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Experience Gyeonggi-do’s thrilling activities!

WriterAdministratorDate06/14/2018

             -Gyeonggi-do's 6 Best Destinations for Exciting Sports and Leisure Activities-

June is the perfect month to enjoy leisure activities such as walking in the forest or swimming in a fresh, clean lake, or sports activities in even an indoor gym. After enjoying such activities, your body will feel lighter and your mind will be refreshed. Let’s go to Gyeonggi-do, a paradise for exciting sports and leisure activities! 


 

 

‘UIWANG Sky-rail’ for a beautiful “flight” over the lake 

 

A panoramic view of Wangsong Lake Campground from the starting deck. Two people grabs the straps and stretches their legs out, and fly the sky.


UIWANG Sky-rail is a zip wire that offers the thrill of speed and flying through the air. It was named ‘Sky-rail’ to match the image of Uiwang, a special railroad zone. The ride starts from a 41-meter-high tower on the hill above the Wangsong Lake Campground. Riders go up to the observatory in an elevator to enjoy the panoramic view of the Wangsong Lake area taking pictures, and when it’s their turn, they go up to the deck upstairs. Following the instructions of the professional guide, they put on safety gear, take a deep breath, and wait for the countdown. With the departure signal, the thrilling ride through the air starts at very high speed, and they will surely be amazed by both the rapid speed and the fantastic scenery below their feet. The ride travels a distance of about 350 meters to the Uiwang Rail Bike Ticket Office. Uiwang, one of the major themed tourist destinations in the metropolitan area, is packed with exciting tourist attractions including Wangsong Lake, Rail Bike, Wangsong Lake Campground, and Sky-rail.

 


Address: 307, Wangsongmotdong-ro, Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-8086-7371

Home page: http://uiwangpark.uuc.or.kr

Opening Hours: 09:00~18:00

Admission: KRW 15,000 (Uiwang Sky-rail is open to persons who are over the age of 8, at least 51 inches tall, and weigh between 66 and 220 pounds)

 


 

‘Camptong Island in Gapyeong’, a rising place for water leisure sports

A picture of the boat 'Camptong Island No.1' runs fast through the water. People's hair is blowing in the strong and cool wind.


Cheongpyeong Lake, set amid a magnificent mountain landscape, is classed ‘Scene1’ among the Eight Scenes of Gapyeong. The lake is not only one of the best driving courses in Korea but also offers various exciting water leisure sports activities including wakeboarding and a water park.

Three people with safety helmets and life vest are smiling to camera on the one of water attractions.

 

Camptong Island, the most popular place of Cheongpyeong Lake, attracts tourists with its variety of water attractions and play facilities including the Monster Slide, Air Bounce, Speed Boat, Partition Boat, etc. Moreover, Camptong Islandhasgained much more popularitythroughSNS. There are plans to double the area of the Water Park and build the Blob Jump and Maze Playground in 2018. The Lawn Plaza is a great place to relax enjoying a cup of coffee and the great view beneath a parasol. In addition, access to Cheongpyeong Lake has been improved recently with the opening of Gapyeongdaegyo Bridge.


Address: 976, Hoban-ro, Cheongpyeong-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-585-6000

Home page: http://www.camptong.com

Opening Hours: 10:00~17:00 (Water Leisure)

Admission: Off-season(until July 6) – Water Park: KRW 9,900, Water Leisure All-Day Ticket: KRW 69,000(Weekends)

    

 

 

Adventure in the Forest ‘Dynamic Eco Adventure ZIPLINE in Yongin’ 

 

A side view of a boy riding Dynamic Eco Adventure ZIPLINE. He wears safety helmet and gloves, grabs the straps and bends his knees a little.

 

Offering thrilling experiences in the forest, Dynamic Eco Adventure ZIPLINE in Yongin is an adventure-themed park that consists of a suspension bridge connecting two trees, a zip wire, and other exciting play features. These exciting adventure facilities are divided into three courses for different levels ranging from children to adults. After following the instructions of the safety personnel, children are required to wear a helmet and safety gear to experience the Monkey Course or the Chimpanzee Course, which consist in climbing a tree using safety hooks, avoiding obstacles, crossing a log bridge, and climbing a rope to the opposite side to ride a zip wire in the forest. The courses will help develop children’s patience and spirit of adventure, and let them fully enjoy their freedom with nature. 

A little boy with safety helemt is crossing a log bridge using safety hooks.  

In addition, the King Kong Course, which is recommended for Junior and High School students and adults, contains ascending and descending activities between trees at high heights. For those who fancy a more spectacular descent, a zip line is recommended. Zip liners can slide down through six courses from the top of the recreation forest. The last course, Albatross, offers the most thrilling experience. 



Address: 220, Chobu-ro, Mohyeon-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-1588-5219 Dynamic Ecotainment ZIPLINE YONGIN

Home page: http://yongineco.co.kr/adventure.php

Opening Hours: 09:20, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 (Saturdays and Sundays at 09:20 and 17:00)

Admission: Monkey Course - KRW 10,000 / Chimpanzee Course - KRW 10,000 / Monkey + Chimpanzee Course - KRW 14,000 / King Kong Course - KRW 14,000





‘Sports Monster in Hanam’, a new concept of sports theme park


A man is playing the Baseball game trying to throw a ball to screen as a pitcher.
 

Sports Monster is a new concept of sports and leisure theme park where visitors can use various play features and facilities even during the late hours after work, regardless of the weather for a certain number of hours at a flat rate. Users receive a wristband at the entrance that allows them to use the games and verify remaining hours of use. As there is often a queue for the most popular features, please check the Sports Monster Guide Map at the ticket office to use your time more efficiently.​   

 

 

 

A man is playing Taekwondo game  hitting the real sandbag in accordance with the character on the screen.

 

Sports Monster consists of 25 sports activities in four zones – Basic, Exciting, Adventure, and Digital. Of these, the Digital Zone is the most popular space, and its representative game is ‘Soccer,’ in which the player kicks the ball against the goalkeeper on the screen. Another popular game is ‘Baseball,’ in which the player becomes a legendary pitcher in a movie and faces the batsmen of the opposing team, enjoying the thrill of throwing the ball in the strike zone. Other interesting games include ‘Taekwondo’ which allows the user to kick the real sandbag in accordance with the character on the screen, and ‘ICAROS’, which is a simulation game.

 

 

Address: 4F, Starfield Building, 750, Misa-daero, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-8072-8502

Home page: http://www.sportsmonster.co.kr

Opening Hours: 10:00~21:00 (Weekends - 10:00~22:00)

Admission: Adults - KRW 24,000, Youth / Children - KRW 19,000 (basic time: 2 hrs)





‘Hantangang Sky Bridge in Pocheon’, a trek along a basalt canyon


People are enjoying the open view of Hantangang River on the Sky Bridge. The scale of bridge is huge and the transparent glass part of the middle of bridge gives a thrill


The Sky Bridge is located in a canyon with columnar joints near the Hantangang River. Visitors can reach the Sky Bridge by following the spiral access road and crossing the canyon. Its upper part is made of transparent glass, giving visitors a thrilling view of the Hantangang River and the magnificent scenery of the basalt canyon far below their feet.

 

 



A side view of Sky Bridge feels like a kind of city bridge of US. and peaple are trekking along 'Bidulginang Circle Course’.

Diverse trekking courses are also available at the Sky Bridge, and of them, ‘Bidulginang Circle Course’ which includes Hantangnag Byeorut-gil and Meonguri Canyon is recommended. This course is well known for Korea’s only basalt canyon, so is appreciated for its unique geological features and magnificent landscape. The trekking course is about 6km long and takes about 2 hours. Furthermore, Bidulginang Falls, situated next to the Sky Bridge, is a great place to escape the heat amid picturesque scenery. 

 


Address: 207, Bidulginang-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-538-2114

Home page: http://www.pocheon.go.kr/ktour/index.do

 

 

 


‘Roller Beat in Goyang’, a retro play with roller skates


A family is riding roller skates in the Roller Beat decorated with retro atmosphere lights and music.

Roller skating has become popular again since a TV entertainment program introduced this retro activity. Roller Beat in Goyang City, the start of this retro syndrome, offers a spacious track with colorful lighting at a reasonable admission fee that includes the safety equipment rental charge. Ever since Kim Gun-mo, a famous Korean singer-songwriter, appeared at Roller Beat in the Korean TV entertainment program My Little Old Boy, it has attracted many roller skaters, and other rinks benchmarked to it have been opened around the country, too.

A few kids are riding the roller skates with safety gears and enjoying it without any disharmony. ​ 

 

Roller Beat also offers skating lessons for beginners. Visitors will enjoy roller skating with exciting music and colorful lights. Who knows, you might get to skate alongside Kim Gun-mo today? What about visiting Roller Beat in retro outfit to enjoy yourself?

 


Address: B1, 27, Haengsin-ro 143beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

Inquiries: +82-31-973-4400

Opening Hours: 10:00~22:00

Admission: Children - KRW 8,000, Adults - KRW 10,000 (Time: 2 hrs, equipment rental charge for roller skates and helmet included.)