Do you know what does Hanji mean? It is a Korean word, which means Korean Hand-made paper inner bark of paper mulberry. Because of the original materials used, as well as the way of making this paper, Hanji is very soft, but strong at the same time and is believed to be very strong and not decompose as easily as regular paper does. This is one of the main reasons why Hanji was used not only as regular paper but also to make certain kinds of clothing an interior details. In the past, it was widely used, even as a part of the furniture, and remains an important part of Korean culture up to this day.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Wonju Hanji Theme Park
What comes to your mind, when you think about traveling in South Korea? Big cities like Seoul, K-pop, traditional palaces and temples or maybe, food? I have recently discovered one more thing I just love about Korea and it is actually nature!Continue reading [Korea Travel] Gangwon Nature Environment Research Park
What comes to our minds when we think about Korean War veterans? We usually imagine young Korean men, taken into the military and bravely fighting in the front line, just as movies tend to teach us. We visualize the division between South and North Korea and often forget, that it was not only Koreans, who fought in the Korean War.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War
What come to your mind when you hear Bangok station? The first thought that comes in mind to many people is obviously the beautiful and colorful capital of Thailand, isn’t it? Well, today we are going to talk about a station of a very similar name (kor. 반곡역) in South Korea.Continue reading [Korea Travel] The Old Railway Station in Wonju
Living in South Korea’s biggest city sometimes can be really exhausting. Even though I totally love my life in Seoul, there are moments when I just simply want to escape from the city racket and relax surrounded by nature. This is one of my main reasons for traveling to Gangwon province more this year.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Space, Art, Nature in one place – our visit to Museum SAN
Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge (원주 소금산 출렁다리) also known as the swinging bridge of Wonju is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Wonju city. The bridge itself is 200 m long and 1.5m wide, which makes it the longest suspension bridge in Korea.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Getting the adrenaline boost at the Suspension bridge in Wonju!
Deungmyeongnakgasa Temple (kor. 등명낙가사) in Gangneung city, Gangwon province was a refreshing find during our last trip to this beautiful coastal city. it is located 41 kilometers away from the Gangneung station and is also reachable by public transportation. A single bus ride will take you around 50 minutes to go there, but if prefer being time efficient, you can also take a taxi to get there under 20 minutes instead.
I would recommend dropping by there if you are on your way to Jeongdongjin, as it is the closest station you can find around, even though we came from the Gangneung Station, as taking the KTX was much faster for us, coming from Seoul.Continue reading [Gangneug Travel] Deungmyeongnakgasa Temple
Unification Park (kor.
Samtan art mine is a cultural tourist attraction with a post-apocalyptic spirit in Jeongseon city, Gangwon province. In the past, it used to be a coal mining facility but now serves as an art space which holds an uncountable amount of various kind of art pieces created by both, Korean and foreign artists and is becoming the space for the understanding of cultural diversity.Continue reading [Korea Travel] Samtan Art Mine – On Old Coal Mine Turned Into an Art Space
Chuncheon is a lovely city not far from Seoul, which is also the capital of Korea’s unexplored Gangwon province. Also, despite being a separate city, it is actually reachable by the Seoul Subway! There are also other options, such as Intercity bus or ITX train, but the lazy me, who lives in northeastern Seoul, always choose the simple option while going there, which obviously is subway!Continue reading [KOREA TRAVEL] A forgotten Mural Village in Chuncheon