2019년 5월 2일 목요일

"Do not be fooled, it is still Korea" 6 Exotic domestic destinations in Korea

If it is difficult to travel overseas for reasons such as cost and time, there is a good alternative.
How about looking for an exotic local tourist destinations in Korea?
The Korea Tourism Organization has selected six exotic tourist attractions as a recommended destination to visit in April.




The Mediterranean village at Asan city, Tangjeong-myeonDogo-myeon, in Chungcheongnam province has a blue-roof and pastel-tone fence.
This former vineyard was transformed with the architectural style of the Greek islands facing the Mediterranean Sea and southern France.
The alley with 64 buildings is divided into Santorini, Parthenon and Provencal areas.
There are workshops, restaurants and souvenir shops, and at night, the lighting of the Milky Way lights up the atmosphere.
There are about 3000 different kinds of plants from worldwide at flower Botanical Garden in Dogo-myeon, Asan city. Entering the large greenhouse, the red Begonia flower tunnel boasts a spring atmosphere along with pond gardens and maze gardens.



One of Seoul Itaewon's hidden attractions.
There are several halal food specialty shops in Korea's first Muslim Korean Muslim center in Seoul and its surroundings, creating an exotic atmosphere.
At the same time, old residential areas and alleys remained intact and very Korean.
The laundry and hairsalons that kept the town for a long time, and the new workshop and café which are new to it, make a harmonious blend.
It is a steep hill road. You can look down on Itaewon city center from roof top cafe or bar. There are a lot of interesting places around the road such as Itaewon antique furniture street where the atmosphere seems to have shifted Europe, and vinyl and plastic which enjoy analogue sound of LP and CD are nearby.



Ansan is the area where most foreigners live in Korea.
As of January 2019, about 86,000 people from 107 countries live in Ansan. Of these, 21,000 people from 57 countries live in Won gok-dong.
Won-gok-dong area has been designated as a special district of multicultural village in 2009 by recognizing this particularity.
The Ansan City World Cultural Experience Center is a place where you can experience the culture of more than 50 countries including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Congo and Nigeria.
You can see about 1400 exhibits including musical instruments, dolls, masks and clothes.
An abundance of food is also an unforgettable experience of Ansan Multicultural Village.
There are 184 catering restaurants from various countries including China, Indonesia, Nepal, India and Vietnam centering on multicultural food streets.
62 of them are employing local professional chefs in accordance with the recommendation system for local cooks by the Ansan Residents Support Center.



In Chuncheon city, Gangwon province, Korean can feel the atmoshere of Ethiopia in East Africa.
It is thanks to Ethiopia Korean War Veterans Memorial located on the waterfront. It was a place to honor Ethiopian troops' work and sacrifice during the Korean War and shaped traditional Ethiopian houses.
Ethiopian culture such as coffee as well as dispatch process and battle record during Korean War can also be seen here. The Ethiopian house across the road is a café with Ethiopia theme dating from 1968 before the memorial was built.
The Emperor of Ethiopia sent the name of the cafe and the golden lion, which is the symbol of the imperial family, and sent the coffee beans from royal family until 74.



Daewongsa, located in Boseong, Jeonnam Province  is an opportunity to meet the Buddhist culture of Korea and Tibet.
Walking along the 5.5 km long cherry blossom ramp, you can see the exotic pagoda comes first. It is a Tibetan pagoda called 'Chorten'.
There is a harmony of white and white flag 'Tarchos' with a 15m high white magnificent Sumi Gwangmyung tower.
Opposite is the Tibetan Museum built in Tibetan style.
You can participate in Tibetan cultural experience or temple stay with your acquaintances.
The Bongseong-gun Baekmin Museum, Seo Jae-pil Memorial Park and Taebaek Mountains Literary Museum are within five minutes from Daewonsa Temple.




The German village in  Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam province is a town where Korea miners and nurses who left Germany in the 60s and 70s returned for retirement. More than 40 German-style buildings with white walls, orange tiles and roofs create an exotic landscape.
Korean German built traditional German-style houses with locally imported construction materials.
There are also many restaurants where you can taste German food such as German sausages, beer and bread.
A horticultural art village is located on the lower hill above German village.
The theme parks around the world was bulit in the area of about 163,500㎡ such as the French gardens emulate the gardens of the Versailles palace, Japanese gardens that blend rocks and stone, modern American gardens, and windmills in a stunning Dutch garden.


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