AboutNot far from Seoul, in the middle of Gyeonggi Province one will find the city Yongin. While it is not as large as some of the places one may find around Korea it has become a must visit for tourists both foreign and domestic. It houses Korea’s largest amusement park, Everland, as well as the Hoam Art Museum that holds some of Korea’s most treasured art and the Korean Folk Village.
Everland, which often draws comparisons to Disneyland because of the large scale, similar architecture and themes, is Korea’s largest amusement park. In fact it was the 6th most frequented amusement park in the world in 2002. It is comprised of many different areas that provide a little something for everyone. Among these areas are Global Land, Zoo-Topia, European Adventure, American Adventure, Caribbean Bay and Magic Land. In Global Land one will find eating establishments and gift shops. This area provides a wide range of services for guests while they are in the park. Zoo-Topia, as you might guess from the name, is an area with a zoo theme. There is in fact a zoo as well as a safari ride where patrons can ride a bus and see animals in their natural environment. American and European lands have games and performances after the culture of their respective titles. Caribbean Bay, the water park adjacent to Everland, provides tons of fun for the whole family during the hot summer months in Korea. Finally, Magic Land is an area jam-packed with rides and games that brings smiles to visitors of all ages.
The Hoam Art Museum, home to some of the finest Buddhist art, calligraphy, paintings, celadon and porcelain vases found in Korea, calls Yongin its home. The grounds of the Hoam Art Museum are truly a sight to behold, covering about 66,000 square meters and containing Korean style gardens and the Bourdelle Garden where the sculptures of French sculpture Bourdelle’s works are displayed. Inside the museum is no less spectacular with almost all 4,000 meters squared of the building displaying the finest art from Korea’s proud history.
Korean Folk Village, the largest folk village in Korea, is also found in Yongin and contains nearly 260 houses on 243 acres built in the late Joseon era style. One can traditional crafts of the period recreated in one of the twenty workshops that have maintained these classic skills without impairment over the years.
Yongin is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations in Korea for the different types of fun experiences it provides. Don’t miss out, go to Yongin and experience it for yourself today.
There are regular buses and trains to Yongin every day from the Express Bus Terminal in Seoul or Seoul Station.
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|ayo||there are buses from seoul that goes directly to the yong-in theme parks so definitely try out both carribean bay and everland!||2010-07-01 03:33|
|luckys99||Everland is a large theme Park that many people enjoy.||2010-06-18 14:06|
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Article source: Seoul Metropolitan Government Tourism Division