There are many ways to introduce tourist destinations in a country, including South Korea. Through the program ATEEZ WANTED SPECIALvarious exciting and interesting destinations were introduced to the public, both locally and internationally.
Although some become tourist destinations underrated for local tourists, but there’s nothing wrong if you as a foreign traveler to visit the five recommendations ATEEZ WANTED SPECIAL the following.
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1. Juknokwon (Bamboo Forest)
During summer, many Koreans like to spend their time outdoors. Most of them will also visit a number of restaurants or tourist attractions.
Although other destinations are not popular, Juknokwon in Damyang Regency is no less interesting to visit. Juknokwon is a forest surrounded by towering bamboo trees.
A cool feeling will greet you when you visit here, because the stretch of bamboo trees maintains the temperature range in Juknokwon between 4-7 degrees Celsius. The fertility of the plants in Juknokwon also makes this nature tour an area that is rich in oxygen.
Juknokwon also has Bonghwangnu Observatory and Siga Cultural Village. If you’re tired, you can stop by Chuwoldang, a cafe hanok which has a menu of traditional tea and organic food.
Reported Korea Tourism Organization, for the entrance ticket, adults will be charged IDR 35 thousand (3000 won), teenagers around IDR 17 thousand (1500 won), and children IDR 12 thousand (1000 won). If you come in a group, the ticket price will be cheaper with a minimum requirement of 20 people or more per group.
2. Gangmun Beach
Although not as popular as its neighboring beach, Gyeongpo Beach, Gangmun Beach offers another unforgettable experience if you visit here. Reported Gangwon Tourismwhen visiting Gangmun Beach you can take a boat for 5-10 minutes, then enjoy the underwater scenery with activities diving.
In addition, if your stomach is rumbling, you can visit a number of raw fish restaurants around Gangmun Beach. You can taste fresh raw fish that has just been caught in the morning, you know.
Admission free and open all year round, Gangmun Beach is located at 29, Changhae-ro 350beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do.
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3. Yeongsangang River
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Han River or Han River may be familiar to you. However, have you heard of Yeongsagang River? The river, which is located in Gaedongsingi-gil, Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do, offers a beautiful panorama with neatly arranged expanses of plants and a path in the middle.
So the shortest of the four major rivers in South Korea, Yeongsangan River is perfect for those of you who want to spend time with your partner or family. Bringing the children to play here is also not a bad idea.
4. Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village
Want to learn history while looking at stylish houses hanok? You must visit Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village. This village is home to the Choi Gyeongju clan who are known to have maintained their wealth for more than twelve generations. Not only that, you can also learn about the lifestyle of the Choi Gyeongju clan, which is known to be generous because it likes to help its neighbors who can’t afford it.
Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village also has a site called Yoseokgung, which is the home of Princess Yoseok of the Silla Dynasty. You can also visit Gyerim Forest, Naemulwangneung Royal Tomb, and Gyeongjuhyanggyo Local Confucian School, a Confucian school that was founded in 682 and became the first educational institution in Korea.
Located at 39-2, Gyochon-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongju Gyochon Traditional Village is open all year round. You can bring your own vehicle when you visit here because parking is available.
5. Sinami Myeongju
History tour visiting the house hanok OK, now is the time to go to Sinami Myeongju which is located at 20, Gyeonggang-ro 2024beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do. There you will be greeted with the charm of a landscape that combines modern and contemporary styles, cultural heritage of the Joseon Dynasty, charming small alleys, retro houses, to walls with various pictures.
One of the tour programs that you can join is Sinami, Myeongju Outing which is designed so that tourists can enjoy the atmosphere of the old downtown Gangneung-si. You can also feel the sensation of being a local, even if only for a moment.
Well, for those of you who like taking photos, at Sinami Myeongju there are many aesthetic places typical of the 80s that can beautify feed Instagram. To make it even more total, you can rent a modern and contemporary-style costume for 15,000 won or around IDR 175 thousand for a 90-minute loan duration.
After that, you can also visit a number of cafes and restaurants there. Before going home, make sure you visit the gift shop to buy some souvenirs, OK!
There is no end to talking about tourist destinations in South Korea. Various attractions to exciting activities can be enjoyed there, especially when visiting the five destinations above.
The tourists also feel like they are invited to travel time by visiting historical destinations from the Korean dynasties to contemporary tours such as Sinami Myeongju.
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