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Introduction
This booklet is based on the 2010 International Tourist Survey on Korean Travel conducted by KTO. It reflects the attractions and locations that international tourists preferred or wanted to visit again. The survey led to choosing the five best tourist destinations: Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Busan, Gyeongju, and Jeju Island. Each location is, in turn, divided into detailed sections on History & Culture, Fashion & Shopping, Youth & Energy, Leisure & Recreation, and Theme Park. The booklet is designed to offer one-day courses for international tourists who use either cars or public transportation. But slow travelers may need two or, sometimes, three days to cover one-day courses.

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Tour Courses for International Tourists

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Gyeonggi-do History & Cultural Heritage Folk Village & Theme Parks War & National Security Spirit & Soul Seoul Royal Palaces, History, and Culture Fashion & Shopping Youth & Energy Leisure & Recreation War & National Security Busan Fun & Entertainment Gyeongju History & Culture Jeju Island Nature & Culture
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Royal Palace Tour Courses
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Gwanghwamun
As the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun was established in 1395 and symbolized the King’s authority over national affairs for a long time. Situated on the outskirts of Bukhansan Mountain, it faces Namsan Mountain. After it was burned to the ground during the Japanese Invasions of Korea, 1592-1598, it was rebuilt by Heungseon Daewongun in the late 19th century, but it was subject to deliberate abandonment when the Government-General of Chosun (the main Japanese body to rule the country) was built there; it was destroyed during the Korean War, but it was opened to the public on August 15, 2010, after extended restoration efforts. For More Information • www.royalpalace.go.kr • Tel: 02-736-0212

Deoksugung Palace
After the Japanese Invasions of Korea, 15921598, King Seonjo temporarily stayed in Wolsan Daegun’s house and, eventually, converted it to this magnificent palace. It was originally called Gyeongungung Palace, but King Gojong changed its name to Deoksugung Palace in 1907. It was here that King Gwanghaegun, Injo, and Gojong ascended the throne during the Chosun Dynasty. The palace boasts an architectural style that infuses both traditional wooden and Western-style structures.

Changdeokgung Palace
Established in 1405 (the 5th year of King Taejong’s reign), it was one of the few palaces where the King actually resided and ruled the country during the Chosun Dynasty. It was the first palace rebuilt after the Japanese Invasions of Korea, 1592-1598. It is divided into three sections: Oejeon (the area where the King and his officials discussed the affairs of the state), Naejeon (the area that the King and the Queen used), and Huwon (leisurely space). Because of its outstanding harmony with surrounding nature, the palace became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1996. For More Information • www.cdg.go.kr • Tel: 02-762-8261

For More Information • www.deoksugung.go.kr • Tel: 02-771-9955

Gyeonghuigung Palace
King Gwanghaegun established this gorgeous palace in 1616 (the 8th year of his reign) and about ten kings ruled the affairs of the Chosun Dynasty there. It was initially called Gyeongdeokgung Palace, but King Yeongjo changed its name to Gyeonghuigung Palace. It used to show off over 98 buildings and came to be one of the three best royal palaces during the Chosun Dynasty. Sadly, though, the palace was severely damaged during the Japanese Colonial Period, leaving only two buildings that still stand today?Heunghwamun and Sungjeongjeon.

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Established in 1395 (the 4th year of King Taejo’s reign), it was the most prestigious royal place during the Chosun Dynasty as the focal point of the capital town. Its center connected a series of buildings: Gwanghwamun, Heungnyemun, Geunjeongjeon, Sajeongjeon, Gangnyeongjeon, and Gyotajeon. Most of it was burned to the ground during the Japanese Invasions of Korea, 1592-1598; it was rebuilt by the initiative of Heungseon Daewongun in 1867. Following the symmetric architectural style based on geometric order, the palace is renowned for the beauty of both uniformity and change.

Changgyeonggung Palace
This palace was built in 1483 for queen consorts during King Seongjong’s reign. In subsequent years, many kings were born there, including King Jeongjo, Sunjo, and Heonjong. It was not used much at the beginning, but after it was rebuilt in the aftermath of the Japanese Invasions of Korea, 1592-1598, the palace became the focal point of the Chosun Dynasty. A few original buildings (including a hall and a gate built during King Gwanghaegun’s reign) still remain. Along with the neighboring Changdeokgung Palace, the palace is an important site to understand the history of the Chosun Dynasty. For More Information • http://cgg.cha.go.kr • Tel: 02-762-4868

For More Information • www.cha.go.kr/newinfo • Tel: 02-3707-9433

For More Information • www.royalpalace.go.kr • Tel:02-3700-3900

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S e j on g C e n t e r f or t h e Performing Arts
Situated on Gwanghwamun Boulevard, the center is the focal point of Korean art and culture. Beginning as Wunam Center in 1961, it was burned in the fire of 1972. Newly opened in April 1978, the center offers outstanding facilities including Sejong Grand Theater, Sejong Chamber Hall, Sejong M Theater, and Arts Academy. It is the best place in Korea to appreciate world-class performing arts. For More Information • www.sejongpac.or.kr • Tel: 02-399-1114~6

Jongmyo Shrine
Built in 1395 (during King Taejo’s reign), the shrine was designated to hold memorial services for kings, queens, and those who succeeded them in line to the throne. After it was burned to the ground during the Japanese Invasions of Korea, 1592-1598, it was restored in 1608, leaving over 19 buildings. Residing in its main hall are the memorial tablets for 15 kings, 17 queens, and Yi Eun (the last crowned prince) and his wife. Jongmyo Shrine Ritual Ceremony and Music were designated as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1995. For More Information • http://jm.cha.go.kr • Tel: 02-765-0195

City Hall Square (Seoul Square)
Established in 1897 by King Gojong, City Hall Square was renamed Seoul Square. It has witnessed the ups and downs of modern Korean history. During the 2002 FIFA World Cup, it became the site of festivities that captivated people around the world. It offers a few attractions including water fountains, splendid lighting, and Bara (the bell signaling the lift of curfew at 4 a.m. during the Chosun Dynasty). It hosts a wide array of exciting events year-round. For More Information • www.seoul.go.kr/plaza • Tel: 02-731-6611

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Fashion & Shopping

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Tour Courses for Fashion & Shopping
-Duration: one day for each course -How to Get There: walking toward Myeong-dong and Namdaemun Market or buses/subways between Namdaemun Market and Insa-dong
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Myeong-dong is the most popular shopping district in Seoul with hundreds of clothing stores, hair salons, cosmetics shops, hospitals, and hotels. Visitors can purchase virtually everything from casual wear to sportswear, handbags, accessories, shoes/sneakers, cosmetics, jewelry, and eyewear. Many restaurants and cafes make Myeong-dong an exciting place to shop around.

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Situated around Sungnyemun, it is a main traditional market in Korea. Boasting a rich history of over 590 years, the market offers items by both street vendors and luxurious department stores. All in all, over 1,700 items are sold there, from clothing to accessories, food, fruit, and daily use items. The traditional market atmosphere and modern buildings make it a popular traditional market in Korea.

D on g d a e m u n S h op p i n g Malls
Dongdaemun Shopping Malls are designated as a special tourism district. Hundreds of shops in each mall offer the latest trend-setting clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Main malls include Migliore, Doota, and Hellow apm. Aside from shopping, the district is a fun place to enjoy performances and concerts free of charge.

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Itaewon Shopping Street
This street stretches over 1.4km between Itaewon 1-dong and Hannam 2-dong. It is home to over 2,400 shops offering leather goods, clothing, suits, shoes, handbags, and accessories at inexpensive prices. Widely popular among international residents and visitors, the street is a bustling place where Koreans and people from around the world mingle with each other. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Noksapyeong Station or Hangangjin Station, Subway Line No. 6 • Tel: 02-797-7319

Insa-dong Street
Situated between Jongno 2-ga and Anguk-dong Intersection, the street is the heart of traditional Korean culture and arts. Traditional culture seamlessly intermingles with modernity on Insadong Street. Visitors can appreciate a wide array of unique cultural items from antiques to traditional paintings, crafts, accessories, calligraphic works, and books. For More Information • www.insadong.info; www.goinsadong.com • Tel: 02-745-0283

Sinsa-dong Garosugil (Garosu Street) Hwanghak-dong Street
It is a flea market, established in 1960 after the Korean War. Located behind Lotte Castle Venetia, the market covers diverse items including used furniture, electronic goods, watches, jewelry, old banknotes, cameras, machinery, accessories, and daily use items. Over ten shops, in particular, specialize in antique art collections. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Dongmyo Station (Subway Line No. 6) and get out at exit No. 3 This elegant street is similar to SoHo in New York because of its artistic shops and neighborhood. The street, flanked by 160 gingko trees, covers over 700m between the alley across from Hyundai High School and J Tower near Sinsa Station. It houses over 40 chic clothing shops, galleries, restaurants, and cafes showcasing their unique, colorful exteriors. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Sinsa Station (Subway Line No. 3) and walk over 200m from exit no. 8

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Youth & Energy

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Tour Courses for Youth & Energy
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It is the busiest shopping district in northwest Seoul and a trend-setting street led by youth. It offers delicious restaurants between Sinchon Station and Yeonsei University, attracting young people every day. A series of alleys connected to streets are full of famous restaurants, exotic cafes, and colorful shops. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Sinchon Station, Subway Line No. 2

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Samseong Youth Street
This street refers to the area in and around COEX, the giant convention center. Situated at the heart of Gangnam, Seoul, the street is known for luxury hotels, countless underground shops, cinema houses, an aquarium, museums, bookstores, and restaurants, the latter of which offer food from around the world. It is the venue of the 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Samseong Station (Subway Line No. 2) and get out of the exit no. 6

Daehakno (College Street)
Daehankno symbolizes the theater culture in Seoul. Small theaters across the street (around Marronnier Park) attract hundreds of thousands of young people every day, offering diverse exhibitions, plays, and performances. Visitors can enjoy numerous street performances during the Daehakno Festival. In addition, countless restaurants offer delicious food at inexpensive prices. Chic galleries and museums are an extra bonus to touring Daehakno. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Hyehwa Station, Subway Line No. 4

Gangnam Station Street
This street is widely popular among people in their early twenties and thirties. The street, over 760m, from Gangnam Station (Subway Line No. 2) and Sinnonhyeon Station (Subway Line No. 9), covers unique brand shops, cafes, restaurants, cinema houses, beauty shops, bars, and fitness clubs. For More Information • How to Get There: get off at Gangnam Station, Subway Line No. 2

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The park was developed by the Hangang Development Project, which ran between 1982 and 1986. It offers a variety of fitness facilities, bike lanes, water sports facilities, and amenities for both residents and visitors. Each park under the Hangang Citizens’ Park system hosts many cultural events and performances, performing as a cultural venue as well.

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This cruise is a main attraction on the Hangang River, offering an opportunity for visitors to enjoy both delicious food and outstanding performances. There are a variety of cruise routes tailored to visitors’ preferences. For instance, Live Cruise offers live performances while Buffet Cruise offers a delicious array of food; Jumong Cruise lets visitors re-experience the joy of the popular drama Jumong; Pirate Cruise offers fun performances by pirate actors. For More Information • www.hcruise.co.kr • Tel: 02-3271-6900

Cafes on the Hangang River
There are eight beautiful cafes on bridges across the Hangang River. They may look like a bridge structure from the outside, but their inside offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the Hangang River and beautiful night view of Seoul while, of course, having a cup of coffee.

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For More Information • Gwangjin Bridge (Tel: 02-3780-0501) • Jamsil Bridge (Tel: 02-3780-0511) • Hannam Bridge (Tel: 02-3780-0531) • Dongjak Bridge (Tel: 02-3780-0541) • Hangang Bridge (Tel: 02-3780-0551) • Yanghwa Bridge (Tel:02-3780-0581)

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Cheonggyecheon Stream
Cheonggyecheon Stream is an internationally recognized model case about how to design environment-friendly urban space. Stretching over 5.8km through downtown Seoul, the stream is decorated with over 22 bridges (including Mojeon Bridge, Gwangtong Bridge, Jangtong Bridge, Beodeul Bridge, and Dumul Bridge) and nine beautiful fountains. Some of the best known attractions along the stream include Cheonggye Square, Gwangtong Bridge, King Jeongjo’s Procession Wall Painting, Wall of Hope, Cheonggye Laundry Site, Fashion Square, Haneul Water Fountain, and Beodeul Wetland.

Seoul Forest Ttukseom Area
Along the north of the Hangang River, the Ttukseom Area between Yeongdong Bridge and Jamsil Bridge has newly established a variety of recreational facilities. It is home to two soccer fields, six basketball courts, four tennis courts, three volleyball courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a roller-skating facility, a handball facility, a gate ball court for the elderly, a basketball court for the disabled, a Ssireum (Korean wrestling) facility, 14 badminton courts, a boat yard, and a water ski facility. Three playgrounds and a learning center are also devoted to children. For More Information • http://hangang.seoul.go.kr • Tel: 02-457-2753 S e o u l Fo r e s t w a s e s t a b l i s h e d t o o f f e r a n environment-friendly place for visitors. Its main facilities include five theme parks (Culture & Art Park, Wetland Ecology Center, Hangang Riverside Park, Natural Ecology Forest, and Nature Learning Center), an outdoor performance stage, a square, an environment-friendly playground, bike lanes, hiking trails, and a botanical garden.

For More Information • www.cheonggyecheon.or.kr • Tel: 02-2290-7111

For More Information • http://parks.seoul.go.kr/seoulforest • Tel: 02-460-2905

World Cup Park
This park was established in 2002 to commemorate the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The former landfill site was converted into a series of five ecological parks: Pyeonghwa Park, Haneul Park, Noeul Park, Nanjicheon Park, and Nanji Hangang Park. The park system offers countless trees (from 92 different species), World Cup Park Exhibition Hall, video facilities, Nanji Pond, water fountains, playgrounds, fitness facilities, and other amenities.

Olympic Park
Built for the 1986 Asian Games and 1988 Summer Olympics, the park offers six stadiums and Mongchon Fortress at its center. Visitors can experience the joy of the Olympics and the cultural heritage of the Baekje Dynasty. Surrounded by outstanding nature, the park (including Seongnaecheon Stream) attracts many visitors who enjoy walking, outdoor sports, or colorful performances. For More Information • www.kspo.or.kr/olpark • Tel: 02-410-1114

For More Information • http://worldcuppark.seoul.go.kr • Tel: 02-300-5500

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Namsan Park
Situated in Namsan Mountain, this park is the largest park in Seoul. Divided into Jangchung Area, Yejang Area, Hoehyeon Area, and Hannam Area, the park is a popular place to enjoy sporting and cultural events. It is home to numerous fitness facilities, spring water sites along jogging trails, and statues commemorating Korean scholars and patriots of the past (Yi Hwang, Kim Yu-sin, Kim Gu, Ahn Jung-geun, and Yu Gwan-sun). For More Information • http://parks.seoul.go.kr/namsan • Tel: 02-3783-5900

N Seoul Tower
As a landmark of Seoul, the place used to be the home of the first Korean airwave tower. Opened to the public in 1980, the tower has become a popular spot for visitors who want to enjoy the beautiful Namsan Mountain and to overlook Seoul and its night view. The tower showcases splendid lighting year-round, and its observatory offers digital media art showing themes such as Seoul’s 600 years of history and Seoul’s four seasons.

Namsan Cable Car
For More Information As a symbol of Namsan Mountain, the cable car began to operate in May 1962. Along the ride, visitors can enjoy the landmarks of Seoul including the Hangang River, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and downtown Seoul. The cable car covers a distance of 600m from its departure site to the top of Namsan Mountain; the ride lasts for approximately three minutes. For More Information • www.cablecar.co.kr • Tel: 02-753-2403 • www.nseoultower.co.kr • Tel: 02-3455-9277

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Seodaemun Prison History Museum
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Built by Japan at the end of the Greater Korean Empire Period, it witnessed some of the lowest moments of Korean history. Its first floor shows the history of the March First Movement (an independence movement against Japan) and its exhibitions; the second floor consists of rooms showing the history of the prison and the life of prisoners; the first underground floor shows models reproducing what it was like to endure torture. Outside the museum are the execution site and the gate through which countless dead bodies were removed. For More Information • www.sscmc.or.kr/culture2 • Tel: 02-363-9750

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The War Memorial of Korea
As the only war museum in Korea, the museum offers a Memorial Hall, War History Hall, Korean War Hall, Large Military Equipment Hall, Troops Dispatched Overseas Hall, ROK and Armed Forces Hall. Outside the museum are equipment used during the Korean War, weapons from around the world, sculptures showing the Korean War, the Monument of King Gwanggaeto the Great, the Statue of Brothers, and the Peace Clock Tower. The museum boasts over 9,000 items. For More Information • www.warmemo.or.kr • Tel: 02-709-3139

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On the outskirts of Gwanaksan Mountain between the Hangang River and Gwacheon is the Seoul National Cemetery commemorating patriots who fought for the country. The cemetery is home to the Museum for Patriots, Photo Exhibition Hall, Hall for the Possessions of the Deceased, Memorial Tower, and burial grounds of former presidents (Rhee Syng Man, Park Chung Hee, and Kim Dae Jung) and generals. For More Information • www.sscmc.or.kr/culture2 • Tel: 02-815-0625

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Tour Courses for History & Cultural Heritage
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Sejong Daewangneung (Yeongneung)
This tomb is the burial mound for King Sejong the Great (often considered the best King of the Chosun Dynasty) and Queen Soheon. As a major tomb of the early Chosun Dynasty, this site has a pond, a red gate, and a memorial shrine. Lying on a hill, the tomb is surrounded by statues and sculptures resembling horses, scholar officials, and military officials. For More Information • http://sejong.cha.go.kr • Tel: 031-885-3123

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress
Built in the 18th century, the fortress reflects King Jeongjo’s filial piety toward his father as well as his efforts to strengthen royal authority and to reduce partisan politics. Stretching over 5.744m (130 ha), the fortress is home to 41 structures. Known for its defensive fortitude infusing Western and Asian theories about fortress construction, it was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in December 1997. For More Information • http://hs.suwon.ne.kr • Tel: 031-251-4435

Seooreung
Residing in Seooreung are five royal tombs: Gyeongneung, Changneung, Myeongneung, Ikneung, and Hongneung. Gyeongneung is the burial mound for King Deokjong (referred to as king posthumously) and Queen Sohye; Changneung for King Yejong (8th King of the Chosun Dynasty) and Queen Ansun; Myeongneung for King Sukjong (19th King of the Chosun Dynasty), Queen Inhyeon, and Queen Inwon; Ikneung for Queen Ingyeong; Hongneung for King Yeongjo (21st King of the Chosun Dynasty) and Queen Jeongseong. For More Information • http://goyang.cha.go.kr • Tel: 02-359-0090

Yunggeonneung
Yunggeonneung refers to both Yungneung and Geonneung. Yungneung is the burial mounds for Prince Sado, who was forced to die by his father, King Yeongjo, and his wife, Hyegyeonggung Hong. Surrounded by lush pine trees, the splendid mounds reflect King Jeongjo’s filial devotion to his father. Yungneung, in the winter, is considered one of the best scenic sights in Hwaseong. Geonneung, on the other hand, are the burial mounds for King Jeongjo and his wife, Queen Hyoui. Situated on the west hill of Yunggeonneung, the mounds are just behind a red gate.

Namhan Sanseong (Mountain Fortress)
As a fortress defending the capital town of the Chosun Dynasty, this fortress offers state-of-the-art facilities from that time. It is also renowned for numerous historic sites of the early Baekje Dynasty. King Injo stayed there and fought against the Qing Dynasty during the Manchu Invasion of Korea. Remaining to this day are three gate towers, military training grounds, and military facilities. The fortress was listed as a potential UNESCO World Heritage site as of 2010. Designated as a provincial park, the fortress is a popular attraction among local residents. For More Information • http://www.namhansansung.or.kr • Tel: 031-743-6610

Hwaseong Haenggung
It was the royal villa for King Jeongjo. As a crucial place to understanding the politics, culture, and military customs of the late Chosun Dynasty, it symbolized King Jeongjo’s willingness to reform national politics as well as conduct public policies on behalf of his people. It lies at the heart of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. For More Information • http://hs.suwon.ne.kr • Tel: 031-251-4435

For More Information • http://hwaseong.cha.go.kr • Tel: 031-222-0142

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Tour Courses for Folk Village & Theme Parks
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Seoul Land
Opened in May 1988, Seoul Land boasts a wide array of theme parks including World Plaza, Adventure Land, Fantasy Land, Tomorrow Land, and Samchulli Land. Along with the Seoul Zoo, Forest Recreational Area, and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul Land had become part of a popular one-day tour course. Splendid fireworks and laser shows also await visitors. For More Information • www.seoulland.co.kr • Tel: 02-509-6000

Everland
Considered one of the four best theme parks in the world, Everland was opened in 1976. Everland has introduced trend-setting parks every decade since its inception: Safari World in the 1970s, Snow Sledge Park in the 1980s, Caribbean Bay in the 1990s, and Aesop Village in 2005. It offers distinct parks tailored to visitors’ preferences. Other facilities and amenities include Home Bridge (a hotel surrounded by outstanding nature), Speedway (a racetrack), Glen Ross Golf Club, Ho-Am Art Museum, and Samsung Transportation Museum. For More Information • www.everland.com • Tel: 031-320-5000

Korean Folk Village
This village reproduces traditional Korean lifestyles. As an outdoor folk museum, the village offers numerous attractions (traditional houses, Art Museum, Folk Museum, Haunted House, Sculpture Park, World Folk Museum, Family Park, Performing Arena, and more) and excellent amenities and lodging facilities. For More Information • www.koreanfolk.co.kr • Tel: 031-288-0000

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Peace World
Symbolizing peaceful Korean reunification, Peace World (Pyeonghwa Nuri in Korean) is a spacious venue in which visitors can enjoy cultural events and art performances. This outdoor performance hall along the river offers a colorful array of attractions including Life & Candle Light Pavilion, Dolmuji for Korean Reunificaiton, and Global Café Hello.

Dorasan Station
Situated in Doransan Mountain in Paju, it is the northernmost station of the Gyeongui Line connecting Seoul and Sinuiju. Its name comes from Dorasan Mountain (156m). A railroad construction, stretching over 4km to Imjingang Station, was completed in early 2002. President George W. Bush and President Kim Dae Jung visited it together and sent the signal of hope for Korean reunification. For More Information • www.paju.go.kr • Tel: 031-940-8483 For More Information • www.paju.go.kr • Tel: 031-952-2167

Gyeonggi Peace Center
The center is devoted to conveying the message of peace and its importance to the public. Its first floor offers regular exhibitions on five themes such as Conflict, Chaos, Peace and Reunification. The second floor offers educational and experience programs to visitors; the first underground floor is a venue for special exhibitions.

For More Information • http://peace.ethankyou.co.kr • Tel: 031-953-4854

Peace Bell Dora Observatory
It is a new observatory replacing the Songhaksan Observation Post. It is the northernmost observatory in South Korea that lets visitors view North Korea. Through telescopes, visitors can view a variety of North Korean locations including Songhaksan Mountain in Gaeseong, Kim Il Sung Statue, Gijeongdong, the outskirts of Gaeseong, and Geumamgol (a cooperation farm). It offers over 500 seats, VIP rooms, a control room, and spacious parking lots. For More Information For More Information • www.paju.go.kr • Tel: 031-940-8345 • www.paju.go.kr • Tel: 031-954-0303 Situated in Imjingak Pavilion, it was built to celebrate the new millennium as well as pray for Korean reunification. This heavy bell (weighing 21 tons) is 3.4m in height and 2.2m in width. The bell was struck 21 times at the beginning of the New Year in 2000, signaling the dawn of the new millennium. The bell ceremony is held every New Year’s Eve. For More Information • www.kto.or.kr

Underground Tunnel No. 3
Built by North Korea and found in 1978, this tunnel is just 52km from Seoul. The tunnel, with both a height and width of 2m, can mobilize over 30,000 troops in just one hour. DMZ Theater, sculptures, and a souvenir shop were built there in May 2002, offering visitors colorful attractions to enjoy.

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Imjingak Pavilion
This pavilion was established to remember the tragic history of a divided country in the aftermath of the Korean War. It attracts over 4 million visitors every year to its memorial monuments and attractions including Imjin Railroad Bridge, Mangbaedan (a memorial altar), Reunification Pond, Freedom Bridge, Peace Bell, and Steam Locomotive. For More Information • http://tour.paju.go.kr • Tel: 031-953-4744

Freedom Bridge
Situated behind Mangbaedan (a memorial altar) in Imjingak Square, it used to be the only bridge crossing the Imjingang River before the opening of Tongil (Reunification) Bridge in 1998. Freedom Bridge was named as such when over 13,000 POWs of the Korean War crossed this bridge in the aftermath of the Ceasefire Agreement of 1953 because the railroad along the Gyeongui Line was already destroyed. Symbolizing the “return to freedom,” the bridge is an enduring heritage of the Korean War. For More Information • http://100.naver.com • Tel: 031-953-4744

Dorasan Peace Park
Completed in June 2008, the park offers visitors an opportunity to learn the importance of peace as well as the rich ecology in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Reunification Forest, in particular, was built thanks to generous financial donations and donated trees by citizens of Gyeonggi-do. Within the park is an ecological pond resembling the Korean Peninsula and an observation deck from which to appreciate the rich ecology of the DMZ. Other attractions include an exhibition hall. For More Information • www.kto.or.kr • Tel: 031-953-4854

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Icheon Ceramics Studio Wildflower Village
Situated in Doam-ri, Icheon, the village is divided into ceramics galleries and lodging facilities for visitors. A ceramics tour runs for three hours, and visitors can participate in making their own ceramics (cups, spinning wheels, bowls, and so on). Lodging facilities include individual houses (each house holding up to 30 guests) and individual rooms with separate ceramic themes. For More Information • www.2000ceramic.com • Tel: 031-631-6832

Gwangju Chosun White Porcelain Kiln Sites
These sites are scattered over 200 locations including Gwangju, Toechon-myeon, Jungbu-myeon, Chowol-eup, Docheok-myeon, Silchon-eup, and Namjong-myeon. They produced exquisite ceramics with unique shapes and patterns from the early to the late Chosun Dynasty. As the center of Chosun White Porcelains, they are the basis upon which to study ceramics during the Chosun Dynasty. For More Information • www.kto.or.kr • Tel: 031-760-2721 (Culture & Public Relations Office, Gwangju City Hall)

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Situated in Sugwang-ri (Sindun-myeon, Icheon), the museum displays exquisite celadon and white porcelains. Built by Haegang Yu Geun-hyeon in 1990, it aims to promote traditional ceramics heritage. Its first floor offers two exhibition halls (Ceramics Culture Hall and Haegang Commemoration Hall) while the Antiquity Exhibition Hall on the second floor is home to over 7,000 ceramics (from celadon to black porcelains and white porcelains). For More Information • www.haegang.org • Tel: 031-634-2266

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Sindun Traditional Ceramics Learning Center
Housed in Sindun Elementary School (Sugwangri, Icheon), the center offers excellent hands-on programs on ceramics. It boasts an impressive array of facilities to run those programs with studios, kiln rooms, and exhibition halls. Ceramics Information Archives offers comprehensive information on ceramics; Outdoor Learning, craft experiences; Todam Learning, roasting experiences; Toya Learning, visual education; and the Local Ceramics Exhibition Hall, unique works by artists. For More Information • http://122.203.22.67/ceramic/index.html • Tel: 031-632-7006

Icheon World Ceramic Center
Located in Seolbong Park in Gwango-dong, Icheon, it is both a research and exhibition center. Equipped with four spacious exhibition halls, the center offers ceramic works by renowned Korean and international artists. Within the center are an auditorium, large seminar rooms, and a library; outside it are a Traditional Kiln, Gombang Large Kiln, Toya Land, and Clay Park. The center hosts the World Ceramic Biennale Korea every other year. For More Information • www.wocef.com • Tel: 031-645-0614

Anseong Yugi (Brassware) Studio Seogyeongdeul Traditional Sauce Village
Situated in Seogyeong-ri (Moga-myeon, Icheon), it is a traditional village, in which over 90 households produce chili peppers and tobacco. The village runs a variety of hands-on programs so that visitors can learn about how to make traditional Korean sauces. It also offers lots which visitors can rent during the weekend and do their own farming. For More Information • http://seogyeong.cybericheon.go.kr • Tel: 031-632-5678 Anseong Yugi (brassware) has been beloved by Koreans since the Chosun Period. Including the Important Intangible Cultural Property Kim Geunsu, over 20 artists produce a variety of outstanding brassware, which covers spoons, tableware, kettles, and decorative items.

For More Information • www.anseongyugi.com • Tel: 031-675-2590

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Situated in the southwest of the gorgeous Tohamsan Mountain in Gyeongju, the temple reflects the essence of the architectural technology and flourishing Buddhism during the Unified Silla Period. Samgungnyusa (Tale of the Three Kingdoms) states that the temple was believed to have been built by Kim Dae-saeng in 751 A.D. in his devotion to his parents. Befitting its stature as a UNESCO World Heritage site (designated in December 1995), the temple boasts precious cultural properties (pagodas and statues). For More Information • www.bulguksa.or.kr • Tel: 054-746-9913

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Tomb of General Kim Yu-sin
General Kim Yu-sin is known for being one of the best generals Korea has ever had. As the grandson of King Guhyeong of the Geumgwan Gaya (one of six confederate states forming the Gaya Dynasty), he became Hwarang (a group of elite youth during the Silla Period) and a leader with fierce bravery and intelligence. The bottom of the tomb stretches over 50m (the tomb itself is 5.3m in height), and a series of statues depicting the Twelve Earthly Branches surrounds and protects the tomb. The statues resemble human bodies with animal faces. For More Information • http://guide.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-779-6061

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Gyeongju National Museum
Opened in 1975, the museum offers exquisite relics of the Silla Period. It offers themed exhibitions depending on the type of relics: Archaeology Hall, Art Hall, Anapji Hall, and Outdoor Exhibition. It is home to numerous relics including the Sacred Bell of King Seongdeok the Great. All in all, over 3,000 items are displayed year-round. For More Information • http://gyeongju.museum.go.kr • Tel: 054-740-7500

Anapji (Anapji Pond)
As the part of the palace complex during the Unified Silla Period, it used to be surrounded by various buildings and gardens. Built in 674 A.D. during the reign of King Munmu, the pond was home to colorful plants, birds, and animals. King Taejo of the Goryeo Dynasty hosted banquets here when greeting distinguished guests. The pond was originally called Wolji, but its name was later changed to the current name when it brimmed with wild geese and ducks during the Chosun Period. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-772-4041

Daereungwon
This spacious tumuli park (126,500m2) in Gyeongju is home to 23 tombs, including the tomb of King Michu of the Silla Period. The only tomb open to the public is Cheonmachong, which lets visitors look inside. A main tomb among Daereungwon is Hwangnamdaechong, the burial mound for a married couple. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-772-6317

Cheonmachong
As the only tumuli open to the public among Daereungwon (Tumuli Park), Cheonmachong is believed to have been built between the late 5th century and early 6th century. Excavated items include golden crowns, golden belts, and gilt-bronze shoes. It is named as such because a painting depicting a horse flying to the sky was excavated in 1973. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-743-1925

Banwolseong Cheomseongdae
Established during the reign of Queen Seondeok, Cheomseongdae (National Treasure No .31) it is the oldest astronomical observatory in Asia. Twentyseven circular layers of cut granite are mounted with a square window between the 13th and 15th layers, through which observers can walk inside the observatory. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-772-5134 It was part of the royal palace compound during the Silla Period. Its name comes from the fact that it resembled the crescent moon; it was also called Jaeseong because the king resided there. To protect enemy invasions, a wide moat surrounded its north, west, and east sides while a natural stream worked as a buffer to the south. Within Balwolseong is Seokbinggo, an ice house made of rocks built during the Chosun Period. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-779-6063 For More Information • http://www.sukgulam.org • Tel: 054-746-9933

Seokbinggo Seokguram Grotto
Established by Kim Dae-seong in 751 A.D. during the reign of King Gyeongdeok, the grotto boasts a beautiful array of Buddhist statues. Especially notable is the circular ceiling made of 360 stones whose architectural technique is considered the only kind in the world. It became a UNSECO World Heritage site in 1995 because of its importance as an embodiment of the arts of the Silla Period as well as Buddhist art. As a natural freezer made of rocks, Seokbinggo was built in Banwolseong in 1738 during the 14th year of King Yeongjo’s reign (of the Chosun Period). The squared icehouse is 19m in length, 6m in width, and 5.45m in height. Composed of over 1,000 stones, it has three holes through which air can circulate and has furrows at the bottom, which drain water. It can be accessed by stairs through a gate.

For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-779-6061

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Underwater Tomb of King Munmu the Great
This tomb is a small rocky islet (20m in length), 200m off shore. Approximately 36km from downtown Gyeongju, the tomb reflects the spirit of King Munmu (30th king of the Silla Period) who helped conquest the Goguryeo Dynasty and unify the Three Kingdoms against the intrusions of the Tang Dynasty of China.

Tomb of King Taejong Muyeol
Situated in Seondosan Mountain in northwestern Gyeongju, it is the tomb of King Taejong Muyeol (29th king of the Silla Period) who was a main contributor to unifying the Three Kingdoms. Allying with the Tang Dynasty of China, he helped conquest the Baekje Dynasty and paved the way for the Unified Silla Period. The tomb is relatively large with a width of 114m and a height of 8.7m. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-772-4531

For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-779-6061

Poseokjeong (Poseokjeong Pavilion)
It was here that kings during the Silla Period hosted banquets. But the only remains today is a granite water course structure resembling abalone. The water course stretches over 6m. The king and his officials were said to drink and recite poetry at Poseokjeong. For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-745-8484

Gameunsaji Temple
This temple began its construction under King Munmu who unified the Three Kingdoms and wanted to ward off Japanese invasions with the spirit of Buddha. It was completed in 682 A.D. by his son, King Sinmun who subsequently named the temple out of gratitude to his father. The temple is home to two stone pagodas surrounded by a main temple building and an assembly hall.

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For More Information • www.gyeongju.go.kr • Tel: 054-779-6061

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UN Memorial Cemetery
As the only cemetery in the world for UN forces, it was established in 1951 during the Korean War to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Currently managed by The Commission for the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, it offers memorial monuments, sculptures, and statues of the UN forces.

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Haeundae Dalmagi Hill
Flanked by cherry trees and pine trees, the hill stretches over 8km between Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach. A nice park awaits visitors at the top of the hill. Known also for its colorful array of cafes and galleries that attract visitors along the way, the hill is a great spot to enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring. For More Information • http://tour.busan.go.kr • Tel: 051-749-5700

Taejongdae
Situated in Yeongdo, its name originates from the fact that King Taejong (29th king of the Silla Period who laid the foundation for unifying the Three Kingdoms) stayed here because of its captivating landscape and enjoyed shooting arrows. Stiff cliffs and odd-shaped rocks are also great sources to learn about Busan’s nature and history.

Jagalchi Market
Home to fresh seafood from all over the world, the market covers the area between the Dry Seafood Market and Nambumin-dong Market. Its name is said to have originated from the fact that Jagalchi, a type of bass fish (in Korean), was traded there or from the fact that the market was surrounded by gravel (Jagal in Korean). It bustles with life in the early morning, full of merchants and customers. For More Information • www.jagalchimarket.org • Tel: 051-405-2004 • Tel: 051-245-2594

Dongbaekseom Island (Nurimaru)
At the end of Haeundae Beach is Dongbaekseom Island, which used to be an island, but is now connected to the mainland. Hiking trails surround the island and a series of statues lead up to Nurimaru APEC House, which has become a popular venue for international meetings since the 2005 APEC Summit and a beloved spot among visitors to Busan. For More Information • http://tour.busan.go.kr (Dongbaekseom Island) www.busan.go.kr (Nurimaru) • Tel: 051-749-7621(Dongbaekseom Island) 051-1975-4335 (Nurimaru)

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PIFF Plaza Haeundae Beach
Situated in Haeundae-gu, Busan, the beach boasts a spacious sandy area, beautiful coastal lines, shallow water level, and gentle waves. Surrounded by luxury hotels and skyscrapers, it hosts a wide array of fun festivals every year (including Sand Festival, Busan Sea Festival, Polar Bear Swimming Competition, and more). For More Information • http://sunnfun.haeundae.go.kr • Tel: 051-749-4335 The plaza is located in Nampo-dong, the main stage of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF). From the beginning of the festival in 1996, the festival was named PIFF Plaza. The plaza is home to an outstanding array of art halls and cinema houses (including Gukdo Art Cinema, Cinus, Daeyeong Cinema, and CGV Nampo). For More Information • www.piff.org • Tel: 051-747-3010

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Gukje Market
Situated in Sinchang-dong, Gukje Market has been a symbolic traditional market in Busan. Formed after Korea’s liberation from Japan in 1945, it has grown into a market with over 1,500 shops. Unlike other traditional markets, Gukje Market offers many shops selling food, seafood, farm produce, and meat.

For More Information • http://tour.bsjunggu.go.kr • Tel: 051-245-7389

Yongdusan Park
The park is in Yongdusan Mountain, downtown Busan. As a popular park among visitors, it is a pleasant place to walk around with a pavilion and beautiful flowers. Citizens’ Bell is the venue of the bell ceremony signaling the beginning of the New Ye a r. T h e t a l l B u s a n Tower (120m in height) offers an observatory from which visitors can overlook downtown Busan and, even, Tsushima Island in Japan. For More Information • www.yongdusanpark.or.kr • Tel: 051-860-7821

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Soingook Theme Park
As the largest miniature theme park in Korea, the spacious park offers over 100 miniatures from 30 countries. Some of popular miniatures include Jeju International Airport, Bulguksa Temple, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Tower Bridge, and the Forbidden City. The park also features dinosaur fossils, an outdoor performance stage, a learning center, Baeknok Exhibition Hall, and items showing local stone culture and folk religion. For More Information • www.soingook.com • Tel: 064-794-5400

Cheonjiyeon Falls
Dropping from odd-shaped cliffs, this waterfall (22m in height and 12m in width) creates majestic sounds and a spectacular splash. It is also surrounded by rare trees, local plants (including whisk ferns) and rich subtropical plants. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-733-1528

O’Sulloc Tea Museum
As the largest tea museum in Korea, it offers visitors an opportunity to experience traditional tea culture. Situated at the entrance to Seogwang Tea Garden, the museum is a great place to take a rest. Infusing both traditional beauty and modern sophistication, the building (two floors) looks like an elegant tea cup. Visitors can also appreciate tea exhibitions and purchase various tea items.

Jeju Art Park
Behind Sanbangsan Mountain is this beautiful park surrounded by lush trees. It offers over 190 sculptures by Korean artists. Distinct art pieces are accompanied by excellent surroundings including an outdoor exhibition hall, hiking trails, ponds, and waterfalls. For More Information

For More Information • www.osulloc.co.kr • Tel: 064-794-5312

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Jeongbang Falls
Jeongbang Falls (23m in height) is considered one of the three best falls on Jeju Island along with Cheonjiyeon Falls and Cheonjeyeon Falls. As the only waterfall next to the coast in Asia, two branches of water plunge directly into the ocean. A splendid fivecolor rainbow is a pleasant gift to visitors, often seen from the falls. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-733-1530

Oedolgae Rock
Just off the coast in Sammaebong (2km from downtown Seogwipo), this rock is believed to have been created by volcanic eruption 1.5 million years ago. It is named as such because it stands alone. With 20m in height, the rock is one of the most oddshaped rocks along the coast surrounding Seogwipo. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-3031

Yongmeori (Dragon Head) Coast
Situated in front of Sanbangsan Mountain, this coast resembles a dragon head going into the sea. Legend has it that King Qin Shi Huang ordered his men to kill the dragon on the Yongmeori Coast because he sensed that his competitor would emerge there. With his tail and back cut into pieces, the dragon is believed to have howled with pain for many days. Along the coast, visitors will see a monument in memory of Hendrick Hamel, who was the first Westerner to write about the Chosun Dynasty. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-794-2940

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Jeju Folk Village Museum
The museum covers the daily life of Jeju Island in the late 19th century. Its theme sections include Mountain Village, Hill-Country Village, Fishing Village, Shamanism Village, Old Jeju Administration Office, Market, and Fishing Tool Exhibition Hall. Likewise, over 100 reproduced houses offers over 8,000 folk items ranging from farm equipment to furniture, stone statues, and daily use items.

Yongduam (Dragon Head) Rock
As its name indicates, the rock looks like a dragon, about to fly to the sky. One legend has it that a dragon stealing precious jade from Hallasan Mountain was shot down by an arrow from the mountain deity. When he fell down, he immediately sank into the ocean and his head rapidly froze while looking at the sky. Visitors may want to have some distance from the rock to appreciate its magnificence. Strong waves and winds tend to make it look more spectacular.

For More Information • www.jejufolk.com • Tel: 064-787-4501

Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak)
Unlike other craters on Jeju Island, this peak (182m in height) was formed by underwater volcanic eruption. On top of the peak is a large crater with a width of 600m and a height of 90m. Overseeing the ocean and the sunrise from the top of the peak, it has been known for one of the best tour experiences in Jeju Island. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-783-0959

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Sinyoung Cinema Museum
As the first museum in Korea on films, the giant museum (B2F-1F), shaped like a white shell, offers everything on films: their origin, their development, and their future. Visitors can appreciate a vast variety of movies covering multiple themes and varying times. For More Information • www.jejuscm.co.kr • Tel: 064-764-7777

Udo Island
This island was named because it r e s e m b l e s a l y i n g c ow. It b o a s t s a b e a u t i f u l c o r a l b e a c h a n d Ud o Lighthouse at its southeastern tip. The island itself is a rich lava plateau with abundant marine cliffs.

Seopjikoji
Situated on the East Coast of Jeju Island, it is known for beautiful surroundings and all kinds of oddshaped rocks. Unlike other coastal areas on the island, Seopjikoji is made of volcanic ashes and sometimes appears to be submerged depending on the timing of the ebb and flow of the tide.

For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-728-4333

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Bijarim Forest
Designated as Natural Monument No. 374, Bijarim Forest boasts over 2,800 cedar trees. A colony of cedar trees (7-14m in height and 0.5-1.1 in width), aged 500 to 800 years, forms the spectacular forest. Visitors may not want to miss the oldest tree (6m in width and 14m in height) on Jeju Island, aged 810 years.

Jeju Mini Mini Land
It is a spacious miniature park featuring architectural wonders from around the world. Over 120 global attractions and world heritages are represented in the park, including the Statue of Liberty. For More Information • www.miniminiland.co.kr • Tel: 064-782-7720

Jungmun Resort Complex
Situated on the South Coast, it is a main resort on Jeju Island. Surrounded by gorgeous nature, the resort is home to luxury hotels, botanical gardens, golf facilities, beaches, convention centers, waterfalls, and numerous entertainment facilities. For More Information • www.jejusi.go.kr • Tel: 064-739-1330

Manjanggul Cave
For More Information It is the longest lava tube (5-10m in height and 5m in width) in the world running over 13.4km. It was formed by the volcanic eruption of Hallasan Mountain, about 200,000-300,000 years ago. This tube offers spectacular features (including Lava Turtle) created by spewing lava (World Natural Heritage). For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-783-4818 • www.jejusi.go.kr • Tel: 064-783-3857

Yeomiji Botanical Garden
As one of the largest botanical gardens in Asia, it features rare plants (from over 2,000 different species), flowers and herbs (from over 1,700 different species), and trees. Its observation tower lets visitors oversee attractions as far as Marado Island, the southernmost location in Korea. Centered on the tower are a slew of themed sections exhibiting tropical orchards, subtropical plants, and water plants. Visitors can also walk around different garden styles (including a traditional Korean garden). For More Information • www.yeomiji.or.kr • Tel: 064-738-3828

Sangumburi Crater
It is the only crater on Jeju Island that does not lie on top of mountains. As a rare crater out of meadowland, Sangumburi (2,070m in circumference and 130m in depth) is slighter deeper and larger than Baeknokdam of Hallasan Mountain. It is also a rich habitat for plants as over 420 plant species grow there. For More Information • www.jejusi.go.kr • Tel: 064-783-9900

Soesokkak
The estuary at the end of Hyodoncheon Stream is a very quiet place surrounded by odd-shaped volcanic rocks and lush pine trees. Intersecting with the sea, it is known for having trachytes (a type of volcanic rock) that are the oldest on Jeju Island. For More Information • www.jejusi.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-4625

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Tour Course for Film & Romance

[Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, & Incheon]
-Duration: one day or two days -How to Get There: subways, buses or cars

Course #1
Yangju -> Guri -> Namyangju -> Gapyeong -> Yangpyeong

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Bucheon

[Busan]
-Duration: one day -How to Get There: subways or buses

Course #1
40 Steps -> Choryang Sanghae Street -> Suyeongman Yacht Stadium -> Busan Cinema Studios -> Gijang Daebyeon Port -> Mipo

[Jeju Island]
-Duration: one day or two days -How to Get There: buses, rental cars, or ferries

Course #1
Mysterious Road -> Hallasan Mountain -> Jeju Race Park -> Hyeopjae Beach -> Hyeopjaegul Cave -> Biyangdo Island -> Chagwido Island -Duration: one day or two days -How to Get There: buses, rental cars, or ferries

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Course #2
Gimnyeong Beach -> Gimnyeongsagul Cave -> Abu Oreum -> Park Southernland -> Seongeup Folk Village -> Udo Lighthouse -Duration: 3 days and 2 nights -How to Get There: buses, rental cars, or ferries

Course #3
Keuneong -> International Convention Center Jeju -> Jungmun Saekdal Beach -> Cheonjeyeon Falls -> Teddy Bear Museum -> Songaksan Mountain -> Marado Island
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Namyangju Studios
Major Korean blockbusters?from Seopyonje to Shiri to JSA?were filmed in this studio. Often called “Korean Universal Studios,” the giant studio is full of a wide array of filming sets including traditional wooden houses, traditional thatched houses, indoor studios, and Undang House.

Petite France
As the main stage for the popular Korean Drama, Beethoven Virus, the village is a small French-style village. Colorful wooden houses, roofs, and walls create an atmosphere in which visitors feel as if they were in a French village. Main attractions include the House Exhibition Hall, Saint-Exupery Memorial Hall, Orgel House, galleries, and Beethoven Virus Studio. For More Information

Fantastic Studio
Located in Bucheon, the studio reproduces streets in Jongno and Myeong-dong from the 1930s-1970s. As a popular filming site, the studio has produced a series of Korean dramas and films?to name a few, Rustic Period, the Age of Heroes, Pharmacist Kim’s Daughters, Love and Ambition, Seoul 1945, High Kick, Low Life, Taegeukgi, Rikidozan, Blue Swallow, and Beyond the Years. For More Information • www.fantasticstudio.or.kr • Tel: 032-236-2583

Daejanggeum Theme Park
Located in Yangju Culture Valley, this spacious park reproduces the outdoor set exactly as it appeared in the popular Korean drama, Daejanggeum. In addition, a wide array of programs and events are in place for visitors to enjoy. The park plays an important role in promoting the Korean Wave and introducing it to visitors. For More Information • www.imbc.com • Tel: 031-849-5140

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Goguryeo Blacksmith Town
Situated in Guri, the park with the focus on the Goguryeo Period has been a filming site for a series of popular Korean dramas including Taewangsasingi, Land of Wind, Hong Gil Dong, and Princess Ja Myung. The only blacksmith village in Korea is also surrounded by excellent amenities. For More Information • www.goguryeotown.co.kr • Tel: 031-550-2363

Dumulmeori
Dumulmeori in Yangpyeong, where Namhangang River and Bukhangang River intersect, is known as a popular site for couples to take their wedding pictures. Having appeared in many Korean dramas and films, an old zelkova tree (400-years-old), rain fogs rising in the early morning, and two boats create a picturesque atmosphere. Visitors, while seated on a wooden bench under the zelkova tree, can overlook the gorgeous rivers and mountains. For More Information • http://korean.visitkorea.or.kr • Tel: 031-770-2068

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Mipo
This small port village, along the railroad on the Donghae Nambu Line, is a popular filming location. Its railroad crossing has appeared in movies including Righteous Ties and My Girl and I. Local restaurants also attract many visitors, particularly, during the Pusan International Film Festival.

40 Steps
Located in Jungang-dong, Busan, 40 Steps has appeared in Korean films including Nowhere to Hide. Old buildings and printing shops next to 40 Steps make visitors feel as if they were in the past. In the middle of it is a musician playing the accordion.

Suyeongman Yacht Stadium
Often seen in Korean films, the stadium is also one of the main stages for the Pusan International Film Festival. As a popular filming site, it has appeared in movies including Typhoon (the scene depicting the collision between a car and a boat) and Open City.

Busan Cinema Studios
Busan Cinema Studios boasts the largest sound stage in Korea. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for filmmakers, it has produced popular films including I’m a Cyborg but That’s OK, Bloody Tie, and Oasis. It is also a great spot to overlook the splendid Gwangan Bridge at night as well as the ocean. For More Information • www.bfc.or.kr • Tel: 051-731-6527

For More Information • http://tour.busan.go.kr • Tel: 051-888-3484 (Culture & Arts Division)

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Choryang Sanghae Street
The street is the filming site for the Korean film, Oldboy, which won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. During the movie, the main character, Oh Dae-su, is locked in a hotel room for 15 years. He is fed only fried dumplings through a narrow slot for all those years. After he is released, he searches for a restaurant that made the dumplings. This scene was filmed on Sanghae Street and visitors can also visit the restaurant, Jangseonghyang. For More Information • www.bsdonggu.go.kr • Tel: 051-466-7161

Gijang Daebyeon Port
Known as the town of anchovies, Gijang is a small village in which the sound of fishing boats signals the dawn. But it has also become popular because of the blockbuster, Friends. The port appears in scenes of the movie in which four friends play with a water tube and swim; the actor Jang Dong-gun becomes a gang boss and builds his grounds there. The red lighthouse also appeared in the movie.

For More Information • http://tour.busan.go.kr • Tel: 051-709-4000

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Hyeopjae Beach
As the filming site for the drama, Loving You, the beach is known for its transparent water, white sand, and sea shells. The white sandy beach, emerald-blue sea, and gorgeous sunset has made it one of the most popular beaches on Jeju Island.

Mysterious Road (Dokkabi Road)
This road appeared in the movie, Love Wind and Love Song. It is a bizarre place on which parked cars look as though they are moving backward and upward rather than downward. But that visual illusion is created by the neighboring environment. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-728-2753

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Biyangdo Island
The island can be seen from Hyeopjae Beach. As the filming location for the movie, Spring Day, and the drama, Daejanggeum, it is a volcanic island surrounded by abundant schools of fish and marine plants. As a popular fishing site, the island boasts Biyangbong Peak (consisting of six peaks), two craters, and numerous odd-shaped rocks (including one looking like someone carrying a baby).

Hallasan Mountain
Hallasan Mountain is one of the most popular mountains in Korea. Appearing in the Korean drama, My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, it is a dormant volcanic mountain, most of which is covered with basalt. At the top of the mountain is Baeknokdam, a large crater filled with water. The mountain is also home to rich plants (from over 1,800 different species), trees, and meadows. For More Information • www.hallasan.go.kr • Tel: 064-713-9950

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Jeju Race Park
Appearing in the movie, Lump Sugar, the park offers everything about horses and horse racing. Established in 1990, the park has attracted many visitors to its entertainment facilities and resting spots. Visitors can also enjoy watching locally bred ponies (designated as National Monument No. 347). For More Information • www.kra.co.kr/race/jeju/index.jsp • Tel: 064-741-9114 For More Information • www.hallimpark.co.kr • Tel: 064-796-0001

Hyeopjaegul Cave
Designated as Natural Monument No. 236, it is both a lava and limestone cave. The black lava cave has been transformed into a golden limestone cave thanks to sea shells. The walls inside the cave look like a series of wall paintings with picturesque limestone features. It was also the filming site for the drama, Daejanggeum.

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Gimnyeong Beach
Having appeared in the movie, Fate (2008/Song Seung-heon and Kwon Sang-woo), the beach is known for its soft sandy area, emerald-blue sea, and scenic sights. Near the beach is a popular fishing site for parrot fish. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-728-7773

Park Southernland
As the focal point of the filming industry on Jeju Island, it is a theme resort full of attractions. Having appeared in the drama, Taewangsasingi, it reproduced Gungnaeseong Fortress (a capital town of the Goguryeo Period built 1,500 years ago), which includes a palace, moats, a market, a village for aristocrats, a village for commoners, and a luxurious lodging house. For More Information • www.parksouthernland.co.kr • Tel: 064-782-9471

Pyoseon Beach
Having appeared in the drama, Phoenix, this spacious beach becomes a sandy area at low tide while become a circular lake at high tide. Surrounded by a port, the beach is known for its transparent shallow water and beautiful night view. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-4476

Chagwido Island
This uninhabited island (consisting of three islands) is known for its beautiful landscape and abundant schools of fish. Appearing in the drama, Loving You, it is home to majestic cliffs, splendid green fields, and rich plants (over 82 different species). For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-728-4231

Keuneong
Surrounded by scenic coastal lines, it appeared in the movie, Swallow the Sun. It is named because the rocky hill looks as if it tried to swallow its surroundings. Majestic waves, large odd-shaped basalt rocks, and the emerald-blue ocean make Keuneong one of the most picturesque attractions on Jeju Island. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-4151

Abu Oreum
Situated in Geonyeong Ranch (Songdangni, Gujwaeup), this small volcanic mountain has become known to the public thanks to its appearance in the movie, Les Insurges. This gentle mountain has a crater that is 78m deep with a circumference of 1,400m. Visitors can appreciate the wonderful erosion process of the volcanic crater. For More Information • http://nature.jeju.go.kr • Tel: 064-783-3003

Seongeup Folk Village
Known for the filming site for Beyond the Years, the village offers various local buildings and houses from the past. It displays a Confucian school, a government office site, Dol Hareubang (Old Grandfather) statues, monuments, local food, local crafts, folk songs, and more. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-787-1179

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Cheonjeyeon Falls
The falls means “Pond of the God” because legend has it that nymphs come down to the falls at night to bathe. Having appeared in the drama, My Girl, it boasts multiple-tiered falls in which the first waterfall (22m in height and a water level of 21m) flows into the second waterfall producing spectacular drops.

International Convention Center Jeju
Situated in Jungmun Resort Complex, this large convention center (B2F-5F) boasts an exterior that symbolizes Jeju Island. Surrounded by outstanding landscaping, it also appeared in the drama, All In. Main facilities include Tamna Hall, Halla Hall, Samda Hall, seminar rooms, and VIP rooms. For More Information •www.iccjeju.co.kr •Tel: 064-735-1000

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Jungmun Saekdal Beach
Situated in Jungmun Resort Complex, the beach is surrounded by excellent amenities, entertainment facilities, and outstanding nature. Having appeared in the drama, Phoenix, it is an ideal venue for water sports, including wind surfing and water skiing. It is a sight to see strong waves collapsing into the stiff cliffs. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-4853

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Marado Island Teddy Bear Museum
Having appeared in the drama, Prince Hours, the museum opened in April 2001 in the Jungmun Resort Complex. Overlooking the ocean, it displays teddy bears collected from around the world for the last 100 years, in two regular exhibition halls and a special exhibition hall. It also offers excellent amenities with an outdoor park, cafes, and a gift shop. For More Information • www.teddybearmuseum.com • Tel: 064-738-7600 Located in southernmost Korea, Marado Island is a filming site for the movie Swallow the Sun. On the outskirts of the island are a beautiful array of stiff cliffs, odd-shaped rocks, and sea caves. It takes approximately one hour for visitors to tour the entire mountain. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-4051

Shiri Hill
The last scene of the movie, Shiri, was filmed here. The stiff hill overlooks a breathtaking view of the ocean and coastal lines enveloping Jungmun Resort Complex. Situated in the forest?which itself is in the west of the complex?it was visited by President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Hashimoto Ryutaro, and President Gorbachev. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-2671

Songaksan Mountain
Having appeared in the movie, Love Wind and Love Song, the mountain overlooks Marado Island, Gapado Island, Hyeongje Island, Sanbangsan Mountain, and, even as far as Hallasan Mountain. Consisting of numerous peaks, the mountain (104m in height) has a large crater (80m deep with a circumference of 500m) and still preserves volcanic ashes. For More Information • www.jejutour.go.kr • Tel: 064-760-4022

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Farm & Fishing Village Experience Tour (WWOF)
Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOF) refers to volunteers willing to work on organic farms. Through the program, visitors work for 4-5 hours on an organic farm in exchange for free food and housing. Over 2,000 international visitors are believed to have experienced the program. There are 25 organic farms associated with WWOF. Many of those farms reside on Jeju Island (five farms) and Jeolla-do (five farms). For More Information • www.wwoofkorea.co.kr • Tel: 02-723-4458

WWOF across Korea (2 days and one night)
• Gyeonggi-do
Yangpyeong Borigoge Village Visitors can learn about how to make traditional Korean soy sauce. They will learn how to choose soy beans, how to steam them, and how to make fermented soybeans. Through the learning process, visitors will experience the importance of integrity going into Korean food. As an added bonus, visitors will be offered delicious Korean food prepared with traditional soy sauce. • How to Get There: trains or buses • www.borigoge.invil.org • Tel: 031-774-7786

• Gwangwon-do
Pyeongchang Wind Village Uiyaji Situated at the low end of Daegwallyeong Hill (800m in height) to the south of Gwangwon-do, the village is home to sheep farms. Visitors will be given a unique experience to tend sheep and shear wool from a sheep. • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 033-336-9812

Special Experience Tour
Special Experience Tour offers international visitors an opportunity to experience something unique in Korea. For instance, visitors can catch fish, cultivate crops, walk around on hiking trails, or understanding traditional culture by staying in traditional houses. 1. Farm & Fishing Village Experience Tour (WWOF) 2. Hanok Village Experience Tour 3. Hiking Trail Experience Tour (Olle Trails and Dulle Trails)

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• Jeollabuk-do
Buan Hapgu Village Full of attractions, it is a beautiful village that combines the attraction of both fishing and mountain villages. Surrounded by pine trees, visitors can participate in digging up lilies. Within the village is the Insect & Reptile Ecology Center that displays a wide array of insects, butterflies, and reptiles (from over 100 different species). • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 063-583-0155 For More Information • http://korean.visitkorea.or.kr/kor/hanok/index.jsp

Hanok Village Experience Tour
This tour lets visitors understand Korean culture and tradition by staying in Hanok (traditional Korean houses). Touring and staying in ancient houses will offer visitors the feel of Korean living in the past, how to play traditional Korean games, and learn about traditional etiquette.

• Chungcheongbuk-do
Danyang Handeumi Village Situated in Chungcheongbuk-do, the heart of the Korean Peninsula, the village is a beautiful place surrounded by outstanding nature with mountains, valleys, and caves. As a popular WOFF location, the village offers visitors an opportunity to steam farm products including corn, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 043-422-2831

• Gyeongsangbuk-do
Yeongdeok Daejin Village As a fishing village, it provides visitors with an opportunity to catch fish in the beautiful East Sea. Visitors can taste fish they catch fresh out of the sea or eat sea squirts they picked up from a sea squirt farm. Learning how to catch fish in a dragnet can be really fun. • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 054-734-1018

Hanok Village Experience Tour across Korea (two days and one night)
• Seoul
Namsangol Hanok Village As a symbol of Seoul, Namsan Mountain has been known for having numerous pavilions in which Koreans enjoyed drinking and reciting poems. Within the village is a traditional garden with local trees and plants, along with a pavilion and a pond. In the northeast of the garden are five relocated traditional houses to offer the feel of the traditional way of living. The houses are decorated with furniture befitting those who lived there. • How to Get There: subways, buses, or taxies • Tel: 02-2264-4412 • http://hanokmaeul.seoul.go.kr Bukchon Hanok Village This is the only village in Seoul where a great number of traditional houses are concentrated. Full of meandering paths, the village is known for picturesque traditional houses, galleries, museums, and art studios. The village used to be the home of upper classes during the Chosun Dynasty, and it still preserves the best of traditional house structures and their simple elegance. • How to Get There: subways or buses • Tel: 02-3707-8388 • http://bukchon.seoul.go.kr

Boeun Gubyeong Areum Village Situated between Gubyeongsan Mountain and Soknisan Mountain in Chungcheongbuk-do, the village is known for brewing delicious traditional alcohol. Visitors can brew Songnoju (a type of alcohol) using pine needles. It is also a great location to appreciate the beauty of Soknisan Mountain. • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 043-544-0788

• Gyeongsangnam-do
Changwon Gammiroeun Village Situated in Changwon, the village offers programs focusing on sweet persimmons. Visitors can make tea using persimmon leaves in the spring or make natural dyes using unripe persimmons in the summer. Tasting wines made of sweet persimmons is one of the pleasures of visiting the village. • How to Get There: trains or buses

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• Gyeongsangbuk-do
Gyeongju Hanok Houses Visitors can experience the rise and fall of the Silla Dynasty in staying in Gyeongju Hanok houses. One of those houses, called Doknakdang, is designated as National Treasure No. 413. Surrounded by an outstanding environment, it is home to Lee Haecheol, the great-grandson of Lee Eon-jeok, a monumental Confucian scholar during the Chosun Dynasty. Wolamjae was created to commemorate General Kim Ho. Suhojae, a series of houses relocated from various locations and restored, can hold up to 100 visitors. • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 053-123-4567 • www.gjgotaek.kr

Andong Toegye Head House The birthplace of the Confucian scholar Toegye Yi Hwang was rebuilt by his 13th generational descendant, Hajeonggong Yi Chung-ho. Surrounded by farm fields and a mountain, the house boasts a large gate. Around a square front yard are a main house, a detached house, a pavilion, and a shrine. The middle gate, providing access to the inner quarters, is tilted to the right to prevent direct view into the space primarily occupied by women. • How to Get There: trains, taxies, or buses • Tel: 054-855-8332

Ocheon Gunja Village The village began to be formed by Gwangsan Kim Hyo-ro 500-600 years ago. Facing the threat of being submerged by Andong Dam in 1974, the village, with many ancient houses, was relocated to the current place. Gunja refers to the fact that the village has produced outstanding men with noble character over the years (including Kim Bu-pil, Kim Ui, Kim Bu-in, and Kim Bu-ryun). • How to Get There: trains, taxies, or buses • Tel: 054-852-5414

Gyeongju Choi Family Head House Established around 1700, the head house of the Gyeongju Choi family clan is located next to Namcheon Stream. It initially boasted over 99 rooms, but two detached houses, called Sarangchae and Byeoldang, were burned to the ground in 1970. It has important historical value because it preserves typical aristocratic house structures of the Chosun Dynasty. In the middle of the Chosun Dynasty, the Choi family moved here and has built a reputation for their compassion and patriotism for 400 years. • How to Get There: trains, taxies, or buses • Tel: 054-779-6061 • http://guide.gyeongju.go.kr

Andong Jirye Art Village It was formed in July 1987 after a series of houses belonging to Kim Bang-geol of the Uiseong Kim family clan were relocated there because of the danger of being submerged due to the construction of Imha Dam. Surrounded by a beautiful lake and a mountain, the village is a great venue for artists and serves as a meeting place for them. Traditional memorial services are held in public so that visitors can learn about traditional Korean rituals. • How to Get There: trains, taxies, or buses • Tel: 054-822-25902

Hiking Trail Tour (Olle Trails, Dulle Trails)
Hiking Trail Tour is designed for those who want to tour while walking. Some trails are not neatly connected, but visitors will find it fun to pursue some missing trails while enjoying the outstanding landscape. The best hiking trails can be found on Jirisan Mountain (Dulle Trails) and on Jeju Island (Olle Trails). Both locations and their scenic sights will surely offer some of the best travel experiences to visitors.

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> Spring Water Site > Onpyeong Port • Olle Trail #1-1: Udo Island • Distance: approximately 16.1km (4-5 hours) Cheonjin Port > Soemultong Hill > Seocheonjindong > Hongjodan Goehaebin Beach > Haomokdong • Olle Trail #3: Onpyeong ~ Pyoseon • Distance: approximately 22km (6-7 hours) O n p y e o n g Po r t > O n p y e o n g d o D a e t b u l ( Ol d Lighthouse) > Jungsangan Olle > Nansanri > Tong Oreum > Dokjabong Peak > Samdalli > Kim Young Gap Gallery > Dumoak > Singpungni > Sinpung, Sincheon Sea Ranch Olle > Sincheonni Village Olle > Hacheonni Baegopeun (Hungry ) Bridge > Pyeoseon 1, 2 Beach > • Olle Trail #5: Namwon ~ Soesokkak Olle • Distance: approximately 15km (5-6 hours) Namwon Port > Keuneong Gyeongseungji Hiking Trail > Singeumul > Dongbaeknamu (Camellia Trees) Colony > Wimi Port Jobaemeodeulkoji > Neopbille > Gongcheonpo Black Sand Beach > Mangjang Port > Yechonmang > Hyodoncheon Stream - Soesokkak

Olle Trails in Jeju Island
In Jeju dialect, olle refers to small pathways flanked by the stone walls of each house and connected to the main road in the village. These pathways, in turn, connect a person to the outside world. Endlessly meandering olle shows the beauty of the local culture, unique to Jeju Island. • Duration: one day for each trail • How to Get There: buses, rental cars, cruises, or air • Tel: 064-762-2190 • www.jejuolle.org

Port > Obongri Juheungdong Intersection > Dapdani Tower > Hagosudong Beach > Biyangdo Island > Joilri Yeongildong > Geommulle Beach > Mangdongsan > Kkotyanggwibi (Poppy Flowers) Colony > Udobong

• Olle Trails in Jeju Island
• Olle Trail #1: Siheung ~ Gwangchigi • Distance: approximately 15km (5-6 hours) Siheung Elementary School > Malmi Oreum (Oreum refers to numerous small volcanic mountains on Jeju Island) > Al Oreum > Jungsangan Road > Jongdalli Center > Mokhwa Rest Area > Seongsan Gapmun (Flood Gate) > Gwangchigi Beach Peak > Dolkani > Cheonjin Port • Olle Trail #2: Gwangchigi ~ Onpyeong • Distance: approximately 17.2km (5-6 hours) Gwangchigi Beach > Reservoir > Seawall > Siksanbong Peak > Ojori Fortress Site > Seongsan Sewage Treatment Plant > Goseong Wit (Upper) Village > Daesusanbong Peak > Daesusanbong Peak Old Crater > Daesusanbong Peak > Cemetery at Daesusanbong Peak > Honinji (Marriage Site) > Janghansu (Water for Couples) Site > Onpyeong Elementary School > Baeknyeonhaero (Growing Old Happily Together) Tree Dangke Port • Olle Trail #4: Pyoseon ~ Namwon • Distance: approximately 23km (6-7 hours) Pyoseon Dangke Port Grass Plaza > Bangae Dongsan > Haevichi Hotel & Resort > Gaetneup > Geougae > Huin Dongsan > Marigae > Gamari Haenyeo (Female Diver) Olle > Meolgae > Ganeungae > Shine Ville Sea Hiking Trail > Tosan Saedongne > Mang Oreum > Geoseunsaemi > Yeongcheonsa Temple (Nodansaemi) > Songcheon Samseokgyo Bridge > Taeheung 2-ri Coastal Road > Haetsal Joeun (Excellent Sunshine) Rest Area > Namwon Coastal Road > Namwon Port • Olle Trail #6: Soesokkak ~ Oedolgae • Distance: approximately 15km (4.5-5 hours) Soesokkak > Sogeummak > Jejigi Oreum > Bomok Port > Gudumi Port > Seogwipo Bomok Sewage Treatment Plant > Seogwipo KAL Hotel > Paradise Hotel > Sojeongbang Falls/ Soraui Seong - Seogwipo Elementary School > Birthplace of Painter Lee Jung Seop > Soldongsan Intersection > Cheonjiyeon Gijeonggil Path > Cheonjiyeon Falls Ecological Park > Namseongri Village Park > Namseongri Three-way Intersection > Sammaebong Peak > Oedolgae > Tea House Solbit Bada

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Hiking Trail Tour
• Olle Trail #8: Wolpyeong ~ Daepyeong • Distance: approximately 17.6km (5-5.5 hours) Wolpyeong Port > Gutdang Hiking Trail > Maneulbat Field > Daepo Port > Seaes Hotel > Beritnae Oreum > Dolphin Show Site > Jungmun Beach > Hyatt Hotel • Olle Trail #7: Oedolgae ~ Wolpyeong • Distance: approximately 16.4km (4-5 hours) Oedolgae > Dombenanggil Path > Pension Complex Road > Hogeundong Sewage Treatment Plant > Sokgol > Subongno > Beophwan Port > Dumeonimul Ilgangjeong Badangolle (Seogeondo) > Jeju Poonglim Resort > Gangjeong Village Olle > Gangjeong Olle > Algangjeong > Wolpyeong Port Hiking Trail > Jonmosal Coast > Haebyeongdaegil Road (Marine Corp Road) > Saekdal Sewage Treatment Plant > Yeolli Coastal Road > Nonjitmul > Dongnandeureu > Mal Sonangbat Field Three-way Intersection > Haye Coastal Road > Daepyeong Port • Olle Trail #10: Hwasun ~ Moseulpo • Distance: approximately 15.5km (4-5 hours) Hwasun Port Hwasun Ship Owners Association Office > Hwasun Beach > Sedimentary Rock Area > Sand Hill > Coast along Sanbangsan Mountain > Yongmeori (Dragon Head) Coast > Sanbang Yeondae > Sanbangsan Mountain > Hamel Ship Exhibition > Seolkeumbadang > Sagye Port > Sagye Costal Sports Park > Sagye Fossil Site > Marado Island Ferry Port > Songaksan Mountain > Top of Songaksan Mountain > Songaksan Mountain Pine Forest > Malbang Ranch > Altteureu Airfield > Hamo Beach > Moseulpo Port (Hamo Sports Park) • Olle Trail #12: Mureung ~ Yongsu • Distance: approximately 17.6km (5-6 hours) Mureung 2-ri Ecology Learning Center > Pyeongji Church > Sindo Pond > Noknangbong Peak > Former Sindo Elementary School > Goindol > Dowon Sashimi > Sindo Beach > Suwolbong Peak > Eongalgil Path > Jagunae Port > Dangsanbong (Dangsan Peak) > Saengigijeong Seaside Road > Yongsu Port (Jeolbuam Rock)

• Olle Trail #9: Daepyeong ~ Hwasun • Distance: approximately 8.81km (3-4 hours) Daepyeong Port > Baksudeok > Moljil > Jeongnang > • Olle Trail #7-1: World Cup Stadium ~ Oedolgae • Distance: approximately 15.6km (4-5 hours) Seogwipo World Cup Stadium > Hayeong Nonsusan > Wolsandong > Eongtto Falls > Gogeunsan Mountain > Back Side of Gogeunsan Mountain > Seoho Village > Hanon Crater > Sammaebong Peak - Oedolgae Gijeonggil Path > Bollenanggil Path > Bongsudae > Hwanggaecheon Stream > Monk Hwasun Historic Site > Jinmoreu Dongsan > Gasegi Village Olle (Andeok Valley) > Hwasun Tangerine Farm Road > Hwasun Port Hwasun Ship Owners Association Office • Olle Trail #11: Moseulpo Port ~ Mureung • Distance: approximately 21.5km (6-7 hours) Moseulpo Port (Hamo Sports Park) > Seotal Oreum > Baekjo Ilsonmyo Gallimgil Path > Igyodong Sangmo 1-ri Village > Moseulbong Peak > Jeongnanju Maria Tomb > Sinpyeong Village - Gotjawal > Anhyangdong Village > Mureung 2-ri Ecology Learning Center • Olle Trail #13: Yongsu ~ Jeoji • Distance: approximately 15.3km (4-5 hours) Yongsu Port (Jeolbuam Rock) > National Cemetery Intersection > Restored Field Path ?Yongsu Reservoir > C o m m a n do s Pa th > Old Tre e Fo re s t Pa th > Gosari Forest Path > Nakcheonri Ahopgut Village > Nakcheonjatgil Path > Yongseondalli > Ariranggil Path > Jeoji Oreum > Jeoji Village Center

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Dulle Trails in Jirisan Mountain
Dulle trails cover areas intersecting with three p r ov i n c e s ( Je o l l a b u k - d o , Je o l l a n a m - d o , a n d Gyeongsangnam-do), five cities (Namwon, Gurye, Hadong, Sancheong, and Hamyang), and over 90 small and relatively large villages. Stretching over 300km, they link numerous old roads, hills, forests, rivers, farms, and villages. Upon touring them, visitors will have a better understanding of intersections among nature, history, culture, and human life. • Hours: one day for each trail • How to Get There: trains or buses • Tel: 063-635-0850 • www.trail.or.kr/

• Unbong-Inwol Trail • Distance: 9.4km (4 hours) Unbongeup > Seorim Park > Bukcheon Village > Singi Village > Bijeon Village > Gunhwadong > Heungbugol Recreational Forest > Wolpyeong Village - Inwolmyeon

• Inwol-Geumgye Trail • Distance: 19.3km (8 hours) Inwolmyeon > Junggun Village > Suseongdae > Baeneomijae > Janghang Village > Janghanggyo Bridge > Samsinam Three-way Intersection > Deunggujae > Changwon Village > Geumgye Village

• Olle Trail #14: Jeoji ~ Hallim • Distance: approximately 15km (5-6 hours) Jeoji Village Center > Jeoji Field > Nanum Herb Pharmaceuticals > Jeoji Jatgil Path > Keunsonang Forest > Three-way Intersection > Osinokheon Field > Wollim Jatgil Path > Gulleongjin Forest > Palm Tree Intersection > Cactus Field Forest > Mumyeongcheon Hiking Trail 1 > Wollyeong Forest > Mumyeongcheon Hiking Trail 2 > Mumyeongcheon Hiking Trail 3 > Wollyeong Coast > Wollyeong Port > Wollyeong Badang Olle > Haenyeokong (Canavalia lineate) Growth Site > Geumneung Lighthouse > Geumneung Port > Geumneung Beach > Hyeopjae Beach > Hyeopjae Port > Ongpo Port > National Shellfish Breeding Center > Hallim Port/Biyangdo Island

• Dulle Trails in Jirisan Mountain
• Jucheon-Unbong Trail • Distance: approximately 14.3km (6 hours) Unbongeup > Old Tree Nursery > Haengjeong Village > Seoeo Tree Forest > Gajang Village > Jilmijae > Deoksan Reservoir > Nochi Village > Hoedeok Village > Guryongchi > Soljeongja > Naesong Village > Jucheonmyeon • Geumgye-Donggye Trail • Distance: 11km (4.5 hours) 1) Geumgye Village > Uijung Village > Seoamjeongsa Temple > Byeoksongsa Temple > Uijung Village

• Olle Trail #15: Hallim ~ Gonae • Distance: approximately 19km (6-7 hours) Hallim Port/Biyangdo Island > Pyeongsu Port > Daerimangil Path > Yeongsae Saengmul > Intersection > Seongrodong Farm Product Yard > Gwideok Farm Path > Seonunjeongsa Temple > Beodeulmot Farm Path > Hyerin Church > Napeup Forest > Napeup Elementary School > Geumsan Park > Napeupni Office > Baekilhong Path > Gwa Oreum > Dosaegi Forest > Gonaebong Peak > Top of Gonaebong Peak > Hareubangdang > Gonaechon Village > Hagari Fork > Gonae Intersection > Baeyeomgol Olle > Gonae Port

2) Geumgye Village > Uijung Village > Mojeon Village (Yongyudam) > Sedong Village > Unseo Village > Gusirakjae > Donggang Village

• Donggang-Sucheol Trail • Distance: 11.9km (5 hours) Donggang Village > Jeomchon Village > Banggok Village > Sangsa Falls > Ssangjae > Godongjae > Sucheol Village

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Published Date: November 2010 Publisher: Tourism & Culture Promotion Team, KTO Homepage: www.visitkorea.or.kr Planning & Editing: Pas Communication (02-3443-8223) Copyright. KTO 2010. All rights reserved to KTO. No part of this booklet may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, without written permission from KTO. The booklet reflects information on tourist attractions as accurate and as recent as possible, but the information itself is subject to change depending on situations surrounding the attractions. <Not sold to individuals>

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