[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] 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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[Festivals in Korea] Chuncheon Inrnational Mime Festival 2019!

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.

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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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[Korea Trave] Different Kind of Course at Seoraksan National Park

Seoraksan National Park (설악산) is arguably one of the most popular nature-based tourist destinations in South Korea. It is located in the north-east of the Gangwon province. This National Park is recognized as one of the UNESCO Biosphere Protection sites and holds home to more than 1500 species of animals. Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in Korea, which makes it a must-visit place not only to local Koreans but also to a high number of visitors from abroad. The name of Seoraksan mountain literally translates as the Snowy Peaks Mountain and is widely known for its beautiful views in fall and winter.

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[Korea travel] Chuncheon Folk Flea Market

When it comes to Asia, despite the fact that their primary purpose is not ever related to tourism, markets are always one of the main tourist attractions in every city, you’d ever go to. Chuncheon is not an exception and has to offer even more than a regular person would ever expect. In addition to its normal markets scattered all around the city, there is also a Chuncheon Folk Flea Market (kor. 춘천 풍물시장 ), which was created by over 80 street sellers from Chuncheon’s main commercial district and has become one of the most interesting, liveliest markets within the city

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[Korea Travel] Memorial Hall for Ethiopian Veterans in the Korean War

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.

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[Korea Travel] Space, Art, Nature in one place – our visit to Museum SAN

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.

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[Korea Travel] Getting the adrenaline boost at the Suspension bridge in Wonju!

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.

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[Korea Travel] Lee Sangwon Museum of Art in Chuncheon

What comes to your mind when you think of a word museum? A boring space in the middle of your town which no one ever visits? Well, that might not always be the case!

Living in Korea for almost 4 years has taught me that if you look hard enough, you can find anything here. Even places would have never thought could exist.

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