Seoul(Jongno-gu) , Insadong・Jongnon

Jongmyo Shrine was a primary place of worship for kings throughout Joseon Dynasty. The memorial service, called Jongmyo Jaerye, is said to be the oldest complete ceremony in the world, and was carried out in obedience to the king’s order. The ceremony was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in December 9, 1995, for its well-preserved ancient customs, such as memorial services and traditional music, which is Important Intangible Cultural Asset No.56. During the Joseon Dynasty, it was held when the season changes and the twelfth month of the lunar year, but was stopped during the Japanese colonial period. Now, it is annually reenacted on the first Sunday of May. Jongmyo Jaeryeak, the musical part of the ceremony, is produced by instruments, songs, and dances that originated over 500 years ago. In May, the Korean Royal Palace Culture Festival is to be held with a variety of other cultural heritage festivals.


Seoul(Jongno-gu) , Insadong・Jongnon

During the latter half of the Joseon period, Gyeonghuigung Palace served as the secondary palace for the king. Situated on the west side of Seoul, it was also called Seogwol, literally meaning "a palace of the west." The secondary palace was where the king moved to in times of emergency. From In-Jo to Cheol-Jong, about ten kings from the Joseon Dynasty stayed here at Gyeonghuigung. This palace was built using the slanted geography of the surrounding mountain, and it boasts traditional beauty in its architecture and huge historical significance. For a time, it was of a considerable size, even to the point of having an arched bridge connecting it to Deoksugung Palace. For the king’s royal audience, there was Sungjeongjeon and Jajeongjeon buildings, and for sleeping quarters, Yungbokjeon and Hoesangjeon buildings. Altogether there were about 100 small and large buildings on the palace grounds. But when Japan began occupation of Korea in 1908, the Japanese school, Gyeongseong Middle School moved into the palace, and as a result, much of the palace became leveled or moved. Currently, Gyeonghuigung’s front gate, Heunghwamun, is being used as front gate for Shilla Hotel’s main entrance, and Sungjeongjeon is at Dongguk University. The school moved out to a different area, and the Sungjeongjeon and some of the other buildings have been reconstructed. Nearby the Gyeonghuigung Palace is Seoul History Museum, Jeongdong Street, and the busy Jongno Street. After you have been to Gyeonghuigung, you can cross to Jeongdong Street and walk to Deoksugung Palace. The stonewall road to Deoksugung Palace is considered one of the most elegant roads in Seoul.


Jeju-do(Jeju-si) , The Eastern Part of the Jeju Island

Hallasan Mountain rises up proudly from the center of Jeju Island and is perhaps the island’s most memorable landmarks. Also called Mt. Yeongjusan, meaning "mountain high enough to pull the galaxy," Hallasan Mountain is widely known by scientists for its geological value. Designated as a national park in 1970, there are 368 parasitic volcanoes called Oreums (peaks) around the main mountain. Hallasan Mountain is famous for its vertical ecosystem of plants that results from the varying temperatures along the mountainside. Over 1,800 kinds of plants and 4,000 species of animals (3,300 species of insects) have been identified; to explore the mountain's treasures, simply follow one of the well-developed mountain hiking trails. Hallasan Mountain is relatively easy to hike. With hiking courses less than 10 km in length, it is possible to go to the peak and back in one day. However, the constantly changing weather brings a lot of wind, so make sure that you are well prepared before you start climbing.  


Seoul(Songpa-gu) , Jamsil(Lotte World)

The conceptual design called for a slender cone with convex, gently curved sides, drawing inspiration from Korean ceramics and Korean writing brushes. The 6th tallest building in the world when completed, this skyscraper will be 123 floors, standing at 556 meters (1,824 ft). The tower will contain a gallery, cafés, a luxury hotel, a Skywalk and an observation deck. It will be one of the best spots to appreciate breathtaking views of the vibrant city lights of Seoul. Lotte World Mall is located next to the tower, and features Aveunuel, a complex of luxury department stores and duty free shops. The multi-leveled mall has attracting visitors as one of the top shopping attractions in Seoul, with a variety of domestic and foreign brands. On the fifth level, there is a replica of 1930s Jongno Street, as well as a representation of 1950s Myeong-dong on the sixth floor. It also offers a wide-range of entertainment, such as a movie theater, an aquarium, and more.   117F-123F / SEOUL SKY Global Top 3 Observatory with the Height of 500m 108F-114F / PREMIER 7 Country’s Best Office Space Created for VVIP 76F-101F / SIGNIEL SEOUL The World’s Best Super Luxury Hotel 42F-71F / SIGNIEL RESIDENCES High Quality Residential Space Offered by the State-of-the-Art Vertical Metropolis 14F-38F / PRIME OFFICE The Optimal Office Space for Global Business


Daegu(Dong-gu)

The Dakddongjip Town in Pyeonghwa Market was established in 1972, and is a street specializing in chicken gizzard dishes. It is said that the dish was first offered as an affordable dish to accompany drinks, favored by blue-collar laborers who gathered at the early labor market in front of Pyeonghwa Market in the 1970s. Rather than being pan-fried, chicken gizzard is deep-fried like chicken meat. Inexpensive and delicious, the dish has remained popular. Dakddongjip Town was designated the third "Good Street” by the Community Chest of Korea, a network of governing bodies that run a philanthropic organization. The Good Street designation is given to the streets where storekeepers subscribe to the Community Chest of Korea’s Good Street campaign to share good deeds.      


Gyeonggi-do(Gwangmyeong-si)

Gwangmyeong Cave is where joys and tears of coal mining workers remained intact. It was the heart of the evolution of modern industries in Korea and also a historical site of the Japanese colonial period. It takes pride itself as being the only one cave found in the metropolitan cities. After going through a complete transformation, the cave re-opened its door in 2011 as a living museum and a historical site. Cave Aqua World, the music and art hall, and golden waterfall, golden paths and golden palaces adds extra mysterious elements to its exisiting exotic atmosphere.


Busan(Busanjin-gu)

Hwangnyeongsan Mountain is located in the heart of Busan and stretches across Busanjin-gu, Nam-gu, and Suyeong-gu Districts. With an altitude of 427m, the mountain is the second highest mountain in the Geumnyeon Mountain Range. The mountain is mostly made up of andesite and the summit is relatively flat. Some parts of the mountain are also characterized by exposed bedrocks. The northeast part of Hwangnyeongsan Mountain is connected to Geumnyeonsan Mountain. Because of its geologic age, the terrain has been dissected by river valleys, resulting in less sharp surfaces. Several smaller hills and ridges can also be found scattered around the area. Hwangnyeongsan Mountain isn't very high so it only takes about two to three hours to get to the top. At the foot of the mountain, one can find a citizen's recreation area and a youth training center. Choosing which mountain trail to take depends on the transportation options available to you. The bongsudae (beacon fire station) constructed on top of the mountain was an important means of communication for the military in 1422. This bongsudae was used to communicate with the bongsudae on Haeundae's Ganbiosan Mountain (east), Gubongsan Mountain (west), and Beomeosa Temple and Gyemyeongsan Mountain (north). Every year, events such as the sansinje (ritual for the mountain god) and the beacon lighting ceremony are held on Hwangnyeongsan Mountain.


Seoul(Seocho-gu) , Gangnam・Samseongdong(COEX)

Mt. Daemosan behind Heonilleung Royal Tomb was originally called Halmisan (meaning grandmother in Korean) because it resembles the shape of an old lady. Daemosan Mountain embraces Heonilleung Royal Tomb, guarding the royal tomb.Heonilleung Royal Tomb houses the mounds for two kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910): King Taejong (1401-1418) and King Sunjo (1800-1834). Heonilleung Royal Tomb possesses numerous stone statues and vestiges, and is a good place to experience the culture of the Joseon Dynasty. Upon entering the grounds, the striking red gate with the taegeuk (yin-yang) symbol appears to draw the line between this world and the one beyond. Passing the red gate leads to a sacrificial building where ancestral memorial services were performed. Behind the sacrificial building is the royal tomb. On the eaves of the sacrificial building are animal sculptures called japsang, which are believed to exorcise evil spirits. There is a pavilion next to the sacrificial building where the tombstone is situated. The royal tomb is surrounded by statues carved in the shape of animals such as tigers and sheep. There is also a statue of a solemn military officer bearing a sword with his horse behind him. The stone sculptures are guardians of the dead king.


Seoul(Seocho-gu) , Gangnam・Samseongdong(COEX)

Central City Terminal is a major transportation hub with service to more than 60 provincial cities nationwide. The Terminal, conveniently accessible by Seoul Subway Lines 3, 7 and 9, is the center of operations for 60 intra-city bus lines, Incheon International Airport limousines, and numerous express buses. In addition to its transportation services, Central City Terminal is packed with convenient facilities such as a bank, hospital, post office, and a large parking lot. Visitors will even find major landmarks such as Sinsegae Department Store, Marriott Hotel, Central Park, and Millennium Hall. Many young people visit Central City (Central City Terminal) purely for entertainment purposes. Popular points of interest include the Marquis Plaza luxury shopping mall, Synnara music store, Yongpoong Bookstore, Central 6 multiplex theater, and the arcade (known for its high-tech simulation games). Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of cuisine from all over the world at Central City’s restaurants and World Food Court, a large café with a unique interior design.


Incheon(Jung-gu)

You can see, feel and experience the various tourist spots in Incheon where the past and future of Incheon, tradition and present coexist. Incheon is a maritime city, which embraces the beauty of nature, a history city, which contains the history of Korea and a futuristic city that will lead a brilliant future. To you who want pleasure, Wolmido and Yeongjongdo Island will give you joy, to you who want relaxation, islands of Incheon will give you a relaxing and fulfilled feel of one afternoon and to you who want to know the modern and contemporary period of Korea, open port area and Chinatown will become your time machine. If you want the city's modernity and comfort, come to the Songdo international city Everything you can see, hear, talk, and feel in Incheon is a pleasant memory We invite you to the charm of Incheon!         The Top Things To See And Do In Incheon, South Korea   Incheon City Tour Line   Tourist Guide Book  Are you visiting Incheon? You can experience a warm welcome from a  Incheon  Greeter. Let someone who holds the city dear guide you through all the treasures that Incheon has to offer and experience  Incheon  just as a local would! Absolutely free and guaranteed to enrich your stay! Incheon Greeters are volunteers who will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. For families, friends or people travelling solo – a truly enriching experience!    Incheon Greeters ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Free Personal Walking Tour with a Local Discover Incheon on a free walking tour with a local We gladly invite you to the charm of Incheon! A maritime city, Incheon embraces the beauty of nature, contains the history of Korea, and a futuristic city that will lead a brilliant future. Ganghwado Island and Wolmido will give you joy, and the islands of Incheon will give you relaxation.  Discover the modern and contemporary period of Korea at the open port area, and Chinatown will become your time machine. 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