[Travel Korea] Ocean World

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.

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[Korea Travel] Nostalgia of the Daegaya People in Chuncheon National Museum

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.

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[Korea Travel] Refreshing Cheongok Cave in Donghae

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.

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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] Animation Museum & Robot Studio in Chuncheon

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.

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[Korea Travel] Myeongdong Street You Have Not Heard About

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).

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[Korea Travel] Sokcho Chilsung Town – a Shipyard transformed into a cultural space

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.

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[Festivals in Korea] DMZ Peace Train Music Festival

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.

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[Korea travel] Abai Village and Gani Beach in Sokcho

Sokcho is a beautiful city on the East coast of South Korea, which is widely known for its’ beaches, fishery and shipbuilding. Yet, it is also home for many North Korean refugees who fled from Hamgyeong Province to South Korea during the Korean War and stayed in this town for over 60 years. Most of them are situated in Cheong-ho District, a small town, most widely known as Abai Village.

It was not originally called this way. The word Abai itself means “an old person” in Hamgyeong Province dialect, so the town got used to this name over time and now it represents the story of those, who stepped forward and chose a different path during the hardest period in the history of the Korean peninsula.

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