Ganghwado Island, which was selected as this year's tourist city in 2018, is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Seoul. It is the fifth largest island in Korea, and is a tourist destination with many valuable historical sites from ancient times to modern times. Ganghwado Island is famous for its rich natural scenery that combines mountains and seas, and is famous for its green tourist spot without pollution!
Sochang Experience Center
By the 1950~1960s, sochang industry was very prosperous in Ganghwado. There were so many factories and workers that was the largest sochang marking place in Korea. However, the development of other clothing materials leads to the decline in sochang industry since 1970s. There are only about 10 factories left in Ganghwado. One of the dope dyeing factory became this Sochang Experience Center. Visitors can understand more history of sochang, and also make your own sochang handkerchief in here too!
Ganghwa Tourist Platform
Provide culture experience and Ganghwa travel information. Visitors can know more about the history of Ganghwa-gun, where was the capital of Goryeo, Korean dynasty (918-1392) taken place. Try to take on the Goryeo Hanbok (traditional clothing) and also enjoy the wonderful exciting VR Experience in here. Moreover, visitors may have chance to receive free souvenirs.
Ganghwa History Museum. Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
Ganghwa History Museum opened in 2010, and is located inside Ganghwa Dolmen Park, which was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Historic Site No. 137. The museum aims to exhibit, preserve and educate about the history and culture of Ganghwa from prehistoric ages to modern times based on artifacts from the area.
The Ganghwa Dolmen Heritage Site, in Bugeun-ri, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, encompasses roughly 120 dolmens, most of which are Northern-style dolmen that are made of large pieces of stone 7.1m in length and 2.6m in height. The dolmens in this region are found in unusual altitudes of 100-200m above sea level and reveal important information about the prehistoric period.
Ganghwa Peace Observatory
Ganghwado Jejeokbong Peak Peace Observatory was constructed in the northern area of the Civilian Restricted Zone in Cheolsan-ri, Yangsa-myeon. The observatory houses shops selling Ganghwa specialty food and North Korea’s specialty food, a management office, wishing wall for unification, and a rest area on the first floor, an exhibition hall to see the traces of war as well as high-technology binoculars on the second floor, and the observing facility to see the area of North Korea on the third floor, and a screen facility to show the entire view on cloudy days. The exhibition hall on the second floor presents Ganghwa’s military experience, North Korea’s provocation, comparison of military powers between South and North Korea, unification policy, and other war-related exhibitions.
08:20 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station Exit 10
08:30 Myeongdong Station Exit 8
09:00 Hongik Univ. Exit 3
10:10~11:10 Sochang Experience Center
11:15~13:15 Ganghwa Tourist Platform (Free Goryeo Hanbok.VR Experience)+Lunch Time
13:30~14:30 Ganghwa History Museum. Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
14:45~15:45 Ganghwa Peace Observatory
17:50 Hongik Univ. Station
18:20 Myeongdong Station
18:30 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station
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