Set in a natural environment occupying approximately 243 acres, visitors can experience the natural atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty, including various household goods from different regions. All these features have been relocated and restored to provide visitors with a broad understanding of Korean food, clothing, and housing style of the past.About twenty workshops, various handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, winnows, bamboo wares, wooden wares, paper, brass wares, knots, fans, musical instruments, iron wares and embroidery are practiced. In the Korean Folk Village, where the customs and lifestyles of the past generations have been carefully preserved, various lifestyles prevalent during the Joseon Dynasty can be seen. A specail event called 'Welcome to the Joseon' will allow visitors to time travel to the period and is to be held each year in May.The entertainment facilities includes a big family park themed with valcano expolosion caves, the only one volcano park in Korea as well as Folk Traditional Market where visitors can enjoy korean traditional food such as rice cakes and alcoholic drinks.You can visit the Folk Museum as well as the Art Museum (scheduled to open) to see and learn about the essence of Korean culture and folk customs, which are not suitable for display and re-creating in the open-air setting.Korean Folk Village is also the filming location for the famous Korean dramas including 'My Love from the Star', 'Moon Embracing the Sun', 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' and 'Daejanggeum'.*For the Folk Performance Schedule, please refer to official website for latest information: www.koreanfolk.co.kr
The Daejanggeum Park was co-created by Munhwa Broadcasting Company (MBC) and Yongin Municipal Office in August 2005. Located in Yongcheong-ri, Baekam-myeon, Yongin-si, this is an open set that measures a total of 29,421m² (8,900 pyeong).Different from other drama sets, Daejanggeum Park has been re-created based on historical records and very accurately reflects the structures and culture of ancient times. Dramia has served as the filming location for hugely popular Korean historical dramas such as “Jumong," “Queen Seon-deok,” “Isan,” and “Dong Yi” and many more of historical documents and films.
Everland Resort opened in 1976 as the first family amusement park in Korea. Though originally called ‘Yongin Jayeon Nongwon,’ the company changed its name to ‘Everland’ to make the park more recognizable to international audiences. The park is home to over 40 heart-pounding rides and attractions. In addition to "Safari World" featuring white tigers, tigers, lions and bears, "Lost Valley" opened in April 2013, letting visitors get up close and personal with the wild safari’s giraffes, elephants and white lions riding on unique amphibious vehicles.
Everland is also known for its gorgeous flower arrangements and beautiful gardens, which have been year-round fixtures since the Rose Festival in 1985. Other great spots for family fun are the Snow Sled (the first and the longest of its kind in Korea), Caribbean Bay (an outstanding water park) and Everland Speedway (a race track). Full of exciting attractions and entertainment, Everland is one of the most popular places in Korea for families, friends, and couples.
‘Dreams Become Reality, the Land of Year-Round Festivals!’
Everland is divided into five sections: American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, Zoo Topia, and Global Fair.
Located near the front entrance of Everland, the Global Fair is home to a large bazaar decorated with reproductions of castles from France, Middle Eastern countries, Spain, India, and Russia. Not only visually captivating, the various architectural styles invite visitors into the culture and history of other nations, such as the Ancient and Medieval Periods of Europe.
The Four Seasons Garden of Everland is decorated with beautiful flowers arranged in a French-style garden. Surrounded by Holland-style architecture, the gardens are the stage for seasonal flower festivals (tulips from April to June, lilies from July to August, and chrysanthemums from September to October, as well as Romantic Illumination, a light festival, in the winter season), laser shows, firewoks and musical fountain shows.
The Zoo Topia section of the park is the where guests can find the ever-popular Safari World and Lost Valley. In Safari World, white tigers, tigers, lions, and bears roam around freely, providing guests with an up-close look at these amazing creatures. In Lost Valley, visitors can see white tigers and other various herbivore animals riding on exciting amphibious vehicles, and even feed some of their favorite animals like giraffes.
* Caribbean Bay
Opened in 1996, Caribbean Bay is a huge water park equipped with multiple attractions and health facilities. Modeled after the pristine beaches of the Caribbean and decorated with Spanish-styled stone buildings, palm trees, tropical plants, and a shipwreck, guests will feel like they’ve taken a tropical vacation without ever leaving the country.
Caribbean Bay has a number of hair-raising waterslides and a relaxing lazy river. The Sea Zone generates waves over 2.4m-high and is a huge crowd favorite. If you need a break from the sun, escape to the Indoor Water Park to enjoy the Wave Pool, Children’s Pool, or the various spa-like facilities with herbal treatments using jasmine, peppermint, lemon, ginseng, and mugwort. Cold and hot bath areas are also available. Caribbean Bay is a unique water park that not only provides a thrilling water park experience, but also the best in spa and relaxation facilities.
* Everland Speedway
The first car racing track in Korea, Everland Speedway offers thrilling car races such as Motor Championship Contest year round.
*The Glen Ross Golf Club
Running under the same course management principles as the renowned Anyang County Club, the Glen Ross Golf Club is a beautiful golf club with excellent facilities that are sure to earn a spot in even the most avid golfer’s heart. The club is conveniently located near Everland, the Ho-Am Art Museum, and several gardens (for more information, call +82-31-320-9600).
Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress (constructed from 1794 to 1796) was built as a show of the King’s filial piety towards his father Jangheonseja and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.The fortress wall stretches for a total of 5.52km and has a great variety of military facilities that’s hard to find anywhere else. Four gates face each of the cardinal directions—Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun (west)—and the seven-arch style Sumun gates straddle the point where the nearby stream reaches the palace. Above the Sumun gates is a pavilion called Hwahongmun.Hwaseong Fortress was constructed under the guidance of Yu Hyeong-Won (1622-1673) and Jeong Yak-Yong (1762-1836), and is believed to have been constructed very scientifically. The fortress wall was built using Seokjae and Jeondol (bricks) and the holes between the bricks are just big enough to fire guns, arrows, or long spears through in case of an attack.During construction of the fortress Jeong Yak-Yong invented ‘Geojunggi,’ which uses a ‘hwalcha’ (lever) to lift up heavy stones, greatly reducing construction time.The Suwon Hwaseong Fortress went through many turbulent times and damage, and in the battle of June 25th, many of the facilities became so damaged that they were deemed irreparable. Even though the fortress restoration initiative (1975-1979) restored many of the sites to their former glory, Paldalmun to Dongnamgakru (an area 491 meters in length) has still not been renovated.The fortress was designated as Historical Monument No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.a variety of performances and evens are held everyday and Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival takes place every autumn.>> Click here for more on Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered in 1978 by Korean forces. It spans over 1635m in length, 2m in x_width, and 2m in x_height and is located 52km from Seoul. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 soldiers could move through the tunnel per hour. Once the tunnel was found, North Koreans insisted it was intentionally made by the Southern army to invade North Korea, but, their insistence was proven untrue as the explosions used to make the tunnel face southward.The tunnel offers various sightseeing points such as the DMZ Video room, symbolic sculptures, a souvenir shop and more.
Panmunjeom is located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 50 km north of Seoul and 10 km east from the city of Gaeseong, a city which now belongs to North Korea. This area is most notably known for the peace talks that were held here on October 25, 1951 and on July 27, 1953 when the Armistice Agreement was signed. It is now beyond the jurisdiction of both the North and South.The conference center in Panmunjeom is surrounded by the Joint Security Area (JSA) and measures 800 meters in diameter. It is the only portion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where North and South Korean forces stand face-to-face. It was used as a filming location of the movie "JSA (Joint Security Area)." It was also the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC). It has now become one of the most visited tourist sites of the DMZ.
The Odusan Unification Observatory opened to the public in 1992. It is one of the national tourist spot where foreigners choose to visit and experience the stark reality of the divided Peninsula. From this observation platform, Songaksan Mountain in the city of Gyeseongi and 63 Building in Seoul are visible.This observatory has five floors above ground and one underground. Various photos and computerized screens showing the reality of North Korea are displayed on the first and second floor. Products from North Korea can also be purchased here.
SeoulLand is Korea’s first theme park, with a beautiful scenery surrounded by Mt. Cheonggyesan. SeoulLand has an area called 'World Square' where one can glimpse traditional architecture and folk items from all over the world. You can view the traditional Korea at Samcheonri Hill, the western frontier at Model Land, and Fantasy Land. There are five theme based areas that make up Seoul Land. Seoul Land has up to 40 rollercoasters such as Space Cruise, Black Hole 2000, Galaxy Train, Rapid Current Ride, Magic Carpet, as well as Adventure Theater, Movie Theater, Story Land, and many more.
The pride of SeoulLand is its wide selection of seasonal festivals and the unique Laser Show held during the evening. Seoul Grand Park is situated on a very large field and holds various festivals for each season of the year. The Tulip Festival is held from April to May; the Starlight Rose Festival from July to August; the Chrysanthemum Festival from September to October; and the Snow Light Festival from December to February.
SeoulLand is a popular destination as it also contains Seoul Grand Park, Forest Bath Resort, National Modern Art Center and other great attractions nearby, it is a popular destination.
Restaurants & Shops
Reenactment of sudden Attack, the best on-line shooting game!
* Available for everyone
* Operating hours: 15 minutes per a game for maximum 12 people (6 people * 2 teams)/ \ 5,000
King Viking [Available for children over 110cm]
An adventure on a giant pirate shipinformation
* Only available for children under 80 ~ 130 cm.
Flume Ride [Available for children over 80cm]
The thni of the steep slope and fun as we experience passing thru fals and vibrant watersinformation
* Facility does not operate during the wintertime
* Children under 80~110cm must be accompanied by a guardian.
Kartrider Bumper [Available for children over 100cm]
Drive yourself buggy as you bump into others-thrilling-battle to the bestinformation
* Children under 100~130 cm must be accompanied by a guardian.
Larva Twister [Available for children over 100cm]
A windy trapeze sails through the airinformation
* Children under 100~110cm must be accompanied by a guardian.
Black Hole 2000 [Available for children over 120cm]
Tumble, twist and turn on this exciting ride.
This coaster is one crazy invention sure to delightinformation
* Available for people taller than 120cm
Sky X [Available for children over 120cm]
A 50m free fall from a cable!information
* Available for people above 120cm
* Price: ₩ 15,000 /1 person, ₩20,000/ 2 persons, ₩ 25,000/ 3 persons
Cafe with delicious waffle
* Menu: coffee, tea, juice, bingsu, waffle, and etc
* Menu: hamburger, fried chicken, ice cream, coffee, drinks, etc
Cafe with various coffee and donut menus
*Menu: various donuts, coffee, hot chocolate, juice, and etc
Garden Delicious meals enjoyed outdoors! Barbeque, bibimbap, noodles and more!!
* Menu: barbeque, Bibimbob, and etc
Family style restaurant where kids also like
* Menu : Tonkatsu, udon, Jajangmyeon noodles, Ddeokgalbi, Ddokbokki and etc
Rose Hill restaurant
An authentic Korea food resaturant featuring high class korean cuisine
* Menu : Kalbi, Sirloin barbeque, shabu-shabu, naengmyeon (cold noodles), Kalbi soup, and etc
Korean restaurant in a traditional Korean house
* Menu: gukbap, seafood and vegetable jeon, janchi noodles, traditional alcohol, and etc
The East Gate Information Center / Group Guidance Office
All information and inquiries for group visitors
Location : Front of Seoulland East Gate
The Garden of Morning Calm, a 30,000㎡ garden, is open year-round and is a great spot to visit for families, couples, and photographers alike. The garden was conceptualized by Professor Han Sang-kyung (Gardening Department, Sahmyook University) while he was serving as an exchange professor in America. His vision was to create a garden that would become world-famous and spread the concept of Korean beauty throughout the world. The inspiration for the garden stemmed from a poem written by Sir Tagore, a great Indian poet, who described Korea during the Joseon Dynasty as "The Land of the Morning Calm."The garden is the oldest private garden in Korea. It is an artistic space with a beautiful balance between the Korean concept of natural curves with asymmetry, and plants with synthetic materials, attracting about 600,000 visitors annually.Scenic walkways, beautifully manicured grass, and flower beds connect the garden's 20 different themed sections. The Sukgeun Garden is shaped like the Korean Peninsula and is carpeted with beautiful flowers on both sides representing the desire for South and North Korea to be reunited. It is easily one of the most popular and meaningful attractions at the garden.The garden houses about 5,000 kinds of plants, including 300 varieties native to Baekdusan Mountain, known as a spiritual mountain to the Korean people. Flowers are in bloom from March to November, so the garden is usually busy during this period. In addition to the beautiful foliage of the garden, there are a variety of festivals and displays held throughout the year.* Spring: Spring Garden Festival* Summer: Festival of Roses, Hydrangeas and Roses of Sharon* Autumn: Festival of Chrysanthemums and Autumnal Tints* Winter: Lighting Festival
Lotte Premium Outlet Paju Branch is Korea’s largest premium outlet, offering more than 200 international and Korean luxury brands at affordable prices. It is the first suburban outlet to provide an integrated lifestyle experience that combines shopping and cultural experiences by featuring additional facilities including a cultural center, cultural hall, gallery, movie theater, kids’ café, and a book store. The outlet’s sophisticated architecture together with the scenic natural surroundings created by the neighboring Simhaksan Mountain present opportunities for both convenient shopping and peaceful retreat. The outlet is also conveniently located in the vicinity of notable tourist spots such as the Paju Book City, Hyeri Art Village, and Odu Mountain Unification Observatory.