Donggureung Tombs are located in a large forest area, and they are the resting place of Joseon’s kings and queens. There are nine royal mausoleums and seventeen graves in total. The tombs are very large compared to other tombs in Korea, and the surrounding forest adds to the scenery. The Read more [...]
Light bulbs light up the darkness, phones connect people, TVs, and radios broadcast culture, and washing machines and refrigerators enrich our lives in various other ways. Electronics are essential parts of our everyday lives in modern society, and it is not exaggerating to say that electricity and electronics industry forms Read more [...]
Yeosu Maritime Cable Car is the first of its kind in Korea, connecting Dolsan Island and the mainland over the ocean. Passengers can choose between the standard cabins and crystal cabins. In particular, crystal cabins allow passengers to observe the ocean below ones feet, experiencing the thrill of being suspended Read more [...]
Naganeupseong Folk Village is located in Jeollanam-do Province, and contains a town castle that is over 18,000 Pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.3 sq m) in size. Within the east, south and west of the castle, about 100 families still reside, and the castle area has been very well preserved. You Read more [...]
Busan Gwangandaegyo Bridge (Busan 66, also called Gwangan-daero) stretches over 7.4km from Namcheon-dong (Suyeong-gu, Busan) to Centum City (U-dong, Haeundae-gu). It is the longest bi-level bridge over the ocean in Korea. In addition to providing a quick way to get around, the bridge offers breathtaking views of nearby attractions, including Read more [...]
Bomunho Lake is a man-made lake 1,652,900m² in size. It was built on the site of an old fortress in Mount Myeonghwalsan in the east of Gyeongju in accordance with the Gyeongju Bomun Tourist Resort development plan. There are many leisure facilities and parks around the lake, including an international Read more [...]
This was the location of the palace fortress during the Silla Dynasty (57 BC ~ AD 935). The fortress takes after its name, which, literally translated, means ‘a crescent moon shape on top of a hill’. The famous history books of Samgukyusa mention that Silla’s 4th King Seoktalhae (AD 57~80) Read more [...]
There are 3 legendary boundary gates at Mungyeong Saejae Provincial Park, on rough mountaintops, which are reputed to be too tall for even birds to fly over. Mungyeongsaejae, which overlays Mt. Joryeongsan, has always been the highest and most dangerous mountain pass. It was cleared during the time of King Read more [...]
Famous for its impressive night views of Songdo, Tri-Bowl is a multi-complex culture and arts center built to seem as if it is floating on water. Its unique architecture of three bowl-shaped buildings floating on water symbolizes Incheon, a city in harmony with the sky, ocean, and earth.
G-Tower one of the landmark buildings in Songdo. Inside, are banks, restaurants, post office, and office buildings. It is known for its unique architecture. There is a Sky Garden which is open to visitors in the day. Here you will be able to see Songdo in its entirety.
The 4km-wide, 240km-long buffer known as the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) slashes across the peninsula, separating North and South Korea. Lined on both sides by tank traps, electrical fences, landmines and armies in full battle readiness, it is one of the scariest places on earth. It is also one of the most Read more [...]
Gangnam Subway Station area is the prime district for those living south of the Hangang River. Gangnam-daero Avenue links Teheran-ro Road in the east to Jamsil and Sadang in the west. Kyobo Tower Crossroad connects Express Terminal to Noryangjin and west of Seoul. Hannam-daegyo Avenue in the north extends to Read more [...]
Banpo Hangang Park is located on the southern side of the river centering on Banpo Bridge (Jamsu Bridge) between Hamnam Bridge (upstream) and Dongjak Bridge (downstream). The Rainbow Fountain built on both sides of Banpo Bridge is registered 2008 in The Guinness Book of Records as the longest bridge fountain Read more [...]
This is Korea’s only church history museum, which possesses over 10,000 items, including books, magazines,literature, posters, and photos. There is an exhibit hall and a seminar room. Academic seminars, thematic exhibits, and planned exhibits are all held here.
The 4th Tunnel was discovered on March 3, 1990. It is located 1,200m from the Military Demarcation Line in the demilitarized zone of South Korea. This is the only tunnel to be discovered that provides full access to tour groups. Educational instruction is given in the square outside the tunnel.
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 Read more [...]
The Baek In-je House is a glamorous mansion with an unforgiving past. Built in 1913, the house was constructed by a pro-Japanese business tycoon with the intention of utilizing the mansion for political purposes. Japanese housing elements such as Tanami rooms, a middle corridor, and black pine can be found, Read more [...]
Located in Baekje Cultural Land (Buyeo, Chungcheongnam-do), the museum shows the history and culture of the Baekje Period (18 BC- 660 AD). Consisting of three floors (B1F-2F), the museum offers a Regular Exhibition Hall (divided into four areas by time period), a Special Exhibition Hall, a Bakje Experience Hall, Archives Read more [...]
Byeongsanseowon is a Confucian school that was established by esteemed Confucian scholars to pay tribute to the memory of Seong-nyong Yu (1542-1607), who was well-respected for his writings and personality. His mortuary tablet is enshrined at this school. Around the time of 1863, Confucian schools enjoyed many freedoms under the Read more [...]
The Dapdong Cathedral of St. Paul can be found near Dongincheon Station up a steep Dap-dong neighborhood path. It is the center of Catholicism in Incheon and the site of the democratization movement in the city where numerous demonstrations were held. The center of the cathedral features one large tower Read more [...]
Sorae Church was the first Protestant Christian Church founded in Korea. Following the translation of the Bible into Korean, the church was built in 1884 by Suh Sang Yoon who had been converted to Christianity while in Manchuria. During this period, the western religion was strictly forbidden by the authorities, so Read more [...]
The Christian Martyr Memorial Hall was created in memory of the hundreds of Christians killed during the religious persecutions against Catholic Christians during the 19th century in Korea. During your visit, you will learn about the rich history and culture of the lives of Christians during the Japanese occupation until modern Read more [...]
Chopsticks House was the first chopsticks brand in Korea. It was founded with the hope to better Korean people’s lives through chopsticks, which seem trivial but are indispensable. This branch has been highly recognized since it opened in September 2013. Its chopsticks were purchased as the president’s gifts for overseas Read more [...]
Below Seongheungsanseong Fortress (built in 501 during the Baekje Kingdom) in Buyeo is an ancient temple called Daejosa (great bird temple). Inside the temple grounds stands a giant standing stone Buddha statue looking toward the east. The temple, which was founded during the 5th year of the Baekje Kingdom, has an Read more [...]
DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall is a place where you can watch a video which explains about the 3rd tunnel and other tunnels as well as history of the division of Korea.
Eulji Observation Platform, located near the Military Demarcation Line, is now one of the most informative relics dating back to the Korean Conflict. From the Eulji Observation Platform, North Korea soldiers on guard are visible and on clear days so is Birobong Peak of Geumgangsan Mountain. Every year over one Read more [...]
Yoon’s Color, previously known as the “Four Seasons House,” is located in Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul and features props, items, photos and sets from director Yoon Suk-Ho’s four seasons’ dramas series. “Autumn in my Heart (2000),” “Winter Sonata (2002),” “Summer Scent (2003),” and “Spring Waltz (2006)” are among some of the Read more [...]
Guinsa Temple, located below Yeonhwabong Peak of Sobaeksan Mountain, is the headquarters of the Cheontae Order of Korean Buddhism and now presides over 140 temples across the nation. Standing on a lot measuring a total of 15,014 square meters, the temple has an impressive, 5-story main sanctuary as well as Read more [...]
The Teddy Bear Museum in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do is a unique modern attraction. Instead of displaying realistic human sculptures, the museum uses hundreds of large and small teddy bears to depict the history of mankind (going back as far as the Age of Dinosaurs) as well as of the Silla Kingdom Read more [...]
Gyeongju World Culture Expo is a valuable cultural exposition which has attracted over 16.2 million visitors so far through eight runs since 1998. In particular, previous expos introduced: the harmony of traditional culture and ICT (Information and Communications Technology), Korean culture and global culture, abundant hallyu contents, and is the Read more [...]