Dumulmeori literally means ‘two water area,’ and refers to the place where Bukhangang River and Namhangang River meet. The dock for an ancient-style ferry and weeping willows add to the rustic beauty of this area. Another attraction at this site is the three 400-year-old Zelkova trees that appear as one Read more [...]
The area surrounding the Hantangang River (한탄강) has is littered with countless volcanic rocks from past volcanic activity. These rocks are basaltic, and are commonly called gombo (a face with chicken pox marks) rock because they are covered in small holes that form from air bubbles when volcanic lava cools Read more [...]
Gwangmyeong Cave is where joys and tears of coal mining workers remained intact. It was the heart of the evolution of modern industries in Korea and also a historical site of the Japanese colonial period. It takes pride itself as being the only one cave found in the metropolitan cities. Read more [...]
This park is connected to Seoripul Park and Montmartre Park. Combining Seorigol Park and Montmartre Park is commonly called Seoripul Park. It is a great place to do work-out with various facilities and consists of relatively easy trails to explore.
Dosan Park was built to commemorate a patriotic spirit and educational philosophy of Dosan An Chang-ho. Having many coffee shops and restaurants around the park, it is a popular place to stroll and go on a date.
The barbecue spot in the Yangjae Citizen’s Wood is equipped with the ventilated roof shaped shelter matching with the park, six tables and grills along with the western design. It is limited to use up to 3 hours to have more people use the facilities. Visitors need to bring own Read more [...]
Visitors can enjoy the scenery of Yeouido Park with the cool breeze coming from the Han River. It is a great place for the family excursion or as a date course. Identification card is necessary when renting bicycles.
Yeouido Park spread along the Yeouidaero gives a streak of air to breathe to the building condensed Yeouido. The grass is well managed and it is good to unfold a mat to eat or rest. The bike road is nicely constructed and there are rental shops that rent bicycles, boards, Read more [...]
This jazz festival is held in dazzling spring. Top Korean and foreign artists come to perform. The four stages are installed in the Olympic Park so people can enjoy the performance of artists they like. In 2013, Mika, Damien Rice, Ramsey Lewis, and Jeff Bernat came to perform. (Website https://www.seouljazz.co.kr)
It is a music festival held in Nanji Hangang Park in Seoul. With the mild breeze and warm sunshine, rich and diverse music by different genre musicians spread up in the air. (website https://greenplugged.com)
It is an outdoor music festival held in Olympic Park in Seoul. Variety of singers, from indie bands to rock bands, perform all day long. Performances are continuously held on five different stages at the same time and people can choose the performance they like. It is a popular festival Read more [...]
It is a fortress of the period of the Three Kingdoms of Korea located near Achasan area. The total length of the fortress is 1124m, and the height is about 10m. Number of relics was excavated during the excavation on the fortification of the Achasanseong Fortress. Goguryeo potteries were mostly Read more [...]
It is the earthen fortifications inside the Olympic Park, which is assumed to be built between 3rd ~ 4th century which was the time period when Baekje was starting to form a country. It is a unique rampart with a dual structure of the exterior and interior fortresses, built by Read more [...]
It is the 4th biggest forest in Seoul. People who live nearby come often to walk the well-managed trails. There is a famous elevator that takes people up to the observatory that is even higher than the top of the mountain. The elevator goes up almost perpendicularly and shows the Read more [...]
Hongneung Arboretum is the first arboretum in Korea. Korea Forest Research Institute is managing this arboretum so it is only open to the public on weekends. It is a research centered arboretum and owns about 1,200 kinds of trees and the number the trees are almost 200,000. It is not Read more [...]
This park was constructed for the purpose of the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Now it is loved as a synthesized park that is suitable for physical training, cultural arts, history, and relaxation. Mongchontoseong Fortress that still has the trace of Baekje is preserved, and Read more [...]
It is a festival where visitors can see beautiful forsythias along the Ridge of Eungbongsan Mountain. Seen from far away, the entire mountain looks yellow with forsythias.
This cherry blossom festival is held at Seokchon Lake, one of the famous places for the cherry blossoms. The wide lake and the flowers together make fantastic scenery. There are variety of events to enjoy the festival such as art performances and the experience-events.
You can enjoy the beautiful night scenery and the silver grass field colored by the colorful lights coming from the Haneul Park in Seoul World Cup Stadium. In order to protect the wild plants and animals in the ecological park, the access of the Haneul Park is usually controlled, but Read more [...]
This festival was first held in 2008. The festival opens every year from early April to mid April, when the spring flowers bloom on the riverside of Jungnangcheon stream. In the section of 30~40 year old cherry blossom trees, variety of cultural performances, parades and art festivals are held. This Read more [...]
Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival is held every April in front of the Yeouiseoro. The festival is the mixture of cherry blossoms and cultural arts-there are variety of events such as the operation of flower coach, singing contest, spring flower festival parade with people and professional parade performance group. Day time Read more [...]
The town name Suseong-dong is originated from its loud, clear sound of the valley; the town is also introduced in the historical geography books of Joseon Dynasty such as ‘Dongguk Yeoji Bigo’ and ‘Hanseongjilak.’ The stone bridge named ‘Giringyo’ is the only bridge in the city that is preserved in Read more [...]
This rocky mountain made of granites is resting on the east side of Gyeongbokgung Palace. From the top of the mountain, with Gyeongbokgung Palace in the centre, Naksan Mountain, Baegaksan Mountain, Namsan Mountain, and Inwangsan Mountain that wrapped around Hanyang in Joseon era will spread in front of bare eyes. Read more [...]
With 342m of height, the old ramparts are still well preserved along down the ridge of the mountain. Changuimun Gate, one of the Seoul’s 4 mini gates, still stands between Inwangsan Mountain and the foot of Bukhansan Mountain in the west. The Blue House (Cheongwadae) is on the south of Read more [...]
Bukhansan National Park is one of the few natural parks in the world that exist in the urban area.
The tomb of General Kim Yusin (595-673) is Historic Site No. 21. It is located in a scenic area thick with pine trees, on the eastern hill of Mt. Songha. Known as the ‘Hero of Silla Kingdom,’ General Kim Yusin was the great grandson of King Guhae, Read more [...]
Hallim Park, located western 33km away from Jeju City and west of Mt. Hallasan along the beach in Hallimeup, is one of the most popular tourist spots on Jeju Island. It faces the pleasant scenery of Biyangdo Island, Hyeopjae Beach and Geumneung Beach. The park was established on barren Read more [...]
Designated as National Park in 1975, Deogyusan National Park (덕유산국립공원, 1,614m) covers four counties. The ridgeline from the Hyangjeokbong peak of Mt. Bukdeogyusan to Mt. Namdeogyusan is 17.5km, and the altitude is 1,200m high. There are five peaks over 1,330m above sea level and eight large valleys. Mt. Deogyusan is Read more [...]
Muuido Island is located in Jung-gu, Incheon which is not far from the mainland but is only accessible by ferry. Nearby are two smaller islands, Silmido Island and Somuuido Island. In olden times, small boats were used to go from Muuido Island to Somuuido Island but the two islands are Read more [...]