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    Bears Town Ski Resort
    Bears Town is a ski Resort located near the city. It takes less than an hour from Seoul. During the winter season, you can enjoy night skiing under the bright lights. Beginners can safely enjoy skiing since an official beginners' slope called Little Bear is provided. Slopes are open to snowboarders and 400 m sledding hill is available for families to enjoy. -Take Bus No. 707 in front of Cheongnyangni train Station, and get off at Gwangneungnae. Take another bus for Ildong or taxi to at Bears Town Ski Resort. -Take the Ildong Bus at Sangbong Terminal, and get off at Naechon, Walk for 20 minutes or take a taxi for 5 minutes to Bears Town Ski Resort. -From Gyeonggi-do Uijeongbu bus terminal take a city bus No.21 bound for Gwangneung,after getting off at Gwangneung city take a taxi or city bus for Ildong. -At the stop across the Uijeongbu station take a bus No. 33 for naechon,then take a taxi (2km ) -Take Sangbong express bus bound for Ildong( 10 min interval), at naechon take Taxi(5min)or walk for 20min.
    Tel : +82-31-540-5000(Korean, English)
    Location : 295 Sohak-ri, Naechon-myeon, Pocheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    Open :November 24 .2003 ~ middle of March .2004(Slight changes may occur every year)
    Opening hours: 09:00~22:30
    closed: None
    Facilities : Indoor Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Bowling Alley, Sauna, Ski Shop, Karaoke, Arcade, Supermarket, Snack Corner, Restaurant, Camp Site, Paintball.
    Cheonmasan Ski Resort
    Cheonmasan Ski Resort is a place to enjoy Skiing as well as relaxing with no burdens at all due to its closeness to Seoul. It is open throughout the year. The best merit of cheonmasan Ski Resort is its 2 artificial slopes which is 700m and 1,300m long each, providing the visitors with facilities to be used all around the year.
    -Take a city coach bus in Seoul, get off at Mukhyeon-ri,Gyeonggi-do or get off at Maseok Terminal.
    Coach Bus: At Cheongryangri Station- No.330-1,No.765,No.765-1,No.1330,No.3300 At Samsil Station- No.115,No.901 At Gangbyeon Station- No.1115-2
    Tel : +82-31-594-1211(Korean/English)
    Open: December 4. 2003~ The beginning of March .2004 (small changes may occur depending on the weather)
    hours:09:00~22:30 / closed:None
    Facilities: cafeteria,amusement hall,observation platform ,Ski shop, coffee shop, snack bar
    Daemyung Vivaldi Park
    Daemyung Vivaldi Park is located Mt.Maebong san, 651 meters above sea level. Vivaldi Ski Resort has 13 slopes, and 10 lifts, including gondolas. You can ride snowboards at most of the courses. Of the 13 slopes, 2 are advanced , 7 are intermediate, and 2 are beginner. The two beginner slopes allow those of us who are learning to Ski for the first time to relax and enjoy the experience. -Take the city bus with the sign "Destination: Daemyung Vivaldi Park" at the Kangwon-do Hongcheon Intercity Bus Terminal. (first bus:06:00/last bus:21:00-operated 9 times a day ,but interval is not fixed)
    -At Jamsil stadium station (seoul subway No.2)exit No.1, take shuttle bus for Daemyeong.(start at 10:30 on weekday,Sunday/ 10:30,15:00 on Sat)
    Tel: +82-33-434-8311(Korean/English/Chinese)
    Location:San 125-16, Palbong-ri, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do
    Open: November 28.2003~ Early Mar.2004(there are slight changes every year)
    Open hour:8:30~22:00 on Mon~Thu/9:00~24:00 on Fri~ Sun
    Closed: None (changed accoding to weather)
    Facilities: Golf Range, Lake Park, Swimming Pool, Supermarket, Bowling Alley, Billiards, Table Tennis, Hair Salon, Photo Shop, Pharmacy, Sauna, Arcades, Karaoke, Play Room, Video Rental, Study Room, Cafeteria, Snack bar, Room Salons, Night Clubs.
    Hyundai Sungwoo Resort
    Hyundai sungwoo Resort has a condominium, youth hostel, and other accommodation facilities. Its a leisure town close to the city, only an hour and a half away from Seoul if you take the Yeongdong Highway. It is equipped with a variety of ski trails to fit the different levels of skiers, and it also boasts of having the first 8-person gondolas imported into Korea, as well as courses dedicated to snowboarding. Across the street from the Kangwon-do Wonju Express Bus Terminal(at Wonju local public office), take the shuttle bus or taxi to Hyundai sungwoo Resort. ( takes 40 min )
    Tel : +82-33-340-3000(Korean/English/Chinese/Japanese)
    Location:202 Duwon-ri, Dunnae-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do
    Homepage : / (Korean/English)
    Open: November 23.2003 ~ Early March .2004
    Open hour:08:30~22:30
    Facilities: Ski & Snowboard simulator, arcades, gym, sauna, health club, bowling alley, darts, swimming pool, billiards, small theater, table tennis, karaoke, bears, technotech, room-salon, internet cafe, seminar room
    Muju Ski Resort

    As a recreation area opened in 1990 in Mt. Deokyusan National Park, the Muju Ski Resort is an area of leisure and recreation with ski hills and winter sports facilities. There are 23 slopes with ski jumps and Nordic courses. The Silk Road, is the longest run nationwide with length of 6.2km, and the level of difficulty is just right for beginners and intermediate. The steepest course within Korea, the Raider Course is located at the peak. Muji Resort also hosted 1997 Winter Universiad. The skiing is the most well-known facility of Muju Resort but other facilities are beloved by visitors. In May of 1998, an 18 hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. There are other facilities such as Kids Land, Water Park, and hotels and condominiums. Others include the Convention Center, Western Medicine Sanitarium, and fitness center. Nearby, is Mt. Deokyusan National Park and other tourist sites such as Gucheon-dong Tourism Site, Jeoksangsanseong. Fortress and Anhuksa and Hoguksa Temple.
    City Coach Bus:from Seoul Nambu Terminal go to Muju,then at Muju Bus Terminal take
    Shuttle Bus( City Coach Bus Schedule 9:20, 10:40, 13:40, 14:35 /two and half hours travel time)
    Train: Go to Yeongdong by train,then take Bus at Yeongdong Terminal for Muju. Shuttle Bus is available at Muju Bus Terminal.
    Shuttle Bus Schedule: 5:00, 7:30 , 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 17:00, 21:30 (Slight change may occur)
    Tel : +82-63-322-9000(Korean)
    Location : San 43-15, Simgok-ri, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do
    Homepage : (Korean/English)
    Open: December 6.2003~ the end of March.2004(Slight changes may occur depending on the weather)
    hours: weekday-08:30~22:30 weekend-06:30~22:30
    closed: None( small changes may occur according to weather)
    Facilities : Hotel, Restaurants (Korean, Western), Lounge, Night Club, Pub, Billiards, Table Tennis, arcade, internetcafe, Supermarket, Sports Equipment Shop, Photo Shop, Amusement Park, and Sauna.

    Phoenix Park(SKI Resort)
    Phoenix Park presently has 13 skiing courses with unique slopes for the enjoyment of dynamic and exciting experiences. It operates a Snowboard Park with quality snow facilities for snow boarders. It is equipped with the first gondola lift in the nation, as well as the Key lift system, which enables the skier to make the choice among the beginner, intermediate, and the expert course. Many soap operas have been shot at Phoenix Park due to its beautiful scenery. Ever since Koreas most popular drama, Autumn Story, was shot here, Phoenix Park has been booming with customers. Take a bus that heads to Jangpyeong at the Dong-Seoul Express Bus Terminal when coming to Phoenix Park from Seoul. Get off at the Jangpyeong Express Bus Terminal and take the free shuttle bus that goes to Phoenix Resort. The shuttle runs every two hours from 9:00 ~ 21:00. 1.Take the bus bound for Jangpyeong from the Dongseolu Bus Terminal,and then take the free shuttle bus at Jangpyeong terminal Gangwon-do to Phoenix (9:00am ~9:00pm / 1 hour interval) Jangpyeong Terminal Telephone Information: +82-33-332-4209 2.Take the Shuttle Bus bound for Phoenix in front of the Glass Tower .(Samsung Station exit NO.3,4)
    Tel :+82-33-333-6000(Kor/Eng)
    Location : 1095 Myeonon-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    Homepage : (Korean/English/Japanese/Chinese)
    Open :November 28.2003 ~ The end of March. 2004(Small changes may occur every year)
    hours: 08:30~12:30/12:30~16:30/18:30~22:00/22:00~24:30 Closed: None
    Facilities: Swimming pool, sauna, play room, arcades, karaoke, bowling alley, billiards, convenience store, photo shop, souvenir shop, sports equipment shop, training range, hotel, restaurant, disco, fast food court, snack bar, coffee shop.
    Seoul Ski Resort
    Seoul Ski Resort, the closest ski Resort from Seoul, is the most adequate place to ski for one day. It has 4 slopes and 4 lifts, built upon Mt. Baekbongsan snow which is well known for heavy snow falls. The slopes also provide appropriate conditions to skiers of all levels.
    1.Take Express Bus No.765, No.765-1, No.1130 or Coach Bus No.165,No.165-2,No.65 in front of Hyundai Core at Seoul Cheongnyangni Train Station and get off at Seoul Ski Resort Station.
    2.Take the City Bus No.115-2,No.9-3 at Jangbyeon Station or take the Express Bus No.1115,No.901 at Jamsil Station and then get off at Seoul Ski Resort.
    Tel :+82-31-592-9400(Korean/English)
    Location : Seoul Resort, San 37-18, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Homepage : (Korean)
    Open: December 5. 2003~ February . 2004(Small changes may occur depending on the weather)
    Open hours:9:00~23:00
    Facilities : Education Building, Soccer Field, Basketball Court, Jogging Track, Training Center, Restaurant, Convenience store, Arcade, Coffee Shop, Fomentation Room, Snack Bar, Fishing, Paintball, Camp Site, Archery, Crossbow Range.
    YoungPyong Ski Resort
    As the oldest ski Resort, Yongpyong Resort with its yearly average temperature of 6.2 degrees Celsius maintains a long ski season with a lot of natural snow. Moreover, it is getting numerous compliments from skiers about its convenient facilities as a superior ski Resort.
    The Rainbow Course extends from the peak to the base, which is about 5 km. As the longest course, it is available to skiers of all levels. The level of difficulty varies among each course but Yongpyong makes it easy to switch from course to course while skiing down. A 3,742m long Gondola carrying 8 people is operated from the Ski House to the 1,438m peak, which is the Rainbow Course. On clear days, the East Sea and the whole Mt. Odaesan come into view from here. The scenery is truly the pride of Yongpyong and it deeply impresses its visitors. -Take a free shuttle bus to Hoenggye Yongpyong Resort from Hoenggye coach Bus Terminal in Gangwon-do.(Bus schedule: 10:00,11:00,12:00,14:00,16:30,17:30) -Takes 10 min by Taxi from Hoenggye coach Bus Terminal in Gangwon-do Province.
    Tel : +82-33-335-5757(Korean),+82-2-3404-8102~3(korean/Japanese/Chinese)
    Location : Location: 130 Yongsan-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
    Open: November 20, 2003 ~ beginning of April,2004 (Schedules may vary slightly each year.)
    Hours : 08:30~21:30
    Closings: None
    Facilities: Golf club, public golf range, putting, Alpine slider, swimming pool, sauna, disco, bowling alley, play room, billiards, sledding hill, health club, racquet ball court, PC room, karaoke, archery, bicycles, tennis court, campfire site, survival game, in-line skating, skate scooter, in-service education institute, cafeteria, supermarket, stationery store, photo shop, sports shop, restaurant.
    Yangji Pine Ski Resort
    Yanji Pine Ski Resort is a Resort town 40 minutes away from Seoul. There are slopes ,Varying in steepness , which satisfies both the beginners and experts. The yellow Course maintains a steady slope, and is just right for beginners. There is a free shuttle bus that goes directly to Yangji Pine Resort from Seoul. Please refer to the homepage or call the information desk for further details.
    1.Take the Express Bus at Nambu Terminal in Seoul, get off at Yongin or Yangji and then take Free shuttle bus. (Express Bus- first 6:15/ last 20:10 20min interval)
    2.Get off at Gyeonggi-do Yongin Bus Terminal -> Take Bus No.10 at the bus stop in front of Yongin Bus Terminal or take a direct bus to Yangji (20 min) -> Then take a taxi to Yangji Pine Ski Resort. (10min) *Shuttle bus is available at Yongin Bus Terminal ( only for winter season, once a hour)
    Tel: +82-31-338-2001 (Kor/Eng/Jpn/Chi)
    Location : 34-1 Namgok-ri, Yangji-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Homepage : (Kor/Eng/Jpn/Chn)
    Open: December 28 . 2003 ~ The beginning of March .2004 (Slight changes may occur depending on the weather)
    Closed: None (but, can be changed according to weather)
    Facilities : Restaurant, Snack Bar, Supermarket, Playground, Internet Cafe, Sauna, Karaoke, Arcade, Rock Cafe, Pub, Golf Course, Bowling Alley, Billiards, Volleyball Court, Health Center, Basketball Court, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool, Camp Site, Alpine Slider, Paintball, Ski Shop, Snow Removal Equipment, Observation Lounge, Snow sledding Hill, Youth Hostel.
    Sajo Ski Resort
    Sajo Ski Resort has 7 slopes of different levels, as well as 4 lifts and a rental shop which rents out over 40 sets of ski equipment. There are ski education schools in which ski instructors teach techniques for all levels. Sajo Ski Resort includes a family hotel as well as a youth hostel for convenience.
    Sajo Ski Resort is situated within the Suanbo Tourism Area, which is a large-scale tourism zone where transportation is convenient from cities and has a hot spring that can be used all year round. It is near other famous tour sites such as Danyang 8 Sights,Mt. Wolaksan, Mireuksa Temple Site, Tangeumdae, Chungju Dam, and Mungyeong Ceramies Village.
    -Take a city coach bus to Suanbo from chungcheongbuk-do Chungju Bus Terminal, then from Suanbo bus terminal, take a shuttle bus to Sajo Ski Resort.(winter season)
    -At seoul train station,take train for Chungju.
    Then take the bus bound for Suanbo terminal at Chungju station and then use the shuttle bus.
    Tel : +82-43-846-7660(Korean)
    Location : 641 Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju-si, Cheongbuk-do
    Open: December 6.2003~ early March. 2004
    Hours: weekday- 09:00~21:30 weekend/Holiday- 09:00~22:00
    Closed: None
    Facilities : Drive-in Theater, Korean Restaurant, Western Restaurant, Tuna Hoe Restaurant, Cafeteria, Snack Bar, Rental Shop, Souvenir Shop, Supermarket, Billiards, Banquet Hall, Camp Site, Self-training Institute
    Jisan Forest Ski Resort
    Jisan Forest Resort, which is 40 minutes from Seoul, is made with a full-line European style which comes smoothly down the mountain. The merit of a ski Resort which faces north is that it can easily maintain the quality of snow, as well as its new snow removal machine and management systems. Jisan Resort can avoid many of the difficulties of weather problems as well as being able to maintain the best quality of snow. Especially, it has completely opened up its slopes to snow boarders for the first time ever within the vicinity of Seoul. It is planning to expand the slopes separately for infants, beginners and visitors from southeast asan countries.
    1.The bus runs every 20 minutes from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. Take this bus and get off at Icheon coach bus terminal. Then take Bus No. 12 from Icheon and get off at Jisan Resort.(40 min ) 2.Take City Coach Bus No.9800 at Gangnam Station(exit No.3) or Yangjae Station(Yangjae bus station).
    (bus- 9:00~13:00 every hour/ 15:00/16:00/17:30/19:00/20:00)
    Tel :+82-31-638-8460 (Korean/English/Japanese/Chinese)
    Location : San 28-1 , Haewol-ri, Majang-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Open: November 26 .2003 - beginning of March. 2004 (change every year)
    Closed: Nonev
    Facilities: Snow Park for kids, playground for infants, ski shop, campsite, cycling course, basketball court, soccer field, putting course, golf practice range.

  • Casino
    Kangwon Land Casino
    Kangwon Land Casino was Koreas first casino ever to allow the admission of Koreans. It was established upon the Special law regarding support for the development of abandoned mine areas, which was passed in 1995 with the purpose of resuscitating the economy of such abandoned mine areas. Gangwon Land is a hotel Resort with 199 rooms at present, priding over its superior casino facilities with 960 slot machines and 100tables. Gangwon Land Casino has gentle dealers and serve free beverage with clean decoration.
    *Take the Gangwon Land Shuttle Bus from Gohan Train Station (10 min.) or take a taxi (10 min.)
    *Take a taxi from the Gohan Express Bus Terminal (10 min. / Fee: approx. 5,000 won)
    Tel : +82-33-590-7700(Kor,Jap, Eng)
    Location : 424 Sabuk5(gu)-ri, Sabuk-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
    Hours: Weekdays,Saturday : 10:00 am - 6:00 am of the following day Saturday :24 hours
    closed: None
    -Table games: Money exchange is available at the cashier situated within the game room. The games are played using chips exchanged directly from the dealer at the game table. Varieties: Black Jack, Baccarat, Roulette, Craps, thirty Big Wheels 5 kinds.
    -Slot machines: Games using 100 won or 500 won coins, or 1,000 won, 5,000 won and 10,000 bills. Bills can be exchanged to coins with the money exchange machine.
    Varieties : 480 slot machines 99 kinds *age limit : from age 19 and up (verification of identity is mandatory)
    -Admission fee : 5000 won * Caution: Taking pictures or admission after drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden.
    Hyatt Hotel Casino
    Hyatt Hotel Casino is situated in the Jungmun Tourist complex, and has a beautiful view of the Jungmun beach and Mt. Hallasan. It is 40 minutes from downtown and the airport, and 20 minutes from the Seogwipo area. The pride of Hyatt Hotel, the hotel casino has the finest gaming facilities. It is for foreigners only, and offers Roulette, Black Jack, Baccarat, slot machines among others. From Jeju International Airport, take a Limousine Bus No.600(15 min interval) or taxi. Total travel time about 50 minutes.
    Tel : +82-64-735-1501(Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    Location : 3039-1 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
    Hours: 24 hours
    Closed: None
    Facilities: Indoor & Outddor swimming pools, tennis court, trail course for jogging and walking, children's play room, table tennis, billiards.
    City Tours: cycling, horse riding, hunting, shooting, sea fishing, scuba diving, golf, submarine tour
    Jeju Kal Hotel Casino
    Jeju KAL Hotel Casino is for foreigners only, and offers games such as Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat, Big Wheel, and Tai-Sai. It is equipped with the highest quality facilities and the largest casino on Jeju-do island. KAL Hotel is also a first class tourist hotel of international standards, with two basement floors, 18 floors, and 282 rooms. 10 minute taxi ride from Jeju Airport Tel : +82-64-757-8111(Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    Location : 1691-9 Ido 1(il)-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    Hours: open 24 hours
    Closed: None
    Facilities: Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Restaurants, Coffee Shop, Lobby Lounge, Sky Lounge, Main Bar, Bakery, Convention Hall, Two Mid-size Convention Rooms, 8 Small Convention Rooms, Mens and Womens Saunas, Indoor Swimming Pool, Health Club, Aerobics Room. From the Sky Lounge, you can see the entire Jeju-si city and Mt. Hallasan.
    Oriental Hotel Casino
    The Oriental Hotel is situated at the seashore of Tapdong Beach, just 10 minutes from the airport, and has a great view of the ocean. The beach theater, famous for summer evening trail walks, the Jeju Bulwark, and seafood village are all near the hotel. The foreigners only casino is located in the basement of the hotel, and offers games such as Black Jack, Roulette, Tai sai, Baccarat and others. 10 minutes from the Jeju airport, with hotel shuttle bus coming every hour. From Jeju Hweri Ferry Terminal, a 5 minute taxi ride
    Tel : (064) 752-8222 (Kor) +82-64-752-8222
    Location : 1197 2-dong, Sam-do, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    Hours: 24 hours
    Closed: None
    Chosun Hotel Casino
    Chosun Hotel is inside the Gyeongju Bomun Tourist Complex.So it's so good distance to walk around. It is the only foreigner exclusive casino in the Gyeongsanbuk-do area. The casino has games such as Baccarat, Black Jack, Big Wheels, Roulette, Craps, and Slot Machines. that you can enjoy, and the bar inside the casino serves a variety of drinks and snacks for free.
    -Take City bus No. 10/11 at Gyeongju Express terminal or across the Gyeongju city bus terminal.( 20 min travel time )
    -From Pohang Airport, Ulsan airport , take a shuttle bus (40 min travel time).
    -At Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongju train station, take a shuttle bus (15 min travel time, run according to Saemaeul train time)
    Tel : +82-54-740-8135~6(Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    Location : 410-2 Sinpyeon-dong, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsanbuk-do
    Hours: Fri~ Mon :24 hours/ weekday:11:30~03:00
    Open :everyday
    Paradise Hotel Casino
    Paradise Hotel is located in the middle of Busans Haeundae beach. It is a first class hotel, composed of twin towers, the main building and a new addition. It is the best facilitated hotel in Haeundae area, with its 521 rooms, hot springs inside and outside the building, and a foreigners only casino. The casino provides games such as Black Jack, Baccarat, Roulette, Slot Machines among others. Get off at Haeundae station (Busan subway line no. 2),exit No.1 (walk 10min)
    - At Sasang Bus Terminal, take the bus bound for Haeundae: no. 31, 31-1 / takes about 45 minutes.
    - At Gimhae airport, a limousine bus goes to the hotel every 20 minutes / takes about 40 minutes.
    Tel : 051-749-3386 (Kor,Jap, Chi) +82-51-749-3386(Kor,Jap, Chi)
    Location : 1408-5 Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan-Gwangyeok-si
    Hours: 24 hours, no holidays
    Paradise Grand Casino
    The Paradise Grand Casino is located inside the Jeju Grand Hotel, about 10 mintues from the airport. This foreigners only casino offers Las Vegas style Black Jack, Baccarat, Tai-Sai, Big Wheel, Slot Machines, and other exciting games. You can have snacks and drinks while you enjoy the games.
    < List of Games>
    8 Black Jack tables / 16 Baccarat tables (2 large, 5 medium size, 9 small) / 5 Roulette Wheels / 1 Tai-Sai / 1 Big Wheel / 15 Slot Machines (13 Slot Machines, 7 Video Slot Machines)
    -From Jeju Aiport, take a taxi. (10 minute ride)
    -From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 100. (20 minute ride, then from Grand Hotel Junction, 3 minute walk)
    Tel : +82-64-740-7000(Kor, Chi, Jap, Eng)
    Location : 263-15 Yeon-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
    Hours: 24 hours, open all year
    Paradise Olympus Hotel Casino
    Paradise Olympus Hotel, which is in a very short distance from Incheon International Airport, is a superior business hotel near the representative places of Incheon, such as Wolmido. It has 175 rooms as well as Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Western restaurants. There is also a coffee lounge, various kinds of banquet rooms and a casino of a Las Vegas atmosphere. Paradise Olympus Casino was built for the purpose of serving foreign guests and a holds numerous amusing events every season. The kinds of games that can be played at this casino club are Roulette, Blackjack, Baccara, Tai-sai, Bigwheel, and Slotmachine.
    -3 minute walk from Incheon Station of Seoul Subway Line #1
    -Airport Limousine #306 between Incheon International Airport and the hotel runs every 20 minutes.
    Tel : 032-452-8862/+82-32-452-8862(Kor, Eng, Jap, Chi)
    Location : 3-2 Hang-dong 1ga , Jung-gu, Incheon
    Hours : 24 hours
    Facilities : Resaurant, sauna, and conference room
    Closed: none
    Paradise Walker Hill Casino
    Paradise Walker Hill Casino is a foreigners only casino, operating inside the Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, from where you can enjoy a fine view of the Han river nearby. This casino offers Baccarat, Black Jack, Roulette, Tai-Sai among others, and a variety of table games as well. The game tables are equipped Las Vegas style, and are the finest quality in Korea. It operates 24 hours a day, and about 400,000 foreign tourists come to enjoy casino games here. It is perhaps more famous outside the country than within it, and it has staff members who are fluent in many languages to serve the customers needs.
    -at Gangbyeon station (Line 2), exit number 1, and take the hotels shuttle bus at Techno market.(06:00~23:20, 20 min interval)
    -at Gwangnaru station (Line 5), exit number 1, and take the hotels shuttle bus at SK gas station.( 06:10~23:10, 20 min interval)
    Tel : +82-2-456-2121(Kor, Chi, Jap, Eng)
    Location : 21 San Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
    Hours: 24 hours, no holidays
    SeoRak Park Hotel Casino
    Seorak Park Hotel is surrounded by mountains, sea, lake and other natural beauties, and is equipped with 18 Ondol (traditional Korean heating system) beds, 64 Twins, 12 Triple and Deluxe Twin rooms, 9 Suites and others for a total of 121 rooms. The Seorak Park Hotel Casino is an international level casino, 167 pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.3 square meters) in size, and has games such as Baccarat, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Big Wheel, as well as slot machines. It is for foreigners only.
    -Take Bus No.7/7-1 from Sokcho City and get off at Seorak Park Hotel Casino bus stop.( 30 min travel time from Sokcho coach bus terminal/20 min travel time from Sokcho express bus terminal)
    -Takes 15 min by Taxi from Sokcho coach bus terminal.
    -Free shuttle bus runs according to airplan arrival( Yangyang-Seorak Park Hotel )
    Tel : +82-33-636-1236(Eng/Kor)
    Location : 74-3 Seorak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
    Hours: 10:00 - 24:00
    Closed: None
    Free Admission

  • Movie
    Movie Theater
    Myeongdong CGV
    Opened in December 2001, Myeongdong CGV attracts its audiences with its very up-to-date modern facilities. It has five feature theaters. It may not have many screens but it provides a cozy atmosphere. You will feel like you entered a neat and luxurious hotel when you walk into the CGV lobby. Different from most other theaters, its lighting is bright and beautiful. Myeongdong CGV is located inside the Avatar building. You can briefly shop along with the movie. On floors 1~3 there are fashion shops, and fashion accessory shops on the 4th floor. If you want to grab a bite before the movie, stop by the food-court on the 7th floor. You can find many restaurants there. At the B2 floor you can find a pub and a bar. After the movie you can head to the B2 floor. There are many places to go outside the Avatar Building in Myeongdong. This area is clustered with various fashion shops, cosmetic shops, character shops, restaurants and bars. Don't miss visiting the big shopping mall, Migliore. You will be surprised at the various kinds of clothes. Myeongdong is a large business area but the shops start to close after 10:30pm. It is better to visit Myeongdong in the daytime.
    *At Eulji-ro 1(il)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) Exit No.6, walk for 2 minutes.Then turn right at sinhan bank. At 8 floor on Avata Building.
    Tel : +82-2-3783-5500(Kor)
    Location : 8F Avatar Building, 83-5 Myeong-dong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
    Facilities: Ticket Box, Snack Bar

    Central 6 Cinema
    Central 6 Cinema is a total amusement complex located at Central City. It opened in the year 2000 and has six theaters. The ticketing system here is an automatic, computer based system. The audience can login online, check the seat layout and choose where to sit. To help the parents of youngsters, there are auxiliary seats for children in each theater. Also, there are air fresheners in each theater to create a comfortable atmosphere for the audience. Though it is not big in size there are a few small things for the convenience of the audience. You may have a meal or a snack before or after the movie. Other than the theater and restaurants there is a department store, an outstanding bookstore both in size and quality, and cafes to relax in. Last but not least the Express Bus Terminal is directly connected so you can spend the extra time with other fun activities before you ride the bus. It is also convenient to come and go by subway because there are two connecting subway lines. Get off at Express Bus Terminal (Seoul Subway Line 3 or Line 7) and walk towards the exit No.7,8 for about 5 minutes. (Central City Floor B1)
    Tel : +82-2-6282-1901(Kor) / +82-2-1330(Kor/Eng/Chn/Jap)
    Location : Central City B1, 19-3 Banpo 4-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
    Open all year
    Facilities: Ticket Box, Store, Parking Lot

    CGV GangByeon
    CGV is the No.1 theater on the Customer Satisfaction Index. Approximately 50,000 people go to the twelve CGV theater complexes in Korea everyday. CGV Gangbyeon was the first Multiplex theater opening in 1998. The success of CGV Gangbyeon later spawned many multiplex theaters. CGV Gangbyeon has 11 theaters which gives you many choices as to what to watch. The high-tech stylish interior welcomes you as if you have walked into a four-star hotel. The chairs are comfortable like the first-class seats of an airplane. The original cypress scents help to create a comfortable atmosphere. For the convenience of the audience the restrooms are made six times as big as the normal theater restrooms. They are luxurious and there are also powder rooms - a space exclusively for women. After the movie, you can stop by the belvedere. The awesome scenery of the Hangang River will make it worth going to it because TechnoMart stands right next to the river. If you do not want to watch a movie, you can go to the arcade or go to a cafe and relax. You can also visit the electronics shopping mall at TechnoMart. If you get tired after shopping, you can go to the restaurant floor to the food court. You will find all kinds of dishes there. You can get your favorites or try new Korean dishes. At Gangbyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), exit 1, TechnoMart 10th Floor
    Tel : +82-2-3424-1600(Kor) / +82-2-1330(Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
    Location : TechnoMart 10 Fl, 546-4 Guui-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
    Open all year
    Facilities: Telephones, Restrooms, Ticket Box, Stores, Cafes, Arcade

    CGV Incheon Branch
    CGV Inchon branch is part of Korea's first Multiplex theater, CGV. It has 14 screens and boasts having the largest number of seats among all Korean theaters. Movies are shown every 15~20 minutes so you can watch movies without waiting for a long time. When buying tickets, you can choose your own seats. The theater seats were built in a stadium structure. No matter how tall the person in front of you is, you will be able to see the screen perfectly. There is a meter of space between all the rows of seats, making it wide and comfortable for the audience. CGV Inchon is also famous for its screens. The magnificent screens take up one whole wall. There are other convenient services provided for the audience. There is an event room where various meetings can take place, and the digital experience hall where you can surf the Internet or watch DVDs. Also note that using the Internet here is free of charge. The building where CGV Inchon is located in is called "SEE & SEEE". The 1st floor is a shopping mall, the 2nd floor has a food court and a game center, and the 3rd floor is an indoor Parking lot. The CGV theater is on the 4th floor. Also, there is a cafe, a pool hall, and a large discount store, which will keep you busy before and after the movie.
    At Arts Center Station (Inchon Subway Line) exit 1, walk for 5 minutes in the exit direction.
    Tel : +82-32-237-1400(Kor)
    Location : SEE&SEEE Building 4F, 1130 Guwol-dong, Namdong-gu, Seoul
    Open all year
    Facilities: Ticket Box, Snack bar, Restroom, Cafe.

    CINECITY is a state-of-the-art multiplex housing 7 theaters with around 1700 seats. This newly built theater has modern facilities with a comfortable interior, making it a trendy spot for movie goers. Newly styled seats, a snack bar with lounge, international movie poster gallery, an elevator adorned with actors faces, and many other special features make this a well-liked theater. CINECITY is located in the vicinity of Apgujeong Rodeo Drive, so visitors can do some shopping and then wind down with a movie.
    For more information call the Travel Phone:
    +82-33-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
    Location : 651-15 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    Open 7-days a week

    Cineplus has three theaters seating up to 892 people. Known for its comfortable seats and high quality sound system, Cineplus is a well-liked theater located in Apgujeong. Many people in their teens and twenties like to frequent this theater to see the latest Hollywood movies, as well as Korean movies. Near the theater one can find coffee shops, family-style restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream parlors. This place has it all. The theaters close proximity to Apgujeong subway station makes getting there easy. Take subway line 3 to Apgujeong and go out exit #3. Approximately a 1~2 minute walk to the theater.
    For more information call the Travel Phone: +82-33-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
    Location : 603-2 Beonji, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    Open 7-days a week.

    City Cinema is located at the center of Seoul, near Gangnam subway station. Since Gangnam station is popular with the younger generation, you will feel the lively city atmosphere. The luxurious appearance of the building will catch your eye and the stylish interior will match the outlook. It is moderately built with 5 theaters, but there is a bookstore, a fast-food restaurant and a pizza restaurant, which completes the total entertainment space. The City Bookstore (B1) is open until 2 a.m. so you can spend time reading even after a late movie. The area surrounding City Cinema is famous for quality restaurants, bars and cafes. Find a restaurant you like and have a great time with other young folks. You will be surprised at the sight of the crowds on the weekends.
    At Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) exit 7, walk straight ahead for about 5 minutes.
    Tel : +82-2-561-3388(Kor) / +82-2-1330(Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
    Location : 816 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam, Seoul
    Open all year
    Facilities: Parking Lot, Restrooms

    First opened in 1955 and renovated in 2001, Daehan Theater has a long history. It has 8 wide-screens, state-of-the-art chairs and sound system. At the rooftop there is an outdoor lounge which is similar to a garden. Here you can enjoy the relaxing space in the middle of the city. Daehan Theater also boasts an exclusive entrance from Chungmuro subway station. The theater building consists of 9 floors in total. The ticket boxes are on the B1 and 1st floor. On the B1 floor there is a ticket vending machine. There are snack bars on every floor, Starbucks Coffee on the 1st floor and a food court on the 3rd floor where you can eat various dishes such as sandwiches, naengmyeon (korean cold noodles), Japanese food, etc. On the 7th floor there is a lounge and a balcony, and on the 8th floor there is a restaurant. If you have spare time before the movie, you can rest on the 7th or 8th floor. Chungmuro, where Daehan theater is located, is also famous for pet shops. Since there are many pet shops there, it will be a pleasant walk to look around the pet shops nearby.
    At Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 or Line 4), use Daehan Theater exclusive entrance. Tel : +82-2-3393-3500(Kor)
    Location : 125 Chungmuro 4(sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
    Facilities: Ticket Box, Snack Bar, Lounge, Restrooms

    Dongsung Cinematheque is the first experimental theater in Korea. The artistic movies, which are hard to find, are selected and shown here. Other artistic movies or movies that are deemed to be of positive influence to the audience are shown here. This is a special theater with 3,000 members. This shows that the Dongsung Cinematheque is loved by maniacs. Focusing on these movie lovers, movie commentaries are published and seminars and forums are often held. 35mm movies are shown here. It has two theaters with a capacity of 250 people and a movie cafe, decorated as a movie theater called the Cinecafe. There are other convenient facilities for the audience. But starting from 2000, the art center is trying to meet with more audience by showing more movies of other genres and popular movies. At Dongsung Cinematheque there is space for forums after watching movies, which are usually held at the Cinecafe on the B2 floor of the Cinematheque. Visitors who come for the first time can get free coffee. A place to watch rare movies and have free coffee ? not a bad deal. At Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line No.4) exit No.1, walk straight for 2 minutes towards Hyehwa Rotary.
    Tel : +82-2-741-3391(Kor)
    Location : 185 Hyehwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Open all year
    Facilities: Ticket Box, Cafe, Parking Lot

    The Megabox Cineplex is located in the COEX Mall. Many young people come here because of the availability of 16 theaters. Opened in 2000, the interior is stylish and luxurious, like the interior of some spaceship. It has quickly become very popular: in just three months after opening, it had already had over a million visitors. The various facilities and events fit its motto well: "The theater that's more exciting than the movies!" At Megabox, there is an annual movie festival called "Mega European Film Festival". This festival is a great chance for Koreans to enjoy European movies they cannot normally see. The 4D movie theater "Megaride" is another eye-catching feature of Megabox. The 3D effects you will experience through the moving chairs, the 3D glasses and the wind effects will make you feel like you are actually in the movie. If you have some time to kill after the movie, you need not worry because there are plenty of places to go to. The restaurants and the cafes, the shopping mall and the nightclub, the Kimchi Museum and the super-size aquarium are some of the many places that will keep you busy at the COEX Mall. The Megabox Cineplex and the COEX Mall are one of the most prominent places for young crowds to gather. But be careful not to lose your way around COEX Mall, because it will probably be one of the biggest shopping malls you have been to. At Samseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) exit 5 or 6.
    Telephon: +82-2-6002-1200(Kor) / +82-2-1330 (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
    Location : COEX Mall, 159-1 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    Facilities: Customer Service Center, Snacks, Telephone, Smoking Room, Parking Lot

    Shinchon is a lively neighborhood for the young generation. Several famous universities are located nearby and the convenient transportation gathers a lot of young people here. It is a good place to shop because theatres, restaurants, cafes and shopping malls are all around Sinchon Rotary. Cineplex Noksaek, located in Sinchon Rotary, is a good place to sit back and enjoy movies. All the seats are big and comfortable. It is a good place for couples to come because there are couple seats in every theatre room. You can choose which movie to watch because there are seven movies showing on different screens. There is takeout coffee, a fast food restaurant, an arcade and a convenience store in the Noksaek Theater building. On the 2nd floor there is a music shop where you can buy albums or DVD's. On the 3rd floor is an internet cafe and a lounge for watching DVD's. There are large lounges on all floors which are relaxing places to chat and read the movie posters. There are plenty of places to look around in and outside the theatre building. If you love shopping, visit the Hyundai Department Store connected to the Shinchon subway station. You will find many young people waiting for their friends in front of the Department store clock tower. If you want to look for cheap clothing shops or accessories, turn around and walk towards Ewha Womans University. It is only one subway station away from Shinchon.
    At Shinchon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2) exit 4, walk toward Ewha Womans University for about 5 minutes.
    Tel : +82-2-6356-0088(kor)/+82-2-1330 (Kor/Eng/Jpn/Chn)
    Location : 29-80 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
    Facilities: Parking Lot, Arcade, Lounge, Store, Ticket Box
    Seoul Cinema is located in Jongno which is downtown Seoul. It has a 25-year history after the opening in 1978. It now has seven screens, and was the first domestic theater to enlarge into three screens and become a multiplex theater in Korea. Seoul Cinema is called one of the main theaters due to its strong influence in deciding the success of movies. Here autograph events and movie premiers with stars attending are occasionally held. If you are lucky, you can actually meet the actors and actresses who star in the premiering movies. Seoul Cinema is also called the Mecca of Korean Movies since a large portion of the movies shown here are Korean movies. There is a square in front of the Cinema where people can get together. Beside the movie, you can enjoy the food from the vendors lined up on the street. They sell squid, fried leather fish, fried potatoes and other interesting and delicious things. When you are hungry, you can also go to the fast food restaurants, stands and ice-cream shops inside the theater. There is a large lounge on the 4th floor in case you get tired. When you want to drink coffee, you can go next door to the espresso cafes. After the movie you can easily go to other places since Jongno has convenient transportation. Just walk down to Jongno 1(il)-ga, and you can experience the upper side of downtown of Seoul. Subway: At Jongno 3(sam)-ga station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Line 3 or Line 5) exit 14, walk in direction of chunggae for about 5 minutes.
    Tel : +82-2-2269-2700(Kor) / +82-2-1330(Kor/Eng/Jpn/Chn)
    Addrestt : 59-7 Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Facilities: Parking lot, Ticket box, Restrooms, Stand, Lounge
    Seoul Cinema is located in Jongno which is downtown Seoul. It has a 25-year history after the opening in 1978. It now has seven screens, and was the first domestic theater to enlarge into three screens and become a multiplex theater in Korea. Seoul Cinema is called one of the main theaters due to its strong influence in deciding the success of movies. Here autograph events and movie premiers with stars attending are occasionally held. If you are lucky, you can actually meet the actors and actresses who star in the premiering movies. Seoul Cinema is also called the Mecca of Korean Movies since a large portion of the movies shown here are Korean movies. There is a square in front of the Cinema where people can get together. Beside the movie, you can enjoy the food from the vendors lined up on the street. They sell squid, fried leather fish, fried potatoes and other interesting and delicious things. When you are hungry, you can also go to the fast food restaurants, stands and ice-cream shops inside the theater. There is a large lounge on the 4th floor in case you get tired. When you want to drink coffee, you can go next door to the espresso cafes. After the movie you can easily go to other places since Jongno has convenient transportation. Just walk down to Jongno 1(il)-ga, and you can experience the upper side of downtown of Seoul. Subway: At Jongno 3(sam)-ga station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Line 3 or Line 5) exit 14, walk in direction of chunggae for about 5 minutes.
    Tel : +82-2-2269-2700(Kor) / +82-2-1330(Kor/Eng/Jpn/Chn)
    Location :59-7 Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Facilities: Parking lot, Ticket box, Restrooms, Stand, Lounge
    EOE4 on Namsan Mountain
    Its location on Namsan Mountain, situated in the center of Seoul, guarantees easy access. Two to three of the latest films are presented at the same running period. Location : Inside the Liberty Center that lies between the Shilla Hotel and Tower Hotel. Across from the National Theater of Korea.
    Tel : 82-2-2234-2024
    Dobong CinemaQ
    At the foot of beautiful Dobongsan Mountain, this location enables you to see movies and at the same time enjoy the natural scenery around you. The theater facilities are quite large, occupying 3,500 pyeong (11,571 square meters) of space.
    Location : Near to Dobongsan Subway Station (Line 1) Tel : 82-2-3491-8995
    The attractions of this drive-in theater are the sharp-image super screen together with quality FM stereo sound.
    Location : San 28-6 Beon-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul. At Dreamland Snow Sledding Site. Tel : 82-2-985-6263
    Yangjae Gwanggaeto21
    This theatre boasts Korea's first AeroBallon Robot screen and a high-definition simplex projector.
    Location : At Yangjae Citizen's Park, Seoul Kyoyuk Munhwa Hoekwan Parking Lot. Tel : 82-2-3424-3428
    Jamsil 88 Movie Park
    Jamsil DIT overlooks the Hangang River, allowing the customers to enjoy Seoul's night views amid pleasant breezes while appreciating the latest movies.
    Location : Tancheon Parking Lot, Jamsil Sports Complex. Tel : 82-2-3431-0566, 82-2-2278-0696

  • Mountain
    Bukhansan National Park
    "Procession of Large Granite Rocks Create a Superb View"
    Mt. Bukhansan, situated in the northern part of Seoul, is beautiful throughout the year. Designated a national Park in 1983, the mountain is 78.45km wide, has 6 districts and extends out into Gyeonggi-do. The name Bukhansan means "big mountain" in the north, and it is also called Mt.Samgaksan. Mt.Bukhansan has such smooth curves that the large granite rocks sometimes look as if they would slide down the mountain, and the sharp peaks provide contrast to the dozens of valleys and rivers flowing below. The mountain's main peak is Baekunbong, and it has many different kinds of peaks. The granite peaks blend in well with trees, and there are about 1,300 kinds of animal and plant life living on the mountain. Among the granite peaks, the best one is Insubong Peak's Giam. The world famous granite rock peak Insubong is over 200m above sea level, and there are about 100 mountain paths leading to the rock. When you stand on Baekundae and look down, sometimes you can see clouds and Seoul and the Hangang River all together. Mt. Bukhansan has a rich history as well, not lacking in the cultural treasures it possesses. From the King Jinheung's Sunsubi on Bibong Peak, the Bukhansan seong Fortress built along the mountain's ridges, Sangunsa Temple built by the monk Won-Hyo, and numerous other temples occupy the mountain areas. Bukhansan seong Fortress is also a must-see tour site if you are visiting the mountain. Bukhansan seong Fortress was built with about a 8,500m long wall, built specifically to stop foreign invasion, and is one of the representative mountain fortresses of the Joseon Era. In the fall, especially, the view you can get from the fortress of the mountain is exquisite. Temples also are representative of Mt. Bukhansan's cultural heritage, and among the many of them, Seungasa Temple on the east Bibong Peak, where Seokgayeorae Ma-aebuls are carved onto 5m granite rock, and Munsusa Temple, located halfway up the Munsubong peak, have famous mountain water dripping from the ceiling of Munsugul Cave. Thus, Mt. Bukhansan, with its granite rocks, and Bukhansan seong fortress, is perfect for hiking for all seasons. In the spring, all kinds of flowers bloom, and in the summer, thick forest and valleys spread out. hiking path along the valley is perhaps the best summer mountain climbing course there is. The fall is an especially fit time for visiting the temples and the pavilions in their autumn colors. In the winter, the snow-covered mountain scenery is very beautiful.
    Location : Dobong-gu District, Ui-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
    Dobong Area: Take Seoul Subway Line 1, get off at Dobong Station, and go to Exit No. 2. Then, walk 10 min or get on a bus No.141.
    Bukhansan Fortress: Take Seoul Subway Line 3, get off at Gupabal Station and go to Exit No. 1. Then, take City Bus No.704. and get off at the entrance of Bukhansan Fortress. (10 Min. Intervals, 20 Min. Travel Time)
    Ui Area : Take subway No.4 line, get off at Suyu station and go to the exit No. 4. Then, take City Bus No.130, 1217. Get off at the Doseonsa Temple at Ui-dong bus stop. (10 Min. Intervals)
    Dadohae Mariitime National Park
    Dadohae Maritime National Park covers the areas Sinan-gun, Jindo-gun, Goheung-gun of Yeosu-si and Wando-gun in Jeollanam-do. It became the 14th National Park on Dec. 23rd 1981, and with an area of 2,344.91 square km, it is the largest national Park in Korea. From the seashore of Yeosu to Heuksando and Hondo Island out west, the Park covers many small and large islands and various shapes of rocks. In the Park, the blue sky and the ocean blend well with white sandy beaches, and thick pine forests add to the lovely atmosphere. Hongdo Island there is one island in the Park that everyone should to visit at least once. There is Heuksando Island, famous for its camellias and pung reeds, and Geomundo Island with many fascinating shaped rocks. Also Wando, Bogildo, Bigeumdo, Baekdo, and others are part of a total of 1,596 islands in the Maritime National Park, each island with its own sense of harmony and beauty.
    Location:Wando-eup, wando-gun, Cheonranam-do, Goheung-gun, Jindo-gun, Sinan-gun, Yeosu, Jeollanam-do
    At Wando City Coach Bus Terminal, take taxi and then get off at Wando Ferry Terminal(5 Min. ride). Ferry for each island; Bogil-do, Sinji-do is available at Wando Ferry Terminal.
    At Mokpo Bus Terminal,take a taxi or a bus No.1(5 Min. ride).At Mokpo Ferry Terminal,Ferry for each island; Hong-do,Docho-do is available .
    At Yeosu City Coach Bus Terminal, take taxi and then get off at Yeosu Ferry Terminal(takes 15 min). At Yeosu Ferry Terminal,Ferry for Geomun-do is available .
    Mt. Gyeryongsan National Park
    Gyeryongsan National Park stretches across Daejeon, Kwangju, and Nonsan districts. This magnificent mountain is 845.1m above sea level and was made a national Park in 1968. Gyeryongsans name comes from the fact that the ridgeline looks like the top of a chicken head. On the Pungsujiri side, the topographical features are what make it stand out and on the Musoksin side, its mysterious folklore is what makes it interesting. There are 15 summits on this mountain, of which Cheonhwangbong (845.1m) is the main, and others are Sambulbong, Sinseongbong, and Gwanembong peaks to name a few. This mountain is famous for Its many places of interest, with its fantastic rock structures, on the west side the Yongmun waterfall, to the east Euseon waterfall, and to the south Amyongchu and Sutyongchu waterfalls. In the spring, cherry blossoms bloom on Donghaksa mountain trail, and during the summer the lush green of the Donghaksa valley is very beautiful. During the fall, the maple trees turn their autumn leaves around Gapsa and Yongmun waterfalls like some painting. And the snowcap of Sambulbong in the winter offer a simple and majestic view. Gyeryongsan is full of rare animals and plants, beautiful waterfalls and a rich history mysterious legends and cultural treasures. To the east is Donghaksa, northwest, Gapsa, southwest, Sinwonsa, and southeast, Yonghwasa, and every valley has ponds and falls that blend together exquisitely well.
    Inner city bus(#102, #103) from Daejeon Bus Terminal to Donghaksa / comes frequently / 1hour and 10 Min.
    * Bus #103 only runs on Sunday.

    Inter/inner city bus from Yuseong Intercity Bus Terminal and Yuseong Keumho Bus Ternal to Donghaksa / comes frequently / 15 Min.
    Inner city bus #2 from old Gongju Bus Terminal to Donghaksa / 6 times daily / 30 ~40 Min.
    Inner city bus #2 from Yuseong Police Substation to Gapsa / 14 times daily / 50min / Interval - 1 Hour
    Location: 777 Hakbong-ri, Banpo-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungnam
    Gyeryongsan Administration Office : +82-42-825-3002 (Korean)
    Hours: 6:00 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.
    Closed: open year round
    Mt.Hallasan National Park(BUKJEJU)
    Mt.Hallasan stands tall in the middle of Jejudo Island. It is also called Mt.Yeongjusan, meaning a mountain high enough to pull the galaxy. Mt.Hallasan is widely acknowledged by scholars for its research values. Designated as a National Park in 1970, there are 368 parasitic mountains called "Ohreum(peaks)" around Mt. Hallasan.
    From its warm climate to the cold climate areas, Mt.Hallasan is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants. 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals(3,300 species of insects) inhabit here, and due to the well-developed climbing course, you can carefully observe the surroundings. Mt.Hallasan is a short climbing course. Less than 10km in length, it is possible to reach the peak and come back down in one day. But the weather conditions often change and there is a lot of wind, so you must be well prepared before going up the mountain.
    Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongpanakpath : first bus 6:00 lsat bus 21:30/ 12 min interval/ 35 min travel time
    Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal -> Seongpanakpath : first bus 6:00 lsat bus 21:30/ 10 min interval/ 30~40 min travel time
    Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal -> Eorimok : first bus 6:30 lsat bus 15:50/ 80 min interval/ 40~50 min travel time
    Mt. Hallasan National Park Control Office tel : +82-64-742-3084(Kor)
    Seongpanakpath Branch Office +82-64-758-8164 (Kor,Jpn)
    Climbing Course : -Seongpanakpath course: Seongpanakpath -> Top of the Dongneung(9.6km/4 and a half hours) Eorimokcourse: Eorimok -> Wiseoreum(4.7km/2 hours)
    Climbing Hours : -Seongpanakpath Jan.~Feb.&Nov.~Dec. : 6:00 ~ 9:00 /before 13:30 Mar.~Apr.&Sep.~Oct. : 5:30 ~ 9:30 /before 14:00 May ~Aug. :5:00~10:00 /14:30
    -Eorimokcourse Jan.~Feb.&Nov.~Dec. : 6:00 ~ 12:00 /before 14:00 Mar.~Apr.&Sep.~Oct. : 5:30 ~ 13:00 /before 15:00 May ~Aug. :5:00~14:00 /16:00
    Closed : open year round(Climbing is not allowed during bad weather)
    Mt. Jirisan National Park
    A place with beautiful scenery, Mt. Jirisan National Park was the first to be designated as a national Park, in 1967. It is a mountain range of awesome scale, extending across the three provinces and five cities. The magnificent mountains and exceptional scenery make this one of the most famous mountains in Korea. 1,915 meters above sea level, Cheonwangbong Peak, considered to be the pillar of heaven is the main peak. Mt. Jirisan also features Banyabong and Nogodan, and is home to over 10 famous temples. There's over twenty summits and valleys such as Baemsagol Valley, which are part of Mt. Jirisan Ten[Sceneries]. As this is the location of the most well-preserved virgin forest in Korea and wild life, the majestic and mystical mountain is often viewed with the highest respect. There are many species of animal and plant life, and as the first place to cultivate tea in Korea, herbal medicine cultivation still flourishes here. Mt. Jirisan was also where the Buddhist culture prospered, and there are a lot of cultural assets here, such as Silsangsa Temple(National Treasure No.7), Baekjangam and the Three-Story Stone Pagoda (National Treasure No. 26.). These regional cultural assets and the superb sceneries of nature give you a unique taste of local history and culture. The weather is temperamental and only 80~100 days out of the year are clear and sunny, but the mist and fog create rare scenes not found elsewhere.
    1. Hwaeumsa Temple : At Gurye take a bus for Hwaeumsa Temple.(30 min ride/buses run 30 times a day/ 20 min interval)
    2. Yeongoksa Temple: At Gurye take a bus for Yeongoksa Temple .(50 min ride/buses run 14 times a day/60 min interval)
    3. Piagol : At Gurye take a bus for Piagol .(40 min ride/buses run 9 times a day/2 hours interval)
    4. Ssanggyesa Temple : At Gurye take a bus for Ssanggyesa Temple .(Takes 1 hour/ 5 times a day)
    Mt.Jirsan National Park Control Office, Tel : +82-55-972-7771+82-55-972-7771 (Kor,Eng)
    Closed: Open year round
    Mt. Naejangsan National Park
    Mt. Naejangsan National Park is a famous mountain in Jeolla-do, and the best montain in Korea for autumn leaves. It is 76,032 sq km in size and became a National Park along with Baekyangsa District on Nov. 17th, 1971. The name Naejang means 'many secrets' things in the mountain, and because the beautiful fall scenery of Naejangsan Mountain, when its leaves turn into a brilliant crimson, it is also called the Geumgangsan of Honam. Inside the Park, there are famous Waterfalls such as Dodeok Waterfall and Geumseon waterfall, and Temples such as Baekyangsa and Naejangsa temples. If you follow the valley to the left from the ticket booth, you can see Dodeok Waterfall, with about 20 meters of water pouring down from the cliff. Geumseon Waterfall has a legend that gods bathed here, and it appears if you go further along the valley path to the left. Baekyangsa Temple is both majestic and serene in its atmosphere, surrounded by Gulgeori Trees that retain their lush green leaves even in winter, and also the Bija trees. Along with Baekyangsa Temple, the Naejangsa Temple is the place to visit during the fall for its lovely autumn leaves. Besides these, there are about 760 kinds of local plants, designated Natural Monuments, and various wild animals living inside Mt. Naejangsan Park. The Park is beautiful not only in the fall, but also in the spring when the azaleas and cherry blossoms bloom, in the summer when the green mountain turns even more green, and the winter when the rock cliffs cover themselves with snow. All throughout the year, different kinds of wild flowers bloom here.
    Location: Yaksu-ri, Bukha-myeon, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do, Naejang-dong, Jeongup-si, Jeollabuk-do
    Inquiries: Mt. Naejangsan National Park Information Center Tel: +82-63-538-7875 (Kor) Website: (Korean, English)
    Hours: From Sunrise to Sunset
    Closed: None
    * Mt.Naejangsan Tour
    - Tourist Information: +82-63-538-7874(Korean,Japanese,Chinese, English)
    - Closed: None
    - Hours: 9:00 a.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.
    Mt.Odaesan Park
    Mt.Odaesan National Park was designated as a national Park in 1975. Mt. Odaesan was named so because of the following 5 plateaus; Manwoldae, Jangryeondae, Girindae, Sangsamdae and Jigongdae. Featuring the 1563m high Birobong Peak, Mt. Odaesan spreads southwest with Mt. Sodaesan, Horyeong Peak and Mt. Sogyebangsan. The east side is connected with Sangwang peak and Duro Peak, which are over 1,000m high. The representative temple of Mt.Odaesan, Woljeongsa Temple, was named after the fact that the full moon that rises above Manwoldae (Mt. Dongdaesan) is particularly bright. At this temple the famous Octagon shaped 9-story pagoda (National Treasure No.48) and the Stone Seated Buddha Figure (National Treasure No.139) is preserved. Also, Jeokmyeolbogung of Woljeongsa is where Monk Ja Jang preserved the Sakyamunis noble relics. Inside Woljeongsa Temple, follow the fir trees 5 km east, and you will reach Sagoji where Yeonggamsa Temple stands. Mt. Odaesan has the largest natural woods of Korea. There are many wild animals and plants living here. The Birobong area is famous for the Nuncheunkbaek trees and Yew tree forests. The royal azelea and Geumgang Chorong from Duro peak to Sangwang Peak are famous and there are animals such as boars, musk deer, turtledoves and colorful woodpeckers there.
    Location : Dongsan-ri, Jinbu-myeon, Byeongnae-ri ,Doam-myeon ,Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, Sinwang-ri ,Yeongok-myeon, Gangreung-si
    Tel : +82-33-332-6417(Kor/Eng) (Kor/Eng)
    MT. Seoraksan National Park
    Also called as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak because the snow would not melt for a long time and its rocks stay white like snow. In November 1965, the Seorak Mountain district was designated as a Natural Monument preservation area. Afterwards in December 1973, it was designated as Park preservation area, and in August 1982, as Biosphere Preservation District by UNESCO. The Park is spread about in 4 cities and counties, in Sokcho, Inje, Goseong and Yangyang. Featuring the highest peak Daecheongbong, the east side is called OeSeorak and the west is called NaeSeorak, which is divided again into North NaeSeorak and South NaeSeorak. North NaeSeorak is composed of Bukcheon, which flows to Ingyecheon and Baekdamcheon. There are numerous valleys in NaeSeorak. Follow the Baekdamcheon valley where all the streams meet and you will reach Baekdamsa Temple, which is known for its beautiful scenery. At the upstream there is Gayadong valley and Suryeomdong valley, and past Yeongsiam and Mangyeongdae there is Madeungryeong ridge(1,327m) that leads to Seorakdong. Follow Suryeomdong valley and you will reach Waryong Waterfall and Ssangpok. Go up the mountain a bit more from here and you will reach Bongjeongam(1,224m sea level). Once you mount Daecheong peak you can view the mountain peaks, and the sunrise viewed from here will make your heart pious. South NaeSeorak directs the valley from Oknyeotang area to Hangyeryeong. Daeseung Waterfall north of Jangsudae is the most beautiful site of NaeSeorak, which is 88m high. On the south valley of Yongdaeri there is the Twelve fairy bathing spring, Oktang Waterfalls, and Yongtang Waterfalls, etc.
    Location : Buk-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do
    Tel : +82-33-636-7700(Kor/Eng) (Kor/Eng)
    Closed :Open all year
    Mt. Sobaeksan National Park
    Mt. Sobaeksan is a branch of what could be called the backbone of Korea - Mt. Taebaeksan, which spreads 100ri(approximately 3.93 km) long to the southeast.
    In 1987, Mt. Sobaeksan was designated as National Park No.18. Its whole dimension is 320.50. On the highest peak, called Birobong, there are many wild flowers and royal azaleas. Between the 1st Yeonhwabong and Birobong is the Northwest Samyeon (1,200~1,350 m above sea level) where you can find the largest thriving yew tree community.
    The west side of Mt. Sobaeksan is steep. Streams from Nakdonggang River flows to Jukgyaecheon River, which is often used as a mountain climbing course. From Birobong, follow down Jukgyaecheon and you can enter the Seokryun Mine. Go further and you will find Choamsa Temple. If you go still further down from here you will reach Seokcheon Pokpo Waterfall and Seonghyeolsa Temple. In this valley you can also see mountain trout, which can only be seen in clean waters.
    If you go 4 km southwest of Birobong there is a leveled walkway that leads to Yeonhwabong. From the 1st Yeonhwabong you will pass the National Astronomical Observatory to the 2nd Yeonhwabong. 4km south of this mountain is a high valley called Jukryeong. On the east of the Mt. Sobaeksan 2nd Yeonhwabong there are old temples from the Silla Dynasty, the Huibangsa and Birosa Temples. At the entrance of Huibangsa Temple there is the Huibang Pokpo Waterfall, considered the most beautiful waterfall of Gyeongsangnam-do.

    Featuring the valleys and ridgelines, Mt. Sobaeksan National Park has a fantastic view and is known to have many animals and plants and trees living on the mountain.
    Location : Punggi-eup, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    Tel: +82-54-638-6796+82-54-638-6796 (Korean, English) (Korean, English) 3.
    Hours: 2 hrs after sunrise ~ 2 hrs after sunrise
    Mt. Songnisan National Park
    Mt. Songnisan National Park is composed of Mt. Songnisan and Hwayang, Seonyu, and Ssanggok Valleys. Mt. Soknisan has the honor of being one of Koreas most beautiful sites. It starts from a southwesterly mountain branch from Taebaeksanmaek and stands in the middle. The granite peak of the Mt.Songnisan stand sharply against the sky, but Toejeokam is hewn deeply and makes a deep contrasts between the peak and the valley. Mt. Songnisan is also called Sogeumgangsan as well. On Mt. songnisan is one of the largest temples in Korea called Beopjusa Temple. At the temple, there is a Maaeyeoraeuisang carved on a rock. Monk Uisang refers to a sitting Buddha statue, and a Maaeyeoraeuisang describes the Buddha sitting on a lotus flower, which is the picture carved on the rock. The years have damaged the picture quite a bit, but the original picture can still be seen clearly. In any picture taken of Beopjusa Temple, one object that always gets included is the Cheongdongmireukbul, which is the largest of its kind in the world. Because Mt. Songnisan has such a great temple in its midst, it possesses numerous treasures and National Monuments befitting its 5,000 year history. Beopjusa Temple is the blossoming of a long history of Buddhist culture developed on Mt. Songnisan. Mt. Songnisans deep valleys invite countless mountaineers and the many Natural Monuments has made it a major tourist attraction. The mountain is beautiful all year round, with mountain cherry blossoms in the spring, green pine forest in the summer, and the lovely autumn leaves in the fall.
    From Boeun Intercity Bus Terminal, take a direct bus to Mt. Songnisan.
    (first bus 7:30 last bus 21:40/ 30~40 min. interval)
    Location : Goesan-gun and Sangpan-ri, Naesokri-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do/Sangju-si and Munkyeong-si, gyeongsangbuk-do 2.Inquiries : Mt. Songnisan Administration Office
    Tel : +82-43-542-5267(Korean)
    Namhansanseong Fortress
    Namhansanseong Fortress is a very popular mountain-climbing and driving destination located just outside Seoul. The mountain is famous for being very beautiful all throughout the year. In the spring, the acacia trees grow thick, in the summer the green forest covers the entire mountain, and in the fall, many people visit to climb the mountain covered in red autumn leaves. Namhansanseong Fortress, located on Mt. Namhansan mountain, was originally built as a earthen fortress during Gogureyo period, about 2,000 years ago, but after many renovations, Gwanghaegun of the Joseon Period built the fortress properly in 1621. If you climb to the highest peak Iljangsan, you can see Incheons Nakjo area, and not only Seoul, but the surrounding Gyeonggi-do area as well. In terms of fortress structure, because the surrounding mountain area is high and rough, and the fortress center level and low, it is an easy place to defend, to reside comfortably, which are good conditions for a mountain fortress. The fortress is divided into inner fortress and outer fortress, the The fortress now.
    If you want to drive around Namhansanseong Fortress, the course can have a lot of variety. Start from Yangjedaero Highway, go through Suseo, to Daewang Bridge and Sanseong Rotary. This course is fast, its open sceneries refreshing, and during the summer the valleys offer cool shade while you are passing through.

    Tel: +82-31-743-6610+82-31-743-6610
    Open : Open all year round
    - Nov. ~ Mar. 9:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m. - Apr. ~ Oct. 7:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.

  • Farms Experience
    Farms Experience Park
    Daehan Daeup Tourist Tea Plantation
    Daehan Daeop Tourist Plantation is an area located in Boseong, and its main produce is greentea originally from the mountain valleys south of Boseong. Boseong has been a tea plantation area from the days of the Japanese occupation, and with its long history comes large plantations, their traditions, and highly trained workers. The most famous of these is the Daehan Daeop Plantation. Even the road leading to Daehan Daeop Plantation is very beautiful, filled with green tea fields and cedar trees. There are several country roads in Korea known for their beauty,, and one of them is the Boseong Cedar Road. Trees at least 20 meters high are planted about a cars distance away from each other along both sides of the road. About 300 meters into the road you can see markets selling local products. If you go further along the road past the market, you come to a small pond on the right. Go round the pond, and you will come to the administrative office building, coffee shops and restaurants. Past these buildings and you will finally arrive at the Daehan Daeop Tea Plantation. Go past the buildings and on the left side you will see the cedar road again. On the other side of the road, in the middle of the tea field, there are stairs you can climb to come to a big tree at the top of a hill. You can see the whole tea plantation from this place.
    From Boseong-eup, take a bus headed to Yulpo(buses run every 20 Min., 10 Min. ride), and get off at Daehan-Daeop Tourist Plantation.
    Location : 1291-beonji Bongsan-ri, Bonseong-eup, Bongseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
    Tel : +82-61-852-2593 (Kor) /
    Hours: Open 24 hours (From 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., tea can be sampled and purchased.)

    Fee: Free
    Jirye Art Village
    Jirye Artists' Colony is a great place to have a unique experience of Korea. Every month there are events such as making rice cake or kimchi and you can stay in traditional Korean houses. Jirye Artists' Colony is a village with Jisan Seodang (Cultural Asset No.49), Jichonjongtaek (Cultural Asset No.44), and Jichonjecheong (Cultural Asset No.46), which were moved from the Imha Dam area because of the possibility of being flooded.
    Jisan Seodang was established in 1800, the 24th year under the reign of King Jeongjo (reign 1752~1800) in remembrance of the achievements of Kim Bang-Geol, as a place for the future generations to study in. Jichonjongtaek is the head house of Kim Bang-Geol's Family. Established in 1712 at his own request, Jichonjecheong was a shrine where sacrificial rites were held, which has been used as an auditorium. Beyond the tile-roofed houses, low mountains surround Jirye Artists' Colony, and there is a lake down from the village. If you pass the tall gate there is a large square and straight ahead is the main building, the schoolhouse on the right and a shrine on the left hill.
    Although the village is 350 years old, there are houses with rooms that are heated with wood. Because the village has preserved the old customs with small details, it is a great place to experience and understand Korean traditional culture.
    Jirye Artists' Colony is a cultural inquiry spot for foreigners, a creative space for the artists to work, and is also used as a conference space. It is also used as a traditional life study site and as Confucianism institute.
    Location : 769 Bakgok-ri, Imdong-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    Tel : +82-54-822-2590+82-54-822-2590 (Kor)
    Samyang Dagwallyeong Ranch
    Asia's largest green pasture on the plateau. This ancient and vast meadow is where milking cows feed. The view from the plateau is remarkable as well. If you go up to Daegwallyeong Observatory early in the morning, you can witness a spectacular sunrise from the East Sea beyond the peaks of Mt. Odaesan. The lake where cows drink water is called Samjeongho Lake. In order to get around this grand ranch, you should take a car or bicycle. By car, it will take about 2 hours while bicycles will take about 5~6 hours. It would be too much to try to walk the entire ranch.

    - March : October: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    - November : February: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Closed: Open all year round
    Inquiries: - Tourist Information Call: +82-33-1330
    - Samyang Mokjang Ranch: +82-33-336-0885+82-33-336-0885 (Korean)
    - Seoul office of Samyang Mokjang Ranch: +82-2-919-7878+82-2-919-7878 (Korean)

  • Amusement
    Amusement Park
    Caribbean Bay
    Built in 1996, Caribbean Bay is Koreas first water Park. Spanish stone buildings, subtropical vegetation, and shipwrecked ships make Caribbean Bay very foreign looking and romantic. Caribbean Bay has everything most popular beaches have. The most popular attraction is the wave pool. It uses a kind of sonar system to make everything from huge waves to ripples in the water, and they make you feel like you are riding on actual waves. There is also a pool 500 m long, surfing, and the thrilling body slider ride. The indoor Aquatic Center is where patrons can enjoy the wave pool and running water pool, and also play sports usually found at the beaches. A family sauna and hot springs is available as well, and 15 spa pools are enjoyed by many tourists for heath and beauty. Caribbean Bay possesses the perfect blend of comfort and fun. Couples, friends, and families can enjoy Caribbean Bay all year around.
    Direct buses: From Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit No. 6, take Bus No. 5002. It comes every 30 min.
    From Gyodae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or Line 3) Exit No. 13, take Bus No.1500-1. It comes every 25 min.
    From Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), from across the street, take Bus No. 6000. It comes every 20 min.
    Local: From Yongin Bus Terminal, walk toward the city for 5 minutes, then take Bus No. 600, No. 6000, or No. 66. Get off at the last stop.
    Address : Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Tel : 031-320-5000 (KOR,ENG,CHN)
    Everland, located in Yongin, is a huge theme Park, which includes a zoo, snow sledding, and botanical garden. Everland has three distinct themes, Festival World, Caribbean Bay, and Speedway. Festival World has a global fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Equatorial Adventure. Each was built with its own uniqueness and style. Caribbean Bay is the very first water Park in Korea. Its main feature is the wave pool, and many people come here in the summer just to ride those waves. Speedway is also the very first of its kind in Korea. Car racers can practice here, and it is also training spot for learning about the automobile culture. The entire course measures 2.225 km. The average width of the track is 11m. The straight distance of the area is 450 meters, the road is covered with asphalt, and it can accommodate about 35,000 spectators. Everland also features the Glen Ross Golf Club, Automobile Museum, SportsPark, and Hoam Art Gallery.
    -From Nambu Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take Express Bus for Everyland and take Shuttle Bus in front of Everyland.
    -At Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit No. 6. Take bus No. 5002. Comes Every 30 min.
    -At Gyodae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or Line 3) Exit No. 13. Take Bus No.1500,NO.1500-1. Every 25 min.
    -Local: From Yongin Bus Terminal, walk toward the city for 5 minutes, then take Bus No. 600, or No. 66. Get off at the last stop.
    Address : 310, Jeondae-ri ,Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Hours: (Weekdays) 09:30 ~ 22:00/ (Saturday) 09:30 ~ 23:00 (Holiday) 08:30 ~ 22:00
    Lotte World is the place to be for entertainment and sightseeing in the center of the city. It is a theme Park filled with thrilling rides, an ice rink, different kinds of parades, a folk museum, walk trails by the lake, and much more. About 6,000,000 visitors come here every year, and about 10% of the visitors are foreigners. The structure inside makes use of the natural sunlight, and it is open for visitors 365 days a year, regardless of the weather. In order to have fun, you need to first have proper information. Lotte World is divided into Adventure inside the building, and Magic Island outside beside Seokchonho Lake. Lotte World Adventure has streets representing different countries, with different kinds of facilities and souvenir shops. You can enjoy fantastic parades, numerous films, laser shows, and foods of different nations, even during holidays. On the other hand, Magic Island situated outside the building has magic castle, thrilling high-altitude free fall amusement rides that you can only experience outside the building, and the pleasant trail walks around the lake. One of the major reasons tourists are attracted to Lotte World is the amusement rides. The Gyro Drop and Gyro Swing are the top crowd pleasers ? you can free fall 70 meters, or taste the thrilling sensation of being inside a tornado. There is even a sign for you to take your shoes off before you get on, as they may come off during the ride. You can also take the flume ride, a log boat that passes through the Jurassic Age, stay above a high-altitude wave, and ride a Spanish pirate ship that swings at a thrilling 75 degrees. Besides the thrill of its amusement rides, Lotte World also has a variety of parades and laser shows. The 200 performers-strong World Carnival Parade has music, singing, and dancing, and adds excitement to the theme Park. The parade goes on at 2pm and 7:30pm, and the laser show proceeds in the darkness at 9:30pm.
    Once you have been on the rides, try the ice rink and do not miss out on visiting the museum. The ice-rink is indoors on the B3 floor, open throughout the year. Its pleasant atmosphere is perfect for family and couples. It opens from 10:30 to 22:30, and runs during the holidays as well. Its facilities include a restaurant, ticket booth, snack bar, sports shop, skate rental service, and change room. The Folk Museum, on the other hand, is the most popular spot for foreign tourists. It has folk culture displays of 5,000 years of Korean history, miniature villages, and a playground. Everything is organized to be fun and easily understood. There are also audiovisual and miniature models to aid in multimedia presentations. Address : Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
    Tel : +82-411-2000/4000
    Hours: 9:30 a.m. ~ 11:00 p.m. (open all year)
    Facilities : Diaper Change Room (Diapers and Womens Items available), Stroller and
    Seoul Grand Park is a theme Park in Korea, and contains all kinds of great entertainment facilities and a zoo, blending well into the beautiful surrounding scenery. This Park, about 7,000,000 square km in area, opened in 1984. Seoul Grand Park centers around a lake, and has a zoo, botanical garden, educational center for youth, and various convenience facilities. The zoo currently has an extremely rare Roland Gorilla, and about 360 kinds of animals, totaling 3,200 creatures from all over the world, divided into origin and species. The botanical garden is sectioned into different temperature zones, and the zoo has a practical layout. The dolphin and seal shows are the pride of Seoul Grand Park. Adults and children of all ages can enjoy the shows. The botanical garden boasts of 1,300 kinds of plants, and the Mt. Cheonggyesan Forest Relaxation Area is great for trail walking. The large field on which the Seoul Grand Park operates holds various seasonal festivals. In April, the Royal Cherry Blossoms Festival, in June, the Rose Festival beloved by couples, and in October the Autumn Leaves Festival is held to appreciate the surrounding Mt. Cheonggyesan fall colors.
    Address : Makgye-dong, Gwacheon-si ,Gyeonggi-do
    Tel : +82-2-500-7245 (Kor,Eng)
    Hours : Open year round
    - (Apr. ~ Sep.) 9:00 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. / (Oct. ~ Mar.) 9:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
    Facilities: Dispensary, Baggage Room, Baby Stroller Rental Service, Restaurants, Police Station
    Seoul Land is Koreas first theme Park, and the surrounding Mt. Cheonggyesan is very beautiful. Seoul Land has World Square where traditional architecture and folk items from all over the world are displayed, Samcheonri Hill where the emphasis is on enjoying things traditionally Korean, the western frontier-like Model Land, Fantasy Land; altogether there are five theme based areas that make up Seoul Land. Seoul Land has rides such as Space Cruise, Black Hole 2000, Galaxy Train, Rapid Current Ride, Magic Carpet, and others that make up about 40 rides, and there are also Adventure Theater, Movie Theater, Story Land, and other viewing facilities as well.
    The pride of Seoul Land is the variety of seasonal festivals held here and the evening laser show. Seoul Grand Park is situated on a very large field and holds various festivals for each season of the year. From April to May, the Tulip Festival, July to August, the Starlight Rose Festival, September to October, the Chrysanthemum Festival, and from December to February, the Snow Light Festival. Because Seoul Land has Seoul Grand Park, Forest Bath Resort, National Modern Art Center and other great attractions nearby, it is a popular destination.
    Address : Makgye-dong,Gwacheon-si,Gyeonggi-do
    Tel : +82-2-504-0011~6 (Kor/Eng/Jpn)
    Open : Open year-round
    Hours :
    - (Nov. ~ Mar.): 9:30 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
    - (Apr., Sep. ~ Oct.): Weekdays 9:30 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. / Sat., Holiday: 9:30 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m. / Sunday: 9:30 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
    - (May ~ Jun.): Weekdays: 9:30 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m. / Sat., Holiday: 9:30 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.
    - (Jul. ~ Aug.): 9:30 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.

  • Park
    DOSAN Park
    Dosan Park was built up in 1973 to pay tribute to Dosan An Changhos patriotism. Dosan An Changhos tomb was moved here from Manguri Public Cemetery as well as his wife, Lee hyeryen, whose tomb was moved from Los Angeles.
    The area of the Park is 29,974. It has Dosan An Changho Memorial Hall, Dosan An Changhos tomb, his wifes tomb and the statues. The historical information about Dosan An Changho is available at the Memorial Hall and 70 photos, 20 letters, 50 documents and Dosans diary are displayed. Admission is free and the Park is closed every Sunday.
    Dosan Park is a very beautiful place and has several walking trails. A flower garden, sports facilities and benches are located around the walking trails.
    Go out exit No.2 at Apgujeong Station on Seoul Subway line 3. Then take a bus No.3422 and get off at Dosan Park (Bus comes every 5 minutes). It is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from Apgujeong Station.
    Address : 649-9 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    Tel : +82-2-1330(Kor/Eng/Jpn/Chi)
    Hangang River Citizens Park is a representative peoples Park located by Hangang River. It was created through the Hangang River Comprehensive Development Project in the 1980s, covering a huge area that is dedicated to the citizens, providing areas for sports and relaxation. You can see many people strolling or jogging along the trail paths, in-line skaters, bicyclers, and soccer fields or basketball courts.
    The Citizens Park is composed of Gwangnaru, Jamsil, Ttukseom, Jamwon, Banpo, Ichon, Yeouido, Yanghwa, Mangwon, Seonyudo, Nanji, and Gangseojigu ? a total of 12 districts. Each Park has its unique characteristics that fit the district, and especially Yeouido, Jamsil, and Ttukseom districts are very popular because of the ferry cruise services on Hangang River. The most popular are the ones in Yeouido and Ttukseom. Because the Yeouido area is where all the major TV Studios are located, countless dramas use this Park for their shoots. Here you can also observe the birds of Bam Isle, a designated ecological preservation area. On the other hand, Ttukseom district is called the windsurfing and water-skiing mecca, and you can experience all sorts of leisure sports here. It is a sports heaven.
    Hangang River Citizens Park is beautiful in the evenings as well, filled with the lights from Hangang River, the surrounding city buildings, streets, and the traffic. The sound of the river waves blend well with the citys nightscape. It is especially good to use the ferry cruise in the evening as well, viewing the river area and scenery in the pleasant river breeze.
    Ttukseom district >> Subway: get off at Ttukseom Yuwon District Station (Subway Line 7), Exit No.2or No.3.
    Gwangnaru district >> Subway : get off at Cheonho Station (Subway Line 5), Exit No. 1, walk for about 20 min.
    Yeouido District >> Subway : get off at Yeouinaru Station (Subway Line 5), Exit No. 2 or 3.
    Yanghwa District >> Subway : get off at Dangsan Station (Subway Line 2), Exit No. 4, walk for about 10 min.
    Address : Hangang River, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    Tel : +82-2-3780-0701 (Kor) (Kor)
    Open : 24 hours, 365 days a year.
    Facilities : Soccer Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Gateball, Boating, Water-Ski, Windsurfing, Swimming pool (July, Aug), In-line skating, Nature studies, Bicycle roads.
    Marronnier Park has at its center a symbolic marronnier (horse chestnut) tree, and all kinds of outdoor cultural event centers, sculpture exhibitions, and art centers are congregated in the area. The area began to develop in 1975 when Seoul National University was relocated away from here, and some 50 small theaters and 500 cafes concentrated in the area make this place a greatly beloved meeting and relaxation place for young and old alike. The Park gets especially busy on the weekends when crowds gather to share cultural events. Bands and singers, as well as dance groups and comedians gather here and give on-the-spot performances. Fortunetellers and street artists also sit here and tell your fortunes or draw portraits of you. The Park has many trees and benches to sit and relax on, making it an ideal place for relaxation and leisurely walks.
    Marronnier Park is a part of Daehakno, the famous street known as the 'mecca of plays'. Beside plays, there are many cultural performances here, and interesting restaurants and cafes that make this place a favorite hangout destination for many young people.
    Get off at Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit No.2.
    Address : 1-121 Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Tel : Marronnier Park Management Office, Tel. +82-2-731-0385 (Kor)
    Open: 24 hours a day
    Closed: Open all year
    Facilities:Benches, Playground, Outdoor Stage, Pond, Fountain
    NAKSAN Park
    Naksan Park gets its name from its camel hump-like appearance. In Korean nakta means camel and san means mountain. So people refer to the Park as Nakta Park or Naksan Park. The mountain is solid granite bedrock. The Joseon royal family enjoyed the natural beauty of the granite mountain, but during the Japanese Colonial Period a hasty manner of urban planning resulted in the demolition of most of the mountain. In an effort to save the remaining green belts, Naksan was designated a Park on June 10, 2002. Located in the center of the Seoul, this historical and beautiful Park allows its visitors to view the magnificence of the entire city.
    ?Take subway line 4 to Hyehwa Station and go out exit #2. After passing Marronnier Park and Dongsung police station, you can see a sign directing you to Naksan Park. It's approximately a 10 minute walk. Address : 2-10 Beonji, Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    Naksan Park administrative office +82-2-743-7985~6 (Kor)
    Jongno District Office: +82-2-731-0114 (Kor)
    For more information call the Travel Phone: +82-2-1330 (Eng, Jpn, Chi, Kor)
    Hours : Open 24 Hours (But, Naksan Exhibit opens from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
    Closed : None
    Admission : Free
    NAMSAN Park
    Mt. Namsan (265m above sea level) is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Although not so high, because of its location and view at the top, Mt. Namsan is very popular as a resting site. At the top of Mt. Namsan, there are various facilities such as Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium, fountains, botanical gardens and Namsan Library. You may take a cable car to the top or walk up the stairway path. Other than this path, there are many other walkways to Namdaemun, Haehyun-dong, Taegyero 3(sam)-ga, Jangchung Park, Itaewon, Huam-dong etc. The driving courses here are also popular to couples.
    Namsan Park is a historical site. You will find Bonghwadae (beacon mound) at the top because it was once the center of capital defense. During the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) the capital was changed to Hanyang,(current Seoul) and to protect the city from invasions, castle walls were built on the 4 major mountains like Mt. Bukaksan, Mt. Inwangsan, Mt. Naksan and Mt. Namsan. On Namsan peak, five beacons were built to report the news from local governments to the central government with a five-signal system.
    Also on the top of Mt. Namsan, there is the Palgakjeong Pavilion, which has a fantastic view. At Seoul Tower (479.7m), you can view the whole landscape of Seoul and the West Sea beyond Incheon. The rotating restaurant in the Seoul Tower has an excellent view of Seoul. Because night view is excellent from Mt. Namsan, you should try having dinner at the tower and enjoy the night view of Seoul. It would be great as well to visit Namsangol Traditional Korean Village which is a village of 5 traditional Korean houses
    Subway Information :
    - Line 1 Seoul Station (Transfer Station)
    - Line 2 City Hall (Transfer Station)
    - Line 4 Hoehyeon Station (Namdaemun Market)
    - Line 5 Gwanghwamun Station (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts)
    Address : 100-177 Hoehyun-dong 1-ga Jung-gu, Seoul
    Tel : +82-2-753-2563 (Kor)
    Hours :
    - Cable Car: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    - Namsan Park : 24 hours every day (Inquiries about Seoul Tower +82-2-7721-660 (Kor/Eng/Chi/Jpn))
    - Observation Platform: 9:00 a.m. - 01:00 a.m. the next day
    - Fairy Land & Globe Folk Museum & CG 3-D Animation : 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    WORLD CUP Park
    The World Cup Park was built to commemorate the 17th FIFA World Cup. Opened in May 1st, 2002, the Park was once a 15-year old landfill that held over 92 million tons of garbage. It took 6 years to stabilize the waste (measures were taken to prevent the garbage runoff from contaminating the environment) and an additional year to build the actual Park itself. The Park is located near the Seoul World Cup stadium, and is made up of 5 smaller Parks including the Pyeonghwa (peace) Park, Haneul (sky) Park, and Noeul (sunset) Park. The Park takes up a 1.05 million-pyeong area and is usually crowded with in-line skaters.
    Pyeonghwa Park: : Closest to the Seoul World Cup Stadium, it holds a pond, garden, children's playground, and forest. It is often used as a picnic area and place for nature-study.
    Nanjicheon Park: The Nanjicheon Park was developed from the Nanji Stream, which flowed under the Haneul Park. It was once overflowing with sewage runoff from the nearby landfill, but it has since been restored into a beautiful Park with clear water. It contains an outdoor stage and various sports facilities.
    Nanji Hangang Park :The Nanji Hangang Park was developed on the banks of the Han River. It contains a campground, soccer field, basketball court, grass field, cruise ship port, and an area for nature-studies.
    Haneul Park : Of the 5 World Cup Parks, the Haneul Park is at the highest elevation. Once a mountain of garbage, it is now a green hill with 22 lookout points offering breathtaking views of Soul City, Mt. Namsan, Mt. Bukhansan, and Mt. Gwanaksan. 5 wind-powered generators provide power to the Park and the Park's maintenance office.
    Noeul Park : The Noeul Park contains a 9-hole golf course and takes up a vast area of land that was once a landfill. The Park was constructed as a grassland because too much development may have caused damage to the environment, due to the buried waste. It offers a scenic view of the Han River and its beautiful sunset.
    Address : near the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Seoul
    Tel : Tourist Information +82-2-1330 (Kor,Eng,Chi,Jpn) World Cup Stadium Office +82-2-300-5500(Kor)
    Hours: 24 hours, open year round *Haneul (sky) Park: Mar.- Oct 9:00 a.m.~ 6:00 p.m. / Nov.-Feb. 9:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
    Fee: Free
    YEOUIDO Park
    Yeouido Park is a huge Park created to provide recreation, located on Yeouido Island at the center of Seoul. Originally the spot was covered with black asphalt, and people frequented the place for bicycling and rollar skating. The construction to make it a green area began in 1997, and opened officially in February 1999. it is now the place where many city people come to rest and enjoy strolling around, play sports, and cultural events. The Park is divided into theme-based sections: Traditional Korean Forest, Grass Square, Culture Square, and Nature's Ecosystem Forest. In Traditional Korean Forest, only traditional Korean trees are planted, and it has a pond and an octagonal pavilion, with a trail walk that completes the feel of an elegant Korean garden. Grass Square has a low hill, with grass field and trail roads, and nearby there are evergreens and deciduous trees to show the changing seasons. Many performances and events are held at the Cultural Square, and because there are many zelkova trees lined up nearby, it is a great place for people to come and rest. An especially beloved part of the Park is the Nature's Ecosystem Forest ? it is where you can observe nature and learn from an ecologically sensitive pond and forest, right in the middle of the city. Composed of a swamp area, waterline area, grassland area, and a forest, you can observe various kinds of life forms living in these areas. One of the must-see areas when you are visiting Yeouido Park is the Yunjunro Street, behind the National Assembly Building. This place is famous for being the loveliest cherry blossom street in Seoul. Cherry blossom trees, 30 to 40 years old, line up for about 6 km, and is a very popular spot in the spring.
    - At Yeouinaru Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit No. 1, and walk toward SBS about 10 minutes. - At Yeouido Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit No. 3, and walk toward the National Assembly building about 5 minutes.
    Address : 2 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
    Tel : +82-2-761-4078~9 (Kor)
    Admission : Free
    Open : all year,24 hours
    Opened in 1992, the big grass field and the refreshing pond serve as the perfect combination as a resting Park. In the middle of the Park there is a pond with willow buds, benches and grass surrounding it. The willow buds are more beautiful when they dance in the wind. There are many kinds of birds to make you comfortable. There are picnic tables and chairs for your outdoor picnics. This location of the Yongsan Family Park was a very important place in the past. It had once been the base of the service corps during the Imjin war. During the Korean War the American command post and a golf course was put up here. And it finally became public space for the citizens when it became this Park. In 2005 a national museum is to be constructed here.
    Address : 68-87 Yongsan-dong 6(yuk)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
    Tel : +82-2-792-5661 (Kor)
    Open : 24 hours, 365 days a year
    Admission fee: Free
    Facilities: Snacks, Restrooms, Vending Machine, outdoor wedding hall, Nature experience grounds, Bare-foot Park etc.

  • Cruise
    Gonpo Cruise
    Gonpo Cruise Boat takes you around the picturesque area of Taejongdae and loops around Achi Island. Achi Island is well known for its abundance of Camellia trees and is sometimes referred to as Camellia Island. The Korea National Maritime University was established here in 1974. This 40 minute cruise guarantees magnificent views for all.
    Busan Station: Across the street from Busan Station you can take local city bus #88 or #101 and get off at Taejongdae Terminal. Its about a 30 minute ride. Then its about a 10 ~ 15 minute walk to the Gonpo Cruise Boat in Taejongdae.
    Busan Bus Terminal: Take the subway from Nopo Station on line 1 to Nampo-dong Station. Its about a 40 minute ride. You can then take local city bus # 8, #88, or #101 and get off at Taejongdae Terminal. This is approximately a 30 minute ride. Lastly, walk about 10 ~ 15 minutes to get to the Taejongdae Gonpo Cruise Boat.
    Gimhae Airport: Take a limousine bus headed for Nampo or city coach bus # 310 and get off at Nampo-dong Station. Its about an hour ride. Then take local city bus #8, #88, or # 101 and get off at Taejongdae Terminal. This is approximately a 30 minute ride. Lastly, walk about 10 ~ 15 minute to get to Taejongdae Terminal.
    Location : Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan Boat trip: Taejongdaes Gonpo Ferry Terminal - Korea National Maritime University (Achi Island) Gonpo Ferry Terminal
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m. (40 minutes for boat excursion)
    Fees: 14 years old and up: 6,000 won 5-13 years old: 4,000 won 4 years old and under: FREE
    Closings: Open year round (excursions suspended in bad weather conditions)
    Taejongdae Gonpo Ferry Terminal: +82-51-405-0646+82-51-405-0646
    Tel : +82-2-1330+82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
    Haeundae Cruise
    This enchanting boat trip starts off at Haeundaes Mipo Ferry Terminal and heads towards Oryuk-do Islets and the Igidae area, then returning back to Mipo. The Oryuk-do Islets are made up of 6 small islands, of which 5 are visible from shore. They are all uninhabited. The shores of Igidae are composed of breathtaking views of fantastically-shaped cliffs. This 1-hour boat trip offers great views of Busan Harbor.
    Busan Station: Take the subway from Busan Station on line 1 to Haeundae Station on line 2. Its about a 50 minute ride. You can take a taxi from Haeundae Station to Mipo Ferry Terminal in just about 5 minutes.
    Busan Bus Terminal: Take the subway from Nopo-dong Station on subway line 1 to Haeundae Station on line 2. Its about an hour trip by subway and then a 5 minute taxi ride from Haeundae Station to Mipo Ferry Terminal.
    Gimhae Airport: You can take a limousine bus or city coach bus # 307 headed for Haeundae. Its about an hour ride to Haeundae and then a 5 minute taxi ride to the Mipo Ferry Terminal.
    Location : Jung 1-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan
    Boat trip : Mipo Ferry Terminal - Igidae - Oryuk-do Islets - Mipo Ferry Terminal
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. ~ 8 p.m. (one hour for boat excursion)
    Fees: 14 years and up: 9,900 won / 2 ~ 13 years old 6,600 won
    *Infants are free
    Closings: open year round (excursions suspended in bad weather conditions)
    Busan Maritime Tourist Information: +82 - 51 - 742 - 2525 (Korean)
    For more information call the Travel Phone: +82-2-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
    Hangang River Ferry Cruise
    The Night Lights Of Seoul
    Hangang River Ferry Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery around Hangang River that flows through Seoul. Cool wind from the river, the surrounding scenery, which get more beautiful in the evenings, are the rewards the ferry cruise can offer you. Currently there are 6 ferry cruises, going from Yanghwa to Jamsil, and they operate all through the year. There are 4 places to get on or get off the ferries, at the Yeouido, Jamsil, Nanji, and Yanghwa docks, and there are two kinds of cruise schedules. One cruise leaves the dock, goes on the Hangang River cruise course, and comes back, and the other course starts from either Yeouido, makes a stop at Ttukseom Island, then end at Jamsil, or start from Jamsil, make a stop at Ttukseom Island, and finish at Yeouido. On the cruise, you can see Hangang Rivers beautiful scenery, the surrounding islands, Jeoldusan Park, the 63 Building, Namsan Tower, Jamsils Multi Sports Complex, and other famous tourist spots. The cruise is often used for weddings, birthday parties, music performances and other events. The live concerts connect piano playing with singing voices, and will live on in memories. During the summer, the docks also offer motor boat rentals.
    Location : 85-1 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul Tel : +82-2-785-4411 (Kor)
    Convenient facilities, restaurants, coffee shops, toilets, etc.
    Closed: None
    *Service is suspended during inclement weather,Live course is not available every Monday.