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What a Happy Weekend Getaway, Seongnam City Tour
[Arts & Cultur] What a Happy Weekend Getaway, Seongnam City Tour

   Seongnam City Tour course is from Namhansanseong Fortress to Crom Street(Shin Haechul Street). If you’re looking for an easy way from Seoul to Namhansanseong Fortress with a reasonable price, the answer is Seongnam City Tour Bus. It departs from City Hall Station and Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education Station every Saturday and costs only KRW10,000. Why don't you go a wonderful 10,000won-trip to Seongnam?    ​1st Course - Namhansanseong Fortress  It’s a rainy Saturday. Have you ever taken a trip in rainy days? Namhansanseong Fortress in rainy days feels like such a beautiful picture harmonized with fog. You can see the ways to Namhansanseong Fortress West Gate and North Gate. And there are restaurants and cafes along the street.  As normally lunch isn’t included, you can enjoy lunch at the restaurants you want around tourist attraction on 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays but specially, 4th Saturday-course offers lunch box for lunch.2nd Course – CAFÉ. SUM Do you like drawing? Do not care whether do well or not. Loving it itself is enough, isn’t it?   CAFÉ. SUM is the 1st ‘Village type-Social Enterprise’ of Seongnam City. You can have a relaxing time drawing pictures on the post cards and bookmarks, and having a cup of coffee. 3rd Course - Crom Street(Shin Haechul Street)  This street was made to commemorate the vocalist of the band ‘Next’, Shin Haechul’s songs, spirit and life. Although there aren't many things to see unlike Kim kwangsuk street in Daegu Metropolitan City, you can get to know his story along the street and especially in his studio.  There are his albums and other relics, and his fans’ messages to him, so you can feel like you’re in the past with him. It opens from 10:00 to 18:00.4th Course - PANGYO MUSEUM Experience Program - 'Open the Treasure Box'In PANGYO MUSEUAM, there are chamber tombs of the Three Kingdoms Period. The chamber tombs of Hanseong Baekje and Goguryeo period are excavated during the development of Pangyo Residentail District. There are other historic relics and you can enjoy various experience programs; making Three Kingdoms goldens crowns, assembling earthenware, painting on pottery, stone inscription rubbing. ​Although it's a weekeng trip, this Seongnam City Tour gives you an opportunity to be lost in memories, relax feeling fresh air. Just get out of you room and take this Tour! You wil not regret at all!    *Reference: nara_story                          

WriterAdministratorDate08/06/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Gapyeong]
[Activity] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Gapyeong]

   Quick View of the Course * The fastest way to get from Seoul to Gapyeong Station is to take the ITX Cheongchun train, which takes only 1 hour to get from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station, whereas it takes about 1 hour 40 minutes to get from Yongsan Station to Gapyeong Station on the Gyeongchun Line.   Recommendation! * Are you looking for thrilling activities? * Do you want to get away to a romantic island? Intro This course is recommended for activity-oriented groups seeking dynamic experiences. The Gapyeong ATV experience is a popular couple’s dating course thanks to the famous scene in the TV drama Lucky Romance. Your whole body will experience the thrill of this rough ride as it speeds across fields of reeds, muddy tracks, and bumpy rocky roads. When you arrive at the top of the hill, you will feel a sense of accomplishment, and your stress will be released as you speed through sprays of water. As many ATV tour agencies are situated right next to Gapyeong Station, walking tourists can also enjoy the ATV activity. After a dish of delicious Dakgalbi(spicy stir-fried chicken) and Makguksu(spicy buckwheat noodles for lunch, you can fly to Jarasum Island or Nami Island on the zip-wire. This course offers a variety of exciting experiences that attract many young people in particular.       Highlights Ride an ATV along a water path and create thrilling sprays of water.Enjoy a dish of Dakgalbi(spicy stir-fried chicken), mix the leftovers with rice, and end the meal with a refreshing dish of Makguksu(buckwheat noodles)  Fly by zip-wire to Jarasum Island or Nami Island. <Introduction of the Course>---------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. ATV Experience: Ride a four-wheel quad bike to relieve your stress! This exciting ATV ride, which runs along a series of interesting paths including a reed field, a muddy road, and a water path with wild sprays of water, will leave you feeling stress-free and refreshed. The one-hour-long ATV beginners’ course, consisting of an easy reed path, rocky path and watery path, is designed for people who have never ridden an ATV before. After riding along the training course first, a guide will accompany riders for the entire route. The thrill of riding along unpaved roads and bouncing over rough hilly roads will eliminate your stress at once letting you fully enjoy your freedom with nature and quiet road in Gapyeong. Four ATV agencies are situated right next to Gapyeong Station, so visitors without cars can easily enjoy the activity, too.      Travel Information1. Black Puppy’s Scooter Rental Shop  –Address: 583-5, Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do – Tel: +82-10-9985-1577 – Rental Fee: From KRW 25,000  – Home page: http://www.blackpuppy-scooter.com 2. Gapyeongyeok Leisure – Address: 627-1, Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do – Tel: +82-10-9616-0081 – Rental Fee: From KRW 25,000 – Home page: http://core93.com/ Course 2. Dakgalbi and Makguksu - enjoy the fantastic combination of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors. Dakgalbi is the number one must-have dish during your visit to Gapyeong. A number of restaurants specializing in delicious Dakgalbi such as Salang Dakgalbi and Yumyeongsuk Chuncheon Dakgalbi are situated near Gaypeyong Wharf. The best way to enjoy Dakgalbi is to eat chicken and vegetables stir-fried on an iron plate first, then eat the leftovers stir-fried with rice, and end the meal with a refreshing dish of Makguksu(buckwheat noodles)! In particular, Salang Dakgalbi is famous for its extra spicy noodles, which are freshly made by the restaurant. Restaurant webSalang Dakgalbi: https://www.instagram.com/salangdakgalbi_/Yumyeongsuk Chuncheon Dakgalbi: http://ymsfood.kr/  Course 3.​Jara-Nami Skyline Zip-wire, an electrifying flight at the height of a 30-story buildingThere’s a truly thrilling way to get to Nami Island or Jarasum Island in just 90 seconds. You can fly there through the sky! Enjoy flying over the sea at a height of 80 meters. The gentle Family Course will take you to Nami Island, while the fast and thrilling Adventure Course, will take you to Jarasum Island. The ticket for the Jarasum Adventure Course includes the fare for a boat from Jarasum Island to Nami Island and a ferry from Nami Island to Gapyeong Wharf. This course offers you an unmissable opportunity to visit both of these two islands. If you come to Gapyeong for adventure, you should try the Jara-Nami Skyline Zip-wire!   Travel Information –Address: Namiseom Ticket Office, 1024, Bukhangangbyeon-ro, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do –Tel: +82-31-582-8091 –Opening Hours: 08:30-18:00 (At intervals of approx. 30 minutes) –Admission: KRW 38,000 (Entrance fee for Namisum Island and boat fares included) Tip. How to take a photo while riding the zip-wire. Although taking photos with a mobile phone is impossible on the zip-wire, you can carry your phone with you if you have a waterproof phone case with neck straps. Taking photos is only possible if you have a wrist strap for your Action Cam (ex. GoPro). You can also buy a photo taken by the zip-wire agency for KRW 15,000. Course 4. Jarasum Island, an unspoiled natural environment  Jarasum Island is famous for its campsites and jazz festival. As it has only recently become popular among tourists, its natural environment is well preserved, unlike Nami Island. It is a great place to enjoy walking amid the quiet atmosphere along the river. The tall cottonwood and willow trees create a splendid landscape amid silver grass and reeds waving gently in the wind. As the island is connected to the land, tourists can reach it easily by foot. During its various festivals, just looking at people enjoying cultural performances in a relaxing atmosphere on a broad grass field makes you feel at ease as well.  When you arrive at Jarasum Island via the zip-wire, you will notice the ferry dock. However, even if you get to Jarasum Island via the zip-wire, you will still have to take a boat if you wish to visit Nami Island, so you won’t have much time to walk around. If you want to visit Jarasum Island properly, it is recommended to rent a bike on land in order to have a good look around the island.   Travel Information –Address: 1-1, Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do –Tel: +82-31-8078-8028  –Admission: Free –Home page: www.jarasum.net    Course 5. Nami Island, a culture theme park set amid a beautiful landscape For many visitors, the first thing they remember about Nami Island is probably the Metasequoia Road, which featured in the TV drama Winter Sonata some years ago. However, the entire island is full of splendid roadside trees, so you will discover beautiful sights and scenery wherever you walk. As the island is also home to a variety of cultural facilities including exhibition halls, performance venues and museums, the whole island feels like a culture theme park. As this small island owns a wide range of cultural facilities, attractions and entertainments, it is worthy of its nickname ‘Naminara Republic’. In addition, Nami Island offers visitors various exciting rides including the UNICEF Charity Train, bicycles, Electric Tri-Way, and Story Tour Bus that travels around the island. Walking around the island is another ideal way to enjoy a trip there. It is advisable to check information about the many cultural events and festivals held on the island in advance. There is a regular ferry service between Nami Island and the land.      Travel Information –Address: 1, Namiseom-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do –Tel: +82-31-580-8114  –Admission to Nami Island costs KRW 10,000, which includes the round-trip ferry fare. –Web: https://namisum.com/en/information/ TIP.​ If you wish to visit Nami Island without using the zip-wire, you can take a ferry from the Gapyeong wharf. (Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do)<Useful Tips>-----------------------------------------------------------------Useful Tips for Walking Tourists  TIP 1. Romantic trip in a double-deck carriage on the ITX Cheonchun TrainThe ITX Cheongchun Train, which runs on the Gyeongchun Line, has two double-deck railway carriages (no. 4 and 5) that offer travelers an opportunity to enjoy splendid scenery from a much higher deck than normal trains. It is advisable to reserve a train ticket on the Internet as tickets are usually sold out. TIP 2. Highly-Recommended Event in Jarasum Island - Jarasum International Jazz FestivalJarasum Island became well known thanks to the Jarasum International Jazz Festival, which was first held in 2004. The festival is now considered one of Korea’s representative festivals, attracting 210,000 visitors in 2016. Its slogan is “festival like a picnic that you do not need to know the music.”. The festival is also known for its Jazz Makgeolli (rice wine). Enjoy a relaxing night filled with music and rice wine! TIP 3. Gapyeong Travel on the Gapyeong Tour BusThe one-day travel ticket (KRW 6,000) allows you to travel around most of Gapyeong’s tourist attractions including Petite France and the Garden of Morning Calm. The bus runs every hour and users can easily transfer to another bus free of charge. It departs from Gapyeong Station every hour from 09:10 to 18:10. The bus stop is situated right next to the Tourist Information Center on the right of Gapyeong Station.                                                                   

WriterAdministratorDate07/10/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Namyangju]
[Activity] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Namyangju]

Quick View of the Course    ​ Recommendation!​* Are you looking for a romantic date in an emotional, cultural and natural environment?* Do you fancy a bicycle ride amid a fresh river breeze? Intro   The Neungnae Station Bicycle Trip offers tourists an opportunity to relax, recharge their emotions, and broaden their knowledge. Why not take a trip to the abandoned Neungnae Station by riding a bike along the Hangang River with your loved one! Although the railway line is no longer in service at Neungnae Station, you can recharge your emotions and visit the historical site of Dasan Jeong Yak-yong, a prominent figure of the Silhak (a Korean Confucian social reform movement of the late Joseon period) movement. Dasan Eco Park offers an open view of Paldangho Lake where two rivers, the Namhangang River and the Bukhangang River, join together. The one-day course is recommended for those who want to have a relaxing time on the grass and come back to Paldang Station. Bikers can start cycling from Paldang Station, or start from Neungnae Station if they come by bus. As there is a bike rental service at Neungnae Station, tourists can enjoy riding a rented bike and then go back to Paldang Station by bus.   Highlights - Take photos of the abandoned Neungnae Station and its analog esthetic. - Enjoy a relaxing time lying on a mat at Dasan Eco Park. - Discover traces of Dasan Jeong Yak-yong at his birth home.   ---------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Abandoned Railway Station, Neungnae Station, in search of retro emotion Trains no longer pass via Neungnae Station since the construction of the Gyeongui-Jungang Line. However, many bicycles now pass in front of the station, and more people visit it than ever before. This small station building has now become a museum packed with old memories. Why not take photos on the bench in front of the station, or by the window inside the station, as it is known for its photogenic scenery amid the tracks of time. Wherever you take a photo, it will exude an analog esthetic, as if the retro-filter was switched on. Old black-and-white photographs of people are displayed around Neungnae Station, showing them in their happy moments. Visitors can take a stroll along the vestiges of the old railroad track or take a break in a cozy café converted from railway carriage. Restaurants and two bicycle rental shops are situated next to the station. To get to the Dasan Historic Site from Neungnae Station, you should take the road toward the village of Majae where the Majae Sanctuary is situated. You will find the road to the Historic Site as you pass by the village.   Travel Information  ––Address: 384, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do  ––Tel: Neungnaeyeok Bicycle Path Certification Center +82-70-4407-9991, +82-1577-4359 ––Opening Hours: N/A  ––Admission: Free Tip. How to enjoy the bicycle trip to the max!If you want to get the most out of your bicycle trip, you could continue riding all the way to Yangpyeong from Neungnae Station along the Namhangang bike path. The path is about 140km long and runs from Paldang via Yangpyeong to the Tangeumdae Overlook of Chungju. In particular, the section between Paldang Station and Yangpyeong follows the old Jungang Line, which has been converted into a bike path. You can enjoy the unique experience of cycling through an old railway tunnel and across an old railroad bridge. Some bike rental shops at Paldang Station accept the return of rented bikes at Sinwon Station or Dumulmeori.  BIKE TOTAL– –Address: 127, Paldang-ro, Wabu-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do– –Tel: +82-31-977-6147 – –Opening Hours: 09:00~19:30 on weekdays / 08:00~20:00 at weekends– –Home page: www.biketotal.co.kr Course 2. ‘Jeonyeok Barami Budeureopge’, a restaurant specializing in savory dumpling hot pot The way of making ball-shaped dumplings is to roll dumpling filling in flour and boil it. If you add broth, you can make dumpling soup or dumpling hot pot. This Korean restaurant with an unusual name, Jeonyeok Barami Budeureopge, is well-known for its traditional dumpling hot pot made with ball-shaped dumplings and vegetable wraps and rice served with organic vegetables. The dish is only available for orders for 2 persons or more. A cup of coffee will be offered at the end of the meal. Rice cake and ball-shaped dumpling soup and ball-shaped dumpling soup are only served from November to March, and frozen ball-shaped dumplings are available as a takeaway dish.   Travel Information –– Address: 732, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do –– Tel: +82-31-576-0815 –– Opening Hours: 11:00 - 17:00 (open until 20:00 on Saturdays) –– Menu:      Ball-shaped dumpling hot pot (KRW 15,000)      Stir-fried pork with vegetable wraps and rice (KRW 13,000)      Spicy stir-fried octopus with vegetable wraps and rice (KRW 13,000)      Rice cake and ball-shaped dumpling soup (KRW 12,000)     Ball-shaped dumpling soup (KRW 12,000)     Potato pancakes (KRW 10,000)   Course 3. Dasan Historic Site, understanding the spirit of Dasan Dasan Historic Site consists of various spaces associated with Dasan Jeong Yak-yong, a scholar of Silhak (a Korean Confucian social reform movement of the late Joseon period), including Dasan’s birth home, the Dasan Memorial Hall and Culture Hall, and the museum of Silhak. Dasan was born here, passed the state examination, and participated in the political reforms of King Jeongjo. After the king’s death, Dasan spent eighteen years in exile in Gangjin, but he eventually returned here to live out his remaining years. Dasan’s grave is situated behind Yeoyudang, where he lived in his old age. The Dasan Memorial Hall displays a variety of Dasan’s works including handwritten letters, Mokmin Simseo, and records on his work such as the Geojunggi(a device designed to lift heavy things using the principle of pulley), made by Dasan to build Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. The Dasan Culture Hall was established to help visitors to understand Dasan’s life and ideas. The Museum of Silhak opposite the Dasan Historic Site provides information on Silhak.   Travel Information –Address: 747-11, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do ––Tel: +82-31-590-2837 ––Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00 (Closed on Mondays, Lunar New Year's day, Chuseok Holiday) ––Admission: Free Course 4. Dasan Eco Park, a serene landscape It’s time to rest your tired legs after a bike ride. Dasan Eco Park is a lakeside park with an open view of Paldangho Lake, where the Namhangang River and Bukhangang River converge. It’s a great place to take a nap on a mat. The park has a lotus field, a reed field and others to let visitors see the waterside ecology, and there are benches, a walking path and a rest area along the lakeside as well. In addition, restaurants, cafés, and convenience stores are situated at the entrance. The large willow trees scattered around the park provide cool shade in which visitors can appreciate the gentle waves of Paldangho Lake in a relaxing atmosphere. As Namyangju Dasan-gil Course 2 passes through Dasan Eco Park, if you walk along the lake towards the village of Majae, you will see a wide lotus field and Tokkiseom Island, too. The round-trip including the park and Dasan-gil Course 2 takes about 30 minutes.   Travel Information  –– Address: 767, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do –– Tel: +82-31-590-8634 –– Admission: Free* Useful Tips for Bikers   ---------------------------------------------------------Tip 1. Don’t miss it! A bike ride from Paldang Station to Sinwon Station There are few bike rental shops situated around Paldang Station that offer diverse products and services including bike rental by the hour, all-day rental, etc. Some shops accept the return of the bike at Sinwon Station – so you can rent a bike at Paldang Station, ride along the Namhangang bike path, pass by Neungnae Station, and return it to Sinwon Station. From Sinwon Station, you can take a train on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line to get back. You can also depart from Sinwon Station and return the bike to Paldang Station.Tip 2. The Coffee House, a rooftop café of Gamnamujip overlooking Paldangho Lake   Gamnamujip, which is a little further away from the Dasan Historic Site, is famous for its delicious grilled eel. In particular, the rooftop café on the 2nd floor of Gamnamujip boasts a fantastic view of Paldangho Lake. After your bike ride, we recommend that you take a break and rest your tired legs in the open-air café and enjoy an invigorating cup of coffee with the breeze from the river.  Travel Information​– Address: 747-45, Dasan-ro, Joan-myeon, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do– Tel: +82-31-576-8263– Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00– Menu: Coffee - KRW 4,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

WriterAdministratorDate07/09/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Suwon]
[Activity] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Suwon]

  Quick View of the Course   * To reach the square of the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, take a bus (No.35, No.46, or No.999) from the Suwon Station Bus Stop near Exit 10 of Suwon Station, get off at the bus stop at the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, and walk for 5 minutes. Another way to get there or to Janganmun Gate from Suwon Station is by taxi, which costs about KRW 4,000 to 5,000. * After the Korean archery experience at Yeonmudae Post, take a bus (#999, #400, or #2-2) at Changnyongmun Gate / Yeonmudae bus stop to return to Suwon Station. It takes about 20 minutes by taxi, and costs KRW 5,000 to 6,000.   Recommendation! * Are you looking for thrills and excitement or a novel experience? * Are you looking for a special tour of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress?   Intro There are various ways to look around Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. First, you could take a ride in a Velotaxi with a special guide and enjoy a leisurely look around every corner of the fortress. Or you could fly in a hot-air balloon to get a fantastic bird’s-eye view of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Then again, you could just walk along the fortress trail to enjoy really impressive views of the fortress. In particular, Flying Suwon is an exotic attraction that offers tourists an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience by flying in a hot-air balloon over Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. While walking along the fortress trail, you will come across many pleasant resting places such as Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion and Changnyongmun Gate, as well as various food streets including Suwon Fried Chicken Street and Jidong Market, where you can enjoy lots of delicious foods and snacks.   Highlights Fly in a balloon over Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.Ride a Velotaxi around Suwon Hwaseong Fortress with a driver to guide you. Enjoy fried whole chicken at Suwon Fried Chicken Street.   ----------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Velotaxi, an eco-friendly electric bicycle with cultural tourism interpretation A Velotaxi, which looks like a cross between a rickshaw and a bicycle, is an electric tour bicycle whose driver provides cultural tourism interpretation. This eco-friendly tour program takes two passengers to every corner of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress on a ride lasting about 1 hour. Passengers can take advantage of the special cultural interpretation service just for two of them by asking the driver some questions whenever they want, and get off and take photos at major sites having enough time while listening to explanations and interesting stories about the cultural heritages of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. Velotaxi offers a total of 5 courses; 3 courses departing from the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress and 2 courses departing from Hwahongmun Gate. Why not take a relaxing tour in a charming Velotaxi to fully appreciate the magnificent Suwon Hwaseong Fortress?    Travel Information - : Square of the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress / Hwahongmun Gate Ticket Office - Tel: Temporary Palace at the Hwaseong Fortress Ticket Office +82-31-228-4683, Hwahongmun Gate Ticket Office +82-31-248-3540 - Period: March ~ November - Opening Hours: 09:30-16:30 (7 times / day) - Fare: Weekends and Holidays - KRW 14,000 per Velotaxi / Weekdays - KRW 10,000 per Velotaxi * One Velotaxi can carry two passengers.     Course 2. Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, a beautiful palace at the foot of Paldalsan Hill The Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress with a magnificent and large scale among others is the place where King Jeongjo stayed when he visited Hyeollyungwon, the tomb of his father Crown Prince Sado. This unmissable destination offers various interesting programs as well as significant historical and cultural sites. Why not enjoy a visit to the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress as follows: first, if you visit the palace at the weekend, you should not miss the performance of the 24 Martial Arts; second, you can double the fun of the trip with the Stamp Tour!; and third, you can try interesting the hands-on programs - such as ceramics making and wearing traditional Korean clothes - that are always available at weekends.   Travel Information- Address: 825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-290-3600- Opening Hours: Summer Season - 09:00~18:00, Winter Season - 09:00~17:00- Admission: Adults – KRW 1,500, Soldiers & Youth – KRW 1,000, Elementary School Students - KRW 700Course 3.  Suwon Fried Chicken Street, the place to go for a delicious fried whole chicken!Suwon has a must-try fried chicken spot called Fried Chicken Street, which is lined with lots of great fried chicken restaurants around Paldalmun Gate. At nighttime the street’s always bustling with people who come for some delicious fried chicken, and some of the best and most popular restaurants have been featured by the national media. The huge iron pots in which whole chicken are fried are guaranteed to arouse people’s curiosity.  Course 4. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, learn about and share the dream of King Jeongjo The Namsumun Gate of Suwoncheon Stream is located near Fried Chicken Street. From this point to Changnyongmun Gate is a good walking path to overlook Suwon City along the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. It takes quite a long time to walk around the whole fortress which is about 5.4 km in total, but this route to Changnyongmun Gate only takes about 20 minutes. You can fully appreciate this fabulous World Cultural Heritage Site by riding in a hot-air balloon, or trying your hand at archery at the Yeonmudae Post, or simply by relaxing under a willow tree at Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion.   Travel Information - Tel: +82-31-290-3600 - Opening Hours: Summer Season (March ~ October) - 09:00~18:00 / Winter Season (November ~ February) - 09:00-17:00 - Admission: Adults - KRW 1,000 / Youth & Soldiers – KRW 700 / Children - KWR 500 - Home page: http://www.swcf.or.kr/english/?p=38    Course 5. Flying Suwon, a bird’s-eye view of Suwon Flying Suwon is a thrilling experience that allows visitors to appreciate a vivid panoramic view of Suwon from high up in the sky. When the helium-filled hot-air balloon rises up into the sky, you will - after a short moment of tension, perhaps - be able to admire such a beautiful scenery of Suwon as it unfolds below you. The balloon can reach an altitude of 150m depending on the weather conditions, and when it’s shaken by the wind, the ride is even more thrilling. This fantastic flight allows you to enjoy an open 3600 view of Suwon as well as to gaze directly below your feet through the transparent bottom.   It’s a truly wonderful way to appreciate the splendid sunset and nighttime view of Suwon. When it gets dark, the balloon lights up and you will feel like you are riding on the full moon. In particular, the view of the lights of Suwon Fortress illuminating Suwon City creates a warm and beautiful image. The whole experience only lasts 20 minutes, including the ascent and descent, but it’s enough to appreciate the magnificent spectacle of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, the new city dreamt and built by King Jeongjo. The ticket office for Flying Suwon is situated just opposite Changnyongmun Gate of Suwon Hwaseong Fortress. It is open all year round, except during heavy rainfall or strong winds.   Travel Information-Address: Changnyongmun Information Center and Public Toilets, 697, Gyeongsu-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-247-1300- Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 on Weekdays/ 10:00-22:00 on Weekends and Holidays (Opening hours cane be changed depending on the season and weather condition.)  - Admission: Adults - KRW 18,000, Youth - KRW 17,000, Children - KRW 15,000- Home page: www.flyingsuwon.com  ​TIP. Tickets are only available at the ticket office. (Visitors cannot book for a fixed time or reserve a ticket by the Internet.) As there is often a long queue for Flying Suwon especially at weekends, it is advisable to schedule your trip accordingly.Course 6. Korean Archery Experience, an exciting experience that requires all your strengthNow the site of Korean archery experience along with a popular experience center and a recreation space, Yeonmudae Post used to be a martial arts training ground filled with the shouts of soldiers during the reign of King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty. Here you will see adults and children aiming for the bullseye with a serious look, drawing bows and shooting their arrows heavily with shouts of frustration or triumph. The center offers ten minutes of training in archery and the basic postures to children and beginners. The café on the 2nd floor terrace overlooking the archery range is a good place to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching people trying their hand at archery. Travel Information - : Yeonmudae Post at Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, 8, Changnyong-daero 103beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si - Tel: +82-31-255-8910 - Opening Hours: Summer Season (March ~ October) - 09:30~17:30 / Winter Season (November ~ February) - 09:30~16:30 (Closed at Lunchtime - 12:30~13:30) - Admission: KRW 2,000 for 1 session (10 arrows) - TIP: Admission allowed from the age of 7. Closed depending on the weather.   -----------------------------------------------------------------Useful Tips for Walking Tourists  TIP 1. Watching the 24 Martial Arts performance  The area in front of Sinpungnu Gate at the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress is full of shouts of concentration at 11 o’clock in the morning. Chopping pieces of bamboo or several stacks of straw in half seemingly with little more than a rapid flick of the wrist, martial artists demonstrate their skills, which are as light as a feather and as elegant as a ballet dance. This performance, which offers a great spectacle for about 30 minutes free of charge, is a highly recommended attraction. The 24 Martial Arts are the 24 different kinds of martial arts recorded in Muyedobotongji, which was published by two scholars of Silhak, Lee Deok-mu and Park Je-ga, and the master of martial arts Baek Dong-su, at the order of King Jeongjo in 1790. The soldiers of the Jang-yong military camp stationed in Hwaseong Fortress were trained to a high level in these 24 martial arts. Travel Information - : In front of Sinpungnu Gate at the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress, 825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do - Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00~11:30 (Closed on Mondays) - Admission: Free   TIP 2. Let’s discover the Suwon Hwaseong Museum, too! Located near Suwon Fried Chicken Street, the Suwon Hwaseong Museum introduces the fascinating history of the construction of Hwaseong Fortress and King Jeongjo’s trip to Suwon. It takes about 1 hour to view all the exhibits in the exhibition halls on the 1st and the 2nd floors.   Travel Information - Address: Suwon Hwaseong Museum, 21, Changnyong-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-228-4242 - Opening Hours: 09:00 ~ 18:00 (Last admission: 5pm), Closed on the first Monday of each month - Admission: Adults - KRW 2,000, Youth & Soldiers - KRW 1,000, Children and Senior - Free   TIP 3. Suwon Gongbang Street, a different kind of attraction Suwon Gongbang Street is full of workshops for enamel, wood, ceramic and other crafts, as well as lots of interesting objects, food and snack stalls, and coffee shops. You can take a look around shops selling charming items and accessories, and have a cup of coffee at a café. You will find Gongbang Street by walking along Haenggung-ro in the left facing Sinpungnu Gate at the Temporary Palace at Hwaseong Fortress   

WriterAdministratorDate07/08/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Siheung]
[Healing] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Siheung]

Quick View of the Course   Recommendation!​* Do you want to have some exciting experiences?* Do you want to eat lots of fresh seasonal seafood?   Intro You don’t have to drive a car for a few hours to see the sea. Seoul Subway Line 4 will take you to Oido Station, and from there you can take a bus to reach Oido Island within 30 minutes. Oido Island, which is now attached to the mainland, offers a variety of attractions and experiences including picking surf clams from the tideland, experiencing shell crafts at Oido Marine Park, touring Oido Island on an eco-bike, taking photos against the background of a red lighthouse, and taking photos of the sunset over Oido Island, and so on.The island is also known for its many gourmet attractions including its fish market, raw fish restaurants, other delicious restaurants, cafes, and much more. Oido Island’s grilled clams is already hugely popular. After enjoying the tideland experience, why not end your trip with a delicious dish of grilled clams. You can spend a profitable day visiting all the interesting attractions of Oido Island, starting from Okgudo Urban Nature Park, which was once an island, and finishing with Oido Island’s grilled clams. Let’s go now!   Highlights - Picking surf clams from the tideland.- Enjoying grilled clams and a refreshing drink with friends. - Taking a photo of the fantastic sunset with the red lighthouse as the backdrop.   ---------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Okgudo Urban Nature Park with an open view of the west sea (Seohae) Okgudo Urban Nature Park, which used to be Okgudo Island, is a small and cozy park. On the top of a small mountain is Okgujeong, (also known as Nakjodae), which overlooks the sea of Incheon, Sihwa Embankment, and Daebudo Island. It takes about an hour to reach Okgujeong and look around the theme gardens, including the rose garden and the Korean garden. As the park has a Forest Library and also runs a forest interpretation program, it’s the ideal place for family outings. You can take a bus (toward Oido Island) from Oido Station to get to the park.   Travel Information - Address: 58, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-310-2410 (Park Management Division of Siheung City) - Opening Hours: N/A - Admission: Free  Course 2.  Matjarang, a restaurant famous for its generous servings of refreshing clam noodle soup and seafood noodle soup  The embankment encloses three sides of Oido Island. The embankment is lined with 52 streetlamps, and you will find the Matjarang in front of the 52nd streetlamp. Matjarang is well-known for its grilled clams, clam noodle soup and seafood noodle soup made with clams, octopus, etc., all of which are so good that customers often having difficulty choosing between them. If you’re hungry, seafood noodle soup is recommended, but if you fancy a more refreshing dish, clam noodle soup is highly recommended.   Travel Information - Address: 253, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-434-9229 - Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 - Menu: Clam noodle soup (KRW 7,000), seafood noodle soup (KRW 11,000), seafood and green onion pancake (KRW 15,000), grilled clams (KRW 50,000)  Course 3. Red lighthouse, a famous attraction situated on the embankment road of Oido Island Let’s walk along the embankment on Oido Island! You can see observation platforms, rest area, sculptures, photo zones, and other interesting attractions. Refresh yourself with the open view of the sea and the tideland. Oido Marine Observatory, which was converted from an old navy guard ship, and the red lighthouse, which is located in the middle of the embankment road, are the most popular photo sites in Oido Island. Visitors are recommended to rent a bike and enjoy an invigorating ride along the bike path on the embankment.   Travel Information - Address: (Red lighthouse) 175, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-319-0205 - Opening Hours: N/A - Admission: Free Course 4.  Tideland Experience and Fish Market, collect surf clams and enjoy seasonal seafood The tideland at Oido Island yields an abundance of surf clams. The Tideland Education and Experience Center run by Oido Fishing Village is situated at the end of the embankment in front of the red lighthouse. The center provides a variety of experience programs including opportunities to dig clams out of the tideland, sledge on the tideland, enjoy water activities, play football and kickball on the tideland, or simply go fishing. The tideland experience is subject to tidal times, so please inquire for details in advance. Situated near the embankment, the fish market run by the Oido fishing village sells freshly-caught seasonal seafood at very reasonable prices. Travel Information- Address: (Red lighthouse) 175, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-319-0205 Tideland Education and Experience Center - Opening Hours: Depends on the tide. - Experience Program Fee: Clam gathering experience – KRW 7,000 for Adults, KRW 5,000 for middle school students and younger children.   Course 5. Grilled Clams, a fantastic combination with soju It’s great fun to enjoy grilled clams beneath the beautiful sunset over Oido Island, which is crowded with restaurants specializing in grilled clams. Recently, the restaurants have been attracting many younger people with their new and innovative menus. Unlimited servings of grilled fresh clams along with various side dishes are available at KRW 25,000 per person. The set menu of sliced raw fish and grilled clams is a famous and highly appreciated family menu. You can choose a grilled clam restaurant according to your taste among the wide variety of restaurants with unique menus such as grilled clams with Mozzarella cheese, which are loved by children, and pen shell pasta.       ---------------------------------------------------------- Useful Tips for Walking Tourists Tip 1. Free experience program with seashells at Oido Marine Observatory Oido Marine Observatory boasts an open view of the sea and an audiovisual reference room where visitors can learn all about the tideland ecology, and also runs a free hands-on program that allows visitors to make an attractive key ring with seashells. Why not make a pretty key ring using seashells and a conch as a gift for your beloved.   Travel Information - Address: (Oido Marine Observatory) 240, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do - Opening Hours: 10:00 -17:00, Closed on Mondays - Admission: FreeTip 2. Tour of Oido Island by Eco-bikeAnyone who can ride a bike is highly recommended to take a bike ride around Oido Island on an electric-powered Eco-bike. The bike rental shop runs three bike courses. Course 1, which follows the Sihwa embankment road (Sihwa Tidal Power Plant), is the most popular one among visitors to the island.   Travel Information- Address: 195, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-1577-7905 - Opening Hours: Weekdays - 13:00-21:00, Weekends and Holidays - 12:00-21:00 (Closed on Mondays) - Fee: KRW 10,000 per hour   Tip 3. Donkey Coffee, enjoy a cup of coffee beneath the beautiful sunset Donkey Coffee is a café with impressive white walls, discretely located in a quiet corner of the Oido embankment. From the 2nd floor of the café you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of the fantastic sunset and take a photo of the picturesque landscape. Travel Information- Address: 223, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-503-3820 - Opening Hours: 10:30-22:30, open all year round - Menu: Americano (KRW 3,800), Cappuccino / Café Latte (KRW 4,300), Café Mocha (KRW 4,800), Baguette Ball Bread / Honey Butter Bread (KRW 6,500)                             

WriterAdministratorDate07/07/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Yangju]
[Arts & Cultur] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Yangju]

 Quick View of the Course   * You can take bus No. 360 at Exit 2 of Gupabal Station on subway line 3 to get to Jangheung. Although there are also other buses (No. 19 and No. 15), they are infrequent.   * When you get off bus No. 360 in Jangheung, you will see the NongHyup building with a two-way street situated on the right. It is more advisable to walk along the path running alongside Seokhyeoncheon Stream with its grassy scent than along the busy main road.   Recommendation! * Are you planning a trendy, emotional trip? * Do you want to take beautiful photos for Instagram?   Intro   If you want to enjoy a picnic and an exhibition to recharge your artistic sensitivity at the weekend, Jangheung is the ideal place for you. Located in Jangheung-myeon, Yangju City, the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City and Gana Art Park offer unique charms amid green grassy fields and clear water at the foot of a mountain. In particular, the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City is a popular destination with a trendy museum building and a beautiful sculpture park, photos of which frequently appear on the Internet, including Instagram and blogs. Here you will be able to appreciate a surprising variety of modern artworks while relaxing in a field of grass in the sculpture park. It takes about 20 minutes by bus to reach the museum from Subway Line 3 Gupabal Station, where a large shopping mall is also situated. Tourists can walk to the museum, gallery, and theme park easily as they are all about five to 10minute-walk from each other. It’s the ideal attraction to visit as a one-day course in a clean, natural environment. Highlights -Enjoy views of the natural surroundings through the large windows of the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City.-Take a nap on a mat in the sculpture park at the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City. ​-Dip your feet into the cool valley water and enjoy a whole chicken soup with rice by the waterside.  <Introduction of the Course>---------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Cheongam Folk Museum, where you can take great photos for Instagram! The Cheongam Folk Museum is full of interesting retro backdrops for interesting photographs, including a blacksmith’s workshop, images of children in an old classroom, a house with a conventional type of kitchen and toilet, and other exhibits - such as real-size human models - that attract both youth and adults wishing to discover quite a unusual attractions or look back on the past. Enjoy taking photos at the museum as if you were part of the exhibits, whether sitting in front of a shoeshine boy or wearing a black school uniform! The extensive wildflower garden is another attractive feature of the Cheongam Folk Museum. Travel Information-Address: 83-5, Gwonyul-ro, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-855-5100 - Opening Hours: 10:00~18:00- Admission: Adults - KRW 5,000, Children - KRW 3,000 Course 2. Gana Art Park - become an artist today!Gana Art Park exhibits beautiful sculptures in its green grassy fields, and plays the roles of an art theme park, a rest area, an exhibition space, and an art experience workshop. Each of its small, colorful buildings holds an interesting exhibition to discover. The Red Space, resembling a huge red box, holds special exhibitions by modern artists, while the Blue Space, resembling a blue box situated next to the Red Space, displays drawings and engravings by Picasso, and photographs by André Valère. In addition, various buildings around the beautiful sculpture park offer different exhibitions. The benches in the sculpture park are a great place to relax and rest your feet after visiting the exhibitions.    Travel Information-Address: 117, Gwonyul-ro, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-877-0500- Opening Hours: Weekdays - 10:00-18:00, Weekend - 10:00-19:00- Ticketing Time: One hour before closing time.- Admission: Adults - KRW 8,000, Youth – KRW 7,000, Children – KRW 6,000Course 3.   Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City, an art park for a picnicThe highlight of the Jangheung Art Tour is the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art, whose beautiful exterior appeals to couples and young people. The museum building, gently placed on a green grassy hill, is designed to look like wrinkled white paper. It’s labyrinth-like interior displays artworks by various modern artists including Chang Ucchin, while its huge, luminous glass windows seem to invite the natural outdoor environment into the interior.  The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) selected the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City as one of the “Eight Greatest New Museums”. It is said that the museum has the shape of a knot of several layers when viewed from above, as well as the shape of a crouching tiger. The museum harmonizes with its sculpture park, situated across the bridge below which water flows. You will see many people enjoying a nap or a picnic on the grass amid the relaxing atmosphere of the museum. Artist Chang Ucchin (1917 ~ 1990) pursued simple lines and colors, and was known for his love of children and animals. The Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City owns 362 of Chang’s artworks, and also exhibits various works by modern artists. Travel Information-Address: 193, Gwonyul-ro, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-8082-4245- Opening Hours: 10:00~18:00- Ticketing Time: One hour before the closing time- Admission: Adults - KRW 5,000, Youth – KRW 1,000, Children – KRW 1,000 Course 4. Kkaman Gulttuk, a Korean restaurant offering a delicious meal above cool valley waterAt the Kkaman Gulttuk, the large, low wooden bench perched above clear valley water is the perfect place to enjoy whole chicken soup with rice and a glass of makgeolli (rice wine) amid the cool summer breeze. Visitors can also play safely in the water, which is only knee deep. These kinds of restaurants are many nearby, so you can go anywhere. Travel Information-Address: 74, Gwonyul-ro, Jangheung-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-855-1761- Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00- Menu: Whole chicken soup with rice and medicinal herbs (KRW 50,000), Spicy chicken stew (KRW 50,000), Acorn jelly salad (KRW 15,000), Potato pancake (KRW 15,000), Seafood and green onion pancake (KRW 15,000)* Prices are subject to change in the summer high season.  < Useful Tips >-----------------------------------------------------------------Useful Tips for Finding Unique Photo SpotsTIP 1. Take photos against the backdrop of beautiful sculptures in the sculpture park at Gana Art Park!The sculpture park of Gana Art Park displays about fifty sculptures by major Korean artists such as Moon Shin, Choi Jongtae, and Han Jin-sub, as well as works by international modern sculptors including Antoine Bourdelle, Joel Shapiro, Marc Quinn, and Philippe Perrin. All of your photos can be a work of art with these wonderful artworks in the background.TIP 2. A trip to the past at Cheongam Folk MuseumYou can fully enjoy a whole day by taking interesting photos with a retro-style exhibition at the Cheongam Folk Museum, which is full of daily scenes from Korea’s past.TIP 3. Take photos of the beautiful natural environment at the Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City!The Chang Ucchin Museum of Art Yangju City is characterized by its huge luminous glass windows, which offer wide-open views of the surrounding natural scenery. The white museum building harmonizes nicely with the green scenery and the artworks seen through the glass windows contrasting with the nature look more impressive.   

WriterAdministratorDate07/06/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Yangpyeong]
[Healing] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Yangpyeong]

Quick View of the Course   * You can take a bus to Yongmunsa Temple (No. 7, No. 7-4, or No. 7-8) from the bus stop right in front of Yongmun Station on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line. However, on Fifth-day market (5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th of each month), you will have to walk for about 5 minutes to the Yongmun Intercity Bus Terminal to take a bus.   Recommendation! * Are you a new couple who want to get closer to each other? * Do you want to take unique and dynamic photos with your friend for Instagram?   Intro Enjoy taking some funny and lively snapshots at the Youth Memories of Retro Museum! The museum offers visitors an opportunity to wear old school uniforms of the 1970s and ’80s and take amusing photos of themselves on special sets. Young people who haven’t experienced those days will discover the lifestyle of the time, while older people can recall fond memories of their youth at this retro museum filled with the analog sensibility of the 1970s and ‘80s. Nearby tourist attractions include the Mural Village, which is decorated with interesting murals, and Yongmunsa Temple and its 1,100-year-old ginkgo tree, which attracts many visitors and photographers, especially in autumn, when its yellow leaves create a splendid scene. Since the opening of Yongmun Station on the Gyeongui-Jungang Line, the Yongmunsan Tourist Area has become a popular tourist destination thanks to its easy access to public transport.   Highlights - Take a photo of yourselves dressed in an old school uniform! - Enjoy the set menu with seasoned wild vegetables grown at Yongmunsan Mountain. - Make a wish on the largest ginkgo tree in the East at Yongmunsa Temple. <Introduction of the Course>---------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Youth Memories of Retro Museum, it’s time to slip back into the past! The Youth Memories of Retro Museum will take you back into the past. This two-story museum has faithfully reproduced old buildings, spaces, streets and scenes of the 1970s and ‘80s in Korea, including a rice soup restaurant, tea house, school, train station, Go-Go dancing room, cinema, a scene of measuring the length of miniskirts, etc. It provides an old school uniform rental service so visitors can take photos of themselves dressed in a uniform, either in a classroom or on the railroad, or in other spaces with a fun atmosphere. It also offers various retro-plays such as Piling, Dalgona, Korean style hopscotch, Jegichagi and so on. At this museum, time flies as you take lots of fun photos and, if you’re old enough, reminisce about the past. Travel Information - Address: 620, Yongmunsan-ro, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-775-8907 - Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 - Admission: Adults - KRW 6,000. Children - KRW 5,000 - Website: http://retromuseum.co.kr/en   Course 2. Yongmunsan Jungang Restaurant, a Korean restaurant specializing in grilled bonnet bellflower roots, and a set menu with seasoned wild vegetables Yongmunsan Tourist Area has many restaurants specializing in set menus with seasoned wild vegetables. Each restaurant serves a unique set menu with generous servings. In particular, Yongmunsan Jungang Restaurant is famous for its approx. ten seasoned wild vegetables and its unique taste of soybean paste stew. It is advisable to order not only the set menu with seasoned wild vegetables but also the grilled bonnet bellflower roots. Travel Information - Address: 644, Yongmunsan-ro, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-773-3422 - Opening Hours: 09:00-19:00 - Menu: Set menu with seasoned wild vegetables (KRW 10,000), Set menu with seasoned wild vegetables and bonnet bellflower roots (KRW 13,000), Set menu with bulgogi and bonnet bellflower roots (KRW 17,000), Set menu with seasoned wild vegetables and spicy stir-fried pork (KRW 15,000), Korean set menu with mushroom stew – KRW 13,000   Course 3. Yongmunsan Mural Village, where water runs in the alleyway In Yongmunsan Mountain you can see water flowing steadily along the alleyway. But be warned! It is not real water but a trick painting that looks just like flowing water. The Yongmunsan Mural Village attracts many visitors with its interesting murals featuring trick art. The village’s buildings, including restaurants and accommodations, are decorated with pretty paintings of a cat, a girl, a puppy, and witty trick art images among other things. It is a popular spot to take interesting photos against the attractive background of mural paintings. Travel Information - Address: Sinjeom-ri Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-775-2074 Yongmunsan Tourist Information Center - Opening Hours: N/A - Admission: Free  Course 4. Ginkgo Tree at Yongmunsa Temple, making wishes for eternal love! After passing through Iljumun Gate at Yongmunsa Temple, it is recommended to take a walk along the dense forest road for about 15 minutes. If you walk along this flat road you will eventually come to a huge 1,100-year-old gingko tree that was bestowed a high ranking position during the reign of King Sejong. This ancient ginkgo tree, which is also called a “Sinmok ( divine tree)” or “Yeongmok (sacred tree),” is surrounded by a protective fence on which many wish notes are attached, including wishes for eternal love. Travel Information - Address: Yongmunsa Temple, 782, Yongmunsan-ro, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-773-3797 - Opening Hours: N/A - Admission: Adults - KRW 2,500, Youth & Soldiers - KRW 1,700, Children – KRW 1,000   <Useful Tips>----------------------------------------------------------------- Useful Tips for Walking Tourists Tip 1. Doap Coffee, a chic café in a village Doap Coffee is just two or three minutes-walk from Yongmun Intercity Bus Terminal. With a stylish interior resembling a hotel lobby with whole glass windows, it consists of two floors – a large space on the 1st floor and a cozy space with a comfortable sofa on the 2nd floor. The coffee shop is decorated with various pot plants including cactus, as well as grey and violet-colored furniture, and exudes a refined atmosphere. Equipped with a large coffee roasting machine in a corner, Doap Coffee offers delicious, aromatic coffee. Travel Information- Address: 333, Yongmun-ro, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-774-0705 - Opening Hours: 11:00 - 21:00 - Menu: Americano - KRW 4,500, Flat White - KRW 5,500, etc. The price differs depending on the type of coffee bean.   Tip 2. Let’s visit Yongmun Fifth-day Market If you fancy a trip to Yangpyeong, why not go when the Yongmun Fifth-day Market is open! You can visit the market near Yongmun Station and then go to the Yongmunsan Tourist Area. The market sells all kinds of interesting items and foods.  - Address: Damun-ri, Yongmun-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do- Market Days: 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th of each month      

WriterAdministratorDate07/05/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Yeoju]
[Arts & Cultur] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Yeoju]

Quick View of the Course    * King Sejong Tour Bus: The King Sejong Tour Bus ticket allows tourists to travel freely around various attractions in Yeoju City all day long. The tour service operates roughly every hour and follow two routes - Route Ga and Route Na. Route Ga takes in Silleuksa Temple, Mok-a Museum, Gangcheon Reservoir, Gangcheon Island, and Hwanghaksan Arboretum, while Route Na includes the Yeongnyeongneung Royal Tomb (Tombs of King Sejong and Hyojong), Yeoju Reservoir, Ipo Reservoir, spicy buckwheat noodles village, and Godalsa Temple Site. In addition, bus users can transfer to another route at the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of King Sejong), Silleuksa Temple, and the Yeoju Fifth-day Market. You can find detailed information about the bus schedule on the Yeoju City Tourism Homepage. - Ticket Price: KRW 5,000 (KRW 4,000 for users who get on the bus at other tourist destinations, except Yeoju Station.) - Where to Buy a Ticket: Ticket Office or Bus Driver (Cash payment. If the bus is full, please use the next bus.) - Home page: www.yeoju.go.kr/main/culture/   * Recommended Course by Public Bus: Yeoju Bus Terminal -- (20 mins by bus) — the Yeongnyeongneung Royal Tomb (Tombs of King Sejong and Hyojong) --(40 mins by bus, bus transfer: once)—Silleuksa Tourist Area (Silleuksa Temple, Yeoju Museum, Dojasesang(a place for ceramics shopping and culture) --(15 mins by bus)-- Yeoju Bus Terminal   * Transportation: If you prefer to take a public bus rather than Yeoju City Tour Bus, it’s advisable to hop on a bus at Yeoju Bus Terminal. If you use the Gyeonggang Line, you can take bus No. 904, which runs about every hour, from Sejongdaewangneung Station to the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of King Sejong)   * Telephone Numbers for Taxi: Yeoju Taxi - +82-31-885-4197, Geogwang Taxi - +82-31-883-8000, GG Call - +82-1688-9999   * Yeoju City Tour Bus Schedule - Weekdays: Route Ga – Departure from Yeoju Station at 9:50~16:00, Route Na – Departure from Yeoju Station at 10:10~16:20 - Weekends: Route Ga – Departure from Yeoju Station at 9:35~15:35, Route Na – Departure from Yeoju Station at 10:10~16:10   Recommendation! * Do you fancy a walking tour to recharge yourself in Nature? * Are you interested in exploring a World Heritage Site and a thousand-year-old temple?   Intro Thanks to the opening of the Gyeonggang Line (KTX), travelers can now visit a wonderful World Heritage Site, the Yeongnyeongneung Royal Tomb (Tombs of King Sejong and Hyojong), more easily than before. While taking a leisurely stroll around the royal tombs set in a beautiful natural environment, why not ponder the dreams and ideas of Kings Sejong and Hyojong. The ‘King’s Forest Trail’, which connects the royal tombs of the two kings, is overshadowed by many large pine trees that create a truly majestic atmosphere. This beautiful walkway is designed for everyone, including the elderly and the infirm, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. At dusk, it is recommended to visit the 1,000-year-old Silleuksa Temple, which faces a splendid view of the Namhangang River, and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the river. Yeoju tourism promotes the concepts of exploration and relaxing tour based on leisurely walks around the area’s leading tourist attractions.   Highlights -Enjoy a therapeutic walk along the ‘King’s Forest Trail’ which connects two Joseon royal tombs, Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of Kinig Sejong) and Hyoreung Royal Tombs (Tombs of King Injong and Queen Inseong)-Try some boiled meat slices with a dish of Cheonseo-ri spicy buckwheat noodles.-Discover the treasures of Silleuksa Temple. <Introduction of the Course>---------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Yeongnyeongneung Royal Tomb (Tombs of King Sejong and Hyojong), travel back in time to an era of great kingsKing Sejong the Great, widely known as the creator of Hangeul(Korean alphabet), is the greatest and most special king of Joseon Dynasty in the eyes of the Korean people. Yeoju is the place where King Sejong was laid to rest, leaving behind him many great and timeless achievements. There are many ways to get to the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of King Sejong), but the easiest way there is to take the city tour bus to the many attractions in Yeoju from Yeoju Station after arriving via KTX on the Gyeonggang Line. Upon arriving at the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of King Sejong), its peaceful and serene atmosphere will embrace you. Behind the tomb is a dense pine grove with an open view. Passing through the ‘King’s Forest Trail’ on the right, you will find the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of King Hyojong). Although King Hyojong devised a plan for a northern expedition to Manchu’s Qing Dynasty in order to avenge the defeat inflicted on Joseon by the Qing Invasion, the plan was never put into action, and he died at the young age of 41. The King’s Forest Trail, linking the two royal tombs, is a beautiful trail passing through large and splendid pine trees, and is said to resemble a dragon ascending to the sky. This trail, which takes 15 minutes to complete, is itself one of the excellent attractions of Yeoju. Furthermore, the nearby King Sejong the Great Museum displays interesting exhibits about King Sejong. Travel Information- Address: 269-50, Yeongneung-ro, Neungseo-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-880-4700 - Opening Hours: February ~ May - 09:00~18:00, June ~ August - 09:00~18:30, September ~ October- 09:00~18:00, November ~ January - 09:00~17:30 (Last admission one hour before closing time) - Admission: KRW 500 / Free – every last Wednesdays (Closed on Mondays) - Homepage: sejong.cha.go.kr Course 2. Ipo Reservoir, an open view of the Namhangang River It takes about 20 minutes to get from the Yeongnyeongneung Royal Tomb (Tombs of King Sejong and Hyojong) to Ipo Reservoir by city tour bus. Ipo Reservoir, one of three reservoirs built around the Namhangang River, is said to resemble a white egret ascending to the sky. Notably, the fine metal sculpture, which represents a white egret’s egg embracing the gate hoist to open and close the sluice, catches the eye. As the Namhangang River Bike Path passes through this area, many bikers like to take a short break at the reservoir. And as only walkers and bikers can travel along the road, it has a serene atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy and take photos of the panoramic view of the Namhangang River and Ipo Reservoir from the Ipo Reservoir Observatory. Also it’s worth having a cup of coffee at the observatory café while you enjoy the view. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Ipo Reservoir to Cheonseo-ri Makguksu (Buckwheat Noodles) Village. You can also reach the village by crossing Ipo Reservoir while enjoying the beautiful view of the Namhangang River, after getting off the bus at Ipo Reservoir bus stop.     Course 3. Cheonseo-ri Spicy Buckwheat Noodles, a fabulously tasty combination of chewy buckwheat noodles and spicy sauce! Spicy buckwheat noodles are not only Gangwon-do Province’s specialty, as many delicious spicy buckwheat noodles restaurants are also situated in Yeoju. Cheonse-ori Makguksu (Buckwheat Noodles) Village, which is home to famous restaurants such as Ganggye Bongjin Makguksu and Hongwon Makguksu, is always packed with visitors on weekdays and at weekends. In particular, Ganggye Bongjin Makguksu, well-known for its spicy North Korean-style buckwheat noodles, has become more famous since its appearance on the TV cooking program Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef Kings. The restaurant attracts many customers with its chewy buckwheat noodles, the refreshing taste of its radish water kimchi broth, and, especially, its unique sauce. It’s also recommended to try the boiled meat slices with mixed with the restaurant’s special sauce, mustard sauce, and salted shrimp.   Travel Information Ganggye Bongjin Makguksu-Address: 26, Cheonseori-gil, Daesin-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-882-8300 - Opening Hours: 10:30-20:00 - Menu: Spicy buckwheat noodles (KRW 8,000), Cold buckwheat noodles (KRW 8,000), Boiled meat slices (KRW 17,000)- Home page: www.강계봉진막국수.krHongwon Makguksu-Address: 12, Cheonseori-gil, Daesin-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-882-8259 - Opening Hours: 10:30-20:00 - Menu: Spicy buckwheat noodles (KRW 7,000), Cold buckwheat noodles (KRW 7,000), Boiled meat slices (KRW 15,000) Course 4. Silleuksa Temple, a Buddhist temple with a thousand years of history, and a splendid view of the Namhangang River Silleuksa Temple is well known for its wide open view of the river, setting it apart from most other temples which are usually situated deep inside a mountain. After passing by the riverside park with its green lawn and the Hwangpo Sailboat Quay and entering the temple site, you will see two pagodas near the riverside. The Multi-story Brick Pagoda of Silleuksa Temple, which served as a signpost for boatmen in the distant past, stands a magnificent 9.4 meters tall. In addition, the Three-story Stone Pagoda, built on the wide rock below the Brick Pagoda, offers an open view of the Namhangang River, while Gangwolheon Pavilion, situated to the right of the stone pagoda, was favored by writers who liked to get together and compose a poem. Gangwolheon Pavilion is a great place to take a break and enjoy the sight of a Hwangpo Sailboat (Yellow Hemp Sailboat) drifting along the river, while Silleuksa Temple is a tourist attraction where you can enjoy a leisurely walk around and explore various important treasures of the Goryeo Dynasty. The Silleuksa Tourist Area, an ideal destination for a family outing, also features some of Yeoju’s most interesting attractions, including Yeoju Museum, Dojasesang, and a large park. Travel Information -Address: 73, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-885-2505- Admission: Adults - KRW 2,200, Youth - KRW 1,700, Children - KRW 1,000- Home page: www.silleuksa.org Course 5. Yeoju Dojasesang, a hub of ceramic art offering diverse hands-on experience activities! ​You might be tempted to buy some beautiful ceramic wares at Dojasesang, which offers a variety of ceramic products characterized by refined and unique designs. The Bandal Art Museum holds various exhibitions relating to ceramics including special, planned and invitational exhibitions. Doyerang, a rest area in front of the museum, sells ceramic living wares, including ceramic mugs (at KRW 1,000) and tableware (KRW 2,000). Why not enjoy shopping at Dojasesang, the largest ceramic shopping mall in Korea!​The Yeoju Ceramic Festival is held every spring, while the River Market, a cultural market, is held on the second weekend of every month in Yeoju City.   - Address: 7, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel: +82-31-887-8232     ------------------------------------------------------------------ Useful Tips for Walking Tourists  TIP 1. Getting on a Hwangpo sailboatThe Hwangpo Sailboat (Yellow Hemp Sailboat) is a cruise ship that was built by reproducing one of the old boats with a yellow sail, the main means of river transportation during the Joseon Dynasty. Passengers can travel around Yeoju along the Namhangang River and appreciate, among other things, the beautiful scene of autumnal leaves at Silleuksa Temple from onboard the sailboat. Visitors can also take the boat at major tourist destinations in Yeoju, such as the riverside recreation area and the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of Kinig Sejong).  - Tel: +82-31-882-2206- Boat Fare: Round trip ticket - KRW 5,000~10,000 - Home page: www.yeoju.go.kr/main/culture/ (Yeoju Tourism) TIP 2. Enjoying a cup of tea at Yeoju Museum Yeoju is home to numerous cultural heritage sites including the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of Kinig Sejong), the Yeongneung Royal Tomb (Tomb of Kinig Hyojong), Silleuksa Temple, Prehistoric Site in Heunam-ri, Godalsa Temple Site, and the Birth Home of Empress Myeongseong. Yeoju Museum displays a collection of relics and folk materials excavated from these cultural heritage sites. If you are looking for a coffee shop with a stylish atmosphere around the Silleuksa Tourist Area, Yeoma-kwan Building of the Yeoju Museum is the place to go. The café is located on the 1st floor of the Yeoma-kwan Building, which won the Korean Architecture Award and was selected as one of the “seven best architectures of the year”. There is also a beautiful water space right in front of the café.  Travel Information   - Address: 6-12, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel: +82-31-887-3583 - Opening Hours: March~October 09:00-18:00 / November~ February 09:00-17:00 (Closed on Mondays) - Admission: Free - Home page: www.yeoju.go.kr/museum                                                                                         

WriterAdministratorDate07/04/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Paju]
[Arts & Cultur] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Paju]

Quick View of the Course    * There is a Red Bus stop near Exit 1 of Hapjeong Station. You should check the separate line for bus No. 2200. You can also board the bus near Hongik University Station.   Recommendation! * Would you like to spend a weekend reading books in a book café? * Do you like visiting popular cultural playgrounds? IntroPaju Book City is a great place for bookworrms and culture vultures. The city is known as the Mecca of the publishing industry as it is packed with dozens of publishing houses placed in beautiful buildings, and there are museums, art centers, book cafes, and bookstores as well. Even if you don’t read books, you will surely be impressed by the Forest of Wisdom, which features bookshelves that are 8 meters high and over 3 kilometers long, as well as tables and seats available for reading 24/7 all year round.   In addition, every building has its own unique architectural features, so it’s highly recommended  for an architecture tour course. You can get on a nonstop bus at Hongik University Station or Hapjeong Station on Subway Line No. 2 to get to Paju Book City in just 30 minutes. Half a day of leisurely strolling is enough to see the whole area. In addition, various cultural events are held frequently in Paju Book City, so it really is worth checking it out. Highlights Reading in the Forest of Wisdom in sunlight filtered in through the wide windowLooking for treasured books in Munbal-ri Secondhand Book Street    ---------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. The Forest of Wisdom, Everyone’s Library Filled with books from the floor to the ceiling, the Forest of Wisdom is a relaxing cultural space on the theme of books. You will feel joyous simply upon seeing the huge, stylish bookshelves that you might expect to see only in a movie. Anyone can read books freely here by sitting down at a comfortable table in front of the bookshelf. Enjoy reading on a weekend afternoon by picking out a book appreciating the outside view from the window. The vast range of books, most of which have been donated by scholars, intellectuals, research institutes and publishing companies, are displayed separately in three sectors. In particular, Sector 3 contains cafes and comfortable seats for reading that are open 24/7 all year round.     Travel Information-Address: 1F, Bookcity Culture Foundation, 145 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do  - Tel: +82-31-955-0082  - Opening Hours: Sector 1 10:00~17:00; Sector 2 10:00~20:00; Sector 3 24/7 all year round  - Admission: Free - Website: http://www.pajubookcity.org/Main/en_Main  - TIP: There is no book lending service. All books must be returned to their original place.   Course 2. Hesse Coffee, a book café with a beautiful garden Paju Book City can also be thought of as a City of Book Cafes. There are lots of nice book cafes just about everywhere you look. As well as the book cafes operated by publishing companies under various themes, there are stylish cafes in libraries such as the Forest of Wisdom, and numerous galleries that offer a good environment for reading at weekends. Yolimwon Publishing Group runs Hesse Coffee, whose garden is very beautiful. You can get there from the second floor of the Pinocchio Museum or you can take the stairs on the left opposite the building. The café’s milk tea is famous and its desserts and cakes are also tasty. The garden on the second floor is lovely, while the third floor is quieter and commands a good view of Paju Book City.   Travel Information-Address: 2F, 156 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel.: +82-31-877-0500- Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-21:00; Weekends 10:00-22:00- Menu: Various kinds of coffee, milk tea, Ade, panini, slices of cake, etc.  Course 3.   Ttasungimi, a bakery famous for its house-made Korean beef burgers, ideal burgers for a quick grab Ttasungimi, a representative bakery of Paju Book City, bakes healthy bread with organic ingredients. Visitors are recommended to enjoy a cup of tea or a simple lunch at a book cafe. The Korean beef burgers served here will certainly fill your stomach – they’re prepared with Korean beef sirloin, pork, and vegetables. The bread is made with 100% organic wheat flour after 24 hours of low-temperature fermentation to create a silky texture. The watermelon bread is another very popular goodie baked at Ttasungimi, much appreciated for its unique and interesting appearance. The lines on the bread are made with squid ink, the green part is made with chlorella, and the red part is made with watermelon and strawberry juice concentrate that makes the bread smells strawberry.    Travel Information - Address: 1F, 220 Munbal-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel.: +82-31-8071-6071 - Opening Hours: 07:00-22:00  Course 4.  Munbal-ri Secondhand Book Street, travel in time with old books ‘A Secondhand Book Street in Paju Book City?’ People who want to visit the street are puzzled by the pretty building. ‘Secondhand Book Street’ is not really an alley crowded with secondhand bookstores but the alternative name of the Book Café Blue Box. The interior is decorated with a slate roof, clapboard house and wooden columns like a miniature of a secondhand bookstore alley, and the shelves are jam-packed with secondhand books. It looks like the owner of the cafe eagerly wants to treasure the disappearing secondhand bookstore alleys. There are also hideouts made of books here and there, so look around carefully. Sofas are positioned inside to provide comfortable, cozy spaces for reading with views of the natural surroundings outside the window. There is also a café at the entrance where you can read books while enjoying a drink. You can buy secondhand books, too, of course. Besides this place, there are several great secondhand bookstores in Paju Book City, including Bomulseom (A treasure Island) run by The BeautifulStore Foundation and , the Lee(李) family’s Old Bookstore where you can enjoy an interesting time browsing around.   Travel Information -Address: 240-21, Munbal-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do  - Tel: +82-31-955-7440 - Opening Hours: 10:00~19:00 (Closed on the first Monday of every month)  Course 5. Mimesis Art Museum, take a trip into the world of light art Mimesis Art Museum boasts an exterior art garden with a green lawn, while its interior is a pure white world. One exhibition room is large enough to give a magnificent feeling and the various kinds of curved surfaces are impressive. The Mimesis Art Museum is a masterpiece of the architect Álvaro Siza, who is said to be the last great maestro of modernist architecture. Be sure to take a good look around the inside and outside of the building as the building g itself will give you as much pleasure as the exhibits. It takes about 30 minutes to tour the inside and outside of this 3-story building, whose calm and refined atmosphere is created by allowing in as much natural light as possible.  Travel Information-Address: 253 Munbal-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do  - Tel.: +82-31-955-4100 - Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Closed on Monday and Tuesday) - Admission: Adults KRW 5,000, Students KRW 4,000   <Useful Tips>-----------------------------------------------------------------  Useful Tips for Walking Tourists  TIP 1. Pyeonghwa Nuri Trail, Course 6If you leave the Mimesis Art Museum and walk in the direction of Simhakgyo Sageori, you will see a signpost reading ‘Pyeonghwa Nuri Trail’. You might like to walk for a while through the vast field covered with silver grass. The road leads to Jayu-ro, where you will find Borinoribook book café and the Paju Book City Neighborhood Park beside the road. Here you can enjoy the beautiful fair view and fresh wind.    TIP 2. Don’t miss the Pinocchio Museum The story of Pinocchio and his grandpa Geppetto brings everyone back to the innocence of childhood. Even adults will enjoy the more than 1,200 items of the museum’s Pinocchio collection. You can see each country’s own Pinocchio and the clothing and illustrations of the original storybook. The museum also runs an experience program that allows visitors to try their hand at carving a wooden Pinocchio doll, which is very popular with adults and children alike. Travel Information- Address: 152, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel.: +82-31-8035-6773 - Opening Hours: 10:00-18:30 (Closed on Mondays) - Admission: KRW 8,000 for the exhibition; KRW 15,000 for the exhibition + carving experience of Pinocchio - Website: www.pinocchiomuseum.co.krTIP 3. One night at Paju Book City? Try Bookstay JijihyangThe Forest of Wisdom is not the only attraction in the Bookcity Culture Foundation. The Hotel Jijihyang located on floors 2~4 of the center is organized on the theme of spending one night with books. There are no TVs in the guest rooms, so you can take a rest from TV and instead read the books placed in the bookcase at the recommendation of Jijihyang. In particular, the ‘Writer’s Room’, which is decorated with the complete works of Korean writers such as Park Wansuh and Ko Un, is a special space where you can immerse yourself in their literary world. The room is also good for a stay with children as the furniture and bedclothes are made of natural wood and environmentally-friendly materials.   Travel Information- Address: Bookcity Culture Foundation, 145 Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do - Tel.: +82-31-955-0090 - Room rates: KRW 120,000 ~ 140,000 (plus VAT 10%) - Website: http://www.jijihyang.com/Main/en_Main                                                                             

WriterAdministratorDate07/03/2018

Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Paju- Heyri]
[Arts & Cultur] Car-Free BMW Travel Course [Paju- Heyri]

Quick View of the Course    * There is a Red Bus stop near Exit 1 of Hapjeong Station. You will have to queue for the bus, and there is a separate waiting line for each bus number.   Recommendation! * Are you a lady who enjoys brunch and dessert? * Do you want to go shopping at a flea market and a trendy fashion mall at the same time?   Intro From sweet brunches and desserts to lovely and unique living sundries, Heyri knows what women love! Do you need more? Come to Provence Village. It’s all in one place to enjoy shopping, tasty food and various cultural experience programs like making perfume, costume play, etc. You can board a nonstop bus at Hongik University Station or Hapjeong Station on Subway Line No. 2, which will take you to Heyri in an hour, and Provence is 20 minutes’ walk away from Heyri. So it’s a good place for an outing without a car. Highlights Chatting over brunch on outdoor terrace like the heroines of ‘Sex and The City’  Buying various kinds of bread at famous bakeries in Paju Enjoying shopping at the Heyri Flea Market and Provence Village <Introduction of the Course>---------------------------------------------------------- Course 1. Brunch Café, enjoy an elegant brunch time on the terrace of a lovely café! Morning at the weekend is a happy time for having a tasty brunch of light sandwiches, pancakes, etc. with friends. In particular, the brunch at Heyri, an emotional art village, is really special. ‘In Square’ and ‘MARE 1992’ are well-known for each unique theme in Heyri. In Square became famous with dishes made of its own recipe. The café serves various menus and desserts that are popular with women, such as pancake and tiramisu. MARE 1992 serves an attractive brunch menu, including American brunch and bagel omelet brunch. Beside menu, the interior of the café itself furnished with antique furniture and props is more attractive. Let’s start a leisurely day eating brunch in a romantic space.  Travel InformationIn Square -Address: 21-6, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel.: +82-31-957-0896- Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-22:00; Weekends 10:00-22:00- Menu: Various kinds of sandwich, soufflé pancake, flat bread, pastas and salads, tiramisu, etc. - Price: Over KRW 20,000 per personMare 1992-Address: 27, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel.: +82-31-947-8716  - Opening Hours: Weekdays 09:30-22:00; Weekends 09:30-23:00 - Menu: Bagel omelet brunch, American brunch, Cajun curry rice, Set menu with bulgogi, etc.  - Price: Over KRW 13,000 per person  Course 2. White Block Art Center, a space of light amid nature Let’s go to the Art Center White Block after enjoying brunch. There are many galleries in Heyri and Provence, but the White Block Art Center stands from them because of the beautiful building. Most of the exterior of the building is made of glass, so the interior perfectly blend in with nature around the museum. Modern fine art exhibitions are held four or five times a year, and you can see the exhibition for free if you buy a drink in the café on the first floor.  Travel Information-Address: 72, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel.: +82-31-992-4400 - Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:30~18:30; Weekends and Holidays 10:30~19:00 - Ticketing time: Last admission one hour before closing time- Admission: KRW 2,000 (*Free if you buy a beverage in the café)- Home page: http://whiteblock.org   Course 3. Flea Market, targeting your taste refusing ready-made goods The Flea Market opens on weekends along the roadside in Heyri and in the middle of the grass. In particular, many sellers open their stalls in front of the Book House of Hangilsa. Don’t miss the Flea Market if you like hand-made accessories and fashion items. Sometimes it’s possible to find cheap but attractive items among the handicrafts, so be sure to look for a hidden treasure there.   Course 4. Provence Bakery & Cafe, Kiss Ring, a snack fit for the Pope! Now, let’s begin a joyful bread tour. First, let’s go to the Provence Bakery & Cafe to meet the Kiss Ring garlic bread, which became famous as a snack enjoyed by Pope Francis. Made with six cloves garlic from Seosan, it was selected for the Pope when he visited Haemieupseong Walled Town in Seosan, so it became known as ‘Pope’s Bread’. The perfect mix of crispy outside, slightly moist inside and the sweet flavor of garlic butter of Kiss Ring delights your taste buds.   Travel Information-Address: 59-29, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel.: +82-70-8778-3100- Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00- Menu: Kiss Ring garlic bread, Kiss Ring blueberry bread, etc.  Course 5.  Ryoo Jae-eun Bakery, a specialty in Provence made with an Authentic French Taste Let’s leave Heyri and visit the Ryoo Jae-eun Bakery, which makes a representative delicacy of Provence. If Kiss Ring bread is a kind of pastry with garlic butter, the garlic bread of Ryoo Jae-eun Bakery is the common baguette-style garlic bread. This great bread’s key point is to eliminate the odor of garlic with condensed milk, basil and parsley, and is sold right after it’s baked. The plain bread containing lots of blueberries is also very popular.   Travel Information -Address: 265, Yopung-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel.: +82-31-944-8107  - Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00- Menu: Garlic bread, blueberry plain bread, cream sauce ciabatta pizza, bacon roll, etc. - TIP: Ryoo Jae-eun Bakery shops are also situated at the entrance to Provence and in Heyri (34-1, Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do).   Course 6. Provence Village, in search of the romance of a village in France The village has an exotic atmosphere with charming European-style pastel-colored buildings that shakes women’s hearts. This emotional culture town filled with fashion shops, prop shops and galleries is even more beautiful at nighttime thanks to the splendid lighting. The garden in the center is always crowded with people taking photos, while the frescos and sculptures make the village look even more romantic. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Heyri to Provence along the Garosugil (Heyri-ro) for about 10 minutes and then walk for 10 more minutes up the hill (Saeori-ro) on the right.   Travel Information -Address: 69, Saeori-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do- Tel.: +82-31-946-6353- Home page: www.provence.town  <Useful Tips>----------------------------------------------------------------- Useful Tips for Walking Tourists TIP 1. Don’t miss this place! The Museum of Modern History of KoreaFilled with old props from the basement to the third floor, the Museum of Modern History of Korea exhibits replicas of a pawnshop, radio shop, typewriter class, etc. that were common sights on the streets several decades ago. Visitors will have an interesting time regardless of their age at the museum, which has become a popular place in Heyri. You can experience wearing an old school uniform and take photos.  Travel Information-Address: 59-85 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do - Tel.: +82-31-957-1125 - Opening Hours: Weekdays 09:30~18:00; Weekends 09:30~19:00 (Closed on Mondays)- Admission: Adults KRW 7,000, KRW Children 5,000- Home Page: www.kmhm.or.krTIP 2. Package tour and free tour busThere are ticket offices at Gates 1 and 4 of Heyri. A package ticket including the museum, art center and tour bus is currently on sale at a reduced price. The mini tour bus, an electric vehicle, is the most convenient and comfortable way to enjoy Heyri. It is also possible to buy tickets at each exhibition center. TIP 3. Heyri Ceramics School, try your hand at making and painting pottery Let’s enjoy making a beautiful artwork with clay in Heyri, a town of art and romance. The Heyri Ceramics School provides you with an opportunity to make pottery using all five senses. The school is the largest in Heyri, and can accommodate up to 400 people at the same time. If you are short of time, you can choose short program; drawing pictures on ready-made ceramic mug cups or dishes, or coloring them. Visitors can experience the fun and excitement of making cups or dishes by turning the pottery wheel as well.   Heyri Ceramics School -Address: 1F, THE STEP building, 1652-34, Beopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do -Tel.: +82-31-941-2042 -Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00~17:00; Saturday 10:00~17:00 (Advanced reservations are required for weekdays; Closed on Sundays) -Admission: Pottery wheel KRW 20,000, Hand painting KRW 15,000 -Home Page: www.ceramicschool.co.kr  

WriterAdministratorDate07/02/2018

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