So this is the official MV of Touch Korea Tour by 2PM and Miss A
ahh, 2PM and Miss A always adorable, right? kkk~
From that official MV from buzz Korea, you can see some tourism object that.
I guess this are the should visit object when you get there.
Address : Seoul-si Jung-gu Myeongdong2-gil 52
Yeongyang Center main branch is a 52 year-old specialty restaurant in Myeongdong. It specializes in samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) and tongdak (roasted chicken). In 1960, Yeongyang Center has started to sell tongdak roasted on an electric rotisserie. Since then, the crisp and not-at-all greasy taste has attracted popularity among local Koreans and it has become a must-visit restaurant among foreign tourists. They use chickens provided by directly owned chicken farm and the owner of the restaurant thoroughly manages all the process of cooking even from the ingredients preparation level.
Their main menus are samgyetang and tongdak. The Samgyetang features its tender meat and thick broth after boiling for 2 hours and the tongdak features crispy and not-fatty taste of the well-drained chicken. Among the menus, sansam Samgyetang stuffed with wild ginseng powder is the most be-loved menu.
Type / Specialty Menu
Korean Food/Jeongi Tongdak Gui (Grilled chicken), Samgyetang (Chicken ginseng
Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 5.
Go straight 100m and turn right onto Myeongdong 2-gil Road.
Yeongyang Center (Main Branch) is 40m ahead on the left side.
Located in Incheon, Sinpo Market is the first daily market in Korea. It has more than 110 years of history and tradition. The market is full of fish, vegetables, meat, and other ingredients, as well as delicious and low-priced food. Its location near the sea makes it a destination for fresh fish, dried fish, and other seafood. In one corner of the market, you will sometimes spot sellers at work scaling and gutting fish caught off the coast of Incheon.
In the afternoon, you will see a long line of people near the entrance to the market. These people are lined up for dak-gangjeong (fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet and sour sauce) sold at Sinpo Dak-gangjeong. Their dak-gangjeong is so popular that the store sells on average 500 chickens a day. The chicken is fried twice, and then coated with a sauce made of red chili oil, red pepper, and syrup for a spicy and sweet taste. It has a very crispy texture. (Large-size for 3-4 persons: 15,000 won)
In the market, street foods can be found in clustered areas, so visitors can enjoy a wide variety for about 1,000 won per dish. There are many snack shops offering quick meals, and it is fun to pick colorful dumplings and hot steamed bread stacked in front of the stores. Also popular in Sinpo Market is the hatba (fried fish cake made of ground seafood and vegetables), gonggalppang (crispy, hollow bread), and bindaetteok (fritter made of ground mung beans, meat, and vegetables).
About 20 minutes from the market is China Town. There are many Chinese restaurants, moon cake stores, and souvenir shops to browse around. The Freedom Park next to China Town has nice walking trails and offers a great view of the sea.
- ☞ Hours: 09:00 – 22:00 (Closed on the second Sunday of every month)
- ☞ Transportation: Gate 28 of underground shopping area, Dongincheon Station (Line 1)
- ☞ Major items: Meat, vegetables, seafood, nuts, dried seaweed, dak-gangjeong, sundae, gonggalppang, dumplings, five-colored steamed bread, teokbokki, gimbap, rice cakes, etc
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces.
The premises were destroyed by fire at the time of Japanese occupation from 1592-1598. However, all of the palace’s 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852~1919) .
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoe-ru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond are still relatively in tact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculpture of contemporary art.
The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.
1. Use exit #5 of Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line #3),
2. From Exit #2 of Ganghwamun Station (Subway Line #5), walk 400 meters
Seoul Lotte World
Tourists in Seoul may wonder how to spend their evenings. One of the most recommended spots is Lotte World, which is opened day and night all year round. At night, it is opened from 5 pm to 11 pm.
An indoor theme park connected with Lotte Hotel and Lotte Department Store, Lotte World is the Korean recreation center most frequently visited by foreigners. Lotte World consists of the indoor amusement park “Adventure” and an outdoor one as well, dubbed “Magic Island.” The outdoor Magic Island has numerous, thrill-packed attractions. Even the castle itself is an awesome background for photographs. At the indoor facility, “Adventure,” the World Carnival Parade is held from 7:30 pm to 8 pm and the Cosmos Circus Laser Show at 9:30 pm. Of the two, the World Carnival Parade is particularly eye-catching. KNTO programmers Heo Seok and Ko Young-shin, and Spanish expert Seo Se-a filed this report after visiting Lotte World one night.
[Lotte World Magic Island Recommended Course]
Lotte World includes the outdoor Magic Island, featuring lots of thrilling rides, and the indoor Adventure, where various performances are held after 7:30 pm. To get the most out of your visit, enjoy the outdoor rides before 7:30 pm at Magic Island, and then move on to Adventure to see the World Carnival Parade.
[Lotte World Adventure Recommended Course ]
Long queues often form for popular rides, meaning you could end up missing the performances in Adventure. Among the rides with the longest queues are Conquistador, Flume Ride, French Revolution, and Bungee Drop. You may want to switch to less popular, but romantic attractions like the Carousel or the Balloon ride. If you prefer live performances to thrilling rides, you may want to try the Live Show from 9:50 pm to 10:30 pm after the Cosmos Circus Laser Show.
Jamsil Station, Subway Line 2 & 8, Exit #4 (Direct access from station)
Located southwest of the Korean Peninsula, Jejudo Island (제주도) is a volcanic island in the shape of an oval that measures 73km from west to east, and 31km from north to south. As Korea’s most southern region, the weather on Jejudo Island remains significantly warmer than the mainland even during the cold winter months. Jejudo Island is sometimes referred to as “Samdado Island” (삼다도, meaning the “three many”) because of its abundance of rocks, women, and wind. Wind from the ocean blows steadily throughout the year and past volcanic activity has littered the island with an assortment of beautiful and unusually-shaped black rocks. The island’s reputation of having an abundance of women points back to the time when fishing was the primary means of income and many men were lost at sea.
Jeju’s phenomenal natural beauty, historical legacies, quirky museums, and array of water sports make it one of the best vacation spots in Korea.
Surrounding Cheonggyecheon, flowing through the central part of Seoul, are a variety of fun activities and delicious eateries open to the public. Museums, a palace, and outdoor cafes and restaurants surround the starting point of Cheonggyecheon. The Korea Tourism Organization Tourist Information Center, Hallyu Hall, Dongdaemun Market, and more decorate the surrounding areas of Cheonggyecheon, offering an even more enjoyable time. You can walk around Seoul’s central area, and also go on a tour led by a cultural heritage commentator. Let’s take a tour of Cheonggyecheon.
Shinsegae Department Store
The Shinsegae Centum City Department Store in Haeundae, Busan has been named the world’s largest department store. Shinsegae Centum City will be registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest shopping complex in the world. The Guinness Book of World Records is now published in 177 countries in 25 languages. The previous record holder, Macy’s flagship store in New York is 198,500㎡, but Centum City is over 95,405㎡ bigger than Macy’s, with 293,905㎡ of floor space.
Shinsegae Centum City is developing its overseas marketing strategies and plans to attract more than 1.2 million foreign customers this year. To reach this goal, it is producing “Centum City tour packages” in collaboration with the Korea Tourism Organization, Busan City, 7 travel agencies in Japan and 14 travel agencies in China.
Shinsegae will also hold large-scale events to celebrate its entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. It will hang a huge banner saying ‘THE WORLD’S LARGEST STORE’ and host several events under the theme, “Meet the world’s largest department store”. “Busan Shinsegae Centum City Tour Package” competition is now underway.
Boasting a capacity for almost 1500 people and a sound, light and visual display unrivalled in South Korea, M2 regularly plays home to some of the biggest DJs in the world.
Opened in 2004, it is part of the larger club complex Ohoo, which contains three bars designed around Seoul’s largest dance floor, with split-level dancing stages and a VIP balcony space for chilling out.
A Temple Stay is a cultural-experience program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism better. Temple stays offer various kinds of practicing methods such as Yebul (ceremonial service involving chanting), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Dahdoh (tea ceremony) and Balwoo Gongyang (communal Buddhist meal service). Participants can find their ‘true self’ amongst the harmony of nature while staying at a temple. Temple Life, the experience of temples, is another program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism and the life of monks better.
Devotional Chanting at Yebul, Ceremonial Service (Yebul)
Yebul is a ceremonial service to praise Buddha. This solemn ceremonial service is held 3 times a day; in the morning, midday and evening helping to clear one’s mind.
Zen Meditation (Chamseon)
Zen is known as “Seon” in Korean.
Chamseon is a form of meditation that allows a person to reflect ont oneself.
There are two forms of this meditation:
– Jwaseon(坐禪) : a sitting-style meditation
– Haengseon(行禪) : a walking-style meditation.
Communal Buddhist Meal Service (Balwoo gongyang)
Balwoo gongyang is a unique and special way of eating in Korean temples. At this communal meal practice the meal is eaten in total silence, and not a single grain of rice is wasted.
Tea Ceremony (Dahdoh)
Making and enjoying good tea is one of the practices of the Buddhist religion.
Koreans say that there are several ways to enjoy good tea. One should start off by enjoying the sounds of water boiling, and then relax with the soothing aroma of tea and seeing its soft and subtle colors. Lastly, one can feel the warmth of the tea radiating through the cup as they slowly savor the taste.
※ There are many other activities to participate in such as lotus lantern making, impression making with ink and paper, and folk games available at Korean temples.