Jeju-do, or Jeju Island is a separate, remote island and has its own province, the Jeju Province. It is surrounded by water, and is accessible from the mainland by boat or by flight, as Jeju has its own airport and ports. It contains the natural World Heritage Site, the Hallasan, which is a volcano, and is the highest mountain in Korea. Along with Hallasan are Lava Tubes, which were formed from the volcanic activities.
Jeju Island is extremely popular among tourists both local and foreign. It has up to 15 Million visitors daily while the population itself is merely 600,000. While the surrounding beaches are always a wonderful scenery, Jeju has some interesting attractions and scenery such as the famous 'grandfather stones (돌하르방)'. There is even a myth behind the stone that if a woman with fertility problems rubs the stone's nose, then her problems will immediately be solved. Other attractions include Jeju City, Love Land (an attraction dedicated to sex) and a Teddy Bear Museum.
Jeju Island also boasts a delicate and delicious cuisine ranging from seafood such as sashimi and seaweed, the famous black pig samgyupsal, and tangerine fruits. You can also visit O'sulloc's Tea Museum and the nearby beautiful green tea field for the scenery.
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Two Museums in One Stroll
National Museum of Korea
September 25th 3:00pm - 4:30pm Come join Itaewon Global Village Center as they host the event “Two Museums in One Stroll” touring both the National Museum of Korea and the National Hangeul Museum! Don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate Korean cultural heritage through the National Hangeul Museum and the National Museum of Korea at the same time! You will have a chance to view the exhibition “Document Heritage of Korea” which includes petroglyph, Korean people of prehistoric times, the first brush of Korea, metal-type printing and the Korean alphabet “Huminjeongum.” The tour offers: 1) An English speaking docent with detailed explanations 2) A walk through the beautiful Yongsan Family Park. This program is free of charge and registration could be completed through email or in person. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Itaewon Global Village Festival (이태원지구촌축제)
Every year the Itaewon Global Village Festival brings together a fun mix of Korean traditions and foreign cultures making it stand out as one of the most internationally diverse celebrations in the world! It is a remarkable and fun multicultural event where people learn about and experience different cultures while making new international friends. A range of events take place during the festival beginning with an opening ceremony, K-pop performances, and traditional dance performances from Korea to countries all over the world! If you're a foodie the Global Food Festival is your chance to try a bunch of international dishes! The Food Festival runs throughout the weekend. Programs - Parade - Food Festival - Performances - Etc.