Gyeongsangbuk-do or Gyeongbuk in short, is located along Eastern Korea, and is bounded by the East-sea. It houses cities such as Daegu, Gyeongju, and Pohang. It is a rather historic province, as it retains most cultural, and historical aspects from the Silla Kingdom from the Chosun Period. Cities such as Andong, or Gyeongju have much of its structures and housing built in the form of a hanok (traditional Korean housing).
Take a visit to cities such as Andong and Gyeongju, to sightsee and take in Korea's cultural elements, especially, don't miss out the Hahoe Folk Village in Andong. You can also visit the Haein-sa or the Bulguk-sa Temple, if you have a Buddhist religion. Finally, if you are up for an adventure along the sea, you can visit Ulleung Island to get an up-close view of Korea's Dokdo island, or you may even take the chance to go to Dokdo yourself!
Ganghwa Island Cultural Tour, Pyeonghwa Observatory, Luge Ride
News & Events
Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm
Garden of Morning Calm
Light Festival at The Garden of Morning Calm Date: Annually Dec-March Lighting Time: Sunset~9 pm Come see the light festival at The Garden of Morning Calm, one of Korea's largest botanical gardens! At night the garden is illuminated by nearly 30,000 lights in all different colors and shapes. Be illuminated as you are transported into a fantasy land filled with nostalgic thematic installments and sculptures such as gingerbread houses, pumpkin carriages, dancing dolphins, and more! This is one of the biggest winter season events and a great activity to get in the Christmas spirit.
Special Evening Admission to Gyeongbokgung Palace
Experience Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Seoul in a new way! Gyeongbokgung Palace will be holding a special evening admission event starting from April 29 until November 3rd, 2019. Walking under the moonlight visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Korean history and be transported back to the Chosun dynasty. You can only get this feeling of serenity nighttime so don't miss this special offer. This event is not only popular for foreigners but also among local Koreans every summer! Event Period & Opening Hours Period: Every 3rd and 4th week from April 29 to November 3 (Closed on Tuesdays) Last entry: 1 hour before closing April 29 - May 6 (Royal Culture Festival) (19:00-21:30) May 20 - June 2 (19:00-21:30) June 17 - 30 (19:30-22:00) July 22 - August 4 (19:30-22:00) September 16 - 29 (19:00-21:30) October 21 - November 3 (19:00-21:30) Ticketing Where to buy: Foreigners can buy a ticket on-site (limited up to 500 visitors per day, first come first serve, up to 4 tickets per person) Price: 3000 Won *Bring your passport to validate your foreign nationality* * Free entry if you reserve online and wear Hanbok through the sites below (each site has 250 quotas for free entry ) - Also applicable for foreigners 1. Auction Ticket 2. Interpark Ticket Or go in person and check out some nearby Hanbok rental shops such as Hanbok-nam or 3355 Hanbok if you wish to rent and wear Hanbok to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Weather conditions The event will continue even if it rains. Please bring your own umbrella.
IGVC - Minwha Painting Museum Tour
National Museum of Korea
September 20th, 2019 10am - 12pm Come join us for an amazing art event on Friday, September 20th from 10:00am to 12:00pm! Itaewon Global Center will be taking a trip to the National Museum of Korea to learn the traditional Korean folk Painting: “Minhwa”. Participants will also have an opportunity to draw on a traditional Korean fan! Schedule: - Concept and brief background explanation about Korean traditional painting: Minhwa - Learn about the usual images used in Korean folk art and basic painting techniques using Korean brush - Design your own fan Instructors will be there to assist you when professional help is needed. This class is for beginners so no artistic background is necessary! Cost: 5,000won (per person/Cash Only). You can sign up in person or by email only.