Trip to experience Korean traditional music never seen before! It is full of activities that relaxing your tired feet by traveling in the wine, watching Gukak(Korean traditional music) performance, making Janggu, and beating Cheongo.
It is in the northernmost region of Chungcheongbuk-do, facing Gimcheon and Sangju of Gyeongsangbuk-do to the east, Geumsan-gun of Chuncheongnam-do to the west, Muju-gun of Jeollabuk-do to the south, and Okcheon-gun to to the north. In regard to the distance from the major cities of Korea, it is situated 193.8km away from Seoul, 74.2km from Cheongju, 41.5km from Daejeon, 95.9km from Daegu, 234.2km from Busan, 212.2km from Gwangju, and 284.1km from Wonju.
Because it is located in an area where the Sobaek and Noryeong mountain ranges split, Yeongdong is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Also branches originating from the upstream of the Geum River flow through Yeongdong. Due to its location in the interior, it has a continental climate, with extreme cold and heat. However, it is the warmest place in the province, receiving a large amount of sunshine in the day, and this contributes to the large production of delicious fruits. This is the reason Yeongdong is referred to as the ‘country of fruits’ by many. Also it is famous for the area where Nangye Park Yeon who was a brilliant musician and music theorist in the early Joseon period was born.
Wine Korea is the biggest winery in Korea and it serves foot bath with wine. Tourists can relax with foot bath inside of the winery.
A farm where deers are grazes is located in Hwanggan-myeon, Yeongdong-gun. There are a restaurant serving deer dishes and a pension surrounded by a farm.
It is located in Shimchun-myeon, Yeongdong-gun where is Nangye Park Yeon’s place of birth. It is a Korean Traditional music town where people can feel and experience Gukak(Korean traditional music).
It has 300 seat concert hall and several halls serving various music program. It has Chungo which is the biggest drum in the world as a Guinness Book of Records. According to the legend, if beating this Chungo 3 times, the one’s wish will be realized.
The Janggu is the most representative traditional drum in Korea. It consists of an hourglass shaped body with two heads made from animal skin. The two heads produce sounds of different pitch and timbre which when played together are belived to represent the harmony of man and woman.
One of the most famous Korean traditional food. Mixed rice with various fresh vegetables and Korean traditional pepper sauce, Gochujang. You may add some meat or seafood.
07:00 Subway Line 2 Hongik Univ. Station Exit 8 pick up
07:30 Subway Line 4 Myeongdong Station Exit 4 pick up
07:40 Subway Line 2/4/5 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Exit 10 pick up