The whole neighborhood of Haebangchon is filled with history as it once was a place were refugees fled to during the Korean War.
Seoul National Cemetery (국립서울현충원)
In this Cemetery are entombed more than 165,000 soldiers, martyrs, police officers, and reserves forces.
The Second Incursion Tunnel (제2땅굴)
The Second Incursion Tunnel was discovered on March 24, after some North Korean defectors alerted the South Korean government that the North Korean Leader had ordered its troops to dig tunnels in order to invade the South.
Gyeongju Yangdong Village (경주 양동마을)
Gyeongju Yangdong Village is the largest traditional village of Korea.
Buamdong is a quiet and picturesque neighborhood, located between the mountains Inwangsan and Bukhansan.
Ikseondong Hanok Village (익선동)
Ikseongdong Hanok Village is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the center of the city.
Donggureung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (구리 동구릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
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 [...]
Naganeupseong Folk Village (낙안읍성)
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 [...]
Bomunho Lake (보문호)
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 [...]
Gyeongju Wolseong Palace Site (Banwolseong Fortress) (경주 월성(반월성))
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 [...]
DMZ ( 디엠지 )
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 [...]
The 4th Tunnel (제4땅굴)
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.
Jeongseon Ararichon Folk Village (JSIMC) ( 정선아라리촌 )
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 [...]
Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy (병산서원)
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 [...]
Sorae Church ( 소래교회 )
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 [...]
DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall ( DMZ 영상관 )
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 Observatory (을지전망대)
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 [...]
Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun Gate) (동대문 – 흥인지문)
Heunginjimun Gate was built to protect Hanseongbu, which historically housed important government facilities. Heunginjimun Gate was the gate on the east side of the outer wall of Seoul Fortress among eight gates. It is referred to as Dongdaemun Gate as well. The gate was constructed during King Taejo’s 5th year Read more [...]
Hwaseong Haenggung Palace (화성행궁)
A haenggung is a temporary palace where the king and royal family retreated to during a war. Hwaseong Haenggung Palace is the largest one of these, use by the Joseon kings since the time of King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800). In addition to being used as a shelter during war, King Read more [...]
Seodaemun Independence Park (서대문독립공원)
Seodaemun Independence Park was built on the former Seoul Guchiso (Detention Camp). It was used to imprison thousands of Korean independence activists until the liberation from the Japanese occupation on August 15, 1945, as well as the political prisoners during the political turmoil in 1960. When the prison was moved Read more [...]
Woryeonggyo Bridge (월영교)
Opened in 2003, the Woryeonggyo Bridge (387m in length and 3.6m in width) is the longest pedestrian overpass made of wood in Korea. Woryeonggyo Bridge harbors a tragic yet beautiful legend about a wife who made a pair of Mituri (hemp shoes) out of her hair in heartfelt yearning and Read more [...]
JSA Conference room ( JSA 컨퍼런스룸 )
The conference center in Panmunjeom is surrounded by the Joint Security Area (JSA) and measures 800 meters in diameter. It is the only portion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face. It was used as a filming location of the movie “JSA (Joint Security Read more [...]
Freedom House ( 자유의 집 )
The freedom house is built in July, 1998. The freedom house is located in JSA (Join Security Area) on South Korea’s area. In this 4 floors building, there are Inter-Korean Liaison Division and inter-Korean Red Cross to give communication service between North Korea and South Korea.
Sukjeongmun Gate (북악산 숙정문)
Of the 4 Great Gates (Sukjeongmun, Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, and Seodaemun), established by the Emperor of 1396, Sukjeongmun is called the north gate. Located to the north of Seoul, this gate, with Gyeongbokgung Palace in the center and Changaemun (Jahamun) to the right, makes up the wings of the north gate. Read more [...]
Camp Bonifas ( 캠프 보니파스 )
Camp Bonifas is a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the southern boundary of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. It was 2,400 meters south of the Military Demarcation Line, which forms the border between South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and North Korea(the Democratic People’s Republic of Read more [...]
Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon (창덕궁과 후원) (UNESCO World Heritage)
Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, Read more [...]
Jangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (영월 장릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
Jangneung is the tomb of Danjong, the 6th king of the Joseon Dynasty (r. 1441-1457). After having the throne taken away by Suyang Daegun, his uncle, Danjong was condemned to exile in Yeongwol County, where he was later murdered and his remains were abandoned in the Dongang River. When no Read more [...]
Haemi Martyrdom Holy Ground (Yeosutgol) (해미순교성지(여숫골))
Haemi Martyrdom Holy Ground is the site where nearly 1,000 Catholics in Chungcheongnam-do were buried alive during the time between the Byeongin Persecution in 1866 (3rd year of King Gojong) and 1882 (19th year of King Gojong). At that time, Catholics were executed outside Haemieupseong Fortress’ Seomun Gate (West Gate). Read more [...]
Solmoe Holy Ground (솔뫼성지)
‘Solmeo’ gets its name from a small cluster of pine trees. The first Korean priest, Saint Kim Dae-gun Andrea was born here on August 21, 1821 and continued to live until he was seven to escape from persecution by following his grandfather to Handeok-dong, Yongin (Golmaemashil). Furthermore, it is where Read more [...]
Jeoldusan Martyrs Grounds (절두산 순교성지)
Past names of Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine included Yongdubong (Dragon Head Peak) and Jamdubong (Silkworm Head Peak), but was renamed in 2000. Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine is the site of the Byeonin Persecution of 1866, where many Roman Catholics were brutally murdered. This site was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Read more [...]