“My hometown is up in the mountains of Gangwon province. Walk along the ridge for a few miles you will reach a small village. It’s a cozy place encircled by giant hills, thus resembling a deep-sunken rice cake steamer. This is why people call it “Sile” which in Gangwon dialect means “rich cake steamer” Kim You Jeong
Korea is known for its amazing amusement parks, some of them being water-related. Ocean World Water Amusement Park, located in Gangwon Province’s Vivaldi Park Resort, right next to the Palbongsan mountain is one of the most popular water parks in South Korea.
Chuncheon National Museum (국립춘천박물관) was open in Chuncheon, Gangwon province on October 30, 2002. It is an open space to learn and experience the culture and history of Gangwon province, which is often being forgotten in the shadow of big, touristy cities, such as Seoul of Busan.
Donghae is one of the most popular coastal cities in South Korea. It is located in the southeastern part of Gangwon province, known for its beautiful sceneries and delicious food. Donghae is not an exception. It is popular among both, locals and tourists and is mostly known for its beautiful beaches and camping sites, therefore, our last visit was not even close to that.
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!
Ever since I was a young kid, I loved animation. I get up with Disney cartoons and when I became a teenager, I also fell in love with Japanese animation, more commonly known as Anime, which led to the growth of my interest in Asia, resulting into me coming to Korea over 10 years later. When I first heard that there is an Animation Museum in Chuncheon, I was super excited to go there! Finally, we gave it a visit just a few weeks ago.
What comes to your mind when you hear “Myeongdong Street” in Korea? Let me guess – you immediately think about the most popular tourist destination in central Seoul, where every single traveler comes for shopping, street food, and Korean beauty products. Did I get it right? Well, what if I told you that there is another Myeongdong Street in Korea and I would choose it over the one in Seoul anytime. Reason? Almighty Dalkgalbi (kor. 닭갈비).
We finally made it! We visited Chuncheon International Mime festival this year and totally loved it! I have been wanting to visit this festival since I first came to Korea and finally we have made time to visit it in 2019. As you might have already guessed from the title, Korea’s mime festival is traditionally being held in Chuncheon – a lovely town about 2 hours away from Seoul.
Sokcho city in Gangwon province, South Korea has been always known as a city of beautiful beaches, fishery, and shipbuilding. For a long time, it was just a regular town with no tourists to be seen around, but with the recent rise of cruise business as well as the growing popularity of Gangwon province itself, Sokcho has been receiving a significant amount of native and foreign visitors.
Korean Peninsula can possibly be called the most unique peninsula in the world. It does not separate South and North Korea one from another but also isolates South Korea from the rest of the world, making the on-land travel and sales impossible. Despite the fact that the county has been divided for more than 70 years, many Koreans still believe in the possibility of peace and maybe even the unification of the peninsula.