Recommended Travel Info. – Gyeonggi Global https://english.gg.go.kr Global Inspiration, Global Gyeonggi Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:54:39 +0000 ko-KR hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Korea Comics Museum https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6947/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6947/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:53:48 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6947

Location

Korea Manhwa Content Agency 529-2, Sang-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-city

Inquiries 

032-310-3091 

Homepage 

www.komacon.kr/museum/ 

The Korea Comics Museum is the first to exclusively feature comics in Korea, and has been expanded and moved to be reborn as the Museum “Comics Kyujanggak.” Museum “Comics Kyujanggak” is now in the Bucheon Movie Cultural Complex, and showcases a number of comics related materials from the 1900s to the latest works that are familiar to today’s children.

 

 

http://www.bucheon.go.kr/site/homepage/menu/viewMenu?menuid=002003002002

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Gaetgol Ecological Park https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6943/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6943/#respond Tue, 13 Dec 2016 03:51:17 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6943 Preserving the mystery of a wetland

Siheung Gaetgol Ecological Park is a beautiful spot where you can feel the sentiment of an old salt farm in a unique basin wetland, the only one of it’s kind in Gyeonggi-do. It appears that the ecosystem is well maintained here as it is inhabited by diverse salt plants and diverse amphibian animals like sand crabs and many different fish.
In order to preserve the ecosystem of this singular basin wetland and its rare animals and plants, Siheung City plans to develop the area into a representative eco-tour course by building an Ecological Park by 2010, which will connect the seashore and inland.

     Salt warehouse that cherishes____________     Experiencing salt pan

 

     Red-foot sand crabs seen in Gaetgol______     Gaetgol Ecosystem Study Grounds 

 

Location

Siheung Gaetgol Ecological Park and surrounding area

Event

Schedule August

How to Come

Subway : Subway Line No. 4 : City local bus line No. 25 after getting off at Oido-Jeongwang Stn
Bus : 11-2(Yeongdeungpo Stn), 30-7(Ansan Stn), 32(Myeonghak Stn),61(Bucheon Stn), 63(Sosa Stn) get off at Jinmal Elementary School

Use Information

031) 310-6730(Siheung Cultural Development Division)

 

http://www.siheung.go.kr/english/gaetgol-ecological-park/

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Saenggeumjib https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6934/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6934/#respond Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:24:48 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6934

Siheung-si Local Relics No. 7
Location : 597 Jukryul-dong, Siheung 

 

Saenggeumjib is a residence where 12 generations of the Geumnyeong Kim family lived in. Although reconstructed in 2005, they tried to keep as much of the original state as possible, the original house was built in 1913. This house is a great representation of the typical household in the area. It shows how a family living near the sea made their living and what their standards of living were.

 

 

 

 

http://www.siheung.go.kr/english/saenggeumjib/

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Lotus Theme Park https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6933/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6933/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:07:03 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6933

         Entrance to Lotus Theme Park____________Lotus Flower Pond Reflecting Sky

 

        Beautiful Lotus Flowers__________________Lotus Flowers in Full Bloom

 

Over 500 Years of Old Lotus Land

Gwangokji cherishes a legend that Hi-maeng Kang, a noted official and scholar suring the early Chosun dynasty, started cultivating lotus by bringing in lotus flower seeds from Nanjing, China he visited in 1463 (9th year of King Sejo reign) by envoy.

To cherish the symbolic and historic value of Gwangokji, Siheung City built the Lotus Theme Park on a 10 ha wide land. Promenades and bike routes have been built along the perimeter making access easy for people. Lotus flowers start blooming in mid July and reach full blossom in mid to late August, but they are enjoyed till mid to late September.

 

 

Location
208 Hajung-dong, Siheung

How to Come
City Local Bus : 61(Bucheon Stn) , 63 (Sosa Stn), 25 (Oido Stn, Jeongwang Stn)
Seated city bus line 1 or Village bus line 1-1
10 minutes eastward from Gwangokji Villagel

Use Information
031) 310-6180 (Siheung City Agriculture Technology Center)

 

http://www.siheung.go.kr/english/lotus-theme-park/

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Mok-A Buddhist Museum https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6920/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6920/#respond Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:55:23 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6920  

 

Introduction  

The Mok-A Buddhist Museum houses the Intangible Cultural Property No. 108. The collection of over 6,000 Buddhist relics are collected by Mok-A Park Chan-su. The three-stories museum (3 floors on the ground and 1 floor on the under) displays Buddhist paintings, statues and other Buddhist relics and crafts. Outside there is a sculpture park complete with Buddhist sculptures and statues. Of the artifacts on display at the museum, three are national treasures. The majority of the other items are those that have been handed down in various temples throughout the country for many years. Despite your religion or beliefs, the museum offers you the opportunity to witness traditional culture. 

 

Information  

 

Location   

395-2 Iho-ri, Gangcheon-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

Telephone

82-31-885-9952

 

Admissions 

Individual

– Adults : 5,000 won 

– Young Adults : 3,000 won

– Students : 4,000 won

 

Groups (20 or more)

– Adults : 4,000 won

– Young Adults : 2,000 won

– Students : 3,000 won

 

Parking 

Capacity: 20 compact cars, 50 larger cars (Parking is free) 

 

Website 

http://www.moka.or.kr/main/main.php 

 

http://www.yeoju.go.kr/culture/content/view/2/menu/2596?contentIdx=171&lang=en#thum 

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Wolgot Estuary https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6916/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6916/#respond Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:21:03 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6916 Air Full of Sea Scent Wolgot Estuary

Wolgot Estuary cherishing leisure and comfort exclusive to the west sea offers fish brought fresh from the sea by fishing boats coming to the port at full tide. The fish is sold at occasional auctions throughout the day.
Marine World inside Wolgot Estuary offers pleasure to many tourists with 15 amusement facilities, including Viking, Bumper Car, and Magic Space, in addition to European style restaurants.

 

                    Boats Coming Back Full of Joy____________Marine World 

 

Location
820-4 Wolgot-dong, Siheung

How to Come
Cross-country bus, Airport bus : get off at Dalwol Gas Station
City local bus line Nos. 23(Oido Stn), 32(Myeonghak Stn), 35, 76(Ansan Station), 63(Sosa Stn)
City local seated bus line Nos. 510(Yeongdeungpo Stn)

Use Information
031) 318-3300 (Wolgot Fishery Mart, Ongjin Fishery Cooperative)
031) 318-4409 (Wolgot Fishery Cooperative)
031) 318-0300 (Marine World)

 

http://www.siheung.go.kr/english/wolgot-estuary/ 

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Gangcheon Island [Danyang Aster Spontaneous Land] https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6915/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6915/#respond Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:53:36 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6915  

Danyang Asters, which symbolize waiting and patience with their light violet petals and yellow stamens and pistils, resemble the minds of Korean people. Once threatened with extinction due to construction, Danyang asters show their gracious shapes in many places around Gangcheon Island. 

 

http://www.yeoju.go.kr/culture/content/view/2/menu/2593?contentIdx=169&lang=en#thum 

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Korea National Arboretum and Forest Museum (Gwangneung Forest) https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6902/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6902/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:03:17 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6902

 

Notices

Advanced reservations required.


Address

415, Gwangneungsumogwon-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do

경기도 포천시 소흘읍 광릉수목원로 415

 

Type

Recreational Forests/ Arboretums

 

Inquiries

• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 

(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-31-540-2000

 

Homepage

www.forest.go.kr 

(Korean, English) 

 

Introduction 

The Korea National Arboretum (KNA) is situated in Gwangneung forest and contains the Forest Museum where all the information on forestry is exhibited. The construction of the arboretum and museum took place on October 25, 1985 and opened on April 5, 1987. In order to preserve the forests, weekends and holiday entrance were restricted, reservations were required 5 days in advance, and no more than 5,000 visitors were accepted per day. As diverse plants are gaining recognition worldwide, the research department formed the Office of Forestry on May 24, 1999. 


Korea National Arboretum covers an area of 1,157㏊ and contains 15 specialized forests, including Conifer Garden, the Garden of Ornamental Trees, and the Aroma and Touch Garden. The Forest Museum is the largest in Asia, covering 4628 sq.m² with a traditional Korean design, and the interior and exterior are both constructed of wood and stone. The arboretum facilities consist of 5 exhibition halls (Living Forest, Forest and Man, Forestry of the World, Forestry of Korea, Nature of Korea), a Herbarium, a Special Exhibition Room, and an Audio Visual Hall.

 

Telephone 

+82-31-540-2000

 

Current Status 

Designated as a biosphere zone by UNESCO (June 2, 2010)

 

Opening date

May 24, 1999 

 

Closed 

Every Sunday & Monday, New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays

 

Duration  

Approx. 2 hrs

 

Tour Course Information   

[Forest Exploration] 

-Schedule: operate between 10:00-16:00 during Apr – Oct. / Program varies by day. (Tue – Fri) 
-Duration: maximum 30 min. 
-Reservation available on-site (Group tour should be consulted with the museum prior to visit.) 
-Fee: Free (nominal charge many apply for some hands-on activity during the program) 

[Guided Lecture] 
-Take a closer look at the wonders of Korea National Arboretum by joining a guided walking tour. 
-Schedule: the tour starts at every hour between 10:00-16:00 (only during Feb-Nov) 

[Audio Tour] 
-Punch in the number and your Audio Tour device tells you the story about the arboretum. In all around 99 signs in the Arboretum now have Audio Tour stories. 
-Schedule: 10:00-16:00 (only during Feb-Nov) 
-30 lots available 

 

Operating Hours  

April-October: 09:00-18:00 

November-March: 09:00-17:00 
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.

 

Maximum Occupancy 

5,000 people 

 

Parking Facilities

250 parking spaces 

 

Parking Fees  

* Daily parking
Two-wheeled vehicles: 1,000 won
Campact vehicles: 1,500 won
Small & Mid-sized cars: 3,000 won
Buses: 5,000 won

Admission Fees 
Adults (ages 19 and up): 1,000 won
Youths (ages 13-18): 700 won
Children (ages 7-12): 500 won

Facilities for the Handicapped 
Free wheelchair rental services, (separate) restrooms, (reserved) parking spaces

Reservation Info. for Foreigners 
Online reservation through the website only.


Reservation Info. for Foreigners 
Online reservation through the website only. 

 

Korean Info. Service 
[Arboretum Explanation]  

– Schedule: operated 09:00-18:00 during summer season / 09:00-17:00 during winter season
– Departure time: Every hour on the hour 
– Duration: Around 1 hour
– Arboretum Explanation: 1 hour / 20 individual visitors (not as a group) per time slot
– Museum Explanation: 30 minutes / 20 individual visitors (not as a group) per time slot

[Audio Guide Rental]
– Rental location: Visitors Center for arboretum audio guide device / Forest Museum Information Desk for forest museum audio guide device


Baby Stroller Rentals  

Not available 

 

Pets  

Not permitted

 

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264580 

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Yangju Hyanggyo https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6886/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6886/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6886

Designation No: Gyeonggi-do Provincial Cultural Asset No. 167

The date of designation: September 19,1964

Road Name Address: 50, Road No.1423, Buheung-ro, Yangju-si / Old House No. & Street Address : 266, Yuyang- dong

It is a national educational institution for local residents that produced many Confucian scholars since it was established during the era of King Injo. Memorial services for ancient sages from China and Joseon in addition to regional Confucian scholars were held. It was destroyed in 1592 during (the 25th year of King Seonjo) Imjinwaeran and rebuilt in 1610 (the 1st year of Gwanghaegun) before being burned down during the Korean War and restored by the Confucians in 1958. In terms of the arrangement of the arc hitecture, Myeongryundang where one studies is next to Waesammun and Daeseongjeon and Dongmu where memorial services are held are inside Naesammun. 
Daeseonqjeon has 3 rooms each in the front and in the side, and it has a gable roof. There are memorial tablets for Confucius and four greatest Chinese sages inside in addition to Dongmu and Seomu, respectively, on the left and right side of Daeseongjeon Myeongryundang has 5 rooms in the front and 2 rooms in the side. It has a hipped and gabled roof. Currently, education is not provided any longer, and only memorial services are held. Religious rites are held every spring and autumn. 


http://english.yangju.go.kr/site/english/sub.do?Key=1718

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Pig Museum https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6877/ https://english.gg.go.kr/blog/recommended-travel-i/6877/#respond Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:31:41 +0000 http://english.gg.go.kr/?post_type=recommended-travel-i&p=6877  

Address

129-7, Imosan-ro 372beon-gil,
Yul-myeon, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 이천시 율면 임오산로372번길 129-7 (율면) 

 

Inquires

• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
• For more info: +82-31-641-7540 (Korean) 

 

Operating Hours

Pig Museum: 09:00-18:00
Pig Performances: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
Making Sausage: 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00 

 

Closed

Every Monday 

 

Length of Tour

3hr 

 

Introduction 

Located in Icheon City, Gyeonggi-do, the Pig Museum is the first of its kind in Asia. Village chief and an expert of pig artificial insemination Lee Jong-yeong founded the museum in November 14, 2011. Some 5,000 pig-related articles from 18 different countries are on exhibit. Visitors can also enjoy pig performances and participate in hands-on experience programs such as making sausage. 

 

Administration 

Pig Museum

 

E-Mail  

ljyaicenter@hanmail.net 

 

Maximum Occupancy  

200 people 

 

Program Information  

Making sausage, eco-doll, pig-mask, planting fruit, etc.
* Programs are subject to change depending on seasons and local conditions. Make a phone-inquiry. 

 

Age Limit for Activities  

36 months or older 

 

Exhibition Hall Information 

Pig Museum, Pig Performance Hall, Experience Hall, Healing Garden, Mini Pigsty, Pig Race Track, etc.

 

Admission / Participation Fees  

[Edufarm (Performance+Museum)] Adults 7,000 won / Children 6,000 won 
[Making Sausage (300g)] 13,000 won / viewing only: 3,000 won 
[Making pig masks] 6,000 won 
[Making eco-doll] 13,000 won 
[Planting fruit in a pig-shaped pot] 6,000 won 

※ Free admission for children 24 months or younger when accompanied by a guardian
(ID card or health insurance card required). 
Separate fees apply for the performance and hands-on experience programs. 
※ Regular admission fee applies for groups of 10 or more children 24 months or younger. 

 

Credit Cards Accepted 
Accepted

Parking Facilities 
Available

Parking Fee 
Free of charge

Reservations 
+82-31-641-7540


Homepage 
pigpark.co.kr (Korean only) 

 

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1798813 

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