South Korea Adventures
South Korea, an East Asian country on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It’s known for its green, uneven wide open spotted with cherry trees, blossoms. With hundreds of years old Buddhist sanctuaries also worth a visit. In addition to its waterfront angling towns, sub-tropical islands, and innovative urban areas, like Seoul, the capital. Split by a fearsome outskirt, South Korea offers the voyager an amazing scope of encounters, delightful scenes and 5000 years of culture and history.
South Korea’s smaller size and sublime transport framework imply that serenity can be found in the simple reach of the urban sprawl. Climb to the summits of rough mountains encased by thickly forested national parks. A portion of those same mountains change into ski slants come winter. Get further out of the way than you thought conceivable by cruising to remote islands. Here you will find cultivating and angling people welcoming you into their homes and straightforward fish bistros. Relax in quiet towns encompassed by rice fields, resting in rustic Hanok (traditional wooden house) guesthouses.
A stuffed date-book of celebrations and occasions implies there’s quite often a festival or something to that effect to go to wherever you are. It may be Boryeong for its mud festival or Gwangju for its Biennale or its yearly salute to that most Korean of nourishment, kimchi. Koreans are constantly enchanted to impart their way of life to guests. Regularly that implies over a common dinner with a tempting cluster of dishes and a lot of toasts with neighborhood mixed drinks.
Main areas of Interest
Nami Island (Namiseom/Namisum)
It is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, South Korea. This island was actually man-made and formed by a divided body of water, from the rising waters of the North Han River. This happened due to the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944. Nami Island is an oasis for culture and leisure in peaceful harmony with humanity and nature. After a five-minute ferry ride, guests meet a forest of verdant trees holding up the sky and open grassy areas where ostriches, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and peacocks warmly welcoming visitors in the midst of some amazing fauna and wildflowers.
Mt. Sorak (Seoraksan)
It is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range, located in the Gangwon Province of the eastern region of South Korea. It is surrounded by a national park near the city of Sokcho. The autumn colors in the area are considered amongst the most beautiful in Korea. Making this national park a major attraction for locals and international travelers all year round.
This is an amazing site of castle ruins located on Seoraksan Mountain. Also known as Mt. Onggeumsan Castle or Toto Castle. The legend of this castle is believed to been constructed by the 23rd King of the Goryeo Period (918-1392), Gojong (r. 1213-1259). Making it a must-see site to visit.
This is one of the main temples in the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is situated on the slopes of Seoraksan in Sokcho, Gangwon Province. This massive statue of Tongil Daebul sits with legs crossed and half-closed eyes in meditation, his lips displaying a perceptible smile. A flowing robe, revealing the right shoulder, drapes over the Buddha's robust torso. The hands of Tongil Daebul are positioned in the mudra – a symbolic hand gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies and statuary, symbolizing the “enlightened one.”
Everland Theme Park
The largest theme park in South Korea. ( another favorite is Lotte World ). located in the Everland Resort in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do. It has become increasingly popular and attracts around 7 million visitors yearly. This Korean theme park has been ranked as one of the Best in Asia.
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