Top 12 gyeonggi-do Attractions You must Visit

Gyeonggi Province is the most populous province in South Korea. Its name, Gyeonggi, means “the area surrounding the capital”. Thus Gyeonggi-do can be translated as “province surrounding Seoul”. The provincial capital is Suwon. Seoul—South Korea’s largest city and national capital—is in the heart of the province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946. Incheon—South Korea’s third-largest city—is on the coast of the province and has been similarly administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city since 1981. The three jurisdictions are collectively referred to as Sudogwon and cover 11,730 km2 (4,530 sq mi), with a combined population of 25.5 million—amounting to over half of the entire population of South Korea.

gyeonggi-do History

Gyeonggi-do has been a politically important area since 18 BCE, when Korea was divided into three nations during the Three Kingdoms period. Ever since King Onjo, the founder of Baekje (one of the three kingdoms), founded the government in Wiryeseong of Hanam, the Han River Valley was absorbed into Goguryeo in the mid-fifth century, and became Silla’s territory in the year 553 (the 14th year of King Jinheung). Afterward, the current location of Gyeonggi-do, one of the nine states of Later Silla, was called Hansanju.

The Gyeonggi region started to rise as the central region of Goryeo as King Taejo of Goryeo (the kingdom following Silla) set up the capital in Gaesong. Since 1018 (the 9th year of Goryeo’s King Hyeonjong), this area has been officially called “Gyeonggi.”

In 1967 the seat of the Gyeonggi provincial government was transferred from Seoul to Suwon. After Incheon separated from Gyeonggi-do in 1981, Gyeonggi regions such as Ongjn County and Ganghwa County were incorporated into Incheon in 1995.

Things to do here

  • Gwangmyeong Cave
  • Everland
  • Hwaseong Fortress
  • Jebudo Island
  • Yangpyeong Dumulmeori
  • Namhansanseong Provincial Park
  • Hwadam Botanic Garden
  • Pocheon Art Valley
  • The Garden of Morning Calm
  • Hantangang River Resort
  • Seoul Grand Park
  • Petite France

Gwangmyeong Cave

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Gwangmyeongdonggul Cave is the largest themed cave park with varied cultural and artistic things, created in a gold mine where gold, silver, and bronze were mined. Visitors can experience wine at Wine Cave, as well as Cave Aqua World, Gold Falls, Gold Road, Gold Palace, Horror Experience, Cave Basement World, Underground Lake, the largest dragon sculpture in the nation, LED lights, and other facilities adding more fun to the visit. In addition, Black Light Performance will be held every weekend. The cave features many healing spots to heal one’s mind while taking a walk around the venue.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    Weekdays 09:00-18:00
    ※ Last admission is 1 hour before closing
  • Admission Fees
    Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 2,500 won / Children 1,500 won
  • Shopping Information
    Cave Café
    Gwangmyeong Upcycle Art Center (2F)
    – Menu: Gwangsigi Dosirak, Suje dongaseu (house-made pork cutlet), udon, drink, etc.
    – Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Closed Mondays)
    – Inquiries: +82-2-2612-7710

    Outdoor café
    – Near Gwangmyeongdonggul Cave Ticketing Booth No. 1
    – Menu: Oven-baked pizza, hot dog, snack, drinks, etc.
    – Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Closed Mondays)
    – Inquiries: +82-70-4277-8907

    Gift Shop
    – Near Gwangmyeongdonggul Cave Ticketing Booth No. 1
    – Operating hours: 09:00-18:00 (Closed Mondays)
    – Inquiries: +82-70-4451-3192

    Maru de Cave Restaurant
    – Operating hours: 11:30-14:30 / 18:00-21:00
    * Subject to change.
    – Menu: 6 Course menus, 5 additional menus
    * Reservation must be made at least 3 days before visiting via phone. (+82-70-4277-8908)
  • Address: 142, Gahak-ro 85beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do
  • Phone: +82-1688-3399
  • Homepage: cavern.gm.go.kr/

How to get here:
By [Subway]
1. Get off at Cheolsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2. Cross the road to take Bus No. 17 and get off at Gwangmyeongdonggul Cave Bus Stop (last stop). 
2. Get off at Cheolsan Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 2. Take Bus No. 11-2 and get off at Gwangmyeongdonggul Cave Parking Lot 3 Bus Stop.
3. Get off at Seoksu Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 2. Take a taxi for about 18-min.

Everland

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Everland Resort entertains visitors through attractions in the five themed areas of Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, Zootopia, and European Adventure. The amusement park is decorated according to different themed festivals throughout the year, including Tulip Festival, Rose Festival, Summer Splash, Halloween Festival, Romantic Illumination, and more. One of the park’s most famous rides is T-Express, Korea’s first wooden roller coaster, popular among young visitors. Zootopia is a must-see as it spans over an area of 15,000 ㎡ and exhibits 2,000 animals. Lost Valley opened in 2013 and features the largest ecological safari world with tours by amphibious car to see 150 animals. A pair of giant pandas given by Chinese president Xi Jinping as a symbol of friendship between Korea and China can also be seen at Panda World.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    10:00-21:00
  • Admission Fees
    [Admission + Rides]
    – One-day Ticket: Adults 56,000 won / Teenagers 47,000 won / Children & Senior citizens 44,000 won
    – Night Ticket (after 16:00): Adults 46,000 won / Teenagers 40,000 won / Children & Senior citizens 37,000 won
    – Two-day Ticket: Adults 87,000 won / Teenagers 73,000 won / Children & Senior citizens 69,000 won

    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ags 13-18) / Children (ages 3-12) / Senior citizens (ages 65 & over)
    * Free admission for infants. Separate ticket needs to be purchased to use infant-only facilities after admission.
    * Includes free admission to Ho-Am Art Museum for the day.
  • Address: 199, Everland-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 용인시 처인구 포곡읍 에버랜드로 199 (포곡읍)
  • Phone: +82-31-320-5000
  • Homepage: www.everland.com

How to get here:
By [Subway + Shuttle Bus]
Jeondae-Everland Station (Yongin EverLine), Exit 3.
Take the shuttle bus to Everland (Operating hours 05:30-23:30).

Hwaseong Fortress

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Hwaseong Fortress is an impressive structure from the latter part of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) and the official fortress of Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. The fortress, constructed from 1794 to 1796, was built as a display of King Jeongjo’s filial piety towards his father and to build a new pioneer city with its own economic power.

The fortress wall stretches for a total of 5.52km and has a great variety of military facilities that are hard to find anywhere else. Four gates face each of the cardinal directions—Janganmun (north), Paldalmun (south), Changnyongmun (east), and Hwaseomun (west)—and the seven-arch style Sumun gates straddle the point where the nearby stream reaches the palace. Above the Sumun gates is a pavilion called Hwahongmun.

Hwaseong Fortress was constructed under the guidance of Yu Hyeong-Won (1622-1673) and Jeong Yak-Yong (1762-1836), and is believed to have been constructed very scientifically. The fortress wall was built using Seokjae and Jeondol (bricks) and the holes between the bricks are just big enough to fire guns, arrows, or long spears through in case of an attack.

During construction of the fortress Jeong Yak-Yong invented ‘Geojunggi,’ which uses a ‘hwalcha’ (lever) to lift up heavy stones, greatly reducing construction time.

The Suwon Hwaseong Fortress went through many turbulent times and damage, and in the battle of June 25th, many of the facilities became so damaged that they were deemed irreparable. Even though the fortress restoration initiative (1975-1979) restored many of the sites to their former glory, Paldalmun to Dongnamgakru (an area 491 meters in length) has still not been renovated.

The fortress was designated as Historic Site No. 3 in January 1963, and in December 1997, it was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. A variety of performances and events are held at the fortress every day and Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival takes place here in autumn.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    09:00-18:00
  • Address: 320, Suseong-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 수원시 장안구 수성로 320 (영화동)
  • Phone: +82-31-290-3600
  • Homepage: www.swcf.or.kr

How to get here:
By [Bus]
Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1)
From Suwon Station Bus Stop. take Bus No. 3000 and get off at Janganmun Gate Bus Stop.
Walk for approx. 4 min.

Jebudo Island

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From Jebudo Island you can witness the parting of the sea. This seemingly biblical phenomena can be experienced in Hoedong-ri, Gogun-myeon, Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do; Sado-ri in Hwajeong-myeon, Yeocheon-gun, Jeollanam-do; at Muchangpo Beach in Gwandang-ri, Ungcheon-myeon, Boryeong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do; Hado in Unsan-ri, Byeonsan-myeon, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do and between Jebudo Island and Songgyo-ri, Seosin-myeon, Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi-do.

The 2.3-kilometer stretch of water between Jebudo Island and Songgyo-ri, Seosin-myeon, parts twice a day during the low tide, and is where the sea parts most frequently in Korea. The exposed foreshore, which remains accessible for six hours until it is submerged by the tide, appears at a different time each day. People of Jebudo Island used to wade across the route, often getting soaked up to their waist, to reach the mainland. However, after cement pavement was installed in the late 1980’s, the route became quickly and easily accessible by car. Though Jebu Island is small there are some notable sights to see, like the Maebawi (falcon rock) that serves as roost for local falcons, and a 2.5 kilometers beach that is full of clamshells.

Useful Informations

  • Address: 96, Jebumal-gil, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 화성시 서신면 제부말길 96 (서신면)
  • Phone: +82-1577-4200

How to get here:
By [Bus]
From Suwon Station, take Bus No. 1004 or 22 and get off at Jebudo Island Bus Stop.

Yangpyeong Dumulmeori

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Dumulmeori literally means ‘two water area,’ and refers to the place where Bukhangang River and Namhangang River meet. The dock for an ancient-style ferry and weeping willows add to the rustic beauty of this area. Another attraction at this site is the three 400-year-old Zelkova trees that appear as one giant tree. A privately owned place, Dumulmeori remains as a popular site for shooting Korean TV dramas, movies, commercials, wedding pictures as well as nature pictures.

Useful Informations

  • Address: Dumulmeori-gil, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 양평군 양서면 두물머리길
  • Phone: +82-31-770-1001~2
  • Homepage: tour.yp21.net 

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Yangsu Station (Jungang Subway Line), Exit 1.
Walk straight for approx. 20-30 min.

Namhansanseong Provincial Park

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Namhansanseong Provincial Park surrounds Namhansanseong Fortress, one of four forts built to protect Hanyang (the former name of Seoul). Gaeseong, Suwon, Ganghwa and Gwangju are located in the north, south, west, and east direction respectively. Namhansanseong Fortress is located to the east in Gwangju. The park is situated on Namhansan Mountain, 24km southeast from Seoul and 6km northeast from Seongnam. The length of trails is a total of approximately 12.4 km (main fortress 8.9km, external fortress 3.2km, Sinnamsanseong Fortress 0.2km). The height is 7.3m.

The fortress is alternately recorded as being the royal fortress of King Onjo of the Baekje Kingdom, whose father was King Dongmyeong during Goguryeo period or a fortress built in 673 during the reign of King Munmu (the 13th year) of Silla period during the heat of the Silla and Tang War. The old site was rebuilt several times, with its current style of construction being built in 1621 during King Gwanghae’s reign.

Namhansanseong’s circumference is approximately 12km, stacking small natural stones over big stones. The fortress includes Sueocheong (Namhansan Mountain Fortress Defense Command), Gwana (government office), storage, and a haenggung (temporary palace), as well as 80 wells and 45 springs. Also, administration was moved from Gwangju-eup to inside of the fortress, clearly showing the importance of Namhansanseong Fortress in that period. 12,700 people participated in a field exercise carried out for the first time after building the fortress by command of King Injo (17th year, 1639). These days, only a few buildings remain inside of the fortress including East and South Gate, Seojangdae, Hyeonjeolsa Temple, Yeonmu Hall, Janggyeongsa Temple, Jisudang, Yeongwoljeong, and Chimgwaejeong. Among these remaining buildings, four gates, Sueojangdae, and some parts of the fortress in the middle of West Gate still maintain their original forms. Namhansanseong Fortress is designated as Historical Site No. 57 and a provincial park.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    [Namhansanseong Haenggung]
    April-October 10:00-18:00
    November-March 10:00-17:00
  • Fee:
    [Namhansanseong Provincial Park] Free
    [Namhansanseong Haenggung]
    Individual: Adults 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
    Group: Adults 1,600 won / Children 800 won
  • Address: 731, Namhansanseong-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 광주시 남한산성면 남한산성로 731 (남한산성면)
  • Phone: +82-31-746-1088
  • Homepage: www.gg.go.kr
  • Hiking Course
    [Course 1] Sanseong Rotary – North Gate – West Gate – Sueojangdae – Yeongchunjeong – South Gate – Sanseong Rotary
    [Course 2 ] Sangseong Rotary – Yeongwoljeong – Sungyeoljeon – West Gate – Sueojangdae – Sanseong Rotary
    [Course 3 ] Namhansanseong Fortress UNESCO Heritage Center – Hyeonjeolsa Temple – Beolbong Peak – Janggyeongsa Temple – Mangwolsa Temple – East Gate – Namhansanseong Fortress UNESCO Heritage Center
    [Course 4] Sanseong Rotary – South Gate – Namjangdaeteo – East Gate – Jisudang Altar – Gaewonsa Temple – Sanseong Rotary
    [Course 5] Namhansanseong Fortress UNESCO Heritage Center – East Gate – Dongjangdaeteo – North Gate – West Gate – Sueojangdae – Yeongchunjeong – South Gate – East Gate – Namhansanseong Fortress UNESCO Heritage Center

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Sanseong Station (Seoul Subway Line 8), Exit 2.
Take Bus No. 9 and get off at Namhansanseong Bus Stop.

Hwadam Botanic Garden

Hwadam Botanic Garden is an eco-friendly arboretum located within Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, a 40 min drive away from Seoul. In effort to revive the country’s forest ecosystem, LG Evergreen Foundation brought in approximately 4,300 types of exquisite and domestic plants to form a forest park divided into 17 themes. “Hwadam” can be translated into “a friendly communication,” a name given to the forest in hopes that the area serves as a mean for people to communicate with nature. While the forest is designed to offer an environmentally friendly atmosphere, the ecosystem and habitats of the forest are well-preserved, serving as a home to many living species.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    09:00-18:00 (weekends & public holidays 08:30-18:00)
  • Admission Fees
    Adults 10,000 won / Children 8,000 won
  • Facility Utilization Fees
    [Monorail Fare]
    – Course 1 (Section 1-Section 2): Adults, Teenagers, & Senior Citizens 4,000 won / Children 3,000 won
    – Course 2 (Section 1-Section 3): Adults, Teenagers, & Senior Citizens 6,000 won / Children 5,000 won
    – Course 3 (Roundtrip): Adults, Teenagers, & Senior Citizens 8,000 won / Children 6,000 won
  • Address: 278-1, Docheogwit-ro, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 광주시 도척면 도척윗로 278-1
  • Phone: +82-31–8026–6666
  • Homepage: www.hwadamsup.com

How to get here:
By [Subway + Taxi]
Gonjiam Station (Gyeonggang Line), Exit 1.
Take a taxi for approx. 10 min.

Pocheon Art Valley

pocheon art valley
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The rocks of Pocheon Art Valley are famous among Koreans for its natural beauty. The beautiful rock formation is a result of the Daebo Orogeny that took place approximately over 150 million years ago. Now, the rocks’ beauty is admired by tourists as a culture and arts space under the name Pocheon Art Valley. The transformation was the outcome of Korea’s first environment restoration project led by the city of Pocheon. Nearby are active quarry sites for digging up unique granite found only within the area, referred to as Pocheonseok rocks.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    09:00-19:00 (Last admission 18:00)
  • Admission Fees
    Individuals – Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 1,500 won
    Groups – Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
  • Address: 234, Art valley-ro, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 포천시 신북면 아트밸리로 234 (신북면)
  • Phone: +82-31-538-3483, 2312
  • Homepage: artvalley.pocheon.go.kr/
    www.hantangeopark.kr

How to get here:
By [Bus]
From Pocheon Bus Terminal, take Bus No. 67 or 67-1 to Pochen Art Valley Bus Stop.

The Garden of morning Calm

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The Garden of Morning Calm is an arboretum located at the east of Seoul, in the Gapyeong district of South Korea. On 300,000 m², it houses 5,000 species of plants, some rare or endangered and attracts 600,000 tourists per year. The name Garden of Morning calm originated from when Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian Poet, Called Korea ‘The Land of Morning Calm.’ The design of the garden focused on curves, spaces and asymmetric balance, and also korea’s unique beauty to express traditional elegance.

Useful Informations

  • Opening Hours: 08.30-18.00
  • Fee:
    Adult 9.500 won
    Youth 7.000 won
    Kid 6.000 won
  • Address: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 가평군 상면 수목원로 432 (상면)
  • Phone: +82-1544-6703
  • Homepage: www.morningcalm.co.kr

How to get here:
By [Bus]
Take bus no. 1330 from Cheongnyangni transfer center bus stop and get off at the cheongpyeong bus terminal. From cheongpyeong terminal, take a bus bound to the garden of morning calm.

hantangang River Resort

Image by KTO
Image by KTO

The area surrounding the Hantangang River is filled with countless volcanic rocks from past volcanic activity. These rocks are basaltic, and are commonly called gombo (a face with chicken pox marks) rock because they are covered with small holes that form from air bubbles when volcanic lava cools rapidly. The surrounding scenery of the Hantangang River area is truly breathtaking and is also the site of a famous amusement park. The Hantangang River Resort, located in the lower region of the Hantangang River, stretches along 1.5 kilometers of the river’s shore between the Sarang Bridge and the Hantan Bridge in Jeongok-ri, Yeoncheon-gun. The Hantangang River flows from Pyeonggang in North Korea, flows through Cheorwon, Pocheon and Yeoncheon and eventually joins the Imjingang River. The river features many scenic points including a large valley with walls that consist of many rare rocks. The resort is a great place for rest and relaxation, and has facilities for the whole family, maintaining campsites for cars and motor homes, a dinosaur themed Children’s Character Park, Children’s Transportation Land, a water park, an ecological pond, and a soccer field. Additionally, the Goseokjeong Pavilion and Sundam Valley are located nearby upstream.

Useful Informations

  • Address: 76, Seonsa-ro, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 연천군 전곡읍 선사로 76
  • Phone: +82-31-833-0030
  • Homepage: www.hantan.co.kr

How to get here:
By [Train]
Take a train to Hantangang Station. walk for 5 min.

Seoul Grand Park

Seoul Grand Park is an family-friendly amusement park consisting of various themed facilities that promote the growth and preservation of diverse animals and plants.

[Seoul Zoo]
Seoul Zoo aims to provide an ideal environment for animals to grow and live as well as exhibit, preserve, and research rare animals and educate the public. As a result of the zoo’s hard work and efforts, it is the only zoo in Korea to be certified as a member of both ISIS and IUDZG-WZO.

[Botanical Garden]
Seoul Grand Park’s Botanical Garden was opened in 1985 amidst the lush forest situated at the foot of Cheonggyesan Mountain. The garden consists of a greenhouse, exhibition facilities, and themed gardens that boast a collection of over 41,000 plants from 1,262 different species. The greenhouse preserves and exhibits tropical and subtropical plants that are not found in Korea. Moreover, the Botanical Garden offers various activities and experience programs related to plants and forests.

[Theme Garden]
The Theme Garden is one of the most representative facilities of Seoul Grand Park. The Theme Garden consists of a Rose Garden and Children’s Zoo. Seasonal plants and flowers as well as diverse themed garden programs are offered.

[Healing Place]
The Healing Place is a forest formed at the foothills of Cheonggyesan Mountain that surrounds the border of Seoul Grand Park. Main facilities consist of Healing Forest Walkway; Water, Wind & Sunshine Healing Zone; Barefoot Road; Aroma Garden; and Forest Plaza.

[Healing Forest Walkway]
Healing Forest Walkway is a walking path lined by diverse trees that form a lush forest serving as a habitat for small animals like squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, and more. The walking path is approximately 8 kilometers long and divided into four sections. The shortest course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, while the full course requires 3 hours.

[Campsite]
The campsite within the Seoul Grand Park is the perfect place to camp out, hold picnics and enjoy recreational activities with friends and families. Main facilities consist of a campsite, volleyball court, basketball court, snack bar, and shower facilities. The campsite is open from March to November, except in the case of harsh weather conditions.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    [Seoul Zoo & Theme Garden]
    March-October 09:00-19:00
    November-February 09:00-18:00

    [Campsite]
    Day-use 09:00-19:00
    Overnight site: 13:00-11:00 (next day)

    [Theme Garden]
    March-October 09:00-19:00
    November-February 09:00-18:00
  • Admission Fees
    [Seoul Zoo & Botanical Garden]
    Individuals: Adults 5,000 won / Teenagers 3,000 won / Children 2,000 won
    Groups: Adults 3,500 won / Teenagers 2,100 won / Children 1,400 won
    [Theme Garden]
    Individuals: Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    Groups: Adults 1,400 won / Teenagers 1,100 won / Children 700 won
    [Campsite] Adults 2,000 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children & Senior citizens 1,000 won

    [Lift] Adults 6,000 won / Teenagers 4,500 won / Children 4,000 won
    * Inquiries: +82-2-504-5657

    [Elephant Train] Adults 1,000 won / Teenagers 800 won / Children 700 won
    * Inquiries: +82-2-3418-0998
  • Address: 102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 과천시 대공원광장로 102 (막계동)
  • Phone: +82-2-500-7335
  • Homepage: grandpark.seoul.go.kr 

How to get here:
By [Subway]
Seoul Grand Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2.

Petite France

Image by 陳 中昇 through Wikipedia

After traveling 10 km along the lakeside road from Cheongpyeong Dam, in the direction of Namiseom Island, you will come across a cluster of white, exotic buildings on the left-hand hillside. From its outward appearance, it would appear to be a village that belongs on the Mediterranean coast or in a pastoral area of the Piedmont Alps. This is Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside! Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.

The concept of Petite France encapsulates ‘flowers, stars, and the Little Prince.’ The village contains a memorial hall dedicated to Saint-Exupery, the author of the celebrated French novel, Le Petit Prince (1943) and as such it is called the Little Prince theme park. It also has a gallery displaying sculptures and paintings of le coq gaulois (the Gallic rooster), the national symbol of France; Orgel House where a 200-year-old music box plays a sweet melody; a shop that sells herbal and aromatic products; a souvenir shop; and many other locales where you can experience French culture. The village can accommodate up to 200 visitors with 34 guest rooms that hold four to ten people each. Enjoy the marionette experience and hear percussion instruments from around the world, and also enjoy soap bubble experience.

Useful Informations

  • Operating Hours
    09:00-18:00
  • Admission Fees
    Adults 10,000 won / Teenagers 8,000 won / Children 6,000 won
    * Teenagers (middle & high school students), children (ages 3-elementary students)
  • Address: 1063, Hoban-ro, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 가평군 청평면 호반로 1063
  • Phone: +82-31-584-8200
  • Homepage: www.pfcamp.com
  • Activity Information
    1. Saint-Exupery Memorial Hall: Displays the life of Saint-Exupery, who was a noted author in France, and the writing process of The Little Prince novel.
    2. Orgel House: View the orgels (musicbox) collected from all over European countries and enjoy the sound.
    3. France Traditional House Exhibition Hall: Experience the 19 century’s French culture inside France Traditional House.
    4. Antique Exhibit Hall: Enjoy and purchase antique items, puppets and porcelain from Europe, including France.
    5. Marionette Dance Performance: Shows the dance show of marionette of the Czech Republic.
    6. Puppet play: A European play for children, comprised of a Guignol and marionette, French and Czech traditional puppets respectively.
    7. Appreciating an orgel: Offer an explanation regarding the history of orgels.
    8. Plaster art exhibition: Visitors can create plaster arts, painted by themselves with shapes such as the Little Prince or the Eiffel Tower.

How to get here:
By [Bus]
From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal or Sangbong Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Cheongpyeong.
From Cheongpyeong Bus Terminal, take a local bus bound for Goseong-ri.

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