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KOREA' HIDDEN GEMS:

We are aware that Korea is filled with beautiful landscapes and sceneries. If you live to capture picture-perfect memories, we found 5 different places you would want to visit!

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Keep in mind that some places may charge admission fees! Nevertheless, this is an adventure you would take to discover the hidden gems of South Korea! 

Haslla Art World 

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Located next to the sea, this place offers a view of nature as well as art installations!

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The cultural complex and artistic space are separated into parks, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and even a hotel.

 

You can book a room and stay on-site. The hotel rooms are all designed differently so you may further indulge in the art experience. 

 

If you wish to pick the room according to your preferences, visit their website

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To visit the gallery, you will need to pay an admissions fee which is ₩12000 for adults and ₩11000 for children. The gallery operates every day from 9 am to 6 pm all year round. 

📍 1441 Yulgok-ro, Gangdong-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do.


Sanyang Gotjawal

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Escape into nature for a rejuvenating experience! The forest is called Gotjawal by the locals due to its rocky ground. However, the meaning refers to unapproachable forests mixed with bushes and trees. 

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There are many instagrammable spots here! The highlight would be this door that leads to nowhere. 

 

If you visit in the evening, you will be able to catch a glimpse of the fireflies. 

 

Not forgetting the many other art sculptures found in Gotjawal

 

Starting from February 11th, admission fees to the forest will be implemented. For tourists, it will cost ₩6000 per entry but locals only pay ₩3000

📍 956-6 Cheongsu-ri, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju-si.


Pohang Spacewalk by Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth

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It is South Korea’s largest contemporary public sculpture designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. 

 

The rollercoaster-looking sculpture gives you a birds’ eye view at the top. It would be suggested to visit during sunset so you’d have a picturesque background!   

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The sculpture is limited to 250 people at a time for safety purposes as visitors say the spacewalk wobbles just like a roller coaster does as you walk along. 

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Even at night, the sculpture is lit up.

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There is no admission fee required and the opening times differ from weekdays and weekends. It operates from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 5 pm on weekends. 

📍 Duho-dong, Buk-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do.


Nijimori Studio

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You want to visit Japan but the lockdown is stopping you? Not to worry, this place replicates a traditional Japanese village! 

 

There is an admission fee to enter the village which will cost you ₩20,000. Upon entry, there will be an event where you can earn ₩5000 if you take the coins from the samurai!

To make the Japanese experience even authentic you will be able to rent Kimono’s starting from ₩30,000! There are additional charges if you would like to add accessories with the price ranging from ₩3000-5000

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Walking around you’ll be able to find ramen restaurants where you can sit on the floor like traditional Japanese restaurants. The price of a meal will start from ₩10,000 which is likely to be more affordable than their sushi shops.

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If you prefer to have light meals, snack shops and cafes are also available! 

The operating hours are from 11 am to 9 pm. However, children under the age of 19 will be not be allowed. 

 📍 Gyeonggi-do, Dongducheon-si, Cheonbosan-ro


Seopjikoji Swing

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Located in Jeju Island, you’ll be able to take a picture with the swing with the background overlooking the sea. 

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You can walk down to the beach and enjoy the sea breeze. Interestingly, you can walk further down and climb up the stairs to the lighthouse. 

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Adding to that, there is also an installation of stairs which looks like the stairway to heaven!

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📍 Jeju-do, Seogwipo-si, Seoongsan-eup, Goseong-ri, 45 Seopjikoji Coastal Road End

If you know another hidden gem from Korea, you can share it with us in the comments!

Author: Estella

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