Gyeonggi-do, home to approximately half of Korea's total population, is a political, economic, cultural, and transportation hub. It boasts evenly and diversely developed industries as well as a variety of cultural heritage sites, and an excellent natural environment. The ski slopes of Gyeonggi-do are located close to Seoul and therefore easily accessible. It is a place to enjoy major amusement parks, museums, and other interesting cultural facilities in the metropolitan area, making it a popular destination among travelers aiming for diverse experiences.
Gyeonggi-do, an irresistible shopping destination
Korea is a trend-leading shopping paradise, and Gyeonggi-do is at the heart of this paradise. With a well-developed public transportation network including a subway system that brings together the metropolitan areas into a single region, Gyeonggi-do is also close to Incheon International Airport, attracting continuous streams of shopping enthusiasts from Korea and abroad. From cultural activities to all-in-one department stores with fashion, appliances, and everyday goods, and major shopping outlets with world-class brands at discounted prices, Gyeonggi-do is filled with a wide range of shopping venues offering quality, affordability, and style. Experience shopping with a difference in Gyeonggi-do
Paju, Yeoju & Icheon Premium Outlets
These large suburban shopping outlets offer well-known local and international brands at discounted prices all year round. They house hundreds of brand name shops, restaurants, parks, and various convenience facilities. These premium outlets are ideal for shopping, and also a family day out.
Gwangmyeong Premium Outlets
Situated close to a Swedish furniture brand, discount market, and electronics mall, this urban premium outlet offers a one-stop shopping experience, from appliances and furniture to everyday goods. A cinema, kids' zone, and famous restaurants are located nearby, allowing visitors to enjoy shopping, culture, and cuisine in one location.
Pyeongtaek International Central Market
This market, nicknamed the “Itaewon of Gyeonggi-do,” features shopping and recreational facilities for international tourists including eye-catching souvenir shops and restaurants with different dishes from around the world. It can be described as a place of cultural exchange where international cuisines and exotic cultures coexist.
A Trip to the DMZ
Korea is the world's only divided nation. The DMZ is an "eco-repository" retaining a natural environment that was ironically unintentionally created by human negligence of Mother nature. The DMZ also embraces heartbreaking stories of wartime tragedies from 60 years ago.
As the only Joint Security Area (JSA) of the UN, Panmunjeom is a symbolic representation of the division of Korea.
Third Tunnel of Aggression
This tunnel, infiltrating South Korea from the North, can be safely and conveniently toured on a monorail.
- How to Get There
How to Get There
Most parts of Gyeonggi-do are conveniently connected to Seoul by subways or buses, and the outskirts are reachable by trains.
- Web : www.seoulmetro.co.kr
Rapid busGyeonggi Bus Information
- Web : www.gbis.go.kr
- Web : www.letskorail.com
Tour informationGyeonggi Tourism Website
- Web : www.ggtour.or.kr
- Tel : +82-31-259-4700 (Gyeonggi Tourism Organization) / +82-31-120 (Gyeonggi Call Center)
- Nearby Attractions
Gyeonggi-do’s Nearby Attractions
The name Cerapia combines the words "ceramic" and "utopia," hence meaning "a utopia of ceramics." A wide variety of Eastern, Western, traditional, and modern ceramic artwoks are on display. It is more than a visual attraction; visitors can try their own hands at pottery, or see artists at work. The World Ceramic Biennale is held here every two years, bringing together the ceramic cultures of the world.
- Add : 263, Gyeongchung-daero 2697beon-gil, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
- Tel : +82-31-645-0693
- Web : www.kocef.org
- Nearby Resort : 18km from Jisan Forest Resort / 18km from Konjiam Resort / 23km from Yangji Pine Resort
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Hwaseong is a fortress wall built over a period of two years by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty in 1797. Measuring 5.7km long, Hwaseong Fortress not only boasts architectural beauty but is also considered one of the best structures of late-Joseon civil engineering, constructed with new technologies enthusiastically developed by focusing the architectural talent of the time.
- Add : 190, Yeonmu-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
- Tel : +82-31-251-4435
- Web : www.swcf.or.kr
- Nearby Resort : 32km from Yangji Pine Resort / 40km from Jisan Forest Resort / 43km from Konjiam Resort
As the largest theme park in Korea, Everland Resort brims with dynamic attractions including thrilling rides, beautiful gardens, and Safari World. It organizes various uniquely themed festivals each season as well as spectacular daily events, providing great entertainment all year round.
- Add : 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
- Tel : +82-31-320-5000
- Web : www.everland.com
- Nearby Resort : 21Km from Yangji Pine Resort / 27Km from Konjiam Resort / 29Km from Jisan Forest Resort
Dae Jang Geum Park
Dae Jang Geum Park is an outdoor drama set built by MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation). Local and international historical drama sensations such as Jewel in the Palace, Queen Seondeok, Empress Ki, Dong Yi, and Jumong were filmed here. It may be a set designed for filming, but the architecture, capital city, and villages are based on much historical research and provide an opportunity to witness the traditional culture of Korea.
- Add : 25, Yongcheon drama-gil, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
- Tel : +82-31-337-3241
- Web : withmbc.imbc.com/dramia
- Nearby Resort : 15km from Jisan Forest Resort / 20km from Yangji Pine Resort / 34km from Konjiam Resort
Korean Folk Village
Opened in 1974, the Korean Folk Village is a traditional culture theme park that features a realistic reconstruction of life during the Joseon period. Traditional homes from each region have been relocated to the village or restored, and the everyday practices of the time are also recreated. Visitors can travel back in time to see and experience the traditional beauty and culture of Korea through the alleys in the village.
- Add : 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
- Tel : +82-31-288-0000
- Web : www.koreanfolk.co.kr
- Nearby Resort : 19km from Yangji Pine Resort / 33km from Konjiam Resort / 34km from Jisan Forest Resort
Nam June Paik Art Center
The Nam June Paik Art Center is a place to discover the unique artistic world of Nam June Paik (1932-2006), a pioneer of video art. Named "The House where Nam June Paik Lives for a Long Time" by Paik himself, the center opened its doors in 2008 after about seven years of preparation. It houses 2,285 pieces of work including 67 by Paik from his 40-year career, such as "TV Buddha" and "TV Fish."
- Add : 10, Paiknamjune-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
- Tel : +82-31-201-8500
- Web : www.njpartcenter.kr
- Nearby Resort : 26km from Yangji Pine Resort / 35km from Jisan Forest Resort / 35km from Konjiam Resort