡박물관

This museum is located in Sangjogam County Park and is home to the world’s largest dinosaur footprint fossil. The museum showcases actual dinosaur footprint fossils and models of dinosaurs. With the ocean at its backdrop, the view from Sangjogam is not to be missed. 618 Jaranman-ro, Hai-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (45 min by bus from Samcheonpo Terminal, 20 min by taxi) March–October 9am–6pm; November–February 9am–5pm 3,000 won 055-670-4451 museum.goseong.go.kr

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Family & Fun 18 Gimhae Lotte Water Park - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.49

Seasonal Korea 19 Jinhae, Changwon- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.57

20 Sinbulpyeongwon Plain, Sinbulsan Mountain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.61 21 Ganwoljae Pass, Ganwolsan Mountain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - p.61

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Tongyeong Gangguan Port 8 통영 강구안

Gangguan Port is located by the beautiful sea of Tongyeong. Fresh seafood can be purchased at the nearby Jungang Market, which is also famous for Chungmu gimbap (Chungmu-style gimbap ), kkulppang (honey bread), and other tasty treats. Behind the market is the Dongpirang Mural Village. 1-60 Hangnam-dong, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (25 min by bus from Tongyeong Bus Terminal, 15 min by taxi)

Somaemuldo Island

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Oedo Botania

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Somaemuldo Island is located an hour and a half away from Tongyeonghang Port. Mountain-like rock cliffs and the path that appears between the islands during low tide are breathtaking sights. As there are only three boats available from Tongyeong, checking the ferry schedule in advance is advised. Somaemuldo Island Maejuk-ri, Hansan-myeon, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Tongyeonghang Port Ferry Terminal 234 Tongyeonghaean-ro, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (25 min by bus from Tongyeong Bus Terminal, 15 min by taxi) Ferry fare 16,050 won (one-way)

Oedo Botania

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외도 보타니아

Oedo Island, located about 4km from Geojedo Island, is composed to 2 small islands: Seodo (West Island) and Dongdo (East Island). The larger Seodo Island is the Oedo-Botania, a privatelyowned marine botanical island with more than 740 different tropical plant species. Differently themed gardens, sculptures, and various other attractions are scattered throughout OedoBotania, which can be reached from Jangseungpohang or Gujorahang ports. Oedo 17 Oedo-gil, Irun-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Jangseungpohang Ferry Terminal 98 Jangseung-ro, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (40 min) Gujorahang Ferry Terminal 81-2 Gujora-ri, Irun-myeon, Gyeongsangnam-do (10 min) Spring and Summer 7:30am–7pm; Fall and Winter 8am–5pm Ferry+Admission: Jangseungpohang Port 28,000 won; Gujorahang Port 25,000–27,000 won (round-trip) 070-7715-3330 www.oedobotania.com

Somaemuldo Island


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Namhae Dumo Village

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Located in Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park, Namhae Dumo Village has terraced mountain-side paddy fields overlooking the ocean. Each spring, rapeseed flowers bloom around the paddies, creating a visual spectacle. Digging for clams, rice planting, and kayaking can be enjoyed on the mudflats. The schedule for hands-on programs are subject to weather conditions, so advance reservations are required. 18 Yanga-ro 533beon-gil, Sangju-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (1 hr by bus from Namhae Intercity Bus Terminal, 35 min by taxi) Hands-on program 5,000–30,000 won 010-8500-5863

Namhae Hilton Golf & Spa Resort

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남해 힐튼 골프 & 스파 리조트

The Hilton Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury hotel located on the beautiful Namhaedo Island. The modern hotel features an exterior that comes into harmony with nature, a luxury spa and golf facility, and an outdoor pool. This hotel is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy nature by the ocean. 40-109 Namseo-daero 1179beon-gil, Nammyeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (40 min by taxi from Namhae Intercity Bus Terminal) 055-860-0100 www.hiltonnamhae.com

Namhae German Village

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The Namhae German Village was built for the returning Korean nurses and miners who had been sent to Germany during the modernization of Korea in the 1960’s. The red roofs and white walls of

the German-style buildings that make up the village were made from materials imported from Germany. Unique and cozy B&B facilities are available for tourists. Every October, visitors can enjoy German beers and sausages at the village’s very own Oktoberfest Beer Festival. 64-7 Dogil-ro, Samdong-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do (35 min by taxi from Namhae Intercity Bus Terminal) 055-860-3540 germenvill.cafe24.com

Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park

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The Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park spans from Geojedo Island in Gyeongsangnam-do to Yeosu in Jeollanamdo. Visitors can enjoy the view of the national park from a cable car, or cruise the Geojedo Island on the Haegeumgang Ferry. Sangju Beach, the largest beach on the southern coast, boasts silver sand beaches and a dense pine forest. Yeosu-si and Tongyeong-si, Jeollanam-do; Namhae-gun, Hadong-gun, Sacheon-si and Goejesi, Gyeongsangnam-do hallyeo.knps.or.kr

Tips If you need further assistance with planning your trip to Korea, go to www. visitkorea.or.kr (International English) → Destinations → Suggested Itineraries.

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Getting There 181 Getting into the City 182 Getting Around 183 Accommodations 187 Useful Tips 188 Travel Safety 190 Korea in Brief 191 Useful Korean Phrases 192 Smartphone Apps 193


TRAVEL INFORMATION

GETTING THERE PASSPORT AND VISA A valid passport and visa are required to visit Korea. As of 2014, citizens of 100 countries under agreement are permitted visa-free entry for 30 days or longer. Citizens of other countries must obtain a visa issued by the Korean embassy. Short-term visas are issued for stays up to 90 days, and longterm visas are issued for stays longer than 91 days. Check the websites below for further information. Korea Visa Portal www.visa.go.kr Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.mofa.go.kr Korea Immigration Service www.immigration.go.kr Hi Korea (e-Government for foreigners) www.hikorea.go.kr

ARRIVAL BY PLANE Eight cities throughout the nation have international airports: Incheon, Seoul, Gimhae, Cheongju, Daegu, Muan, Yangyang, and Jeju. Incheon International Airport is the main gateway to Korea, connecting to almost all countries and their major cities. All other international airports in Korea only operate routes within Asia.

Yangyang Gimpo Seoul

Incheon

Wonju

Cheongju Pohang Gunsan

Daegu Ulsan Busan Gimhae Sacheon Yeosu

Gwangju Muan

Jeju

Int’l Airport Domestic Airport

Gimpo International Airport services Japan, China, and Taiwan; Gimhae International Airport services China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Central Asia, Russia (Vladivostok), etc.; and Jeju International Airport services Japan, China, Taiwan, etc. Incheon International Airport www.airport.kr Korea Airports Corporation www.airport.co.kr

ARRIVAL BY BOAT Arrival to Korea is available by boat from select regions in China, Japan, and Russia. Refer to the KTO website for further information. (english.visitkorea.or.kr → Plan Your Trip → Getting to Korea → Ferries) China: Incheonhang Port, Pyeongtaekhang Port Japan: Busanhang Port Russia: Donghaehang Port

Tips City Airport Terminals City Airport Terminals are located at the Korea Trade Center, Seoul (Train) Station, and Gimpo International Airport. These terminals offer check-in and immigration services for airlines such as Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Canada, Philippine Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Air. Premium limousine buses departing for Incheon International Airport, Gimpo International Airport, and Cheongju Airport are also available. City Airport, Logis & Travel, Korea www.calt.co.kr

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GETTING INTO THE CITY AIRPORT LIMOUSINE BUS The Airport Limousine Bus operates routes from Incheon International Airport and Gimpo International Airport to the greater part of Seoul and major areas around the country including Gyeonggi-do, Busan, Daejeon, Daegu, and Gwangju. Check routes and departure times at the Incheon International Airport website, the Korea Airports Corporation website, or the bus station ticket counter at each airport. First bus between 4–6am, last bus between 7–11pm. One to four buses run every hour (defers by route). Incheon Int’l Airport → Seoul 5,000–16,000 won; Gimpo Int’l Airport → Seoul 4,000–7,500 won Incheon Int’l Airport www.airport.kr Korea Airports Corporation www.airport.co.kr

Airport

Boarding Point

Ticket Booth

Seoul-bound: Incheon International Airport Arrival Terminal 1F Bus Stop 3B-6B, 10A–13A

Passenger Terminal 1F, next to exits 4, 6-8, 11, 13 Bus Stop 9C

Domestic flights: Seoul-bound Exits 3–5, Gimpo Incheon International Airport-bound Exit 13–15 International Airport International flights: Seoul-bound Exit 6, Incheon International Airport-bound Exit 7

Passenger Terminal 1F No tickets, Cash paid upon getting on the bus

182 AIRPORT RAILROAD EXPRESS (AREX) There is a non-stop express train from Incheon International Airport Station to Seoul Station and an all-stop train that stops at 11 stations, including Gimpo International Airport Station. Check the website for a detailed route map. www.arex.or.kr Incheon International Airport → Seoul Station Express train 8,000 won (43 min)

* On-site purchase of more than four tickets 6,000 won (6,900 won with KTX, KORAIL, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Jeju Air ticket) ●

All-stop train 4,050 won (56 min)

TIME TABLE Hour Express

All-stop

05

20

23, 31, 38, 46, 55

Hour Express

12

30

All-stop

Hour Express

All-stop

09, 16, 23, 37, 53

19

10, 50

03, 15, 25, 39, 52 04, 13, 22, 38, 49

06

10, 50

03, 14, 27, 37, 45, 58

13

00, 30

02, 08, 15, 23, 38, 53

20

20

07

30

06, 12, 19, 32, 46, 58

14

00, 30

03, 15, 23, 38, 53

21

00, 40

08

10, 50

03, 17, 27, 39, 54

15

00, 30

03, 14, 23, 37, 52

22

07, 20, 33, 45, 57

23

12, 27, 42, 57 (D)

09

23, 50

09, 16, 25, 40, 52

16

00, 40

03, 16, 32, 42, 50, 56

10

30

03, 15, 23, 36, 46

17

10, 50

03, 12, 25, 39, 52

11

00, 30, 52

01, 15, 24, 39, 54

18

30

04, 14, 20, 37, 50

(D): Last train arrival at Digital Media City Station

Gimpo International Airport → Seoul Station All-stop train 1,350 won (20 min)

03, 17, 29, 43, 52


TRAVEL INFORMATION

GETTING AROUND For details on how to use public transportation such as subways, buses, taxis, trains, or planes, go to english.visitkorea.or.kr → Plan Your Trip → Getting Around Korea → Public Transportation. TRAVELING WITHIN REGIONS < Subway > Subways run in Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju. The Seoul Metropolitan Subway extends to parts of Incheon, Gyeonggi-do, and Chungcheongnam-do. The standard fare is 1,150 won, and additional fare is added depending on distance traveled. For assistance from a station employee, press the round button that says “Help” on the emergency exit turnstile. For subway line maps go to english.visitkorea.or.kr → Plan Your Trip → Getting Around Korea → Subway. *10–40km: 100 won for every 5km / Beyond 40km: 100 won for every 10km

< Bus > Type

Description

Basic Fare (Seoul Standards)

Sinae (City) Bus

Blue or green buses operate around downtown Seoul

1,150 won

Gwangyeoksi (Metropolitan) Bus

Red buses connect Seoul to nearby metropolitan areas.

1,950 won

Maeul (Town) Bus

Smaller buses operate within a town and stops at subway stations and red bus transfer points

850 won

N Bus

Operates in major sections of Seoul from midnight to 5am

1,950 won

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* There is a 100 won discount for using transportation cards on subways or buses.

< Taxi >

Taxis can largely be divided into standard taxis,

Approximate Fares for Standard Taxi

deluxe taxis, and international taxis. Rates begin at 3,000 won for standard taxis, 5,000 won for From Incheon To Hongik University 48,000 won 54,000 won deluxe taxis and 3,600 won for International Taxis Int’l Airport To Myeong-dong To Gangnam Station 57,000 won ( 1644-2255 intltaxi.co.kr), with additional fare depending on distance traveled, and there is a 20% additional late-night fee from midnight to 4am. Fare can be paid by cash, credit card, or T-money cards. If you need interpretation services (English, Japanese or Chinese) call the Korea Travel Hotline at 1330. International Taxi

Deluxe Taxi


USING TRANSPORTATION CARDS Use a transportation card when taking the bus or subway to transfer without incurring additional charges for up to 10km. This only applies when transferring to another means of transportation within 30 minutes (from 9pm to 7am, within 60 minutes) and can be used up to 4 times. Transportation cards must be tapped on electronic readers when getting off in order for the transfer to be recognized. Type of Card T-Money

T-Money M-Pass

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Where to Purchase

Price

Prepaid transportation card for all buses, subways, and taxis (excluding select areas).

Description

Subway stations within the city, convenience stores with the T-money logo

- Card is 2,500 won - Minimum recharge 1,000 won - Refunds available in 10,000 won units, minus a 500 won service fee.

Rental-type transportation card for foreigners. Can be used up to 20 times in one day for buses, subways, and the Airport Railroad.

Seoul Tourist Information Center by gates 5 and 10 on the 1st floor of the Incheon Int’l Airport, Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center

Single Journey Single journey transportation Subway station vending card for use on subways only. machines (Subway)

1-day pass: 10,000 won 2-day pass: 18,000 won 3-day pass: 25,500 won 5-day pass: 42,500 won 7-day pass: 59,500 won * 5,000 won rental fee not included. 4,500 won refund upon return

- 500 won deposit - 1,050 won base fare

* How to buy Single Journey Card

1 Select your destination. 2 Insert deposit and fare

into the machine.

3 Retrieve the card.

Tips City Tour Bus City tour buses are operated in most cities throughout Korea. They are offered in various themes, such as major tourist destinations of each region, cultural heritage sites, or night tours and scenery, and are accompanied by a cultural tourism commentator. Refer to the Korea Tourism Organization website for details. (english.visitkorea.or.kr → Attractions → Themed Travel → City Tours)

4 Place your card on the 5 Insert card into vending

card reader.

machine after getting off to get your deposit back.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVELING BETWEEN REGIONS < By Express Bus and Intercity Bus > These buses are convenient for traveling from Seoul to other regions or for traveling between cities and provinces. Bus terminals are generally centrally located in the city.

Region

Seoul

Terminal

50 Gangbyeonnyeok-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Gangbyeon Stn. Line 2)

Seoul Express Bus Terminal

194 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Express Bus Terminal Stn. Line 3, 7 & 9)

Central City Terminal

190 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Express Bus Terminal Stn. Line 3, 7 & 9)

Seoul Nambu Terminal Sangbong Bus Terminal Incheon Daejeon Daegu

Incheon Airport Terminal

Busan

292 Hyoryeong-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Nambu Bus Terminal Stn. Line 3) 117 Sangbong-ro, Jungnang-gu, Seoul (Sangbong Stn. Line 7 & Gyeongui Jungang Line) â&#x20AC;˘

271 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon (Incheon Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Airport Stn. Airport Railroad)

Incheon Express & Direct Bus Terminal 35 Yeonnam-ro, Nam-gu, Incheon (Incheon Terminal Stn. Incheon Line 1) Daejeon Bus Terminal

30 Dongseo-daero 1695beon-gil, Dong-gu, Daejeon

Yuseong Geumho Express Terminal 54 Jangdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Guam Stn. Daejeon Line 1) Dongdaegu Express Bus Terminal

149 Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (Dongdaegu Stn. Daegu Line 1)

Seodaegu Express Bus Terminal

103 Paldal-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu

Gwangju Gwangju Central Bus Terminal Ulsan

Address

Dongseoul Bus Terminal

904 Mujin-daero, Seo-gu, Gwangju

Sinbok Intercity Bus Terminal

1-1 Bukbusunhwando-ro, 1beon-gil, Nam-gu, Ulsan

Ulsan Express Bus Terminal

288 Samsan-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan

Busan Central Bus Terminal

2238 Jungang-daero, Geumjeong-gu, Busan (Nopo Stn. Busan Line 1)

< By Rail > There are several train lines in operation, including the KTX express trains, ITX-Saemaeul, Mugunghwa, and Nuriro trains. Tickets can be booked at all train stations and through the KORAIL website. For weekends and holidays, it is best to book tickets in advance, as seats sell out quickly. 1544-7788 www.letskorail.com Information Center (with services available in English): Located at major KTX stations including the Seoul Stn. Yongsan Stn., Busan Stn., Dongdaegu Stn., and Daejeon Stn.

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KR Pass: A railroad pass for foreigners that allows them to use all trains of KTX standard class or below (excludes subways and tourist trains). KR Pass vouchers can be purchased at the KORAIL website or at appointed travel agencies outside of Korea. These vouchers can be exchanged for a KR Pass at the Incheon International Airport Information Desk or at train station ticket machines. Rail-Ro Ticket: A train pass for youths under age 25 that allows unlimited use of the Mugunghwa, Saemaeul, Nuriro, and ITXCheongchun, ITX-Saemaeul trains (excludes KTX) during a set duration of time. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the KORAIL website or train stations.

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June–August (Reservations: End of May–End of August); December–February (Reservations: End of November–End of February) 5-day pass 56,500 won; 7-day pass 62,700 won

Tips K-shuttle This tourist bus for foreigners hits the nation’s major tourist attractions, and offers a selection of three courses over a duration of two nights and three days or four nights and five days. The tours have guides that speak English, Chinese, and Japanese. During the tours, there is no need for extra tipping and no forced shopping situations, and lodging is provided at a 4 to 5 star hotel. Reservations can be made through the www.k-shuttle.com official website.

< By Plane > A domestic network that connects to major cities in Korea extends throughout the country. Airline Korean Air

Website www.koreanair.com

Phone Number 02-1588-2001

Asiana Airlines

flyasiana.com

02-1588-8000

Jeju Air

www.jejuair.net

02-1599-1500

Airline

Website

Phone Number

Jin Air

www.jinair.com

02-1600-6200

Eastar Jet

www.eastarjet.com

02-1544-0080

Air Busan

www.airbusan.com

02-1666-3060

T’way Air

www.twayair.com

02-1688-8686

< By Rental Car > A valid International Driving Permit or driver’s license issued in Korea is required to rent and drive a car in Korea, and getting insurance is highly recommended. Rental car companies are located near Korea’s airports, KTX stations, train stations, and express bus terminals. Refer to the Korea Tourism Organization website for details (english.visitkorea.or.kr → Plan Your Trip → Getting Around Korea → Rental Car).


TRAVEL INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS HOTELS

KOREASTAY

Hotels are categorized from 1 to 5 stars. Approximate hotel rates for a one night stay are 200,000 to 500,000 won for a 5-star hotel, 150,000 to 250,000 won for a 4-star hotel, 100,000 to 150,000 won for a 3-star hotel, and 30,000 to 100,000 for a 1- to 2-star hotel. There is an extra 10% VAT and 10% service charge added to most room rates.

“Koreastay” guesthouses and homestays are selected through Korea Tourism Organization’s thorough screening process and have superior and pleasant facilities. They are also located near major tourist areas with convenient transportation. Hosts and staff at Koreastay accommodations speak English, Chinese, and/or Japanese, and are helpful for gaining travel information.

BENIKEA Certified by the Korea Tourism Organization as a superior lodging brand, BENIKEA (short for Best Night in Korea) tourist and business hotels provide high-quality services at midrange prices. There are over 50 locations spread out amongst Korea’s major tourist areas, and reservations at discounted prices can be made through the website. www.benikea.com

HANOK STAY Experience traditional Korean lifestyle while staying in a traditional Korean home, hanok , amid nature. “Hanok Stay” houses that are certified by the Korea Tourism Organization are spread mostly throughout Bukchon (Seoul), Andong (Gyeongsangbukdo), Gyeongju (Gyeongsangbuk-do), and Jeonju (Jeollabuk-do). Hanok have ondol (underfloor-heated) rooms with no beds, and many offer traditional food, arts and crafts, and various experience programs. www.hanokstay.or.kr

www.koreastay.or.kr

GOODSTAY Certified by the Korea Tourism Organization, “Goodstay” is a midlow price accommodation brand for tourist hotels and motels with over 180 locations across the country. For relatively low rates of 30,000 to 50,000 won, Goodstay accommodations offer superior facilities and services. Reservations: Korea Travel Hotline #1330 www.goodstay.or.kr

YOUTH HOSTELS Budget lodging at youth hostels are available in the 10,000 to 30,000 won price range. They are mostly in the form of dormitory rooms, but there are also places that have single and family rooms. Those with Hostelling International Cards can receive a 20 to 30% discount. Reservations are available through the Korea Youth Hostels Association website. www.kyha.or.kr

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USEFUL TIPS BUSINESS HOURS Government Organizations 9am–6pm (Monday–Friday) ● Department Stores 10:30am–8pm ●

Banks 9am–4pm (Monday–Friday)

* Exact operation hours may differ by facility

CURRENCY/CREDIT CARDS The monetary unit of Korea is the South Korean Won (₩). Bank notes come in denominations of 1,000/5,000/10,000/50,000 won, and coins come in denominations of 10/50/100/500 won. Dollars can be used at duty-free shops in the city. Credit card usage is very high in Korea, and international credit cards can easily be used in Seoul and other major cities. Some small shops and restaurants may only accept cash. BANK/CURRENCY EXCHANGE

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Cash can be withdrawn at a bank or ATM. Most convenience stores have ATMs installed, so international check cards can be used 24 hours a day. Money can be exchanged at banks, airports, hotels, downtown private currency exchanges (fees may vary), etc. Banks at major tourist destinations such as Myeong-dong and Itaewon in Seoul have “Global ATMs” where money can be exchanged 24 hours a day. TAX REFUND Upon departure, VAT and luxury tax refunds are available for purchases over 30,000 won at stores with a “Tax Refund” or “Tax Free” logo at the entrance or cash register. Cash is given directly at the refund booths, and, if paid by credit card, tax is deducted before the charge goes through. If there are no refund booths nearby, confirmation forms that are stamped at the tax-exemption counter can be placed in mailboxes before leaving, and the refund will be sent via post within one month. KT Tourist Reward has automated devices installed at major airports so refunds are possible at all times. For details on the refund process and procedure, check each agency’s website. * Refund Counters in the City and Departure Terminals Global Blue Woori Bank (Myeong-dong) ● Lotte Department Store (Flagship) 1F ● Hyundai Department Store (Sinchon) 10F ●

City

Incheon International Airport Gimpo International Airport Airport, ● Gimhae International Airport Harbor ● Jeju International Airport ● Busanhang Port, Incheonhang Port

Global Tax Free Shinsegae Department Store (Flagship, Luxury Goods Store) 1F ● Olive Young (Flagship, Myeong-dong) 2F ● Doota B1, 5F; Lotte FITIN 8F ● Busan Bank (Seomyeon Lotte, Sinchangdong, Shinsegae Simon Premium Outlet)

KT Tourist Reward

Incheon International Airport Gimpo International Airport ● Gimhae International Airport ● Jeju International Airport ● Busanhang Port, Incheonhang Port

Global Blue Korea www.globalblue.com Global Tax Free www.global-taxfree.com KT Tourist Reward www.koreataxfree.com

JDS Duty Free

Incheon International Airport ● Gimpo International Airport ●


TRAVEL INFORMATION

POST OFFICE Mail and parcels can be sent abroad at post offices, which are located in every neighborhood and operated from 9am to 6pm from Monday through Friday. www.epost.go.kr

VOLTAGE The standard voltage in Korea is 220V/60hz. Voltage converter/adapters can be purchased at convenience stores or electronics stores. INTERNATIONAL CALLS To make international calls from Korea, dial 001, 002, or 00700 before the country code and phone number. Prepaid international calling cards can be purchased at convenience stores, large supermarkets, airports, or bus terminal shops, and are cheaper than dialing with regular phones. Public phone booths are usually located at airports, subway stations, and on sidewalks. * Korea’s country code: +82

MOBILE PHONES Booths for mobile carriers SKT, KT, and LG U+ are located at airports and provide mobile phone-related services. Prepaid calling plans are available through phone rentals or USIM purchases. Services such as Mobile POP and Wide Mobile provide pocket Wi-Fi for rental phones, smartphones, and tablets. SKT www.sk.co.kr KT www.kt.com LGU+ www.uplus.co.kr Mobile POP mobilepop.co.kr Wide Mobile www.widemobile.com/inbound

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS Number

Information

Language Services

24-hour Korea Travel Hotline operated by the Korea Tourism Organization ● Various tourism information inquiries and complaints ● 3-way calling available with emergency numbers 112, 119

English, Chinese, Japanese

Seoul Dasan Call Center Various inquiries regarding Seoul

English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian

120

112

National Rescue Services Request for help with fires, natural disasters, and emergency situations Korean National Police Agency Report crime

1345

Korea Immigration Service

119

20 languages

1588-5644 BBB Korea (Before Babel Brigade) 24-hour interpretation service

19 languages

USEFUL WEBSITES Korea Tourism Organization www.visitkorea.or.kr ● Seoul www.visitseoul.net ● Incheon itour.visitincheon.org ● Gyeonggi-do ggtour.or.kr ● Gangwon-do en.gangwon.to ● Busan www.bto.or.kr ●

Jejudo Island www.ijto.or.kr Chungcheongbuk-do eng.chungbuknadri.net ● Chungcheongnam-do tour.chungnam.net ●

Jeollabuk-do www.gojb.net/english

Jeollanam-do www.namdokorea.com/en Gyeongsangbuk-do www.gbtour.net Gyeongsangnam-do english.gntour.com

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HOLIDAYS Holiday

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2015

2016

New Year’s Day

1/1

1/1

Seollal (One day before and after January 1 on lunar calendar)

2/18–2/20 2/7–2/9

Independence Movement Day

3/1

3/1

Children’s Day

5/5

5/5

Buddha’s Birthday (April 18 on lunar calendar)

5/25

5/14

Memorial Day

6/6

6/6

Liberation Day

8/15

8/15

Chuseok (One day before and after August 15 on lunar calendar)

9/26–9/29 9/14–9/16

National Foundation Day

10/3

10/3

Hangeul Day

10/9

10/9

Christmas

12/25

12/25

Tips Things to be Aware of While Traveling Tipping is not customary in Korea, as all prices include service charges. ● Shoes should be removed when entering restaurants or homes with ondol rooms. ● Seats on both ends of each subway car are reserved for the elderly and expectant mothers. ● Public transportation access areas, main streets, parks, and some restaurants and bars are designated as non-smoking areas. ● Avoid wearing revealing clothing when visiting Buddhist temples or the DMZ. ●

TRAVEL SAFETY TOURIST POLICE The tourist police look out for illegal activities targeting foreign tourists, such as price gouging, illegal taxis, and forced purchases, and resolve various complaints related to tourism. Major tourist destinations are regularly patrolled by the tourist police, and they offer interpretation and other support in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Patrol Areas: Seoul (Myeong-dong, Itaewon, Dongdaemun, Insa-dong, City Hall, Hongik Univ. area (Hongdae), etc.), Busan (Haeundae, Gwangalli, Jagalchi Market, etc.), Incheon (Incheonhang Port, Songdo, Chinatown) Hours of operation: 9am–10pm (all year round) Contact number: 1330

THINGS TO BE AWARE OF BY SEASON Number Spring (Mar–May)

Information Generally sunny and mild weather, but prepare a light jacket as daily temperatures fluctuate. Prepare a breathing mask, as sometimes there is yellow dust in the air.

Summer days are hot and humid with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Summer Prepare an umbrella or raincoat and rain boots if visiting during the monsoon season from (June–Aug) mid-June to early-July. Fall (Sept–Nov)

Good season for traveling as the weather is sunny and cool, but prepare a light jacket as the temperature may fluctuate throughout the day. The dry weather may cause forest fires in some areas.

Winter (Dec–Feb)

Weather is cold and dry with below zero temperatures. Pack winter gear such as hats, gloves, scarves, and umbrellas, as it snows often.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

THEFT/LOSS In emergency situations, dial 1330 first for information on resolving the situation and then request help at the appropriate institute. Passport Report loss of passport at your country’s embassy in Korea. As a precautionary measure, it is good to prepare forms necessary for passport re-issuance, such as a copy of your passport and two passport photos, before leaving your home country. ● Plane ticket Contact the airline’s branch office in Korea. ● Credit card Report loss of credit cards to the card company and request for cancellation ● Theft/loss of belongings Report to the police (112) ● Theft/loss on public transportation Take note of the bus or subway number, seat, and time before contacting the bus company or subway station’s lost-and-found. ●

KOREA IN BRIEF KOREA’S PLACE IN THE WORLD

Republic of Korea

KOREA AT A GLANCE < General Information > - Official Name: Republic of Korea (South Korea) - Flag: Taegeukgi - National Flower: Rose of Sharon (Mugunghwa) - Capital: Seoul - Language: Korean (Text: Hangeul ) - Population: Approximately 51 million (South Korea; 2015)

< Geography > - Location: Northeast Asia. Near China, Japan, and Russian Far East - Area: 100,266km2 (South Korea; 2013) - Major Mountains: Hallasan Mountain 1,950m, Jirisan Mountain 1,915m, Seoraksan Mountain 1,708m - Major Cities: Seoul (10 million people), Busan (3.5 million people), Incheon (2.9 million people) - Climate: Four seasons, continental climate < Government > - Political System: Republic with direct election of 5-year term president. Separation of powers: Executive, Legislative, Judicial branches. - President: Park Geun-hye (Term 2013–2018) < Economy > - Currency: Won / US$1 = Approximately 1,100 won (as of November 2014) - GNI: US$26,205 (2013) - Big Mac Index: US$3.78 / World ranking: 25 (2015) < Other Information > - Time Zone: GMT +9 - Unit of Measure: Metric system

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USEFUL KOREAN PHRASES Greetings

● Can you recommend…?

● Hello 안녕하세요. [Annyeong haseyo.] ● Nice to meet you. 만나서

반갑습니다.

[Mannaseo bangapseumnida.] ● Goodbye. 안녕히 가세요. [Annyeonghi gaseyo.] ● Yes 네/예 [Ne/Ye] ● No 아니요. [Aniyo] ● Thank you. 감사합니다. [Gamsa hamnida.] ● You’re welcome. 괜찮아요. [Gwaenchanayo.] ● Excuse me. 실례합니다. [Sillye hamnida.] ● Sorry 미안합니다. [Mianhamnida.]

추천해주세요. [Chucheon haejuseyo.] ● I’ll have that. 저것과

같은 걸로 주세요.

[Jeogeotgwa gateun geollo juseyo.] ● Can I have the check, please? 계산서 주세요. [Gyesanseo juseyo.]

Emergencies ● Help!

도와주세요! [Dowa juseyo.] ● I’m lost.

길을 잃어버렸어요. [Gireul ireobeoryeosseoyo.] ● My… hurts.

…이/가 아파요. […i/ga appayo.]

Getting Around ● Where is…?

…이 어디에 있어요? […eodie isseoyo?]

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● Please take me to…

…으로 가주세요. […euro gajuseyo.] ● I want to go…

…에 가고 싶어요. […e-gago sipeoyo.] ● Please stop here.

여기서 세워주세요. [Yeogiseo sewo juseyo.]

Shopping ● How much is this?

이거 얼마예요? [Igeo eolma eyo?] ● I’ll take this.

이걸로 주세요. [Igeollo juseyo.] ● Do you take credit cards?

신용카드 되나요? [Sinyong kadeu doenayo?] ● Can I try it on? 입어봐도 되나요? [Ibeobwado doenayo?] ● Can I get a discount, please? 조금만 깎아주세요. [Jogeuman kkakka juseyo.] ● Can I have the receipt? 영수증 주세요. [Yeongsujeung juseyo.]

Restaurants ● May I see the menu?

메뉴 좀 보여주세요. [Menu jom boyeo juseyo.] ● I would like…, please.

…주세요. […juseyo.]

Facilities and Businesses Lost & Found Hospital Police Station Restroom Pharmacy Bank Market Restaurant Airport Subway Bus Stop Train Station Convenience Store Department Store

분실물 보관소 병원 경찰서 화장실 약국 은행 시장 식당 공항 지하철 버스정류장 기차역

Bunsilmul bogwanso Byeongwon Gyeongchalseo Hwajangsil Yakguk Eunhaeng Sijang Sikdang Gonghang Jihacheol Bus jeongnyujang Gichayeok

편의점

Pyeonuijeom

백화점

Baekhwajeom

Numbers 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 100 1000

영/공 일/하나 이/둘 삼/셋 사/넷 오/다섯 육/여섯 칠/일곱 팔/여덟 구/아홉 십/열 이십 백 천

yeong/gong il/hana i/dul sam/set sa/net o/daseot yuk/yeoseot chil/ilgop pal/yeodeol gu/ahop sip/yeol isip baek cheon


TRAVEL INFORMATION

SMARTPHONE APPS Korea Travel Guide Book [Eng] This is the application version of KTO’s “Korea Travel Guide” book. This mobile travel guide lets you read about attractions while keeping track of your trip. The app lets you take pictures, record voice notes and keep memos of your favorite attractions, which you can then save directly on the application. You can also share specific pages with friends, check current weather and currency rates, hear Korea pronunciations, and connect to the 1330 Korea Travel Hotline. The app is also linked to Google map. K-Books [Eng, Chi & Jpn] K-Books is an e-book app launched by the Korea Tourism Organization. It provides various publications by KTO including tourist maps, travel guidebooks, and other informative publications, as well as books on Korea and its culture. If you are planning to visit Korea, or are already in Korea and need help planning your trip, K-Books will help you out. Visit Korea [Eng] Visit Korea provides users with useful and up-to-date travel information about Korea. The newest version has added more helpful information and functions such as route finding, offline bookmarks, trip planning, and mobile coupons. The app is available on a range of iOS, Android, and tablet platforms with optimized settings for each operating system. BENIKEA [Eng] BENIKEA is Korea’s mid-priced hotel chain operated by the Korea Tourism Organization. This application introduces BENIKEA hotels nationwide and includes hotel specs and nearby tourist attractions. The app also helps you make quick and easy reservations at the BENIKEA hotel of your choice. Smart Tour Guide [Eng, Chi & Jpn] The Smart Tour Guide is a digital audio guide that offers cultural and historical information about Korea’s famous tourist attractions, museums and cities. Download the audio files over a WiFi connection to listen to them whenever and wherever you want. MediApp Korea [Eng, Chi & Jpn] MediApp Korea is your guide to medical tourism in Korea. It provides general information on health and beauty as well as detailed information on Korea’s medical institutions including their locations, contact numbers, doctor profiles, treatment costs and more.

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Map of KOREA

0

철원

Yeoncheon

Yangju Gimpo

의정부

Guri

구리

Seoul

Bucheon 부천 Anyang

Incheon

Asan

태안

Eumseong 음성

보령

황해

고창

영광

장성

Muan 무안

남원

Gwangju 광주

Suncheon

나주

Jeollanam-do

목포

강진

Haenam

Jindo Is. 진도

순천

경상남도

Uiryeong

Yangsan

Gimhae

의령

진주

양산

김해

Changwon

Busan

창원

하동

Sacheon

Geoje

사천

부산

거제

Tongyeong Namhae

Yeosu

밀양

Jinju

Hadong

울산

Miryang

Sancheong 산청

Ulsan

창녕

합천

경주

경산

Changnyeong

Hapcheon

Hamyang

Gyeongju

Gyeongsan

대구

거창

광양

통영

Korea Strait 대한해협

남해

여수

Jangheung 장흥

Daegu

고령

Gwangyang

영암

Gangjin

영천

Seongju

Gyeongsangnam-do

전라남도 Yeongam

Mokpo

포항

Yeongcheon

구미

Goryeong

구례

청송

Pohang

Gumi

Geochang

Gokseong 곡성 Gurye

Yeongdeok Cheongsong 영덕

군위

영동

함양

영양

Gunwi

김천

전라북도 Jangsu Jeongeup 장수 Imsil 정읍 임실 Sunchang 순창 Namwon

Yeongyang

경상북도

Gimcheon

성주

전주

동해

Gyeongsangbuk-do

상주

무주

Jeollabuk-do

Naju

의성

Sangju

Daejeon

익산

담양

안동

문경

Muju

Yeonggwang Jangseong Damyang

Andong

Mungyeong

Jeonju

Gimje Buan 김제 Gochang

예천

Iksan

군산

East Sea

영주

Yecheon

Yeongdong

Gunsan

부안

Goesan

금산

울진

봉화

Yeongju

Nonsan Geumsan 논산

서천

Uljin

Bonghwa

충청북도

계룡

부여

Seocheon

단양

제천

대전 Gyerong

Buyeo

삼척

Danyang

Jecheon

Uiseong

공주

Samcheok

태백

영월

청주

Sejong Chungcheongnam-do 세종 Gongju

동해

Taebaek

Yeongwol

괴산

홍성

충청남도 Boryeong

평창

Cheongju

Hongseong

Yellow Sea

Chungju

천안

예산

Donghae

정선

Wonju

충주

Cheonan

아산

Yesan

Taean

횡성

Chungcheongbuk-do

안성

평택

Jeongseon

원주

Anseong

Pyeongtaek

서산

여주

용인

오산

Dokdo Is. 독도

Hoengseong

Pyeongchang

Icheon Yongin 이천

수원

울릉도

강릉

홍천

Yeoju

성남

Ulleungdo Is.

Gangneung

강원도

양평

Seongnam 광주

Osan Dangjin 당진 Seosan

Gyeonggi-do Gwangju

Ansan Suwon

Gangwon-do

Hongcheon

남양주

하남

안양

안산

춘천

Namyangju

Yangyang 양양

Chuncheon

가평

속초

인제

양구

경기도 서울 Hanam Yangpyeong

김포

인천

Uijeongbu

양주

고양

Gapyeong

포천

동두천

Goyang

화천

Sokcho

Inje

Hwacheon Yangu Pocheon

Dongducheon

강화

고성

Cheorwon 연천

Ganghwa

24km 48km

Goseong

DMZ

Goheung 고흥

해남

Wando Is. 완도

Expressway

Seoul

Railroad

Incheon & Gyeonggi-do p. 110

Jeollabuk-do

p. 155

Busan

p. 120

Gwangju & Jeollanam-do

p. 160

Gangwon-do

p. 128

Daegu & Gyeongsangbuk-do p. 167

Airport

Jejudo Island

p. 135

Ulsan & Gyeongsangnam-do p. 174

Ferry Terminal

Chungcheongbuk-do p. 144

KTX

Jejudo Island

제주도

Jeju

제주

Seogwipo 서귀포

Metropolitan Cities City (si ) / County (gun)

p. 86

Daejeon & Chungcheongnam-do p. 149


KTX TIMETABLE

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Gyeongbu Line From Seoul to Busan Train Incheon Geomam Haengsin NO. Int’l Airport 101 103

Seoul 5:10 5:30

Gwangmyeong 5:26 5:46

331

5:40

5:56

105 107 109 111 251 113

6:00 6:25 6:40 7:00 7:10 7:30

6:16 6:41 6:57 7:17 7:27 7:46

6:10 7:00

301 115 201

7:40 6:55

7:17

8:00 8:10

351

8:22

117 119 121 123 1

8:30 8:50 9:00 9:30 9:45

8:28

303 125

9:25 9:07

9:26

333

10:10

203

10:15

353

10:20

233 127 129 131 133 241 135 137

8:16 8:26 Yeongdeungpo 8:33

12:15 12:30

305

12:40

205 139 141 143 145 147 149

12:55 13:00 13:10 13:30 14:00 14:15 14:30

12:07

12:26 13:00

307

14:15

14:40

209

14:55

153

15:00

155

15:30

10:31 Suwon 10:48 11:33 11:16 12:20 12:31 12:46

16:05

16:51

16:30

16:49

17:25 17:45 18:00

Mon–Fri

9:56 Gupo 10:37

10:17 10:49 10:47 10:53

10:51 11:07

11:19

Miryang 12:19

12:47

13:12

13:33

12:44

13:05 13:09 13:27 13:42 14:43 14:51 14:56 15:13

11:51

13:30

14:10 14:30 14:45 15:29

12:18 12:22 12:41 12:56 13:57 14:05 14:10 14:26 14:37 14:41 14:57 15:12 15:21 15:56 16:06 16:20 16:31

16:20

16:47

16:05

16:55

16:31

17:21 17:09

17:36

18:00

17:46 17:55 18:11 18:27 18:31

12:41 13:06 13:21 14:21 14:30 14:29 14:45 Miryang 15:08

Gupo 15:33 15:05 15:22 15:37

15:40 16:21 16:30 16:39 Miryang 17:03 17:06 17:40 Miryang 18:07

18:46 Miryang 19:02

18:17

19:07

19:26

19:54

17:50 18:00

18:41 18:56

19:00

19:30 19:43

18:31 18:45 19:00 19:05 19:19

18:29

19:13 19:00 19:29 19:34

19:27 19:35 19:56 20:01 20:10

Miryang 19:45 19:46

Miryang 20:33

19:22 Gupo 20:10 20:01 20:21 Gupo 20:58 20:36

20:40

179 181 183 255 185 257

21:00 21:30 22:00 22:40 23:00 23:30

21:16 21:46 22:16 22:56 23:16 23:46

Dongdaegu

Gimcheon (Gumi)

20:35

108 110 232

6:30 7:00 7:15

304

7:20

112 114 116 242 118

7:30 7:55 8:30 8:45 9:00

306

9:15

120 122 124 126

9:20 9:30 9:50 10:00

352

10:15

206 128 130 132

10:20 10:30 11:00 12:00

Fri–Sun

308

12:10

Fri–Sun

134 136

12:20 12:30

Fri–Sun Fri–Sat

Sat–Sun

Sat–Sun

18:44

19:38

315

6:10

15:45

18:34 18:41 18:58 19:19

20:30

302

18:07 Gupo 18:32 18:13 18:20 18:36 18:58 Gupo 19:26

20:20

177

4:50 5:00 5:20 5:30 6:00

Sat–Sun

17:34

19:02 19:06 19:16 Yeongdeungpo 19:03 19:13 19:30 19:46 19:50 20:06 20:00

339

4:45

12:55

17:41

18:54 19:30

202 102 204 104 106

Fri–Sun

17:20

18:35

332

13:12

17:40

173 215 175

Busan

12:41

Gupo 17:28

18:40 18:45 18:50 19:00

Train NO. 250 252 254

12:56

15:26 15:43 15:58 16:08 16:42 16:51 17:07

313

19:05

20:54

19:31 19:23

19:42

20:32

19:48

19:46 19:55 20:06

20:36 20:45 21:02

19:29 Suwon 19:34

20:35

20:21

20:49

20:36

0:23

21:10

21:24 21:32 21:44

Fri

21:51

22:03

22:24

21:20 21:41 22:03

21:39 22:00

21:51

22:12 22:30 22:49

Sat–Sun

23:19

Fri–Sun

21:36

21:21

22:11

21:26

22:16

22:04 22:35 23:04 23:51 0:00 0:41

0:09

21:44

21:32

21:41

23:33

21:13

Gupo 21:32

20:30 20:50 21:07

21:39 22:39 23:19

20:52

20:41

21:15 22:17

20:35

20:40 Gyeongsan 20:42 Miryang 21:06 20:55

22:10

22:37 22:54 23:25 23:54

Miryang 22:42

22:28 Gupo 23:07

22:58 Miryang 23:08 23:13 23:44 0:13

0:50

Gupo 23:33 23:25

23:45

0:25

23:46 0:12 0:46

1:15

1:36

From Busan to Seoul

11:12 11:23 11:41 11:56 12:02

11:57

Miryang 12:34

Fri–Sun

11:46

12:07

18:05

* Information above was gathered in March 2015.

8:47 9:12 9:29 9:47

18:30

223 169 171 357

Mon

11:16 11:22 11:32 11:51 12:06 13:01 13:15 13:20 13:36

Remark

8:42

12:02

18:22

19:01

7:53 8:18

11:12

11:54

17:55

18:30

7:32 7:57 Gupo 8:29 8:26

Gupo 12:44 12:19 Gupo 13:00 12:34

11:47

17:41

18:10

11:18

11:04

17:14

17:32

Busan

9:26

10:01 10:06

9:37

10:57

16:55 17:05 17:21 17:31

17:00 17:16 17:42 18:01 18:16

9:10

10:27 10:41 10:49 11:14

16:55 17:05

16:47

Ulsan

8:45

9:44 Gyeongsan 9:47 Miryang 10:11 10:20 10:25

10:00

16:40

Suwon 17:08

16:40

9:26

9:31 9:51 9:59 10:24

15:51 15:47

Singyeongju 7:20 7:44 Miryang 8:03

Mon–Fri

15:41

15:16

8:01 8:26 8:47 9:01

10:59

14:05 14:58

7:34 7:59 8:20

10:32

13:41

15:05

7:31

10:03

13:51 14:01 14:16 14:31 15:00 15:16 15:30

13:43 13:57

Dongdaegu 7:01 7:25

9:11 9:16

13:15

14:56

16:35

17:20

12:57 13:02 13:17

14:16

335

311

11:39 12:35 12:43

13:26

16:11 16:16

17:00

11:05 11:05

15:55 16:00 16:20 16:30

243

10:47 10:45

221 157 211 159

237 161

8:53

10:30 10:16

15:56

337

8:39 8:49 Suwon 8:55 9:05

7:05 7:30 7:51 8:11 8:22 8:36 8:41

9:16

15:40

355

7:33 7:53 8:04 8:17

9:33

309

163 213 165

6:39 7:04 7:20 7:40 7:50

10:34 10:30 10:50 11:00 12:00

Gimcheon (Gumi)

6:41

8:15

9:55 10:00

Cheonan Osong Daejeon -Asan 6:11 6:09 6:35

18:00

Fri

20:22 20:14 20:22 20:42

Fri–Sun

21:11

Sat–Sun

20:57

Fri–Sun

Ulsan

Gupo 4:59

5:58 6:22 Miryang Gupo 6:49 6:24 Gyeongsan 7:14 6:58 7:22 7:37 Gupo Miryang 7:33 7:58 7:58 8:17 8:29 8:58 9:07 9:19 9:22 Gupo Miryang 9:28 9:53 9:48 9:52 10:12 10:22 10:43 10:42 10:52 11:22 12:22 Gupo 12:23

12:40

13:02

138 208 140 2 236 142

13:00 13:10 13:30 13:45 13:55 14:00

13:22

14:08

144 210

14:05 14:20

Miryang 5:24 5:19

5:22 5:42

354

334

Singyeongju

11:04

Miryang 12:48 12:48 12:58

Seoul 7:13 7:26 8:33

6:51

7:14

7:37

7:52

5:39 5:48 6:08 6:18 6:48

6:56 7:09

7:13

6:32 6:46 7:01 7:11 7:47

7:19 7:32 7:43 7:59 8:33

7:34 7:55 7:58 8:14 8:48

7:25

7:50

8:24

7:18 7:48 8:05

8:30

8:11 8:41 9:04

6:13

7:28 8:10 8:47 8:28 9:04 9:21

8:32

9:25

8:18 8:48 9:18 9:40 9:48

9:11 9:47 10:11 10:33 10:47

10:28

10:26

11:19

11:36

10:08 10:18 10:38 10:48

11:01 11:11 11:36 11:41

9:13

10:13

11:03

11:03 11:09 11:24 11:48 12:50

11:34

13:22

13:47

12:13

13:08 13:18

12:08 12:17 12:47 13:43

14:27

13:38

13:47 13:58 14:15

14:40 14:51 15:08

14:43 14:48

15:36 15:41

15:21 14:59 15:08

15:46

10:10 10:40 10:56 11:10

8:58 9:27 9:50

10:32

Mon 8:25

8:42 Mon Mon–Fri

9:13 9:42

11:25

11:42

11:44 Sat–Sun

11:44 12:16

12:18 12:05 Suwon 13:07

Yeongdeungpo 13:29 12:48

12:34 13:10 14:06

14:29

14:44

11:56 12:01 12:33 12:39 13:38 13:03 13:23 13:44 14:54

Sat–Sun 13:43 15:24

15:41

15:17

14:17 14:51 14:57 15:08

10:08 10:55 11:24

11:18

11:41

Suwon 15:39 15:09

14:57 15:06 16:07 15:44 15:48 15:58 16:02

Fri–Sun

16:15 16:04

16:20 15:52 16:01

Mon

10:16

14:21 14:00 14:11

Incheon Remark Haengsin Geomam Int’l Airport 7:43 8:00

9:21

9:28

11:56

13:34

Miryang 14:47 14:39 14:48

Gwangmyeong 6:48 7:11 8:18

5:57

13:14

14:23 14:22 Gupo 14:22 14:27

Daejeon Osong CheonanAsan 5:55 6:13 6:25 6:18 6:36 6:48 7:25 7:43 7:55

16:09 16:24

16:37 17:01

17:16

16:39 16:52

17:05 17:07

Fri–Sun 17:35

17:52 Sat–Sun


KTX TIMETABLE

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Gyeongbu Line From Seoul to Busan Train Incheon Geomam Haengsin NO. Int’l Airport 101 103

Seoul 5:10 5:30

Gwangmyeong 5:26 5:46

331

5:40

5:56

105 107 109 111 251 113

6:00 6:25 6:40 7:00 7:10 7:30

6:16 6:41 6:57 7:17 7:27 7:46

6:10 7:00

301 115 201

7:40 6:55

7:17

8:00 8:10

351

8:22

117 119 121 123 1

8:30 8:50 9:00 9:30 9:45

8:28

303 125

9:25 9:07

9:26

333

10:10

203

10:15

353

10:20

233 127 129 131 133 241 135 137

8:16 8:26 Yeongdeungpo 8:33

12:15 12:30

305

12:40

205 139 141 143 145 147 149

12:55 13:00 13:10 13:30 14:00 14:15 14:30

12:07

12:26 13:00

307

14:15

14:40

209

14:55

153

15:00

155

15:30

10:31 Suwon 10:48 11:33 11:16 12:20 12:31 12:46

16:05

16:51

16:30

16:49

17:25 17:45 18:00

Mon–Fri

9:56 Gupo 10:37

10:17 10:49 10:47 10:53

10:51 11:07

11:19

Miryang 12:19

12:47

13:12

13:33

12:44

13:05 13:09 13:27 13:42 14:43 14:51 14:56 15:13

11:51

13:30

14:10 14:30 14:45 15:29

12:18 12:22 12:41 12:56 13:57 14:05 14:10 14:26 14:37 14:41 14:57 15:12 15:21 15:56 16:06 16:20 16:31

16:20

16:47

16:05

16:55

16:31

17:21 17:09

17:36

18:00

17:46 17:55 18:11 18:27 18:31

12:41 13:06 13:21 14:21 14:30 14:29 14:45 Miryang 15:08

Gupo 15:33 15:05 15:22 15:37

15:40 16:21 16:30 16:39 Miryang 17:03 17:06 17:40 Miryang 18:07

18:46 Miryang 19:02

18:17

19:07

19:26

19:54

17:50 18:00

18:41 18:56

19:00

19:30 19:43

18:31 18:45 19:00 19:05 19:19

18:29

19:13 19:00 19:29 19:34

19:27 19:35 19:56 20:01 20:10

Miryang 19:45 19:46

Miryang 20:33

19:22 Gupo 20:10 20:01 20:21 Gupo 20:58 20:36

20:40

179 181 183 255 185 257

21:00 21:30 22:00 22:40 23:00 23:30

21:16 21:46 22:16 22:56 23:16 23:46

Dongdaegu

Gimcheon (Gumi)

20:35

108 110 232

6:30 7:00 7:15

304

7:20

112 114 116 242 118

7:30 7:55 8:30 8:45 9:00

306

9:15

120 122 124 126

9:20 9:30 9:50 10:00

352

10:15

206 128 130 132

10:20 10:30 11:00 12:00

Fri–Sun

308

12:10

Fri–Sun

134 136

12:20 12:30

Fri–Sun Fri–Sat

Sat–Sun

Sat–Sun

18:44

19:38

315

6:10

15:45

18:34 18:41 18:58 19:19

20:30

302

18:07 Gupo 18:32 18:13 18:20 18:36 18:58 Gupo 19:26

20:20

177

4:50 5:00 5:20 5:30 6:00

Sat–Sun

17:34

19:02 19:06 19:16 Yeongdeungpo 19:03 19:13 19:30 19:46 19:50 20:06 20:00

339

4:45

12:55

17:41

18:54 19:30

202 102 204 104 106

Fri–Sun

17:20

18:35

332

13:12

17:40

173 215 175

Busan

12:41

Gupo 17:28

18:40 18:45 18:50 19:00

Train NO. 250 252 254

12:56

15:26 15:43 15:58 16:08 16:42 16:51 17:07

313

19:05

20:54

19:31 19:23

19:42

20:32

19:48

19:46 19:55 20:06

20:36 20:45 21:02

19:29 Suwon 19:34

20:35

20:21

20:49

20:36

0:23

21:10

21:24 21:32 21:44

Fri

21:51

22:03

22:24

21:20 21:41 22:03

21:39 22:00

21:51

22:12 22:30 22:49

Sat–Sun

23:19

Fri–Sun

21:36

21:21

22:11

21:26

22:16

22:04 22:35 23:04 23:51 0:00 0:41

0:09

21:44

21:32

21:41

23:33

21:13

Gupo 21:32

20:30 20:50 21:07

21:39 22:39 23:19

20:52

20:41

21:15 22:17

20:35

20:40 Gyeongsan 20:42 Miryang 21:06 20:55

22:10

22:37 22:54 23:25 23:54

Miryang 22:42

22:28 Gupo 23:07

22:58 Miryang 23:08 23:13 23:44 0:13

0:50

Gupo 23:33 23:25

23:45

0:25

23:46 0:12 0:46

1:15

1:36

From Busan to Seoul

11:12 11:23 11:41 11:56 12:02

11:57

Miryang 12:34

Fri–Sun

11:46

12:07

18:05

* Information above was gathered in March 2015.

8:47 9:12 9:29 9:47

18:30

223 169 171 357

Mon

11:16 11:22 11:32 11:51 12:06 13:01 13:15 13:20 13:36

Remark

8:42

12:02

18:22

19:01

7:53 8:18

11:12

11:54

17:55

18:30

7:32 7:57 Gupo 8:29 8:26

Gupo 12:44 12:19 Gupo 13:00 12:34

11:47

17:41

18:10

11:18

11:04

17:14

17:32

Busan

9:26

10:01 10:06

9:37

10:57

16:55 17:05 17:21 17:31

17:00 17:16 17:42 18:01 18:16

9:10

10:27 10:41 10:49 11:14

16:55 17:05

16:47

Ulsan

8:45

9:44 Gyeongsan 9:47 Miryang 10:11 10:20 10:25

10:00

16:40

Suwon 17:08

16:40

9:26

9:31 9:51 9:59 10:24

15:51 15:47

Singyeongju 7:20 7:44 Miryang 8:03

Mon–Fri

15:41

15:16

8:01 8:26 8:47 9:01

10:59

14:05 14:58

7:34 7:59 8:20

10:32

13:41

15:05

7:31

10:03

13:51 14:01 14:16 14:31 15:00 15:16 15:30

13:43 13:57

Dongdaegu 7:01 7:25

9:11 9:16

13:15

14:56

16:35

17:20

12:57 13:02 13:17

14:16

335

311

11:39 12:35 12:43

13:26

16:11 16:16

17:00

11:05 11:05

15:55 16:00 16:20 16:30

243

10:47 10:45

221 157 211 159

237 161

8:53

10:30 10:16

15:56

337

8:39 8:49 Suwon 8:55 9:05

7:05 7:30 7:51 8:11 8:22 8:36 8:41

9:16

15:40

355

7:33 7:53 8:04 8:17

9:33

309

163 213 165

6:39 7:04 7:20 7:40 7:50

10:34 10:30 10:50 11:00 12:00

Gimcheon (Gumi)

6:41

8:15

9:55 10:00

Cheonan Osong Daejeon -Asan 6:11 6:09 6:35

18:00

Fri

20:22 20:14 20:22 20:42

Fri–Sun

21:11

Sat–Sun

20:57

Fri–Sun

Ulsan

Gupo 4:59

5:58 6:22 Miryang Gupo 6:49 6:24 Gyeongsan 7:14 6:58 7:22 7:37 Gupo Miryang 7:33 7:58 7:58 8:17 8:29 8:58 9:07 9:19 9:22 Gupo Miryang 9:28 9:53 9:48 9:52 10:12 10:22 10:43 10:42 10:52 11:22 12:22 Gupo 12:23

12:40

13:02

138 208 140 2 236 142

13:00 13:10 13:30 13:45 13:55 14:00

13:22

14:08

144 210

14:05 14:20

Miryang 5:24 5:19

5:22 5:42

354

334

Singyeongju

11:04

Miryang 12:48 12:48 12:58

Seoul 7:13 7:26 8:33

6:51

7:14

7:37

7:52

5:39 5:48 6:08 6:18 6:48

6:56 7:09

7:13

6:32 6:46 7:01 7:11 7:47

7:19 7:32 7:43 7:59 8:33

7:34 7:55 7:58 8:14 8:48

7:25

7:50

8:24

7:18 7:48 8:05

8:30

8:11 8:41 9:04

6:13

7:28 8:10 8:47 8:28 9:04 9:21

8:32

9:25

8:18 8:48 9:18 9:40 9:48

9:11 9:47 10:11 10:33 10:47

10:28

10:26

11:19

11:36

10:08 10:18 10:38 10:48

11:01 11:11 11:36 11:41

9:13

10:13

11:03

11:03 11:09 11:24 11:48 12:50

11:34

13:22

13:47

12:13

13:08 13:18

12:08 12:17 12:47 13:43

14:27

13:38

13:47 13:58 14:15

14:40 14:51 15:08

14:43 14:48

15:36 15:41

15:21 14:59 15:08

15:46

10:10 10:40 10:56 11:10

8:58 9:27 9:50

10:32

Mon 8:25

8:42 Mon Mon–Fri

9:13 9:42

11:25

11:42

11:44 Sat–Sun

11:44 12:16

12:18 12:05 Suwon 13:07

Yeongdeungpo 13:29 12:48

12:34 13:10 14:06

14:29

14:44

11:56 12:01 12:33 12:39 13:38 13:03 13:23 13:44 14:54

Sat–Sun 13:43 15:24

15:41

15:17

14:17 14:51 14:57 15:08

10:08 10:55 11:24

11:18

11:41

Suwon 15:39 15:09

14:57 15:06 16:07 15:44 15:48 15:58 16:02

Fri–Sun

16:15 16:04

16:20 15:52 16:01

Mon

10:16

14:21 14:00 14:11

Incheon Remark Haengsin Geomam Int’l Airport 7:43 8:00

9:21

9:28

11:56

13:34

Miryang 14:47 14:39 14:48

Gwangmyeong 6:48 7:11 8:18

5:57

13:14

14:23 14:22 Gupo 14:22 14:27

Daejeon Osong CheonanAsan 5:55 6:13 6:25 6:18 6:36 6:48 7:25 7:43 7:55

16:09 16:24

16:37 17:01

17:16

16:39 16:52

17:05 17:07

Fri–Sun 17:35

17:52 Sat–Sun


146 148

14:30 14:40

310

14:45

150 222 244 152 154

15:00 15:10 15:20 15:30 15:40

336

15:55

14:52 Gupo 14:58 15:22 15:32 15:42

15:08 Miryang 15:23 15:44 15:58

16:02 Gupo 16:09 16:22 Gupo 16:38

Miryang 16:34

156

16:00

312

16:25

158 160 162 164 258

16:30 16:40 16:55 17:30

17:02 17:17

17:29

356

17:50

18:12

18:24

168

18:00

18:22

314

18:15

170 172

18:25 19:00

338

19:15

214 174 216 176

19:20 19:25 19:50 20:00

340

20:15

178

20:20

358

20:30

316

20:55

180 218 182 184 186 220

21:00 21:10 21:30 22:00 22:30 22:50

Miryang 17:03 16:58

15:17 15:27

16:10 16:26

16:27

15:56

16:49

17:06

15:48 16:04 16:09 16:18 16:28

16:41 16:57 17:02 17:11 17:21

17:07

18:00

16:48

17:13

17:47

17:36

18:01

18:35

17:18 17:28 17:48 18:14

18:11 18:21 18:41 19:07 19:15

18:44

19:37

18:34 18:54 Miryang Gupo 18:53 19:29 18:28 Gyeongsan 19:18 18:47 18:59 19:19 19:22 19:49 Gupo Miryang 20:27 19:29 19:54 19:49 19:59 20:18

19:47 20:22 Gupo 20:28

Miryang 20:53 20:48

20:52 Gupo 21:08 21:22

Miryang 21:33 21:38 21:58

22:22 22:52

15:52

20:09 20:19 20:38 20:48

19:19

21:13

17:26 17:34 17:38

17:55 17:52

From Yongsan to Gwangju & Mokpo 18:19 Fri Fri–Sun

17:47 18:07

18:09 18:22

Fri–Sat

18:42

18:57

Sat–Sun

18:58 18:28

19:33 18:57

19:20 19:18 19:43 20:14 20:23

18:44 18:58 19:33

19:30 19:45 Suwon 20:50

19:28 19:53 20:08

20:39 20:34 21:11

21:20

21:43

21:02 21:11 21:31 21:46

21:25 21:28 21:48 22:35

22:01

22:18

21:18

22:12

22:06

22:59

23:16

21:48 21:58 22:18 22:48 23:17 23:34

22:41 22:51 23:17 23:41 0:16 0:27

22:58

20:57 21:34

21:22 21:49

21:48 21:58

6:29 7:50

10:56 15:26 16:26 17:21 19:26 22:06

19:50

6:15 7:01 8:16 9:24 9:42 9:52 10:10 11:40 14:42 16:10 17:10 17:53 18:11 20:17 22:50 6:43

10:39 12:09

23:19

0:07 23:55 23:49 0:12 0:49 1:17 1:23

23:48

Fri–Sun

23:55

0:16 Fri–Sun

Sat–Sun

Jin- Changwon- Chang yeong jungang -won Masan Haman Jinju Remark

13:33 16:29

11:37 12:11 13:42 18:03

21:54 0:17

8:04 8:45 10:04 11:29

11:55

19:33

18:58 19:58 22:05

20:07 0:47

8:15 8:56 9:07 10:14 11:42 12:17 13:48 16:40 18:08 19:08 20:12 22:16 22:27 0:52

8:40 9:25

Mon Sat–Sun

Jinju Haman Masan 4:50 6:12

5:18 6:31 6:43 9:28 9:58 10:25 11:45 12:35 13:06 13:33 14:53 15:12 15:24 17:33 18:00 19:28 19:48 21:18

20:48 21:25

5:10 6:05

6:31

6:41

6:54 7:35

8:27

8:37

9:50 10:17

8:00

10:27

8:50 9:50 10:15

5:50 7:11 8:14 9:08

12:10 13:00

12:44 13:34

10:44

14:39

16:05 16:32

16:42

17:35

18:09

18:30 18:57

19:07

19:30 19:57

20:07

21:15 22:20

21:49 22:54

12:43 13:12

14:05 14:05

7:25 8:28

10:55 11:50 12:14

14:52 15:45 16:10 16:55 17:25 18:23 18:15 18:40 19:21 19:30 19:56 20:20 21:25

14:45 15:09 16:38 17:13 18:04 18:42 18:57 19:39 20:14 22:05

6:55

20:50 22:19

9:11 9:29 10:36 12:06 12:15

15:37

18:11 19:25 19:40 20:40 22:08 22:26

7:20 8:17 9:21 9:55 10:18 11:15 12:31 12:56 14:17 14:58 15:17 16:02 16:13 17:18 17:44 18:51 19:50 20:19 21:20 22:07 23:33 22:51

8:29

7:42 8:43 9:44

9:00 9:23 10:02 10:34 10:58 11:52

12:43 12:57 13:19 15:21 15:29 15:43 16:25

8:20

10:26 10:52

8:46

11:07 12:06

11:40 12:39

13:51

14:01 14:27

16:11

16:44

17:02 18:08

17:35 18:18 18:44

19:45

19:55 20:21

21:11

21:21 21:47

22:56 0:25

23:29 0:58

13:35 13:36 15:15 16:02

Fri–Sun

16:42 17:06

17:29 18:08 19:03 19:17

8:10 10:16

18:26 18:50 20:27 20:53

20:42 21:43 22:29 23:55 23:03

22:00 22:25 0:11 23:56

Non- Gye- Seo- Osong Cheonan- Gwang- Yong- Haengsin Geom- Incheon Int’l Remark san ryong daejeon Asan myeong san am Airport 7:04 7:29 7:52 8:15 8:40 8:00 8:17 8:32 9:14 9:27 9:31 9:55 10:35 11:00 10:10 10:26 11:09 11:22 11:34 11:49 12:13 12:36 12:49 12:04 12:20 12:39 13:09 13:30 14:05 14:22 13:51 14:16 14:39 14:52 13:59 14:30 15:22 15:21 16:03 16:16 16:00 16:25 16:48 17:01 15:57 16:15 16:31 16:56 17:19 17:40 18:06 17:20 17:50 18:08 18:37 18:50 18:27 18:51 19:14 19:27 19:21 19:39 19:51 20:14 20:27 Fri–Sun 19:45 20:01 20:19 20:49 21:02 19:58 20:14 20:32 20:44 21:07 21:30 22:05 22:22 20:56 21:39 22:02 22:26 21:22 21:39 22:22 22:43 23:08 21:56 22:21 22:45 23:06 23:30 22:55 23:26 23:51 0:14 0:27 23:34 23:59 0:22 0:35 0:33 1:24

Jeolla Line From Yongsan to Yeosu-Expo

12:42 14:13 17:05 Fri–Sun

22:45

From Masan & Jinju to Seoul Train NO. 482 402 404 406 484 408 410 412 414 486 416 418

18:58

6:13 7:37 8:40 9:32 10:56 11:26 13:00 13:36 14:30 15:09 15:33 16:57 17:36 18:29 19:06 19:20 20:04 20:44 21:03 22:31 22:44 23:43

23:29

18:47

17:05 18:10 18:35 19:35 20:25 21:55

16:24 17:28

602 502 604 504 606 506 608 508 510 610 512 612 514 624 516 614 518 616 520 618 522 524

23:52

7:53

15:35

Fri–Sun

23:28

9:39 11:04 11:37 13:08 16:04 17:33

13:58

Iksan

23:28

7:06 7:51 09:07 10:32 11:06 12:36 15:32 17:00 18:00 19:01 21:07 23:46

20:15

12:58

6:26 7:26 8:30 8:56 9:26 10:21 11:37 11:41 12:00 13:26 14:07 14:26 15:08 15:22 16:06 16:26 16:52 17:56 18:56 19:25 20:06 20:25 21:16 22:42 21:53 8:11

Train Mokpo Naju Gwangju- Gwang- Jang- Jeongeup Gimje NO. Songjeong ju seong

22:42

From Seoul to Masan & Jinju

5:31 6:06 7:27

12:42 13:35

8:05 8:35 9:35 10:52 11:10 12:35 13:21 13:35 14:22

5:58 6:58 7:57 8:28 8:58

From Gwangju & Mokpo to Yongsan

23:09

Gwang- Cheonan- Osong Dae- Gimcheon Dong- Mirmyeong Asan jeon (Gumi) daegu yang

10:20

5:35 6:35

Fri–Sun

Gyeongjeon Line Train Incheon Haeng- Seoul Int’l GeomNO. Airport am sin 481 5:15 401 5:50 483 7:10 403 8:10 8:40 405 9:10 407 10:40 409 12:50 13:09 13:45 485 15:10 411 16:10 413 17:05 415 19:10 417 21:50

7:15

5:20 6:20 7:23 7:50 8:20 9:20 10:37 10:55 12:20 13:05 13:20 14:07 14:25 15:20 15:50 16:50 17:55 18:20 19:20 20:10 21:40 20:50

Fri–Sun

23:05

23:57 0:34 1:02 1:08

Gwang- CheonanSeo GyeJang- Gwang- Gwangju- Naju Mokpo Remark Haengsin Yongsan myeong Asan Osong -daejeon ryong Nonsan Iksan Gimje Jeongeup seong ju Songjeong

22:03 22:22 22:28 22:43

22:53 Yeongdeungpo 23:46

0:10 0:39

21:42

Train Incheon Int’l GeomNO. Airport am 501 601 503 603 505 507 605 9:38 9:57 509 607 623 511 609 513 515 611 517 15:50 16:09 613 519 615 521 523 617

22:17

22:30 Suwon 23:24

23:15 23:58

Mon–Fri

21:26

22:09

22:18

20:07

20:48

21:11

20:11 20:48

19:50

21:19 20:33

21:08

23:42

17:27

18:38

21:25

22:43

Honam Line

17:11 17:21 17:47

17:04

19:53 20:22

20:14

16:56 17:06

Chang- ChangwonMir- Dong- Gimcheon Cheonan- GwangHaeng- Geom- Incheon Jinyeong Daejeon Osong Seoul Int’l Remark won jungang yang daegu (Gumi) Asan myeong sin am Airport Mon 5:24 5:39 5:56 6:28 7:21 7:38 8:09 8:24 6:49 7:04 7:21 7:55 8:20 8:54 9:17 9:40 10:05 10:35 10:52 9:39 10:33 11:26 11:43 12:13 12:40 13:06 10:31 10:39 11:03 11:37 12:31 13:14 13:29 11:56 12:20 12:55 13:48 14:33 14:48 Sat–Sun 12:41 13:09 13:42 14:35 15:16 15:31 13:44 14:38 15:31 16:12 16:27 15:30 15:45 16:02 16:35 17:00 17:33 17:50 18:19 18:34 18:11 19:04 19:57 20:20 20:43 20:58 19:39 20:33 21:26 21:50 22:24 Fri–Sun 19:54 20:09 20:26 20:59 21:52 22:35 22:50 21:30 21:54 22:28 23:22 0:02 0:17

Train Incheon HaengInt’l GeomNO. Airport am sin 701 715 6:00 703 705 10:20 707 717 709 15:50 16:09 711 713

Yong- Gwang- Cheonan- Osong Seo- Gye- Nonsan Iksan Jeonju Namwon san myeong Asan daejeon ryong 5:20 6:37 8:20 10:55 13:50 15:20 16:50 19:20 21:15

5:35 6:53 8:35 11:10 14:06 15:35 17:05 19:35 21:30

5:58 7:24 8:58 11:41 16:06 17:28 20:06

6:26 6:55 7:23 7:38 7:43 8:13 8:37 8:52 9:26 10:21 10:36 12:00 12:15 12:59 13:14 14:52 15:21 15:46 16:01 16:26 17:21 17:36 17:56 18:11 18:54 19:09 20:25 20:40 21:23 21:38 22:16 23:07 23:22

8:04 9:19 11:02 13:40 16:27 18:02 19:36 22:04 23:48

Gokseong

Gu- Sun- Yeo- Yeosuryegu cheon cheon Expo Remark 8:22

8:37 9:52 11:36 14:11 16:45 17:01 18:33 20:07 22:38 22:14 0:19

11:12

8:50 8:58 10:05 10:13 11:55 14:24 14:32 17:20 18:46 18:54 20:20 20:28 22:51 22:59 0:32 0:40

From Yeosu-Expo to Yongsan Train Yeosu- Yeo- Sun- Gurye- Gok- Namwon Jeonju Iksan Nonsan Gye- Seo- Osong Cheonan- Gwang- Yong- Haeng- Geom- Incheon Int’l Remark NO. Expo cheon cheon gu seong ryong daejeon Asan myeong san sin am Airport 702 5:10 5:17 5:31 5:46 6:04 6:30 6:47 7:38 8:02 8:26 8:39 714 7:30 7:38 7:52 8:22 8:49 9:05 9:56 10:38 10:51 704 9:40 9:47 10:02 10:25 10:35 11:02 11:26 12:04 12:20 12:39 13:09 13:30 14:05 14:22 716 11:20 11:27 11:41 12:11 12:37 13:00 13:51 14:16 14:39 14:52 706 12:50 12:57 13:11 13:41 14:07 14:30 15:21 16:03 16:16 708 15:15 15:34 16:06 16:32 16:57 17:20 17:50 18:08 18:37 18:50 710 19:00 19:07 19:21 19:44 19:54 20:20 20:44 21:22 21:39 22:22 22:43 23:08 20:53 21:19 21:35 22:27 22:52 23:15 23:37 0:02 718 19:55 20:03 20:19 20:34 712 21:05 21:12 21:26 22:20 22:44 23:34 23:59 0:22 0:35


146 148

14:30 14:40

310

14:45

150 222 244 152 154

15:00 15:10 15:20 15:30 15:40

336

15:55

14:52 Gupo 14:58 15:22 15:32 15:42

15:08 Miryang 15:23 15:44 15:58

16:02 Gupo 16:09 16:22 Gupo 16:38

Miryang 16:34

156

16:00

312

16:25

158 160 162 164 258

16:30 16:40 16:55 17:30

17:02 17:17

17:29

356

17:50

18:12

18:24

168

18:00

18:22

314

18:15

170 172

18:25 19:00

338

19:15

214 174 216 176

19:20 19:25 19:50 20:00

340

20:15

178

20:20

358

20:30

316

20:55

180 218 182 184 186 220

21:00 21:10 21:30 22:00 22:30 22:50

Miryang 17:03 16:58

15:17 15:27

16:10 16:26

16:27

15:56

16:49

17:06

15:48 16:04 16:09 16:18 16:28

16:41 16:57 17:02 17:11 17:21

17:07

18:00

16:48

17:13

17:47

17:36

18:01

18:35

17:18 17:28 17:48 18:14

18:11 18:21 18:41 19:07 19:15

18:44

19:37

18:34 18:54 Miryang Gupo 18:53 19:29 18:28 Gyeongsan 19:18 18:47 18:59 19:19 19:22 19:49 Gupo Miryang 20:27 19:29 19:54 19:49 19:59 20:18

19:47 20:22 Gupo 20:28

Miryang 20:53 20:48

20:52 Gupo 21:08 21:22

Miryang 21:33 21:38 21:58

22:22 22:52

15:52

20:09 20:19 20:38 20:48

19:19

21:13

17:26 17:34 17:38

17:55 17:52

From Yongsan to Gwangju & Mokpo 18:19 Fri Fri–Sun

17:47 18:07

18:09 18:22

Fri–Sat

18:42

18:57

Sat–Sun

18:58 18:28

19:33 18:57

19:20 19:18 19:43 20:14 20:23

18:44 18:58 19:33

19:30 19:45 Suwon 20:50

19:28 19:53 20:08

20:39 20:34 21:11

21:20

21:43

21:02 21:11 21:31 21:46

21:25 21:28 21:48 22:35

22:01

22:18

21:18

22:12

22:06

22:59

23:16

21:48 21:58 22:18 22:48 23:17 23:34

22:41 22:51 23:17 23:41 0:16 0:27

22:58

20:57 21:34

21:22 21:49

21:48 21:58

6:29 7:50

10:56 15:26 16:26 17:21 19:26 22:06

19:50

6:15 7:01 8:16 9:24 9:42 9:52 10:10 11:40 14:42 16:10 17:10 17:53 18:11 20:17 22:50 6:43

10:39 12:09

23:19

0:07 23:55 23:49 0:12 0:49 1:17 1:23

23:48

Fri–Sun

23:55

0:16 Fri–Sun

Sat–Sun

Jin- Changwon- Chang yeong jungang -won Masan Haman Jinju Remark

13:33 16:29

11:37 12:11 13:42 18:03

21:54 0:17

8:04 8:45 10:04 11:29

11:55

19:33

18:58 19:58 22:05

20:07 0:47

8:15 8:56 9:07 10:14 11:42 12:17 13:48 16:40 18:08 19:08 20:12 22:16 22:27 0:52

8:40 9:25

Mon Sat–Sun

Jinju Haman Masan 4:50 6:12

5:18 6:31 6:43 9:28 9:58 10:25 11:45 12:35 13:06 13:33 14:53 15:12 15:24 17:33 18:00 19:28 19:48 21:18

20:48 21:25

5:10 6:05

6:31

6:41

6:54 7:35

8:27

8:37

9:50 10:17

8:00

10:27

8:50 9:50 10:15

5:50 7:11 8:14 9:08

12:10 13:00

12:44 13:34

10:44

14:39

16:05 16:32

16:42

17:35

18:09

18:30 18:57

19:07

19:30 19:57

20:07

21:15 22:20

21:49 22:54

12:43 13:12

14:05 14:05

7:25 8:28

10:55 11:50 12:14

14:52 15:45 16:10 16:55 17:25 18:23 18:15 18:40 19:21 19:30 19:56 20:20 21:25

14:45 15:09 16:38 17:13 18:04 18:42 18:57 19:39 20:14 22:05

6:55

20:50 22:19

9:11 9:29 10:36 12:06 12:15

15:37

18:11 19:25 19:40 20:40 22:08 22:26

7:20 8:17 9:21 9:55 10:18 11:15 12:31 12:56 14:17 14:58 15:17 16:02 16:13 17:18 17:44 18:51 19:50 20:19 21:20 22:07 23:33 22:51

8:29

7:42 8:43 9:44

9:00 9:23 10:02 10:34 10:58 11:52

12:43 12:57 13:19 15:21 15:29 15:43 16:25

8:20

10:26 10:52

8:46

11:07 12:06

11:40 12:39

13:51

14:01 14:27

16:11

16:44

17:02 18:08

17:35 18:18 18:44

19:45

19:55 20:21

21:11

21:21 21:47

22:56 0:25

23:29 0:58

13:35 13:36 15:15 16:02

Fri–Sun

16:42 17:06

17:29 18:08 19:03 19:17

8:10 10:16

18:26 18:50 20:27 20:53

20:42 21:43 22:29 23:55 23:03

22:00 22:25 0:11 23:56

Non- Gye- Seo- Osong Cheonan- Gwang- Yong- Haengsin Geom- Incheon Int’l Remark san ryong daejeon Asan myeong san am Airport 7:04 7:29 7:52 8:15 8:40 8:00 8:17 8:32 9:14 9:27 9:31 9:55 10:35 11:00 10:10 10:26 11:09 11:22 11:34 11:49 12:13 12:36 12:49 12:04 12:20 12:39 13:09 13:30 14:05 14:22 13:51 14:16 14:39 14:52 13:59 14:30 15:22 15:21 16:03 16:16 16:00 16:25 16:48 17:01 15:57 16:15 16:31 16:56 17:19 17:40 18:06 17:20 17:50 18:08 18:37 18:50 18:27 18:51 19:14 19:27 19:21 19:39 19:51 20:14 20:27 Fri–Sun 19:45 20:01 20:19 20:49 21:02 19:58 20:14 20:32 20:44 21:07 21:30 22:05 22:22 20:56 21:39 22:02 22:26 21:22 21:39 22:22 22:43 23:08 21:56 22:21 22:45 23:06 23:30 22:55 23:26 23:51 0:14 0:27 23:34 23:59 0:22 0:35 0:33 1:24

Jeolla Line From Yongsan to Yeosu-Expo

12:42 14:13 17:05 Fri–Sun

22:45

From Masan & Jinju to Seoul Train NO. 482 402 404 406 484 408 410 412 414 486 416 418

18:58

6:13 7:37 8:40 9:32 10:56 11:26 13:00 13:36 14:30 15:09 15:33 16:57 17:36 18:29 19:06 19:20 20:04 20:44 21:03 22:31 22:44 23:43

23:29

18:47

17:05 18:10 18:35 19:35 20:25 21:55

16:24 17:28

602 502 604 504 606 506 608 508 510 610 512 612 514 624 516 614 518 616 520 618 522 524

23:52

7:53

15:35

Fri–Sun

23:28

9:39 11:04 11:37 13:08 16:04 17:33

13:58

Iksan

23:28

7:06 7:51 09:07 10:32 11:06 12:36 15:32 17:00 18:00 19:01 21:07 23:46

20:15

12:58

6:26 7:26 8:30 8:56 9:26 10:21 11:37 11:41 12:00 13:26 14:07 14:26 15:08 15:22 16:06 16:26 16:52 17:56 18:56 19:25 20:06 20:25 21:16 22:42 21:53 8:11

Train Mokpo Naju Gwangju- Gwang- Jang- Jeongeup Gimje NO. Songjeong ju seong

22:42

From Seoul to Masan & Jinju

5:31 6:06 7:27

12:42 13:35

8:05 8:35 9:35 10:52 11:10 12:35 13:21 13:35 14:22

5:58 6:58 7:57 8:28 8:58

From Gwangju & Mokpo to Yongsan

23:09

Gwang- Cheonan- Osong Dae- Gimcheon Dong- Mirmyeong Asan jeon (Gumi) daegu yang

10:20

5:35 6:35

Fri–Sun

Gyeongjeon Line Train Incheon Haeng- Seoul Int’l GeomNO. Airport am sin 481 5:15 401 5:50 483 7:10 403 8:10 8:40 405 9:10 407 10:40 409 12:50 13:09 13:45 485 15:10 411 16:10 413 17:05 415 19:10 417 21:50

7:15

5:20 6:20 7:23 7:50 8:20 9:20 10:37 10:55 12:20 13:05 13:20 14:07 14:25 15:20 15:50 16:50 17:55 18:20 19:20 20:10 21:40 20:50

Fri–Sun

23:05

23:57 0:34 1:02 1:08

Gwang- CheonanSeo GyeJang- Gwang- Gwangju- Naju Mokpo Remark Haengsin Yongsan myeong Asan Osong -daejeon ryong Nonsan Iksan Gimje Jeongeup seong ju Songjeong

22:03 22:22 22:28 22:43

22:53 Yeongdeungpo 23:46

0:10 0:39

21:42

Train Incheon Int’l GeomNO. Airport am 501 601 503 603 505 507 605 9:38 9:57 509 607 623 511 609 513 515 611 517 15:50 16:09 613 519 615 521 523 617

22:17

22:30 Suwon 23:24

23:15 23:58

Mon–Fri

21:26

22:09

22:18

20:07

20:48

21:11

20:11 20:48

19:50

21:19 20:33

21:08

23:42

17:27

18:38

21:25

22:43

Honam Line

17:11 17:21 17:47

17:04

19:53 20:22

20:14

16:56 17:06

Chang- ChangwonMir- Dong- Gimcheon Cheonan- GwangHaeng- Geom- Incheon Jinyeong Daejeon Osong Seoul Int’l Remark won jungang yang daegu (Gumi) Asan myeong sin am Airport Mon 5:24 5:39 5:56 6:28 7:21 7:38 8:09 8:24 6:49 7:04 7:21 7:55 8:20 8:54 9:17 9:40 10:05 10:35 10:52 9:39 10:33 11:26 11:43 12:13 12:40 13:06 10:31 10:39 11:03 11:37 12:31 13:14 13:29 11:56 12:20 12:55 13:48 14:33 14:48 Sat–Sun 12:41 13:09 13:42 14:35 15:16 15:31 13:44 14:38 15:31 16:12 16:27 15:30 15:45 16:02 16:35 17:00 17:33 17:50 18:19 18:34 18:11 19:04 19:57 20:20 20:43 20:58 19:39 20:33 21:26 21:50 22:24 Fri–Sun 19:54 20:09 20:26 20:59 21:52 22:35 22:50 21:30 21:54 22:28 23:22 0:02 0:17

Train Incheon HaengInt’l GeomNO. Airport am sin 701 715 6:00 703 705 10:20 707 717 709 15:50 16:09 711 713

Yong- Gwang- Cheonan- Osong Seo- Gye- Nonsan Iksan Jeonju Namwon san myeong Asan daejeon ryong 5:20 6:37 8:20 10:55 13:50 15:20 16:50 19:20 21:15

5:35 6:53 8:35 11:10 14:06 15:35 17:05 19:35 21:30

5:58 7:24 8:58 11:41 16:06 17:28 20:06

6:26 6:55 7:23 7:38 7:43 8:13 8:37 8:52 9:26 10:21 10:36 12:00 12:15 12:59 13:14 14:52 15:21 15:46 16:01 16:26 17:21 17:36 17:56 18:11 18:54 19:09 20:25 20:40 21:23 21:38 22:16 23:07 23:22

8:04 9:19 11:02 13:40 16:27 18:02 19:36 22:04 23:48

Gokseong

Gu- Sun- Yeo- Yeosuryegu cheon cheon Expo Remark 8:22

8:37 9:52 11:36 14:11 16:45 17:01 18:33 20:07 22:38 22:14 0:19

11:12

8:50 8:58 10:05 10:13 11:55 14:24 14:32 17:20 18:46 18:54 20:20 20:28 22:51 22:59 0:32 0:40

From Yeosu-Expo to Yongsan Train Yeosu- Yeo- Sun- Gurye- Gok- Namwon Jeonju Iksan Nonsan Gye- Seo- Osong Cheonan- Gwang- Yong- Haeng- Geom- Incheon Int’l Remark NO. Expo cheon cheon gu seong ryong daejeon Asan myeong san sin am Airport 702 5:10 5:17 5:31 5:46 6:04 6:30 6:47 7:38 8:02 8:26 8:39 714 7:30 7:38 7:52 8:22 8:49 9:05 9:56 10:38 10:51 704 9:40 9:47 10:02 10:25 10:35 11:02 11:26 12:04 12:20 12:39 13:09 13:30 14:05 14:22 716 11:20 11:27 11:41 12:11 12:37 13:00 13:51 14:16 14:39 14:52 706 12:50 12:57 13:11 13:41 14:07 14:30 15:21 16:03 16:16 708 15:15 15:34 16:06 16:32 16:57 17:20 17:50 18:08 18:37 18:50 710 19:00 19:07 19:21 19:44 19:54 20:20 20:44 21:22 21:39 22:22 22:43 23:08 20:53 21:19 21:35 22:27 22:52 23:15 23:37 0:02 718 19:55 20:03 20:19 20:34 712 21:05 21:12 21:26 22:20 22:44 23:34 23:59 0:22 0:35


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