Daegwanryung Baby Animal Farm

Who else loves animals as much as I do? Then you should definitely visit the Baby Animal Farm in Gangeung! This place is not widely known among tourists, but loved by locals, especially families with young children. As someone who grew up in a small village up until I was a teenager, I have had kind of a familiar relationship with some of the farm animals that are raised in the Baby animal farm, but for most Korean children, seeing a goat or a cow is comparable to going to the zoo, which makes the visit more exciting not only because of the animals themselves but also because of the reactions by its visitors.

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[Gangneung Travel] Things to do a Jumunjin in Winter

Many people associate coastal cities with summer, hot weather and swimming season. This is one of the main reasons why there are little to zero visitors in most coastal cities in South Korea in winter. Therefore, I feel that the ocean is not limited to exclusively swimming and can be enjoyed at any time of the year. As some of you might already know, Gangneung is one of my favorite cities in Korea and I like coming back there over and over again. In this blog post, I am going to introduce some fun & interesting things you can do in Jumunjin this winter, while the city is not overcrowded with tourists.

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[Korea Travel] Anmok Coffee Street and Gangneung’s Signature Bread

Did you think that Gangneung is only popular for its’ beaches and beautiful scenery? Well, let me prove you wrong since one more thing it is well known for is something I am even more excited than I am excited about the beach! Can you guess what it is? Yes, it’s coffee!

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[Korea Travel] Jeongdongjin Beach and What to Do There

Jeongdongjin Beach is a beautiful, sandy beach in South Gangneung, Gangwon Province and even though it is not as popular as Gyeongpo – the main beach of the city, it is just as beautiful and personally, I think there are even more things to do and see at Jeongdongjin. Plus, you can escape the main crowd too! So, without further ado, let’s get into it!

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[Korea Travel] Picnic Cafe & Relaxing at the Yeongjin Beach

In recent years I have noticed the growing interest in picnic cafes all around Korea and really wanted to check it out for myself. Even though there are many picnic-like cafes in Seoul already, I thought that doing it at the beach would be much more interesting and unusual, so as we visited Gangneung earlier this month, I could not resist myself and took Gyu to the “Essay Cafe” next to the Yeongjn beach, which is mainly known for being a shooting location for hit Korean drama “Goblin”.

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[Korea Travel] What Can You See at the Gyeongpo Aquarium

All the way from Seoul, to different provinces and even Jeju Island, South Korea has quite a few gorgeous aquariums, that would literally trigger anyone’s curiosity about the underwater world. It does not matter if you are a fan of “The Little Mermaid” or “Jaws”, I feel like anyone would be equality fascinated to explore any of the aquariums South Korea has on its’ list of the paces to go. Up until now, I have had only visited aquariums located in Seoul, so when I heard that there is an aquarium in Gangneung too, I decided to give it a shot during my latest visit to this gorgeous coastal city.

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[Korea Travel] Haslla Art World in Gangneung

Do you know what does the world Hassla mean? No, not the hustler, but Hassla. It is an old Korean word, which is actually the old name of Gangneug city at the time of the Three Kingdoms of Korea!

Even though the name of the city was changed to its’ current name – Gangneung, a long time ago, this word remains remembered. An art complex and a hotel named after the ancient city is now one of the must-visit tourist destinations in the area!

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[Gangneug Travel] Deungmyeongnakgasa Temple

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.

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[Korea Travel] Tongil Park (Unification Park)

Unification Park (kor. Tolgil Park) in Gangneung city, Gangwon province is a two-part tourist attraction, which was opened on September 26, 2001, in hopes of unification and order to raise awareness for security.

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[Travel Korea] Is Sun Cruise Resort & Yacht worth it?

In 2018, right after the Winter Olympic games hosted by South Korea,  Gangneung city has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Even though just a few years ago Busan was called the capital of summer tourism, it was replaced the east coast of Korea.
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