2016년 2월 25일 목요일

Milyang Best Local Foods~! All About Great Foods in Gyeongnam!

From the 돼지국밥 (Dwaeji gukbap) is a regional specialty of Miryang, which is a pork soup served with rice. Near Yeongnamru Pavilion there is a traditional marketplace where this great dish is served. 

From the entrance of the traditional market, you will be able to smell the pork broth brewed for hours and hours. 

This restaurant is one of the most popular place in Miryang to taste its regional specialty. When you are in Gyeongsang region, you can see many dwaeji gukbap restaurants but there are three types.
1. Miryang has a really creamy colored broth.
2. Daegu has lots of meat and spices inside.
3. Busan has a clear color of the broth.

Price is \6,000 won for gukbap. You can choose what kinds of meats to be added to your gukbap.

It goes really well with kimchi as well.

This restaurant received a silver medal from 'Milyang Regional Korean Food Contest'

Contact: 055-354-7980

Amusement Park & Zoo Attractions in Gyeongnam~!

Do you know there is a Jinju Land in Jinju, Gyeongsang Province?
At Jinyangho Port Park there are so many attractions to enjoy other than amusement park as well.

As you go up the steep hills, you will see Jinju Land. The amusement park is not large in size which makes it a nice place to visit with young children.

There is a cafe and restaurant right in front of the entrance. While kids play at the park, parents can enjoy a private time at the cafe.

Right at the window of the cafe, you will be able to see this ride.

Just by 10 min walk from Jinju Land, you will arrive at Jinyangho Zoo. What is great about this area is that amusement park, zoo, drive-in theater, and observatory are all in one area.

The entrance fee is only \1,000 won/adult and \800 won for children. The hours are from 9:00 am~18:00 pm during March~ October and 9:00 am~17:00 pm during November~ February.
*Pets are not allowed at this place

This female lion named 'Suni' was on television because she has been living with the dog beside inside the cage.

You can experience feeding the animals. 

How about a fun day at Jinju with your family and friends?

2016년 2월 15일 월요일

Winter Sea Trip to Gyeongnam!

[Changwon Travel Spot/ Tracking Course/ Changwon Tour]
Let me introduce a great place to take a visit in Changwon. 

This place is Jeodo Island, a small island located near Changwonsi Mapogu. The Yeonyukgyo Bridge is the way to the island and can be traveled by car. 
It is a  great place to do outdoor activities and enjoy the beautiful view of the sea. 

The beach road is a tracking course at the island. It takes about 1 hour 20 minutes hike for a short course and 2 hours and 50 minutes for long course. The long course takes you to the summit of Yongdosan Mt. which is only 200 meters in elevation.

Ready~ Stretch~ and Go~!

The warm sun makes you feel like the spring is here.

Look at the color of the sea~ It is emerald blue! 

Want to here the sound of wind and sea waves? 

You are able to see the whole view of the sea from the beach road. The silence of the mountain and the view of the sea gives you a feeling of peace.

Address: Gusan-myeon, Masanhapo-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 

When you think of beaches and sea in Gyeongnam, Geoje will come to minds of many Koreans. This is the famous Geoje Hakdong Mondol Beach. It definitely has a different atmosphere compared to summer. 

 Even though it is cold out near sea, many will come to visit this place.

The Mongdol beach, also called Black Pearl Beach, is famous for its shiny and round shaped rocks. The rocks shine as the sun lights each one of them.

The sound of the wave at Mongdol Beach was also selected as one of 100 Korea's nature sounds. 

How is the sound of the waves? 

I think it is a great place to take your family or lovers for a visit. Before winter fades, how about a romantic travel to a winter sea? 

Address: Dongbu-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 

2016년 1월 29일 금요일

Unique Tour of the Month in Gyeongnam~

  This month let me recommend unique places to travel that is worthwhile for a visit in Gyeongnam. Sacheon is located at the southwest of Gyeongnam and one of major attractions include the aerospace museum and the Sacheonpo Port. 
  What many probably did not know is that there is a wine gallery constructed from an abandoned train tunnel in Sacheon. If you love art and wine, it is worthwhile for a visit. 

Wine Gallery Tour in Sacheon-si 

 Here is the entrance to the wine galley. As you can see the this was actually a train tunnel. Let' see how deep the tunnel goes~!

It is truly a unique space. An abandoned train tunnel becomes a cultural space filled with wines and artworks. It is an wine gallery and also a wine cafe where various house wines can be tasted. The tunnel is a perfect place to keep the wine for constant temperature of 12~17 degrees Celsius.

Another special local products of Sacheon is the kiwi that are grown in many of the farming lands. A kiwi wine is sold here at the wine gallery and a free tasting is available.
Not many people probably ever tasted or even heard of kiwi wine.^^

If you do not enjoy wine or liquor there are coffee and other drinks as well. 

How about an elegant experience at this hidden attraction of Sacheon? 

Address: 93-3 Sinheung-ri, Gonmyeong-myeon, Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 
Contact: 055-854-5800

Night Market Tour in Changwon 

Another place you might want to visit if you are especally a night lover is the Daekiri Night Market located inside Sangnam Market in Changwon. Changwon is the downtown area where the popular traditional marketplace is located. 

From 12 p.m to 12 a.m it operates all year round. The traditional market in Korea in order to attract more visitors have made some new improvements over the years to improve sales since they can no longer compete with big franchise markets. The market was cash only but now credit card transactions and various gift cards are available for convenience of the customers.

As you make an entrance, you will be struck by so many different kinds of foods in front of you. Let's see one of the popular menus at this market.

 Gold fish bread and chocolate fountain~!

 Sweets lovers will go crazy with this dessert. A gold fish bread filled with either red bean paste or cream covered in various frostings and toppings.

If you want a decent meal, then you must try the hand made dumplings.

You will see all of the great street foods of Korea here at the night market.

You will be just full tasting every little bit of the foods here. There are so many foods to choose from and to enjoy. If you worry about gaining a few pounds when you take a visit here remember the famous saying-"don't count calories, count enjoyment"! ^^

Address: Sangnam-dong, Seongsan-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do

2016년 1월 27일 수요일

Gyeongnam Culture Tour: Clayarch Gimhae Museum

The name "Clayarch" is a compound word of clay and 'arch,' which is an abbreviation of "architecture." Clayarch aims to rediscover the relationship between ceramics and architecture-as a new direction for ceramic art.

 The museum of roughly 9,000 meter square feet has 5,036 fired paintings, ceramic architecture installation works, illustrations, drawings, photos and roof tiles.

There are many programs available to experience with clay and various art forms.

Program Information 
Hands-on program for ceramic-making
Individuals-Non-firing clay 5,000 won/ Firing clay 10,000 won

There are about 5,000 fired paintings hung on the outside walls of the exhibition hall and a huge glass dome covers the ceiling, making a unique round building. A special exhibition hall and archive, image room, and galley shop are situated on the first floor and on the second floor is a planned exhibition hall. 

Current exhibition is titled "Making Life" which is being exhibited until February 14th. 
Making Life is an exhibition intended to allow those who are living in a highly industrialized capitalistic society to recover handwork that has been ousted from everyday life. 

If you are an art lover and would like to visit Gimhae, it would be a great experience to stop by for a visit.

Visit Clayarch Museum Official Homepage: http://english.clayarch.org/index.do
Address: 275-51, Jillye-ro, Jillye-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 
Inquires: 1330 Travel Hotline +82-2-1330 (Korea, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Closed: Mondays, January 1st, Chinese New Years, Korean Thanksgiving 

Operating Hours
10:00-18:00 (Last admission is one hour before closing) 

Adults: 2,000 won
Children: 1,000 won