You may only have a very short time to stay in Korea, so we want to recommend some very famous and impressive tourist spots for visitors.
Around the Venue
There are various tourist spots nearby the Jungmun Resort Complex as shown on the following map:
Daepo Columnar Joints
The columnar joints are situated on the seashore east of the Jungmun Resort Complex. Black hexagonal stone pillars are piled on top of each other; they unfold like a folding screen as if a god elaborately piled up blocks of stone. The sound of the waves crashing into the rocks is remarkably refreshing. At the Daepo Columnar Joints, visitors can feel the mightiness and exquisiteness of nature.
This beach is surrounded by steep cliffs that create a cozy and romantic atmosphere. It is situated within the Jungmun Resort Complex where visitors can enjoy their summer vacation, utilizing a variety of entertainment and recreation facilities. You can enjoy wind surfing, water skiing, parasailing and swimming in the indigo-colored sea.
The waterfall falls from a precipice with thundering sounds, creating white water pillars. It has the name Cheonjiyon, meaning 'the heaven and the earth meet and create a pond'. At 22 metres in height and 12 minimum width, the waterfall tumbles down to the pond to produce an awe-inspiring scene.
You can see much of Jeju in Hanllim Park including lava tubes, beautiful beaches, a traditional folk village and Korean foods.
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes is comprised of three sites that together make up 18,846 hectares, 10.3% of the surface area of Jeju Island, the southernmost territory of the South Korea. It includes: Geomunoreum, regarded as the finest lave tube system of caves anywhere, with its multi-coloed carbonate roofs and floors, and dark-colored lava walls; the fortress-like Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone, rising out of the ocean, a dramatic landscape; and Mount Hallasan, the highest in Korea, with its waterfalls, multi-shaped rock formations, and lake-filled crater. The property, of outstanding aesthetic beauty, also bears testimony to the history of our planet; to its features and processes.
DMZ Tour to the National Border of North Korea
Panmunjom, only 55 km north of Seoul, is the only place in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where visitors are permitted. This is a village established on the ceasefire line at the end of the Korean War in 1953. In the blue UN buildings in Panmunjom, peace discussions still take place, though there's something surreal, almost comic, about the pomp and precautions.
Perhaps even more surreal is the giant, ultramodern train station at the border, empty save for tourists, yet ready to serve a united Korea the minute the boundary lines are lifted. There's nowhere else in South Korea where you can get so close to North Korea and North Korean soldiers without being arrested or shot, and the tension is palpable.
Panmunjom and the DMZ tour is only permitted for foreigners: you need to make reservation a month beforehand and you must have your passport for the tour. It takes one day and costs about $100 including transportation, guide fee and lunch.
Seoul City Tour
Korea's capital city, is a tourist destination replete with a host of activities to enjoy, ranging from traditional royal palaces to shopping districts boasting the latest fashion trends. To get the most out of your stay, hop on a Seoul City Tour Bus.
Using the onboard multilingual audio guide, international visitors can enjoy a detailed description of each tourist site on the itinerary.
It takes half a day and costs about $50 including transportation, guide fee and lunch.