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Yongin City Tour

Located in the central part of Gyeonggi-do Province, Yongin City is home to a myriad of tourist attractions including the Korean Folk Village and Everland (one of the nation's most popular theme parks). On the weekends, activity in the city increases as those from Seoul, Suwon, and the surrounding areas travel to Yongin to look around the cultural and tourist sites scattered throughout area.

 
Visitor Information

☞ Yongin City Tour Schedule: May 14 to mid-November
- Culture & Arts Tour (Course 1), History & Travel Tour (Course 2)
Second and fourth Saturday of every month 
- Nature Experience Tour A (Course 3), Nature Experience Tour B (Course 4)
Second and fourth Sunday of every month 

☞ Fare
Course 1 – Adults (ages 19 and up): 17,000 won / Teens (ages 7-18): 14,000 won / Children (7 years old and younger): 11,000 won
Course 2 - 12,000 won (regardless of age)
Course 3 – Adults & youths (ages 7 and up): 12,000 won / Children (7 years old and younger): 10,000 won
Course 4 – Adults & youths (ages 7 and up): 11,000 won / Children (7 years old and younger): 2,000 won
* Fare covers transportation and admission fees to sites along the course.
**Fare does not include meals or snacks.

☞ Reservations
Tel: +82-31-324-2068 (Korean)
Homepage: http://tour.yonginsi.net/ (Korean)
☞ 1330 tt call center: +82-31-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 


☞ Course Itinerary


* Point of departure & return:
Suji Respia (Jukjeon Station, Bundang Subway Line, Exit 1); there is a bus stop sign in front of the Jukjeon 2-dong Community Center.

 


Course No. 1 – Culture & Arts Tour

Suji Respia (9:30 departure) → Hankuk Art MuseumNJP Art Center → Lunch → Korean Folk VillageIeyoung Contemporary Art Museum → Suji Respia (16:50 arrival)




Course No. 2 – History & Travel Tour

Suji Respia (9:00 departure) → Yongin Cultural Heritage Museum → Wawoojongsa Temple (와우정사)Beomnyunsa Temple (법륜사) → Lunch → Agricultural Theme ParkWentteok (Rice Cake) Village (웬떡마을) → Suji Respia (16:50 arrival)



Course No. 3 – Nature Experience Tour A

Suji Respia (9:30 departure) → Hobakdeungbul Village (호박등불마을) → Lunch → Korean Deung-Jan (Lamp) Museum → Yongin Natural Recreational Forest → Suji Respia (16:30 departure)

 


Course No.4 – Nature Experience Tour B

Suji Respia (9:00 departure) → Yongin City Hall → Hantaek Botanical Garden → Lunch → MBC DramiaSejoong Museum → Yongin City Hall → Suji Respia (16:40 arrival)

 

Major Tourist Sites



NJP Art Center (백남준아트센터)

The NJP Art Center is a gallery dedicated to the works and research of world-renowned video artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006). Opened in 2008, the gallery offers a permanent exhibition of Paik's works, regular special exhibitions covering controversial issues of contemporary art, workshops and seminars on a range of themes, and public lectures and events.

>> Click here for more on the NJP Art Center
Homepage: http://www.njpartcenter.kr/kr/ (Korean, English)

 


Korean Folk Village (한국민속촌)

Opened in 1974, the Korean Folk Village is an outdoor exhibition of houses from the Joseon Era (1392-1910). On display are various government buildings and commoners' houses that differ by region, as well household objects, farming tools, and crafts from the Joseon period. Events are organized every season, including traditional wedding ceremonies, Nongak music performances, and Jultagi tight rope performances. At the village marketplace, visitors can taste Korean rice cakes and fried foods like injeolmi, bindaetteok, and pajeon, as well as traditional liquor such as dongdongju. For the past several decades, the village has been popular among both local and international travelers and is frequently used as a filming location.

>> Click here for more on the Korean Folk Village
Homepage: http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)

 


Wawoojongsa Temple (와우정사)

Wawoojongsa Temple is bordered by 48 mountain peaks, which enclose the temple area like a folding screen. The temple was built in 1970 to pay tribute to the virtues of Buddha and to strengthen national unity. On exhibit at the temple are 3,000 or so Buddha statues from India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and China, offering a glimpse into the Buddhist cultures of other countries. Among the pieces on display, the most famous items are the 8-meter high Buldu statue (Buddha's head) at the temple entrance and the world's largest Wabul statue (reclining Buddha statue) that is 12 meters long and 3 meters high.

>> Click here for more on Wawoojongsa Temple
Homepage: http://www.wawoo-temple.org/
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Russian)

 


Korean Deung-Jan Museum

The Korean Deung-Jan Museum features various Korean traditional lamp-oil containers. The museum, which befitting looks like a lighthouse, has three aboveground floors that consist mainly of exhibition halls. On the basement level are rest areas and cultural spaces for seminars and performances; outside there are a number of exhibitions, rows of stately trees, and a pond.

>> Click here for more on Korean Deung-Jan Museum
Homepage: http://www.deungjan.or.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 


Hantaek Botanical Garden

Hantaek Botanical Garden is Korea's largest arboretum and home to about 7,000 species of plants including rare and endangered species. The sun and shade gardens, along with the wetlands, offer optimal living conditions for a myriad of different species. The gardens are organized by theme and leaflets are available at the front to help visitors navigate their way around the different sections.

>> Click here for more on Hantaek Botanical Garden
Homepage: http://www.hantaek.co.kr/ (Korean)

 


Sejoong Museum

The Sejoong Museum was opened in 2000 to systematically study and preserve Korean traditional stone statues. The museum is located in a beautiful natural setting and has 14 themed galleries presenting a grand total of 6,000 stone works.

>> Click here for more on Sejoong Museum
Homepage: http://www.sjmuseum.co.kr (Korean)

 



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