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ҮThe Romanization of hangeul (the Korean alphabet) in this booklet follows the new system
proclaimed by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism on July 7, 2000. In an attempt to
make things easier to understand, we accept some redundancy in English rendition, repeating
certain terms stated in Korean. For example, gang means river, san means mountain and do means
island, but we write Imjingang River, Mt. Namsan, and Jindo Island, etc. As two exceptions,
however, because they are already so well-known internationally, occasionally you will see “the
Han River” and “Jeju Island.”
ҮUnfortunately most of phone numbers listed in this book may not answer in English. It will be
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Tourist Map of Korea 6
FIFA World Cup 2002 Korea/Japan
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2002 Asian Games in Busan 13
Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains 14
Korea in Brief 17
Tourist Destinations 25
Seoul 26
Subways (Seoul and Incheon) 54
Seoul Vicinity (Incheon, Gyeonggi-do) 68
Eastern Area (Gangwon-do, Ulleungdo) 72
Central Area (Daejeon, Chungcheongnam-do, Chungcheongbuk-do) 76
Southeastern Area (Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongju, Busan, Gyeongsangnam-do,
Hallyeo Maritime National Park ) 80
Southwestern Area (Gwangju, Jeollabuk-do, Jeollanam-do) 92
Jeju-do 98
Special Interests in Korea 105
Korean Food 106
Traditional Sports and Games 108
Recreation 110
Shopping 116
Seasonal Attractions 124
Spring 124
Summer 125
Fall 126
Winter (Ski Resorts, Hot Springs) 127
Golf Courses 131
National Parks 132
Museums 132
Festivals 138
General Information 141
Entry & Departure Formalities 142
Transportation 144
Accommodations 153
Diplomatic Missions and Other Organizations 167
Business Travel Tips 172
Holidays 174
Handy Facts 175
Useful Korean Phrases 181
Index 183
Na tiona l Fla g
The Korean flag is called taegeukgi. Its design symbolizes the
principles of the yin and yang in Oriental philosophy. The
circle in the center of the flag is divided into two equal
parts. The upper red sec tion represents the proac tive
c osmic forc es of the yang. Conversely, the lower blue
section represents the responsive cosmic forces of the yin.
The two forces together embody the concepts of continual
movement, balance and harmony that characterize the sphere of infinity. The circle is
surrounded by four trigrams, one in each corner. Each trigram symbolizes one of the four
universal elements: heaven ( ), earth ( ), fire ( ), and water ( ).
Na tiona l Flowe r
The national flower of Korea is the mugunghwa or Rose of
Sharon. Every year from July to October, a profusion of
mugunghwa blossoms graces the entire country. Unlike
most flowers, mugunghwa is remarkably tenacious and
able to withstand both blight and insects. The flowerœs
symbolic signific anc e st ems from mugunghwaœs root ,
Ŕmugung,ŕmeaning immortality. This word ac c urately
reflects the immortal nature of Korean history, and the
determination and perseverance of the Korean people.
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s the World Cup again approaches, world soccer fans
are heating up. The First World Cup of the 21st
Century will be co-hosted by Korea and Japan
from May 31 t o June 30. We are looking
forward to a valuable opportunity to work harmony not
only between our two countries but also among world citizens
through the productive competition and friendship that will
be realized in the games in the year 2002.
Korea will hold the opening ceremony and opening
match on May 31, and Japan the final match and closing
ceremony on June 30.
About the tickets
With the exception of the opening match, the base-level tickets range
from US$60 for the first-round matches to $300 for the final match. The
best seats range from $150 at the first-round matches to $750 in the final
game.
There are three kinds of tickets. Single tickets are good for one match. A
Team Specific Ticket Series (TSTs) will enable the holder to watch all
matches involving a specific team, and a Venue Specific Ticket Series
(VSTs) are for all matches in a particular venue. Applications for tickets
can be filed with FIFA’s World Cup Ticketing Bureau.
Internet: www.FIFAworldcup.com E-mail: sales@FIFA-tickets.com
Address: P.O. Box 2002 Cheadle Hulme SK8 7RR, U.K.
Tel: 44-870-123-2002 Fax: 44-870-124-2002
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World Cup Venues in Korea
Seoul
Nestled around the Han River is
the Korean capital Seoul, a city of
old and new. Wit h t housands
year s of hist or y, it has well
preserved royal palaces, historical
relics, and cultural treasures, yet
st at e-of-t he-art facilit ies and
infrastructure as well.
Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu will be the venue for the opening match on May
31, a first round game on June 13, and the semifinals on June 25.
Suw on
Just 41.5 km sout h of Seoul,
Suwon is an ancient fortress city.
Intending to move the nation’s
capit al t o Suwon from Seoul,
King Jeongjo who was the 22nd
Joseon Dynasty ruler built a 5.74
km circular fortress wall, from
1794 to 1796. Today you can
walk along the entire wall, which
was designated by UNESCO in 1997 as a World Cultural Heritage.
Suwon is also famous for its delicious beef ribs.
Suwon’s neighboring Yongin is a popular tourist destination with
many famous at t ract ions such as t he Korean Folk Village, t he
mammoth amusement theme park Everland, and several nice golf
courses.
In Suwon will be group matches on June 5, 11 and 13 and a round-of-16 on June
16 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Paldal-gu.
I ncheon
A gateway for sea transport to China, Incheon is emerging as a major
Asian air hub as well. The new Incheon International Airport began
operations on March 29, 2001, on land reclaimed from
the sea.
Well known as the site of General MacArthur’s landing in
1950, Incheon commemorat es t he t riumph at bot h
Freedom Park and at the Memorial Hall for the Incheon
Landing Operation. There is Wolmido with its unique
mixture of cafes, seafood shops and amusement rides, or an
hour-long pleasure boat ride. Just a short drive from
Fre e d om Prote c tion M onume nt a t the M e moria l
Ha ll for the Inc he on La nd ing O p e ra tion
C ha ng g ye ong ung Pa la c e
Suwon Hwa se ong Fortre ss
2002 FI FA Wor l d Cup Kor ea / J apan

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2002 FIFA World Cup Accommodation Bureau Korea
Tel: 82-2-738-2006, Fax: 82-2-738-2165
www.fifa-hotels.com, e-mail: sales.korea@fifa-hotels.com
Buddhist temples a thousand years old, such as Donghwasa and Pagyesa.
Gatbawi, a stone Buddha image, attracts many to pray, as legend has it
that people’s wishes are granted.
Also designated as the venue for the 2003 Summer Universiade, the city will host three
group matches on June 6, 8 and 10 and one third-place game on June 29 at Daegu
World Cup Stadium in Suseong-gu.
J eonj u
N icknamed “H ome of Art , ”
Jeonju is a center of the Korean
culture and art. A local festival,
Jeonju Daesaseupnori, is held on
the fifth day of the fifth lunar
mon t h. I t pr esen t s man y
t radit ional aspect s of Jeonju
through pansori (epic solo song),
sijo (a three-versed Korean ode),
folk songs and farmers music.
Also as an epicurean capital of the country, no matter where you eat, food
here is well prepared and plentiful. Best known among Jeonju dishes is
bibimbap.
Jeonju is home of Jeonju Yi clan, from which the Joseon Dynasty kings
sprang. Several historic sites related to Yi clan are still well preserved
including Gyeonggijeon Shrine which was built to enshrine the portrait
of Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty.
Two group matches and a round-of-16 will be held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in
Deokjin-gu on June 7, 10 and 17.
Gw angj u
Gwangju, called “Cit y of Light ” and “Cit y of t he Art s,” host s t he
downtown leads you to Ganghwado Island and its highest mountain
Manisan with an altar on its summit: this is Chamseongdan where
Dangun, the founding father of Korea, made offerings to God, and where
the torch relays for all Korean sporting events begin.
Ferries ply various interesting islands off Incheon, where friendly local
villagers and fishing communities.
Group matches will be held at Incheon Munhak Stadium on June 9, 11 and 14.
Daej eon
Locat ed in cen t r al Kor ea,
D aejeon is a r epr esen t at ive
science city. The Expo Science
Park, Daedeok Science Town,
an d t he N at ion al Scien ce
Museum make D aejeon a
fut ur e-or ien t ed, high-t ech
science center.
Yuseong Hot Springs, 11 km
fr om down t own , gain ed
nationwide fame for its healing
power ever since t he Baekje
Kingdom (18 B.C.˅A.D. 660). Within city limits lies Daecheongho
Lake with a beautiful lakeside drive that attracts young couples. Mt.
Bomunsan is another tourist site dotted with Buddhist temples and
hermitages; you can take a short cable car ride or walk the trails.
At Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Yuseong-gu, two group matches and a round-of-16
will be held on June 12, 14 and 18.
Daegu
Famous for it s sweet and
juicy apples and textile
industry, Daegu has been
the country’s major retail
cent er for medicinal
herbs for several
cen t ur ies. T he
items cover
ginseng, herbs,
nuts, fruits, honey, leaves, deer antlers, a cornucopia of
roots, etc.
Woobang Tower Land, an amusement theme park,
has Daegu Tower featuring a panoramic view of the
whole city. Located in the north part of Daegu is Mt.
Palgongsan, considered a sacred mountain. It houses
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EXPO Sc ie nc e Pa rk
Pa nsori
M e d ic ina l he rb ma rke t
Gwangju Biennale and
holds the Kimchi Festival
every O ct ober. At t he
east ern part of t he cit y
stands Mt. Mudeungsan
with its tea plantations
producing chu n seolcha
(“spring snow tea”), and
sweet mount ain-grown
watermelons up to 50 cm in diameter and weighing 15 kg apiece. Some
old Buddhist temples are situated on the slopes, including Jeungsimsa and
Wonhyosa both founded during the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.˅A.D.
935).
Gwangju citizens are also famous for their patriotism. This was a center
of heroic army resistance against Japanese invasions of the late 16th
century and the independence movement opposing Japanese colonial
oppression from 1910 to 1945. It also played a leading role in the
contemporary democracy movement.
Gwangju World Cup Stadium in Seo-gu will hold two group matches on June 2 and 4
and a quarter finals on June 22.
Ul san
Ulsan is a leading industrial center
of Korean industry, such as oil
refining, aut o manufact uring,
petrochemicals, shipbuilding and
machinery. H yundai H eavy
Industries and Hyundai Motor
Company are based in this city.
Ulsan is also famous as a
pr oducin g cen t er of qualit y
amethyst, and there is a park themed on this enchanting violet stone. A
short way from downtown are clean beaches: Jujeon well known for its
black pebble beach and Jinha with its surrounding pines.
The Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium at Nam-gu will hold group matches on June 2 and
3, and a quarterfinal on June 21.
Seogw i po
Seogwipo is situated at the foot of Mt. Hallasan on Jeju Island, whose
lower slopes are covered with citrus trees and green pasture. As it enjoys
mild, sunny weather and clean environment, people flock for sightseeing,
sports and leisure activities all year round. Much loved by tourists, the
Jungmun Resort offers a nice beach, beautiful
waterfalls, public golf course, marine park,
huge bot anical garden and world-class
hotels. Seafood is a must-try on Jeju Island.
The city was chosen as a site for summit among world leaders several
times in the 1990s.
During the World Cup, two group matches on June 8 and 12 and a round-of-16 on
June 15 are scheduled at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Bunhwang-dong.
Busan
Busan is Korea’s principal port
for in t ern at ion al commerce.
About 90% of t he count ry’s
con t ain er shippin g passes
t hrough t his port . Just a few
minutes’ walk from the harbor
are lively Gukje (International)
Market and Jagalchi Fish Market
which attract flocks of visitors
from Korea and abroad. For seafood lovers, a variety of fresh fish are sold
in the Jagalchi Fish Market where spirited women merchants slice up
fresh fish for instant sashimi meals. Only 40-minute subway ride from the
downtown will take you to Beomeosa Temple which is surrounded by
peaceful forest.
The city was also selected as the venue for 2002 Asian Games.
During the World Cup, group matches will be held at Busan Main Stadium in Yeonje-gu
on June 2, 4 and 6.
M t. M ud e ung sa n
Hyund a i He a vy Ind ustrie s
Jung mun Re sort
002 Asian Games, the sports event set
up for everlasting peace and harmony
of 3 billion Asians, is to be staged in
Busan under the motto of “New Vision,
New Asia.”
This greatest Asian sports festival will remind all Asians
of the Olympic ideal for more prosperous and peaceful world, and the
cit izens of Busan are doing t heir best t o realize t his goal. More
informations at www.busanasiad.org.
2002 Asian Games in Busan
(Sept. 29-Oct. 14, for 16 days)
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Be ome osa Te mp le
ҟAttractions in Geumgangsan Mountains
Each of four tour courses boasts truly breathtaking scenery. Outer Geumgang
is the zenith of masculine magnificence while Inner Geumgang has feminine
properties.
Guryong Falls
Fifty-meter-high Guryong Falls (“nine dragon falls”) is one of the most famous and
exquisite falls in Korea. At the bottom of the waterfall are nine 10-meter trenches through
solid rock, carved by the crashing waters over hundreds of thousands of years. The
formation looks like dragons.
Sangpaldam Pool
Sangpaldam Pool, the setting for an ancient legend of a fairy and a woodcutter, provides a
perfect stopover point.
Bibong Falls
The spray looks like a phoenix taking wing and it is named Bibong Falls (“flying phoenix falls”).
Manmulsang Rocks
Manmulsang is perhaps the number-one scenic sight in the Geumgangsan Mountains. It
features tens of thousands of rock images resembling various objects and living things.
From every angle it displays incredible nature-carved images.
Geumgangsan Hot Spring
About 300 meters away from the Geumgangsan Hotel is a long-famous, healing hot
spring. Relax after hiking the mountain trails.
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guide
o other mountains in Korea have been more admired than
Geumgangsan. Poets, painters, and artists have been eager to
applaud the magnificence of these 110 mountains. With 12,000
pinnacles and hundreds of valleys, odd-shaped rocks, crystal clear
waters, endless saw-tooth ridges, diverse flora and fauna, this is some of the
most fantastic mountain scenery to be found anywhere on the face of the
globe.
For most foreigners visiting Korea at the new millennium, the beautiful
Geumgangsan in North Korea has been added as a tourist attraction. Since
the first 4-night-5-day Geumgangsan tour on November 19, 1998, more
than 400,000 people have enjoyed the breathtaking scenery.
On June 8 in 2001, The Hyundai Asan and North Korea agreed to allow
overland journey from Sokcho to Geumgangsan. Though it will take some
time to build the road, the future journey is expected to be more
comfortable. In addition, the region is agreed to be designated
as a “special tourism zone,” which will afford diverse
amenities such as golf courses, ski slopes,
condominiums, etc. Travel to the North Korean
Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains is a wonderful
opportunity, in linkage with South Korea’s east coast
and Seoraksan Mountains. The voyage now takes
place by ocean liner.
Geumgangsan Di amond M ount ai ns
with 12,000 Pinna cle s a nd 12,000 Mir a cle s
Geumgangsan Di amond M ount ai ns
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“ The beauty of the Diamond Mountains is beyond comparison with any
mountains in the world. The wonder of grand gorges enraptures us.”
- Isabella Bird Bishop, British explorer, in 1890 -
ҟThe process from reservation to embarkation:
1. Make a reservation at a qualified travel agency, with two passport-sized photos,
and fill out an application form.
2. Make payment at a travel agency. All major credit cards are welcomed. Travel
agents are not allowed to accept the cruise fee in cash, so whoever wants to pay
in cash may remit through the Korea Exchange Bank or National Agriculture
Cooperative Federation.
3. Confirm the reservation.
4. Arrive at the port 2 hours ahead of departure time.
ҟDepartures at 13:00 from Sokcho Port and 3 days and 2 nights duration (sea voyage: 3ڰ
hours)
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G uryong Fa lls
M a nmulsa ng Roc ks
Mora nbong Ac roba tic Circ us G e umg a ng sa n Hot Sp ring
Sa ng p a ld a m Pool Bib ong Fa lls
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Land 18
Climate 18
Religion 19
Language 19
History 20
Arts 22
Customs 23
Kor ea i n Br i ef Kor ea i n Br i ef
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orea lies in the temperate
zone and has four distinct
seasons.
In late March or early
April, the trees burst into leafy
splendor to mark the beginning of
spring. Mostly sunny days can be
expected from March to May.
During the relatively hot and rainy
summer season, the vegetation is
lush. By June average temperature is
he Korean language, like
Hungarian, Turkish,
Mongolian, and Finnish, is
classified into the Ural-Altaic
Language group. Hangeul, the
Korean alphabet, is composed of 10
simple vowels and 14 consonants. A
group of scholars under the
patronage of King Sejong developed
this systematic rendition of spoken
sound in 1443. It is widely acclaimed
by linguists as an ingenious
invention.
The chart on the next page
presents the Romanization of the 24
hangeul letters. This Romanization is
based on the new Romanization
system proclaimed in 2000 by the
Korean government.
However, because all road signs
and information boards that are
based on McCune-Reischauer
system, the old official Romanization
cannot be changed immediately,
there might be some coexistence of
he Korean peninsula extends
southward from the eastern
end of the Asian continent.
Korean peninsula is roughly
1,020 km (612 miles) long and 175
km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest
point.
Mountains cover 70% of the
Korea’s land area, making it one of
the most mountainous regions in the
world.
The lifting and folding of Korea’s
granite and limestone base has
created breathtaking landscapes of
scenic hills and valleys. The
mountain range that traverses the
length of the east coast plunges
steeply into the East Sea, while along
the southern and western coasts, the
mountains descend gradually to the
coastal plains that produce the bulk
of Korea’s agricultural crops,
especially rice.
The Korean peninsula is divided
just slightly north of the 38th
parallel. The democratic Republic of
Korea in the south and communist
North Korea are separated by a
demilitarized zone.
South Korea’s 99,500 sq. km is
populated by 47.9 million people
(2000). Administratively, the
Republic of Korea consists of nine
provinces (do); the capital Seoul; and
the six metropolitan cities of Busan,
Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon,
and Ulsan. In total, there are 72
cities (si) and 91 counties (gun).
ƅGeographic posit ion ŎBet ween 33Ūand
43Ūnorth latitude, and 124Ūand 131Ūeast
longitude (including North Korea)
ƅHighest mountains in S. Korea ŎHallasan on
Jeju Island, 1,950 met ers (6,400 ft ); Jirisan,
1,915 meters (6,283 ft); and Seoraksan, 1,708
meters (5,604 ft)
ƅRiversŎNakdonggang, 522 km (313 miles);
Ha ng a ng , 482 km ( 289 mile s) ;
Geumgang, 396 km (238 miles)
ƅEc o no mic st a t us ( 2000) ŎGNI USʼ455.2
billion; national per capita income USʼ9,628
Land
Kor ea i n Br i ef Kor ea i n Br i ef
Language
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CHINA
RUSSIAN FED.
KOREA
JAPAN
Seoul
Incheon Tokyo
Beijing
Busan
Jeju lsland
Shanghai
East Sea
Yellow Sea
Climate
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over 20ŪC (68ŪF). Monsoon rains
usually begin around the end of June
and last until mid-to-late July.
August is hot.
The coming of autumn in late
September brings continental winds
and clear, dry weather, making the
fall months perhaps the most
pleasant time of year. October’s vivid
golds and vibrant reds create a
colorful panorama.
December to February are cold
and dry with occasional snow or
rain. During the winter months,
three or four days of cold weather are
often followed by a few warmer days.
Earliest Form of Hangeul
reedom of religion is fully
guaranteed in the Republic of
Korea. Korea’s traditional
religionsōShamanism,
Buddhism, and Confucianismō
have all played an integral role in the
country’s socio- cultural
development. There are also various
minor religions based on various
combinations of elements from these
traditional religions. Christianity has
developed a large following since its
introduction in the late 18th
century.
Religion
F
period, A.D. 676ō935, was a
golden age for Korean culture. The
advancements in the area of
Buddhist art are especially
noteworthy.
In the succeeding Goryeo Dynasty,
A.D. 918ō1392, an aristocratic
government was instituted.
Buddhism was established as the
state religion and came to have great
influence in the political and
administrative spheres. The name
“Korea” is a derivative of “Goryeo.”
The Joseon Dynasty, A.D. 1392ō
1910, was the peninsula’s final
dynasty. During this period various
political and economic reforms were
enacted. The most prominent of
these was the adoption of
Confucianism as the
state ideology. The
surge of creative
literary endeavors and
the invention of hangeul,
the Korean alphabet, in
1443, invest this period
with special cultural
significance. Hanyang,
now known as Seoul, was established
as the dynasty’s capital city in 1394.
Palaces and gates
constructed during this
period can still be seen in
the city today.
The Japanese invasion of
the peninsula in 1910
ended the Joseon
Dynasty. Korea remained
under Japanese colonial
rule for 35 years until the
end of World War н.
On August 15, 1945,
Japan surrendered to the
Allies and withdrew from the
Korean peninsula, which was
then divided into two: South Korea
in the free world and North Korea in
the communist bloc. The Republic
of Korea in the south established an
independent government three years
later.
The Korean War began on June
25, 1950, when North Korea
invaded the South. An armistice
agreement was signed three years later
in 1953.
South Korea’s tireless post-war
reconstruction efforts were highly
successful in the promotion of
national prosperity and stability.
Hangeul is written in syllabic
units made up of two, three, or
four letters.
ha n guk e o (Kore a n la ngua ge )
h
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g Silent
n
u
k
a
the two systems through 2005.
For your understanding, major
changes are listed below.
1) The previously used diacritical mark
breve (Ȇ) and apostrophe ( ’ ) have
disappeared in the new system. For example,
the vowels ࿳, ၹ, ဌ, and ႈ are romanized
as eo, eu, yeo, and ui instead of the erstwhile
Ȇ
o,
Ȇ
u, y
Ȇ
o, and
Ȇ
ui. ႏᆐ, ဘಥዬ and ဌႈ౬
become Incheon, Yeongdeungpo and
Yeouido instead of Inch’
Ȇ
on, Y
Ȇ
ongd
Ȇ
ungp’o
and Y
Ȇ
o
Ȇ
uido as written in the past.
2) When sounds ͳ, ͹, ΄, and Ίappear
before a vowel, they are transcribed by g, d,
b, and j, but for the sake of phonetic
consistency they are transcribed by k, t, p
and t, when followed by another consonant
or forming the final sound of a word. This
means that ๛໕, ጨ౏ and Ⴥჵ have
changed from Pusan, Hapt
Ȇ
ok and Cheju to
Busan, Hapdeok and Jeju. Don’t worry ӹ
when Koreans hear foreigners pronounce
Pusan or Busan, both sound similar and
either way is no problem.
3) ΍, Ύ, Ώ, and Όare romanized as k, t, p,
and ch instead of the old k’, t’, p’, and ch’.
቙ዧു, ዬጪ, and ᆖჵ become
Taepyeongno, Pohang, and Cheongju
instead of T’aep’y
Ȇ
ongno, P’ohang, and
Ch’
Ȇ
ongju.
4) ཪ is written si instead of shi. Thus ཬഈ
and ႔཮become Silla and Imsil.
History
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Dangun and the Founding Myth of Korea
Millennia ago when Hwanung, a son of Heaven, ruled the people, there were a
bear and a tiger that seriously wanted to become human. So they prayed fervently
to Hwanung to grant their wishes. Hwanung was moved by their entreaties and
promised to transform them if only they could endure a
dark cave eating only garlic and mugwort for a full
100 days. The tiger’s patience was soon worn
thin, cooped up in the dark without being able to
hunt, and it gave up the ordeal. The bear
became a woman after 21 days of endurance.
She then asked Hwanung to find her a
husband; he found her very beautiful and
married her. The couple gave a birth to a son,
Dangun, who established a kingdom named
Gojoseon (Ancient Joseon) in 2333 B.C., the first
kingdom on the Korean peninsula.
he habitation of early man
in Korea appears to have
started about half a million
years ago. The first
kingdom, named Gojoseon (Ancient
Joseon), was formed in 2333 B.C.
By the first century B.C., Korea’s
three ancient kingdoms of
Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla ruled the
whole Korean peninsula and much
of Manchuria; they were by far the
most powerful and eminent
kingdoms in the area. The period of
their rule, 57 B.C.ōA.D. 668, is
known as the Three Kingdoms
period. Goguryeo and Baekje were
ultimately vanquished by Silla in
A.D. 668 and 660 respectively. In
A.D. 676, Silla unified the peninsula
for the first time. The Unified Silla
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Ash-glazed gray
stoneware vessel,
Silla period
Gilt-bronze
contemplative
Bodhisattva of
7th century
Jong myo Roya l Shrine
Sense of Seniority
Although the traditional Confucian
social structure is changing, it is still
prevalent in Korea. Age or seniority
is all-important and juniors are
expected to follow the wishes of their
elders without question. Therefore,
people often ask you your age and
sometimes your marital status
(interesting is that no matter how old
you are, at least among family
members, you cannot be regarded as
an adult if you are not married) to
find out their position relative to
you. These questions are not meant
to intrude on your privacy and you
need not answer, if you do not wish
to.
Names
The majority of Koreans have one of
a small set of family names: Kim
(about 21% of all Koreans), Yi (or
Lee or Rhee, 14%), Park (or Pak,
8%), Choi (or Choe), Jeong (or
Chung), Jang (or Chang), Han, Lim,
etc. A Korean name consists of a
family name, in almost every case
one syllable, plus a given name
usually of two syllables. The family
name comes first. A Korean woman
does not take her husband’s family
name, but their children take their
father’s family name.
Marriage
Koreans think marriage is the most
important passage in one’s life and a
divorce is regarded as a disgrace not
only for the couple but also for their
familiesōeven though the divorce
rate is growing rapidly these days.
Today’s typical wedding ceremony
is somewhat different from what it
was in old times: first a Western-style
ceremony is usually held at a
wedding hall or a church with white
dress and tuxedo, then later in the
day comes the traditional ceremony
in a different room, in colorful
traditional costume.
Jerye (Ancestral Memorial Rite)
According to a traditional Korean
belief, when people die their spirits
do not immediately depart; they stay
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particular school but used free,
expressive techniques and bright
colors to depict strength, humor and
leisure.
Both Western and Korean schools
of painting coexist today in Korea
and some new works are combining
both.
Pottery
Pottery-making techniques were
transmitted from China to Korea
over 1,000 years ago, where they
flourished and produced an artistic
tradition of which Koreans are
justifiably proud.
The subtle beauty and unique
bluish-green color of the celadon
pottery of the Goryeo Dynasty (A.D.
918ō1392) have made it world-
famous and much sought after by
antique dealers. The white porcelain
of the Joseon Dynasty (A.D. 1392ō
1910) is also renowned.
This pottery-making skill was
transmitted to Japan at different
periods in history, particularly during
the Japanese invasions of the 1590s,
greatly contributing to the develop-
ment of the art form in Japan.
he artistic talents of the
Korean people are expressed
through the original music,
dance and painting that have
evolved over their 5,000-year history.
While in modern times many
Western art forms have been
introduced and embraced by Korea,
her unique arts still flourish, both in
their pure forms and in various
harmonious combinations with
modern genre.
Traditional Music
Traditional Korean music, called
gugak, has shared a similar cultural
background with China and Japan.
However, despite some superficial
similarities, anyone who has
experienced gugak can easily tell that
it is clearly different from other East
Asian music. Korean music, for
example, traditionally has a triple
rhythm (three beats per measure),
while Chinese and Japanese music
have two beats per measure.
Gugak can be divided into two
types: jeongak or the music of the
upper classes, and minsogak or folk
music. Jeongak, has a slow, solemn
and complicated melody, while
minsogak such as farmers music,
pansori (epic solo song) and
shamanistic music is fast and
vigorous.
Traditional Dance
Korea’s traditional dance, like its
music, can also be classified into
either court dances or folk dances.
The slow, gracious movements of the
court dances reflect the beauty of
moderation and the subdued
emotions formed as a
result of the strong
influence of
Confucian
philosophy. In
contrast,
the folk
dances, mirroring the life, work and
religion of the common people, are
exciting and romantic, aptly
portraying the free and spontaneous
emotions of the Korean people.
Some typical folk dances are farmers
dances, mask dances and shamanistic
dances.
The appreciation of Korean
traditional music and dance helps the
visitor to better understand Korea
itself.
For theaters holding traditional
music and dance performances, refer
to page 110.
Traditional Painting
Traditional Korean painting is very
different from Western. Its roots lie
in the unique lines and colors of the
Orient. Evidence of early Korean
paintings can be found in the royal
tombs of the Three Kingdoms
period (57 B.C.ōA.D. 668), which
have helped us piece together details
about the lifestyles of the time.
During the later Goryeo Dynasty
(A.D. 918ō1392) Buddhism
reached its peak, leaving many
precious Buddhist paintings and
images in temples around the
country. Confucianism became the
political ideology of the Joseon
Dynasty (A.D. 1392ō1910) and the
upper-class intellectuals who
produced much of the art were
profoundly influenced by the
Chinese style. Folk painting, which
became popular among the lower
classes, was not influenced by any
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with descendants four generations.
During this period the deceased are
still regarded as family members and
Koreans reaffirm the relationship
between ancestors and descendants
through jerye on the special days like
Lunar New Year’s Day and
Chuseok, as well as on the day the
ancestors passed away. Koreans also
believe that people can live well and
happily thanks to benefits their
ancestors bestow.
Body Language
When you beckon to a person, do
with your palm down and fluttering
fingers. It is not polite to beckon
with palm upōespecially using only
one finger, because Koreans do that
way only for dogs.
Hanbok
The hanbok has been the Korean
people’s unique traditional costume
for thousands of years. The beauty
and grace of Korean culture can be
seen in photographs of women
dressed in the hanbok.
Before the arrival of Western-style
clothing one hundred years ago, the
hanbok was everyday attire. Men
wore jeogori (Korean jackets) with
baji (trousers) while women wore
jeogori with chima (skirts). Today,
the hanbok is worn on days of
celebration such as weddings, Seollal
(Lunar New Year’s Day) or Chuseok
(Thanksgiving Day).
Ondol
Traditional Korean rooms have
multiple functions. Rooms are not
labeled or reserved for a specific
purpose; there is no definite
bedroom or dining room for
example. Rather, tables and mats are
brought in as needed. Most people
sit and sleep on the floor on thick
mats.
Underneath the floors are stone or
concrete flues. Traditionally hot air
was vented through the flues to
provide heat. Clay or cement would
be placed over the stones to protect
the residents from noxious gasses.
This type of underfloor heating is
called “ondol.” Nowadays hot water
is piped through cement floors
covered with linoleum.
Gimjang
Gimjang is the age-old Korean
practice of preparing winter kimchi,
which has been passed down from
generation to generation. Because
very few vegetables are grown in the
three or four winter months, gimjang
takes place in early winter and
provides what has become a staple
Korean food.
For Koreans, a dinner table
without kimchi is unthinkable.
Oriental Medicine
Oriental medicine considers
decreased vital energy and a
weakened immune system to be the
cause of diseaseōnot a problem of a
particular body part, but rather an
imbalance of the life forces in the
whole body. Therefore Oriental
medicine seeks to treat disease by
strengthening the immune system
and restoring the harmony within
the body, not by removing
pathogenic factors.
Major fields of Oriental medicine
include herbal medicine,
acupuncture, moxa treatment, and
cupping therapies.
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Seoul 26
Seoul Vicinity 68
Eastern Area 72
Central Area 76
Southeastern Area 80
Southwestern Area 92
Jeju-do 98
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By Subway
By Train
On Foot
Shopping
Bus Terminal
City Tour Bus Stop
Airport
Restaurant
Expressway
National /
Provincial Road
Ferry Terminal
Hotel
Falls
Ski Resort
Golf Course
Mountain
Temple
World Cultural
Heritage
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Embassy
Hot Spring
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Telephone
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Admission Fee
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Location Tourist Information
University
Hospital
Airline Office
Police Station
Royal Tomb
Museum, Gallery
Bank
Movie Theater Post Office
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eoul has been the center of
politics, economy, culture,
and transportation of Korea
for six centuries since Taejo,
the founder of the Joseon Dynasty,
moved the capital here in the third
year (1394) of his reign. Today one
quarter of the nation’s population
lives in Seoul, which serves as the
broadband
core of
all branches of knowledge.
Seoul preserves numerous
relics of the Joseon Dynasty:
Dongdaemun and Namdaemun
Gates; five extant palaces, namely
Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung,
Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung,
and Gyeonghuigung; royal tombs,
including Hongneung and
Seonjeongneung; and
Seonggyungwan, the Confucian
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educational institution. The litany
of Seoul’s cultural heritage is
endless. The city’s legacy winds
through its labyrinthine alleys.
At the same time, Seoul has risen
as a global landmark of modernity,
with many must-see attractions:
Lotte World, an amusement park;
Seoul Tower, the symbol of Seoul,
blazing the night through; many
parks and museums; department
stores and other emporiums; jazz
bars, cafes, a casino, etc. These
make Seoul a favorite tourist
destination where visitors find all
the amenities and entertainment
they could want.
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Seonjeongneung
Mok-dong
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Dongdaemun
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KNTO
Gyeongbokgung
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Deoksugung
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Bukhansan
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Boramae Park
Gimpo Airport
Suraksan
Buramsan
Gwanaksan
Mok-dong Park
Ujang Park
Yonsei Univ.
Korea Univ.
Hongneung
Taereung
Walker Hill
Amsa-dong Prehistoric
Settlement Site
National
Cemetery
Crown
Ritz-Calton
Seoul Arts Center
Yongsan
Electronics Market
Palace
Seoul
Dong Seoul
Hyatt
Shilla
Swiss Grand
Changdeokgung
Changgyeonggung
Hwagyesa
Dream land
Children’s
Grand Park
Nakseongdae
Shrine
Jeoldusan
Martyrs’ Shrine
Seoul
World Cup Stadium
Yongma Park
Holiday Inn
Novotel
Lotte
World
Olympic Park
H
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GWANAK-GU
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GEUMCHEON-GU
GURO-GU
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GANGSEO-GU
MAPO-GU
SEODAEMUN-GU
YONGSAN-GU
JUNG-GU
YEONGDEUNGPO-GU
SEONGDONG-GU
GWANGJIN-GU
GANGDONG-GU
DONGDAEMUN-GU
JUNGNANG-GU
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DOBONG-GU
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Seoul
Tower Namsan
Park
World Trade
Center Seoul
Techno Mart
Seoul Station
Yeongdeungpo
Station
Seoul Nat’l Univ.
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Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Built in 1394 as the main palace of the
Joseon Dynasty (1392˅1910) by its
founder King Taejo, it is the most
comprehensive and grandest of the five
palaces of the Joseon Dynasty.
ȭ02-734-2458 ʲ: Exit 5 of
Gyeongbokgung Station, Line 3
ʦ: 09:00˅18:00 (09:00˅17:00, Nov.˅
Feb.) ʟ: ˴700 ʡ: Tues.
National Museum of Korea
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Started from the Joseon Dynasty
Museum built in 1908, this largest
museum in Korea exhibited not only
some 120,000 cultural assets of Korea,
but also those of neighboring countries
and regions including China, Japan, and
Central Asia. Because the old museum
building was demolished in 1996, the
current building located inside
Gyeongbokgung Palace is for the
temporary use and now displays some
5,400 items in 18 standing exhibition
halls. A new museum is to be completed
within Yongsan Family Park by the year
2003.
ȭ02-398-5000; www.museum.go.kr
ʦ: 09:00 ˅18:00 (09:00 ˅17:00, Nov. ˅
Feb.) *One hour extension on Sat., Sun.
National holiday from March to Oct.
ʟ: ˴700 ʡ: Mon. and Jan. 1
National Folk Museum of
Korea ૸඄෽༜ฉෟ૝
Located within Gyeongbokgung Palace,
the museum is a showcase of the lifestyle
of the Korean people from the prehistoric
age to the Joseon Dynasty, displaying
items of everyday use, funerary objects,
major works of art, and replicas.
ȭ02-734-1346; www.nfm.go.kr
ʟ: ˴700 ʡ: Tue. and January 1
Cheong Wa Dae ᆖူౄ
This is the presidential residence of the
Republic of Korea. Tours of Cheong Wa
Dae have been conducted since 1998.
Individual tours can be made from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays in April,
May, September, and October. Tour
tickets are distributed free of charge at the
Cheong Wa Dae Tour Information Desk
located on the grounds of
Gyeongbokgung Palace. Reserved group
tours of up to 30 are possible.
ȭ 02-737-5800; www.cwd.go.kr
Samcheongdonggil Street
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This street is lined with many famous art
galleries such as Gallery Hyundai, Kumho
Museum of Art, Artsonje Center, etc.
There are also Beomnyeonsa <emple,
Korean Traditional Folk Dress Museum,
the French Cultural Center, Jeongdok
Library, cafes, restaurants and craft
shops.
Shuttle bus service is offered on a
circuit of art museums and well-known
galleries around this area. The bus pass
is 1,000 won and available from the bus
driver. Shuttle Bus Information at ȭ 02-
720-1020.
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t the north end of Sejongno Street appears the imposing
Gyeongbokgung, the oldest Joseon Dynasty palace. On its
grounds stand the National Museum of Korea and the National
Folk Museum, where visitors can browse the unique cultural and
historical traits of Korea and the lifestyle of olden days.
Geunjeongjeon, the throne hall, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion in its lotus
pond, Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, and many other buildings boast
exquisite architecture in the grandest garden landscape.
Geonchunmun, the east gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, opens on
Samcheongdonggil Street, with its hanbok (traditional dress) shops and
many art galleries. At the northern tip of the one-km strip of
Samcheongdonggil Street extends to a tree-arched street in front of
Cheong Wa Dae, adorned with manicured roadside patches. At the end
of the street are cozy Rose of Sharon Garden and Hyojadong
Community Hall which displays former presidents’ gifts from overseas as
well as memorabilia of Seoul history.
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The Nest (guesthouse)
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Gyeongbokgung
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Geonchunmun
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Gyeonghoeru
Geunjeongjeon
National Museum
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Korean Traditional Folk Dress Museum
Kumho Museum of Art
Gallery Hyundai
Beomnyeonsa
Korean Publishers Assn.
Jewelbutton & co.
Cheong Wa Dae
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Memorial Hall
Net House
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Deoksugung Palace ౏༿ଂ
Deoksugung Palace complex is dotted
with commanding structures: Daehanmun,
the main gate; Junghwajeon, the throne
hall and audience hall; and Seokjojeon,
the only Western-style building in Korean
palaces. Seokjojeon now houses the
Royal Museum, which preserves
sophisticated royal court articles of the
Joseon Dynasty, and the Deoksugung Art
Museum, which displays diverse works of
modern art.
ȭ02-771-9951 ʲ: Exit 2 of City Hall
Station, Line 1 or 2 ʦ: 09:00˅18:00
(09:00˅17:30, Nov. to Dec.) ʡ"Mon.
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Chongdong Theater Ⴣ౶ଗႦ
Korea’s first repertory theater. It presents
the “Korean Traditional Performing Arts
Series” at 20:00 every day except
Monday. Main programs include the drum
dance, pansori (epic solo song), sanjo
hapju (an ensemble or orchestra of
Korean instruments), samulnori
(percussion quartet), the sword dance
and fan dance, etc.
Foreign tourists are given a chance to
have some pictures taken with performers
wearing Korean traditional costume.
English and Japanese subtitles are
projected on a big screen to help
foreigners get a better understanding of
the performances. (see p.110)
ȭ02-773-8961/3
www. chongdong.com
Rodin Gallery ౏༿ଂ
The Rodin Gallery serves as the world’s
eighth and Asia’s second museum
dedicated solely to the display of Auguste
Rodin’s works. It is located on the ground
floor of Samsung Plaza.
ȭ 02-2259-7649, 02-2259-7795 ʲ:
Exit 8 of City Hall Station, Line 1 or 2 ʦ:
10:00˅18:00 ʡ"Mon.
Nanta Theatre ந቏ଗႦ
The Nanta Theatre is exclusively for
performances of Cookin! This wild and
funny percussion performance has won
international awards and acclaim. Cookin!
is performed on kitchen instruments and
utensils, pots and pans and garbage
cans, broomsticks and chopsticks, and
some especially exciting vegetable
chopping on blocks with sharp kitchen
knives.
ȭ02-739-8288; www.nanta.co.kr ʲ:
Exit 5 of Seodaemun Station, Line 5
ʟ"˴20,000 ˅˴30,000
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cross from City Hall is Deoksugung Palace, one of the five royal
palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392˅1910). It was originally a
residence for Prince Wolsan (1454˅1488), the elder brother of
King Seongjong, but was used as a main royal palace by some later
kings. Particularly, King Gojong, the next-to-last king of the Joseon
Dynasty, remained here even after being forced to abdicate the throne by
the Japanese in 1907. He lived here until his death in 1919.
His successor King Sunjong, his son and the last king, gave the palace
the present name Deoksugung (meaning Palace of Virtuous Longevity) in
the hope that his father would live long here.
A detour onto the tree-lined street on the south side of the palace leads
to the time-honored Chung Dong First Methodist Church. Just across
the road is the Chongdong Theater, which presents performing arts all
year round. Near the palace are such frequently visited spots as
Gyeonghui- gung Palace, the Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Munhwa Ilbo Hall,
the old Anglican Cathedral, the Former Russian Legation, the
Agricultural Museum, Nanta Theatre, and so on.
Walking toward Sungnyemun Gate (which is nicknamed Namdaemun,
or South Gate) from the main gate of Deoksugung, take you to Samsung
Plaza, which contains the Rodin Gallery as well as a shopping mall. The
other side of Sungnyemun Gate is Namdaemun Market, filled with
hundreds of wholesale and retail shops, a favorite spot for foreigners to
visit.
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Palace
Saemunangil Street
Gwanghwamun
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Former Russian
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Seoul Metropolitan
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Munhwa Ilbo
Nanta
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Agricultural Museum
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Anglican
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President
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Radisson
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Metro Midopa
Dept.Store
Seoul Central
Post Office
Postal Museum
Bank of Korea
Shinhan
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Shinsegae
Dept.Store
Myeong-dong
Namdaemun
Market
Samsung Plaza
Hanjin Duty Free
Rodin Gallery
Chung Dong First
Methodist Church
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and Changdeokgung Palaces
At Daehanmun of Deoksugung Palace
and Donhwamun of Changdeokgung
Palace, there is a reenactment of the
changing of the royal guards of the Joseon
Dynasty. It takes place every day except
Monday from 14:00 to 15:30 (15:00 ˅
16:30, July to Aug.).
ȭ02-3707-9451
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Within just a few minutes’ walk from Seoul’s ancient Namdaemun
(Sungnyemun or South Gate) is an open-air market of the same
name. It is close to the downtown area and deluxe hotels, boasting
the very best selection of merchandise in the nation. The market’s
history traces back to the Joseon Dynasty and since then has become
the main transactional place of daily products between urban and
rural areas of Korea.
Namdaemun Market is also the nation’s wholesale center and
virtually anything you want can be found here: clothing and shoes in
vast array, housewares, foodstuffs, flowers, tools, wigs, glasses,
accessories of every kind, gift items, sporting goods, construction
materials, electric appliances, furniture, etc.
Having long been perceived as a traditional open-air market, it is
changing its image with new, modern shopping centers, such as
Mesa.
ȭ02-752-1913 ʲ: Exit 5 of Hoehyeon Station, Line 4 ʦ: 23:00˅17:00 ʡ"Sun.
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Yusong Arcade
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fashion. Lotte, Metro Midopa, and Shinsegae Department
Stores, Migliore, underground and aboveground shopping malls
for apparel, shoes, accessories, and cosmetics appeal to every fad
and mode. Every back alley has cafes and restaurants serving snacks and
delicacies for moments of refreshment during shopping.
On the knoll at far end of the main street of Myeong-dong stands
Myeongdong Cathedral, the Korean Catholic headquarters. Within a
stone’s throw is the YWCA, active in diverse ways to expand women’s
rights.
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Metro
T.G.I. Fridays
OK Corral
Seoul Royal
Catholic
Center
VISA Card
Information
Westin Chosun
Korea
First
KEPCO
Plaza
National Souvenir
Center
YWCA
Korea Federation
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Kookmin
Kookmin
Seoul
Metro Midopa
Dept. Store
Bank of Korea
Korea Herald
Daeyungak
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Migliore
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Seoul Central
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Postal Museum
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National Souvenir Center
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This souvenir shop displays and sells
more than a thousand exquisite traditional
items that represent Korean culture:
lacquerware, woodcraft, textile, acces-
sories, embroidery, knot work, jewelry,
ceramics, Hahoe masks, etc.
ȭ02-778-6529, 02-778-
6169; www.souvenir.or.kr
ʲ: Exit 5 of Euljiro 1 (il)-ga
Station, Line 2
ʦ: 10:30˅21:00
ʡ"Seollal and Chuseok
Myeongdong
Cathedral ඾౶༃ీ
Completed in 1898, it
is Korea’s first
Western-style brick
building designed in
a Neo-Renaissance
style, with a 45-
meter steeple.
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Namdaemun Market ஭ౄෝཪႦ
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Insadonggil Street ႏ໒౶ଥ
Frequented by local and foreign visitors
all year round, it is the most renowned
area for fans of Korean antiques and fine
arts.
ȭ 02-731-1621 / 2
Unhyeongung Palace ၑፉଂ
A private house of the royal family during
the late Joseon period, it consists of
several elegant buildings. Here King
Gojong, the next-to-last king of the
Joseon Dynasty, was born and grew up
until age 12, and his father, known as
Daewongun, attended to the state affairs
as regent for ten years (1863˅1873).
7n the last Saturday of April and
October annually, the wedding ceremony
of King Gojong and Queen Myeongseong
is reenacted here.
ʲ: Exit 4 of Anguk Station, Line 3
ʦ: 09:00˅18:00 (09:00˅17:00, Nov.˅
Feb.) ʡ"Mon. ʟ"˴700
Jogyesa Temple ვૉ໒
Unlike most Buddhist temples in Korea
which are nestled in the mountains, this
one is located city center.
A grand lotus lantern parade takes
place along the Jongno Street from
Dongdaemun Stadium to Jogyesa
Temple some evening before Buddha’s
birthday, which falls on the 8th day of the
4th lunar month. (May 12 in 2002)
Foreign individual tourists can be
ushered by an English-speaking guide
free of charge upon request.
ȭ 02-732-5292; www.ijogyesa.net ʲ:
Exit 2 of Jonggak Station, Line 1
Bosingak Bell Pavilion
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This is the belfry for a 3.18 m-tall bronze
bell of the early Joseon period, the
original of which is now kept in the
National Museum. Today, this bell tolls on
the New Year’s Day, Independence
Movement Day (March 1) and Liberation
Day (August 15).
ʲ: Exit 4 of Jonggak Station, Line 1
Jongno Tower ოു቏ၙ
A new landmark in downtown Seoul with
a distinctive design and a fantastic night
view. On its top floor is the Top Cloud Grill
& Cafe which is best known for its glass
walls, providing stunning views of Seoul,
as well as for its savory fusion foods and
a live jazz. The underground is
called the Millennium
Plaza, occupied
by a range of
restaurants
and shops.
ʲ: Exit 3
of Jonggak
Station,
Line 1
long the streets of Insa-dong, visitors are lured by hundreds of
shops brimful with traditional ink paintings, calligraphic works,
antique furniture, curios, handicrafts, ceramics, and modern-style
traditional dresses. Even a single fan pays tribute to nature. Each
little necklace is strung with the elegant glow of tradition.
In Insa-dong’s back alleys, shoulder to shoulder, are traditional-style cafes
and restaurants serving folk menus that are hearty and ample. Every
Sunday Insa-dong is closed to vehicles to offer free strolling and local-color
performing events including traditional percussion band music.
Adjacent to Insa-dong are the Nagwon Arcade with its musical
instrument market and rice-cake and delicacy shops; Unhyeongung
Palace, the residence of the Regent Daewongun of the late Joseon
Dynasty, who closed the doors of the kingdom to foreigners; and Jogyesa,
the head temple of Korea’s largest Buddhist sect, Jogyejong. Visitors can
experience a Buddhist worship service laden with the fragrance of incense
performed in Jogyesa Temple. The street passing Jogyesa Temple is lined
with shops packed with wooden clappers, gray robes, rosaries, incense,
brassware and other Buddhist articles.
At the same time, a bit further along towards Jonggak Station of
Subway Line 1 is Jongno Tower, which commands a fine view of Seoul’s
nightscape. Across from the Jongno Tower are the historical Bosingak
Bell Pavilion and Youngpoong Bookstore under street level.
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Sambonggil Street
Korea First Bank
Youngpoong
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Jonggak
Bosingak Bell Pavilion
Chongno
Bookstore
YMCA
Seoul
Berger King
Jongno Police
Station
Gallery
Hak Ko Jae
Gana Art
Space
Crown Bakery
Hankook Ilbo
YTN
Kyung-In Art Gallery
Insa Gallery
Gallery Savina
Sanggojae
Sun Gallery
Il Mare
Sanchon
Arirang
Kwaejina Chingching
Kwangjuyo
Dukwon
Gallery
Nagwon
Arcade
Han’s Institute
of Culinary Arts
Nagwon
Ricecake Shop
Public Information
and Cultural Center
of Japan
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Hollywood
Tapgol Park
Jongno 2-ga
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Hakada Udong
Jewelry Shops
Seoul
Jongno Tower
Jongno-gu
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aehangno is the cradle
of Korean performing
arts, the off-Broadway
of Korea. Small theaters,
galleries, cafes, folk taverns, and
restaurants are sprawled around
Marronnier Park.
Various outdoor sculpture
and painting exhibitions and
performing arts are offered on makeshift stages on the street. About 40
theaters and several museums attract throngs of young people. Amidst
these heart-pounding streets is poised a serene compound called Ihwajang
(Rhiwhachang), which was once the manor of the first Korean president,
Syngman Rhee, now renovated as a museum.
Nearby are Jongmyo, the Royal Ancestral Shrine, and Changgyeong-
gung Palace. Between Jongmyo and Changgyeonggung slices a busy road,
but a park-to-park pedestrian bridge spans it. There is also Changdeokgung
Palace with its beautiful rear garden, Huwon (or Biwon,“Secret Garden”).
Jongmyo and Changdeokgung are registered on the UNESCO’s World
Cultural Heritage List. Another nearby historical spot is Seonggyungwan,
the Confucian university founded in 1398 at the start of the Joseon
Dynasty.
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Changdeokgung
Palace
Yulgongno
Jongmyo
Royal Shrine
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Ihwajang
Dongdaemun Gate
Dongsoong Art Center
Inkel Art Hall
Dongsung
Cinematec
Batanggol Art Center
Blue Bird Theater
Museum of African Art
Catholic Univ.
of Korea
Munye Theater
Art Center
Marronnier
Theater
Dongdaemun
Police Station
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The literal meaning of Daehangno is
“university street” because until mid-
1970s it had the campus of the Seoul
National University on the current
Marronnier Park site.
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Jongmyo was one of three main state
institutions of the Joseon Dynasty along
with Gyeongbokgung, the main palace,
and Sajikdan which, now in Sajik Park, is
the national altar for the gods of earth and
crops. Jongmyo enshrines spirit tablets of
Joseon kings and their queens.
Nowadays, once a year on the first
Sunday of May the rituals are conducted
according to strict procedures in an
austere ambiance. Accompanying music
and dance keeps intact the old authentic
form. Jongmyo is conveniently connected
to Changgyeonggung by a footbridge so
that visitors can enjoy both for only ˴700.
ȭ02-762-8263 ʲ: Exit 4 of Jongno 3
(sam)-ga Station, Line 1, 3, or 5 ʦ: 06:00˅
18:00 (06:00˅19:00, Sat., Sun., and national
holidays); 06:30˅17:30, Nov.˅Feb.
ʡ"Tues. ʟ"˴700
Changgyeonggung Palace
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First built by the fourth ruler King Sejong
(r.1418˅1450) for his retiring father King
Taejong, this palace was often used as
the residence of queens and concubines.
This palace became a park with a zoo
and a botanical garden during the
Japanese colonial rule. The zoo was
moved out and the palace regained its old
grace in the 1980s after years of
restoration work. This palace is unique in
that its front gate and the throne hall face
east while those in all the other palaces
face the south.
ȭ02-762-4868 ʲ: Exit 4 of Hyehwa
Station, Line 4 ʦ: 09:00˅18:00 (09:00˅
17:30 , Nov. ˅Feb.) ʡ"Tues. ʟ"˴700
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Changdeokgung Palace ᅽ౏
ଂ and Huwon ፵ၛ
Used as main palace by many Joseon
kings and has been the best preserved
among the five royal Joseon palaces. It is
best known for its beautiful garden for the
royal family, Huwon, or Biwon (“Secret
Garden”) with its superb landscape with
pavilions, ponds, and wooded areas.
Daily guided tours of the palace and its
garden are available in English: 11:30,
13:30 and 15:30.
ȭ02-762-9513 ʲ: Exit 3 of Anguk
Station, Line 3 ʦ: 09:15˅17:15 (09:00˅
16:00, Nov.˅Feb.) ʡ"Mon. ʟ"˴2,200
Seonggyungwan ༃ଔ૝
The highest educational institution for
Confucian teachings and studies during
the Joseon Dynasty. The institution
accommodated about 200 students of
highest academic achievements from
across the country. Main facilities here
are a lecture hall, dormitories, and a
shrine to Confucius and distinguished
Confucian scholars. Every spring and fall,
a traditional Confucian memorial service
is held at the shrine.
ȭ02-765-0501 ʲ: Exit 4 of Hyehwa
Station, Line 4 ʦ: 09:00˅17:00 ʡ"Sun.
Ihwajang, the Syngman Rhee
Memorial ႍ፞Ⴆ
Ihwajang or Rhiwhachang is a typical
Korean mansion built in the 1930s. Dr.
Rhee lived here from 1947 until he moved
to Gyeongmudae (the present Cheong
Wa Dae) on August 15, 1948, as the first
president of the Republic of Korea. It
displays a variety of his personal and
household items that he and Mrs. Rhee
used.
ȭ02-747-8514 ʲ: Exit 2 of Hyehwa
Station, Line 4
Some of the greatest bargains can
be found at Dongdaemun Market,
a large area packed with small shops
and big malls. Some ten or so
modern clothing malls have sprung
up among the long-established
older markets. Shops are open all
night, brightly lit and playing
cheerful music.
The biggest items are fabrics,
clothing, leather goods, women’s
and children’s costumes, bedding,
housewares, footwear, sporting
goods, etc.
Dongdaemun has become
famous for nearly the same clothing
as available at department stores, at
very reasonable prices.
These days, it is attracting big public attention with such modern
shopping malls as Migliore, Doosan Tower, Uno Coré, Hye Yang
Elicium, Freya Town and Designer Club especially appealing to
people in their teens and twenties.
Dongdaemun Market Information Center ȭ02-2261-2192/4, 02-2254-1676
(interpretation and buying guide available) ʲ: Dongdaemun Stadium Station of Subway
Line 2, 4 or 5
FAX
Dongdaemun Market ౶ౄෝཪႦ
Huwon Huwon
Tra d itiona l C onfuc ia n ritua ls, Se ong g yung wa n Tra d itiona l C onfuc ia n ritua ls, Se ong g yung wa n
amsan Park climbs the slope of the Mt.
Namsan. Seoul Tower, a city landmark,
presents an unobstructed panorama.
Below it are the octagonal pavilion
Palgakjeong, a small zoo, a botanical garden,
Namsan Public Library, Patriot Ahn Choong
Kun Memorial Hall, and convenience facilities.
Meandering strolling paths and jogging courses
through lush trees make this a perfect spot to
unwind at the end of the day.
For an easy ascent of Mt. Namsan one can take
the cable car from the station at its foot. Some will prefer the steps leading
past Namsan Botanical Garden to Palgakjeong Pavilion all the way up to
Seoul Tower.
The tower accommodates the Global Village Folk Museum, a 3-D
theater, and Pulhyanggi Restaurant featuring mountain vegetable dishes
plus performance of traditional arts. The tower also presents a fine
nightscape.
The northern foot of Mt. Namsan is dotted with cultural facilities.
Korea House offers traditional cuisine and traditional performing arts
programs in an elegant ambiance. Namsan Hanok Village has a cluster of
traditional houses moved here and refurbished some years ago. The
National Theater’s opera and dance companies provide colorful repertoire
year round, and for those interested in learning the Korean traditional tea
ceremony, cookery, and etiquette, there is Yejiwon (ȭ 02-2253-2211,
e-mail : yejiwon @yejiwon.or.kr).
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Seoul Tower ໶ၒ቏ၙ
Commanding a fine view of Seoul, Seoul
Tower is equipped with observatories and
a revolving restaurant with a full-circle
view; the Global Village Folk Museum that
maintains over 20,000 rare and precious
relics from over 150 countries, a 3-D
theater, etc.
ҘCable Car (ȭ02-753-2403)
ʲ: Exit 3 of Myeong-dong Station, Line 4
then 15 min. ʦ: 10:00˅22:30
ʟ"˴3,500 for a one-way ticket, ˴4,800 for
a round ticket
ҘSeoul Tower (ȭ02-775-6222)
ʦ: 09:00˅01:00 (for the observatory)
ʟ"˴10,000 for observatory, museum,
Funny World, 3-D theater.
Namsan Hanok Village
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This beautiful village, covering a site of
7,934 square meters, is composed of
three parts: a traditional Korean garden,
Time Capsule Plaza, and the village itself
including five traditional Korean houses or
hanok from the Joseon Dynasty. These
houses were moved from their original
locations scattered around Seoul and
restored completely.
ȭ
02-2266-6937/8, 02-2266-6936
ʲ: Exit 3 of Chungmuro Station, Line 3 or
4 , then 7 min. ʦ: 09:00˅18:00 (09:00˅
17:00, Nov.˅Feb.) ʡ: Tues.
Korea House ጤ૸ႈᄜ
Korea House is an excellent example of
traditional architecture, where visitors can
enjoy authentic Korean table d’h˶ote and
traditional Korean music and dance
performances, as well as purchase a
variety of traditional handicrafts. A
reservation is required. (see p.115)
ȭ02-2266-9101; www.koreahouse.or.kr
ʲ: Exit 3 of Chungmuro Station, Line 3 or
4 then 5 min.
The National Theater ૸඄ଗႦ
Nestled on a slope of Mt. Namsan, it
houses large and small performance halls
and outdoor stages. It is the home of the
National Drama Company, National
Dance Company, National Changgeuk
Company and National Orchestra
Company.
ȭ 02-2264-8448; www.ntok.go.kr
FAX
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Namsan Hanok
Village
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Memorial Hall
Zoo
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National Theater
Freedom Center
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Itaewon ႍ቙ၛ
eouido shows another
look of Seoul. Finance
and business thrive here
with the Korea Stock
Exchange, surrounding
headquarters buildings of
securities firms, the Federation of
Korean Industries, the Korean
Federation of Small and Medium
Businesses, the Seoul Yeouido
Exhibition Center which sells the
top-notch products of small and medium entrepreneurs, the studios of
Korea’s three broadcasting majors, KBS, MBC, SBS, etc.
The KLI 63 Building, the golden landmark of Yeouido, is packed with
fun facilities including a huge-screen I-Max Theater, a magnificent
aquarium, rooftop observation deck, shopping mall, and restaurants.
LG Science Hall in the LG Twin Towers shows children the new
scientific possibilities of tomorrow. Yeouido Park and Hangang Riverside
Park are fine places for rest and for sun-drenched outdoor sports. Ferry
boats ply the waterfront. A cruise along the Han River, the lifeline flowing
through the heart of Seoul, offers plenty of picturesque views.
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The National
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Full Gospel
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From the Itaewon Intersection, this special tourism zone stretches
all the way past the Hamilton Hotel to Hannam-dong. It is
honeycombed with about 2,000 shops as well as jazz bars,
nightclubs, and ethnic restaurants. This district is popular with
both foreign residents and tourists.
In the core area around the Hamilton Hotel are clustered 1,000
shops selling leather goods, bags, clothes, shoes, and tourist
souvenirs. The sidewalk is fringed with about 400 roadside stalls
attracting shoppers with accessories, hats, T-shirts, small gadgets,
and much more. Itaewon is the area most densely packed with
diverse ethnic restaurantsōItalian, Swiss, German, Mexican,
Indian, Pakistan, Thai, etc.
Itaewon comes alive with exciting nighttime entertainment
when the lights are turned down in the business districts. Roadside
stalls shift to hundreds of carts with drinks and snacks. With many
karaoke and fancy disco clubs, Itaewon is ablaze the night through.
The new Subway Line 6 stops here.
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KLI 63 Building ກರ
With three underground and 60
aboveground floors, this golden tower is
the tallest building in Korea. The rooftop
observation deck, I-Max Theater, and the
Aquarium 63 Sea World offer much to
see. Sea World displays 20,000 marine
creatures of 400 species. A health club,
shopping mall, classy restaurants, and
snack bars give visitors diverse options
for spending a day by the river.
ȭ 02-789-5663/5; www.ds63.co.kr ʲ:
Exit 1 of Yeouinaru Station, Line 5, and then
taxi ʦ: 10:00˅21:00 ʟ"ӗ17,500 for use
of all facilities
National Assembly ૸፩ႈ໒ీ
The site of the National Assembly covers
12.5%of Yeouido Island. Here is the
largest national assembly building in Asia.
There are also the National Assembly
Memorial Museum and the National
Assembly Library. You may apply for a
tour at the information desk at the rear
gate.
The road around the National Assembly
is well-known for cherry blossoms in
spring.
ȭ02-788-2885/2932; www.assembly.go.kr
ʲ: No. 48 or 53 (3 min.) from Yeouido
Station, Line 5 ʦ: 09:00─18:00 (09:00─
17:00, Nov.─Feb.)
Yeouido Park ဌႈ౬૙ၛ
Yeouido Plaza, which was paved flat for
the past 27 years, was magically
transformed into the enchanting Yeouido
Park with groves, grass, pond, and
pavilions in 1999. A bicycle road and
walking trails circle the park and are
conveniently linked through an
underground sidewalk to the waterfront of
the Han River.
ʲ: Exit 3 of Yeouido Station, or Exit 1 of
Yeouinaru Station, Line 5
amseong-dong area is
the showcase of
Seoul’s new
quintessence. This
area has been developed since
the 1970s as a new business
center. Including World
Trade Center Seoul, the area
houses boutiques, world-class
hotels, department stores,
high-rise apartment complexes, plus the Teheran Valley where many
up-and-coming dot-com enterprises cluster.
Across the street from Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX) lies
time-honored Bongeunsa Temple. Nearby Seolleung Station of Subway
Line 2 are the Joseon Dynasty royal tombs Seonjeongneung. Another
attraction is the Seoul Training Center for Important Intangible Cultural
Properties, showing and selling a variety of exquisite handicrafts made by
nationally designated master artisans.
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Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market ௦ഡᄗ༿໕ཪႦ
About 900 shops on the 69,000-square-
meter compound sell everything from
flopping live fish to dried and picked fish
products. Every day about 450 tons of fish
caught from inshore and the deep seas
are traded here. The fishery auction starts
at 03:00 and retail sales run afterwards,
usually from 06:00 to around 18:00 year
around. Fresh fish prices usually go down
on rainy days and on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Pick your fish from a tank; a
cheerful fishmonger will slice it up to be served nearby, or for takeout.
ȭ 02-814-2211; www.susansijang.co.kr
ʲ: Noryangjin Station, Line 1 (station connected to the market)
N ea rby Attra ction
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World Trade Center Seoul
ේဍ༇ቤ
The WTCS refers to a large area that
includes the COEX, state-of-the-art
convention and exhibition facilities; 55-
story Trade Tower which houses trade-
related organizations and export firms;
ASEM Tower, a new office building;
Korea City Air Terminal which handles
check-in and immigration procedures and
provides non-stop airport limousine bus
service. This is an ideal venue for any
large-scale meeting or exhibition.
ȭ02-551-0114 ʲ: Exit 6 of Samseong
Station, Line 2
COEX Mall ሓစཡළ
Under the WTCS, this huge mall (about
12 ha) stretches from Samseong Subway
Station to ASEM Tower. Along the
underground labyrinth are a variety of
amenities and facilities, including Lake
Food Court with ethnic restaurants; Event
Court for concerts and dramas; Dache, a
clothing complex where more than 400
retailers are doing business; Game
Champ, an arcade with over 100 of the
latest game machines; Megabox
Cineplex with 16 screening rooms; and
the 1.4-ha COEX Aquarium, showing
more than 30,000 fish of 500 species and
dozens of big, toothy sharks; Kimchi Field
Museum, on the second underground
level of COEX Mall, containing an
extensive kimchi displays such as
recipes, techniques, etc.
(www.kimchimuseum.or.kr)
ҧCOEX Aquarium (ȭ02-6002-6200)
ʦ: 10:00˅21:00 (10:00˅22:00, Sat.)
ʟ"ӗ14,500
Bongeunsa Temple ํၻ໒
The Venerable Yeonhoe built this temple
in 794 during the reign of King Wonseong
of the Silla Kingdom. Its Sutra Hall in
which hangs a commemorative wooden
tablet inscribed by the nation’s most
celebrated calligrapher, Chusa (pen
name) Kim Jeong-hui (1786─1856),
preserves woodblocks for 15 Buddhist
sutras, including the Diamond Sutra.
The temple runs meditation programs
from 04:00 to 21:00 every day and tea
ceremony programs between 13:00 and
15:00 every Tuesday.
ȭ02-516-5652 ʲ: Exit 6 of Samseong
Station, Line 2 or Cheongdam Station, Line 7
Seoul Training Center for
the Important Intangible
Cultural Properties
໶ၒჾ၇ේፏෝ፞ႨႽ༿፩૝
This institution is designed to preserve
and promote traditional Korean arts and
the skills of artisans designated as
“Important Intangible Cultural Properties.”
The center has exhibition halls and a
shop displaying and selling a variety of
crafts, a traditional art performing hall and
workshops where artisans versed in 11
different arts and crafts items train
aspiring successors and show their
working to the public.
ȭ02-566-5951, 02-566-5954
ʲ: Exit 8 of Seolleung Station, Line 2
then 8 min ʦ: 10:00˅18:00 ʡ" Sun.,
national holidays except Seollal and Chuseok
Kukkiwon (World
Taekwondo Headquarters)
૸ଡၛ
Established to promote taekwondo
nationwide. It organizes national or
international taekwondo competitions,
judges ranking promotion and operates
training courses for taekwondo coaches
and international umpires.
The World
Taekwondo
Federation is
located here.
ȭ02-567-
1058, 02-
552-3025 ʲ:
Exit 8 of
Gangnam Station,
Line 2
FAX
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Apgujeong-dong and Vicinity ࿕૷Ⴣ౶
The development of the Apgujeong-dong
area was triggered by the building of the
Apgujeong Apartment Complex on pear
orchards in 1973. Now it has become a
popular upper-class residential area.
Naturally the nearby streets are full of
chic boutiques for vintage fashion goods,
trendy coffee lounges, restaurants,
nightclubs, etc.
Most properly expressing the nature of
this area is the road nicknamed Rodeo Street. One block away is Boutique and Art
Gallery Street.
ʲ: Exit 2 of the Apgujeong Station, Line 3
Bong e unsa Te mp le
M e g a b ox C ine p le x, C O EX M a ll
N ea rby Attra ction
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Lotte World േ౜ၜಜ
Cutting-edge twister riders, fancy parades,
variety shows, movies, and much more in
the way of thrills and fun go on here year-
round. The recommendable Folk Museum
offers a pavilion course through Korean
history, miniature villages, etc.
ȭ02-411-4040; www.lotteworld.com
ʲ: Exit 8 of Jamsil Station, Line 2 or 8
ʦ: 09:30˅23:00 ʟ"ӗ25,000 for all-round
ticket
Seokchon-dong Early
Baekje Stone Tombs
໷ᆧ౶ ธჅ૎๝ૹ
Here are six tombs from the early Baekje
Kingdom. Among them a representative
stone-piled tomb of three stories was
presumably built for a Baekje ruler in the
Goguryeo-tomb style, when Goguryeo
people went down from northern district
and estalished the Baekje Kingdom (18
B.C.─ A.D. 660)
ȭ02-410-3662 ʲ: Exit 8 of Seokchon
Station, Line 8 ʦ: 09:00˅18:00 (09:00˅
17:00, Nov.˅Feb.)
Seoul Nori Madang ໶ၒ௩ႍඇీ
An open-air stage for Korean traditional
performances such as the farmers’ dance
and mask dance. On Saturday and Sunday
afternoons, people crowd around the stage
beside Seokchonho Lake for traditional
performances. (see p.110)
ȭ02-410-3410/3
Jamsil Sports Complex
Ⴂ཮ოጨၑ౶Ⴆ
This sports complex comprises main
stadium, swimming pool, gymnasium,
baseball stadium, etc. The spacious
lawns, cozy pavilions, and stroll paths of
well-manicured Asia Park make it a good
place for cultural events as well as rest. At
the baseball stadium, cheers rise to skies
during the professional baseball season,
usually running from April to October.
ȭ02-2240-8800 ʲ: Exit 6 of Sports
Complex Station, Line 2 ʦ: 09:00˅18:00
(09:00˅17:00, Nov.˅Feb.) ʟ"ӗ200 for
the main stadium
he area around the Jamsil
Station of Subway Line 2
is one of Seoul’s
subcenters. Here is Lotte
World, Korea’s largest indoor
amusement park, which makes
the area the most frequently
visited by the young generation.
It is composed of Lotte World
Adventure with Magic Island,
which floats in a lake, a shopping
mall, a fine folklore museum,
movie theaters, an ice rink, a deluxe hotel and a sports center.
The Seoul Nori Madang, an outdoor amphitheater, at the lakeside behind
Lotte World, presents traditional performing arts. A ten-minute stroll to the
east brings one to the Seokchon-dong Early Baekje Stone Tombs, which
preserve traces of riverside dwelling of the Baekje Kingdom’s capital,
Hanseong, along with the Bangi-dong Baekje Tombs.
Nearby are Garak-dong Agricultural and Marine Products Wholesale
Market, and Munjeong-dong Rodeo Street where you can buy Korean
made or foreign brand names at discounted prices. Jamsil Sports
Complex was the global arena for the 1986 Asian Games and 1988 Seoul
Olympic Games.
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Baseball
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Students
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Sports Complex
Asia Park
Sincheon Galleria
Dept. Store
Lotte Dept.Store
Lotte
World
Lotte World
Folk Museum
Jamsil Bridge
Lotte World
Songpa-gu
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Magic
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Wholesale Market ંഉ౶௮༿໕ෟཪႦ
This is Korea’s largest wholesale market, with 17 buildings accommodating an
agricultural market, a fishery market, and a livestock market on a 54-ha compound.
Products are sold at retail, too.
ȭ 02-405-9600, 02-405-9595 ʲ: Exit 8 of Garak Market Station, Line 8
FAX
Ja msil Ba se b a ll Sta d ium
M a g ic Isla nd , Lotte World
N ea rby Attra ction
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Olympic Park ဦඃጛ૙ၛ
Olympic Park was a venue for the
Olympic Games held in 1988. It
accommodates a velodrome, weightlifting
and fencing gymnasiums, tennis courts, a
gymnastics hall and an indoor swimming
pool. One of the attractions here is the
open-air Sculpture Park with 200 modern
stone, metal, wood and glass sculptures.
Also found in the park are a lake with a
fountain, a sprawling lawn, and
Mongchon Earthen Fortress from the
early Backje Kingdom period.
ȭ02-410-1360 ʲ: Olympic Park
Station, Line 5
Amsa-dong Prehistoric
Settlement Site ࿔໒౶໺໒ჵદၰႼᄕ
The prehistoric settlement site in Amsa-
dong is located at the edge of the Han
River in Gangdong-gu. The relics were
discovered in 1925 when heavy rains in
that year overflowed the river uncovering
numerous pieces of earthenware and
stoneware. Remaining in the area is the
site of Neolithic habitation dating back to
about 6000 B.C.
ȭ02-3426-3867 ʲ: Amsa Station, Line
8 ʦ: 09:30˅18:00 (09:30˅17:00, Nov.˅
Feb.) ʟ"ӗ500
Bangi-dong Baekje
Tombs ตႍ౶ธჅ૎๝ૹ
The eight tombs remaining in the park
feature with a stone chamber and a soil
mound, typical of the early Baekje period
(A.D. 200˅475). Found in the area was a
hearth proving prehistoric habitation, as
well as stone tables, fragments of stone
swords and Baekje earthenware. In view
of discoveries, the area is assumed to
have been a base of Baekje culture over
a long period.
ȭ02-419-0670 ʲ: Exit 8 of Bangi
Station, Line 5 ʦ: 09:00˅18:00 (09:00˅
17:00, Nov.˅Feb.)
Pungnap Earthen Fortress
Wall ጆமቻ༃
Stretching to the southeast from Cheonho
and Olympic Bridges, this earthen fortress
was where Baekje’s King Gaero was
killed during the invasion of Goguryeo
King Jangsu.
ȭ02-410-3148
ver a vast expanse of over 1,500 ha
(1.5 million square meters),
including the ancient site of the
Mongchon Earthen Fortress dating
back to the early Baekje Kingdom,
Olympic Park houses six sports facilities
where competitions were held during the
1988 Seoul Olympic Games,
commemorative monuments, and 200
original sculptures by world-renowned
artists.
Nearby are Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site boasting the largest
number of ancient dwelling sites in Korea and suggesting something
about the Neolithic lifestyle on the peninsula, the Bangi-dong Baekje
Tombs, and Pungnap Earthen Fortress.
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Korea Military Academy
ၱૹ໒૝ጣ૲
Located in northeastern Seoul, KMA is a
college established especially to produce
a select group of officers trained in literary
and military arts. Founded in 1946, the
KMA has opened its beautiful campus to
tourists. A tour includes the Army
Museum, KMA Tower, Field Weapons
Exhibition Site, etc. Every Saturday, a
cadetsŖparade held on Hwarang Drill
Field is added to the course. Group tours
up to 40 require a one-day prior
reservation.
ȭ02-976-6454/5, 02-976-6453 ʲ:
Hwarangdae Station, Line 6 ʦ: Individual
Tour (11:00, 13:00, 15:00 / Sat. and Sun.),
Group Tour (09:30 ō15:00 / Tues. through
Sun.) ʡ: Mon. ʟ"ӗ2,000
War Memorial ႽႰଡ௟૝
Opened on June 10, 1994, it offers
visitors an educational experience about
the many wars in which Korea has been
involved. Large amounts of documents
and war memorabilia are displayed as
examples of Koreaœs 5,000-year history of
resistance to numerous invasions while
maintaining its national entity.
ȭ02-709-3139; http://warmemo.co.kr ʲ:
Samgakji Station, Line 4 ʦ: 09:30ō18:00
(09:30ō17:00, Nov.ōFeb.) ʟ: ӗ3,000
ʡ: Mon.
Bukhansan Mountains
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Easily accessible from anywhere around
the Seoul metropolitan area, Bukhansan
Mountains are some of the most popular
in Korea. Several imposing granite peaks,
dozens of beautiful valleys, cultural relics
such as Bukhansanseong Fortress, and
literally hundreds of temples and
hermitages. Click on www.npa.or.kr/pukan.
FAX
Sinchon ཬᆧ
Sinchon refers to an area where three
major universities are located: Yonsei,
Ewha Womans, and Sogang. Here are
numerous coffee lounges, restaurants,
snack bars, hairdresser’s, shops for
clothes, accessories and various fashion
items, theaters for live performances, jazz
cafe, rock cafe and nightclubs as well as
department stores and shopping centers,
all catering to university students or to
people who like to think of themselves as
young.
One well-known street in Sinchon is
Ahyeon-dong Wedding Dress Street
which stretches between Ewha Womans
University Station and Ahyeon Station,
Subway Line 2. It is lined on both sides
with more than 100 shops specializing in
wedding dresses.
ʲ: Sinchon Station, Line 2
Hong Ik University
Vicinity ፜ౄ႕૷
It commonly refers to the area in front of
Hong Ik University which is famous as
Korea’s major art college. This area is one
of the favorite hangouts for the trendy
youth in Seoul. The rock, techno, hip hop,
jazz manias crowd up in the splendid
restaurants, cafes and bars and uplift the
atmosphere. Unlike other university
surroundings, there are not many clothes
or accessary shops around Hong Ik
University but it is a place where you can
look around comfortably.
ʲ: Hongik Univ. Station, Line 2
Independence Park ౭඄૙ၛ
The Independence Park comprises
Dongnimmun, or Independence Gate, and
Seodaemun Prison History Hall.
Dongnimmun Gate was built in 1898 as
a symbol of the nation’s commitment to
independence from foreign (Chinese)
interference.
First built in 1908 as Gyeongseong
Prison, the Seodaemun Prison History
Hall was the place where many patriots
were tortured and executed during the
Japanese colonial rule. In the two-story
hall are displayed a chronicle of the
Korean people’s resistance against
Japan, wall coffins, a solitary cell, torture
room showing various cruel scenes, and
many other informative exhibitions. Old
jail cells and the dreadful execution house
are open to tour.
ȭ02-363-9750/1 ʲ: Dongmimmun
Station, Line 3 ʦ: 09:30˅17:00
ʟ"ӗ1,100
Central City ༇ኣഥཪ኱
Conveniently connected to the Seoul
Express Bus Terminal, Central City is a
multi-purpose leisure complex. It
encompasses a wide range of the latest
facilities including the JW Marriott Hotel;
Millennium Hall, an international
convention center; Marquis Thermal Spa
& Fitness Club, Korea’s largest fitness club;
Central 6 multiplex theaters; Central
Automall exhibiting and selling domestic
and foreign automobiles; Marquis Plaza,
a huge shopping mall; Cyber Theme
Park; a bookstore and a variety of
restaurants and snack bars.
ʲ: Express Bus Terminal, Line 3 or 7
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Ot her Ar eas Ot her Ar eas
Han River ጤ઎
A symbol of Seoul, the Han River runs through Seoul east to west, with an
average depth of 2.5 m and width of 175 m. The river is crossed by 22 bridges and
there are excursion boats plying west to east between Yeouido and Jamsil via
Ttukseom. At 10 different points along the 41.5 km-long riverbank are Hangang
Riverside Parks equipped with sports facilities such as soccer and baseball fields,
valleyball and basketball courts, and swimming pools. Facilities for water skiing,
yachting, boating, and fishing are also available.
Pleasure boat cruise
The river cruise is a must for visitors to Seoul. There are five cruise courses,
most lasting an hour. Fare is ӗ7,000. Cruise Service Information (ȭ 02-785-
0392/3: Semo Pleasure Boat Co. Ltd.)
ҮOne way
Yeouido ƊJamsil
Jamsil ƊYeouido
ҮRound Trip
Yeouido ƊYanghwa ƊYeouido
Jamsil ƊHannam BridgeƊJamsil
YanghwaƊYeouidoƊYanghwa
Seoul and I ncheon Subw ay
ňSeoul Metropolitan
Rapid Transit
Infornet :
Ȭ 02-735-5678
* More informations at www.seoulsubway.co.kr
Seoul City Tour
A most convenient and comfortable way to
explore t he cit y. T he major sight s and
attractions of Seoul are presented on a single
t our. The 35-seat luxury buses ensure a
comfortable ride. On-board announcements
are made in English, Japanese and Chinese.
Tours go every 25 minut es and you can
board at any of the stops around the circle
route. A day or night ticket, or palace ticket, lets you hop on and off at will.
Service Hours: open throughout the year 09:00–22:00 (Bus runs every 30 minutes)
Fares: 5,000 won to 8,000 won
Tours: Gwanghwamun (Dong Wha DFS) ؋Deoksugung Palace؋Hotel Lotte؋Namdaemun
Market؋Seoul Station؋USO؋War Memorial؋Yongsan Base Camp؋ Itaewon؋Crown
Hotel؋Myeong-dong؋Namsan Hanok Village؋Sofitel Ambassador Hotel؋National Theater
؋Seoul Tower؋Hyatt Hotel؋Tower Hotel؋ Shilla Hotel؋Dongdaemun Market؋
Daehangno؋Changgyeonggung Palace؋Changdeokgung Palace؋Insa-dong؋(Cheong Wa
Dae؋National Folk Museum؋Gyeongbokgung Palace؋Police Museum: only for day tour)؋
Sejong Center؋Gwanghwamun Gate
Information: Honeymoon Travel Tel: 02-777-6090 Fax: 02-777-7787
www.seoulcitytour.com
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•Mok-dong Sports Complex
•Paris Park
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★Namdaemun Market ´Lx¦Is b, 6,b n¦n.)
•Shinsegae Dept. Store ´Lx¦I7,7 n¦n.)
★Sungnyemun ´SouIh0aIeor
Nandaenun: Lx¦Ib)
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•Sejong Center ´Lx¦Is 1,4,4 n¦n.)
Ȭ399-1b41
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•Agricultural Museum
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Ȭ397-b676´7´Lx¦I b,1 n¦n.)
•Gyeonghuigung Palace
Ȭ739-8971´Lx¦I 4,10 n¦n.)
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•National Cemetery
Ȭ81b-062b
´Lx¦Is2,4,bn¦n.)
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Ȭb00-7114
´Lx¦Is 1,2,7 n¦n.)
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Contemporary Art
Ȭb03-9671 ´Lx¦I 1,7 n¦n.)
Seoul Grand Park
★Seoul Racecourse
Ȭb09-1273
´Lx¦Is 1,2,b n¦n.)
Seoul Racecourse
★ indicates a feature described in another section of this travel guide.
★National Assembly
Ȭ788-2001´Lx¦I3,1bn¦n.)
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★War Memorial (Exit 1, 11 or 12)
A huge exh¦b¦I¦on ha¦¦ wh¦ch
ca¦¦s Io n¦nd Ihe ¦essons ol
war. lI houses abouI 8,000
docunenIs, p¦cIures, weapons,
and oIher ¦Iens ol war
equ¦pnenI lron Ihe Korean
war ¦n parI¦cu¦ar.Ȭ 709-3114
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•Sejong Memorial Hall (Exit 3)
LocunenIs re¦aIed Io
¬angeu¦ Ihe Korean
a¦phabeI, pr¦nI¦ng Iypes,
neIero¦og¦ca¦ Ioo¦s, we¦ghIs
and neasures, eIc.
Ȭ 969-88b1
Korea Univ.
★Taereung Royal Tomb (Exit 4)
1he Ionb ol queen Munjeong ol Ihe
Joseon LynasIy.
•Taereung Country Club (Exit 6)
★Korea Military Academy (Exit 6)
1ours Ȭ 976-64b4
•Pureundongsan Garden (Exit 6)
1h¦s ¦arge resorI conp¦ex, surrounded
by loresI, has a shooI¦ng range ol
¦nIernaI¦ona¦ sIandard, a sna¦¦ zoo,
sw¦nn¦ng poo¦, h¦k¦ng Ira¦¦s, eIc.
Ȭ 972-2101
Hwarangdae
★ indicates a feature described in another section of this travel guide.
Li ne 6 Li ne 6
•Seoul Foreigners' Cemetery (Exit 7)
AbouI 480 lore¦gners lron 13
counIr¦es who rendered serv¦ce Io
n¦ss¦onary and soc¦a¦ work ¦n Korea
are bur¦ed here. 1hey ¦nc¦ude BeIhe¦¦,
¬u¦berI, Underwood and Appenje¦¦er.
•Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine (Exit 7)
where sone 10,000 CaIho¦¦cs ¦osI
Ihe¦r ¦¦ves ¦n 1866:church, nenor¦a¦
nuseun and shr¦ne.
Ȭ 33b-0211
•Holt Children's Services (Exit 8)
Hapjeong
•Sindang-dong Tteokbokgi Alley (Exit 9)
¬ere you nay Iry IIeokbokg¦, r¦ce
cakes w¦Ih vegeIab¦es ¦n sweeI and
sp¦cy sauce, aI nany spec¦a¦¦zed
shops.
★Hwanghak-dong Flea Market (Exit 1)
★Dongdaemun Market (Exit 2)
Sindang
•Seoul World Cup Stadium (Exit 1, 2 or 3)
1he open¦ng cerenony and open¦ng gane
ol 2002 lllA wor¦d Cup Korea´Japan w¦¦¦
be he¦d here.
World Cup Stadium
•Hyochang Park (Exit 1)
¬ere sIand Ionbs ol paIr¦oIs
who loughI lor Ihe ¦ndependence
lron Japanese co¦on¦a¦ ru¦e,
¦nc¦ud¦ng K¦n 0u, Yoon Bong-g¦¦
and Lee Bong-chang.
Hyochang Park
•Dongmyo (Exit 5)
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shr¦ne lor 0uan wu ´ᔜἬ), Ihe
greaI connander ol Shu ¬an ´⍫⑁)
ol Ch¦na. Surrounded by earIhen
enbanknenIs, Irees and benches, ¦I
serves as a n¦ce p¦ace lor re¦axaI¦on.
Ȭ 731-0681
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•Muslim Mosque (Exit 3)
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nonIh.var¦ousagr¦cu¦Iura¦¦Iens,
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vegeIab¦es,eIc.,and¦¦vesIockand
peIs´Lx¦I 6)
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•Munjeong-dong Fashion Street
´Lx¦I 1)
Munjeong
•Yongma Land
Ȭ2208-2222´Lx¦Is 1,2,30 n¦n.)
Myeonmok
•Children’s Grand Park
Azoo,aboIan¦ca¦garden,an
anusenenIpark,ouIdoorconcerI
sIageandIhech¦¦drenœscenIer
Ȭ4b7-70b4´Lx¦I 1,2 n¦n.)
Children’s Grand Park
•Seoul Hot Springs ´Lx¦I2)
Ȭ949-b000
Hagye
• Mongchon Earthen Fortress
AnearIhenlorIress
olIheBaekjeK¦ngdon
´18 B.C.˅A.L.660)wh¦ch
spraw¦souI¦nIhecenIer
ol0¦ynp¦cPark.
Ȭ2202-b733
•´Lx¦Is3,4,1 n¦n.)
Garak Market
Mongchontoseong
★Namhansanseong Fortress ´Lx¦I 1)
Ȭ0342-746-9411
Namhansanseong
★Lotte World ´Lx¦I 1)
Ȭ411-2000
★Seoul Nori Madang ´Lx¦I11)
Ȭ410-3410´3
Jamsil
•Korean Christian Museum
LocaIedonIhecanpusol
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hasaco¦¦ecI¦onolover
7,000h¦sIor¦ca¦¦Iensand
naIer¦a¦sre¦aIedIoChr¦sI¦an
n¦ss¦onarywork¦nKorea.
Ȭ820-07b2
Soongsil Univ.
★Central City
lIhousesJwMarr¦oIISeou¦,a
LeparInenISIore,Marqu¦s
1herna¦Spa&l¦InessC¦ub,
a¦argebooksIore,nu¦I¦p¦exnov¦e
IheaIer,wor¦dloodcourI,
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Express Bus Terminal
•The Museum of Korean Embroidery
Korea's¦argesIpr¦vaIeco¦¦ecI¦onol
enbro¦deryw¦Ihover1,b00p¦eces
Ȭb1b-b114
Hak-dong
★Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site
Amsa
★Early Baekje Stone Tombs of
Seokchon-dong
AssunedIobeIheIonbslron
Iheear¦yBaekjeK¦ngdon,Ihey
werebu¦¦I¦napyran¦dsIy¦e
w¦Ih¦ayersolnud,pebb¦es,
andsIonesonasquarebase.
Ȭ410-3662.´Lx¦Is 6,7,bn¦n.)
Seokchon
★ indicates a feature described in another section of this travel guide.
•Sangbong Bus Terminal
´lorChuncheon,Sokcho
¬ongcheon:Lx¦I2,
10 n¦n.)
Sangbong
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࿼౞ຮቛၩ႖൫ఝ
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(႖౾ຫ)
Gimpo
Panmunjeom ንබ႙
Bridge of Freedom
The 3rd Tunnel
Imjingak
ၭჰੜ
(໽౅၉ဴხ)
Bukhansan
Nat’l Park
Paju
Munsan
Goyang

Icheon Ceramics
Village
Incheon Int’l Airport
(ၨᅩ૑႞લጃ)
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Lake Resort
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ጢ౾ຫ
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Korean
Folk Village
(ዽ૑ූ໵ᆀ)
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Seoul Grand Park
Everland
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Dongducheon
Hoecheon
Icheon
Hot Spring
Haegang
Ceramics Museum
Giheung
Uijeongbu
Siheung
Suwon
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Manisan
ൠఁຮ
Gimpo Airport
଀ዅ૑႞લጃ
years ago. The unique style of its
architecture and iron bell are rarely
seen elsewhere. In addition to
exploring these historical sites,
visitors can find local products such
as ginseng and sedge mats.
ʪ: N orthwest of Incheon ʲ: 1 hr. and
30 min. from Sinchon Bus T erminal in Seoul
ʟ: ˴1,800 (for Jeondeungsa T emple)
A subway train also connects Seoul
with Suwon ༿ၛ , one of the
principal cities of Gyeonggi-do.
Included in UNESCO’s list of
World Cultural Heritage in 1997,
Hwaseong Fortress ፞༃ (ȭ
031-228-2766) embraces the
downtown area of Suwon. It is a
well-preserved architecture of the
Joseon Dynasty built of stone and
oven-baked bricks over two years
from 1794 during the reign of King
Jeongjo.
Every Saturday afternoon free city
tour buses run from the Jangan Park
to major attractions around the city.
More information at ȭ031-228-
2766, 031-228-3761.
ʪ: Central Suwon ʲ: N o. 24 or 24-1
(10 min.) from Suwon Station, KN R Line
The Korean Folk Village ጤ૸෽༜ᆧ
(ȭ031-286-2111;
www.koreanfolk.co.kr) is a living
museum that recreates the lifestyle
of several centuries ago. There are
potters, weavers, blacksmiths, and
other artisans who practice their trades
in traditional fashion. There are also
240 traditional houses and
a small amphitheater for folk music
and dance performance.(See p.111)
ʪ: East of Suwon ʲ: Suwon Station,
KN R Line, and transfer to a city bus or shuttle
bus for the Korean Folk Village. ʦ: 09:00ō
18:30 (09:00ō17:20, Dec.ōFeb.)
ʟ: ˴8,500
Everland ငลഖಜ (ȭ031-320-
5000; www.everland.com) is three
amusement parks in one. Its Festival
World has thrilling rides, a jungle
safari and zoo, and seasonal flower
festivals. And, Caribbean Bay is a
huge water park with wave pools and
water slides. At Speedway you can
enjoy real car racing. Everland is also
the site of the Ho-Am Art Museum,
displaying one of the finest private
collections of Korean art in the
world.
ʪ: East of the Korean Folk Village
ʲ: N o. 1500 or 1500-1 from Exit 13 of
Seoul N at’l Univ. of Education Station on
Subway Line 2 or 3 ʦ: 09:30ō20:00
(Open until 23:00 during festivals)
ʟ: ˴15,000 for Festival World,
˴13,000ō˴45,000 depending on the
seasons for Caribbean Bay
The Seoul Racecourse ໶ၒેඇႦ
(ȭ02-509-1273), with facilities for
up to 1,400 horses, is in operation
every Saturday and Sunday. Wager
tickets can be purchased starting
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any attractions lie just a
short distance outside
Seoul, easily accessible by
bus, train or car.
One hour away from Seoul, Incheon
ႏᆐ , the main gateway of
Korea, has a newly opened
international airport and an
international seaport. On a small
knoll overlooking the harbor is Jayu
Park (or Freedom Park), with its
statue honoring General MacArthur’s
famous Incheon Landing in 1950.
Seafood enthusiasts will enjoy the
Wolmido area of Incheon. The
Songdo Resort lies to the southwest.
Ganghwado Island ઎፞౬ lies to
the northwest of downtown
Incheon. On this island is a huge
dolmen, attesting to one of the burial
methods of the Bronze Age.
There is also Chamseongdan Altar on
the summit of Mt. Manisan ,
where Korean ancestors paid tribute
to heaven. The coastline of the island
is dotted with numerous fort sites
dating back to the Joseon Dynasty.
Jeondeungsa Temple Ⴝಥ໒
(ȭ032-937-0125) is another
historic site on the island. The
temple dates back to the ancient
Three Kingdoms period about 1,600
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Incheon ႏᆐ, Gyeonggi-do ેଡ౬
Se oul Ra c e c ourse
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Ganghw ado Island is r eno w ned fo r it s
hwam unseok (flo w er -pat t er ned mat s),
w hich ar e w o ven w it h wanggol
(sedge) dyed in seven co lo r s: r ed, blue,
aquamar ine, scar let , pur ple, black and
w hit e. H wam unseok is designed and
w o ven in co lo r ful flo r al pat t er ns such as
pho enix , o r chids, pine t r ees and lo t us
blo sso ms. T he co o l t ex t ur e o f a
hwam unseok mat pr o vides a w elco me
r elief dur ing ho t summer days.
Ganghw ado is also famo us fo r it s high-
qualit y ginseng. Mar ket days ar e o n t he
days o f t he mo nt h ending in t w o o r
seven at t he do w nt o w n ar ea o f
Ganghw ado , w her e hwamunseok, ginseng,
o r chids and many o t her it ems ar e so ld.
Food
Suw o n is famo us fo r galbi (mar inat ed
beef r ibs). Many galbi r est aur ant s can be
easily fo und in t he mar ket ar ea near
Paldalmun Gat e.
A t t he r aw fish and seafo o d r est aur ant s
alo ng t he Incheo n w har f, visit o r s can t r y
var io us dishes such as jeonbok juk
(abalo ne po r r idge), fr ied fish, sliced r aw
fish and maeunt ang (ho t and spicy fish
so up). Fr esh seafo o d can also be enjo yed
at many r est aur ant s o n W o lmido
seafr o nt .
Unification Observatory, and Imjin-
gak. These sites bring home the
lessons of war and the stark reality of
a divided country.
Panmunjeom ኼෝჀ in the
Demilitarized Zone is where the
armistice agreement was signed on
July 27, 1953, and where peace
dialogues are held. UN forces are
stationed at this tension-filled area to
prevent the outbreak of another war.
The 3rd Tunnel, about 73 m
underground, and 2 m wide and
high, was dug by North Koreans to
infiltrate the South. It crosses 435 m
under the North-South
Demarcation Line and its total
length is 1,635 meters.
At Dora Observatory, through a
telescope you can watch North
Koreans go about their daily life.
Group tours for foreigners can be
arranged through travel agencies.
(For a travel agency, See p.176)
Odusan Unification Observatory ဣ
ಅ໕ ኂ႐Ⴝඒౄ (
ȭ
031-945-3171)
is where you can view North Korea
with high-powered telescopes. On
display is a collection of items from
North Korea including living
necessities and clothes. There is an
audiovisual room, and North Korean
products for sale.
ʲ: N o. 912 from Seoul Station to one
stop before Geumchon T erminus (1 hr. 10
min); 7 min. to T anhyeon Bus T erminal ; a
shuttle bus (every hour, 7 min.)
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from 100 won up to 100,000 won.
There are three kinds of bets: single
entry, double entry, and multiple
race. Whenever the course is in
operation, various information desks
are open to assist punters.
ʪ: Just north of Seoul Grand Park
ʲ: Exit 1 or 2 of Seoul Race Course
Park, Line 4 ʦ: 09:30ō18:00 ʟ: ӗ800
Seoul Land ໶ၒഖಜ (ȭ02-504-
0011) is an all-weather theme park
which can be reached in 30 minutes
from downtown Seoul. Here 40
kinds of amusement facilities await
visitors. Colorful events and seasonal
fairs create fun and spectacles. The
outdoor pool in summer and
sledding in winter are seasonal
highlights.
Seoul Grand Park ໶ၒౄ૙ၛ
(ȭ02-500-7114) is just next to
Seoul Land. It boasts an excellent
zoo, a botanical garden of 14,000
plants and 1,000 different species,
and a trained seal show.
The National Museum of
Contemporary Art (ȭ02-2188-
6067; www.moca.go.kr) is another
draw to the Seoul Grand Park
complex.
ʪ: Just south of Seoul ʲ: Get off
at Seoul Grand Park Station, Line 4
ʦ: 09:00ō19:00 (09:00ō18:00, Oct. ōMar.)
for Seoul Grand Park ʟ: ӗ1,500
for Seoul Grand Park, ӗ700 for N ational
Museum of Contemporary Art, ӗ7,000
for Seoul Land
Icheon Ceramics Village ႍᆐ౬ႛଡඇ

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one of the largest ceramics
villages in Korea, lies in Icheon
where some 250 kilns are clustered.
Not only you can purchase ceramics
but make them yourself. Haegang
Ceramics Museum is here, Korea’s
only museum devoted entirely to the
ceramic arts, and the Icheon
Ceramics Festival is held every
September.
In the National Arboretum ૸඄༿ෂၛ
(ȭ031-540-1114, 031-
540-1199
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25 miles to the north, a Joseon king
and his queen are interred. The
National Arboretum is an attractive
woodland area sprinkled with
temples and hermitages. A
captivating garden surrounds the
Arboretum’s forestry museum.
ʲ: 1 hr. from Cheongnyangni Station in
Seoul ʦ: 09:00ō17:00 (reservation
required) ʟ: ӗ700 ʡ: Sat., Sun. and
holiday
Namhansanseong Fortress ஭ጤ໕༃
(http://namhansansung.or.kr) ,
located atop a mountain near the
satellite city of Seongnam, served to
protect the southern region.
Bukhansanseong Fortress ๜ጤ໕༃
, encircling the impressive peaks
of Bukhansan Mountains, was once
the stronghold that formed ancient
Seoul’s northern boundary.
Paju with its untainted natural
beauty contains many Korean war-
related tourist sites such as
Panmunjeom, the 3rd Tunnel and
Dora Observatory, Odusan
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(ધໜቛၩ႖൫ఝ) Ganseong
Sinheungsa
Alps
Songjiho Beach
Cheongganjeong (ᅯ੝ႜ)
Sokcho(໵ᅾ)
Uisangdae (ၡືఝ)
Naksansa (୿ຮຫ)
Naksan Beach
Seoraksan
Nat’l Park
໕ྥຮ૑൝લဴ
Yangyang (࿅࿅)
Yanggu
The 4th
Tunnel
Jeoungdongjin
Eulji Observatory
Punch Bowl
Inje
Osaek Mineral
Spring (࿼຺྾༘)
Hajodae Beach
Jumunjin
Sogeumgang Valley
(໴૵੧)
Odaesan Nat’l Park
࿼ఝຮ૑൝લဴ
Sangwonsa
(ືဴຫ)
Woljeongsa
(ဵႜຫ)
Taeseungsa
Phoenix Park
Hyundai Sungwoo
Ojukheon
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Gyeongpodae
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Ulleungdo Is. (ါൔ౅)
Ulleung
Dokdo
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Mangsang Beach
Donghae (౏ጄ)
Samcheok Haegeumgang
(ຳᅨጄ૵੧)
Samcheok
(ຳᅨ)
Mureung Valley
(ඳൔઢન)
Chodang Cave
(ᅾఙ౏૔)
Hwanseongul Cave
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Jeongseon
(ႜ໓)
Pyeongchang
Wonju
Yong Pyong
Korea Condo
Chiaksan
Nat’l Park
ᆳྥຮ૑൝લဴ
Chungjuho
Lake (ᆚ჎ጭ)
Sorak Waterpia
Sobaeksan
Nat’l Park
໴෱ຮ૑൝લဴ
Guryongsa
Sindong
Dodamsambong
Sabuk
Yeongwol (࿱ဵ)
Gossi Cave
(ધྜ౏૔)
Jecheon
(႞ᅩ)
Danyang
Danyang
Eight Sights
(ఎ࿅ኖઠ)
Gosu Cave
(ધ༘౏૔)
Huibangsa
Buseoksaิ໐ຫ
Sangdong
Taebaek
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Dogye
Wondeok
Deokgu
Hot Springs
(నૐ࿾ᅩ)
Buryeong Valley
(ุ࿱ઢન)
Buryeongsa
Uljin (ါჰ)
Mangyang Beach
Bonghwa (ฦጷ)
Yeongju (࿱჎)
Punggi (ዟૺ)
GANGWON-DO
mother, but also a talented painter,
calligrapher and poet; as such, she is
the most widely acclaimed woman of
the Joseon Dynasty.
Gyeongpodae ેዬౄ , 6 km
north of downtown Gangneung, is a
fine sandy beach where you can enjoy
swimming and sea fishing. Many of
the restaurants serve fresh fish,
prepared according to the diner’s
wishes.
ʲ: 30 min. from Gangneung
There are several towns and excellent
beaches north of Gangneung.
Naksan Beach ஦໕ጫ༿၈Ⴆ and
the fishing port of Sokcho are
especially noteworthy. Naksan Beach
is famous for its clear water and
nearby Naksansa Temple.
Sokcho ༜ᆥ can be reached
from Seoul in less than an hour by
air and is the gateway to Seoraksan
National Park, a magnificent area
with towering granite peaks, lush
green valleys, dense forests, Buddhist
temples and hermitages, waterfalls
and clear streams.
From Seoul to Sokcho Ŏ
50 min. by air / 4 hrs. and 50 min. by bus
Mt. Seoraksan National Park ໼࿌໕
(ȭ 033-636-7700;
http://npa.or.kr), considered one of
Korea’s most beautiful mountains, is
divided into Inner and Outer Seorak
by a long winding ridge, known as
Hangyeryeong Pass.
The less rugged outer area stretches
east to Seorak-dong resort village.
Seorak-dong is near the entrance to
the national park. Inns, hotels,
campsites, stores, parking lots, and
other public facilities are available. A
1,100 meter cable car connects the
park entrance with Gwongeumseong,
an old mountaintop fortress of the
Silla Kingdom.
Other points of interest in the
outer area are Biseondae Rock Flat,
named after the legend of an angel
ascending to heaven from the rock
flat, and Osaek Mineral Springs,
which are thought to bring relief
from digestive ailments.
Visitors to the inner area entering
from the west via the town of Inje
can first visit Baekdamsa Temple,
the other gateway to Seoraksan.
ʪ: Just west of Sokcho ʲ: 30 min. from
Sokcho to Seorak - dong ʟ: ӗ2,800
Sorak Waterpia ໼࿌ၙቤጚ࿋
(ȭ033-635-7711), located near
Seoraksan National Park, is an all-
season water theme park. It is
famous for its outdoor hot spring
(49Ű) commanding a splendid view
of Ulsan Rocks and the East Sea, as
well as a wave pool, water slides, etc.
ʲ: flights from Seoul to Sokcho (50 min.);
take a taxi (40 min.) ʦ: 08:00 ō21:00
ʟ: ӗ28,000
Goseong Unification Observatory
૎༃ኂ႐Ⴝඒౄ is located at the
northernmost point on the east
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scenic east coast by the
Yeongdong Expressway,
which ends at Gangneung.
The trip takes about four hours.
There are several hotels along the
coast and the combination of
mountains and beaches makes the
eastern area an ideal vacation spot.
Historical sites and colorful everyday
scenes are to be seen in the small
coastal towns as well as deep within
the forested mountains of the region.
The mountains also provide
recreational opportunities with ski
resorts.
In the city of Gangneung ઎ൻ is
the historical building Ojukheon ဣ
ჶጸ where Yi Yulgok, the great
Confucian scholar of the Joseon
Dynasty, lived with his mother Shin
Saimdang. Shin Saimdang was not
only an ideal daughter, wife, and
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coast. Here visitors can enjoy an
excellent view over the beautiful
mountains, rivers and coast of North
Korea.
The Iron Triangle Zone ᆑႈ໚ઃᄕౄ
(ȭ033-455-3129) is the triangular
region connecting Cheorwon and
Gimhwa with Pyeonggang at its apex
in North Korea, a major frontline
battlefield during the Korean War. It
is worth visiting the ruins of the old
(North) Korean Workers Party
headquarters “House of Labor
Party,” the 2nd Tunnel, the Iron
Triangle Observatory and the rusted
train hulk at Woljeong-ri Station.
Nearby is the Saemtong Migratory
Bird Sanctuary.
ʲ: from Uijeongbu Station to Sintan-ri
(1 hr. 10 min.); call Paengma T our (ȭ02-
2236-0110) for this tour ʦ: 09:00 - 14:30
ʡ: T uesday and national holidays
ʟ: ӗ1,500
Haean-myeon, Yanggu, is a low-lying
area surrounded by mountains where
many fierce battles took place during
the Korean War. It was dubbed the
Punch Bowl by foreign war
correspondents. Punch Bowl
Battleground ዒᇚ้ in Yanggu,
one of the most famous battlefields
during the Korean War, includes
North Korea Hall (ȭ 033-481-
9021), the 4th Tunnel and Eulji
Observatory. There are just three
buses a day, so you can either arrange
private transportation or hire a taxi in
Yanggu.
ʲ: from Dong Seoul Bus T erminal to
Yanggu (3 hrs.); to Haean-myeon (50
min.); 5 min. to N KH ʦ: 09:00 - 17:00
ʡ: T uesday ʟ: ӗ1,000 per site
Mt .Odaesan National Park ဣౄ໕
(ȭ033-332-6494), just south of
Seoraksan, is the site of Woljeongsa,
one of the oldest temples of the Silla
Kingdom, and Sangwonsa, famous
for its bronze bell cast in A.D. 725.
ʲ: 1 hr. from Gangneung ʟ: ӗ2,800
Mt. Chiaksan National Park ᇚ࿌໕
, stretching north to south, is
located about 12 km northeast of
Wonju. Chiaksan’s valley with its
unusually-shaped rocks and cliffs is
truly magnificent. There are several
Buddhist temples inside the park,
including Guryongsa which was
built during the Silla Kingdom.
Yong Pyong (Dragon Valley) Resort
၎ዧൿვኣ (www.yongpyong.co.kr)
lies in the Daegwallyeong Pass
south of Odaesan. Equipped with
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Food
Seo r aksan is famo us fo r dishes made
w it h w ild plant s, such as sanchae
bibim bap (co o ked r ice w it h asso r t ed
mo unt ain gr eens), a ver y po pular menu
it em at t he r est aur ant s ar o und
Seo r aksan N at io nal Par k.
C huncheo n is no t ed fo r t w o dishes:
m ak guk su, a no o dle made o f buckw heat ,
and dak galbi (chicken w it h r ed ho t
pepper sauce).
A s t her e ar e many po r t s including
So kcho alo ng t he East C o ast , visit o r s can
enjo y fr eshly co o ked o r r aw seafo o d
such as squid, abalo ne, sea cucumber ,
et c. at mo der at e pr ices.
Gam jajeon (po t at o pancakes),
and dot or im uk (aco r n jelly) ar e t w o o t her
famo us dishes o f t he east er n ar ea.
Shopping
Mushr o o ms and ho ney fr o m Seo r aksan
and dr ied seafo o d fr o m t he east co ast
ar e famo us lo cal pr o duct s t hat ar e highly
r eco mmended. In addit io n, maps o f
Seo r aksanœs hiking t r ails ar e a nice
so uvenir .
convenient facilities and excellent
accommodations, the resort offers
superb skiing, as well as other all-
season amenities.
Hwanseongul Cave ፠໺ૻ (ȭ
033-541-9266), surrounded by
scenic mountains, is one of the
largest limestone caverns in Asia, 6.2
km long
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only 1.2 km open to the
public, yet that section alone will
create unforgettable memories. It has
10 pools, 6 waterfalls, a huge main
chamber, and dozens of amazing
sights, just loaded with fantastic
formations including stalactite
cascades, the “Great Wall of China,”
and the “Royal Throne”.
ʲ: from Dong Seoul Bus T erminal to
Samcheok (4 hrs. 50 min.); to Daei-ri
(45 min.). It is at least a 30-min. climb to the
cave entrance. ʦ: 08:00-17:00 (09:00-
16:00) ʟ: ӗ4,300
Ulleungdo ၒൻ౬ (ȭ054-791-
2191), located at the eastern end of
Korea, is one of two major volcanic
islands in Korea, along with Jejudo.
It covers 73.15 sq km and is
surrounded by several islets such as
Dokdo, Jukdo, and Gwaneumdo. At
the center of the island stands
Seonginbong Peak.
Boat tours around Ulleungdo are
available, for tourists to appreciate all
the charms of the island: steep cliffs,
strange rock formations, and
vegetation indigenous to the island.
An underwater tour boat also runs
between Ulleungdo’s Dodong and
Jeodong Ports. Koreans know the
island for its dried squid and
pumpkin taffy.
ʲ: 3 hrs. from Pohang (ȭ 02-514-
6766, Dae-a T ravel Agency); 3 hrs. from
Mukho
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Tomb of King
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Yuseong
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Munui Cultural
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Woraksan Nat’l Park
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Chungjuho Lake
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Hwayanggugok
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Yonpung Martyrs
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Mungyeong
Sangju
Suanbo
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Chungju
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Vision of Korea Pavilion, as well as
the Hanbit (great light) Tower,
constructed to commemorate
Daejeon EXPO. Visitors can get an
overview of state-of-the-art
technology in a single visit to the park.
ʲ: 30 min. from downtown Daejeon
ʦ: 09:30ō18:00 (open untill 22:00 during
festivals) ʟ: ӗ3,000 ҞAdmission fees for
each pavilion are not included.
Several major science facilities,
such as the Daedeok Science
Research Complex, plus the
cultural relics of Buyeo and
Gongju (capitals of the Baekje
Kingdom), and Mt. Gyeryongsan
National Park renowned for its
magnificent natural beauty, are
adjacent to the park.
Mt. Gyeryongsan National Park ૉ
൙໕ (ȭ042-825-3003) is just
west of Daejeon. The hiking trails
lead to two temples: Gapsa, which is
famous for the changing colors of
maple trees in autumn, and
Donghaksa, located on the eastern
slope of the mountain.
ʲ: 50 min. from Daejeon ʟ: ӗ2,600
Gongju ૙ჵ , northwest of
Daejeon, was the capital of the
ancient Baekje Kingdom from A.D.
475 to 539, before the kingdom
moved its capital south to Buyeo.
The kingdom fell when the Silla
unified the Korean peninsula in the
7th century. Many remains of
Baekje’s former glory are well
preserved in these two old capitals.
Gongju’s
main
attraction
is the
Gongju
N ational
Museum,
which
exhibits treasures
from the 6th
century tomb of
King Muryeong.
Although most Baekje
tombs were
pillaged over the centuries, King
Muryeong’s Tomb (ȭ041-856-
0331) was left undisturbed until its
excavation in 1971.
ʲ: 1 hr. from Daejeon; 2 hrs. and 30
min. from Seoul ʦ: 09:00ō18:00(09:00ō
17:00 N ov.ōFeb.) ʟ: free
Buyeo ๛ဌ , about 20 miles
further southwest, was the last capital
of Baekje (A.D. 539ō660). It also
has the distinctive Buyeo National
Museum (ȭ041-833-8562) which
incorporates the unique architecture
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encompasses Chungcheong-
do. It is an area of broad
stretches of paddy fields
interspersed with rugged mountains.
Daejeon ౄႽ is one of the area’s
principal cities, about two hours
south of Seoul by car. It is a major
junction for the train lines and
expressways connecting Seoulō
Busan, and SeoulōGwangjuō
Mokpo, and is rapidly becoming one
of Korea’s major centers for science.
Yuseong Hot Springs Resort is
located just northwest of the city.
From Seoul to Daejeon Ŏ
1 hr. and 30 min. by Saemaeulho train ;1 hr.
and 50 min. by bus.
Expo Science Park စཡዬ૛ጣ૙ၛ (ȭ
042-866-5114/5, 042-866-5159)
on an outdoor site of 627,000 sq.
meters (156.75 acres) is in
northwestern Daejeon. This is where
Daejeon EXPO 1993 was held. The
area has since been renovated and
turned into a public science park.
Expo Science Park features the
Starquest Pavilion, Technopia
Pavilion, Earthscape Pavilion and
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ar ea and places o f int er est ar o und cit y.
Buses r un fr o m 9:30 am t o 5:00
pm, 5,000 w o n fo r adult s and 4,000
w o n fo r st udent s o n all t o ur s ex cept
t he O ut -o f-t o w n T o ur , w hich co st s
8,000 w o n fo r adult s, and 7,000 w o n
fo r st udent s. T he depar t ur e po int fo r all
t o ur s is in fr o nt o f D o ngbang
Mar t r ight acr o ss fr o m
D aejeo n St at io n.
Info r mat io n at
ȭ042-222-5451.
Crown Ornament from
King Muryeong’ sTomb
Ha nbit Towe r a t the Expo Sc ie nc e Pa rk
Na mma e ta p in Gye ryongsa n
Daejeon City Tour Bus
stunning view of Danyang
Palgyeong, the “Eight Scenic
Wonders” of the limestone region
surrounding Danyang.
ʲ: 2 hrs. and 10 min. from Seoul to
Chungju
Gosu Cave ૎༿౶ૻ (ȭ043-
423-3071), located less than one
mile from downtown Danyang, is a
famous cave. It contains glistening
stalactites in all shapes and sizes, so
breathtaking it is called the
“Underground Palace.”
ʲ: 10 min. from Danyang Express Bus
T erminal by taxi; 1 hr. from Chungju by bus
ʦ: 09:00ō17:30 ʟ: ӗ3,000
Woraksan National Park ၜ࿌໕ is
a beautiful mountain, 3,700 feet
(1,093 m) high, and some 24 miles
(40 km) southeast of Chungju.
Deokjusa Temple, built by
Deokju, the last princess of the Silla
Kingdom, adds to the mountain’s
natural beauty and creates an
atmosphere of mystery.
Mt. Songnisan National Park ༜ൿ໕
(ȭ043-542-5267/8) is located
to the northeast of Daejeon and is one
of the most popular tourist spots in
the central part of the Korean
peninsula.
The park’s Beopjusa Temple,
established in A.D. 553, was home
to 30,000 Silla monks. See the huge
bronze Buddha.
ʲ: 3 hrs. and 40 min. from Seoul;
2 hrs. from Cheongju or Daejeon ʟ: ӗ3,200
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of the Baekje Kingdom. The museum
houses numerous interesting artifacts.
The bird’s-eye view of the
Baengmagang River from the top of
Busosanseong Fortress (ȭ041-
835-3006) makes a splendid scene.
Nakhwaam Rock on one side of
Baengmagang River is the site of a
tragic history. Some 3,000 women of
the Baekje court leapt to their deaths
here to avoid dishonor at the hands
of their enemies during the fall of the
Baekje Kingdom. The image of the
women plummeting down in their
colorful dresses gave the place its
name, “Rock of Falling Flowers.”
ʲ: 1 hr. and 30 min. from Daejeon;
3 hrs. and 20 min. from Seoul; 45 min. from
Gongju ʟ: ӗ1,400 (for Busosanseong
Fortress)
Gwanchoksa Temple ૝ᆦ໒
(ȭ041-736-5700/2), to the
southeast of Buyeo near Nonsan, has
one of Korea’s most interesting
Buddhist statues, Eunjinmireuk.
This is “the Buddha of the future”
and it is more than 1,000 years old.
At 19 m (63 ft.), it is one of Korea’s
tallest Buddha statues. Its enormous
earlobes, huge head, and unusual
crown, all out of proportion, attract
immediate attention.
ʲ: 1 hr. from Daejeon to N onsan
ʟ: ӗ1,500
Asan ࿋໕ is about an hour’s
drive to the south of Seoul on the
Gyeongbu Expressway. Asan is
famous for the Onyang Hot Springs
and the Hyeonchungsa Shrine
which commemorates the historic
feats of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who
defeated the Japanese navy in the late
16th century.
The Independence Hall of Korea ౭
඄ଡ௟૝ (ȭ041-560-0114,
041-555-2136) stands in the
vicinity of Cheonan, an hour and a
half drive from Seoul. The hall
commemorates those people who
struggled for freedom against foreign
invasions throughout Korea’s long
history. The hall collects, studies and
exhibits historic artifacts and materials
related to Korea’s resistance to
aggression, the fight for
independence, the search for a
national identity, and the record of
the nation’s development and
progress.
ʲ: 1 hr. from Seoul to Cheonan;
20 min. from Cheonan to Independence Hall
of Korea. ʦ: 09:30ō18:00 (09:30ō17:00,
N ov.ōFeb.) ʟ: ӗ2,600 ʡ: Mon.
Chungjuho Lake ᇁჵፔ , 80
miles southeast of Seoul, offers a
wide variety of water sports in the
mountainous area of central Korea.
Pleasure ferries ply the 32-mile-long
waterway between Chungju and
Danyang. Passengers can also enjoy a
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Food
T he mo st famo us dishes o f t his r egio n
ar e an eel dish fr o m t he Baengmagang
River ; w ild edible gr eens fr o m Mt .
So ngnisan and Suanbo H o t Spr ings;
bean cur d dishes fr o m Yuseo ng H o t
Spr ings; and hodogwaja (w alnut -shaped
cakes) w hich o r iginat ed in C heo nan
and ar e so ld at r est ar eas alo ng t he
majo r ex pr essw ays nat io nw ide.
Shopping
In Buyeo and Go ngju, so uvenir s o f
Baekje K ingdo m accesso r ies ar e
available. In par t icular , t he N at io nal
Museums in Buyeo and Go ngju sell
hist o r ical bo o ks and r epr o duct io ns o f
Baekje r elics.
Geumsan, lo cat ed an ho ur ’s bus r ide
fr o m D aejeo n, is famo us fo r it s high-
qualit y w hit e ginseng. Mar ket days,
dur ing w hich o nly w hit e ginseng is so ld,
ar e held o n ever y day o f t he mo nt h
ending in 2 o r 7.
A t Mt . So ngnisan, it ems such as
amet hyst , dr ied mushr o o ms, dr ied w ild
gr eens and her bs and ant ique fo lkcr aft s
may be pur chased.
In Gyer yo ngsan N at io nal Par k t her e
is a cer amics village w her e yo u can
buy a go o d cer amic piece.
Be opjusa Te mple
Doda msa mbong in Da nya ng
Wora ksa n Na tiona l Pa rk
Inde pe nde nc e Ha ll of Kore a
Gwa nc hoksa Te mple Gwa nc hoksa Te mple
Chungjuho La ke
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Gyeongsangbuk-do
Woraksan
Nat’l Park ဵྥຮ૑൝લဴ
Juwangsan
Nat’l Park
჎ထຮ૑൝લဴ
Andongho
Lake ྦ౏ጭ
Palgongsan
Provincial Park
(ኖલຮ౅൝લဴ)
Gyeongju
Nat’l Park
ઠ჎૑൝લဴ
Gayasan
Nat’l Park
ਜ਼྽ຮ૑൝લဴ
Hallyeo Maritime
Nat’l Park
ዽ഍ጄື૑൝લဴ
Mireuksa
Punggi
ዟૺ
Bonghwa
(ฦጷ)
Yeongju ࿱჎
Yecheon
Mungyeong
(බઠ Hamchang
Sangju
Seosan
Gumi
Donghwasa ౏ጷຫ
Yeongcheon
Gimcheon
(଀ᅩ)
Angang
Pohang ዅጃ
Guryongpo (ૐലዅ)
Janggigot
Lighthouse Museum
(ၿૺળ౾ఝ෢මશ)
Wolpo
Beach
Bogyeongsa
Mukgye
Confucian School
(පઢ໏ဴ)
Oksan Confucian
School (࿽ຮ໏ဴ)
Yangdong
Folk Village
Uiseong
Gunwi
Cheongsong
(ᅯ໽)
Yeongdeok
(࿱న)
Jangsa
Beach
Taejin Beach
Yeongyang
Baegam Hot Springs
Dosan
Confucian School
౅ຮ໏ဴ Bongjeongsa
ฦႜຫ
Andong
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Pungsan
Hahoe Village
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Goryeong
Hapcheon (ጁᅩ)
Uiryeong
Masan
Haman
Jinju (ჰ჎)
Chokseongnu
(ᅿ໐ള)
Sacheon
Goseong (ધໜ)
Tongyeong
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Hansando Is.
(ዽຮ౅)
Haegeumgang
(ጄ૵੧)
Geoje
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Geojedo Is.
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Heungnam
Beach
Jinhae (ჰጄ)
Changwon ᅖဴ
Tomb of King Kim Suro
଀༘ചထൔ
Bugok
Hot Springs
(ิન࿾ᅩ)
Gimhae
Samnangjin
(ຳ೩ჰ)
Yangsan
Miryang
ෘ࿅
Changnyeong
(ᅖ஻)
Cheongdo (ᅯ౅)
Gyeongsan
Hwayang
Pyochungsa
ዑᆚຫ
Tongdosa
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Beomeosa
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Wollae Beach
Jinha Beach
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Gossi Cave (ધྜ౏૔)

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Hot Springs
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Sobaeksan
Nat’l Park
໴෱ຮ૑൝લဴ
Buseoksa (ิ໐ຫ)
Huibangsa
Uljin (ါჰ)
Mangyang
Beach
Buryeong Valley
ุ࿱ઢન
Seongnyu Cave
ໜ൅૔
Wolsongjeong
(ဵ໽ႜ)
Danyang
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aegu ౄ૷ , the textiles
hub of Korea, is one of host
cities of World Cup 2002.
In the central area is Oriental
medicinal herb market where as
many as 300 Oriental medical
clinics, herbal medicinal shops and
herb processing facilities are located.
Woobang Towerland commands a
nice view of the city.
Free city tours are available on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and
Sundays at Duryu Park. Be ready to
pay your admission fee for tourist
sites. Information on city tour at
(ȭ053-627-8900, 053-627-
8985).
Mt. Palgongsan ኽ૙໕ towers
over the city.
From Seoul to Daegu Ŏ
50 min. by air; 3 hrs. and 8 min. by train
(Saemaeulho); 4 hrs. and 30 min. by bus
Jikjisa Temple ᄖᄕ໒ (ȭ054-
436-6174) is also worth visiting. It
lies northwest of Daegu and can be
reached by taking the Gimcheon exit
of the Gyeongbu Expressway. The
temple is famous for its blue-tiled
roofs, the 1,000-year-old support
pillars of the main gate, and the
1,000 small statues of the Buddha.
ʪ: Between Daejeon and Daegu ʲ: 25
min. from Gimcheon (2 hrs. and 30 min. from
Seoul to Gimcheon by train) ʟ: ӗ2,000
Haeinsa Temple ጫႏ໒ (ȭ
055-931-1001) perhaps Korea’s best
known temple, is in Gayasan
National Park (ȭ055-932-7810).
Established in A.D. 802, it has a
number of art treasures in its more
than 90 buildings (shrines,
hermitages and subtemples).
But what really distinguishes this
temple is its collection of more than
80,000 wooden printing blocks
which compose the T ripitaka
Koreana, the most complete
collection of the Buddhist canon to
be found in East Asia. Completed
in 1251 as a plea to the Buddha in
an effort to ward off a Mongolian
invasion, the blocks remain in
excellent condition and are the
basis of the most authoritative
editions of Buddhist scripture.
In 1995, Haeinsa Temple’s
Janggyeong Panjeon, the depositories
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Busan ๛໕, Gyeongju ેჵ
In terms of tourist attractions, the southeastern part of Korea is the richest in
the country. The major cities of this area, the site of the splendid ancient Silla
Kingdom are Gyeongju, Busan and Daegu.
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Ha e insa Te mple ’s Ja nggye ong Pa nje on
Jikjisa Te mple
yeongju was the capital of the
Silla Kingdom for a thousand
years, and the valley in which
it is situated has a great
concentration of historical buildings,
temples and artifacts. After Silla
unified the peninsula in A.D. 676,
the city developed into one of the
world’s major cultural centers. The
area is called a “museum without
walls” because of the wealth of
historical buildings and treasures to
be found there.
From Seoul to Gyeongju Ŏ
4 hrs. and 30 min. by train (Saemaeulho);
4 hrs. and 15 min. by bus
Tumuli Park ౄൻၛ (ȭ054-
772-6317), a collection of royal Silla
tombs from the Pre-Unification Era,
is in the middle of Gyeongju. The
park contains 20 of the more than
200 royal tombs to be found in
Gyeongju. The Cheonmachong
(Heavenly Horse Tomb) was
excavated in 1974 and yielded more
than 10,000 treasures. These
treasures, including a golden crown
and a girdle, are in the Gyeongju
National Museum. The tomb itself
is open for viewing, providing
visitors with an opportunity to see
how the huge tombs were
constructed and how the various
items were arranged in them. Visitors
to this area should be sure to take the
time for a peaceful stroll in this
serene park.
ʲ: 10 min. from Gyeongju Station
ʦ: 08:00ō18:30 ʟ: ӗ1,500
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for the T ripitaka Koreana
woodblocks, were listed as a
UNESCO’s prestigious World
Cultural Heritage.
ʪ: West of Daegu ʲ: 1 hr. and 30
min. from Daegu ʟ: ӗ2,800
Andong ࿍౶ is one of the last
living vestiges of old Korea, a treasure
trove of Confucian tradition. Visitors
are charmed by the very old homes of
yangban, or noblemen. Queen
Elizabeth II visited Andong in April,
1999 on the occasion of her 73rd
birthday, during her four-day state
visit to Korea.
Bongjeongsa Temple ํჃ໒
(ȭ 054-853-4181/4) is famous for
the oldest standing wooden building
in the nation. Also, its main hall
demonstrates the construction
methods of the early Joseon Dynasty.
Dosan Confucian School ౬໕໶ၛ
founded by the scholar Yi
Toegye in the 16th century, is also in
Andong.
Hahoe Village ጢ፩ඇၼ (ȭ
054-854-3669) is a small village with
a delightful blend of thatched - roof
peasant houses and tiled -roof
yangban (aristocrat) villas. The village
is known for a special form of mask
drama, called Hahoe Byeolsingut
Talnori.
ʪ: 80 km (50 miles) north of Daegu
ʲ: 3 hrs. and 50 min. from Seoul
to Andong; 4 hrs. and 10 min.
from Seoul to Andong; 40 min. from Andong
to Hahoe by bus ʟ: ӗ1,600
Yeongju ဘჵ , about 20 miles
north of Andong, can be reached by
train.
Buseoksa Temple ๛໷໒ (ȭ
054-633-3464) is nearby, and is
noted for having one of the oldest
wooden buildings in Korea.
ʲ: 4 hrs. and 30 min. from Daegu to
Buseoksa (transfer to a city bus at Yeongju)
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Ha hoe Villa ge in Andong
ʦ: 06:00ō20:00 (07:00ō19:30, N ov. ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ1,000
Mt. Juwangsan National Park ჵး
໕ (ȭ054-873-0015), at the
southern end of the coastal highway,
is favored by those who want to get
away from popular ӧ and thus
crowded ӧ areas. The nearby coastal
town of Yeongdeok is noted for giant
crabs and other tasty seafood.
ʪ: East of Andong ʲ: 1 hr. and 20
min. from Andong ʟ: ӗ2,600
Near the old city of Gyeongju,
on the east coast, there are industrial
cities, such as Pohang and Ulsan.
Pohang ዬጪ is the site of the
large POSCO steel mill and the
departure point for ferry boats to
Ulleungdo Island.
Ulsan ၒ໕ is the home base for
Hyundai Motor Company and
Hyundai Heavy Industries. English-
language tours provide an insight
into the development of one of
Korea’s major conglomerates.
From Seoul to Pohang Ŏ
50 min. by air; 5 hrs. by bus
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Cheomseongdae Observatory ᆒ༃ౄ
(ȭ054-772-5134), the world’s
earliest known existing observatory,
is a 7th century bottle-shaped stone
structure admired by archeologists
worldwide. The square window
facing south in the middle of the
structure is believed to have served as
an entrance, and was probably
reached by a ladder.
ʪ: South of Gyeongju Station ʲ: 20 min.
from Gyeongju Station ʦ: 09:00ō18:00
(09:00ō17:00, N ov. ōFeb.) ʟ: ӗ300
Anapji Pond ࿍࿕ᄕ (ȭ054-
772-4041), located ten minutes’
walk from Cheomseongdae, is the
place where the Silla royal family
relaxed and enjoyed themselves. The
pond was temporarily drained in
1974 to reveal a veritable treasure
trove of Silla artifacts which are now
on display in the Gyeongju National
Museum.
ʲ: 20 min. from Gyeongju Station
ʦ: 09:00ō19:00 (09:00 ō18:00, N ov.ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ1,000
Gyeongju National Museum ેჵ૸඄
ฉෟ૝ (ȭ054-772-5193), a
place of compelling interest,
preserves much of the Silla heritage,
including magnificent gold crowns,
pottery, Buddhist artifacts, and stone
sculptures. The museum also houses
the Divine Bell of King Seongdeok
the Great, also referred to as the
legendary Emille Bell, one of Asia’s
largest and most resonant bells˅19
tons of bronze standing 11 feet high.
ʲ: 10 min. from Gyeongju Station
ʦ: 09:00ō19:00 (09:00ō17:00, N ov.ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ400 ʡ: Mon.
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The Site of Bunhwangsa Temple ๝
፣໒ᄕ (ȭ054-742 - 9922) is
located twenty minutes’ walk from
Gyeongju National Museum. Only
its 3-level stone brick pagoda is still
standing, which was originally nine
levels high.
ʲ: 15 min. from Gyeongju Station;
20 min. from Anapji Pond ʟ: ӗ1,000
Poseokjeong Watercourse ዬ໷Ⴣ
(ȭ054-745-8484) is where Silla
kings used to hold poetry-reciting
and drinking parties. Kings would
float wine cups to his statesmen
seated around the watercourse made
in the shape of an abalone shell.
ʲ: 20 min. from Gyeongju Station
ʦ: 09:00ō18:00 (09:00ō18:00, N ov.ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ500
Bulguksa Temple ๟૸໒ (ȭ
054-746-9913), is one of Korea’s
best known temples, a testimony to
both the skill of Silla architects and
the depth of Buddhist faith at the
time. While most of the wooden
buildings have been rebuilt over the
centuries, all the stone bridges,
stairways and pagodas are original.
The temple, originally built in A.D.
535, was enlarged in A.D. 752.
ʪ: Western slope of Mt . T ohamsan
ʲ: 30 min. from Gyeongju Station
ʦ: 07:00ō18:00 (07:00ō17:00, Oct.ō
Mar. ) ʟ: ӗ3,000
Seokguram Grotto ໷ૻ࿔ (ȭ
054-746-9933) is one of the world’s
finest Buddha shrines, dating back to
the same period as Bulguksa
Temple. Surrounded by
Bodhisattvas and guardian deities,
the serene central statue of Buddha
gazes out over the forested hills and
across the East Sea to the horizon.
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Tomb of General
Kim Yu-sin
଀၉ཅၿ૒ථ
Tumuli Park
ఝൔဴ
Cheomseongdae
Observatory
ᅫໜఝ
Tomb of Taejong
Muyeol ሲႶඳ࿩ထൔ
Gyerim Forest
Oreung
Tombs࿼ൔ
Gyeongju
Nat’l Museum
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Seokbinggo
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Anapji Pond ྦྮხ
Cheonmachong
ᅩൠᆅ
Bunhwangsa
Temple Site
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Bomun Lake
Resort
Gyeongju Station
ઠ჎࿦
Myeonghwalsanseong
Fortress
Bomunho
Lake พබጭ
Bomun Lake Resort
พබఎხ
Choson Hotel Ⴎ໓ጭቊ
Hyundai ጢఝጭቊ
Concordeᇳᇬ౵ጭቊ
Gyeongjuઠ჎ጭቊ
Hilton ᎄቾጭቊ
Gyeongju World
ઠ჎ဵ౵
Deokdongho
Lake
Tomb of King
Jinpyeong ჰዀထൔ
Tomb of Queen
Seondeok໓న࿥ထൔ
Tomb of King
Hyogong
Tomb of King
Sinmunཅබထൔ
Unification Hall
Poseokjeong
Watercourse
ዅ໐ႜ
Samneung
Tombs ຳൔ
Standing Stone
Three Buddha
Images of Bae-ri
Tomb of King
Gyeongae
ઠྴထൔ
Namsan ஆຮ
Bulguksa Station
ุ૑ຫ࿦
Tomb of King
Hyoso
Bulguksa
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Kolon
Bulguksa
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Seokguram Grotto
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Tohamsan
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Gyeongju
Folkcraft Village
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Dongbang Station
Tomb of King
Sinmuཅඳထൔ
Hwarang
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Gimhae
Int’l Airport
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BUK-GU Geumgang Park
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Dongnae Hot Springs
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Busan Sports Complex
(ຫჯႶጁဪ౏ၿ)
Busan
Children’s Park
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Dongnae (౏೭)
Express
Bus Terminal
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Bujeon
DONG-GU
Busanjin
(ิຮჰ)
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Gudeok Stadium
(ૐనႶጁဪ౏ၿ)
Eulsukdo
Migratory
Birds’
Sanctuary
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Busan Tower
ิຮረဲ
Ferry Terminal
Jagalchi Fish Market
ၴ੟ᆳགྷၿ
YEONGDO-GU
Korea
Maritime University
Songdo
Beach
Yongdusan Park
Suyeong (༘࿱)
Haeundae
Hot Springs
Busan Yachting Center
(ิຮဠቼઠૺၿ)
Gwangalli
Beach
(઼ྦ൘ጄ༘အၿ)
(ጄဪఝጄ༘အၿ)
SUYEONG-GU
Busan
Municipal Museum
(ิຮགྷ൝෢මશ)
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and sightseeing areas.
Special places of interest in down-
town Busan are Yongdusan Park ၎ಅ
໕૙ၛ and adjacent fashion and
entertainment districts of
Gwangbok-dong and Nampo-dong,
which hosts an annual international
film festival in September.
Busan’s huge Jagalchi Fish Market
ႛઆᇚཪႦ is a fantastic scene in
the early morning as retailers haggle
over the fresh fish. The fishing fleets
come in before dawn, and the catch
is immediately unloaded dockside.
United Nations Memorial
Cemetery ၰဆ෕ᄕ (ȭ051-624-
2165) is a somber yet beautiful
place. It is the final resting place for
many U.N. soldiers who were
sacrificed during the Korean War
almost five decades ago.
Taejongdae Park ቙ოౄ is on
the tip of Yeongdo Island southwest
of the downtown area. It is a very
hilly area, heavily forested, with
rugged cliffs dropping straight down
to the sea 150 m below.
Other scenic attractions are Hae-
undae Beach ጫၑౄጫ༿၈Ⴆ , and
Gwangalli Beach ૣ࿍ൿጫ༿၈Ⴆ
both with many cafes, restaurants
and hotels that produce a romantic
neon-lit beach at night.
North of the downtown area is
Geumgang Park ଜ઎૙ၛ , which
is located not far from the Dongnae
Hot Springs ౶ഔဥᆐ . Wooded
slopes, sparkling streams, dramatic
rock formations and several
historical relics, including a fortress
gate and tower that can be reached
by cable car.
There are also temples and the
ruins of an old fortress nearby. Not
far to the north is Beomeosa Temple
ห࿳໒ , dating back to the late
7th century.
Tongdosa Temple ኂ౬໒
(ȭ055-382-7182), one of the
largest temples in Korea, is located
between Gyeongju and Busan. It
does not appear especially expansive
at first, because many of the
buildings are dispersed along the
surrounding mountainside. Besides
the many fine statues housed in the
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The carving of the granite dome of
Seokguram was a truly amazing
architectural feat.
In 1995, Bulguksa Temple and
Seokguram Grotto were added to
UNESCOœs prestigious World
Cultural Heritage list.
ʪ: N ear the top of Mt .T ohamsan
ʲ: 20 min. from Bulguksa Bus Stop
ʦ: 06:00ō18:00 (07:00ō17:00, around
December) ʟ: ӗ3,000
Bomun Lake Resort ๅෝవᄕ ,
east of downtown Gyeongju, has five
super- deluxe hotels, a convention
center, a casino, extensive shopping
and dining facilities, golf courses, an
amusement park, pleasure boats, a
hot spring, and even a contemporary
art museum. Shuttle bus and taxi
service connect downtown
Gyeongju with the resort area.
ʲ: 20 min. from Gyeongju Station by taxi
or hotel shuttle buses
Much more attractions are scattered
around Gyeongju: tombs of kings
and generals, the holy Namsan
Mountain, Yangdong Folk Village,
and Oksan Confucian School.
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BUSAN ( M ap F)
Ha e unda e Be a c h
Busa n a nd Vicinity
usan (previous spelling
“Pusan”) is Korea’s principal
port and second largest city.
You can get from Seoul to
Busan by road, rail or air.
From Seoul to BusanŎ
50 min. by air; 4 hrs. and 20 min. by train
(Saemaeulho); 5 hrs. and 20 min. by bus
It is the primary port for ferry
services to Japan and is also the
gateway to the Hallyeo Maritime
National Park and its picturesque
islands. As an international port city
with a population of 3.8 million,
Busan has first-class hotels and
restaurants to match its excellent
beaches and outstanding shopping
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Yongdusa n Pa rk
shrines, there is an excellent
collection of artwork on display in
the temple museum.
ʪ: 46 km (28 miles) north of Busan ʲ:
40 min. from Busan ʟ: ӗ2,000
Jinhae ᄗጫ , close to the
industrial cities of Masan and
Changwon, is a well-known port on
the south coast that is famous for its
cherry blossoms. Every street is lined
with cherry trees, and each year in
early April, when the cherry trees are
in full bloom, a naval port festival is
held for twelve days. During the
festival, people flock to this area to
view the beautiful cherry blossoms
and enjoy the arrival of spring.
ʪ: West of Busan ʲ: 1 hr. from Busan
Jinju ᄗჵ , a small city located on
both sides of the wide Namgang
River, makes a convenient base to
explore the eastern part of Mt . Jirisan
National Park. It is best known for the
famous battles fought here during the
Japanese invasions in the late 16th
century. Jinjuseong Castle,
Chokseongnu Pavilion and Nongae
Shrine dedicated to a brave Korean
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Food
Busan is famo us fo r it s seafo o d, and
sashimi can be enjo yed at Jagalchi Fish
Mar ket o r at many famo us Japanese-
st yle r est aur ant s.
Seafo o d r est aur ant s also line t he
sho r es o f H aeundae and Gw angalli
Beach. T he D o ngnae H o t Spr ings ar ea
is no t ed fo r it s seafo o d and gr een o nio n
pancakes (pajeon).
Shopping
T he cent r al
ar ea o f Busan,
Gw angbo k-do ng (N ampo -do ng St at io n
o n t he Busan Subw ay), has mo der n
sho ps similar t o t ho se o f Myeo ng-do ng
in Seo ul. T her e ar e also many
int er est ing under gr o und ar cades,
depar t ment st o r es, as w ell as lo cal
specialt y st o r es selling fo lkcr aft it ems.
Gukje Mar ket is t he best place t o buy
high-qualit y go o ds at disco unt pr ices.
In addit io n t o t he dut y-fr ee sho p in
Busan Int ’l Passenger T er minal, t her e
ar e t w o mo r e dut y fr ee sho ps, at
H aeundae and Gimhae Int ’l A ir po r t .
Tongdosa Te mple
Ha llye o Ma r itime Na tiona l Pa r k
unique marine park, the
Hallyeo Maritime National
Park, better known as the
Hallyeosudo Waterway, is a
93-mile-long waterway running
from Geojedo Island દჅ౬ ,
southwest of Busan, to Yeosu ဌ༿
in the west.
From Seoul to Yeosuō
1 hr. by air; 5 hrs. and 40 min. by train
(Saemaeul- ho); 5 hrs. and 50 min. by bus
This park is dotted with 400 islands
and islets, many uninhabited. The
irregular coastline has created
unusual rock formations and caves,
providing for spectacular cruises.
Apart from the natural scenery,
much of the interest in the area is
historical, for it was here that
Korea’s famed Admiral Yi Sun-sin
defeated the Japanese in several sea
battles during the Japanese invasions
of the late 16th century. He is noted
for first using ironclad naval vessels
in battle. Though greatly
outnumbered, his “turtle ships”
(geobukseon), outfitted with 26
cannons on each side, proved
superior to the Japanese vessels.
Tongyeong ኂဘ was the place
of Admiral Yi’s headquarters, and
now is charming port city with a
pleasant tourist hotel, fine seafood
restaurants, and plenty of watersports
facilities. There are also several
shrines dedicated to the admiral. It is
a short boat ride to the Hansando
Island, where Yi won his most
famous victory in July of 1592. This
city is also famous for exquisite
najeonchilgi, mother-of-pearl
lacquerware with a 400-year
tradition.
Geojedo દჅ౬ is one of the
major islands along the marine park.
On the south side of Geojedo are the
spectacular rock formations known as
Haegeumgang ጫଜ઎ . Their
sheer cliffs rise
magnificently
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Che rry Blossoms in Jinha e
Pajeon
A
woman who sacrificed her life to kill
an enemy general, are all reminders of
this period.
ʪ: West of Busan ʲ: 1 hr. and 30
min. from Busan
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BUSAN
ิຮ
Chokseongnu
Pavilion ᅿ໐ള Jinjuჰ჎
Sacheon (ຫᅩ)
Haman (ጀྦ)
Masan
CHANGWON
ᅖဴ
Jinhaeჰጄ
Gimhae ଀ጄ
Heungnam
Beach ፹ஆጄ༘အၿ
Geoje (੿႞)
Oedo Paradise Is.
Hansando Island
Geojedo Island (੿႞౅)
Haegeumgang
ጄ૵੧
Jeseungdang
႞གఙ
Myeongsa
Beach
඗ຫጄ༘အၿ
Tongyeong
(ቛ࿱)
Hallyeo Maritime
Nat’l Park
ዽ഍ጄື૑൝લဴ
Songjeong
Beach
໽ႜጄ༘အၿ
Okcheonsa
(࿽ᅩຫ)
Goseong
(ધໜ)
Sangjogam Park
Yeonhwasan
Provincial Park
Cheonghakdong
Village
Jinju Nat’l Museum
Gimhae Nat’l Museum
Hadong
Suncheon
༚ᅩ
Yeosu
࿥༘
Odongdo
Island
Namhaedo
Island
Bangjukpo
Beach ෮჏ዅጄ༘အၿ
Sangju Beach
ື჎ጄ༘အၿ
Gwangyang
઼࿅
Namhae Bridge
Boriam
Namhae
out of the cobalt-blue waters and are
topped with beautiful pine trees and
camellias.
Oedo Paradise Island ဿ౬ has
become famous for its tropical
botanical garden with about 3,000
species of plants including camellias
and cactuses, as well as a sculpture
park and observatory.
Odongdo ဣ౶౬ is linked to
the port city of Yeosu by a long
breakwater. Growing on this island at
the end of Hallyeo Maritime
National Park is very special type of
bamboo tree.
Namhaedo Island ஭ጫ౬ is
connected to the mainland by the
Namhae Bridge ஭ጫౄ૲ . This
suspension bridge is the longest of
such bridges in the Orient.
Namhaedo is made up of a series of
peaks linked by low-lying areas. A
road runs down from the bridge
through the city of Namhae to the
beautiful Sangju Beach further to the
south.
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Admiral Yi Sun-sin
A dmir al Yi Sun-sin is t he hist o r ic w ar her o o f K o r ea, similar in impo r t ance t o
A dmir al N elso n o f t he U nit ed K ingdo m.
A t t he end o f t he 16t h cent ur y, w hen t her e w er e t w o gr eat w ar s
against t he invading Japanese, A dmir al Yi Sun-sin, t hr o ugh ingenio us
st r at egy and his develo pment and usage o f a unique bat t leship,
t he geobuk seon (t ur t le ship), r eco r ded legendar y vict o r ies in
all bat t les despit e adver se co ndit io ns. A dmir al Yi is o ne o f t he
mo st r espect ed figur es in K o r ean hist o r y. T her e ar e many
mo nument s built in ho no r o f him: st at ue o n
Sejo ngno St r eet in do w nt o w n Seo ul (in fr o nt
o f t he K yo bo Building); H yeo nchungsa
Shr ine in A san, C hungcheo ngnam-do and
Jeseungdang in T o ngyeo ng,
Gyeo ngsangnam-do .
More than 2,000 dinosaur footprints
were found within Sangjogam
(Rock) Park ໞზ࿔ (ȭ055-
670-2276) along the seashore at
Deongmyeong-ri, Hai-myeon,
Goseong. Both carnivorous and
herbivorous dinosaurs including the
tyrannosaurus rex presumably made
these numerous prehistoric vestiges.
Some fossil footprints are covered by
water when the tide is high but can
be seen clearly when the tide is out.
This area, together with sites in
Brazil and Canada, has one of the
world’s three largest concentrations
of dinosaur footprints.
ʲ: from N ambu Bus T erminal in Seoul
to Goseong (6 hrs.); for Deongmyeong-ri.
A visit to Cheonghakdong Village
ᆖጣ౶ is like a trip to the past.
The people live in thatched houses
and wear traditional Korean clothes;
visitors can observe the everyday life
of the village.
ʲ: Hadong-bound bus from N ambu
Bus T erminal in Seoul then a city bus to the
village ʟ: ӗ1,300
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Food
In Gyeo ngju, t o ur ist r est aur ant s ar e
co ncent r at ed alo ng t he sho r es o f Bo mun
Lake as w ell as near t he cent er o f t he
cit y. T her e yo u can enjo y t he t w o mo st
po pular dishes, bulgogi (beef mar inat ed
w it h so y sauce and o t her spices) and
haem ul jeongol (seafo o d casser o le) ser ved
w it h beopju, a w ine fer ment ed w it h
glut ino us r ice and her bs. Beopju is a
famo us pr o duct o f Gyeo ngju and
r eco mmended fo r t o ur ist s visit ing t his
r egio n.
A no t her r eco mmended r egio nal
specialt y is gim bap (seaso ned bo iled r ice
r o lled up w it h veget ables and meat in a
laver sheet ) fr o m t he T o ngyeo ng ar ea.
Shopping
Gyeo ngju, w her e amet hyst and t o paz
ar e mined, also has many st o r es selling
beaut ifully embr o ider ed it ems, ant ique
paint ings and t r adit io nal fo lk cr aft s. T he
st o r es can be fo und in t he do w nt o w n
ar ea o f Gyeo ngju and near Bulguksa
T emple. Sever al dut y-fr ee sho ps ar e also
lo cat ed in Bo mun Lake Reso r t .
D aegu, famo us fo r it s Yangnyeo ngsi
Mar ket dealing in r aw mat er ials fo r
K o r ean her bal medicine, also has many
specialt y sho ps.
T o ngyeo ng is r eno w ned fo r it s high-
qualit y najeonchilgi (lacquer w ar e inlaid
w it h mo t her -o f-pear l).
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Gunsan
૒ຮ
Bongdong
Muju
Muju
Samnye
Gimje
଀႞
Buan
(ิྦ)
Naesosa
Byeonsan
Beach
ตຮጄ༘အၿ
Byeonsan
Peninsula Nat’l Park
ตຮ෥౅૑൝લဴ
Chaeseokgang
ᅘ໐੧
Jeongeupႜၘ
Geumsansa
૵ຮຫ
Jeonju
႖჎
Deogyusan Nat’l Park
న၉ຮ૑൝લဴ
Jinan
Jangsu
Dongho
Beach
Gamami
Beach
Seonunsa
໓ဪຫ
Gochang
ધᅖ
Baegyangsa
෱࿅ຫ
Sunchang
༚ᅖ
Damyang
క࿅
Sosoewon
Damyang Bamboo
Museum క࿅჏ම෢මશ
Gwangju National
Museum
Gwanghallu
઼ዽള
Namwon
Hamyang
Maisan
Provincial Park
Gokseong
Silsangsa
ཇືຫ
Jirisan Nat’l Park
ხ൘ຮ૑൝લဴ
Naejangsan Nat’l Park
ஏၿຮ૑൝લဴ
Hwaeomsa
ጷ࿔ຫ
Ssanggyesa
བઢຫ
Seonamsa
໓ྭຫ
Gurye (ૐഖ)
Baeksu
Jangseong
Yeonggwang
Hongnong
Bulgapsa
ุ੣ຫ
Jido Naju
Muan
Jindo
(ჰ౅)
Haenam
ጄஆ
Hampyeong
Mudeungsan
ඳ౾ຮ
GWANGJU
઼჎
Oedaldo Beach
(ဘఐ౅ጄ༘အၿ)
Mokpo (ඛዅ)
Muwisa
National Maritime
Museum
Borimsa
Unjusa
Yeongam (࿱ྭ)
Wolchulsan
Nat’l Park
ဵᆖຮ૑൝લဴ
Gangjin (੧ჰ)
Jangheung
Boseong
(พໜ)
Suncheon
(༚ᅩ)
Hwasun
Songgwangsa
Nagan Eupseong
Folk Village
(୿ྦၘໜ)
Gwangyang
Hadong
Jindo Bridge
ჰ౅ఝો
Uhang-ri Dinosaur
Fossile Site
Daeheungsa
ఝ፹ຫ
Wando
ဋ౅
Dadohae Maritime
Nat’l Parkఋ౅ጄጄື૑൝લဴ
Dolsan
౉ຮ
Dolsan Bridge
౉ຮఝો
Yeosu
࿥༘
Odongdo
࿼౏౅
Goheung
(ધ፹)
Yulpo Beach
၌ዅጄ༘အၿ
Daejeon
Beach
Sorokdo Beach
໴ഛ౅ጄ༘အၿ
Narodo Beach
୾ച౅ጄ༘အၿ
Myeongsasimni
Beach඗ຫཊ൘ጄ༘အၿ
Daedeok
Daegu-myeon
Celadon Kiln Sites
ఝૐඓᅯၴ౅ဠხ
Dasanchodang
ఋຮᅾఙ
Muryangsa
Boryeong
Cheongyang
Seocheon
໏ᅩ
Hongdo Island
Gwanchoksa
શᅿຫ
Donghaksa
౏ዼຫ
Gapsa
੣ຫ
Buyeo
ิ࿥
Nonsan
ுຮ
Okcheon
࿽ᅩ
Gyeryongsan Nat’l Park
ઢലຮ૑൝લဴ Daecheongho
Lake ఝᅯጭ
DAEJEON
ఝ႖
Geumsan
Hamyeol
Iksan
ၧຮ
ஏ໴ຫ
ൠၦຮ౅൝લဴ
ዻ౏
໽઼ຫ
ဪ჎ຫ
ஆጄ
ጼጄ
JEOLLABUK-DO
JEOLLANAM-DO
he southwestern area of
Korea is rich in fertile rice
paddies; it is often called the
granary of Korea. The
farmland slopes gently down to the
coast and the jagged coastline is
indented with many small harbors.
Midway along the Honam
Expressway is Jeonju Ⴝჵ .
Here you can find shops specializing
in Korea’s traditional mulberry
paper, hanji. Hanji is used in
calligraphy and in making
umbrellas, fans, and other items.
Jeonju is also famous for its
bibimbap (a large bowl of steamed
rice mixed with vegetables and
minced meat). Don’t leave Jeonju
without tasting it.
From Seoul to JeonjuŎ
3 hrs. by train (Saemaeulho); 3 hrs.
by bus
Mt. Maisan Provincial Park ඇႍ໕
( ȭ 063- 433-3313) lies east of
Jeonju. Because of the resemblance of
the two mountain peaks to the ears of
a horse, the mountain is called Maisan
( ŗHorse Ears MountainŘ).
At Tapsa Temple on the foot of
the mountain, there are some 80
pagodas, some up to 10 meters tall,
made of stones. People say about
100 years ago a monk living in
seclusion erected these pagodas as a
prayer for peace. They still stand
today, unaffected by the wind
however strong it may be, creating
an interesting monument
to Buddhism.
ʪ: 30 km (18 miles) east of Jeonju
ʲ: 50 min. from Jeonju ʟ: ˴1,400
The lovely Geumsansa Temple is
about 20 miles southwest of Jeonju.
South of the temple are Mt.
Naejangsan National Park ஶႦ໕
(ȭ063-538-7875) and
Baegyangsa Temple ธ࿬໒ ,
which dates back to the 7th century.
The national park is especially scenic
in the fall with its autumn foliage.
ʪ: South of Jeonju ʲ: 40 min. from
Jeongeup (1 hr. from Jeonju to Jeongeup)
ʟ: ˴2,600
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Jirisan National Park. The town is
famous as the home of Chunhyang,
a legendary faithful maiden.
The pansori Chunhyangga, a Korean
traditional narrative song adapted
from the original story, is often
performed in Korea.
ʪ: Southeast of Jeonju ʲ: 3 hrs. and
50 min. from Seoul; 1 hr. and 20 min.
from Jeonju
Mt. Jirisan National Park ᄕൿ໕
(ȭ061-783-9100/2) is South
Korea’s second-highest mountain,
after Hallasan on Jejudo. It is vast in
area and its peaks, including the
1,915-meter Cheonwangbong,
stretch across three provinces:
Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do and
Gyeongsangnam-do. The park
contains some majestic mountains
but it is advisable that only climbers
with proper equipment and plenty of
experience should attempt to climb
the peaks in this area. With streams
running through thick virgin forests
and a sea of clouds covering the
summits, Jirisan offers magnificent
scenery. The foot of the mountain is
dotted with many Buddhist temples
including Hwaeomsa and many
remains of the past.
ʪ: East of N amwon ʲ: 1 hr. from
N amwon; 1 hr. and 30 min. from
Gwangju ʟ: ˴3,000
Hwaeomsa Temple ፞࿻໒ ,
founded in A.D. 544, is the largest
and most renowned among the
seven major temples in Jirisan. The
original structure was burned down
and the current temple was
reconstructed in 1606. A number of
the treasures have been preserved,
such as Gakhwangjeon, a
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Gwangju ૣჵ lies four hours
south of Seoul by car or train. For
centuries it has been the
administrative, economic and
educational center for the area
including Jeollanam-do province. It is
famous for its Kimchi Festival in
October and Gwangju Biennale.
From Seoul to Gwangju Ŏ
45 min. by air; 3 hrs. and 50 min. by train
(Saemaeulho); 3 hrs. and 55 min. by bus
Gwangju National Museum
(ȭ062-571-7111), north of
downtown Gwangju, was built in
1978 to house the contents of a 600-
year-old Chinese merchant
shipwreck discovered in 1976 in the
sea off Sinan. The salvaged articles
included some from the Song and
Yuan Dynasties of China. In
addition, prehistoric remains of the
Gwangju area, relics from the Baekje
Kingdom (18 B.C.ōA.D. 660),
archeological artifacts, paintings and
other works of art are also on display
at this museum.
ʪ: N orthern Gwangju ʦ: 09:00ō18:00
(09:00ō17:00, N ov.ōFeb.)
ʟ: ˴400 ʡ: Mon.
Mt. Mudeungsan, southeast of
downtown Gwangju, hovers over the
city like a guardian. It is famous for
its watermelon (Mudeungsan subak)
and for chunseolcha tea. The
chunseolcha tea is made from soft
buds that emerge from the snow in
early spring.
Damyang ఼࿬ , 22 km (13
miles) north of Gwangju, is the
center of bamboo cultivation and
craftsmanship. This area produces
large quantities of quality bamboo
furniture, household items, and
artwork. Bamboo markets are held
every fifth day in Damyang.
ʪ: N orth of Gwangju ʲ: 30 min. from
Gwangju
Damyang Bamboo Museum ఼࿬ჶෟ
ฉෟ૝ (ȭ061-380-3358), the
only museum of its kind in the
world, exhibits a total of 1,150
antique and modern works of
bambooware from the Damyang
area, as well as from foreign countries.
The museum also houses a gift shop
that sells new bamboo items.
Soswaewon ༛༫ၛ is a mid-
Joseon style garden. At the entrance
is a fantastic bamboo forest. Clean
water runs under a wall, over the
rocks and falls into pond. Beside the
ravine there stand small summer-
houses. Best seasons are from May to
October.
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A rare natural phenomenon takes
place on Jindo ᄗ౬ , an island
south of Mokpo. Twice a year an
extremely low tide creates a land-
bridge, making it possible to walk
from Jindo to a small neighboring
island. This occasion is known to
many as Korea’s “Moses’ Miracle.”
ʪ: 120 km (72 miles) south of Mokpo
ʲ: 2 hrs. and 30 min. from Gwangju;
2 hrs. from Mokpo
Uhang-ri Dinosaur Fossil Site ၏ጪൿ
૙൙፞໷ᄕ (ȭ061-530-5229)
including about 1,000 of the worldŖs
oldest fossilized footprints of web-
footed birds, about 300 footprints of
huge flying dinosaurs, and about 500
other vivid footprints of dinosaurs
from the same period. All discovered
along the seashore in Uhang-ri,
Hwangsan-myeon, Haenam-gun.
The dinosaur group presumably
inhabited this area about 83 million
years ago during the Cretaceous
period of the Mesozoic era. Some
pterosaur footprints here are 30 cm
long, the largest in the world.
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus T erminal to
Haenam (5 hrs. 30 min.); to Hwangsan-
myeon (30 min.); ride a taxi to the site.
Daegu-myeon in Gangjin ઎ᄗ ,
is a time-honored home of celadon
art and currently the largest Goryeo
celadon production site, with over
180 kilns and about 5,000 pieces of
celadon produced there each year.
The Gangjin Celadon Cultural
Festival is held in mid-August each
year.
Naganeupsong Folk Village ஦࿍ၿ༃
, is unique in that 108
households are actually leading their
lives inside ancient fortress walls.
Every year in October, a huge food
festival is held featuring hundreds of
traditional
Korean delicacies.
ʲ: train to Suncheon, then a city bus for
the village
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Food
Jeo nju, t he bir t hplace o f bibim bap
(co o ked r ice w it h asso r t ed gr eens), is
ver y pr o ud o f it s culinar y r eput at io n,
and t her e is a saying t hat go es, “ W hen it
co mes t o fo o d, co unt Jeo nju fir st .”
Yo u can also enjo y k ongnam ulguk
(bean-spr o ut so up) and guk bap (r ice and
meat so up), w hich ar e as po pular as
bibim bap.
N amw o n is famo us fo r it s chueot ang
(mudfish so up),
w hile seafo o d is
t he mo st
po pular in
t he co ast al
r egio n. In
Mo kpo and
Yeo su, adjacent t o t he H allyeo Mar it ime
and D ado hae Mar it ime N at io nal Par ks,
dishes o f o ct o pus, flat fish, scallo ps,
yello w t ail and o t her seafo o d can be
enjo yed all year r o und.
Shopping
Jeo nju is famo us fo r it s fans and hanji
(K o r ean paper ). H anji, made fr o m
mulber r y t r ees, is pr o duced by an
ancient pr o cess handed do w n fr o m
ancest o r s o ver hundr eds o f year s.
Gw angju has bambo o fo lk cr aft it ems
made in near by D amyang, as w ell as
chunseolcha, gr een t ea fr o m near by
Mt . Mudeungsan. Fo r t ea-lo ver s,
Bo seo ng, lo cat ed bet w een Mo kpo and
Yeo su, is an abso lut e must t o visit .
Jind o’s ŗM ose sŖM ira c le Ř
representative Korean wooden
building, and Daeungjeon, which is
famous for its construction without
the use of nails. The cherry blossoms
and maple trees add to the
outstanding scenery of this region.
Songgwangsa Temple ༤ૣ໒
(ȭ061-755-0107) to the southwest,
is one of the country’s largest
temples. Founded in Silla times,
it became a center for Zen Buddhism
in the 12th century.
ʪ: Southeast of Gwangju ʲ: 1 hr. and
30 min. from Gwangju ʟ: ˴2,300
Unjusa Temple ၑჵ໒ (ȭ061-
374-0660) is situated 30 km
southwest of the town of Hwasun-
eup. It was built by the great
Buddhist monk Doseonguksa during
the Unified Silla period (A.D. 676ō
935). Eighteen pagodas and 80
statues of Buddha in and around the
temple are all that remain of the
1,000 Buddhas and 1,000 pagodas
that once belonged to this temple.
According to the traditional theory
of geomancy, the Korean peninsula
was thought of as being unbalanced
and in danger of capsizing because
there were fewer mountains in
Honam, the southwestern area than in
Yeongnam, the southeastern part. To
prevent such a disaster, it is said,
thousands of statues of Buddha and
thousands of pagodas were erected at
temples in the southwestern part of
the peninsula.
ʪ: 40 km (24 miles) southwest of Gwangju
ʲ: 1hr. and 30 min. from Gwangju
ʟ: ˴1,300
Mokpo ෂዬ , a port city at the
southwest corner of the peninsula, is
noted for its fine seafood. Hydrofoils
ply the waters between Mokpo and
Hongdo Island.
Hongdo ፜౬ , with its
unusual rock formations, is
an especially favored
destination for
photographers.
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Dolsot bibimba p
Unjusa Te mple
Songgwa ngsa Te mple
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Jeju City Ⴥჵཪ , located along
the central north shore, has an
international airport and is the
island’s main tourist center.
Western-style hotels and numerous
Korean inns are located in the city
center.
From Seoul to Jeju ––
1 hr. by air ; 11 hrs. from Busan by ferry
Yongduam Rock ၎ಅ࿔ , all
unusual lava formation, lies on the
coast just west of Jeju City. The
basalt dragon’s head with its open
mouth is one of Jeju-do’s popular
tourist sites.
Tamna Mok Sok Won ෂ໷ၛ
(ȭ064-702-0203) is a special
garden that displays artistically
shaped natural stones and dried tree
roots.
ʲ: 20 min. from the 1st Cross-Island
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The Jeju Folklore Museum Ⴥჵ෽༜ฉ
ෟ૝ has a fine collection that
preserves the island’s unique
customs.
The Jeju Folklore and Natural
History Museum Ⴥჵ෽༜ႛဏ໒ฉෟ૝
(ȭ064-722-2465) features a
significant collection of folkcrafts,
tools and equipment, as well as
plants, animals and minerals native
to Jeju Island.
ʲ: 2 min. from Samseonghyeol
ʦ: 08:30ō18:30 (08:30ō17:30, Nov. ōFeb.)
ʟ: ӗ1,470 ʡ: T welve days, including
Lunar N ew Year and chuseok
Mt. Hallasan ጤഈ໕ (ȭ064-
742-3084), a long-extinct volcano,
towers over the island. Below it are
fertile fields, forests, quaint villages
and fine hotels near white sandy
beaches. The Cross-Island Highway
passes over the lower slopes of Mt.
Hallasan. The snow-covered peak of
the extinct volcano poking through
brooding clouds is visible from
nearly every point on the island. The
mountain soars to 1,950 meters above
sea level, making it the nation’s
highest.
ʲ: 1st or 2nd Cross-Island Highway
ʟ: ӗ1,300
Sangumburi Crater ໕૿๛ൿ ȭ
064-783-9900) is one of the three
major craters on the island, the other
two being Baengnokdam Lake at the
summit of Mt. Hallasan and
the Sunrise Peak at Seongsanpo.
Sangumburi Crater is about 2 km in
circumference and covers an area of
298,000 m
2
. This crater is home to
some 420 different species of
subtropical, temperate and alpine
plants, so botanists call it a “floral
treasure house.” It is best viewed in
summer or fall.
ʪ: East of Mt. Hallasan ʲ: 35 min.
from Jeju ʦ: 08:30ō18:00 (08:30ō17:00,
N ov.ōFeb.) ʟ: ӗ2,000
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eju-do, or Jeju Island, one of the nine provinces of Korea, is only an
hour’s flight south of Seoul. There are direct flights from Tokyo,
Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Shanghai and Hong Kong. You can also
reach Jeju-do by ferry from Busan, Wando, or Mokpo.
As a result of its isolated location and romantic tropical image, Jeju-do has
become a favorite retreat with honeymooners and tourists.
The island has a mild marine climate. It has four distinct seasons and an
average yearly temperature of 15ŪC (60ŪF). In summer, temperatures range
from 22ŪC (72ŪF) to 26ŪC (80ŪF).
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Pyoseon
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Jeju
Folk Village
Jeju
SEOGWIPO ໏૥ዅ
Jeongbang
Fallsႜ෮዆ዅ
Namwon
Cheonjeyeon
Falls ᅩ႞࿨዆ዅ
Hendrik
Hamel Monument
Cheonjiyeon
Falls ᅩხ࿨዆ዅ
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Jungmun
თබ Daejeong
Sanbanggulsa
Temple
Hyeopjae
Beach
ጥႁጄ༘အၿ
Hyeopjae Cave
ጥႁ૔
Gwakji
Beach
Hallim
Isidore Ranch
Hallim Park
Bunjae Artpia
(ึႁྤቼዳྤ)
Paradise
Pinx
Daeyoo Hunting Ground
(ఝ၉༘ഒၿ)
Jeju Int’l Airport
႞჎૑႞લጃ
Tamna Mok Sok Won
ඛ໐ဴ
Samseonghyeol ຳໜጣ
Sancheondan ຮᅩఎ
Jungmun
Resort
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Gugugok Valley
Ora
Anti-Mongol
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Jeju Folklore &
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႞჎ූ໵ၴ࿨ຫ෢මશ
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Beach
Jocheon
Gimnyeongsagul
Cave ଀஻ຫ૔
Gujwa
Seongsan
Bijarim
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Manjanggul Cave
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Seongeup Folk Village ༃ၿ෽༜ඇၼ
, about 35 km (21 miles)
southeast of Jeju City, has been
designated as a Folklore Preservation
Zone. Here you can meet the
friendly island people who still live
behind stone courtyard walls in
thatched-roof rock homes.
ʪ: Southeast of Sangumburi Crater
ʲ: 60 min. from Jeju
Manjanggul Cave ඉႦૻ (ȭ
064-783-4818) is situated on the
northeast coast. At 13.4 km (8.4
miles), it is the longest lava tube in
the world.
ʲ: 50 min. from Jeju
ʦ: 09:00ō19:00 (09:00ō18:00, N ov.ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ2,200
Seongsanpo ༃໕ዬ , (ȭ064-
783-0959) which means Fortress
Mountain Port, is a small village on
the island’s eastern tip. The name
describes the unusual volcanic cone
which dominates the area.
This cone, known as Ilchulbong or
Sunrise Peak, is one of 360 parasitic
volcanos that dot the island.
A trail leads up to the western edge
of the crater, and scales its steep
slope. A climb up this narrow trail
rewards the climber with a most
spectacular view. At sunrise, the
scene is unbelievably beautiful.
ʲ: 1 hr. 10 min. from Seogwipo or Jeju
Intœl Airport ʦ: 05:00 to sunset
ʟ: ӗ2,200
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Jeju-doœs Unique Features
T w o o f t he island’s lo ngst anding symbo ls ar e t he dolhar ubang
and t he haenyeo. D olharubang, “ st o ne
gr andfat her ,” can be seen
ever yw her e. T hey ar e black lava
st at ues o f a kindly o ld man. In t he
o ld days t hey w er e co nsider ed
guar dian deit ies, but no w t hey
ar e o bject s fo r t he t o ur ist s’
camer as. Replicas ar e so ld in
so uvenir sho ps and ar e available
in var io us sizes, r anging fr o m
o ne inch t o bigger t han life size.
H aenyeo ar e t he island’s diving w o men. D ur ing
go o d w eat her t hey can st ill be seen bo bbing just
o ffsho r e, diving t o t he o cean flo o r fo r sea ur chins, shellfish,
o ct o pus, et c.
Seogwipo ໶ଌዬ , the primary
city of the south coast, is easily
accessible from Jeju City by road.
Seogwipo is a fishing port with
lovely waterfalls and fine hotels.
Jungmun Resort ჾෝవᄕ is a
20-minute drive west of downtown
Seogwipo. An integrated tourism
and recreation center, it is situated
near the beautiful Cheonjeyeon Falls
and clean white beaches. Various
sport, recreational and
accommodation facilities are being
built in the 1.7 million sq. meter
(420 acre) area. Already open are
deluxe hotels, a golf course, an
oceanarium, a botanical garden, a
shopping complex, a traditional-style
fishing village-cum-hotel, a windmill
and park, a tourist information
center and many other facilities.
ʲ: 1 hr. from Jeju Int’l Airport; 20 min.
from Seogwipo. Airport limousine buses link
Jeju Int’l Airport with Jungmun Resort,
operating every 15 min. and charging a one-
way fare of ӗ3,000.
Daeyoo Hunting Ground ౄၰ༿ഹႦ
(ȳ064-738-0500) is just 2 km
north of Jungmun Resort. The only
private hunting area in Asia, it
extends over about 3,305,000 square
meters, and the newest sporting guns
are available.
ʲ: 40 min. from Seogwipo
ʦ: 09:00ō18:30
The Marina Submarine Tour ඇൿ஥
Ⴂ༿ጧ૝ૣ(ȳ064-732-6060; e-mail:
daekuk@submarine.co.kr ) enables
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you to see the 30 ӹ 35-m-deep
underwater world around Munseom
Islet ӹ various subtropical
underwater species such as corals and
starfish, and show of divers with
graceful schools of fish. Off
Seogwipo are other small islands,
too, famous for fishing, as well as
gorgeous underwater scenes and
seascapes.
ʲ: T ake a limousine bus N o. 600 at Jeju
International Airport to Seogwipo (1 hr. 20
min.). Once in Seogwipo, call ȳ732-6060 for
the shuttle. ʟ: ӗ51,000 (reservation
recommended) ʦ: 07:20ō17:45 (launch at
45-min. intervals)
Sanbanggulsa ໕ตૻ໒ ȳ064-
794-2940) is a natural grotto located
halfway up the steep slopes of Mt.
Sanbangsan on the southwest coast.
Reputed to be one of the twelve
most famous sights on the island, the
view from the grotto over the coastal
fields and offshore waters is
spectacular.
The rocks on the Yongmeori coast
below Sanbanggulsa also provide a
fascinating view.
ʲ: 20 min. from Jungmun Resort
ʦ: 08:00ō19:00 (08:00ō17:30, N ov.ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ2,200
Hallim ጤඃ is the west coast’s
major fishing center. Visitors to the
Hallim Weavers’ Village are
welcome to survey the wool
processing, from the shearing of the
sheep to the delicate handicraft that
creates shawls and blankets.
Hyeopjae Beach ፌჅጫ༿၈Ⴆ and
Hyeopjaegul Cave ፌჅૻ (ȳ
064-796-0001) are two well-known
tourist sites on the southern outskirts
of Hallim. The cave contains
awesome light colored stalactites and
stalagmites, formed as winds blew
calcium-rich sand over the ground
and rainwater carried the calcium
down into the black lava cave.
ʲ: 50 min. from Jeju City
ʦ: 08:30ō19:00 (08:30ō17:30, N ov.ō
Feb.) ʟ: ӗ4,000 (for the cave)
Hendrik Hamel Monument ጢ඲ଡ௟
๾ was built in honor of a Dutch
sailor who was shipwrecked on Jeju
Island in 1653 with 37 of his
shipmates. He spent 13 years in
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Korea before he managed to make
his way back to the Netherlands.
He was the first Westerner to write
a record of his travels in Korea. (For
English translation of his works, see
www.henny-savenije.demon.nl.)
The monument was built below
Sanbanggulsa at the place where he
came ashore.
The Bunjae Artpia ๝Ⴈလགྷၛ (ȳ
064-772-3701; www.punjae.com) is
the only park in Korea specializing in
potted plant cultivation and garden
plants, and the largest of its kind in
the world. Aside from small potted
plants, the park contains more than
1,000 specimens and displays over
700 of them daily. Chinese President
Jiang Zemin visited here in
November 1995.
ʲ: from Jeju Intercity Bus T erminal to
Sinchang (1 hr. 30 min); to the park (25
min.). ʦ: 08:00ō22:00 (08:30ō18:00,
N ov.ōApr.) ʟ: ӗ5,000
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Food
Visit o r s t o Jeju-do enjo y fr esh seafo o d
such as abalo ne co llect ed by t he famo us
w o men diver s o f t he island. Seafo o d
specialt ies such as jeonbok juk (abalo ne
po r r idge) and ok dom gui (br o iled sea
br eam) ar e available at sever al
r est aur ant s in Seo gw ipo and Jeju C it y.
Fo r dr ink, H allasan So ju is ver y po pular .
Shopping
In Jeju-do , lo cal pr o duct s such as
dolhar ubang (st o ne gr andfat her ), simple
fo lk cr aft it ems and mar ine pr o duct s
ar e t he mo st po pular so uvenir s.
T her e ar e sever al dut y-fr ee sho ps in
Jeju C it y and o ne in Jungmun Reso r t .
A lmo st ever y cit y and t o w n o n Jeju
Island has st o r es selling leat her go o ds
and clo t hes.
Hye opja e Be a c h Hye opja e Be a c h
Sa nb a ng g ulsa
Ud o Isla nd
Food a nd Shopping in J e ju Isla nd
Korean Food 106
Traditional Sports & Games 108
Recreation 110
- Theaters with Regular Korean Traditional Performances
- Movie Theaters
- Nightclubs
- Bars and Beer Halls
- Casinos
- Jazz Clubs
- Dinner Theaters in Seoul
Shopping 116
- Popular Buys in Korea
- Special Shopping Areas in Seoul
- Duty-Free Shops
- Famous Markets Outside Seoul
- Shopping Tips
Seasonal Attractions 124
Golf Courses 131
National Parks 132
Museums 136
Festivals 138
Speci al
I nt er est s
i n Kor ea
Speci al
I nt er est s
i n Kor ea
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orean cuisine provides
unique aromas and tastes for
visitors to savor. In addition
to being highly nutritious,
Korean food is also low in calories,
being made chiefly of a wide variety
of vegetables. Seasonings include
garlic, red pepper, scallions, soy
sauce, fermented bean paste, ginger,
and sesame oil.
Visitors cannot really say they have
been to Korea if they have not tasted kimchi, the internationally famous
cabbage dish fermented usually with chili pepper. Koreans eat it at almost
every meal. There are actually dozens of different varieties of kimchi, including
some not spicy at all, but some is very pungent indeed.
Dishes more familiar to the Western palate will be galbi and bulgogi. These
two meat dishes, either pork or beef, are always served at Korean dinner
parties. Galbi is ribs; bulgogi thin strips marinated then grilled. Neither is
particularly spicy and, if cooked at your table over a charcoal fire it resembles a
barbecue.
Other popular Korean dishes are bibimbap (a mixture of rice, vegetables,
egg, and chili sauce), doenjangjjigae (a thick soup made from fermented bean
paste and vegetables, eaten with rice), naengmyeon (chewy noodles eaten in a
cold broth, popular in summer) and samgyetang (stewed whole chicken stuffed
with rice and ginseng, excellent for your health).
For more information, the visitor should pick up “The Wonderful World of
Korean Food ” brochure at KNTO’s Tourist Information Center or view it
on-line at www.english.tour2korea.com/food/index.htm.
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Kor ean Food Kor ean Food
̴ Deungsim Gui ಥ཰૷ႍ
Barbecued sirloin, broiled at the table,
then cut in bites and dipped in salt and
sesame oil.
̵ Samgyeopsal ໚ૄ໗
Barbecued bacon-type pork. It is dipped
in sesame oil and salt, or wrapped in a
lettuce or sesame leaf with soybean
paste, fine strips of green onion and garlic
to fit oneŖs taste.
̶ Seolleongtang ໼പቘ
Hot bland soup made by boiling down
beef bone and meat. Salt, green onion,
and black pepper are added at the table
to taste.
̷Kalguksu ᇧ૸༿
Hand-rolled noodles in beef or chicken
broth. Not spicy.
̸Mul Naengmyeon ෟாය
Buckwheat flour noodles served in chilled
beef broth with sliced meat and
vegetables. Slightly tangy.
̹ Manduguk ඉಅ૸
Bland dumpling soup with meat broth.
Dumplings are filled with a combination of
meat and vegetables.
̺Haemul Jeongol ጫෟႽ૒
Very spicy seafood casserole. Squid,
octopus, shrimp, clams, etc., are used as
ingredients.
̻ Jangeo Gui Ⴆ࿳૷ႍ
Eel broiled with a sweet and tangy sauce.
̼ Galbi Gui આ๾૷ႍ
Marinated beef ribs, charbroiled.
̽Ssambap Jeongsik ེณჃཫ
Vegetable bundle with boiled rice inside.
Lettuce, parboiled sea-tangle, garland
chrysanthemum, cabbage, parboiled
pumpkin leaves, sesame leaves, etc., are
used for wrapping boiled rice or barley.
Not spicy, unless dipped in seasoned
soybean paste or red pepper paste at the
table.
̾Yangnyeom Tongdak ࿬௟ኂస
Roast chicken coated with sweet, tangy
sauce.
̿ Pajeon ኹႽ
Pancake fried with green onion, sea foods
and mushrooms. Not spicy.
̀Beoseot Jeongol ล༁Ⴝ૒
Mushroom casserole with beef and
various mushrooms.
́ Sundubu Jjigae ཁಅ๛ᅫઔ
Soft bean curd stew with clams, beef or
pork. Quite spicy.
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Korean Table Manners
Traditionally, Korean food is not
served in courses, but instead is
all placed on the table at the
same time. This style is called
hanjeongsik. There is no set
order to eat the food, just
according to personal
preference. As there are usually
several “communal” dishes, the
guest is not obliged to clean his
or her plate.
The main dish is almost
always accompanied by rice
(bap), soup (guk), kimchi, and several side dishes (banchan), all included in the
price. Koreans eat their rice and soup with a spoon, and side dishes with
chopsticks.
Do not leave the spoon or chopsticks stuck into the rice. This is a ceremonial
act done only at an altar honoring a deceased person.
Korea travel guide
Tr adi t i onal Spor t s & Games Tr adi t i onal Spor t s & Games
Traditional Sports
Ssireum
Ssireum is one of the traditional Korean
sports passed down from ancient times.
A ssireum match begins with two men
grasping each other’s satba or waist cord.
The one who throws the other to the
ground or out of the ring by using his
power and skill wins the match.
Today, ssireum is a very popular
spectator sport among men and
women, young and old, and many
competitions are held every year.
Taekwondo
Taekwondo originated in Korea and
is now officially recognized around
the world. It is a whole-body sport
which uses the arms and legs in
particular. It is not only a martial art
for self-defense, but it is also a means
of cultivating one’s own character
through the training of body and
mind.
Taekwondo is now an official
Olympic sport since the 2000 Sydney
Olympics.
Archery
Archery is a traditional martial art, as
well as a game. Since ancient Korean
times, archery has been regarded as an
important skill and has been handed
down as a noble sport.
Traditional Games
Kite-flying
Kite-flying is a traditional
folk game. A square-
shaped yeon (kite) is
made by putting a
cross of
bamboo
sticks on a
changhoji
paper and
sewing them
down.
Kite-flying is
very popular,
especially on traditional holidays
such as Lunar New Year’s Day or
other folk festival days. Kite-flying
championships are held in many
cities.
Neolttwigi (Seesaw)
N eolttwigi is a traditional folk game
for women. Like a Western seesaw, a
long piece of board is placed with its
center supported by rigid piles of
straw. It is played by two persons
taking turns jumping on their end of
the board. It is enjoyed on
traditional holidays such as Lunar
New Year’s Day, Chuseok and
Dano.
Geunettwigi (Swing)
Geunettwigi is another of the
folk games for women along
with neolttwigi and is also a
traditional game enjoyed on
Dano. Geune, a Korean
swing, is made by tying two
ropes connected with a
stepping board to a very high tree
branch or a log placed across two
poles. A woman can swing far and
high on this long geune.
Geunettwigi is a common folk
game easily enjoyed nationwide by
anyone, regardless of age.
Baduk
Baduk is a board game played
between two persons, called go in
Japanese and played professionally
throughout the Far East and around
the world. It is played by taking
turns at placing black and white
stones on a baduk board. It is more
complex than chess.
Janggi
Janggi is similar to chess played on a
board with several pieces of wood or
plastic on which Chinese letters are
inscribed. Watching the play, chess
players will recognize the king,
pawns, horses and rooks, but
elephant and cannon will be new.
As is baduk, this is a game
of strategy and tactics.
Yutnori (Four-stick game)
Yutnori, one of the numerous folk
games played in January of the lunar
calendar, is unique and native to
Korea. Yut is one of the play terms
of this game (do, gae, geol, yut and
mo) meaning “four.” Resembling
parchisi but played in two teams,
tokens are moved around a board
according to the toss of the sticks.
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orean people are big sports fans. During the past 20 years, Korea has
hosted many international sports events including the 1988 Seoul
Olympic Games, and has achieved excellent results in various sports
competitions.
In addition to modern sports events such as international championships
and winter sports competitions, Koreans have many unique and interesting
traditional folk games and sporting events inherited from their ancestors.
These are held on folk festivals such as Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok
(Korean Thanksgiving Day) or Dano (the fifth day of the fifth lunar month).
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orea’s lively entertainment scene
successfully blends traditional culture
with the ever-increasing influences of
foreign countries. There are many
choices, from night clubs to classical concerts
to casinos. Popular places for an evening out
are the Myeong-dong, Itaewon, or
Apgujeong-dong districts of Seoul.
For information about
current exhibitions,
concerts and movies, a
visitor should read one of
the English language dailies
or pick up various
magazines including a
“Seoul Scope” brochure at
KNTO’s Tourist
Information Center or click
on www.tour2korea.com.
Recr eat i on Recr eat i on
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In Seoul
Nori Madang of Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi-do
Features Farmers' percussion music and dance, tight-rope walking, traditional wedding
ceremony (residence No. 9, March˅November), etc.
Time 11:00 and 15:00 (14:00 in winter months)
Enquiries Tel: (031) 286 - 2116/7, Fax: (031) 286 - 4051, www.koreanfolk.co.kr
Transportation Take a city bus No. 37 or shuttle bus from Suwon Station to the Korean Folk Village in
Yongin
Note Admission to the Korean Folk Village: ˴8,500 for adults
Inheritance Hall of the Hahoe Byeolsingut Talnori in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Features Hahoe Byeolsingut Talnori, mask dance drama played after the communal shaman rite
Time 15:00, every Sunday, March˅November (Saturday is added from May to October.)
Enquiries Tel: (054) 854 - 3664, Fax: (054) 856 - 3664
Transportation Cheongnyangni Station׿Andong Station, then take a city bus No. 46 to Hahoe Village
Bomun Amphitheater in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Features Scholar dance, fan dance, spiritual-cleansing dance, gayageum ensemble, songs
of wayfaring beggars, etc.
Time - April: 14:30, everyday excluding Wednesday
- May to June: 20:30, every Saturday, Sunday, public holiday
- July to October: 20:30 everyday excluding Wednesday
- November: 14:30, every Saturday, Sunday, public holiday
Enquiries Tel: (054) 740 - 7330/2, Fax: (054) 740 - 7334
Transportation Seoul Express Bus Terminal ƊGyeongju, take a city bus No. 10 and get off at Yukbuchon
Busan Cultural Center in Busan
Features Korean traditional music and dance performance
Time 16:00, every Saturday
Admission Free
Enquiries Tel: (051) 607 - 6070 / 3, Fax: (051) 625 - 8138
Transportation Seoul Station Ɗ Busan, take a city bus No.134 to the center
Namwon, Jeollabuk-do
Venue Gwanghallu Pavilion Namwon Sightseeing Complex (open-air stage)
Time 14:00, every Saturday 20:00, every Tues, Thurs and Saturday,
April˅June, and Oct . July˅September
Admission Free
Enquiries Tel: (063) 620 - 6483, Fax: (063) 620 - 6535
Transportation Seoul Station ƊNamwon Station, and then a 5-minute ride by taxi
Jindo Regional Culture Center in Jindo Island, Jeollanam-do
Features Ssitgimgut* , Dasiraegi* , Jindo Manga* , Namdo Deullorae* , etc.
Time 17:00, every Saturday, April˅October
Enquiries Tel: (061) 540 - 3226, Fax: (061) 544 - 0420
Transportation Seoul Express Bus Terminal ƊGwangju, take an express bus to Jindo Bus
Terminal, then a 5-minute walk.
Chongdong Theater
Time 20:00, every day except Mon.
Admission ˴20,000 for A Seats, ˴30,000 for S Seats
Enquiries Tel: (02) 773 - 8960, Fax: (02) 773 - 8964, www.chongdong.com
Transportation Behind Deoksugung Palace, a 5-minute walk from City Hall Station on Subway
Lines 1 and 2
National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts
Time - Ye-ak dang (main hall): 17:00, every Saturday, February˅December
- U-myon dang (small hall): 15:00, 3rd Saturday, April˅June and September˅
November
Admission ˴8,000
Enquiries Tel: (02) 580 - 3042, Fax: (02) 580 - 3045, www.ncktpa.go.kr
Transportation Next to the Seoul Arts Center, a 10-minute walk from Nambu Bus Terminal Station
on Subway Line 3
Small Hall of the National Theater
Time 15:00, last Saturday monthly (full-length pansori)
Admission ˴20,000
Enquiries Tel: (02) 2274-1151, Fax: (02) 2274 - 0105, www.ntok.go.kr
Transportation A 15-minute walk from Exit 6 of Dongguk Univ. Station on Subway Line 3
Seoul Nori Madang (outdoor amphitheater)
Time Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays; April to October (14:00 or 17:00 depending
on seasons)
Admission Free
Enquiries Tel: (02) 410 - 3410/3
Transportation Behind Lotte World, a 10-minute walk from Jamsil Station on Subway Line 2
* Ssi tgi mgut: the shamani sti c ri te for the spi ri tual cleansi ng of the dead
* Dasi raegi : the entertai nment for mourners performed the ni ght
before a buri al, i n order to allevi ate the bereaved fami ly' s gri ef
through humor
* Ji ndo Manga: the pallbearers' di rge sung as they
carry a coffi n
* N amdo Deullorae: the farmi ng song sung i n the ri ce
paddi es of the southwestern regi on
In Other Areas
Theaters with Regular Korean Traditional Performances
ightclubs are located in hotels and are somewhat expensive, but
there are many less expensive nightclubs, particularly in the
Gangnam and Itaewon areas, the latter catering to a largely
foreign clientele. N
Bars and Beer Halls
ou can enjoy Korean
drinks such as soju
(distilled liquor) and
makgeolli (thick,
unrefined liquor fermented
from grain) with the local
residents at a minsokjujeom, a
Korean-style bar, as well as at
street pubs, called
pojangmacha, which often run
all night long.
You can also find many good-quality beer halls decorated in a European
style. Customers are expected to order a dish of snacks or food with their
drink. Although often crowded and nosy, they are nice places to experience
the local atmosphere.
If you prefer not to go out, there is usually in-house entertainment at the
major hotels, for example, excellent lobby lounges and cocktail bars,
nightclubs, dinner theaters, etc., relatively expensive.
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Casinos
hese classy spaces, open
round-the-clock, offer
entertainment and
excitement to the hunters of
lady luck. Except Kangwon Land,
casinos are open exclusively to
foreigners and include roulette,
craps, blackjack, baccarat and
scores of slot machines. Most
tourist hotels also have a game
room, primarily devoted to slot
machines.
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Movie Theaters
orea’s movie industry is growing
rapidly, and some of its films have
achieved international acclaim.
Foreign films, many from the
United States, are very popular among
Koreans. These films are subtitled in
Korean, not dubbed, so the foreign visitor
can easily enjoy an evening, or even a
morning, at the movies.
Films usually run continuously from
about 11:00 daily.
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Central 6 B1 level, Central City, Banpo-dong Seocho-gu (02)6282-1900
CGV Kangbyon 11 10th Fl., Techno Mart, Guui-dong, Gwangjin-gu (02)3424-1600
Cine Core 5-10, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu (02)2285-2090
Cine House 91-6, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu (02)711-2787
City 816, Yeoksam 1-dong, Gangnam-gu (02)561-3388
Core Art Hall 13-13, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu (02)739-9933
Dan Sung Sa 56, Myo-dong, Jongno-gu (02)766-0505
Hollywood 284-6, Nagwon-dong, Jongno-gu (02)745-1900
Lotte World 40-1, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu (02)417-0211/3
Megabox Cineplex Coex Mall, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu (02)6002-1200
MMC 10th Fl., Freya Town, Euljiro 6-ga, Jung-gu (02)2269-9111
Myungbo Plaza 18-5, Cho-dong, Jung-gu (02)700-3115
Piccadilly 139, Donui-dong, Jongno-gu (02)761-0300
Seoul 59-7, Gwansu-dong, Jongno-gu (02)2277-3011
Na me Ad d re ss Te l.
Paradise Walker Hill Seoul (02)450-4825
Paradise Olympos Incheon (032)762-5181
Paradise Grand Jeju (064)740-7000
Jeju Oriental Jeju (064)756-5554
Jeju KAL Jeju (064)757-8111
Crown Plaza Jeju (064)747-4223
Hyatt Regency Seogwipo (064)738-5353
Jeju Shilla Seogwipo (064)738-8822
Seogwipo KAL Seogwipo (064)763-1441
Sorak Park Mt. Seoraksan (033)636-1236
Kangwon Land Jeongseon, Gangwon-do (033)590-7700
Paradise Busan (051)742-2110
Kyongju Hilton Gyeongju (054)771-2121
Name Location Tel.
Nightclubs
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Dinner Theaters in Seoul
here are many restaurants where you can
enjoy Korean traditional music and dance
performances with Korean dishes. Especially,
Korea House provides wonderful traditional food in a
delightful Korean-style house, followed by a traditional Korean dance
and music performance in its own private theater.
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Jazz Clubs
azz was introduced in Korea with the stationing of
U.S. troops after the Korean War in 1950, and was in
all its glory in the 1960s under the initiative of the late
Lee Jung-sik, a renowned Saxophonist. However, jazz
went on the decline when part of the American troops left for the
Vietnam War. Barely maintaining its life by some musicians, jazz has
begun to see balmy days again. Janus, a jazz club owned by vocalist
Park Sung-yeon in 1990s, has served as momentum in increasing the
number of jazz lovers, and recently more and more fanciful jazz clubs
are enticing people with their urbane charms.
A cup of coffee over an enchanting jazz melody could provide an
unforgettable moment of the nightlife in Seoul.
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Jazz Clubsin Seoul
Name / Tel. Live Performance Location
Once in a Blue Moon
(02)549-5490
Cheonnyeondong-
ando
(02)743-5555
Big Apple
(02)546-8989
Janus
(02)546-9774
All That Jazz
(02)795-5701
Moon Glow
(02)324-5105
Hot House Jazz Club
(02)332-2171
Fade In
(02)3141-0626
Hwasumok
(02)548-5429
Birdland
(02)312-7021
19:30
18:50˅02:00 on weekdays
(17:30˅23:20 on weekends)
20:00 ˅23:30 on weekdays
(20:00 ˅23:50 on weekends)
20:30 ˅23:00
21:00 ˅23:30
21:00˅23:00
20:30
(20:00 on sundays)
21:00
20:30 ˅23:30
20:30
22:00
150 m away towards Gangnam-gu
Office from Galleria Dept. Store of
Apgujeong-dong
Near Blue Bird Theater of the KFC
alley in Daehangno Street
At the back of Changa Sports Center
in Apgujeong-dong
50 m away towards Sinsa-dong from
Hotel Prima in Cheongdam-dong
100 m away towards Samgakji from
Hotel Hamilton in Itaewon
Around Yeongbin Wedding hall near
Hong Ik Univ.
40 m from Hong Ik Univ. entrance
30 m from Hong Ik Univ. entrance
80 m across from Galleria Dept. Store
of Apgujeong-dong
Across from the back gate of Ewha
Womans Univ.
Kayagum Hall (가야금 홀)
B1 level, Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel,
Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu
ȭ (02) 450-4555, www.walkerhill.co.kr
Dinner and Performance: ӗ69,000
G
ӗ83,000
Performance Only: ӗ50,000
(16:30 and 19:30, every day)
A 10-minute ride by shuttle bus from Exit 1 of
Gwangnaru Station on Subway Line 5
Korea House (한국의 집)
Pil-dong, Jung-gu (map p.45)
ȭ (02) 2266-9101, www.koreahouse.or.kr
Korean Set Meal: ӗ45,100
G
ӗ71,500
Korean Buffet: Lunch ӗ28,600
Dinner ӗ30,800
Performance Only: ӗ29,000
(19:00 and 20:50, every day)
Closed every Sunday, Seollal, Chuseok
and Dec. 31
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Jan. 2
A 5-minute walk from Exit 3 of Chungmuro Station
on Subway Line 3 or 4
Sanchon (산촌)
Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu (map p.34)
ȭ (02) 735-1900
Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine:
Lunch ӗ17,000, Dinner ӗ29,000
Performance: 20:15, every day
A 10-minute walk from Exit 6 of Jongno 3-ga
Station on Subway Line 1, 3 or 5 (near TongIn
Store at Insa-dong Street)
Chungsacholong (청사초롱)
Hannam 2-dong, Yongsan-gu
ȭ (02) 794-1177
Korean Table d’Hôte: ӗ35,000
G
ӗ75,000
Performance: 19:00, every day
A 5-minute walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Station on
Subway Line 6 (near the Itaewon Hotel)
Koryeo Jeong (고려정)
Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu (map p.45)
ȭ (02) 518-0161
Korean Table d’Hôte: ӗ33,500
G
ӗ70,000
Performance only: ӗ17,000
(19:30 and 20:30, every day
excluding 2nd and 4th Tuesday)
A 5-minute walk from exit 10 of Hak-dong Station
on Subway Line 7
Arirang (아리랑)
Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu
(at Insa-dong Street) (map p.34)
ȭ (02) 737-2371/2
Korean Table d’Hôte: ӗ30,000
G
ӗ50,000
Performance: 20:10, every day excluding
2nd and 4th Sunday
A 5-minute walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Station on
Subway Line 3
Pulhyanggi (풀향기)
B1 level, Seoul Tower, Yongsan 2-ga,
Yongsan-gu (map p.40)
ȭ (02) 777-9393
Lunch ӗ17,000
G
55,000
Dinner: ӗ28,000
G
ӗ55,000
Performance: 19:00
G
20:00
A 10- minute ride by taxi from Dongguk Univ.
Station on Subway Line 3
Kwaejina Chingching (쾌지나 칭칭)
B1 level, Daeil Bldg., 43, Insa-dong,
Jongno-gu, Seoul (map p.34)
ȭ(02) 733-7477
Korean Table d’Hôte: ӗ9,000
G
ӗ50,000
Performance: weekdays 19:00
G
21:00
A 5-minute walk from Exit 6 of Jongno 3 (sam)-ga
Station on Subway Line 1, 3, or 5
products are also popular in Korea.
Itaewon, department stores, N amdaemun
and Dongdaemun markets
Jewelry
Korea is the home of amethyst,
which comes in an infinite range of
violet from dainty pale to deep and
richly captivating. There is also the
ever-popular smoky topaz. In
elaborate gold settings, these stones
form stunning and not-too-expensive
high-fashion rings, pendants,
earrings and bracelets. The same is
true of jade, especially the famous
Korean white jade. Korean-made
gems and jewelry items with native
stones including rubies are in ample
supply, so you can find some nice
bargains.
Jongno 3-ga and Yeji-dong Jewelry
Shopping Shops, Gangnam Jewelry Shopping
Center, N amdaemun Market, Iri Gems and
Jewelry Center in Jeollabuk-do, Oksanga in
Chuncheon
Antiques and Replicas
Some of the most sought-after
antiques are the wooden chests and
furniture and white porcelain of the
Joseon Dynasty, and the inter-
nationally renowned blue-jade
celadon of the Goryeo Dynasty.
Antique items over 50 years old,
including chests, calligraphic works
and pottery, are not allowed to be
taken out of the country, so if in
doubt, check with the Art and
Antiques Assessment Office
(ȭ02-662-0106). High-quality
replicas are not expensive.
Insa-dong, Jangan-dong Antique Market,
Hwanghak-dong Flea Market
Ginseng
Korean ginseng is recognized
throughout the Orient and
everywhere as the world’s best, with
the greatest efficacy as an ancient
tonic elixir and stamina builder. It
has been shown to remove toxic
matter from the blood, invigorate the
digestion, counteract cancer-causing
free radicals, and help the body
maintain homeostasis. Fresh or dried
and powdered roots as well as
concentrated extract and granule tea
forms are widely available.
Gyeongdong Herbal Medicinal Market,
N amdaemun Market, ginseng wholesale
centers and markets in Geumsan, Ganghwa,
Daegu, and Punggi areas.
Folk Arts and Crafts
Dolls in splendid traditional
costume, fans and wooden masks,
delicate and colorful embroidery,
painted wedding ducks, kites,
intricate mother-of-pearl
lacquerware, graceful ceramic pieces
reflecting traditional design. Such
objects depict the people’s joy, anger,
sorrow and humor in exquisite
articles for everyday use.
T raditional Souvenir Shops in
Seoul, Itaewon, N amdaemun
Market, Jangan-dong Antique
Market, Hwanghak-dong Flea
Market, Gyeongju Folk Arts and Crafts
Village
Clothing
The Korean textile industry has
become famous worldwide for a
colorful variety of well-made and
inexpensive clothing, especially
ladies’ and children’s wear. Several
international high-fashion brands are
made in Korea and are available in
department stores, but less expensive
local brands rival them in quality.
Quality dresses and suits can be
custom-made in two or three days,
often at prices lower than for
ready-made in other countries.
Itaewon, Myeong-dong, N amdaemun and
Dongdaemun Markets, the entrance of Ewha
Womans University, Apgujeong-dong Rodeo
Street
Sportswear
Tennis, squash and badminton
rackets, soccer and baseball
equipment including gloves, golf
equipment of all kinds including
excellent club sets, rock climbing
gear, specialized sports clothing˅
these are some of the most popular
purchases. Sports shoes are a top
item in Korea.
Itaewon, N amdaemun and Dongdaemun
Markets, Gukje Market in Busan
Leather, Fur, and Eel Skin
Goods
Some of Korea’s specialties very
competitive in the world market are
leather, fur, and eel skin goods.
Leather coats and jackets of the
finest, supple leather, and some of
the finest furs in the world, are
available in an array of styles. Except
from October through February,
they are always sold at highly
discounted prices. Belts, attache
cases, and wallets in various colors
and leathers, and delicate eel skin
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Shoppi ng Shoppi ng
eoul and major cities offer a
wide variety of shopping
opportunities: arcades,
department stores, duty-free
shops, districts specialized in shopping, and
outdoor markets.
But if you really want to meet the vivid lifestyle of
Koreans, why not visit indigenous local markets
around the country? They feature their region’s special products.
Major department stores are open from 10:30 to 19:30, including Sundays,
while smaller shops tend to be open from mid-morning till late evening every
day of the week. Convenience stores open 24 hours are dotted throughout
the cities.
At midnight the major markets Namdaemun and Dongdaemun Market in
Seoul serve as all-night wholesale districts, but you can buy retail.
Popular Buys in Korea
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buildings and alleyways filled with
ginseng shops. So you can buy
ginseng products of the same quality
as that sold in department stores for
15 to 20% lower.
ʲ: Exit 2 of Jegi-dong Station on Subway Line 1
ʡ: T he first and third Sundays of each month
Hwanghak-dong Flea Market
Assorted second-hand items spread
out on the sidewalks. Here they trade
anything you can name, from
antiques to electronic goods,
kitchenware, machine parts, and
tools. Antique furniture, folk arts and
crafts shops, too, cheaper and smaller
objects than in Insa-dong.
ʲ: 7 min. from Sindang Station on
Subway Line 2 or 6
Yongsan Electronics Market
This large-scale electronics shopping
district, divided into six sections, has
about 3,000 shops selling everything
from computer hardware and
software to appliances, TV and audio
sets, virtually anything electronic.
Prices are 10 to 30 percent lower
than at other outlets.
ʲ: 5 min. toward Yongsan Bus T erminal
from Yongsan Subway Station on Subway
Line 1
Techno Mart
This enormous mall contains
hundreds of stores specializing in
electronic and computer-related
goods. It is housed in a high-rise
building, with an eleven-screen
multiplex theater, clothing shops,
game rooms, restaurants, Lotte
Magnet discount store, a hall for
exhibition and events, etc. It is a
one-minute walk from the Dong
Seoul Bus Terminal and connected to
Gangbyeon Station on Subway Line 2.
ʡ: Every second and fourth T uesday
Traditional Liquors and Teas
Korean traditional alcoholic drinks
are largely classified in five types:
yakju (refined pure liquor), soju
(distilled liquor), takju (thick,
unrefined liquor), fruit wines, and
medicinal wines. Famous traditional
liquors are munbaeju (crab apple
wine), dugyeonju (azalea wine),
Gyeongju Beopju (sticky rice wine),
ginseng wine, and Andong Soju.
Traditional teas include ginseng
tea, green tea, ssanghwa tonic tea,
ginger tea, jujube tea, and citron tea.
Jakseolcha, or young tea leaves
gathered in the spring, is a delicacy.
Sikhye, a sweet drink made with
rice malt, and sujeonggwa, a
cinnamon-flavored punch, are
refreshing drinks.
Korean teas are sold in dried leaf,
teabag, and powdered forms.
Duty-free shops, department stores,
shopping arcades, N amdaemun Market
Kimchi and Other Foods
Kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish
allowing long storage; it is the food a
Korean must have at every meal.
Kimchi is rapidly gaining public
favor overseas as a health food
providing bacteria culture that
benefits digestion and helps prevent
disease.
Food items often given as gifts
include various types of kimchi,
baked laver, seafoods fermented in
salt, packed galbi (ribs), gochujang
(red pepper paste), and dried songi
(pine mushroom) and other
mushrooms. Beautifully packaged
baskets or boxes of hangwa
traditional sweets and cookies will
also make excellent gifts for your
family.
Duty-free shops, department stores
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Special Shopping Areas in Seoul
Jangan-dong Antique Market
In this market of about 100 antique
shops, the graceful flavor of ancient
arts and crafts seems mixed with a
faint smell of dust and mold of
objects buried or weathered over
time. The scents are from
lattice-pattern wooden furniture, oil
lamps, rice-cake molds, jars,
millstone pairs, and varied household
articles. Here you can appreciate
genuine earthenware figurines or
earthenware vessels of the Silla
Kingdom, Goryeo celadons, and
Joseon white porcelains. There are
also replicas of old objects and new
arts and crafts items at very good
prices.
ʲ: 10 min. from the Exit 4 of Dapsimni
Station on Subway Line 5
ʡ: T he first and third Sundays of each month
Gyeongdong Herbal
Medicine Market
This is Korea’s most famous
traditional herbal medicine market
with over 1,000 shops and stalls:
herbal clinics, pharmacies, and
dealers, and various health-related
shops. They sell medicinal herbs at
prices 25 to 40% lower than other
areas through direct dealing with
herb growers. It also has some large
Galleria
515, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu
ȭ(02)3449-4114
In the Seoul Station
ȭ(02)312-2525
Hyundai
30-33, Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu
ȭ(02)325-2233
429, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu
ȭ(02)547-2233
159-7, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu
ȭ(02)552-2233
Hanshin Core
284, Hagye-dong, Nowon-gu
ȭ(02)978-1919
Lotte
1, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu ȭ(02)771-2500
618-496, Yeongdeungpo-dong,
Yeongdeungpo-gu
ȭ(02)2632-2500
620-69, Jeonnong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu
ȭ(02)966-2500
Lotte World
40-1, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu
ȭ(02)411-2500
Midopa
123, Namdaemunno 2-ga, Jung-gu
ȭ(02)754-2222
892-71, Jegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu
ȭ(02)960-2222
New Core
70-2, Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu
ȭ(02)530-5000
Shinsegae
52-5, Chungmuro 1-ga, Jung-gu
ȭ(02)754-1234
25-2, Gireum 3-dong, Seongbuk-gu
ȭ(02)944-1234
434-5, Yeongdeungpo 4-ga, Yeongdeungpo-
gu ȭ(02)2639-1234
Department Stores in Seoul
ঈ Icheon Ceramics Village
Here you can have a look, try your
hand at making a ceramic piece, and
buy what you like. Aside from about
300 kilns, are Haegang Ceramics
Museum (ȭ 031-632 -7017),
workshops, apprentices’ studios, and
shops offer everything from
collector’s curios to daily utensils.
The Icheon Ceramics Festival is held
in September every year.
ʲ: from Dong Seoul Bus T erminal to
Icheon (1 hr.); to the village (10 min.)
উ Ganghwa Market
Ganghwado’s ginseng and floral
pattern mats made with pithy white
sedge, top-quality local specialties
famous nationwide. The imposing
Local Specialties Center (ȭ 032-934
-3305) has about 40 outlets selling
ginseng and floral-pattern mats,
baskets, and housewares. The
open-air mat market draws traders
from all across the country, and is
held at five-day intervals from the
2nd day of each month. It forms in
main entrance of this center for 30
minutes only, beginning 7:30 a.m.
ʲ: from Sinchon Intercity Bus T erminal
in Seoul to Ganghwa (1hr.10
min.); 5 min.
ঊ Hansan Ramie Market
For its delicate, refined color and
texture, Hansan-produced ramie
fabric has long been valued as the
best in Korea. The market is held at
five-day intervals from the first day of
each month, forming before
daybreak between 5:00 and 6:30
a.m. like a “guerrilla market” to serve
the big turnout of merchants. The
Ramie Fabric Cultural Festival every
May features a ramie-weaving
presentation and contest. Hansan is
also famous for sogokju, sticky rice
liquor.
ʲ: Janghangseon train from Seoul
Station to Seocheon (3 hrs. 30 min.); 15
min. to Hansan Mosigwan (ramie hall)
ঋ Geumsan Ginseng Market
Korean ginseng has been cultivated
in Geumsan from about 1,500 years
ago and this market now meets 80%
of the nation’s demand for white
ginseng. Here also is Korea’s
third-largest medicinal herb market.
The Geumsan Insam (ginseng)
Festival is held in each September,
for tourist participation in the
ginseng harvest.
ʲ: Seoul Express Bus T erminal to
Geumsan (2 hrs. 30 min.)
ঌ Iri Gems and Jewelry Center
Since it opened in 1975, this center
has exported precious stones and
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Seoul
Dong Wha DFS
211-1, Sejongno, Jongno-gu
ȭ(02)399-3100, 3000
Hanjin
41-3, Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu
ȭ(02)778-7181
Shilla
202, Jangchung-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu
ȭ(02)2230-3662
Hotel Lotte
10th Fl., Lotte Department Store, 1,
Sogong-dong, Jung-gu; ȭ(02)759-8388
Lotte World
40-1, Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu
ȭ(02)411-5000
Poongjun
73-1, Inhyeon-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu
ȭ(02)2266-6108
Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel
San 21, Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu
ȭ(02)450-4781
Incheon
Duty Free Korea
Inside Incheon Int’l Airport and managed
by KNTO;
ȭ
(032)743-2000
Duty Free Korea
Inside Incheon Int’l Passenger Terminal
and managed by KNTO; ȭ(032)762-9392
Busan
Duty Free Korea
Inside Gimhae Int’l Airport and managed
by KNTO ȭ(051)973-1101
Duty Free Korea
Inside Busan Int’l Passenger Terminal and
managed by KNTO ȭ(051)469-7301
Paradise Nammoon
1128-78, Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu
ȭ(051)743-0181
Gyeongju
Paradise Nammoon
Inside Hilton Hotel 370, Sinpyeong-dong
ȭ(054)745-7181/4
Jejudo
Duty Free Korea
Inside Jeju Int’l Airport and managed by
KNTO ȭ(064)742-0030/1
Hanjin
1690-8, Ido 1-dong, Jeju
ȭ(064)758-0713
Shilla
252-20, Yeon-dong, Jeju ȭ(064)735-5577
Cultural Property Artisans Hall
ȭ(02)753-4472
ʲ: B1 level of KNTO, 3 min. from Exit 5
of Jonggak Station on Subway Line 1
National Souvenir Center
ȭ(02)778-6529, www.souvenir.or.kr
ʲ: 5 min. from Exit 5 of Euljiro 1-ga
Station on Subway Line 2
Korea House Handicraft Shop
ȭ(02)2271-1275, www.fpcp.or.kr
ʲ: 3 min. from Exit 3 of Chungmuro
Station on Subway Line 3 or 4.
Jeom (Artshop) in Insa Art Center
ȭ(02)733-9040/2
ʲ: 5 min. from Exit 6 of Anguk Station
on Subway Line 3
Traditional Souvenir Shops in Seoul
Embroidery, pottery and ceramics, knot
works, textiles, accessories, paintings, masks,
woodcraft, lacquerware, shell works,
traditional musical instruments, a variety of
items that can represent Korea. Such items are
available at reasonable prices at Namdaemun
or in any of hundreds of souvenir shops all
over Korea, but for some of the best quality,
visit one of the special outlets.
Famous Markets Outside Seoul
Duty-Free Shops


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metals to 40 countries and become
world-famous. Truly beautiful
jewelry, and steeply discounted.
Iksan Jewelry Festival is held in late
October each year.
ʲ: Jeollaseon or Honamseon from Seoul
Station to Iksan (3 hrs.); 5 min. to the
center
঍ Damyang Bamboo Crafts
Market
Damyang is the land of bamboo,
and this is Korea’s only special
bamboo market. There are about 20
wholesale shops and 50 factories
dealing in various bamboo crafts:
simple yet refined baskets, fans,
scoops, furniture, and tourist
souvenirs. The market opens at five-
day intervals beginning the 2nd day
of each month. There is also the
Bambooware Museum (ȭ 061-381-
4111).
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus T erminal to
Gwangju (4 hrs.); 30 min. to Damyang
঎ Gangjin Celadon Village
Goryeo celadons have won
worldwide acclaim for their mystic
jade blue color and intricate inlaying
technique. The quality of celadon is
determined by clay, water, and
climate. Blessed with the very best of
these, Gangjin is a time-honored
home of celadon art. There remain
more than 180 ancient kiln sites
where celadon masterpieces were
created. The Celadon Cultural
Festival is held every August.
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus T erminal to
Gangjin (5 hrs. 30 min.);
bound for
Maryang and get off at
the Celadon Village
(15 min.)
এ Gyeongju
Folk Crafts
Village
Along the way from
Bomun Lake Resort to
Bulguksa Temple and
Seokguram Grotto, the village
consists of 45 traditional houses
where people produce filigree,
earthen burial figures, wooden, stone
and pottery handcraft items, jewelry,
and embroidery. You can watch
them at work in any of 17
workshops, and there is an exhibition
hall for viewing or purchase.
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus T erminal to
Gyeongju (5 hrs.); N o. 10 or 11 to the
village (30 min.).
ঐ Eonyang Amethyst Cave
The Gemological Institute of
America, the world’s most prestigious
research and educational institute
dealing with precious stones, has
recognized amethyst produced in
Eonyang as the world’s best quality,
for its mysterious violet purplish-red
color and flawless crystals. The cave
has an amethyst shop, an exhibition
hall preserving veins of amethyst, and
other tourist attractions.
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus T erminal to
Ulsan (4 hrs. 40 min.); an hourly shuttle bus to
the Cave ʟ: ˽5,000
঑ Busan Gukje Market and
Gwangbongno Street
Gukje Market is the most
representative traditional market in
Busan, no less developed than
Namdaemun Market in Seoul and
even more crowded with foreign
buyers. Home appliances, clothing,
bags, leather goods and furniture at
better prices than elsewhere. Closed
on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Gwangbongno Street, Busan’s
leading fashion avenue, stretches 700
meters from the old Busan City Hall
site to the Gukje Market. The area
has a thousand shopping and
cultural facilities, including theaters
and galleries, commercial banks and
financial institutions, jewelry and
souvenir shops and hotels.
ʲ: 10 min. from Jagalchi Station or
N ampo-dong Station by Subway Line 1
঒ Jagalchi Fish Market
Jagalchi Fish Market is one of the
top tourist attractions in Busan. It
distributes to the nation a
tremendous variety of marine
products and presents a quite
fantastic scene in the early mornings
when retailers haggle over fresh fish.
For an interesting dose of Korean
folk culture, visit the annual Jagalchi
Festival in October.
ʲ: 5 min. from Jagalchi Station by
Subway ʡ: the first Sunday of each month
ও Jeju Dongmun Market
An excellent place to experience the
daily lifestyle of the Jeju islanders. It
trades in all the necessities of life, but
the major goods here are fresh
seafood and tropical and subtropical
fruits, including the Jeju-do’s special
products such as okdom sea bream,
abalone and tangerines.
ʲ: 15 min. from the Jeju International
Airport to the market.
ҮFo r eign visit o r s may be r efunded 70 t o 80% o f t heir paid VA T (value-added t ax )
and SET (Special Ex cise T ax ) at cer t ain r et ail o ut let s. Fo r pur chases o f mo r e
t han 50,000 w o n at o ut let s w it h “T ax Fr ee Sho pping,”o r mo r e t han 30,000 at
o ut let s w it h “T ax Refund Sho pping”signs, yo u may pick up yo ur r efund in cash
at t he air po r t , have it mailed t o yo u, o r in so me cases have it cr edit ed t o a cr edit
car d. Par t icipat ing r et ail sho ps w ill issue a “VA T Refund C heque”o r “K o r ea
Refund C heque,”and yo u sho uld get a cer t ificat e st amp o n it at t he cust o ms
desk w hen yo u leave K o r ea. (Yo u may have t o sho w yo ur pur chase t o a
cust o ms o fficer , so if yo u w ant t o pack t he it ems in yo ur checked luggage, get
yo ur r efund cheque st amped by sho w ing it t o t he cust o ms cler k near t he air line
check-in co unt er .) T he r efund can be o bt ained at t he co unt er s named “Glo bal
Refund K o r ea”o r “K o r ea Refund”near t he dut y-fr ee sho ps.
Glo bal Refund K o r ea: ȭ(02) 776-2170/1, Fax (02) 776-2172,
w w w .glo balr efund.co m
K o r ea Refund: ȭ(02) 537-1755, Fax (02) 593-4764. E-mail: ko r ea@ ko r ea-
r efund.co m
ňEnglish is spo ken in mo st o f t he majo r depar t ment st o r es and t he w ho le
It aew o n sho pping dist r ict . Speak slo w ly.
ňA lt ho ugh many sho ps including depar t ment st o r es sell o nly at fix ed pr ices, in
many places yo u can ask fo r a disco unt and bar gain o ver pr ices. N o har m in
asking but be r eady t o pay w hat yo u o ffer .
ňIt is a go o d idea t o t r y o n all t ailo r ed clo t hing befo r e making t he final payment .
A lt er nat io ns o r r efunds ar e no t easy t o ar r ange t hr o ugh t he mail.
ňA nt ique it ems o ver 50 year s o ld, including chest s, paint ings and po t t er y, may no t
be ex po r t ed w it ho ut go ver nment per missio n.
ňT her e ar e many elegant jew elr y set t ings available fo r smo ky t o paz, amet hyst and
w hit e jade. Gener ally, jew eler s issue cer t ificat es o f aut hent icit y if r equest ed. O f
co ur se, imit at io n st o nes ar e so met imes o ffer ed fo r saleŎt hey sho uld be
subst ant ially cheaper .
ňIt is best t o t ake mer chandise ho me w it h yo u in yo ur luggage, but shipping can
also be ar r anged by ho t el st aff.
ňSave yo ur r eceipt s! K N T O manages a T o ur ist C o mplaint C ent er t hat
invest igat es sho pping co mplaint s. ȭ(02) 735-0101, Fax (02) 777-0102 o r e-mail
t o ur co m@ w w w .knt o .o r .kr .
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Water Skiing
Skimming over the surface of the water,
you can enjoy thrills and energy to the
fullest ӧ that’s what water skiing is for.
Half a day of practice should be enough
to be able to learn this exciting sport.
The Han River through Seoul features
some excellent places for water skiing,
especially Ttukseom, Seongsan, and
Mangwon zones.
Cheongpyeong Lake Resort,
Namiseom Resort, Paldang Resort and
Daeseong Resort in Gyeonggi-do also
afford a wonderful surrounding and clean
water.
Average fee: ӗ15,000 per go
Information: Seoul Water Skis Association
ȭ 02)498-9026
The Korea Water Ski Association
ȭ 02)2203-0488
Scuba Diving
The charm of
scuba diving is
that you swim
freely
underwater like
a fish, to watch
underwater
creatures, and
even to touch
them. The East
and South coasts of Korea have clean
and clear water, a plenty of colorful fish
and seaweed. Jeju Island, in particular,
has many volcanic rock formations
around its coastal waters. Also you can
enjoy outstanding coral clusters around
Munseom, Beomseom, Udo, and
Chagwido Islands in Jeju-do. Visibility is
greatest from mid-May through late
December. It is advisable to consult
diving schools or clubs because a new
Jeju-do regulation on ocean protection
requires dive permission from the
authorities in some areas.
Average equipment rental fee: ӗ50,000
Information: Korea Underwater Association
ȭ 02)424-0735
Korea Scuba Diving Federation
ȭ 02)420-4293
Windsurfing
Truly the flower of water sports,
windsurfing provides the pleasure of both
surfing and sailing. Speeds up to 60 km
per hour and the thrill of sailing through
the wavesӧ it requires balance and
stamina. While Chungjuho Lake or
Asanman Bay is for beginners, the Han
River is suitable for the intermediate.
Advanced windsurfers may try at beaches
such as Haeundae Beach in Busan,
Sinyang, Hamdeok or Jungmun Beaches
on Jeju Island.
Average rental fee: ӗ30,000˅ӗ50,000
Information:
Korean Windsurfing Association
ȭ 02) 2642-5168
Rafting
Though it
was first
introduced in
Korea in the
early 1970s,
rafting has
become a
ranking
leisure-sport activity for the summer
season, as the water in rivers is especially
abundant. For beginners, in the 65
kilometers of the Donggang River in
Yeongwol is a good place to be initiated.
Intermediates will enjoy the Hantangang
River in Yeoncheon, while 70 kilometers
of the Naerincheon Stream in Inje awaits
those more advanced.
Average fee: ӗ20,000 ӧӗ30,000
Rental and Information:
Geosan Leisure ȭ 02)3474-2848
Songgang Leisure ȭ 033)452-3034
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Ssanggyesa Temple’s Cherry
Blossom Trails
Six kilometers of cherry blossoms,
extending from Hwagaejangteo, Hadong,
all the way to the templeӧtruly out of this
world. This trail is said to have inspired
many a couple to pledge marriage while
strolling hand-in-hand through the beautiful
meadows. The season begins around
April 5 ӧ13.
ʲ: to Hadong at Seoul Nambu Bus
Terminal (5 hrs. and 30 min.); to
Ssanggyesa Temple (30 min.)
Tapsa Temple of Mt. Maisan
and Cherry Blossom Trails
Mt. Maisan has two tall peaks that stick
up like the ears of a horse. Between
them lies the Tapsa Temple with huge
piles of stones. Maisan’s entrance has 3
km of cherry trees forming a tunnel of
blooms each spring.
ʲ: to Jinan from Seoul Express Bus
Terminal (4 hrs.) ; to Mt. Maisan (10 min.)
Jinhaeœs Cherries
One of the best places to go at cherry
blossom time is Jinhae, a port city on the
southern coast. Visitors can travel through
an unbelievable tunnel several kilometers
long formed of blossoming cherry trees.
During peak blossoms (usually April 5ӹ
8), the Gunhangje Festival is held.
ʲ: to Maisan from Seoul Express Bus
Terminal (5 hrs.); to Jinhae (30 min.)
Gyeongju Bomun Lake Resort
The cherry trees of Gyeongju are young
and vibrant, and it becomes a pink and
white wonderland in the early spring.
Efflorescence occurs around April 11ӧ14.
ʲ: to Gyeongju from Seoul Station
(4 hrs.); to Bomun Lake Resort (30 min.)
Village of Apricot Blossoms
Located in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do,
Naganeupseong Folk Village blooms with
apricot blossoms each spring.
A picturesque village will take you back
to an ancient era. The two-kilometer
apricot trail bursts into bloom from March
to early April.
ʲ: to Suncheon from Seoul Express
Bus Terminal (5 hrs. 20 min.); to
Naganeupseong Folk Village (30 min.)
Korean Spring arrives in March in a flurry of flowers.
In mid-March, the rapeseed flowers pour forth their yellow splendor on Jeju
Island, Korea’s southernmost point, followed by the cherry blossoms, blazing
azalea, forsythia, and fragrant magnolia. The spring messengers spread to the
mainland by the end of April. Korean mountains and parks alike are covered
in bright colors.
As the temperature often reaches 35 degrees
centigrade, this is best season to visit the beaches,
rivers, and islands. Set against the clear summer
sky, the Han River in Seoul or other various sites
around the country offer the fun of exciting summer sports. Equipment
rental and training courses are available, but you may need an
interpreter to take advantage of lessons.
Seasonal At t r act i ons Seasonal At t r act i ons
Spr i ng Spr i ng
Summer Summer
Ski Resort
Alps Resort
Located in the northernmost region of
Korea, Alps Resort is renowned for its
abundant snowfall.
ȭ033-681-5030, 033-681-2788
ʤ: 8 slopes (1 beginner, 4 intermediate,
3 advanced), 5 lifts, 1 sledding hill,
swimming pool, bowling alley, ski
museum, nightclub, restaurants, game
room,etc.
ʲ: from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to
Sokcho and a free shuttle bus to the
resort (1 times daily). Lotte Travel
(ȭ02-733-0201) also runs shuttle buses.
Round trip fare is ˴23,000.
Yong Pyong Resort
Host of the 1999 Winter Asian Games.
A variety of wintertime events are always
being planned at this all-weather resort.
ȭ033-335-5757, 033-330-5176,
www.yongpyong.co.kr
ʤ: 22 slopes (6 beginner, 5 intermediate,
5 advanced, 2 snowboarding), 15 lifts,
karaoke room, game room, discotheque,
swimming pool, sauna, bowling alley, golf
course, fitness center, alpine slides
ʲ: take an airplane to Gangneung by
Korean Air (ȭ080-233-2000) or Asiana
Airlines (ȭ080-669-4000); a free shuttle
bus to the resort (7 times daily)
Or, DaeWon Express (ȭ02-2201-7710)
also runs shuttle buses from seoul.
Round trip fare is ө22,000.
Muju Resort
Muju Resort was the venue of the 1997
Winter University Games. Set against the
magnificent scenery of Mt. Deogyusan
National Park, Muju is the largest ski
resort in Korea.
ȭ063-322-9000, 063-320-7050
ʤ: 30 slopes (8 beginner, 12
intermediate, 10 advanced, snowboarding
allowed), 13 lifts, 2 sledding hills, ski
jumping park, mountain bike course,
outdoor sauna, swimming pool, golf
practice course, nightclub, etc.
ʲ: from Nambu Bus Terminal to
Muju Gucheondong; a free shuttle bus
(10 min.)
Phoenix Park Ski World
Phoenix Park Ski World’s slopes are set
in major valleys, and receive a large
volume of snowfall every year. Its
European-style ski complex offers the
latest in fashionable facilities.
ȭ033-333-6000, 033-330-6575
ʤ: 12 slopes (3 beginner, 3 intermediate,
4 advanced, 2 snowboarding) 9 lifts,
bowling alley, nightclub, restaurants,
game room, sauna, swimming pool,
shopping mall, karaoke, indoor golf, etc.
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Mt. Seoraksan National Park
Seoraksan Mountains have their own
unique beauty year-round, but autumn is
said to be the most brilliant. Most hikers
rank the autumn foliage of Gongnyong
(“dinosaur”) Ridgeline first among many
wonderful places in Seoraksan. Around
late October every part of the area turns
red and yellow.
ʲ: to Sokcho from Seoul Express
Bus Terminal (5 hrs. 15 min.); to
Seoraksan (35 min.)
Mt. Naejangsan National Park
From late October to early November Mt.
Naejangsan is the essence of crimson. Its
maples are small and fine. Most famous
is a 500-meter maple tunnel on the
approach to Naejangsa Temple. Another
beautiful place to mention is the
Baegyangsa Temple area, very dense
with red maples.
ʲ: to Jeongeup from Seoul Express
Bus Terminal (3 hrs. 20 min.); to
Naejangsa Temple (1 hr.)
Mt. Jirisan National Park
In fall, the forests of Jirisan Mountains are
aflame with autumnal tints. The twelve
kilometers of Baemsagol Valley are
famous for the autumn leaves contrasting
with deep blue ponds, and that of Piagol
Valley is said to be red as blood. Driving
along the central road through Jirisan,
1,130 m above sea level, is a good way to
be immersed in a sea of color.
ʲ: to Namwon from Seoul Express
Bus Terminal ( 4hrs. 10 min.); to
Banseon (1 hr.)
Mt. Gyeryongsan National Park
The Valley around Gapsa Temple in the
Gyeryongsan mountains is famous for its
vivid foliage. Along the two kilometers
walking trail passing through the ticket
office at the temple entrance is a splendid
forest. At the end of the trail there stands
a small but well-matched old temple
Gapsa, founded in the year 420. The high
season is from mid through late October.
ʲ: to Gongju from Seoul Nambu
Bus Terminal (2 hrs. 10 min); to
Gapsa Temple (25 min.)
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The best time to visit the mountains is when they
are covered with colorful foliage. Over 70% of the
Korean peninsula is mountainous, and it is
difficult to say which area has the most splendid
autumn foliage. Recommended here are some
favorites of the Korean people. The peak of color hits from late October
through early November, depending on latitude.
Though the temperature lingers around freezing, you still
can do something exciting. Korea has several world-class ski
resorts, and you may rent equipment. The ski season in
Korea lasts from the end of December to early March, with
most ski areas opening in mid-December. During the season, travel agencies
operate buses (most of them from Seoul) for your convenience. The average
fees for ski rental range from ө12,000 to ө30,000, lift tickets from ˽33,000
to ˽45,000.
* Facilities: ʤ
Korea Condo Ski Resort
This ski resort offers convenient family-
oriented facilities, and is well-suited for
beginners and less aggressive skiers.
ȭ033-336-8800, 033-336-8805
ʤ: 3 slopes (1 beginner, 2 intermediate),
2 lifts, 1 sledding hill, a tennis court,
restaurant, karaoke, hiking trail, etc.
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus
Terminal to Gangnueng (4 hrs.); to
Yong Pyong Resort (40 min); free shuttle
bus (5 min.)
Jisan Forest Resort
Jisan Forest Resort offers the delight of
European-style slopes and hot springs
blending with lush forest and natural
wildlife. Ski lessons in English are offered
three times a day (2 hrs. each) with a fee
of ө33,000 (more than 15 persons).
ȭ031-638-8460, 031-644-1239
ʤ: 9 slopes (2 beginner, 4 intermediate, 3
advanced, snowboarding allowed), 4 lifts,
golf course, karaoke room, convention
hall, restaurants, etc.
ʲ: Free shuttle buses run from Lotte
World at 08:40, Sanggye Midopa
Department Store at 08:10, etc.
Reservation at ȭ(02)2215-0707.
Or, from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to
Icheon; No. 12 to the resort (20 min.)
Seoul Resort
Only 50 minutes from Seoul, multiple-use
resort is often the location of family retreats.
ȭ031-591-1230, 02-969-0338
ʤ: 3 slopes (1 beginner, 1 intermediate, 1
advanced), 3 lifts, 1 sledding hill, game
room, restaurants, etc.
ʲ: No. 330, 765, or 1330 at Exit 2 of
Cheongnyangni Station, Seoul Subway
Line 1 (30 min.)
Chonmasan Ski Resort
Just an hour from Seoul, Chonmasan Ski
Resort has established a reputation for
night skiing. Its proximity to Seoul makes
it ideal for visitors with limited time.
ȭ02-2233-5311/4, 031-395-6117
ʤ: 5 slopes (1 beginner, 2 intermediate, 2
advanced), 7 lifts, restaurant, game room,
observatory, etc.
ʲ: No. 30, 330, or 765-1 to
Mukhyeon-ri, from Exit 2 of
Cheongnyangni Station, Seoul Subway
Line 1 (40 min); 10 min. to the resort
Daemyung Vivaldi Park
Daemyung Vivaldi Park is 600 m above
sea level. It is often referred to as a
beginners’ paradise because of its 150-
meter-wide beginner’s slope, but there
are challenging runs, too.
ȭ033-434-8311, 033-435-8304
ʤ: 13 slopes (2 beginner, 9 intermediate,
2 advanced, snowboarding allowed), 10
lifts, 1 sledding hill, billiards, bowling alley,
nightclub, restaurants, sauna, etc.
ʲ: from Dong Seoul or Sangbong
Bus Terminal to Yangdeogwon (2 hrs.);
to the park (30 min.). Daemyung
ȭ 02-538-7300) also runs shuttle buses
from Seoul.
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ʲ: from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to
Jangpyeong; a shuttle bus (every 1 hr.)
Hyundai Sungwoo Resort
Opened in December 1995, this massive
year-round resort has many state-of-art
facilities such as computerized snow
making system, wave course, and mogul
slope.
ȭ033-340-3000, 033-340-3171
ʤ: 20 slopes (7 beginner, 5 intermediate,
8 advanced), 8 lifts, 1 sledding hill, indoor
swimming pool, billiards, sauna, bowling
alley, mini-theater, restaurants, fitness
center, etc.
ʲ: from Seoul Express Bus
Terminal to Wonju (1 hr. 45 min.); a free
shuttle bus to the resort (8 times daily)
I NET Tour (ȭ02-659-3237) also runs
shuttle buses. Round-trip fare is
˴20,000.
Blue Valley Ski Resort
This family-oriented resort is situated in a
splendid natural hot springs region, so
visitors can enjoy both skiing and soaking
in hot springs.
ȭ043-846-0750, 043-846-7666
ʤ: 8 slopes (1 beginner, 4 intermediate, 3
advanced), 3 lifts, 1 sledding hill,
restaurants, billiards, game room,ect.
ʲ: from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to
Suanbo (2 hrs. 30 min.); a 3-minute taxi
ride
Bears Town Resort
A four-seasons resort, Bears Town offers
both skiing and golfing. Special ski
lessons given in English or Japanese.
ȭ031-532-2534, 031-533-8427
ʤ: 11 slopes (3 beginner, 5 intermediate,
3 advanced), 9 lifts, 2 sledding hills,
swimming pools, sauna, restaurants,
game room, bowling alley, etc.
ʲ: No. 707 bus from Cheongnyangni
Station to Naechon; a 10-minute taxi ride
Yangji Pine Resort
Yangji Pine Resort is only 40 minutes
from Seoul, to the south. Various tourist
attractions are nearby such as Everland,
Korean Folk Village, or Icheon Hot
Springs.
ȭ031-338-2001, 031-338-7897
ʤ: 7 slopes (1 beginner, 4 intermediate, 2
advanced), 6 lifts, 1 sledding hill, outdoor
and indoor swimming pools, bowling
alley, sauna, fitness center, billiards,
game room, golf course, restaurants, etc.
ʲ: from Nambu Bus Terminal to
Jincheon (40 min.); a 5-min. taxi ride
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Da e myung Viva ld i Pa rk
From ancient times, hot springs have been known to be effective against
skin disease, arthritis, neuralgia and certain gastrointestinal troubles.
Especially on a cold snowy day it is ever so relaxing to soak one’s body in
a hot spring spa.
Most of the hot springs in Korea are not only equipped with hot
spring bathing facilities, but are also developed as comprehensive resorts
and families play grounds. Fees are around ˴6,000.
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Gol f Cour ses Gol f Cour ses
Hot Springs (Type)
Telephone Fax Transportation
Accommodation
Hot Springs (Type)
Telephone Fax Transportation
Accommodation
Seoul Area
Seoul Hot Springs (alkaline)
Gyeonggi-do Area
Icheon Hot Springs(alkaline)
Hotel Miranda Icheon
Seolbong Tourist Hotel
Gangwon-do Area
Cheoksan Hot Springs(alkaline)
Osaek Hot Springs (alkaline)
Chungcheong-do Area
Onyang Hot Springs (radium)
Onyang Grand Park Hotel
Onyang Jeil Tourist Hotel
Onyang Hot Spring Hotel
Dogo Hot Springs (sulfur)
Paradise Dogo Hotel
Glory Condominium
Yuseong Hot Springs
(alkaline radium)
Yousoung Hotel
Suanbo Hot Springs
(simple thermal spring)
Waikiki Suanbo Hotel
Suanbo Park Hotel
Suanbo Sang Nok Hotel
02-949-5000
031-633-2001
031-635-5701
033-636-4000
033-672-2131
041-543-9711
041-544-6111
041-545-2141
041-542-6031
041-541-7100
042-822-0811
043-846-3333
043-846-2331
043-845-3500
02-949-0054
031-633-2038
031-633-6304
033-636-4007
033-672-8502
041-543-9729
041-541-6100
041-545-2607
041-542-3425
041-541-0672
042-822-8860
043-846-0500
043-846-3705
043-845-7878
Exit 2 of Hagye Station on Seoul Subway
Line 7
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal ƊIcheon
(about 1 hr.)
Seoul Express Bus Terminal Ɗ
Sokcho (5 hrs. 15 min.), and then local bus
Seoul Express Bus Terminal ƊYangyang
(4 hrs. 30 min.), and shuttle bus
Janghangseon train at Seoul Station
ƊOnyang Oncheon Station (1 hr. 30 min.)
Janghangseon train at Seoul Station
ƊDogo Oncheon Station (1 hr. 40 min.),
and then local bus (10 min.)
Seoul Express Bus Terminal Ɗ
Yuseong (2 hrs.)
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal Ɗ
Suanbo (2 hrs. 30 min. )
Gyeongsang-do Area
Gyeongju Hot Springs
(simple thermal spring)
Kolon Hotel
Kyongju Chosun Hotel
Kyongju Hotel Concorde
Hyundai Hotel
Kyongju Hilton Hotel
Bugok Hot Springs (sulfur)
Bugok Royal Hotel
Bugok Hawaii Hotel
Lake Hills Hotel Bugok
Dongnae Hot Springs(sodium)
Hurshimchung
Haeundae Hot Springs(alkaline)
Busan Marriott
Paradise Beach Hotel
Westin Chosun Beach Hotel
Jeolla-do Area
Mt. Jirisan Spa Land
(simple thermal spring)
Wolchulsan Spa Resort
(alkaline sodium chloride)
054-746-9001
054-745-7701
054-745-7000
054-748-2233
054-745-7788
055-536-6661
055-536-6331
055-536-5181
051-555-1121
051-743-1234
051-742-2121
051-742-7411
061-781-1414
061-473-6311
054-740-5751
054-740-8181
054-740-7010
054-748-8234
054-745-7799
055-536-6500
055-536-6358
055-536-6427
051-557-2698
051-743-1250
051-742-2100
051-742-1313
061-783-1966
061-473-6312
Seoul Station Ɗ Gyeongju (4 hrs. 15 min.), and
then local bus No. 10 or 11 to Bomun Lake Resort
Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal ƊBugok (5 hrs.)
Seoul Station ƊBusan Station (4hrs. 30 min.); get
off at Oncheonjang Station from Subway Line 1
Seoul Station ƊBusan Station (4hrs.
30 min.), and then local bus
Seoul Station ƊGurye (4˅5 hrs.),
and a bus towards Jirisan Spa Land
from Gurye Intercity Bus Terminal
Seoul Express Bus Terminal ƊYeongam
(4 hrs. 40 min.), and then shuttle bus
Recently golf has emerged as a popular sport in
Korea along with the increasing popularity
among Koreans of such golf stars as Tiger
Woods and Korea’s Seri Park, Mi Hyun Kim,
and Grace Park. Korea offers excellent golf
courses, and most tourist hotels in resort areas
either have their own courses or have access to
one. On some courses weekend play is only for
membership holders. Wherever you plan to play, it is advisable to make
advance reservations, perhaps through your hotel.
Average green fees: 90,000 won (Mon.˅Fri.), 110,000 won (Sat.˅Sun.)
Major public golf courses
Name Address Tel. Holes
Lakeside Neungwon-ri, Mohyeon-myeon, 031-334-2111 * 54(36)
Yongin
Jungmun Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo 064-735-7200 18
Bomun Mucheon-ri, Cheonbuk-myeon, 054-745-1680 18
Gyeongju
Cheonan Sangnok Jangsan-ri, Susin-myeon, 043-561-9071 18
Cheonan
Park Valley Suam-ri, Soho-myeon, Wonju 033-731-4811 18
* total holes (public holes)
Hot Springs
orea has twenty national parks,
designated in areas along the picturesque
coast and deep in the grand mountains,
most harboring historic old temples and
relics. All these parks have their own splendid
hiking trails but some trails may not be
permitted to enter for the sake of ecological
restoration. Admissions range from 1,000 to
2,500 won. The below numbers follow the
order of designation. Please contact
www.npa.or.kr for more useful information,
operated by the National Parks Authority of
Korea.
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east to west, covering both land and sea.
Many like to go cruising around the
archipelago at Tongyeong, Namhae,
Geoje or Yeosu ferry terminals. (See pp.
89 ӧ 91)
5. Seoraksan National Park
This 354 km
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park is famous for lush
green valleys, granite peaks, glorious
waterfalls, several temples, and two hot
springs. (See p. 73)
: Seorak-dong ׿ Yongdae-ri (1 night
and 2 days)
6. Songnisan National Park
Songnisan Mountains (1,058 m) have the
time-honored Beopjusa Temple, the pine
tree named Jeong-ipum-song that was
once actually granted government
ministership, Munjangdae Flat Rock
Peak, and Hwayang, Seonyudong and
Ssanggok Valleys. (See p. 79)
: Beopjusa ׿ Sesimjeong Pool ׿
Munjangdae ׿Cheonhwangbong
Summit ׿Beopjusa (7 hrs.)
7. Hallasan National Park
Hallasan Mountain (1,950 m) is home to
many endangered plant species and has
abundant subtropical and temperate
vegetation. Some hiking trails will take
you to the top, Baengnokdam Crater
Lake. (See p. 99)
: ڡSeongpanak ׿Baegnokdam ׿
Gwaneumsa (8 hrs.) ڢYeongsil Rocks
׿Witseoreum Rest Area ׿ Eorimok
(3 hrs. 30 min.)
8. Naejangsan National Park
Comprised of the Naejangsan Mountains
(763 m) centering on Naejangsa Temple,
famous for red maples in autumn, and the
Baegamsan Mountains (741 m) with
Baegyangsa Temple which is loaded with
cherry blossoms each spring. (See p. 93)
: Naejangsa ׿Yeonjabong Peak ׿
Kkachibong Peak ׿Seoraebong Peak
׿Naejangsa (6 hrs.)
1. Jirisan National Park
You can enjoy the panorama of the
largest, majestic mountains in Korea,
trekking up and down peaks higher than
1,500 meters above sea level. (See p. 95)
: Hwaeomsa ׿ Jungsan-ri (2 nights
and 3 days)
2. Gyeongju National Park
Gyeongju itself, a huge historic site
with many relics, some used for nearly
a thousand years and all remaining
intact for another thousand years after
the fall of the Silla Kingdom. (See pp.
83Ő6)
3. Gyeryongsan National Park
These mountains were named from their
ridges, one resembling a dragon with a
rooster’s head. They have long been a
center for shamanism. (See p. 77)
: Donghaksa Temple ׿Eunseon
Falls ׿ Gwaneumbong Peak ׿
Yeoncheonbong Peak ׿ Gapsa Temple
(3 hrs. 30 min.)
4. Hallyeo Maritime National
Park
This maritime park stretches widely from
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Daecheongbong
(1708m)
Huiungak
Seorak
Jungcheong
Socheong
Yangpok
Hwachaebong
Gwongeumseong
Cable Car
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Biseondae
Madeungnyeong
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Valley
Sinheungsa
Gyejoam
Heundeul (Tottering)
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Misiryeong Pass
Bongjeongam
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Suryeomdong
Jangsudae
Daeseung Falls
Daeseungnyeong
Pass
Ansan
(1430m)
Namgyo
Yongdae-ri
Baekdam
Seorak Falls
Hangyeryeong Pass
Osaek Hot Springs
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Tokkibong
(1534m)
Yeonhacheon
Samgakbong
(1462m)
Yeongsinbong
(1652m)
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Piagol
Hwaeomsa
Yeon-goksa
Banyabong
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Naedae-ri
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9. Gayasan National Park
Gayasan Mountains (1,430 m) are
famous for historic sites and scenic
landscapes, such as Haeinsa Temple,
Yongmun Falls, and Hongnyudong Valley
renowned for autumn colors.
(See p. 81)
: Haeinsa Temple ׿Sangwangbong
Summit ׿Seoseongjae Pass ׿
Baegundong Valley (5 hrs.)
10. Deogyusan National Park
Deogyusan Mountains (1,614 m) are
famous for Muju Gucheondong Valley
with crystal clear streams creating 33
scenic views. Other attractions are Muju
Ski Resort, the site of the 1997 Winter
University Games, snow-capped yew and
fir trees creating splendid scenery in
winter.
: Gucheondong Valley ׿Hyangjeok-
bong Summit ׿Dongyeopnyeong Pass
׿Chiryeon Falls ׿Yongchu Falls
(6 hrs. 30 min.)
11. Odaesan National Park
This park consists largely of Odaesan
Mountains (1,563 m) and Sogeumgang
Valley. Odaesan has a large fir forest
around Woljeongsa Temple and smooth
ridgeline connecting five peaks.
Sogeumgang Valley features beautiful
rock formations, lush forest, and many
waterfalls. (See p. 74)
: ڹ Sangwonsa ׿Birobong Summit
׿Sangwangbong Peak ׿Bukdaesa
Temple ׿Sangwonsa (5 hrs.)
ں Woljeongsa ׿Odaesan Shelter ׿
Dongdaesan Peak ׿Noinbong Peak ׿
Sogeumgang Valley (10 hrs.)
12. Juwangsan National Park
Juwangsan (721 m) has spectacular
rocky peaks forming a “stone folding
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Gohyangsancheon
Doseonsa
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Uisangbong
Bibong
(560m)
Bohyeonbong
(705m)
Gugi-dong
Ui-dong
Nojeokbong
(716m)
Yongammun
Gate
Daeseomun
Gate
Entrance to
Bukhansanseong
Daedongmun Gate
Bogungmun
Gate
Daenammun
Gate
Daeseogmun Gate
Jeongneung-dong
Munsubong
(715m)
Mt. Bukhansan
screen,” scenic valleys, several waterfalls
and mineral springs, temples, and caves.
(See p. 83)
: Daejeonsa Temple ׿Juwangsan
Peak ׿ Kaldeung Ridge ׿Second
Falls ׿ Daejeonsa (4 hrs.)
13. Taean Seashore National
Park
Located along the Yellow Sea, this park
offers many beaches, some 430 km of
saw-toothed coastline, about 130 islands,
and picturesque rock formations.
14. Dadohae Maritime
National Park
Dotted with about 1,700 small and large
beautiful islands such as Jindo, Hongdo,
Heuksando, and Bogildo. The emerald
sky above the sea of cobalt blue, unusual
rock formations, and unending stretches
of sandy beach present a world of
untamed splendor.
15. Bukhansan National Park
This park, within Seoul and embracing
Bukhansan (837 m) and Dobongsan
Mountains, is a must-see for visitors who
appreciate hiking or rock climbing. In
addition to famous temples such as
Doseonsa and Hwagyesa, other historic
relics include a stone stele erected by King
Jinheung (r. 540ō576) of the Silla
Kingdom, and ancient mountain fortress
walls. (see p. 53)
: Ui-dong ׿Gugi-dong (5 hrs. 30 min.)
16. Chiaksan National Park
Chiaksan Mountains (1,288 m) attracts
throngs of visitors throughout the year, for
its natural beauty and easy accessibility
from Seoul. (See p. 74)
: Guryongsa Temple ׿Sadari-
byeongchang Ridge ׿Birobong Summit
׿Valley ׿Seryeom Falls ׿Guryongsa
(5 hrs.)
17. Woraksan National Park
The summit of Woraksan reaches a
modest 1,096 meters, but it is a tough
challenge to hikers for its steep slopes.
(See p. 79)
: Songgye Valley ׿Deokjusa Temple
׿960 m Peak ׿Yeongbong Summit ׿
Silleuksa Temple (5 hrs.)
18. Sobaeksan National Park
Magnificent yet soft Sobaeksan
Mountains (1,441 m) are famous for a
unique beauty ushering in each season,
such as royal azaleas in blossom around
Yeonhwabong Peak in spring and yew
groups around Birobong Peak. The park
also has several temples including
Buseoksa and Guinsa.
: Huibangsa Temple ׿Astronomical
Observatory ׿Birobong Summit ׿
Cheondong-ri (6 hrs.)
19. Wolchulsan National Park
Wolchulsan (809 m) is famous for its
craggy rock formations, very dramatic,
and has old temples such as Muwisa and
Dogapsa.
: Cheonhwangsa Temple ׿
Cheonhwangbong Summit ׿Miwangjae
Pass ׿Dogapsa (6 hrs.)
20. Byeonsan Peninsula
National Park
This only peninsular park in Korea has a
number of beautiful sights to offer, such
as odd-shaped mountain peaks, historic
temples, Jikso Falls, Bongnae-
gugok Valley, Chaeseokgang Seashore
Cliff, and four nice beaches.
: Naesosa Temple ׿Gwaneumbong
Peak ׿Jikso Falls ׿Wolmyeongam
Temple ׿Nakjodae Peak ׿Namyeochi
Pass (5 hrs.)
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M useums M useums
Korea travel guide
National Museum of Korea
ʪ: Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul (inside Gyeongbokgung
Palace) ʲ: A 5-minute walk from Exit 5 of
Gyeongbokgung Station, Subway Line 3 ȭ02-398-
5000, 02-398-5010, www.museum.go.kr
ʡ: Monday, January 1
Not only some 135,000 cultural assets of
Korea, but also those of neighboring
countries and regions including China, Japan
and Central Asia. The museum will move
from Gyeongbokgung Palace to Yongsan
Family Park in 2003.
National Folk Museum
ʪ: Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul (inside Gyeongbokgung
Palace) ȭ02-734-1346, 02-723-2272,
www.nfm.go.kr ʡ: T uesday, January 1
As the only Korean national museum on
folklore, it displays about 4,000 item showing
traditional way of life. There are three
permanent exhibition halls, two special
exhibition halls, a shop, a material room, etc.
National Museum of
Contemporary Art
ʪ: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do ʲ:A shuttle bus from
Exit 4 of Daegongwon Station, Subway Line 4. ȭ
02-2188-6000 (ARS), 02-2188-6123,
www.moca.go.kr ʡ: Monday, January 1
Some 800 modern works by contemporary
artists on permanent displayōspecial
exhibits are often presented. An outdoor
sculpture park enhances its attraction.
Gyeongju National Museum
ʪ: Inwang-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do ʲ:
T ake a bus N o. 11, 600, 604, or 609 from Gyeongju
Railroad Station. ȭ054-772-5193, 054-772-
5194 ʡ: Monday
One of finest museums in Korea, this
institution houses over 100,000 items
including 17,000 artifacts from the Silla
Kingdom. On display are stone axes, statues
of Buddha, a golden crown, the Bronze Bell
of King Seongdeok the Great, and pagodas.
Gongju National Museum
ʪ: Jung-dong, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
ʲ: T ake a bus N o. 1 from Gongju Bus T ermianl.
ȭ041-854-2205, 041-855-0352 ʡ: Monday,
January 1
1,100 relics, including those unearthed from
the Tomb of King Muryeong of the Baekje
Kingdom (stele, stone guardian, king’s and
queen’s crowns, earrings, necklace),
Buddhist statues, ancient roof tiles, pots, etc.
Buyeo National Museum
ʪ: Dongnam-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo-gun,
Chungcheongnam-do ʲ: A 10-minute walk from
Buyeo Bus T erminal ȭ051-833-8561, 041-
833-8563 ʡ: Monday, January 1
At least 7,000 articles from prehistoric times,
Buddhist art. Famous articles are a gilt-
bronze incense burner from the Baekje
Kingdom, a very old standing Buddha image,
roof tiles and earthenware, etc.
Gwangju National Museum
ʪ: Maegok-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju ʲ: N o. 16, 19,
26, 35, 55 or 114 buses stop at the museum ȭ062-
571-7111, 062-570-7015 ʡ: Monday, January 1
Relics from the Paleolithic Age and Goryeo
and Joseon periods, including Buddhist
articles, paintings, and handicrafts, as well as
1,200 relics of the Song and Yuan Dynasties
of China that were recovered from offshore of
the Sinan area.
Jinju National Museum
ʪ: N amseong-dong, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
(Inside Jinju Castle) ʲ: T ake a N o. 15, 25 bus at
Express Bus T erminal ȭ055-742-5951, 055-
745-7020 ʡ: Monday, January 1
The museum houses 20,000 items, featuring
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everal national museums and other private
institutions preserve Korea’s colorful past. The
National Museum of Korea and the National Folk
Museum, both in Seoul, have two of the finest
collections in Korea. There are also branches in Gyeongju,
Buyeo, Daegu, Gongju, etc., each museum featuring
artifacts connected with the region’s local heritage. Among
various universities and private institutions, the Ho-Am Art
Museum in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, houses perhaps the finest
private collections in the nation. Usually national museums
open at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. except during the
winter, from November through February when they
open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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the relics related to the Imjinwaeran
(Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592).
Cheongju National Museum
ʪ: Myeongam-dong, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si,
Chungcheongbuk-do ʲ: T ake a bus N o. 230, 231,
232 or 233 from Bus T erminal. ȭ043-252-0710,
043-258-0711 ʡ: Monday, January 1
8,700 precious relics from prehistoric times,
the Three Kingdoms period, and the Goryeo
to Joseon discovered in the central region.
Jeonju National Museum
ʪ: Hyoja-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
ʲ: T ake a bus N o. 26, 51 or 118 from Jeonju
Railroad Station ȭ063-223-5651, 063-223-
5652 ʡ: Monday, January 1
4,500 items including old farming tools, food
models, and replicas of the province’s
communal rites dedicated to tutelary gods,
and farmers’ band performances. Korean
mulberry paper and woodenware making are
demonstrated.
Daegu National Museum
ʪ: Hwanggeum 1-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu
ʲ: T ake a bus N o. 242, 814 or 415 from Dong
Daegu Railroad Staion ȭ053-768-6051,
053-768-6053 ʡ: Monday, January 1
Full-sized or reduced models of buildings,
including Byeongsan Confucian School in
Andong, genuine relics and replicas of
scholar’s calligraphy articles, and models of
595 kinds of food are displayed.
Gimhae National Museum
ʪ: Gusan-dong, Gimhae-si,
Gyeongsangnam-do
ʲ: T ake a city bus N o. 1, 2, 4, 7,
9, 16 or 24 at Gimhae Bus
T erminal. ȭ055-325-
9332, 055-325-9334
ʡ: Monday, January 1
4,868 relics of the Gaya
Kingdom (AD 42-562)
presenting the Neolithic and
Bronze cultures of the
southeastern region.
Jeoldusan Martyrs’
Memorial Museum
ʪ: Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
ʲ: Hapjeong Station, Subway Line
2 or 6 ȭ02-3142-4434, E-mail:
juldusan@chollian.net ʡ: Monday
The museum opened in 1967 in
commemoration of the 100th
anniversary of martyrdom in
1866, and exhibits relics of
church history. Standing in the
holy place is a church where
the remains of 28 saints
are enshrined.
Museum of Korean Embroidery
ʪ: N onhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
ʲ: A 5-minute walk from Exit 10 of Hak-dong
Station, Subway Line 7. ȭ02-515-5114,
02-515-5118 ʡ: Saturday, Sunday, public
holidays
3,000 embroidery works
ranging from bedding,
cushions, thimbles, socks,
robes, to other household
items.
Ho-Am Art
Museum
ʪ: Yongin-gun,
Gyeonggi-do
ʲ: T ake a bus N o.
600 or 66 from Suwon
Station, KN R Line 1, and
then a shuttle bus from the
main entrance of
Everland.
ȭ031-320-1806,
E-mail: jmk@samsung.co.kr
ʡ: Monday
There are 15,000 precious items here
ranging from prehistoric to modern times.
The landscape around the museum and
nearby Everland, a huge amusement park,
make this museum all the more worth
visiting.
Mok-A Museum
ʪ: Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do ʲ: T ake a local bus N o.
10 or 10-1 at Yeoju Bus T erminal.
ȭ031-885-9952,
031-885-9951, www.moka.or.kr
Buddhist works numbering
6,000, including sutras,
wooden, stone and bronze
objects, paintings,
calligraphic works. In the
outside sculpture park are
about 40 bronze and stone
works including various
Buddha images, a three-stone
pagoda and a bell-shaped stupa.
Lotte World Folk Museum
ʪ: Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
ʲ: Jamsil Station, Seoul Subway Line 2
or 8. ȭ02-411-4760,
www.lotteworld.com
Equipped with new and varied
exhibition techniques, such as
state-of-art visuals, dioramas,
and models, this museum
displays ancestral culture and
life by the era, in an
interesting and easy-to-
understand manner.
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A royal ancestral rite is conducted
according to strict procedures in an
austere ambiance. Accompanying
music keeps intact the old authentic
form.
Lotus Lantern Parade
ʮ: May 12
ʪ: Jongno-gu, Seoul
ȭ02-725-6641, 02-725-6643
On a day shortly before Buddha’s
Birthday, throngs of Buddhist monks
and devotees fill the streets for the
lantern parade.
Jindo Yeongdueng Festival
ʮ: April 27 to 29
ʪ: Jindo, Jeollanam-do
ȭ061-544-0151
The festival is held at the moment
each year when the tide drops six or
seven meters to part the sea between
Jindo and Modo Islands. Reminiscent
of Moses’ Miracle.
Chunhyang Festival
ʮ: May 4 to 8
ʪ: N amwon, Jeollanam-do
ȭ063-625-5422, 063-620-6535
The festival is held to honor
Chunhyang, a literary Korean heroine
of loyalty in love and a symbol of
female virtue.
June
Gangneung Dano Festival
ʮ: June 15
ʪ: Gangneung, Gangwon-do
ȭ033-648-3014
This festival is held on the fifth day of
the fifth lunar month in the hopes of
bumper harvest.
September
Geumsan Ginseng Festival
ʮ: Around September 20 every year (September
14Ő23 in 2001)
ʪ: Geumsan, Chungcheongnam-do
ȭ041-750-2224/5, 041-750-2229;
www.insamfestival.co.kr
This festival features a cornucopia of
aromatic ginseng products as well as
other medicinal herbs and health
foods, all sold at good low prices.
Icheon Ceramics Festival
ʮ: Around September 10, every year
ʪ: Icheon, Gyeonggi-do
ȭ031-664-2274, 031-664-2289
During the festival, many ceramics
related exhibitions, a ceramics market,
ceramics auction, and other special
events are held.
October
Andong Mask Dance Festival
ʮ: Around October 10 every year (October 5 to 14 in
2001)
ʪ: Geumsan, Chungcheongnam-do
ȭ054-851-6398, 054-851-6393;
www.maskdance.com
There will be traditional mask drama
performance from around the world,
Confucian events, and folk games
such as chajeonnori (A-frame chariot
battle) and nottaribalgi (crossing a
human bridge).
Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Cultural
Festival
ʮ: October 7 in 2001
ʪ: Suwon, Gyeonggi-do
ȭ031-228-2471
The Hwaseong Fortress was built by
King Jeongjo in order to restore the
honor of his father, who had been
executed unjustly. Cherishing the spirit
of the King’s filial piety, the festival
reenacts Jeongjo’s procession to visit
his father’s tomb.
Busan Jagalchi Festival
ʮ: Around October 20 every year (October 18 to 22
in 2001)
ʪ: Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan
ȭ051-888-3502, 051-888-3509
Visitors can try a grand variety of fresh
seafood at low prices and witness a
special niche of Korean culture.
Gwangju Kimchi Festival
ʮ: Around October 18 every year (October 17 to 21
in 2001)
ʪ: Around Gwangju Municipal Folk Museum,
Gwangju
ȭ062-606-3352, 062-606-3339; www.gwang-
jukimchifestival.com
All kimchi varieties and their histories
and recipes are on display here.
Colorful events, and you can take
part in a kimchi-making contest for
foreigners.
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January
Daegwallyeong Snow Festival
ʮ: Around January 10, every year
ʪ: Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
ȭ033-330-2541
Snow-carving competition, traditional
hunting demonstration, walking race in
traditional ski-like wooden footwear,
etc.
March
Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival
ʮ: Around March 16 to 20
ʪ: Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do
ȭ054-370-6061
Bullfighting contest, Korean bull rodeo,
Cheongdo Bullfight Photo Contest, etc
Seokjeon Daeje
ʮ: March 20 and September 16
ʪ: in SungKyunKwan Univ., Jongno-gu, Seoul
ȭ02-741-7633, 02-725-6643
Confucian Rites offering libations are
accompanied by ritual music and
dance, in honor of Confucius, his
Chinese disciples, and eminent
Korean Confucian scholars.
Gwangju Biennale
ʮ: March 29 to June 29
ʪ: Jungoi Park, Gwangju
ȭ062-515-0555, 062-515-4635,
www.gwangju-biennale.org
Attracting over 1.5 million domestic
and foreign visitors since its opening in
1995, the 4th Gwangju Biennale
features brand-new trends and avante
guard installation art by top artists from
all over the world.
April
Yeoju Ceramics Fair
ʮ: April 26 to May 5
ʪ: Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do
ȭ031-881-1281, 031-880-1200
A do-it-yourself
ceramics corner,
wheeling
contest, Koreas
largest ceramics
mart, contest for
best ceramics works,
etc.
Chungju World Martial Arts Festival
ʮ: June 28 to July7,
ʪ: Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do
ȭ043-850-5165
Chungju is the home of taekgyeon
which is the progenitor of modern
taekwondo. Main events include
demonstrations by world traditional
martial arts teams, martial arts
workouts, and special demonstration
by a world-famous martial-arts movie
star.
Wang In Culture Festival
ʮ: April 6 to 10
ʪ: Yeongam, Jeollanam-do
ȭ061-470-2224; www.wangin.org
The scholar Wang In introduced Japan
to a great body of advanced
knowledge and culture of the Baekje
Kingdom which became the seed that
bloomed in Japan’s Asuka Culure. A
masquerade procession of Wang In’s
crossing to Japan is held along pastel
cherry blossom road.
Korea Floritopia 2002
ʮ: July 10 to August 10
ʪ: Anmyeondo, T aean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
ȭ042-220-3267, 042-251-2959;
www.floritopia.or.kr
Themed on “Flower and the New
Civilization,” Korea Floritopia 2002
unfolds a special flamboyance on
Anmyeondo Island, off Korea’s west
coast. This floral event is the first of its
kind in Korea and rare in the world
officially recognized by the
International Association of
Horticultural Products.
May
Jongmyo Jerye
ʮ: May 1 (first Sunday of every May)
ʪ: Jongmyo Shrine, Jongno-gu, Seoul
ȭ 02-765-0195
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- Passport and Visa
- Alien Registration
- Customs
- Quarantine
Transportation 144
- Arriving in Korea
- Getting around in Korea
Accommodations 153
Diplomatic Missions and
Other Organizations 166
Business Travel Tips 171
Holidays 173
Handy Facts 174
Useful Korean Phrases 180
Index 182
KNTO Offices 186
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Customs Korea Customs Service: www.customs.go.kr
Seoul 02-650-6239
Incheon 032-889-9903/10
Incheon Int’l Airport 032-740-7013
Busan 051-461-3030
Gimhae Airport 051-972-1610/5
Jeju 064-722-3494
Immigra tion Offic e s
Korean embassy or consulate
can issue two types of visa: a
short-term visa for the visitor
who wants to stay up to 90
days and a special long-term visa for
periods longer than 90 days. A visitor
with a special long-term visa is required
to apply for alien registration at a local
immigration office within 90 days of
arrival.
ny foreign visitor wishing to
enter the Republic of Korea
must have a valid passport.
Visitors with confirmed
outbound tickets may stay in Korea
up to 30 days without visas.
Exceptions to this apply to the
nationals of the following countries:
Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Laos,
Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine,
Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam#
Nigeria and Ghana# Russia, Ukraine,
Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Kazakhistan, Turkmenistan,
Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan, Kyrgyzstan,
Georgia and Macedonia# and Cuba.
However, visa-free, stopover entry is
permited for 30 days for the passengers
who have been issued US, Canadian,
Australian, New Zealand
or Japanese visas.
Visa-free entry to
Jeju Island
- for Chinese
group tourists
- for citizens of
the 12 CIS
nations.
Visitors who plan to stay in Korea for
longer than 30 days must obtain visas
before coming to Korea. Special visa
exemptions exist between Korea and
the countries listed hereafter, provided
their citizens do not participate in
remunerative activities while visiting
Korea.
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Countriesunder Visa Exemption Agreements
Europe
Austria 90 days
Belgium 90 days
Bulgaria 90 days
Czech Republic 90 days
Denmark 90 days
Finland 90 days
France 90 days
Greece 90 days
Germany 90 days
Hungary 90 days
Iceland 90 days
Ireland 90 days
Italy 60 days
Liechtenstein 90 days
Luxembourg 90 days
Malta 90 days
Netherlands 90 days
Norway 90 days
Portugal 60 days
Poland 90 days
Romania 90 days
Spain 90 days
Slovak Republic 90 days
Sweden 90 days
Switzerland 90 days
United Kingdom 90 days
Asia and Oceania
Bangladesh 90 days
Israel 90 days
Malaysia 90 days
New Zealand 90 days
Pakistan 90 days
Singapore 90 days
Thailand 90 days
Turkey 90 days
Americas
Antigua and 90 days
Barbuda
Bahamas 90 days
Barbados 90 days
Colombia 90 days
Costa Rica 90 days
Commonwealth of 90 days
Dominica
Dominican 90 days
Republic
El Salvador 90 days
Grenada 90 days
Haiti 90 days
Jamaica 90 days
Mexico 90 days
Nicaragua 90 days
Peru 90 days
St. Lucia 90 days
St. Kitts and Nevis 90 days
St. Vincent and the 90 days
Grenadines
Surinam 90 days
Trinidad and 90 days
Tobago
Africa
Morocco 90 days
Tunisia 30 days
C ountry Pe riod C ountry Pe riod C ountry Pe riod
Passport and Visa Ministry of Justice: www.moj.go.kr
Alien Registration
written baggage declaration
must be submitted to a
customs officer upon entry.
Passengers must clear customs
through either green, white, or red
channel. Passengers who have no
articles to declare should use the
green channel, those declaring
non-duty-free articles should use
the white channel, and those who
are suspected of making false
declarations or of carrying
prohibited articles will be directed
to the red channel. If a passenger
declares non-duty-free articles
voluntarily, the declared amount
will be accepted and the clearance
procedure will be expedited.
ҟD uty-Free Articles
- Visitor’s (non-resident’s) goods
which will be taken out of Korea
upon departure. (The total quantity
of the goods should be declared for
duty exemption.)
- Goods which were declared upon
departure from Korea and are being
brought back.
- Goods totaling USʼ400 or less
which were purchased or acquired
outside Korea.
- 1 bottle (not over 1 liter) of
alcoholic beverages
- 200 cigarettes (50 cigars or 250
grams of tobacco)
- 2 ounces of perfume
For further information on goods
subject to declaration and
prohibited goods, please contact
the Customs Information Office at
Incheon Int’l Airport.
ȭ032-740-3100 or 080-742-7272
Quarantine
Animal Quarantine
All live animals and animal
products entering Korea must be
accompanied by valid certificates
issued by the exporting country’s
government. Declare all import
animals and animal products upon
arrival to the National Veterinary
Research and Quarantine Service,
where they must be inspected.
Cloven-hoofed animals and their
products that are shipped from
* Canadians can also enter the Republic of Korea without visas for a stay of up to 180 days.
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Holders of official or diplomatic passports from Benin, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Japan,
Lesotho, Liberia, Mongolia, Paraguay, Philippines, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam also can enter
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import-restricted areas will be sent
back or destroyed.
For details, please contact the
National Veterinary Research and
Quarantine Service. ȭ031-467-
1948; www.nvrqs.go.kr
Plant Quarantine
Passengers who carry any plants or
soil including fruits (mango,
orange, papaya, etc.), vegetables,
seeds, orchids, nursery stock or cut
flowers, etc., must describe the
items on the Customs Declaration
Form and immediately declare
them upon arrival.
ҟImport restricted items and
areas
- Fresh fruits, such as mango,
orange, papaya, cherry, etc.:
all countries
- Nursery stock of apple, grape, etc.:
most European countries
- Walnut fruit and kernel: most
countries
- Soil or plants with soil: all countries
If you have any question about
plant quarantine, please contact
National Plant Quarantine
Service: ȭ031-446-1926,
031-447-0525, e-mail:
npqs@maf.go.kr
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Incheon Int’ l Airport 032-740-2072
Seoul Branch 02- 6500-611
Busan Branch 051-253–3464
Gunsan Branch 063-445–7348
Jeju Branch 064-712–2762
Incheon Int’ l Airport 032-740-2074
Incheon Branch 032-772-3926
Busan Branch 051-467-0442
Gunsan Branch 063-467-3456
Jeju Branch 064-747-6241
Tr anspor t at i on Tr anspor t at i on
here are five international
airports in Korea: Incheon,
Gimhae, Cheongju, Daegu
and Jeju International
Airports. Incheon International
Airport is located 52 km west of
Seoul, with flights to parts all around
the world.
The others serve only Asia. Airport
tax is 15,000 won for international
flights, and 3,000 or 4,000 won for
domestic flights. For more details
about the airports, please visit the
web sites at www.airport.or.kr or
www.airport.co.kr.
Arriving in Korea ––
International Flights
Airline officeswith regular flightsto and from Korea
There are two city air terminals in
Seoul: at the World Trade Center
Seoul and at Gimpo Airport. They
provide a check-in service and
passport inspection. A limousine bus
service operates between the city air
terminals and Incheon International
Airport. For further information, visit
www.kcat.co.kr.
City Air Terminal
Aeroflot Russian Int’l 032-744-8672/3
Air Canada 032-744-0898/9
Air China 032-744-3250/68
Air France 032-744-4900/9
Air Kazakstan 02-775-0047
All Nippon Airways 032-744-3200/10
American Airlines 032-744-3282/4
Asiana Airlines 032-744-2626
Cathay Pacific Airways 032-744-6777
China Eastern Airlines 032-744-3780
China Northern Airlines 032-744-3455
China Northwest Airlines 032-744-6900
China Southern Airlines 032-744-3270
China Southwest Airlines 02-310-9988
China Yunnan Airlines 02-777-7779
Garuda Indonesia Airways 032-744-1990
Japan Airlines 032-744-3600/11
Japan Air System 032-744-3300
Khabarovsk Airlines 032-744-8672/4
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 032-744-6700
Korean Air 032-742-5175
Krasnoyarsk Airlines 02-777-6399
Lufthansa Airlines 032-744-3411/9
Malaysia Airlines 032-744-3500/2
Mongolian Airlines 032-744-6800/5
Northwest Airlines 032-744-6300/99
Philippine Airlines 032-744-3720/3
Qantas Airways 032-744-3282/4
Shkhalinsk Airlines 02-753-7131
Singapore Airlines 032-744-6500/2
Thai Airways 032-744-3571/2
Siberia Airlines 02-501-6727
Turkish Airlines 032-744-3737/8
United Airlines 032-744-6666
Usbekistan Airways 032-744-3700/9
Vietnam Airlines 032-774-6565/9
Vladivostok Air 02-733-2920
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Sea Routes
usan (previous spelling
“Pusan”) is the country’s
largest port and second-largest
city. This international
seaport is the main gateway to Korea
for visitors who arrive by ship, usually
from Japan. Another international
port is Incheon which features service
to China.
The Bugwan Ferry (ȭ02-738-
0055), Korea Ferry (ȭ02-775-
2323), and Korea Marine Express
(ȭ02-730-8666) provide regular
services between Korea and Japan,
while the Weidong Ferry (ȭ02-
3271-6753) and Jinchon Ferry (ȭ
02-517-8671), etc. provide regular
service to China. High-speed
hydrofoil services have also begun
between Busan and Hakata,
Fukuoka.
Temporary entry is allowed for
private cars with proper documen-
tation belonging to all visitors to
Korea arriving by ferry.
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Incheon Subway Line 2 (planned)
Incheon Subway Line 1
Incheon Subway Line 3 (planned)
Seoul-Incheon Train Line
Suwon-Incheon train Line
2nd Gyeongin
Expressway
Gyeongin
Expressway
Gimpo Airport
Gyulhyeon
Station
Yeongjong
Grand Bridge
Yongyudo
Yeongjongdo
Bupyeong
Station
Airport Expressway
Airport Express Railroad (planned) Seoul
Seohaean Expressway
3rd Gyeongin
Expressway
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Incheon
Station Wolmido Ferry
Terminal
Yuldo Ferry
Terminal
Jayu Park
Incheon
SouthōNorth
Expressway

Incheon World Cup Stadium

Songdo Resort
Seoul Subway Line 5
Korea travel guide
Korea travel guide | 146 | 147 |
here are several ways to
travel between Incheon
International Airport
and downtown Seoul.
The following options will help
you get downtown at minimal
expense and with little
difficulty.
T
Limousine buses
KAL Limousine buses or
Airport Limousine buses link the
Incheon International Airport and
downtown Seoul at a reasonable
fare of 10,000 won. Tickets are
available at hotel counters or
airport limousine counters.
Travelers with large luggage may
use these buses with ease.
City Coach Buses
City coach buses are also available
to various parts of Seoul as well as
suburban areas such as Suwon,
Uijeongbu, Ansan and Yongin.
Fares to the downtown Seoul are
5,000 or 5,500 won.
Destination KAL limousine routes
Line 1 Incheo n Int ’l A ir po r t ō(Gimpo A ir po r t )ōH o t el K o r eanaō
C it y H all H o t el PlazaōH o t el Lo t t eōH o t el W est in C ho sunōSeo daemun K A L
Buildingō(Gimpo A ir po r t )ōIncheo n Int ’l A ir po r t
Line 2 Incheo n Int ’l A ir po r t ō(Gimpo A ir po r t )ōH o liday Inn Seo ulōSeo ulSt at io nō
Seo ul St at io n Seo ul H ilt o n H o t elōH yat t H o t elōT o w er H o t elōSo fit el A mbassado r ō
Shilla H o t el
Line 3 Incheo n Int ’l A ir po r t ō(Gimpo A ir po r t )ōH o t el PalaceōRit z
Gangnam C ar lt o nōN o vo t elōC O EX Int er -C o nt inent alōGr and Int er -C o nt inent alō
Renaisance H o t elōJW Mar r io t t ōacr o ss fr o m t he Palace H o t elō(Gimpo
A ir po r t )ōIncheo n Int ’l A ir po r t
Line 4 Incheo n Int ’l A ir po r t ō(Gimpo A ir po r t ) Jamsil Lo t t e W o r ldōD o ng Seo ul
Jamsil Ex pr ess Bus T er minalōSher at o n W alker H ill H o t el
Each of Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 has two routes, one stopping at Gimpo Airport and the other
proceeding directly to the hotels.
Destination (BusNo.) Major coach busstops
Jamsil (600) Jamsil St a.ōSeo ul Spo r t s C o mplex ōN ew W o r ld H o t elō
Rit zC ar lt o n H o t elō88 GymnasiumōGimpo A ir po r t
D o ngdaemun (601) D o ngdaemun Mar ket ōGw anghw amun St a.ōSeo ul St at io n
ōSincho n Subw ay St a.ōSeo gyo H o t elōGimpo A ir po r t
C heo ngnyangni (602) C heo ngnyangni St a.ōD o ngdaemun Subw ay St a.ōJo ngno 3-ga
St a.ōSincho n Subw ay St a.ōH apjeo ng Subw ay St a.
Gur o (603) Gur o Subw ay St a.ōMo kdo ng Subw ay St a.ōGimpo A ir po r t
Geumcheo n-gu O ffice (604) Geumcheo n-gu O fficeōN o vo t el A mbassado r H o t elōGimpo
A ir po r t
C it y H all (605) H o liday Inn Seo ulōMapo Po lice St at io nōGw anghw amunō
C it y H allōSeo ul St at io n
Jamsil (606) Jamsil Subw ay St a.ōGaller ia D epar t ment St o r eōA pgujeo ng-
do ng Subw ay St a.ōSeo ul Ex pr ess Bus T er minal
Songjeong Subw ay St at ion Gimpo A ir po r t ōSo ngjeo ng Subw ay St at io n
(607)
Yeongdeungpo Subw ay St at ion Yeo ngdeungpo Subw ay St a.ōD angsan Subw ay St a.ō88
(608) GymnasiumōBalsan Subw ay St a.ōGimpo A ir po r t
D aechi-do ng (609) D aechi-do ngōYangjae Subw ay St a.ōGangnam Subw ay St a.ō
Ex pr ess Bus T er minal
Bus services to other cities such as Jeonju, Chuncheon, Wonju, Cheongju, Asan, Buyeo, Taean,
Cheonan, etc. are also available.
Getting around in Korea Ŏ
To and from Incheon International Airport
KoreaōChina Through-ticket
T his t icket pr o vides t r avel bet w een t he t w o
co unt r ies w it h disco unt r ides o n t he
Saemaeul t r ain in K o r ea, a lux ur y t r ain in
C hina and a fer r y o per at ing bet w een
Incheo n in K o r ea and T ianjin in C hina. T he
t icket is valid fo r 20 days fr o m t he fir st r ide.
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Reservation Office

Dae-a Travel Agency: Seoul ȭ02-514-6226,
02-514-8053

Hwaun Travel Agency: Beijing ȭ10-63221111
KoreaōJapan Through-ticket
T his t icket enables t he ho lder t o t r avel
ar o und K o r ea and Japan by t r ain, t r ansfer ing
via t he fer r y cr o ssing bet w een Busan and
Shimo no seki. T he syst em is jo int ly o per at ed
by H o ng Ik T r avel A gency in K o r ea, and
N ippo n T r avel A gency in Japan.
ƀ
Reservation Offices

Hongik Travel Agency: Seoul ȭ02-7171002

Nippon Travel Agency: Osakal ȭ06-63121253
FAX
Korea travel guide | 148 | 149 |
he city bus systems differ
slightly from city to city in
Korea, but most cities have
local and express buses.
They are numbered but since their
signs are only in Korean, finding
the right bus may be confusing to
a first-time visitor. It is advisable
to request assistance to find the
bus stop and number that you
need. The bus fare can be paid
with either coins and bills or a bus
card available at booths near bus
stops.
Local City Buses
Local buses are the most common
means of transportation in Seoul.
Subways
here are excellent subway train
systems in Seoul, Busan,
Daegu, and Incheon. The
subway is the most efficient
and convenient way for foreign
travelers to get around the cities.
Station names, ticket windows and
transfer signs are all clearly marked
in English.
˂See pp 54-5 for Seoul and Incheon Subway
Map and p 82 for Busan Subway Map.
T
City Buses
T
Other than over ticket counters at all subway stations, tickets can be
bought at the vending machines of two types: at one of them only
coins (
˽
10,
˽
50,
˽
100 and
˽
500) are used, but at the other (see
instruction below) both bills (
˽
1,000) and coins may be used.
ҟLost & Found Centers
KNR Line - Guro Station ȭ (02)869-0089
Subway Line1, 2 - City Hall Station ȭ (02)753-2408
Subway Line 3, 4 - Chungmuro Station ȭ (02)2271-1170
Subway Line 5, 8 - Wangsimni Station ȭ (02)2298-6767
Subway Line 6, 7 - Taereung Station ȭ (02)949-6767
window for indicating fare
slot for coins
slot for bills
buttons for choosing
destinations
ticket exit
Taxis
axis are plentiful and
inexpensive in Korea, clean
and safe. There are taxi
stands in most busy city
areas, and taxis can also be
hailed on the streets. As well,
certain taxis can be requested by
phone (ȭ02-3431-5100), though
the fare for these special call taxis is
somewhat higher than regular taxis.
An increasing number of taxi drivers
speak some English.
Regular Taxis
The fare system is based on both
the distance and the time taken.
Fares are ˽1,600 for the first 2
km and ˽100 for each additional
168 m. If the taxi is going less than
15 km per hour, an additional
charge of ˽100 per 41 seconds is
added to the fare. The fare
between Incheon International
Airport and downtown Seoul is
usually around ˽47,000
(including toll) though it could be
higher if traffic is congested. Fares
increase 20% between midnight
and 4 a.m.
Deluxe Taxis
Deluxe taxis, called mobeom taxi in
Korean, are black with a yellow
sign on the top and the words
“Deluxe Taxi” written on the
sides. They offer more passenger
space and a high standard of
service. Fares are ˽4,000 for the
first 3 km and ˽200 for each
additional 205 m or each 50
seconds if the speed drops below
15 km per hour. The usual fare
between Incheon Int’l Airport and
downtown is about 67,000 won
(including toll). Receipts are given.
There is no late-night surcharge.
Deluxe taxis can be taken at stands
located at hotels, stations, bus
terminals, and on major city
streets.
Jumbo Taxis
Eight-passenger van taxis are in
service. They are installed with
simultaneous foreign language
interpretation by phone, receipt-
issuing equipment, and credit card
processing terminal. Fares are the
same as deluxe taxis. Passengers
carrying large amounts of baggage
may find them convenient. They
can be called at ȭ 02-992-
7000 or ȭ02-888-2000.
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They are frequent, reliable,
and inexpensive. Seoul’s
bus network serves every
part of the city. The
adult fare is
˽
600
regardless of distance.
City Coach Buses
City coach buses, called jwaseok bus,
more comfortable and they are air-
conditioned. They stop less frequently and
travel through congested areas faster. The fares for
the city coach buses and the deluxe city express
buses are
˽
1,200 and
˽
1,300 respectively.
Using Ticket Vending Machine
ast and reliable
highway buses
operate on
expressways
throughout the country,
connecting almost all major
points. Two express bus
terminals serve Seoul.
The Seoul Express Bus Terminal is
the main bus depot for trips out of
Seoul to other major cities,
conveniently located on
Subway Line 3.
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal is near
Gangbyeon Subway Station
on Line 2.
Superior
ExpressBuses
Superior express buses are
somewhat more expensive than
regular buses, but they are
popular for their spacious seats
and facilities such as mobile
phones and VCR televison.
Express Bus Terminals in Seoul
Seoul Express Bus Terminal
ŋGyeongbu, Guma, Yeongdongseon
ȭ02-535-4151
ŋHonamseon ȭ02-6282-0600
Dong Seoul Terminal
ȭ 02-446-8000
Korea travel guide | 150 | 151 |
Gwangju
Yeosu
Jinju
Busan
Daegu
Pohang
Ulsan
Yecheon
Wonju
Cheongju
Gangneung
Ulleungdo Is.
Sokcho
Jeju
Mokpo
Gunsan
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ental cars are available for
visitors, and charges are
from ˽55,000 to
˽460,000 per day. Driving
safely in Korea takes some
practice. Due to the different
traffic laws and an unfamiliarity
with the roads, it is advisable to
hire a driver along with the car.
Visitors must meet the following
requirements to rent a car:
ōHave more than 1 yearœs driving
experience.
ōHave an international driver’s license.
ōBe over 21 years of age.
ōPossess a valid passport.
Visitors who wish to hire a
chauffeur-driven car should be
prepared to pay the driver’s meals
and hotel expenses as well. The cost
of hiring a driver in Seoul ranges
from ˽144,000 to ˽510,000 for
10 hours a day, including the car
rental. For further details, call the
Korea Car Rental Union.
ȭ(02)525-9076/8
ŋHertz (Kumho) ȭ02-797-8000,
www.kumhorent.com
ŋVIP (Avis) ȭ02-838-0015,
www.avis.co.kr
Car Rentals
R
orea has a well-developed
domestic flight network
served by Korean Air and
Asiana Airlines linking 17
major cities. Reservations can be
made by calling the airline offices
listed below.
The Korea Travel Bureau
(ȭ02-753-9870) also operates a
ticket sales outlet at KNTO’s
Tourist Information Center.
ŋKorean Air: ȭ1588-2001
www.koreanair.co.kr
ŋAsiana Airlines: ȭ080-669-4000
www.asiana.co.kr
K
Domestic Flights
Long Distance Express Buses
F
Fares are slightly different depending on
airlines, seasons, and days. Above fares
are based on Korean Air (* Asiana
Airlines), Monday through Thursday,
and do not include airport tax (˴3,000
but ˴4,000 at Incheon Int’l Airport).
(Unit: won)
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Yeoju
Gumi
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Cheongju
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Jinju
Chuncheon
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Gunsan
Incheon
Donghae
Suwon
Masan
Ansan
orea has excellent intercity
bus services connecting
virtually every city and
town. Since no English
language schedules are available, it
might be advisable for the foreign
traveler who wishes to take this
kind of bus to get help from a
Korean friend.
Various tour companies offer bus
services to most of the well-known
tourist sites for visitors who prefer
not to use the intercity buses. For
details about these tours, contact
the travel agencies scattered
throughout the city.
Intercity BusTerminalsin Seoul
Nambu: ȭ02-521-8550
Dong Seoul: ȭ02-446-8000
Seobu: ȭ02-355-5103
Sangbong: ȭ02-435-2122
Sinchon: ȭ02-324-0611
Intercity Buses
K
oats are one of the most interesting ways to travel around Korea.
Ferries ply the waterways between Busan and Jeju, Mokpo and
Hongdo, Pohang Ulleungdo, etc.s
Domestic Ferryboats
B
assenger trains
operated by the
Korean National
Railroad are quite
fast, reliable, and very inexpensive
by world standards. The trains run
on a strict schedule and are not
affected by traffic congestion during
the holiday seasons. An extensive
network covers almost every part of
the nation.
There are three classes of trains: the
super -express Saemaeul, express
Mugunghwa, and local
Tongil. Firstclass seats are
wider and feature more
leg room.
Trains are usually full
on weekends and
holidays, so ticket
reservations and advance purchases
are advisable at railroad stations or
tour agencies such as the Korea Travel
Bureau (ȭ02-753-9870) at
KNTO’s Tourist Information
Center. Some of the major
railroad stations have special ticket
counters for foreigners.
Timetable and fares are available
at www.korail.go.kr.
Trains
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Korea travel guide | 152 | 153 |
An exchange voucher for a KR Pass can be purchased abroad and swapped for a KR
Pass at designated stations (Seoul, Yeongdeungpo, Daejeon, Dongdaegu, Busan,
Gyeongju, Gwangju) and an Information Desk at Incheon Int’l Airport in Korea.
The pass allows free travel with reserved seating on Korean trains (excluding
subways) for a set period of time
with no restrictions on frequency
or distance. Normal Pass, Saver
Pass (for groups of 2 to 5) and
Youth Pass (for those aged
between 13 and 25) are available
for 3-day, 5-day, 7-day and 10-
day periods. The voucher can only be purchased in the
US and Japan but will be sold in many other countries by
the end of 2001.
ƅInformation
- Seoul: ȭ02-773-2535
- New York: ȭ1-212-643-0766
- LA: ȭ1- 323-731-8944
- Japan: ȭ81- 92-482-1489
Gimcheon
Dongdaegu
Busan
Gupo
Ulsan
Gyeongju
Pohang
Yeongcheon
Jeju-do
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Chuncheon
Cheongnyangni
Uijeongbu
Wonju
Jecheon
Gangneung
Donghae Gujeol-ri
Jeungsan
Jeongseon
Cheoram
YEONGDONGSEON
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Danyang
Punggi
Yeongju
Andong
Janghang
Cheonan
Osan
Suwon
Munsan
Sintan-ri
Pyeongtaek
Daejon
Gunsan
Mokpo
Jeongeup
Songjeong-ri
Gwangju
Nonsan
Iksan
Seodaejeon
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Gurye
Jeonju
Namwon
Samrangjin
Miryang
Masan
Changwon
Yeosu
Jinju
Hadong
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Boseong
Jinhae
Mungyeong
Gaeun
Jeomchon
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Gumi
here are many modern hotels in Korea’s major cities and tourist
destinations. Tourist hotels are classified into five groups: super
deluxe (SDL), deluxe (DLX), first class, second class, and third
class. These ratings do not correspond with hotel ratings in the
Western countries.
Facilities in most tourist hotels include one or more bars and cocktail
lounges, restaurants, on-site recreational facilities such as tennis courts
and swimming pools, souvenir shops, game rooms, barber shops and
beauty salons, laundries, and saunas.
The hotels on pages 153Ő163 are all registered as tourist hotels and
the KNTO does not guarantee their quality.
Accommodat i ons Accommodat i ons
T
Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
SEOUL
Amiga SDL Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 3440-8000 (02) 3440-8200
COEX Inter-Continental SDL Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 3452-2500 (02) 3430-8000
Grand Hyatt SDL Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu (02) 797-1234 (02) 798-6953
Grand Inter-Continental SDL Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 555-5656 (02) 559-7990
JW Marriott SDL Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu (02) 6282-6262 (02) 6282-6263
Lotte SDL Sogong-dong, Jung-gu (02) 771-1000 (02) 752-3758
Lotte World SDL Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu (02) 419-7000 (02) 417-3655
Radisson Seoul Plaza SDL Taepyeongno 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 771-2200 (02) 756-9482
Ritz-Carlton SDL Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 3451-8000 (02)3451-8188
Renaissance Seoul SDL Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 555-0501 (02) 553-8118
Seoul Hilton SDL Namdaemun 5 (o)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 753-7788 (02) 754-2510
Sheraton Walker Hill SDL Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu (02) 455-5000 (02) 452-6867
Shilla SDL Jangchung-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 2233-3131 (02) 2233-5073
Swiss Grand SDL Hongeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu (02) 3216-5656 (02) 3216-7799
Westin Chosun SDL Sogong-dong, Jung-gu (02) 771-0500 (02) 752-1443
Capital DLX Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu (02) 792-1122 (02) 796-0918
Elle Lui DLX Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 514-3535 (02) 548-2500
Holiday Inn Seoul DLX Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu (02) 717-9441 (02) 715-9441
Koreana DLX Taepyeongno 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 730-9911 (02) 734-0665
New World DLX Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 557-0111 (02) 557-0141
Novotel Ambassador DLX Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 567-1101 (02) 564-4573
Novotel Ambassador Doksan DLX Doksan 4 (sa)-dong, Geumcheon-gu (02) 838-1101 (02) 854-4799
Manhattan DLX Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu (02) 780-8001 (02) 784-2332
Olympia DLX Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 2287-6000 (02) 396-6633
President DLX Euljiro 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 753-3131 (02) 752-7111
Riviera DLX Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 541-3111 (02) 546-6111
Royal DLX Myeong-dong 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 756-1112 (02) 756-1119
Seoul Palace DLX Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu (02) 532-5000 (02) 532-0399
Sejong DLX Chungmuro 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 773-6000 (02) 755-4906
Sofitel Ambassador DLX Jangchung-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 2275-1101 (02) 2272-0773
Hotels
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Tower DLX Jangchung-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 2236-2121 (02) 2235-0276
Academy House 1st Suyu 6-dong, Gangbuk-gu (02) 993-6181 (02) 908-7246
Bukak Park 1st Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 395-7100 (02) 391-5559
Centro 1st Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu (02) 3486-6000 (02) 3486-6022
Clover 1st Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 546-1411 (02) 544-1340
Crown 1st Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu (02) 797-4111 (02) 796-1010
Dong Seoul 1st Guui-dong, Gwangjin-gu (02) 455-1100 (02) 455-6311
Green Grass 1st Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 555-7575 (02) 554-0643
Green World 1st Deungchon 2 (i)-dong, Gangseo-gu (02) 653-1999 (02) 651-1389
Hamilton 1st Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu (02) 794-0171 (02) 795-0457
Hankang 1st Gwangjang-dong, Gwangjin-gu (02) 453-5131 (02) 453-5416
Itaewon 1st Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu (02) 792-3111 (02) 798-8256
Kyungnam 1st Jangan 2(i)-dong, Dongdaemun-gu (02) 2247-2500 (02) 2247-2496
Marguerite 1st Jongam 1 (il)-dong, Seongbuk-gu (02) 929-2000 (02) 926-4071
New Kukje 1st Taepyeongno 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 732-0161 (02) 732-1774
New Seoul 1st Taepyeongno 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 735-9071 (02) 735-6212
New Star 1st Seokchon-dong, Songpa-gu (02) 420-0100 (02) 412-1932
Pacific 1st Namsan-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 777-7811 (02) 755-5582
Poongjun 1st Inhyeon-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 2266-2151 (02) 2274-5733
Prima 1st Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 6006-9114 (02) 544-8523
River Park 1st Yeomchang-dong, Gangseo-gu (02) 3665-3000 (02) 3665-3330
Samjung 1st Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 557-1221 (02) 556-1126
Seokyo 1st Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu (02) 333-7771 (02) 333-3388
Seo Seoul 1st Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu (02) 332-1122 (02) 332-2288
Seoul Rex 1st Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu (02) 752-3192 (02) 753-3191
Sunshine 1st Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 541-1818 (02) 547-0777
Victoria 1st Mia 4 (sa)-dong, Gangbuk-gu (02) 986-2000 (02) 984-3679
Yoido 1st Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu (02) 782-0121 (02) 785-2510
Youngdong 1st Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 542-0112 (02) 546-8409
Airport 2nd Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu (02) 662-1113 (02) 663-3355
Astoria 2nd Namhak-dong, Jung-gu (02) 2268-7111 (02) 2274-3187
Boolim 2nd Jeonnong 2 (i)-dong, Dongdaemun-gu (02) 962-0021 (02) 962-0025
Brown 2nd Bomun-dong 4 (sa)-ga, Seongbuk-gu (02) 926-6601 (02) 923-6602
City Palace 2nd Dapsimni-dong, Dongdaemun-gu (02) 2244-2222 (02) 2243-7857
Dae Uwa 2nd Euljiro 6(yuk)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 2265-9181 (02) 2277-9820
Dynasty 2nd Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 540-3041 (02) 540-3374
Eastern 2nd Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 741-7811 (02) 744-1274
Green Park 2nd Ui-dong, Gangbuk-gu (02) 900-8181 (02) 902-0030
Han Yang 2nd Bulgwang 2 (i)-dong, Eunphyeong-gu (02) 352-3132 (02) 388-8074
Jamsil 2nd Jamsil-dong, Songpa-gu (02) 421-2761 (02) 417-6836
Jeonpoong 2nd Doseon-dong, Seongdong-gu (02) 2295-9365 (02) 2292-3644
Kims 2nd Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 379-0520 (02) 379-7290
Las Vegas 2nd Yeongdeungpo 2 (i)-ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu (02) 678-2914 (02) 678-2915
Metro 2nd Euljiro 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 752-1112 (02) 757-4411
Mirabeau 2nd Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu (02) 392-9511 (02) 392-3829
New Hilltop 2nd Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 540-1121 (02) 543-5835
New Olympiana 2nd Bang-i-dong, Songpa-gu (02) 421-2131 (02) 414-4427
Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
New Oriental 2nd Hoehyeon-dong 3 (sam)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 753-0701 (02) 755-9346
Niagara 2nd Yeomchang-dong, Gangseo-gu (02) 3664-2233 (02) 3664-3377
Nostalgia 2nd Hwagok 6 (yuk)-dong, Gangseo-gu (02) 691-0071 (02) 692-6791
Regent 2nd Hwagok 6 (yuk)-dong, Gangseo-gu (02) 694-3111 (02) 696-2685
Savoy 2nd Chungmuro 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 776-2641 (02) 755-7669
Seoul 2nd Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 735-9001 (02) 733-0101
Seoul Prince 2nd Namsan-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 752-7111 (02) 752-7119
Alps 3rd Jangan-dong, Dongdaemun-gu (02) 2248-1161 (02) 2248-5902
Central 3rd Jangsa-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 6365-6500 (02) 2265-6139
Chonji 3rd Euljiro 5 (o)-ga, Jung-gu (02) 2265-6131 (02) 2279-1184
Giant 3rd Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 546-0225 (02) 547-0318
Kaya 3rd Garwol-dong, Yongsan-gu (02) 798- 5101 (02) 798-5900
Karak 3rd Garak-dong, Songpa-gu (02) 400-6641 (02) 401-2479
L.A. 3rd Seongnae-dong, Gangdong-gu (04) 484-2871 (02) 488-6428
Ruby 3rd Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu (02) 521-7111 (02) 521-7120
Samho 3rd Changsin-dong, Jongno-gu (02) 741-7080 (02) 743-5981
Samhwa 3rd Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 541-1011 (02) 544-0997
Sangbong Newstar 3rd Sangbong 2 (i)-dong, Jungnang-gu (02) 496-6111 (02) 496-0331
Sofia 3rd Ssangmun-dong, Dobong-gu (02) 900-8011 (02) 900-9082
Tiffany 3rd Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu (02) 545-0015 (02) 545-0426
YMCA 3rd Jongno 2 (i)-ga, Jongno-gu (02) 734-6884 (02) 734-8003
Yongdungpo 3rd Dangsan-dong 5 (o)-ga, (02) 678-4265 (02) 678-4858
Yeongdeungpo-gu
BUSAN
Haeundae Grand SDL U-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 7400-114 (051) 7400-141/3
Lotte SDL Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu (051) 810-1000 (051) 810-5110
Marriott SDL Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 743-1234 (051) 743-1250
Paradise Beach SDL Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 742-2121 (051) 742-2100
Westin Chosun Beach SDL U 1 (il)-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 742-7411 (051) 742-1313
Commodore DLX Yeongju-dong, Jung-gu (051) 466-9101 (051) 462-9101
Midas DLX Suyeong-dong, Suyeong-gu (051) 760-2000 (051) 760-2012
Paragon DLX Goebeop-dong, Sasang-gu (051) 328-2001 (051) 328-2009
Sorabol DLX Daecheong-dong 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (051) 463-3511 (051) 463-3510
Arirang 1st Choryang-dong, Dong-gu (051) 463-5001 (051) 463-2800
Crown 1st Beomil-dong, Dong-gu (051) 635-1241 (051) 642-1626
Empire 1st Deokcheon 2 (i)-dong, Buk-gu (051) 337-8811 (051) 337-8820
Kukje 1st Beomil 2 (i)-dong, Dong-gu (051) 642-1330 (051) 642-6595
Mirabo 1st Yeonsan 5 (o)-dong, Yeonje-gu (051) 866-7400 (051) 866-8770
Nam Tae Pyung Yang 1st Eomgung-dong, Sasang-gu (051) 328-9911 (051) 324-4495
Neul Bom 1st Oncheon 1 (il)-dong, Dongnae-gu (051) 555-1800 (051) 555-1900
Phoenix 1st Nampo-dong, 5 (o)-ga, Jung-gu (051) 245-8061 (051) 241-1523
Pusan 1st Donggwang-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (051) 241-4301 (051) 244-1153
Royal 1st Gwangbok-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (051) 241-1051 (051) 241-1161
Royal Kingdom 1st Jung-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 744-1331 (051) 741-5757
Sapphire 1st Dangni-dong, Saha-gu (051) 207-1300 (051) 207-1400
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Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Hwang Kum 1st Hwanggeum-dong, Suseong-gu (053) 765-6006 (053) 766-8004
Hwang Sil 1st Sincheon 3 (sam)-dong, Dong-gu (053) 751-2301 (053) 751-2305
Kumho 1st Haseo-dong, Jung-gu (053) 252-6001 (053) 253-4121
New Samil 1st Songhyeon-dong, Dalseo-gu (053) 629-5501 (053) 622-1501
New Young Nam 1st Beomeo-dong, Suseong-gu (053) 752-1001 (053) 755-0086
Pal Kong Park 1st Yeongsu-dong, Dalseo-gu (053) 985-0808 (053) 985-0888
Soo Sung 1st Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu (053) 763-7311 (053) 764-0620
Taegu 1st Naedang 4 (sa)-dong, Seo-gu (053) 559-2100 (053) 558-4971
Ap San 2nd Daemyeong 5 (o)-dong, Nam-gu (053) 629-8800 (053) 629-8801
Arirang 2nd Duryu 3 (sam)-dong, Dalseo-gu (053) 624-4000 (053) 624-4240
Central 2nd Jongno2(i)-ga, Jung-gu (053) 252-4101 (053) 252-4568
Dong Bang 2nd Ipseok-dong, Dong-gu (053) 982-1551 (053) 982-7311
Empire 2nd Bisan 2 (i)-dong, Seo-gu (053) 555-3381 (053) 559-9056
Hilltop 2nd Daemyeong 4 (sa)-dong, Nam-gu (053) 651-2001 (053) 651-2006
Union 2nd Taepyeongno 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu (053) 252-2221 (053) 253-8571
Dong San 3rd Dongsan-dong, Jung-gu (053) 253-7711 (053) 253-7717
INCHEON
Paradise Olympos DLX Hang-dong 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (032) 762-5181 (032) 763-5180
Songdo Beach DLX Tongchun-dong, Yeonsu-gu (032) 832-1311 (032) 832-1325
Charis 1st Jakjeon-dong, Gaeyang-gu (032) 556-0880 (032) 556-0834
Galaxy 1st Ganseok-dong, Namdong-gu (032) 421-9111 (032) 421-8170
Kosmos 1st Juan 1(il)-ga, Nam-gu (032) 433-0011 (032) 427-1401
New Star 1st Sinheung-dong 3 (sam)-ga, Jung-gu (032) 885-8111 (032) 882-8307
Royal 1st Ganseok-dong, Namdong-gu (032) 421-3300 (032) 421-0473
Paegun 2nd Sipjeong-dong, Bupyeong-gu (032) 529-4411 (032) 529-4419
Pupyung 2nd Galsan-dong, Bupyeong-gu (032) 504-8181 (032) 504-8182
Seohae 2nd Yonghyeon 5 (o)-dong, Nam-gu (032) 885-9981 (032) 885-8209
Soobong 2nd Dohwa-dong, Nam-gu (032) 868-6611 (032) 868-4333
GWANGJU
Mudeung Park DLX Jisan-dong, Dong-gu (062) 226-0011 (062) 226-0020
Prado DLX Baegun-dong, Nam-gu (062) 654-9999 (062) 654-0606
Grand 1st Bullo-dong, Dong-gu (062) 224-6111 (062) 224-8933
Grand Prix 1st Hak 2 (i)-dong, Dong-gu (062) 225-7222 (062) 224-0766
Koreana 1st Sinan-dong, Buk-gu (062) 526-8600 (062) 526-8666
Kukje 1st Chuwol-dong, Nam-gu (062) 673-0700 (062) 673-4300
Kwangju Prince 1st Unam-dong, Buk-gu (062) 524-0025 (062) 524-0026
Moodeung New World 1st Songjeong-dong, Gwangsan-gu (062) 942-9111 (062) 942-9112
Palace 1st Hwanggeum-dong, Dong-gu (062) 222-2525 (062) 224-9723
Shin Yang Park 1st Jisan-dong, Dong-gu (062) 228-8000 (062) 232-3731
Tongnae 1st Oncheon-dong, Dongnae-gu (051) 555-1121 (051) 551-6717
UN 1st Amnam-dong, Seo-gu (051) 248-5181 (051) 256-8600
Dong Bang 2nd Oncheon-dong, Dongnae-gu (051) 552-9511 (051) 552-9274
Dongōil 2nd Oncheon-dong, Dongnae-gu (051) 556-2222 (051) 556-2229
Haeundae Tokyo 2nd U1(il)-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 743-4848 (051) 741-5300
Kwang Jang 2nd Choryang 3 (sam)-dong, Dong-gu (051) 464-3141 (051) 464-4150
Moon Hwa 2nd Bujeon 2 (i)-dong, Busanjin-gu (051) 806-8001 (051) 806-1403
Olympia 2nd Sujeong-dong, Dong-gu (051) 465-7311 (051) 464-0105
Oriental 2nd Goebeop-dong, Sasang-gu (051) 311-0022 (051) 328-7630
Plaza 2nd Choryang-dong, Dong-gu (051) 463-5011 (051) 463-5018
Prima 2nd Yeonsan 4 (sa)-dong, Yeonje-gu (051) 867-7500 (051) 867-7508
Shin Shin 2nd Bujeon 1 (il)-dong, Busanjin-gu (051) 816-0360 (051) 802-5847
Songdo Beach 2nd Amnam-dong, Seo-gu (051) 254-2000 (051) 254-5093
Tower 2nd Donggwang-dong 3 (sam)-ga, Jung-gu (051) 241-5151 (051) 243-1005
Utopia 2nd Gwangan 3 (sam)-dong, Suyeong-gu (051) 757-1100 (051) 757-2300
B & B 3rd Jung 1 (il)-dong, Haeundae-gu (051) 742-3211 (051) 742-3219
Clover 3rd Goejeong 3 (sam)-dong, Saha-gu (051) 205-6611 (051) 204-7738
DaeōA 3rd Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu (051) 806-3010 (051) 806-1383
DongōA 3rd Namcheon 1 (il)-dong, Suyeong-gu (051) 626-4001 (051) 621-5812
Hillside 3rd Yeongju 1 (il)-dong, Jung-gu (051) 464-0567/9 (051) 464-1214
Kaya 3rd Bujeon 2 (i)-dong, Busanjin-gu (051) 803-2700 (051) 808-8600
Korea 3rd Daeyeon 1 (il)-dong, Nam-gu (051) 628-7001 (051) 628-7003
Korea City 3rd Beomil 2 (i)-dong, Dong-gu (051) 643-7788 (051) 645-7788
Mok Hwa 3rd Beomil 2 (i)-dong, Dong-gu (051) 642-9000 (051) 646-1569
Moon Hwa Hot Spring 3rd Oncheon-dong, Dongnae-gu (051) 555-2858 (052) 556-5275
More 3rd Bujeon 2 (i)-dong, Busanjin-gu (051) 803-0070 (051) 802-5500
New Life 3rd Beomil 2 (i)-dong, Dong-gu (051) 634-3001 (051) 644-1238
New Sungnam 3rd Chungmu-dong 1 (il)-ga, Seo-gu (051) 243-8051 (051) 242-2219
Prince 3rd Suyeong-dong, Suyeong-gu (051) 755-3333 (051) 755-3737
Rio 3rd Daeyeon 2 (i)-dong, Nam-gu (051) 642-2525 (051) 642-9777
Sam Hwa 3rd Nampo-dong, Jung-gu (051) 246-4361 (051) 246-4181
Silver 3rd Gwangan 3 (sam)-dong, Suyeong-gu (051) 758-7777 (051) 758-1144
Young Jin 3rd Nampo-dong 5 (o)-ga, Jung-gu (051) 246-4856 (051) 246-5419
DAEGU
Daegu Park SDL Manchon-dong, Suseong-gu (053) 952-0088 (053) 953-2008
Grand DLX Beomeo-dong, Suseong-gu (053) 742-0001 (053) 742-0002
Prince DLX Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu (053) 628-1001 (053) 628-2833
Ariana 1st Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu (053) 765-7776 (053) 765-7157
Crown 1st Sincheon 4 (sa)-dong, Dong-gu (053) 755-3001 (053) 755-3367
Crystal 1st Duryu 1 (il)-dong, Dalseo-gu (053) 252-7799 (053) 253-0323
Dong Taegu 1st Sincheon 4 (sa)-dong, Dong-gu (053) 756-6601 (053) 757-6133
Dong In 1st Samdeok-dong 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu (053) 426-5211 (053) 423-7400
Garden 1st Bongdeok 3 (sam)-dong, Nam-gu (053) 471-9911 (053) 472-7900
Hillside 1st Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu (053) 982-0801 (053) 983-0433
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Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Riverside 2nd Honam-dong, Dong-gu (062) 223-9111 (062) 223-9112
DAEJEON
Lotte Taedok DLX Doryong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 865-7000 (042) 862-0059
Riviera Yousoung DLX Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 823-2111 (042) 822-5250
Spapia DLX Bongmyeong-dong, Suseong-gu (042) 600-6000 (042) 600-6060
Yousoung DLX Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 822-0811 (042) 822-0041
Adria 1st Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 824-0211 (042) 823-5805
Chateau Grace 1st Yongjeon-dong, Dong-gu (042) 634-5600 (042) 634-5609
EXPO 1st Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 824-0035 (042) 824-0129
Hongōin 1st Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 822-2000 (042) 822-9410
Legend 1st Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 822-4000 (042) 825-2521
Picasso 1st Yongjeon-dong, Dong-gu (042) 621-8400 (042) 621-8409
Alps 2nd Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 823-8100 (042) 822-4295
Daelim 2nd Seonhwa-dong, Jung-gu (042) 255-2161 (042) 255-8712
Dong Yang 2nd Yongjeon-dong, Dong-gu (042) 627-0011 (042) 627-5343
Family 2nd Daeheung 2 (i)-dong, Jung-gu (042) 255-4083 (042) 825-0194
Gallery 2nd Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 825-6400 (042) 822-8406
Life 2nd Jeong-dong, Dong-gu (042) 253-5337 (042) 255-4235
Lucky 2nd Yucheon-dong, Jung-gu (042) 583-9481 (042) 583-4594
Prince 2nd Daeheung-dong, Jung-gu (042) 253-5853 (042) 253-0021
Moon Hwa 2nd Jung-dong, Dong-gu (042) 256-7000 (042) 253-7272
Princess 2nd Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 822-9200 (042) 823-7501
Royal 2nd Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu (042) 825-6700 (042) 825-6705
Sae Seoul 2nd Munhwa-dong, Jung-gu (042) 252-8161 (042) 253-1445
Hanil 3rd Yongun-dong, Dong-gu (042) 283-4401 (042) 283-4407
ULSAN
Hyundai DLX Jeonha-dong, Dong-gu (052) 251-2233 (052) 232-7170
New Koreana DLX Seongnam-dong, Jung-gu (052) 244-9911 (052) 244-1665
Olympia 2nd Sinjeong 2 (i)-dong, Nam-gu (052) 271-8401 (052) 271-8410
Tae Hwa 2nd Sinjeong 1(il)-dong, Nam-gu (052) 273-3301 (052) 273-3305
Ulsan 2nd Yaeum-dong, Nam-gu (052) 271-7001 (052) 271-7010
Joong )ng 3rd Okgyo-dong, Jung-gu (052) 245-3770 (052) 245-3779
GYEONGGI-DO
Castle DLX Uman-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon (031) 211-6666 (031) 212-8811
Miranda DLX Anheung-dong, Icheon (031) 633-2001 (031) 633-2038
Aria House 1st Bunwon-ri, Namjong-myeon, Gwangju (031)767-2000 (031)767-2080
Asia 1st Byeokje-dong, Deogyang-gu, Goyang (031) 964-4111 (031) 964-1440
Brown 1st Gucheon-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon (031) 246-4141 (031) 247-1434
Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Diana 1st Cheolsan-dong, Gwangmyeong (02) 2625-2000 (02) 2616-3631
Evergreen 1st Seokhyeon-ri, Jangheung-myeon, (031) 845-1170 (031) 845-1175
Yangju
Glory 1st Anyang 6(yuk)-dong, Manan-gu, Anyang (031) 441-1590 (031) 441-1599
Grand 1st Uijeongbu 1 (il)-dong, Uijeongbu (031) 842-6611 (031) 842-3506
Haengju 1st Todang-dong, Goyang (031) 974-0011 (031) 974-0066
Ihwa 1st Ihwa-ri, Ujeong-dong, Hwaseong (031) 358-5555 (031) 358-5419
Kim’s Club 1st Bijeon-dong, Pyeongtaek (031) 658-7700 (031) 658-7710
Mirama 1st Gojan-dong, Ansan (031) 414-0700 (031) 414-0180
New Town 1st Geumgok-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam (031) 711-6900 (031) 718-6773
Puchon 1st Simgokbon 1 (il)-dong, Sosa-gu, Bucheon(032) 611-5500 (032) 611-5509
Rasung 1st Wongok-dong, Ansan (031) 480-6161 (031) 480-6190
Rivage 1st Cheonghak-ri, Byeollae-myeon, (031) 841-2121 (031) 841-2524
Namyangju
Samwon Plaza 1st Anyang 1 (il)-dong, Manan-gu, Anyang (031) 448-6671 (031) 448-6687
Seohae 1st Anjung-myeon, Pyeongtaek (031) 683-8000 (031) 682-8647
Seoul Hof 1st Byeoryang-dong, Gwacheon (02) 504-2211 (02) 503-8035
Siheung 1st Cheongwang-dong, Siheung (031) 433-0001 (031) 433-9933
Song Tan 1st Sinjang-dong, Pyeongtaek (031) 666-5101 (031) 662-5100
Suwon 1st Ingye-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon (031)224-1100 (031)224-1900
Yak Am 1st Yagam-ri, Dogot-myeon, Gimpo (031) 989-7000 (031) 987-6100
Greenpia 2nd Annyeong-ri, Taean-eup, Hwaseong (031) 222-2070 (031) 222-2079
Hantangang 2nd Jeongok-ri, Yeoncheon (031) 832-8091 (031) 832-8095
Kwachon 2nd Byeoryang-dong, Gwacheon (02) 504-0071 (02) 504-0078
New Prince 2nd Simgok 2 (i)-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon (032) 654-3391 (032) 653-6350
Odyssey 2rd Pyeongtaek-dong, Pyeongtaek (031) 652-2020 (031) 652-2023
Pochon 2nd Jang-am-ri, Idong-myeon, Pochen (031) 534-0592 (031) 534-0595
Prince 2nd Geumjeong-dong, Gunpo (031) 454-6300 (031) 454-6400
Pyongtaek 2nd Pyeongtaek-dong, Pyeongtaek (031) 654-3333 (031) 654-2231
Seol Bong 2nd Anheung-dong, Icheon (031) 635-5701 (031) 633-6305
Suksan 2nd Gyo-dong, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon (031) 246-0011/7 (031) 246-0018
Sung Nam 2rd Sujin 2 (i)-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam(031) 752-6200 (031) 752-8736
Yangpyeong Paros 2nd Obin-ri, Yangpyeong-eup, Yangpyeong (031) 774-8800 (031) 774-8886
You Lim 2nd Saeng-yeon-dong, Dongducheon (031) 865-2101 (031) 865-5198
Youngchon 2nd Sinjang 1 (il)-dong, Pyeongtaek (031) 663-4000 (031) 663-2527
Kapyong 3rd Eumnae-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong (031) 581-0505 (031) 582-6970
Koam 3rd Anyang 6 (yuk)-dong, Manan-gu, Anyang (031) 445-6601 (031) 446-7646
Tongduchon 3rd Saengyeon-dong, Dongducheon (031) 862-7171 (031) 862-7174
GANGWON-DO
Dragon Valley DLX Yongsan-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang (033) 335-5757 (033) 335-0160
Gangwon Land DLX Gohan 9(gu)-ri, Gohan-eup, Jeongseon (033) 590-7700 (033) 590-7330
Hyundai DLX Gangmun-dong, Gangneung (033) 651-2233 (033) 644-2203
Kensington DLX Seorak-dong, Sokcho (033) 635-4001 (033) 635-4011
Naksan Beach DLX Jeonjin-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang(033) 672-4000 (033) 672-4022
Odaesan DLX Ganpyeong-ri, Jinbu-myeon, (033) 330-5000 (033) 330-5123
Pyeongchang
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Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Chin Chun 3rd Eumnae-ri, Jincheon-eup, Jincheon (043) 533-0010 (043) 533-0013
Jinyang 3rd Bongmyeong 2(i)-dong, Heungdeok-gu, (043) 267-1121 (043) 263-9532
Cheongju
CHUNGCHEONGNAM-DO
Onyang Grand Park DLX Oncheon-dong, Asan (041) 543-9711 (041) 543-9729
Ducksan Spa 1st Deoksan-myeon, Yesan (041) 338-5000 (041) 337-9900
Jeil 1st Oncheon-dong, Asan (041) 544-6111 (041) 542-6100
Onyang 1st Oncheon-dong, Asan (041) 545-2141 (041) 545-2076
Paradise Dogo 1st Gigok-ri, Dogo-myeon, Asan (041) 542-6031 (041) 542-6040
Inter Park 2nd Oncheon-dong, Asan (041) 542-6000 (041)533-0228
New Gaya 2nd Sinpyeong-ri, Deoksan-myeon, Yesan (041) 337-0101 (041) 337-0110
New Korea 2nd Oncheon-dong, Asan (041) 542-8151 (041) 542-8155
Yunmu Green 2nd Yeonmu-eup, Nonsan (041) 742-5200 (041) 742-3700
Gongju 3rd Sanseong-dong, Gongju (041) 857-8400 (041) 856-3430
JEOLLABUK-DO
Jeonju Core DLX Seonosong-dong, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju (063) 285-1100 (063) 285-5707
Riviera DLX Pungnam-dong 3 (sam) ga, (063) 232-7000 (063) 232-7100
Wansan-gu, Jeonju
Tirol DLX Simgok-ri, Muju (063) 320-9000 (063) 320-7609
Grand Plaza 1st Pyeonghwa-dong, Iksan (063) 843-7777 (063) 858-6777
Kunsan 1st Gyeongjang-dong, Gunsan (063) 443-0811 (063) 443-0815
Nae Jang San 1st Naejang-dong, Jeongeup (063) 538-4131 (063) 538-4138
Sansaedo 1st Samin-ri, Asan-myeon, Gochang (063) 561-0204 (063) 561-0208
Jeonju 2nd Daga-dong 3 (sam)-ga, Wansan-gu, (063) 280-7700 (063) 283-4478
Jeonju
Dae Doon San 2nd Sanbuk-ri, Unju-myeon, Wanju (063) 263-1260 (063) 263-8069
JEOLLANAM-DO
Hanhwa Resort Chirsan 1st Hwangjeon-ri, Masan-myeon, Gurye (061) 782-2171 (061) 782-3675
Chowon 1st Daeui-dong 2 (i)-ga, Mokpo (061) 243-3845 (061) 243-4472
Chirisan Swiss 1st Hwangjeong-ri, Masan-myeon, Gurye (061) 783-0700 (061) 782-1571
Shinan Beach 1st Jukgyo-dong, Mokpo (061) 243-3399 (061) 243-0030
Wolchulsan 1st Haechang-ri, Gunseo-myeon, Yeongam (061) 473-6311 (061) 473-6312
Yeosu Beach 1st Chungmu-dong, Yeosu (061) 243-3399 (061) 243-0030
City 2nd Namnae-dong, Suncheon (061) 753-4000 (061) 753-3049
Daegok 2nd Ungok-ri, Osan-myeon, Gokseong (061) 363-7400 (061) 363-2485
New Baek Yang 2nd Yaksu-ri, Bukha-myeon, Jangseong (061) 392-0651 (061) 392-4336
Noblesse 2nd Hak-dong, Yeosu (061) 691-1996 (061) 691-1995
Royal 2nd Jangcheon-dong, Suncheon (061) 741-7000 (061) 741-7180
Phoenix Park DLX Myeonon-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, (033) 333-6000 (033) 330-6700
Pyeongchang
Sorak Park DLX Seorak-dong, Sokcho (033) 636-7711 (033) 636-7732
Bears Town 1st Samcheon-dong, Chuncheon (033) 256-2525 (033) 256-2530
Chulwon Spa 1st Jangeun-ri, Dongsong-eup, Cheorwon (033) 455-1234 (033) 455-8268
Chun Chon 1st Nagwon-dong, Chuncheon (033) 255-3300 (033) 255-3372
Chuncheon Sejong 1st Bongui-dong, Chuncheon (033) 252-1191 (033) 254-3347
Mangsang Grand 1st Mangsang-dong, Donghae (033) 534-6682 (033) 534-6687
Hyundai 1st Gangmun-dong, Gangneung (033) 644-2181 (033) 644-2203
Hong Chun 1st Jin-ri, Hongcheon-eup, Hongcheon (033) 433-9111 (033) 433-9209
Kangnung 1st Ponam-dong, Gangneung (033) 641-7701 (033) 641-7712
Kukbin 1st Cheongok-dong, Donghae (033) 533-9700 (033) 533-0700
Gyeongpo Beach 1st Gangmun-dong, Gangneung (033) 644-2277 (033) 644-2397
Nak San 1st Jeonjin-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, (033) 672-4000 (033) 672-4022
Yangyang
New Dong Hae 1st Cheongok-dong, Donghae (033) 533-9215 (033) 533-1919
Sokcho Beach 1st Jungang-dong, Sokcho (033) 631-8700 (033) 631-6758
Imperial 2nd Jumunjin-ri, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung (033) 661-1950 (033) 661-1955
Royal 3rd Eupsang-ri, Hoengseong-eup, (033) 343-6601 (033) 343-5221
Hoengseong
Sambuyeon 3rd Sincheorwon 4 (sa)-ri, Galmal-eup, (033) 452-5884 (033) 452-5888
Cheorwon
Soraksan 3rd Seorak-dong, Sokcho (033) 636-7101 (033) 636-7106
CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO
Cheongpung Resort DLX Gyo-ri, Cheongpung-myeon, Jecheon (043)640-7000 (043)640-7188
Chojung Yaksu Spatel 1st Chojeong-ri, Naesu-eup, Cheongwon (043) 210-7000 (043) 210-7500
Chongju Royal 1st Seomun-dong, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju(043) 221-1300 (043) 221-1319
Danyang 1st Sangjin-ri, Danyang-eup, Danyang (043) 423-7070 (043) 423-3830
Jeungpyeong Park 1st Chojung-ri, Jeungpyeong-eup, Goesan (043) 836-9889 (043) 836-9888
Friendly 1st Hoam-dong, Chungju (043) 848-9900 (043) 842-9403
Lake Hills Hotel Songnisan 1st Sanae-ri, Naesongni-myeon, Boeun (043) 542-5281 (043) 542-5198
Myong-am Park 1st Myeongam-dong, Sangdang-gu Cheongju (043) 257-7451 (043) 257-7458
Newvieria 1st Gagyeong-dong, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju (043) 235-8181 (043) 235-8180
Reeho 1st Biha-dong, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju (043) 233-8800 (043) 232-8818
Suanbo Park 1st Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju (043) 846-2331 (043) 846-3705
Suanbo Sang Nok 1st Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju (043) 845-3500 (043) 845-7878
Tanyang 1st Sangjin-ri, Danyang-eup, Danyang (043) 423-7070 (043) 423-4234
Waikiki Suanbo 1st Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju (043) 846-3333 (043)846-0500
Chechon 2nd Myeong-dong, Jecheon (043) 643-4111 (043) 643-4114
Chongju 2nd Bokdae-dong, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju (043) 264-2181 (043) 266-8215
Chungju Pastel 2nd Munhwa-dong, Chungju (043) 848-1185 (043) 845-1114
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Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Sea World 2nd Gayong-ri, Wando (061) 554-0225 (061) 552-3009
Torim Kukje 2nd Wolbong-ri, Gokseong-eup, Gokseong (061) 362-9111 (061) 362-9119
Yosu 2nd Gonghwa-dong, Yeosu (061) 662-3131 (061) 662-3491
Yosu Park 2nd Gonghwa-dong, Yeosu (061) 663-2334 (061) 663-2338
Yosu Sejong 2nd Gonghwa-dong, Yeosu (061) 662-6111 (061) 662-1929
Aria 3rd Noksa-ri, Yeonggwang-eup, (061) 352-7676 (061) 353-5525
Yeonggwang
Baek Je 3rd Sangnak-dong 1 (il)-ga, Mokpo (061) 242-4411 (061) 242-9550
Jangheung 3rd Geonsan-ri, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung (061) 864-7777 (061) 864-7277
Sea World 3rd Gayong-ri, Wando-eup, Wando (061) 554-0225 (061) 552-3009
Yosu 3rd Gonghwa-dong, Yeosu (061) 662-3131 (061) 662-3491
GYEONGSANGBUK-DO
Concorde SDL Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 745-7000 (054) 745-7010
Hyundai SDL Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 748-2233 (054) 748-8112
Kolon SDL Ma-dong, Gyeongju (054) 746-9001 (054) 746-6331
Kyongju Chosun SDL Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 745-7701 (054) 740-8349
Kyongju Hilton SDL Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 745-7788 (054) 745-7799
Cygnus DLX Yongheung 2(i)-dong, Pohang (054) 275-2000 (054) 275-2218
Andong Park 1st Unheung-dong, Andong (054) 859-1500 (054) 857-5445
Baek Am Resort 1st Onjeong-ri, Onjeong-myeon, Uljin (054) 787-3500 (054) 787-4233
Deokku Hot Spring 1st Deokgu-ri, Onjeong-myeon, Uljin (054) 782-0677 (054) 783-5169
Kimchon Grand 1st Bugok-dong, Gimcheon (054) 433-9001 (054) 433-9014
Kimchon Park 1st Daehang-dong, Gimcheon (054) 437-8000 (054) 437-8010
Kumi 1st Wonpyeong-dong, Gumi (054) 451-2000 (054) 451-2002
Kyongju Chosun Spa 1st Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 740-8290 (054) 740-8349
Kyongju Spa 1st Gujeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 746-6661 (054) 746-6665
Ocean Park 1st Jukdo 2(i)-dong, Pohang (054) 277-5555 (054) 273-5355
Palace 1st Gongdan-dong, Gumi (054) 464-6000 (054) 465-8131
Rio 1st Gongdan-dong, Gumi (054) 461-0022 (054) 461-8965
Sae Jae 1st Jeomchon-dong, Mungyeong (054) 815-8001 (054) 552-2983
Sang Dae Hot Spring 1st Sangdae-ri, Namsan-myeon, Gyeongsan(054) 852-9311 (054) 811-8001
Sobaeksan 1st Gaheung-dong, Yeongju (054) 634-7800 (054) 634-3306
Capital 2nd Wonpyeong-dong, Gumi (054) 451-3600 (054) 453-9779
Juwangsan 2nd Wolmak-ri, Cheongsong-eup, Cheongsong (054) 874-7000 (054) 874-7007
Kum-o 2nd Wonpyeong-dong, Gumi (054) 451-3700 (054) 452-0539
Kyongju 2nd Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 745-7123 (054) 745-7129
Olympus 2nd Songdo-dong, Pohang (054) 241-6001 (054) 241-6002
Pohang Beach 2nd Songdo-dong, Pohang (054) 241-1401 (054) 242-7534
Pulguksa 2nd Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju (054) 746-1911 (054) 746-6604
Songdo Beach 2nd Songdo-dong, Pohang (054) 241-1401 (054) 242-7534
Sung Ryu Park 2nd Onjeong-ri, Onjeong-myeon, Uljin (054) 787-3711 (054) 787-3081
Sun Prince 2nd Jungang-dong, Gyeongju (054) 242-2800 (054) 242-6006
Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Swiss Rosen 2nd Sinpyeong-dong, Gyeongju (054) 748-4848 (054) 748-0094
Kyongju Park 3rd Noseo-dong, Gueongju (054) 742-8804 (054) 742-8808
Youngam Spa 3rd Samsin-ri, Hwayang-eup, Cheongdo (054) 371-5500 (054) 371-5508
GYEONGSANGNAM-DO
Changwon DLX Jungang-dong, Changwon (055) 283-5551 (055) 282-9944
Dongbang DLX Okbongnam-dong, Jinju (055) 743-0131 (055) 742-6786
International DLX Jungang-dong, Changwon (055) 281-1001 (055) 284-2000
Lake Hills DLX Geomun-ri, Bugok-myeon, Changnyeong (055) 536-5181 (055) 536-6427
Admiral 1st Okpo1(il)-dong, Geoje (055) 687-3761 (055) 687-3934
Alps 1st Jisan-ri, Habuk-myeon, Yangsan (055) 382-6161 (055) 382-6167
Bugok Hawaii 1st Geomun-ri, Bugok-myeon, Changnyeong (055) 536-6331 (055) 536-6356
Bugok Park 1st Geomun-ri, Bugok-myeon, Changnyeong (055) 536-6311 (055) 536-5152
Bugok Royal 1st Geomun-ri, Bugok-myeon, Changnyeong (055) 536-6661 (055) 536-6500
Canberra 1st Jungang-dong, Changwon (055) 268-5000 (055) 268-5018
Chungmu 1st Donam-dong, Tong-yeong (055) 645-2091 (055) 642-8877
Haeinsa 1st Chiin-ri, Gaya-myeon, Hapcheon (055) 933-2000 (055) 933-2989
Kimhae 1st Buwon-dong, Gimhae (055) 335-0101 (055) 334-4717
Lotte Crystal 1st Janggun-dong 4 (sa)-ga, Masan (055) 245-1112 (055) 245-2111
Masan Royal 1st Sangnam-dong, Happo-gu, Masan (055) 244-1150 (055) 245-1150
Okpo 1st Okpo-dong, Geoje (055) 687-3761 (055) 687-3934
Tongdosa 1st Josan-ri, Habuk-myeon, Yangsan (055) 382-7117 (055) 383-1374
Masan Arirang 2nd Seokjeon 2 (i)-dong, Hoewon-gu, Masan (055) 294-2211 (055) 294-2111
Keoje Plaza 2nd Gohyeon-ri, Sinpyeon-eup, Geoje (055) 632-7022 (055) 632-7009
New Sam Hwa 2nd Beolli-dong, Sacheon (055) 832-9711 (055) 832-9716
Olympic 2nd Jungang-dong, Changwon (055) 285-3331 (055) 285-6655
PugokGarden 2nd Geomun-ri, Bugok-myeon, Changnyeong (055) 536-5771 (055) 536-5780
Samchunpo Beach 2nd Daebang-dong, Sacheon (055) 835-5212 (055) 446-0561
TongYoung 2nd Jeongnyang-dong, Tongyeong (055) 644-4411 (055) 642-5611
JEJU-DO
Cheju Grand SDL Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 747-5000 (064) 742-3150
Cheju KAL SDL Ido 1 (il)-dong, Jeju (064) 724-2001 (064) 720-4187
Cheju Shilla SDL Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo (064) 733-4466 (064) 735-5415
Cheju Oriental SDL Samdo 2 (i)-dong, Jeju (064) 752-8222 (064) 752-9777
Crown Plaza SDL Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 741-8000 (064) 746-4111
Hyatt Regency Cheju SDL Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo (064) 733-1234 (064) 732-2039
Jeju Lotte SDL Saekdao-dong, Seogwipo (064) 731-1000 (064) 731-4117
Cheju Prince DLX Seoheung-dong, Seogwipo (064) 732-5611 (064) 732-5610
Pacific DLX Yongdam 1(il)-dong, Jeju (064) 758-2500 (064) 758-2521
Royal DLX Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 743-2222 (064) 748-0074
Seogwipo KAL DLX Topyeong-dong, Seogwipo (064) 733-2001 (064) 732-9377
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Hotel Class Location Tel. Fax
Cheju Honey 1st Ido 1(il)-dong, Jeju (064) 758-4200 (064) 758-4303
Cheju Palace 1st Samdo 2(i)-dong, Jeju (064) 753-8811 (064) 753-8820
Cheju Pearl 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-8871 (064) 742-1221
Cheju Seoul 1st Samdo 2(i)-dong, Jeju (064) 752-2211 (064) 751-1701
Green 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-0071 (064) 742-0082
Green Villa 1st Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo (064) 738-3800 (064) 738-9990
Hana 1st Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo (064) 738-7001 (064) 738-7000
Hawaii 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-0061 (064) 742-0064
Marina 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 746-6161 (064) 746-6170
Island 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 743-0300 (064) 742-2222
New Crown 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-1001 (064) 742-7466
New Kyungnam 1st Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo (064) 733-2121 (064) 733-2129
Paradise Cheju 1st Topyeong-dong, Seogwipo (064) 763-2100 (064) 732-9355
Robero 1st Samdo 2(i)-dong, Jeju (064) 757-7111 (064) 755-9001
Samhaein 1st Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-7775 (064) 746-7111
Seogwipo Resort 1st Hoesu-dong, Seowipo (064) 738-9000 (064) 738-9009
Sunshine 1st Hamdeok-ri, Jocheon-eup,Bukjeju (064) 784-2525 (064) 784-2526
Sun Beach 1st Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo (064) 763-3600 (064) 763-3609
Cheju Continental 2nd Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 747-3399 (064) 746-8847
Cheju Milano 2nd Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-0088 (064) 742-7705
Dogyang Jeju 2nd Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 748-7100 (064) 749-6789
Daemyung Green Ville 2nd Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo (064) 732-8311 (064) 763-3898
Grace 2nd Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 742-0066 (064) 743-7111
Raja 2nd Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 747-4030 (064) 746-9731
VIP Park 2nd Nohyeong-dong, Jeju (064) 743-5530 (064) 743-5531
Asem 3rd Yeon-dong, Jeju (064) 747-3390 (064) 146-8847
Ilchulbong 3rd Seongsan-ri, Seongsan-eup, Namjeju (064) 782-8801 (064) 782-8805
Seaside 3rd Samdo 2(i)-dong, Jeju (064) 752-0091 (064) 752-5002
Seogwipo Lions 3rd Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo (064) 762-4141 (064) 733-3617
Sogwipo Park 3rd Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo (064) 762-2161 (064) 733-2882
Sejong Near Jonggak Station (Line 1) (02) 732-7856 (02) 732-7176
Useongjang Near Jonggak Station (Line 1) (02) 734-4866 (02) 736-1554
Samo Hotel Near Jogyesa Temple (Jonggak St.,Line 1) (02) 739-0604 (02) 739-0609
Seoul House Itaewon (Itaewon St., Line 6) (02) 795-2266 (02) 795-8339
Rainbow Near Namyeong Station (Line 1) (02) 792-9993 (02) 792-9993
Arirang Near Jongno 5-ga Station (Line 1) (02) 745-4114 (02) 745-7114
Name Location Tel. Fax
SEOUL
Olympic Parktel 967 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu (02)410-2114 (02)410-2100
Dreamtel 245 Banghwa 3-dong, Gangseo-gu (02)2667-0535 (02)2667-0744
BUSAN
Dongseong 141 Songjeong-dong, Haeundae-gu (051)703-8466 (051)703-7564
INCHEON
Ganghwa 412 Oepo-ri, Naega-myeon, Ganghwa (032)933-8891 (032)933-9335
Name Capacity Location Tel. Fax
udget watchers may prefer a
traditional Korean-style
inn, or yeogwan. Room
rates range from
˽
25,000
to
˽
50,000. Listed below are a
few of many yeogwans recom-
mened by the city of Seoul for
foreign travelers. For a more
complete list including cities
across Korea, visit the Tourist
Information Center at the KNTO
Building in Seoul. The TIC can
help you make reservations, as
well.
Alternative accommodations
including yeogwans, youth hostels,
and guest houses, dormitories,
etc., can be reserved in any of
Korea’s ten FIFA World Cup
cities, Seoul, Incheon, Suwon,
Daejeon, Daegu, Gwangju,
Jeonju, Ulsan, Busan, Seogwipo,
at www.worldinn.com,
or by phone at 82-2-3279-5690.
Yeogwans
B
here are 47 youth hostels in
Korea; all are members of
the Korea Youth Hostel
Association. The charge for
one night is about
˽
6,000ō
˽
13,000 per person. Seoul prices
are somewhat higher. Prior
membership is required.
Reservations, membership and
information: Korea Youth Hostel
Association.
ȭ02-725-3031, www.kyha.or.kr,
e-mail: inform@kyha.or.kr.
Youth Hostels
T
Backpacker’sGuest House
Trek Korea
Tel: (02) 743-7631, Fax: (02) 743-7632.
www.trekkorea.com
* Trekking programs are available.
Domunon
Tel: (02) 364-3606, www.domunon.com
Guest House Korea
Tel: (02) 3675-2205, www.backpackerkorea.com
The Nest
Tel: (02) 725-4418, Fax: (02) 725-4416,
E-mail: nestmanager@korea.com
WOW
Tel: (02) 322-8644, www.wowgh.co.kr
Homestay
Homestay, called minbak in Korean, is a great way to experience Korean culture first-
hand. There are many families who are willing to share their home and lifestyle with
foreigners and in turn, to learn about
foreign culture and form international
friendships. Host families are available
who speak English, Japanese, Chinese,
Spanish, French or German.
LABO Korea
Tel: (02)736- 0521 Fax: (02)736- 0522
www.labostay.or.kr
Korea Youth Exchange Promotion Association
Tel: (02)665- 6717 Fax: (02)665- 6312
E-mail: kyepa@hanmail.net
Korea travel guide
Ganghwa Namsan 557 Namsan-ri, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa (032)934-7777 (032)934-7782
Gyeong-in 560 Gyeongseo-dong, Seo-gu (032)579-7195 (032)579-7198
GWANGJU
Gwangsan 130 Songhak-dong, Gwangsan-gu (062)943-4378 (062)943-4379
DAEJEON
Yuseong 240 Gyesan-dong, Yuseong-gu (042)822-9591 (042)823-9965
GYEONGGI-DO
Anyang 292 Seoksu-dong, Manan-gu, Antang (031)471-8111 (031)472-8106
Sangcheon Edeon 633 Sangcheon-ri, Oeseo-myeon, Gapyeong (031)281-2228 (031)281-3900
Minsokchon 313 Bora-ri, Giheung-eup, Yongin (031)286-2114 (031)286-2228
Everland 496 Jeondae-ri, Pogok-myeon, Yongin (031)320-9747 (031)320-9727
Goyang 220 Goyang-dong, Deogyang-gu, Goyang (031)962-9049 (031)962-9579
Gwangnim 454 Jikdong-ri, Soheul-eup, Pocheon (031)544-0515 (031)544-0519
Bears Town 600 Sohak-ri, Naechon-myeon, Pocheon (031)532-2534 (031)533-8427
Cheongpyeong 330 Deokhyeon-ri, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong (031)584-5500 (031)585-5600
Academy
Shalom 217 Iryeong-ri, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju (031)842-8011 (031)842-7085
Yangpyeong 1,180 Seoksan-ri, Danwol-myeon, Yangpyeong (031)774-7800 (031)774-7815
GANGWON-DO
Naksan 400 Jeonjin-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang (033)672-3416 (033)672-3418
Yongpyeong 760 Yongsan-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang (033)335-5757 (033)335-0160
(02)2270-0160
Gangchon 253 Gangcheon-ri, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon (033)262-1201 (033)262-1204
Dunnae 898 Sapgyo-ri, Dunnae-myeon, Hoengseong (033)343-6488 (033)343-6487
Daemyung Hongchun 1307 Balbong-ri, Seo-myeon, Hongcheon (033)434-9088 (033)434-2188
Hwa Seung 741 Wolseong-ri, Jinjeong-myeon, Wonju (033)732-3700 (033)732-7665
Seoraksan 844 Seorak-dong, Sokcho (033)636-7115 (033)636-7107
Hyundai Sungwoo 998 Dowon-ri, Bangnim-myeon, Pyeongchang (033)340-3000 (033)340-3173
CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO
Sobaeksan 1,300 Jeondong-ri, Danyang-eup, Danyang (043)421-5555 (043)421-3860
Songnisan 511 Sangpan-ri, Naesongni-myeon, Boeun (043)542-5799 (043)543-3634
Sajo Maeul 796 Oncheon-ri, Sangmo-myeon, Chungju (043)846-0750 (043)846-1789
Uemseong Surisan 400 Changok-ri, Sanenggeunk-myeon, Eumseong (043)882-1988 (043)877-7802
Chungju Worak 762 Tanji-ri, Hansu-myeon, Jecheon (043)651-7001 (043)651-7004
CHUNGCHEONGNAM-DO
Samjung Buyeo 582 Gugyo-ri, Buyeo-eup, Buyeo (041)835-3102 (041)835-3791
Gapsa 537 Jungjang-ri, Gyeryong-myeon, Gongju (041)856-4666 (041)856-4663
Dogo 858 Sinseong-ri, Seongang-myeon, Asan (041)542-6031 (041)542-3425
JEOLLABUK-DO
Gochang Seonunsan 310 Saman-ri, Asan-myeon, Gochang (063)561-3333 (063)561-3448
Jeonju 300 Sin-ri, Sangwon-myeon, Wanju (063)232-0150 (063)232-0155
Moaksan 669 Geumsan-ri, Geumsan-myeon, Gimje (063)548-4401 (063)548-4403
JEOLLANAM-DO
Haenam 300 Gurim-ri, Samsan-myeon, Haenam (061)533-0170 (061)533-1730
GYEONGSANGBUK-DO
Gumi Academy 121 Namyul-ri, Seokcheong-myeon, Chilgok (054)975-9966 (054)975-9967
Kyongju Joil 821 Chunghyo-dong, Gyeongju (054)746-0086 (054)746-4215
Pulguksa 750 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju (054)746-0826 (054)746-7805
Chilgok Choil 100 Yongsu-ri, Gasan-myeon, Chilgok (054)971-0602 (054)353-6572
GYEONGSANGNAM-DO
Namhae 496 Geumsong-ri, Samdong-myeon, Namhae (055)867-4510 (055)867-4261
JEJU-DO
Myeongdoam 225 Bonggae-dong, Jeju (064)721-8233 (064)721-8235
Jeju 668 Nameup-ri, Aewol-eup, Bukjeju (064)799-8811 (064)799-8821
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Ot her Or gani zat i ons
Di pl omat i c M i ssi ons &
Ot her Or gani zat i ons
Algeria 2-6 Itaewon 2 (i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-5034/5 (02) 792-7845
Argentina 733-73 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 793-4062 (02) 792-5820
Australia 11th floor, Kyobo Bldg., Jongno 1(il)-dong, (02) 2003-0100 (02) 735-6601
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Austria Rm.1913, Kyobo Bldg., Jongno 1(il)-dong, (02) 732-9071/2 (02) 732-9486
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Bangladesh 1-67 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 796-4056/7 (02) 790-5313
Belarus 653-38 Hannam 2-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 798-9004 (02) 798-9360
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Belgium 1-94 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 749-0381 (02) 797-1688
Brazil 4th Fl., Ihn Gallery Building, 141 Palpan-dong, (02) 738-4970 (02) 738-4974
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Brunei 7th Fl., Gwanghwamun Bldg., 211 Sejongno, (02) 399-3707 (02) 399-3709
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Bulgaria 723-42 Hannam 2 (i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-8625 (02) 794-8627
Cambodia 653-8 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02)3785-1041 (02)3785-1040
Canada 10th floor, Kolon Bldg., 45 Mugyo-dong, (02) 3455-6000 (02) 755-0686
Jung-gu, Seoul
Chile 14th Fl. Hankuk Life Insurance Bldg., 226 (02)2122-2600 (02)2122-2601
Sinmunno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul
China (P.R.C.) 83 Myeong-dong 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (02) 319-5101 (02) 319-5103
Colombia 13th floor, Kyobo Bldg., Jongno 1 (il)-ga, (02) 720-1369 (02) 725-6959
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Congo Sejong Daewoo Bldg. Apt. 702, Naesu-dong 169, (02)722-7997 (02)722-7998
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Co
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te dŖIvoire 2nd floor, Jong-am Bldg., 794-4 (02) 3785-0561 (02) 3785-0564
Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Czechia 1-121 Sinmunno 2 (i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 720-6453 (02) 734-6452
Denmark 5th floor, Namsong Bldg., 250-199 (02) 795-4187 (02) 796-0986
Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Dominican Rm.1601, Garden Tower Bldg., 98-78 (02) 742-6867 (02) 744-1803
Republic Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Ecuador 330-275 Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (02) 743-1617/8 (02) 745-6963
Egypt 744-4 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 749-0787/9 (02) 795-2588
El Salvador 21st Fl., Samsung Life Insurance Bldg., (02) 753-3432 (02) 753-3456
150 Taepyeongno 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
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ƅEmb a ssie s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: www.mofat.go.kr
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Norway 258-8 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 795-6850 (02) 798-6072
Oman 309-3 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 790-2431 (02) 790-2430
Pakistan 258-13 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 796-8252 (02) 796-0313
Panama 4th Fl., Hyundai Merchant Marine Bldg., 66 (02) 734-8610 (02) 734-8613
Jeokseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Papua New 5th Fl., 36-1 Hannam 1(il)-dong, (02) 798-9854/5 (02) 798-9856
Guinea Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Paraguay 2nd Fl., SK Bldg., 99 Seorin-dong, (02) 730-8335 (02) 730-8336
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Peru 6th floor, Namhan Bldg., 76-42 Hannam-dong, (02) 793-5810 (02) 797-3736
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Philippines 9th floor, Diplomatic Center, 1376-1 (02) 577-6147 (02) 574-4286
Seocho 2 (i)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Poland 1-72 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 749-9681 (02) 749-9680
Portugal 2nd floor, Wonseo Bldg., 171 Wonseo-dong, (02) 3675-2251 (02) 3675-2250
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Qatar 1-44 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 790-1308 (02) 790-1027
Romania UN Village, 1-42 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, (02) 797-4924 (02) 794-3114
Seoul
Russia 1001-13, 14, 15 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, (02) 552-7096 (02) 552-7098
Seoul
Saudi Arabia 1-112 Sinmunno 2 (i)-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 739-0631 (02) 732-3110
Singapore 19th floor, Samsung Taepyeongno Bldg., 310 (02) 774-2464 (02) 773-2465
Taepyeongno 2 (i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Slovakia 389-1 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-3981 (02) 794-3982
South Africa 1-37 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 792-4855 (02) 792-4856
Spain 726-52 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-3581/2 (02) 796-8207
Sri Lanka Suite 2002, Kyobo Bldg., Jongno 1(il)-ga, (02) 735-2966 (02) 737-9577
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Sudan 653-7 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 793-8692 (02) 793-8693
Sweden Rm. 1201, Hanhyo Bldg., 136 Seorin-dong, (02) 738-0846 (02) 733-1317
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Switzerland 32-10 Songwol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 739-9511 (02) 737-9392
Thailand 653-7 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 795-3098 (02) 798-3448
Tunisia 1-17 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 790-4334 (02) 790-4333
Turkey 4th Fl., Vivien Corporation Bldg., 4-52 (02) 794-0255 (02) 797-8546
Seobinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Ukraine Rm. 901, Diplomatic Centre 1376-1 (02) 578-6910 (02) 578-5514
Seocho 2(i)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
United Arab 5-5 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 790-3235 (02) 790-3238
Emirates
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Ethiopia 657-26 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 790-8927 (02) 790-8929
EU 16th Fl. Sean Bldg. 116 Sinmunno 1-ga, (02)735-1101 (02)739-3514
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Finland Rm.1602, Kyobo Bldg., Jongno 1(il)-ga, (02) 732-6737 (02) 723-4969
Jongno-gu, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
France 30 Hap-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (02) 312-3272 (02) 393-6108
Gabon 4th floor, Yoosung Bldg., 738-20 (02) 793-9575 (02) 793-9574
Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Ghana 5-4 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 3785-1427 (02) 3785-1428
Germany 308-5 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 748-4114 (02) 748-4161
Greece 27th floor, Hanwha Bldg., 1 Janggyo-dong, (02) 729-1401 (02) 729-1402
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Guatemala 614, Hotel Lotte, 1 Sogong-dong, (02)771-7582 (02)771-7583
Jung-gu, Seoul
Holy See 2 Gungjeong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 736-5725 (02) 736-5738
Honduras 2nd Fl., Jongno Tower Bldg., Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 738-8402 (02) 738-8403
Hungary 1-103 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 792-2105 (02) 792-2109
India 37-3 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 798-4257 (02) 796-9534
Indonesia 55 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (02) 783-5675 (02) 780-4280
Iran 726-126 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 793-7751 (02) 792-7052
Ireland 15th Fl., Daehan Fire & Marine Insurance Bldg., (02) 774-6455 (02) 774-6458
51-1 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Israel 823-21 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (02) 564-3448 (02) 564-3449
Italy 1-398 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 796-0491 (02) 797-5560
Japan 18-11 Junghak-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 2170-5200 (02) 734-4528
Kazakhstan 13-10 Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (02)744-9714 (02)744-9760
Kuwait 309-15 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, (02) 749-3688 (02) 749-3687
Seoul
Laos 657-9 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02)796-1713 (02)796-1771
Lebanon 310-49 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-6482 (02) 794-6485
Libya 4-5 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 797-6001 (02) 797-6007
Malaysia 4-1 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-0349 (02) 794-5488
Mexico 33-6 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 798-1694 (02) 790-0939
Mongolia 33-5 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 794-1350 (02) 794-7605
Morocco S-15, U.N. Village, 270-3 Hannam-dong, (02) 793-6249 (02) 792-8178
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Myanmar 723-1 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 792-3341 (02) 796-5570
Netherlands 14th Floor, Kyobo Bldg., 1 Jongno 1(il)-ga, (02) 737-9514 (02) 735-1321
Jongno-gu, Seoul
New Zealand Rm. 1803, Kyobo Bldg., 1 Jongno 1(il)-ga, (02) 730-7794 (02) 737-4861
Jongno-gu, Seoul
Nigeria 310-19 Dongbinggo-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02)797-2370 (02)796-1848
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Indonesia 57, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Selatan, (62-21) 520-1915
Indonesia
Italy Via Barnaba Oriani 30, 00197 Roma, ltaly (39-06) 808-8769, 8820/1
Japan 1-2-5, Minami-Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, (81-3) 3452-7611/9
Japan
Mexico Lope de Armendar i z No. 110 (52-5) 202-9866
Col. Lomas de Virreyes C.P. 11000 Me ņxico, D.F.
Netherlands Verlengde Tolweg 8, 2517 JV, (31-70) 358-6076
The Hague, Netherlands
New Zealand 11th Floor, ASB Bank Tower, (64-4) 473-9073/4
2 Hunter Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Philippines 10th Floor, The Pacitic Star B/d, Makati Ave., (63-2) 811-6139/44
Makati City, Philippines
Portugal Av. Miguel Bombarda 36-7, Lisboa 1051-802, Portugal (351-21)793-7200
Russia 14 Spiridonovka St., Moscow, Russia (7-095) 956-1474
Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Quarter, P.O. Box 94399, (966-1) 488-2211
Riyadh 11693, Saudi Arabia
Singapore 101 Thomson Road, United Square#10-03, (65) 256-1188
Singapore 307591
Spain C/Gonzalez Amigo 15, 28033 Madrid, Spain (34-91)353-2000
Sweden Laboratoriegatan 10, 115 27 Stockholm, (46-8) 660-0330
Sweden
Switzerland Kalcheggweg 38, 3000 Bern15, Switzerland (41-31) 356-2444
Thailand 23 Thiam-Ruammit Road, Ratchadapisek, (66-2) 247-7537/41
Huay-Kwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand
United Kingdom 60 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6A J, (44-20) 7227-5500/2
United Kingdom
United States 2450 Massachusetts Avenue, (1-202) 939-5600/4
of America N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S.A.
Hong Kong 5-6 Floors, Far East Finance Centre (852) 2529-4141
(Consulate General) 16 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong
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Other Useful Organizations
International Monetary
Fund
International Finance
Corporation
United Nations Development
Programme
IBRD Resident Country
directorŖs Office
United Nations Memorial
Cemetery in Korea
(02) 502-6218/9
(02) 399-0905
(02) 790-9562/6
(02) 399-0900
(051) 624-2165,
625-0625
(02) 503-9082
(02) 399-0915
(02) 749-1417
(02) 399-0919
(051) 624-2165
Room 419, Government Complex-
Gwacheon, 1 Jungang 1(il)-dong,
Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do
11th Fl.,Youngpoong Bldg., 33
Seorin-Dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
94-4 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu,
Seoul
11th Fl., Youngpoong Bldg., 33
Seorin-dong,Jongno-gu, Seoul
779 Daeyeon 4 (sa)-dong, Nam-gu,
Busan
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United 4 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul (02) 3210-5500 (02) 725-1738
Kingdom
U.S.A. 82 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 397-4114 (02) 738-8845
Uruguay Rm. 1802, Daewoo Center Bldg., 541 (02) 753-7893 (02) 777-4129
Namdaemunno 5 (o)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Uzbekistan Rm. 701, Diplomatic Centre, 1376-1 (02) 574-6554 (02) 578-0576
Seocho 2 (i)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Venezuela Rm. 1801, Garden Tower Bldg., 98-78 (02) 741-0036 (02) 741-0046
Unni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul,
Vietnam 28-58 Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul (02) 738-2318 (02) 739-2064
Yemen 11-444 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (02) 792-9883 (02) 792-9885
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ƅTa ipe i Missions in Kore a : 211 Se jongno, Jongno- gu, Se oul Te l:(02) 399- 2767
ƅConsula r Missions
China 207-1 Choryang 2 (i)-dong, Dong-gu, Busan (051) 441-8749 (051) 467-9689
Japan 1147-11 Choryang-dong, Dong-gu, Busan (051) 465-5101/6 (051) 464-1630
977-1 Nohyeong-dong, Jeju, Jeju-do (064) 742-9501 (064) 743-5885
Russia 8th floor, Korea Exchange Bank Bldg., 89-1 (051) 441-9904/5 (051 )464-4404
Jungang-dong 4 (sa)-ga, Jung-gu, Busan
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Major Korean MissionsAbroad
ƅEmb a ssie s
Argentina Av. del Libertador 2395 Cap. Fed 1425 (54-11) 4802-8062, 8865
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Australia 113 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla, (612) 6270-4100
ACT, 2600, Australia
Austria Gregor-Mendel Strasse 25, A-1180, (43-1) 4781991/5
Vienna, Austria
Brazil Sen-Avenida das Nacoes (55-61) 321-2500
Lote 14, Brasilia DF, Brazil
Canada 150 Boteler Street, Ottawa, (1-613) 244-5010
Ontario, K1N 5A6, Canada
China No.3, 4th Avenue East San Li Tun, Chaoyang (86-10) 6532-0290
District, Beijing 100600, China
Denmark Svanemollevej 104, 2900 Hellerup, (45) 3946-0400
Denmark
France 125, rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, (33-1) 4753-0101
France
Germany Schoeneberger Ufer 89-91, 10785 Berlin, (49-30) 26065-0
Germany
Hungary 1062 Bp, Andrassy ut. 109, Budapest, Hungary (36-1) 351-1179/81
India 9, Chandragupta Marg. Chanakyapuri (91-11) 688-5412
Extension, New Delhi-110021, India
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Korea travel guide
When visiting Korea for the first time, many business people are
surprised to see how westernized both the cities and the local people
appear to be. However, this process of westernization has taken place
very rapidly and many of the traditional values and attitudes remain
firmly in place.
Business cards are essential for doing business in Korea; you should
always take with you far more business cards than you would ever
imagine it possible to use. Your business card is your company passport
and should show your place in the company hierarchy. For example, the
owner of a company who uses the title of “director” at home should use
the Korean-style title “company president ໒Ⴆ” In Korea a director is
a mid-level manager.
Business cards should be given and received with the right hand,
preferably both, but never with the left hand. The most respectful way
to give or receive in Korea is with both hands. Watching Koreans giving
and receiving, but giving in particular, you will see that most people
rarely use just one hand; often the left hand, palm up, touches or reaches
towards the middle of the right forearm. The exception would be giving
something to a child. Once contacts are established it is most important
that these contacts are nurtured. For business people this means making
a point of visiting the Korean partner on every business trip to Korea,
and marking holidays such as Christmas with a card or small gift. It is
important to demonstrate to the Koreans that you have a long-term
commitment to the market, and you are not there to make a quick
profit and run.
Sincerity is very important to the Koreans; this is reflected in the
amount of time they devote to getting to know their business partners
and building long-term relationships. The Koreans are loyal by nature
and good relationships will last a lifetime.
Most deluxe hotels have a 24-hour business center to assist your business
needs efficiently. Service includes private meeting rooms, computers
with Internet access and printers, offices for rent, and translation or
interpretation. These business centers usually also provide professional
secretarial service, package delivery, cellular phone rentals, and fax
machines. (Refer to page 152 for deluxe hotels.)
Ubiquitous in every neighborhood are these commercial establishments
full of multi-media computers and Internet hookups, for rent at about
1,000 won per hour. There may not be a printer, and they might be
quite noisy, but if you need to send an urgent e-mail they fit the
occasion well.
Tipsfor Conducting Business
Hotel BusinessCenter
Busi ness Tr avel Ti ps Busi ness Tr avel Ti ps
PC Game Rooms(pisibang)
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International Air ExpressDistribution Service
Mobile Phone Rental Service
A temporary mobile phone is a handy item for tourists, especially
business travelers. Call (032) 743-4011 or ~ 016 or ~ 017 or ~ 018 or ~
019 for airport rental service (not necessary to dial the “032”when at the
airport). In a few minutes you can have your own personal phone
number and handset, calling and receiving anywhere in Korea. PDA, a
hand-held Internet device that doubles as a telephone, is also available,
with full-screen websurfing, e-mail, and a database of travel- and
tourism-specific information including reservation service for
accommodations and transportation. An invaluable little tool for the
traveler, and quite inexpensive to use. For details, call at the airport
ȳ032-743-4016 or ~ 018. In Seoul, SDK at ȳ02-766-8816, Wink at
ȳ02-318-6568 or Mobiya at www.mkoreguide.com.
Useful Websites
Ministry of Finance and Economy www.mofe.go.kr ȭ 02-503-9022
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade www.mofat.go.kr ȭ 02-3703-2114
Korea Customs Service www.customs.go.kr ȭ 02-660-5534
Korea Institute for International www.kiep.go.kr ȭ 02-3460-1114
Economic Policy (KIEP)
Korea Trade-Investment www.kotra.or.kr ȭ 02-3460-7777/8
Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry www1.kcci.or.kr ȭ 02-316-3114
The American Chamber of Commerce www.amchamkorea.org ȭ 02-564-2040
The European Union Chamber www.eucck.org ȭ 02-2253-5631/4
of Commerce in Korea
Korea Investment Service Center www.kisc.org run by the KOTRA
Korean International Trade Association www.kita.or.kr ȭ 02-551-5353
Korea Convention & Exhibition Center (COEX) www.coex.co.kr ȭ 02-551-1171/5
Busan Exhibition & Convention Center bexco.co.kr ȭ 051-747-2311
Samsung Economy Research Institute www.seriecon.seri.org ȭ 02-3780-8000
Korean Yellowpages for Foreigners www.yellowpages.co.kr ȭ 02-7250-411
DHL ȭ 02-716-0001, 02-710-8426 Airborn Express ȭ 02-334-8200, 02-334-7175
UPS ȭ 02-3665-3651, 02-3664-0360 Hanjin Express ȭ 02-738-1212, 02-778-1463
FAX FAX
FAX FAX
Translation / Interpretation Service
Cosmo Call Korea ȭ 02-582-0283, 02-582-0283, www.cosmocall.co.kr
Arirang TV ȭ 02-3474-3114, 02-569-5699, www.arirangtv-tic.com
Interpretation &Translation Institute, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies
ȭ 02-963-5356, 02-963-8780
Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Ewha Womans Univ.
ȭ 02-3277-3662, 02-3277-3705
The Korea Herald Translations
ȭ 02-778-2028, 02-778-1575, www.kht.co.kr
FAX
FAX
FAX
FAX
FAX
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Handy Fact s Handy Fact s
Tourist Information Services
Information and assistance are readily available at KNTO’s
Tourist Information Center (TIC) or at information counters
at the international airports and at major tourist sites. They
provide city maps, brochures and useful information on tours,
shopping, dining, and accommodations. The hours of operation differ
somewhat around the country, but KNTO’s TIC is open every day from
09:00 to 20:00. On the web, visit www.tour2korea.com.
1330 Korea Travel Phone
When you need English assistance or travel information, just dial 1330,
and a bilingual operator will offer you detailed tourism information. If
you want information about another area, press that area code before
pressing 1330.
Seoul 02, Incheon 032, Daejeon 042, Busan 051, Ulsan 052, Daegu 053,
Gwangju 062, Gyeonggi-do 031, Gangwon-do 033, Chungcheongnam-do 041,
Chungcheongbuk-do 043, Gyeongsangnam-do 055, Gyeongsangbuk-do 054,
Jeollanam-do 061, Jeollabuk-do 063, Jeju-do 064
Tourist Complaint Center
Overseas visitors to Korea who experience any inconvenience or who
simply want to offer some advice should call or write the Tourist
Complaint Center, operated by the Korea National Tourism
Organization: K.P.O. Box 1879, Seoul 110-618, Korea.
ȭ(02)735-0101 : (02)777-0102; e-mail: tourcom@www.knto.or.kr FAX
Seoul ňKNTO Tourist Information Center (02)757-0086
- Incheon International Airport (032)743-2600/2
ňSeoul City Tourist Information Center (02)731-6337
- Itaewon (02)794-2490
- Myeong-dong (02)757-0088
- Dongdaemun Market (02)2236-9135
- Namdaemun Market (02)752-1913
- Deoksugung (02)756-0045
- Seoul Express Bus Terminal (02)537-9198
ňSeoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Infornet (02)735-5678
Busan ňGimhae Int’l Airport (051)973-4607
ňBusan Railroad Station (051)441-6565
ňBusan Int’l Ferry Terminal (051)465-3471
ňBusan Information Service Center for Foreigners (051)462-2256
Jeju ňJeju Int’l Airport (064)742-8866
ňJeju Port Passenger Terminal (064)758-7181
ňJungmun Tourist Center (064)738-8550
Gyeongju ňGyeongju Railroad Station (054)772-3843
ňBulguksa Temple (054)746-4747
ňGyeongju Express Bus Terminal (054)772-9289
Official Holidays
New Yearœs Day (January 1ō2)
The first two days of the New Year are
recognized and celebrated.
Seollal (JanuaryōFebruary)
Lunar New Yearœs Day (Seollal) is one of the
most important traditional events of the year,
still much more significant than January 1st.
Most businesses are closed, and people take
several days off to visit their hometowns to be
with family. Members of the family get up
early, put on their best clothes, and everyone
bows to their elders as a reaffirmation of
family ties. Feasts are held with specially
prepared food such as tteokguk and
manduguk. Men play games of yut or fly kites,
boys spin tops. Feburary 11ō13 in 2002.
Independence Movement Day (March 1)
This day commemorates the Declaration of
Independence proclaimed on March 1, 1919,
while under Japanese colonization. A reading
of the declaration takes place in a special
ceremony at Tapgol Park in Seoul, where the
document was first read to the public.
Arbor Day (April 5)
Trees are planted across the country every
year as part of the nationœs vast reforestation
program.
Buddhaœs Birthday (AprilōMay)
Elaborate, solemn rituals are held at many
Buddhist temples across the country and
lanterns are hung in the temple courtyards. In
the evening these lanterns are lit and carried
in parades. It is celebrated on the 8th day of
the 4th lunar month. May 19 in 2002.
Childrenœs Day (May 5)
On this day, parents dress up the little ones
and take them to childrenœs parks,
amusement parks, zoos, or to the cinema for
a full day of fun and games.
Memorial Day (June 6)
Memorial Day is set aside to honor the
soldiers and civilians who have given their
lives for their country. The largest ceremony
is held at the National Cemetery in Seoul.
Constitution Day (July 17)
Commemorates the proclamation of the
Constitution of the Republic of Korea on July
17, 1948.
Liberation Day (August 15)
This day commemorates Japanese
acceptance of the Allies’ terms of surrender
and the resulting liberation of Korea in 1945.
Chuseok (SeptemberōOctober)
Chuseok is the yearœs most important
traditional holiday. It is celebrated on the 15th
day of the eighth lunar month. Chuseok is
often referred to as Korean Thanksgiving
Day. Itœs a celebration of the harvest and a
thanks giving for the bounty of the earth.
Family members come from all parts of the
country to visit their ancestral homes.
September 20ō22 in 2002.
National Foundation Day (October 3)
This day commemorates the founding of the
Korean nation in 2333 B.C. by the legendary
god-king Dangun. A simple ceremony is held
at an altar on top of Mt. Manisan,
Ganghwado. The altar is said to have been
erected by Dangun to offer thanks to his
father and grandfather in heaven.
Christmas (December 25)
Christmas is observed as a national holiday in
Korea as in many other countries.
Special Days
Labor Day (May 1)
Although Labor Day is not a national holiday,
banks and business establishments are
closed, and many people enjoy a day off.
ParentsœDay (May 8)
Sons and daughters show their love and
respect for their parents on this day.
oreans officially follow the Gregorian calendar, though some
holidays are based on the oriental lunar calendar. During the official
holidays, offices and banks are closed but palaces, museums, most
restaurants, department stores, and amusement facilities
are open. Seollal and Chuseok are most important traditional
holidays for Koreans. Millions of people visit their hometowns
to celebrate with their families during
these periods. On Seollal, Koreans
hold a memorial service for their
ancestors and perform sebae, a
formal bow of respect to their
elders as a New Year’s greeting.
Hol i days Hol i days
K
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over.
Foreign currency and traveler’s
checks can be converted into
Korean won at foreign exchange
banks and other authorized money
changers. The exchange rate is
subject to market fluctuations. One
U.S. dollar was equivalent to about
1,300 won as of October 13, 2001.
Credit cards, including VISA,
American Express, Diner’s Club, Master Card and JCB, are accepted at
major hotels, department stores, and larger restaurants.
Automated Teller Machines(ATM) for Foreign Travelers
Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash
advance in Korean won at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed
at major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions.
Tipping
Tipping is not a traditional Korean custom. A 10% service charge is added
to your bill at all tourist hotels.
Tax
Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard
rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. In tourist hotels, this 10%
tax applies to rooms, meals and other services and is added into the bill.
Until the end of 2002, however, the VAT on hotel room charges (but not
the VAT on the service charge) is exempted for non-Koreans.
Electricity
In Korea, outlets for 220 volts are dominant. Always check the power
supply before using your equipment.
Emergencies
Dial 112 for the police and 119 for the fire department (though only
Korean is spoken). A hotel front desk or hotel manager can arrange for a
doctor or an ambulance. If you need a doctor on the street, ask a
policeman or passersby for assistance. Police boxes can be found on every
major street. In addition, International SOS Korea (ȭ02-790-7561)
provides a 24-hour emergency service for foreigners, acting as a link
between patients and Korean hospitals for a fee.
Lost & Found
In the event of misplaced or lost property, contact the Lost and Found
Center of Seoul Metropolitan Police Bureau: 102 Hongik-dong,
Seongdong-gu. ȭ02-2299-1282 02-2298-1282
Mail
Domestic postal rates are ˽170 for a letter of up to
25g, ˽1,170 for a registered letter of no more than
25g, and ˽1,500 for a package of up to 2kg. A
postcard costs ˽140.
ҟMinistry of Information and Communication: www.mic.go.kr
FAX
Goodwill G
Travel Agents
For organized tours or guided tours in Korea, you may contact:
ҮKorea Tourism Association: 11th Fl., Sam An Bldg., 945, Daechi-
dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul ȭ 02-556-2356, 02-556-3818
ҮKorea Association of General Travel Agents (KATA): Rm. 803,
Jaeneung Bldg., 192-11, Euljiro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
ȭ 02-752-8692/3, 02-752-8694
- Korea Traval Bureau ȭ02-778-0150 - Global Tour ȭ02-776-3153
- Kim’s Travel ȭ02-323-3361 - Star Travel ȭ02-569-8114
Goodwill Guide
KNTO Goodwill Guide Service provides interpretation
help as part of free tourguide service. Advance
reservations are usually required, but this can be very
helpful if you have extensive need for help of any kind
in Korea. See www.goodwillguide.com/english.
“Free Interpretation by Phone” Taxisand “VisitorsGuide” Taxis
Regular taxis having a sign on their back door (right side) “Free
Interpretation by Phone” provide interpretation services in English,
Chinese and Japanese for foreign tourists. The driver calls an interpreter
through a phone installed in the car and three-way communication begins.
Or, to find a taxi driver who speaks English or Japanese, call for a
Visitors Guide Taxi by phone (ȳ02-3431-5100, 02-3431-7109), or
look for the English or Japanese “Visitors Guide” sign on either side of
these deluxe taxis.
BusinessHours
Government offices are open
between the hours of 09:00 and
18:00 from March to October and
between 09:00 and 17:00 from
November to February. On
Saturdays, they open at 09:00 and
close at 17:00.
Most private businesses open at
anywhere from 08:30 to 10:00 and
close in the evening. Banks are a
major exception. Their business
hours are from 09:30 to 16:30 on weekdays, and from 09:30 to 13:30 on
Saturdays.
Foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul generally maintain strict business
hours including lunch. They are usually open from 09:00 to 17:00 on
weekdays and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Major department stores are open from 10:30 to 19:30, including
Sundays, but smaller shops tend to be open earlier and close later every day
of the week.
Currency and Credit Cards
The unit of Korean currency is the won. Coin denominations are ˽1,
˽5, ˽10, ˽50, ˽100, ˽500. Bank notes are ˽1,000, ˽5,000 and
˽10,000. Bank checks are circulated in denominations of ˽100,000 and
FAX
FAX
FAX
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Recommended Dress
From mid-March through late-May,
and mid-September through mid-
November you can wear long sleeved
shirts and slacks plus possibly a
cardigan or a jacket. During summer,
June through August, short sleeved
shirts and knee trousers would be
acceptable, but in formal occasions,
long trousers and a tie are
recommended. Late November through early March you must be
prepared for the cold. Scarf and gloves are recommended for January and
February, and remember that the mountains are frequently snowy.
Telephone Services
Long Distance Directory Area Code+114
Assistance
- English 080-211-0114
International Telegram Services 00795
Tourist Complaint Center (02) 735-0101
Tourist Information 1330
Police 112
Fire and Ambulance 119
Medical Emergency 1339
International Telephone Information 00794
International Telephone 00799
Local Directory Assistance 114
Time Differences
Rio de Janeiro, Sa Ȅo Paulo * 13 * 16 * 19 * 22 1 4 7 10
New York, Montreal,
* 11 * 14 * 17 * 20 * 23 2 5 8
Bogota, Toronto
Chicago, Houston * 10 * 13 * 16 * 19 * 22 1 4 7
Vancouver, Seattle,
* 8 * 11 * 14 * 17 * 20 * 23 2 5
San Francisco, Los Angeles
Sydney, Melbourne 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23
Seoul, Tokyo 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22
Taipei, Manila, Hong Kong,
24 3 6 9 12 15 18 21
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Bangkok, Jakarta * 23 2 5 8 11 14 17 20
New Delhi, Calcutta * 21 24 3 6 9 12 15 18
Teheran, Kuwait, Jeddah * 20 * 23 2 5 8 11 14 17
Hamburg, Rome,
* 17 * 20 * 23 2 5 8 11 14
Paris, Amsterdam
London, Madrid * 16 * 19 * 22 1 4 7 10 13

previous day
C ity Time
001
002
008
Int’l Access
Code
1
Country
Code
202
Area
Code
212-1234
Individual
Number
Example: When calling Washington D.C.
Medical Care
There are many hospitals where some English is spoken. However, it is
recommendable to use the international clinics at such large general hospitals
as Severance Hospital, Asan Medical Center, or Samsung Medical Center.
Severance Hospital: 134 Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
ȭ02-361-5114, www.severance.or.kr; International Clinic (ȭ02-361-
6540), open 10:00ō12:00 and 14:00ō17:00 on weekdays, and 10:00ō
12:00 on Saturdays.
Asan Medical Center (Jungang Hospital): 388-1 Pungnap-dong, Songpa-
gu, Seoul (map p. 50) ȭ02-2224-3114, www.amc.seoul.kr; International
Clinic (ȭ02-2224-5001), open 09:00ō17:00 on weekdays.
Samsung Medical Center: 50 Irwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
ȭ02-3410-2114, www.samsunghospital.com; International Clinic
(ȭ02-3410-0200), open 09:00ō17:00 on weekdays, and 09:00ō12:00
on Saturdays.
Newspaper, TV and Radio
There are three English-language dailies, the Korea T imes and the Korea
Herald, and the Joongang Ilbo English supplement to the International
Herald T ribune. They are available at most newsstands and in most hotel
gift shops.
Korea has five TV networks, all broadcasting in Korean (KBS1, KBS2,
MBC, SBS, and EBS). Along with the national broadcasting networks,
there are also many cable TV channels specializing in a wide field of
programming including news, movies, entertainment, sports, etc. Of note
is Arirang TV, an English-language cable station featuring a wide range of
Korea-related programming including culture, news, drama with English
subtitles, etc.
There are also eight Korean radio stations, plus the AFN U.S. military
stations which broadcast in English on 1530 AM and 102.7 FM, in Seoul.
The AFN TV station can be accessed in many area, as well as via
cable.
Telephone Calls
There are three types of public telephone in Korea: coin-operated
telephones, card phones, and coin and card phones. A local call costs ˽50
for three minutes. Intercity calls cost considerably more. Coin phones
return coins inserted but unused, but do not return change for partially
used ˽100 coins.
Card telephones can be used to make international calls as well as local
and intercity calls. Telephone cards come in ˽2,000, ˽3,000, ˽5,000,
and ˽10,000 denominations and are on sale in shops close to telephone
boxes and in banks. There are also credit card phones, which you can use
with major credit cards. The pre-paid WorldphoneĘCard (www.wpcard.
com) can be used from any telephone to call within Korea or to other
countries. If it is not used completely by the end of a visit, it can also be
used in most other countries in the world.
To make an international call, first dial the international dialing code
(001, 002 or 008), then the country code, area code, and finally the
individual number. International calls can also be made through the
operator by dialing 00799. To make a collect call, also dial 00799. For
more information on international calls, dial 00794.
If you want directory assistance for Korea, dial 080-211-0114. English-
speaking operators are available.
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Usef ul Kor ean Phr ases Usef ul Kor ean Phr ases
Will you show me the way to (Deoksugung Palace) ?
(౏༿ଂ) ંఛ ଥၼ ં൴ᆟ ჵ༅၇.
[(Deoksugung) ganeun gireul gareucheo juseyo.]
Where is ................. ?
......ႍ ࿳ಧ ႗ཧనଭ?
[...............i eodi itseumnikka?]
Please take me to the ...
ōၹു ંჵ༅၇.
[.....euro gajuseyo.]
Please stop here.
ဌଡ໶ ༅ၙჵ༅၇.
[Yeogiseo sewo-juseyo.]
How far is it to .......?
ōଭᄕ ࿸ඇ஥ ඪనଭ?
[....... ..kkaji eolmana meomnikka?]
Where can I get a taxi ?
࿳ಧ໶ ቚཪ൷ ቒ ༿ ႗ၼଭ၇?
[Eodiseo taeksireul talsu isseulkkayo?]
How do you do?
ᆎၾ ๘઻࿳၇.
[Cheo-eum boepgetseoyo.]
Iœm glad to meet you.
ඉ஥໶ ฌંၙ၇.
[Mannaseo bangawoyo.]
Good bye.
࿍௢Ꭸ ં༅၇.
[Annyeonghi gaseyo.]
Yes, there is.
လ, ႗࿳၇.
[Ye, itseoyo.]
No, there isn’t.
࿋నဣ, ࿽࿳၇.
[Aniyo, eopseoyo.]
Thank you.
ઉ໒ጨనల.
[Gamsa-hamnida.]
You are welcome.
ᆐඉင၇.
[Cheonmaneyo.]
Excuse me.
཮ഽጨనల.
[Sillye-hamnida.]
I am sorry.
෻࿍ጨనల.
[Mian-hamnida.]
Please help me.
౬ူჵ༅၇.
[Dowa-juseyo.]
Good morning.
Good afternoon.
Good evening.
࿍௢ጢ༅၇.
[Annyeong-haseyo.]
Greetings and Common Courtesy
Please show me this.
ႍમၼ ๅဌ ჵ༅၇.
[Igeoseul boyeo juseyo.]
How much is it ?
ଖમၻ ࿸ඇ႕నଭ?
[Geugeoseun eolma-imnikka?]
Please let me have this.
ႍમၼ ჵཱཪ၇.
[Igeoseul jusipsiyo.]
Do you take credit cards ?
ཬ၎ᇤಜ ญཧనଭ?
[Sinyong kadeu batseumnikka?]
Shopping
Transportation
How long does it take to get to .....?
ōଭᄕ ཪ઄ႍ ࿸ඇ஥ પ඄నଭ?
[...... kkaji sigani eolmana geollimnikka?]
Does this bus go to ...?
ႍ ลཡōઊనଭ?
[I beoseu ...gamnikka?]
Kor e a n Ma nne r s
1. Greeting and saying “Thank you” are
very important to Koreans. Words of
greeting and thanks are always said
with a bow of the head. The depth of
the bow depends on the relative
seniority of the two speakers.
2. Koreans do not appreciate an overly
outgoing style and they generally
limit direct physical contact to a
courteous handshake. However, as
one gets to know Koreans better, a
greater familiarity becomes possible.
In fact, foreigners are often quite
surprised to see women walking
hand in hand. Touching close friends
while talking to them is perfectly
acceptable in Korea. Public displays of
affection between the sexes such as,
kissing and hugging are not rare as
before but generally regarded as
unseemly.
3. There are many clean public
restrooms throughout Korea. It is also
acceptable to use the restrooms in
office buildings, hotels, shops, or
restaurants.
4. Koreans traditionally sit, eat and sleep
on the floor, so shoes are always
removed when entering a Korean
home. Bare feet are considered an
affront in front of elders, so it is best
to wear socks or stockings when
visiting families.
5. Young Koreans are accustomed to
“going Dutch” but in general it is
common to be either host or guest.
6. It was traditionally regarded as
impolite to talk during a meal,
however, nowadays Koreans are
encouraged to talk, to laugh during
the meal. Real appreciation of the
food and service is gratefully received.
It is impolite to blow your nose at the
table. (See page 106 for further tips
about table manners.)
Average Temperature and Rainfall
Weights& Measures
Korea uses the international metric system.
1 meter = 39.37 inches = 1.094 yards, 1 kilometer = 0.6214 mile
1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds, 1 litre = 0.26418 gallon
1 metric ton = 2,204.62 pounds
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
-3.4
-1.1
4.5
11.8
17.4
21.5
24.6
25.4
20.6
14.3
6.6
-0.4
25.9
30
40.1
53.2
63.3
70.7
76.3
77.7
69.1
57.7
43.3
31.3
64
64
63
61
65
72
81
79
73
67
66
66
22.9
24.6
46.7
93.7
92
133.8
369.1
293.9
168.9
49.4
53.1
21.7
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C
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F H R
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C
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F H R
2.2
3.7
7.8
12.9
17.3
20.3
24.1
25.9
21.9
17.1
11
5
36
38.7
46
55.2
63.1
68.5
75.4
78.6
71.4
62.8
51.8
41
51
55
59
67
70
79
85
80
75
65
59
54
31.8
42.9
79.2
148.4
147.9
224
256.9
203.6
186.6
62.2
64.9
24.3
5.2
5.6
8.5
13.3
17.2
20.9
25.6
26.6
22.7
17.7
12.4
7.6
41.4
42.1
47.3
55.9
63
69.6
78.1
79.9
72.9
63.9
54.3
45.7
70
70
69
73
75
80
82
80
77
72
70
70
62.3
69.7
68.2
97.2
88.8
183.7
230.2
241.3
179.4
74.2
79
49.6
Month
City Seoul Busan Jeju
H (Humidity, %), R (Rainfall, mm)
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May I have a menu, please ?
දఓლๅဌჵ༅၇.
[Menyu jom boyeo-juseyo.]
What’s your speciality here ?
ႍᄜင໶Ⴀጢఛၾཫႍේ࿾ႍჱ?
[I jibeseo jalhaneun eumsigi mueot-sijyo?]
0 ဘ [yeong]
1 ႐/ ጢ஥ [il / hana]
2 ႍ/ ಈ [i / dul]
3 ໚/ ་ [sam / set]
4 ໒/ ௘ [sa / net]
5 ဣ/ ల༁ [o / daseot]
6 ၱ/ ဌ༁ [yuk / yeoseot]
7 ᇞ/ ႐૗ [chil / ilgop]
8 ኽ/ ဌౕ [pal / yeodeol]
9 ૷/ ࿋ፚ [gu / ahop]
10 ཱ/ တ [sip / yeol]
20 ཱႍ [isip]
100 ธ [baek]
1,000 ᆐ [cheon]
10,000 ඉ [man]
100,000 ཱඉ [simman]
1,000,000 ธඉ [baengman]
I like to have bulgogi.
๟૎ଡჵ༅၇.
[Bulgogi juseyo.]
Could you bring me some more
of this?
ႍમ ვଜ ౎ ჵ༅၇.
[Iget jogeum deo juseyo.]
Eating Out
Do you have any vacancy?
຀ต႗ཧనଭ?
[Bin bang itseumnikka?]
Could you clean my room, please ?
ตᆖ༛ლጫჵ༅၇.
[Bang cheongso jom haejuseyo.]
I like to stay one more night.
ጢ൚౎ෛ૎ུཧనల.
[Haru deo mukgo sipseumnida.]
Could you please give me a morning
call at 6 in the morning?
࿋ᇠ ཪင ହၙჵ༅၇
[Achim yeoseotsie kkaewojuseyo.]
Accommodations
Lost & Found Center ๝཮ෟ ๅ૝༛ [Bunsilmul bogwanso]
Hospital แၛ [Byeongwon]
Police Station ેᅸ໶ [Gyeongchalseo]
Toilet ፞Ⴆ཮ [Hwajangsil]
Drug store ࿥૸ [Yakguk]
Inn ဌ૝ [Yeogwan]
Market ཪႦ [Sijang]
Restaurant ཫీ [Sikdang]
Airport ૙ጪ [Gong-hang]
Subways ᄕጢᆑ [Jihacheol]
Railroad station ଡᅴဍ [Gichayeok]
Miscellaneous
Numbers
2nd Tunnel
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
74
3rd Tunnel
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
71
63 Building
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
44
A
AlpsResort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
127
Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement
Site
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
51
Anapji Pond
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
84
Andong
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
82
Antiques
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
117
Apgujeong-dong
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
47
Archery
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
108
Arts
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
22
Asian Games
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
13
ATM
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
B
Baduk
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
109
Baegyangsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
93
Bangi-dong Baekje Tombs
ŋŋŋŋŋ
51
Barsand Beer Halls
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
112
BearsTown Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
128
Beomeosa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Blue Valley Ski Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
128
Body Language
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
24
Bomun Amphitheater
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
111
Bomun Lake Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
86
Bongeunsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
46
Bongjeongsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
82
Bosingak Bell Pavilion
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
35
Bukhansan National Park
ŋŋ
53, 135
Bukhansanseong Fortress
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
Bulguksa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
85
Bunhwangsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
85
Bunjae Artpia
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
103
Busan
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
13, 86-7
Busan Cultural Center
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
111
Buseoksa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
82
BusinessCenter
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
172
BusinessHours
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
176
BusinessTravel Tips
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
172-3
Buyeo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
Buyeo Nat'l Museum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
Byeonsan Peninsula Nat'l Park
ŋ
135
C
Car Rentals
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
150
Casinos
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
112
Central City
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
52
Changdeokgung Palace
ŋŋŋŋŋ
38
Changgyeonggung Palace
ŋŋŋ
37
Cheomseongdae Observatory
ŋ
84
Cheong Wa Dae
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
29
Cheonghakdong Village
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
91
Chiaksan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
74, 135
Chongdong Theater
ŋŋŋŋŋ
31, 110
Chonmasan Ski Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
129
Chungjuho Lake
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
City Air Terminals
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
145
City Buses
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
148
Climate
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
18
COEXMall
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
46
Contents
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
5-6
Complaint Center
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
175
Currency
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
176
Customs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
23
D
Dadohae Maritime Nat'l Park
ŋŋ
135
Daegu
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
10, 81
Daehangno Street
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
36
Daejeon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
10, 76
Daejeon City Tour
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
76
Daemyung Vivaldi Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
129
Daeyoo Hunting Ground
ŋŋŋŋŋ
101
Damyang Bamboo Museum
ŋŋŋ
94
Dance
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
22
Deogyusan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
134
Deoksugung
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
31
Department Storesin Seoul
ŋŋŋ
119
Dinner Theatersin Seou
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
115
Diplomatic Missions
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
167-71
Dolharubang
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
100
Domestic Feryboats
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
151
Domestic Flights
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
150
Dongdaemun Market
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
39
Dongnae Hot Springs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Dora Observatory
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
71
Dosan Confucian School
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
82
Duty-Free Shops
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
120
E
Electricity
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
Emergencies
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
Everland
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
69
Expo Science Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
76
ExpressBuses
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
151
F
Festivals
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
138-9
Food
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
106-7
G
Ganghwado Island
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
68
Gangjin
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
97
Gangneung
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
72
Garak Market
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
49
Gayasan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
134
Geojedo Island
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
89
Geumgang Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Geumgangsan(Mt.)
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
14
Geumsansa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
93
Geunettwigi
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
109
Gimjang
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
24
Golf Courses
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
131
Gongju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
77
Goodwill Guide
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
176
Goseong Unification Observatory
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
73
Gosu Cave
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
79
Guest House
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
165
Gwanchoksa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
Gwangalli Beach
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Gwangju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
11, 94
Gwangju Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
94
Gyeongbokgung
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
29
Gyeongju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
83-6
Gyeongju Bomun Lake Resort
ŋ
124
Gyeongju Nat'l Museum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
84
Gyeongju Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
132
Gyeongpodae
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
73
Gyeryongsan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
77, 126, 132
H
Haegeumgang
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
89
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Ondol
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
24
Onyang Hot Springs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
Oriental Medicine
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
24
P
Painting
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
22
Paju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
Palgongsan (Mt.)
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
81
Panmunjeom
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
71
Passport
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
142
PC Game Rooms
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
172
Phoenix Park Ski World
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
127
Pohang
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
83
Popular Buysin Korea
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
116-8
Poseokjeong Watercourse
ŋŋŋŋŋ
85
Pottery
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
23
Punch Bowl Battleground
ŋŋŋŋŋ
74
Pungnap Earthen FortressWall
ŋŋ
51
Q
Quarantine
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
143
R
Rafting
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
125
Recommended Dress
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
179
Religion
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
19
Rodin Gallery
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
31
Royal Guard Changing Ceremony
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
31
S
Saemtong Migratory Bird Sanctuary
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
74
Samchengdonggil
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
29
Samseong-dong
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
45
Sanbanggulsa
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
102
Sangjogam Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
91
Sangumburi Crater
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
99
Scuba Diving
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
125
Sense of Seniority
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
23
Seogwipo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
12, 101
Seokchon-dong Early Baekje Stone
Tombs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
49
Seokguram Grotto
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
85
Seongeup Folk Village
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
100
Seonggyunggwan
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
38
Seongsanpo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
100
Seoraksan Nat'l Park
ŋŋ
73, 126, 133
Seoul
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
9, 26
Seoul City Tour
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
54
Seoul Grand Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
Seoul Land
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
Seoul Nori Madang
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
49, 110
Seoul Racecourse
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
69
Seoul Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
129
Seoul Tower
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
41
Seoul Training Center for the
Important Intangible Cultural
Properties
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
46
Shopping Tips
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
123
Sinchon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
52
Sobaeksan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
135
Sokcho
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
73
Songgwangsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
96
Songnisan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
79, 133
Sorak Waterpia
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
73
Sosoewon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
94
Special Shopping Areasin Seoul
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
118-9
Ssanggyesa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
124
Ssireum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
108
Subways
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
149
Suwon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
9, 69
T
Table Manners
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
106
Taean Seashore Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋ
135
Taegeukgi
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
4
Taejongdae Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Taekwondo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
108
Tamna Mok Sok Won
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
98
Tapsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
124
Tax
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
Taxis
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
148
Telephone
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
178
Temperature and Rainfall
ŋŋŋŋ
180
Time Difference
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
179
Tipping
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
Tongdosa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Tongyeong
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
89
Tourist Information Services
ŋŋŋ
175
Trains
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
152
Transportation
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
144-52
Travel Agents
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
176
Travel Phone 1330
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
175
Tumuli Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
83
U
Uhang-ri Dinosaur Fossile Site
ŋŋŋ
97
Ulleungdo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
75
Ulsan
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
12, 83
UN Memorial Cemetery
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Unhyeongung
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
35
Unjusa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
96
V
Visa
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
142
W
War Memorial
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
53
Water Skiing
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
125
Weights& Measures
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
180
Windsurfing
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
125
Wolchulsan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
135
Woraksan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
79, 135
World Cup
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
8
World Trade Center Seoul
ŋŋŋŋŋ
46
Y
Yanggu
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
74
Yangji Pine Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
128
Yeogwans
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
165
Yeongju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
82
Yeosu
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
89
Yeouido
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
43
Yeouido Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
44
Yong Pyong Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
74, 127
Yongduam Rock
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
98
Yongdusan Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Youth Hostels
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
165-6
Yutnori
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
109
Haeinsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
81
Haenyeo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
100
Haeundae Beach
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Hahoe Village
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
82
Hallasan (Mt.)
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
99, 133
Hallim
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
102
Hallyeo Maritime Nat'l Park
ŋ
89, 132
Han River
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
53
Hangeul
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
5
Hendrik Hamel Monument
ŋŋŋŋ
102
History
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
20
Holidays
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
174
Homestay
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
164
Hong Ik University Vicinity
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
52
Hongdo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
96
Hot Springs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
130
Hotels
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
152-64
Huwon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
38
Hwaeomsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
95
Hwanseongul Cave
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
75
Hwaseong Fortress
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
69
Hyeonchungsa Shrine
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
Hyepjae Beach
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
102
Hyepjaegul Cave
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
102
Hyundai Sungwoo Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋ
128
I
Icheon CeramicsVillage
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
Ihwajang
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
38
Incheon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
9, 68
Incheon Int'l Airport
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
144,148
Independence Hall of Korea
ŋŋŋ
78
Independence Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
52
Inheritance Hall of the Hahoe
Byeolsingut Talnori
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
111
Insa-dong
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
40
Intercity Buses
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
151
International Flights
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
144
Iron Triangle Zone
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
74
Itaewon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
42
J
Jagalchi Fish Market
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
87
Jamsil
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
48
Jamsil SportsComplex
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
49
Janggi
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
109
Jazz Clubs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
114
Jeju City
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
98
Jeju Folklore Museum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
99
Jeju Folklorea and Natural History
Museum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
99
Jeondeungsa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
68
Jeonju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
11, 93
Jerye
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
23
Jikjisa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
81
Jindo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
97
Jindo Regional Cultural Center 111
Jinhae
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
88, 124
Jinju
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
88
Jirisan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
95, 126,132
Jisan Forest Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
129
Jogyesa Temple
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
35
Jongmyo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
37
Jongno Tower
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋΙ
35
Jungmun Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
101
Juwangsan Nat'l Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
134
K
Kite-flying
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
109
KNTO Offices
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
186
Korea Condo Ski Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
129
Korea House
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
41, 115
Korea Military Academy
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
53
Korean Folk Village
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
69, 111
Korean Phrases
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
181-2
KRPass
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
152
Kukkiwon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
47
L
Land
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
18
Language
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
19
Lost & Found
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
Lotte World
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
49
M
Mail
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
177
Maisan (Mt.)
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
93
Manjanggul Cave
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
100
Manners
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
180
Marina Submarine Tour
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
101
MarketsOutside Seou
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
121
Marriage
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
23
Medical Cares
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
178
Mobile Phone Rental Service
ŋ
173
Mokpo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
96
Movie Theaters
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
112
Mudeungsan (Mt.)
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
94
Mugunghwa
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
4
Muju Resort
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
127
Museums
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
136-7
Music
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
22
Myeong-dong
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
33
Myeongdong Cathedral
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
33
N
Naejangsan Nat'l Park
ŋ
93, 126, 133
Naganeupseong Folk Village
ŋŋ
97
Nakhwaam Rock
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
78
Naksan Beach
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
73
Namdaemun Market
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
32
Names
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
23
Namhae Bridge
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
90
Namhaedo Island
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
90
Namhansanseong Fortress
ŋŋŋŋŋ
70
Namsan Hanok Village
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
41
Namsan Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
40
Namwon
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
94
Nanta Theatre
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
31
National Arboretum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
National Assembly
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
44
National Center for Korean
Traditional Performing Arts
ŋ
110
National Folk Museum
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
29
National Museum of Contemporary
Art
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
70
National Museum of Korea
ŋŋŋŋ
19
National Parks
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
132-5
National Souvenir Center
ŋŋŋŋŋŋ
33
National Theater
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
41, 110
Neolttwigi
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
109
Newspaper
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
178
Nightclubs
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
112
Noryangjin FisheriesWholesale
Market
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
44
O
Odaesan National Park
ŋŋŋ
74, 134
Odongdo
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
90
Odusan Unification
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
71
Oedo Paradise Island
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
90
Olympic Park
ŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋŋ
50-1
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