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[Korea] Geoje-si launches ‘Blue City-Tour’ travel program

  • Date07/21/2010
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Starting from July 20th the Geoje City Government of Gyeongsangnam-do will be running the ‘Geoje Blue City-Tour,’ a travel package program designed to highlight the area’s natural beauty and cultural heritage sites.

The large, first-class express bus will shuttle travelers to and from famous attractions like Oedo Island, Haegeugang Island, and the POW camp, as well as industrial sites like Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries. The bus departs at 8:00 from the Gohyeon Express Bus Terminal and will return by 17:00. There will be no tours on Monday.

Routes vary according to the day of the week, so visitors can pick whichever route best suits their particular interests. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Route #1 is available at 22,600 won (for adults) while on Wednesdays and Fridays Route #2 will be available at 21,600 won for each adult. Route #3 will run on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 25,600 won per person (adult price). In case of inclement weather, Route #4 will be offered at 8,000 won as an alternative course.

During the tour, guests can hear live commentary from a professional cultural and tourist commentator. Although this service is not currently available in other languages, organizers are in the process of making an audio guide for English speakers.


< Route Information >

Route #1
Geoje Shipbuilding Marine Cultural Center (조선해양문화관) → Oedo Haegeumgang (외도 해금강) → Hakdong Mongdol Beach (학동흑진주몽돌해변) → The Hill of Wind (바람의언덕) → Sinseondae Cliff (신선대) → Samsung Heavy Industries (삼성중공업) → Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp (포로수용소 유적공원)

Route #2
Geoje Shipbuilding Marine Cultural Center (조선해양문화관) → Oedo Haegeumgang (외도 해금강) → Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (대우조선해양) → Kim Young Sam Presidential Archives & Exibit Hall (김영삼 대통령 기록전시관) → Okpo Daecheop Memorial Park (옥포대첩기념공원)

Route #3
Sanbangsan Beewon (산방산비원) → Birthplace of Cheongma, Yu Chi-hwan (청마생가) → Geoje Giseonggwan/Jilcheong (Government Office) (거제기성관/질청) → The Hill of Wind (바람의언덕) → Sinseondae Cliff (신선대) → Hakdong Mongdol Beach (학동흑진주몽돌해변) → Oedo Haegeumgang (외도 해금강) → Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp (포로수용소 유적공원)

Route #4
The Hill of Wind (바람의언덕) → Sinseondae Cliff (신선대) → Hakdong Mongdol Beach (학동흑진주몽돌해변) → Geoje Shipbuilding Marine Cultural Center (조선해양문화관) → Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (대우조선해양) → Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp (포로수용소유적공원) → Geojedo Sea Spa (거제도해수온천)



< More Info. >

Geoje Blue City-Tour (Korean)
Geoje Cultural Tourist Site(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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Go to Geojedo Island
Go to Oedo Island Botania (Oceanic Tourist Garden)
Go to Geoje Haegeumgang
Go to Historic Park of Geoje, P.O.W. Camp

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Courtesy of: Geoje Municipal Government