Destinations Yongin-si

Yongin is strategically located to the South of Gyeonggi-do. As a tourist spot, it offers both natural beauty and cultural assets, beginning with the Traditional Korean Folk Village, which vividly portrays the life of Koreans during the Joseon Dynasty through a wide range of national treasures, assets and museums. Additional attractions include large-scale theme parks, golf ranges and ski resorts.



Tourist Sites

Leisure/Sports

  • Everland Sledding Hills
    Address :
    310, Jeondae-ri ,Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Everland, located in Yongin, is a huge theme park, which includes a zoo, snow sledding, and botanical garden. Everland has three distinct themes, Festival World, Caribbean Bay, and Speedway. Festival World has a global fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Equatorial Adventure. Each was built with it’s own uniqueness and style. Caribbean Bay is the very first water park in Korea. Its main feature is the wave pool, and many people come here in the summer just to ride those waves. Speedway is also the very first of its kind in Korea. Car racers can practice here, and it is also training spot for learning about the automobile culture. The entire course measures 2.225 km. The average width of the track is 11m. The straight distance of the area is 450 meters, the road is covered with asphalt, and it can accommodate about 35,000 spectators. Everland also features the Glen Ross Golf Club, Automobile Museum, Sportspark, and Hoam Art Gallery.
    Directions :
    At Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit No. 6. Take bus No. 5002. Comes Every 30 min.
    At Gyodae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or Line 3) Exit No. 13. Take Bus No.1500-1. Every 25 min.
    Subway to Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1). From across the street, take Bus No. 6000. Every 20 min.
    Local:
    From Yongin Bus Terminal, walk toward the city for 5 minutes, then take Bus No. 600, No. 6000, or No. 66. Get off at the last stop.
    Information :
    Homepage: http://www.everland.com (Kor,Eng,Jpn,Chn) Hours:
    (Weekdays) 09:30 - 19:00/
    (Weekends) 09:30 - 21:00
    Admission Fee:
     

    Rates

    Adults (14 or older)

    Children (13 or younger)

    Day Pass

    Individual

    28,000 won

    22,000 won

    Group

    24,000 won

    20,000 won

    Night Time Pass (use after 5pm)

    Individual

    24,000 won

    20,000 won

    Group

    21,000 won

    17,000 won

    Entrance Fee

    Individual

    22,000 won

    18,000 won

    Group

    18,000 won

    14,000 won

     

  • Korean Folk Village Sledding Hills
    Address :
    San 55 Bora-ri, Giheung-eup, Yongin-si
    Description :
    The Korean Folk Village Sledding Hills possess 3 slopes, one for adults(140m long), one for children(60m long) and a snow square(20m long for infants.) Since the hills are an accessory facility service of the Korean Folk Village, there is also a big family park. When you reach the market within the folk village, you can taste Korea’s traditional appetizers served with drinks such as injeolmi, bukeogui, bindaeddeok, and pajeon, as well as the alcohol, dongdongju. There is a bus every 20 minutes going to the Korean Folk Village at the Seoul Nambu Terminal (40 min)
    Directions :
    Get off at Suwon Station, subway line #1 -> There is a Suwon business office if you cross the crossing on the left of the Suwon Station.
    -> Get a free ride ticket for the shuttle bus at the office and take the shuttle bus
    (The bus is run by the hour from10:00-15:0 / travel time, 30-40min)
    Or take bus #37 at the bus stop on the left
    side of the Suwon Station (30-40min)
    Information :
    1. Tel: 031-286-2111-3 (Kor/Eng/Chn/Jap)
    2. Homepage :
    http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chi)
    3. Open: From the middle of December to the end of February (Slight changes may occur depending on the weather)
    4. Hours : 09:00 - 16:00
    5. Closed : None
    6. Fee
     

     

    Adults (won)

    Teenagers (won)

     

    Individual ticket (separate admission fee)

    7,000

    6,000

    5,000

    Package ticket (admission+sled)

    13,000

    9,000

    8,000

    Preferred discount ticket
    (admission+sled+ghost house)

    12,000

    9,000

    8,000

    * Preferred discount ticket can be purchased with the discount coupon printed from the homepage address
    * Children - age 13 and below / teenagers - 13-18 / adults - 19 and over

    Admission

     

    Teenagers (won)

    Children (won)

    9,000

    6,000

    5,000

    Group (more than 30 persons)

    7,000

    5,000

    4,000

    * 48 months and younger are free of charge
    Children - age 13 and below / teenagers - 13-18 / adults - 19 and over

    7. Facilities : Amusement park, game arcade, restaurant, Korean folk village, youth hostel, family park, drive-in theater.
     

  • Yangji Pine Ski Resort
    Address :
    34-1 Namgok-ri, Yangji-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Yanji Pine Ski Resort is a resort town 40 minutes away from Seoul. There are slopes ,Varying in steepness , which satisfies both the beginners and experts. The yellow Course maintains a steady slope, and is just right for beginners. There is a free shuttle bus that goes directly to Yangji Pine Resort from Seoul. Please refer to the homepage or call the information desk for further details.
    Directions :
    Get off at Yongin Bus Terminal -> Take Bus No.10 at the bus stop in front of Yongin Bus Terminal or take a direct bus to Yangji (20 min) -> Then take a taxi to Yangji Pine Ski Resort.
    Information :
    1.Tel: 031-338-2001 (Kor)
    2. Homepage :
    http://www.pineresort.com (Kor/Eng/Jap/Chn)
    3. Open: From the beginning of December till the beginning of March (Slight changes may occur depending on the weather)
    4. Facilities : Restaurant, Snack Bar, Supermarket, Playground, Internet Cafe, Sauna, Karaoke, Arcade, Rock Cafe, Pub, Golf Course, Bowling Alley, Billiards, Volleyball Court, Health Center, Basketball Court, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool, Camp Site, Alpine Slider, Paintball, Ski Shop, Snow Removal Equipment, Observation Lounge, Snow sledding Hill, Youth Hostel.
    5. Fees:
    Lift Fee
     

     

    Adults (won)

    Children (won)

    Weekends

    Weekdays

    Weekends

    Weekdays

    Day (09:00-17:00)

    42,000

    38,000

    27,000

    24,000

    Morning (09:00-13:00)

    31,000

    28,000

    20,000

    18,000

    Afternoon (13:00-17:00)

    31,000

    28,000

    20,000

    18,000

    Night (18:30-23:00)

    34,000

    30,000

    23,000

    20,000

    Afternoon + Night (13:00-23:00)

    46,000

    41,000

    30,000

    27,000

    Night + Morning (18:30-23:00
    /following days 09:00-13:00)

    45,000

    40,000

    29,000

    26,000

    One Time ticket

    7,000

    7,000

    5,000

    5,000

    Ski/Snowboard, rental fee

     

    Skis (won)

    Snowboards, Skiboards (won)

    Adults

    Children

    Adults

    Children

    Day (09:00-17:00)

    28,000

    20,000

    36,000

    28,000

    Morning (09:00-13:00)

    23,000

    18,000

    25,000

    21,000

    Afternoon (13:00-17:00)

    23,000

    18,000

    25,000

    21,000

    Night (18:30-23:00)

    23,000

    18,000

    25,000

    21,000

    Afternoon + Night (13:00-23:00)

    32,000

    24,000

    40,000

    32,000

    * Children - age 3 - 12 / adults - age 13 and up
    * 40% discount with purchase of lift ticket and rental ticket at the same time
     

  • Yongin Hanhwa Resort Sledding Hills
    Address :
    257-1 Bongmu-ri, Namsi-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Yongin Hanhwa Resort Sledding Hills Range is about 50 minutes. away from Seoul, with a main slope (150m long, 80m wide), and a children’s slope (30m long, 20m wide). The Resort’s favorite facility is of course the snow sledding Hills. This resort, however, is a first class resort, and besides the snow sleighing, there are condominiums and a 18-hole golf range that business travellers can enjoy as well. Everland, Korean Folk Village are in the vicinity, so it is easy to go to these places from the resort as well.
    Directions :
    From Osan Bus Terminal -> Go to Osan Train Station beside the Bus Terminal -> In front of the Train Station, take the free Shuttle Bus (9:30-16:30, comes every hour / except at 12:30 / takes 15 min.)
    Information :
    1. Telephone: (031)332-1122(Kor)
    2. Homepage: http://www.hanwharesort.co.kr/ (Kor/Eng)
    3. Open: Middle of Dec. - Early Mar (Every year there are slight changes)
    4. Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (weekdays), 09:30 - 17:00 (weekends)
    5. Admission Fee: All ages, 8,000 won
    6. Facilities: Condominium, Karaoke, Convention Hall, Snack Bar, Training center, Golf Range, Mountain Forest Bath, Swimming Pool, Performance Hall, Gym, Volleyball Court, Basketball court, Park, Supermarket, Restaurant, Coffee Shop
     

  • Yongin Horseback Riding Club
    Address :
    208 Ho-ri, Yongin-eup, Yongin-gun, Gyonggi-do
    Description :
    As Korea’s first privately owned horseback riding club, it is furnished with a great landscape and convenient facilities. There is also a horseriding equipment shop within the grounds. A mirror is set up on one side of the ground, which helps the rider to improve posturetechnique For the admission, you can ride horses all day, Lessons are also available.
    Directions :
    Take a taxi from Yongin Bus Terminal(10 minutes travel time)
    Take a bus to Wonsam (10 min) from the stop in front of Yongin Bus Terminal
    (It is easier to take a taxi since the bus to Yongin Horseback Riding Club operates once every hour.)
    Information :
    1. Detailed Information :
    Grass Playground, Horseriding shop, indoor cafeteria.
    - Participation Day: Everyday except for Mondays
    - Fee: 30,000 won for all ages
    2. Tel.: 031-333-3359 (Kor/Simple English conversation possible)
    3. Homepage : http://www.yonginclub.co.kr (Kor)
    4. Hours : 07:00 - 18:30
    5, Closed : Every Monday
    6. Admission Fee : 30,000 won for all ages

     

Cultural Centers

  • Hoam Art Gallery
    Address :
    204 Gasil-ri, Pokok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Hoam Art Gallery is located inside the Yongin Everland in Gyeonggi-do. You can appreciate Korea's best artworks in the natural outdoor surroundings, enjoy the traditional culture at the gallery, and the entertainment at Everland nearby. Looking around the traditional Korean stylized main building and the outdoor exhibit 'Huiwon', the recreation of a traditional Korean garden, will be a great experience in appreciating Korean culture. At Huiwon, you can drink Korean tea and eat traditional snacks. In front of the gallery, you can take a stroll around the fountain. The scenery is beautiful enough to be used as background for soap opera shoots. In the main building, the representative cultural artworks of Korea are exhibited. You can learn about Korean history and culture by viewing the artwork. On the weekends, you can take part in the Dotson program, where the culture volunteers guide you through the gallery and the outdoor exhibit Huiwon. These guided tours are given in Korean, English and Japanese so it will be good for foreigners to visit on the weekends. On the first floor of the gallery, featuring the National Treasure-rated artwork, there are 42 tombs and Buddhist artwork. On the second floor there are paintings, and traditional Korean ceramics such as Buncheongsagi, Cheongja and Baekja displayed.
    Directions :
    *Take the Yongin Everland bus at Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal / Gangbyeon (Dong Seoul) Bus Terminal. Get off at Everland and take the shuttle bus at the Everland front gate. (Takes about 45 minutes total).
    * Take Bus No.66 or No.600 at the Suwon Intercity Bus Terminal or across the street from Suwon Station, Singal, Yongin City Hall or Yongin Univeristy. Get off at Everland, and take the shuttle bus at the Everland front gate. (Takes about 40 minutes total).
    *Shuttle Bus Schedule: 10:00-16:00 (Buses available every hour, except at noon)
    Information :
    1. Telephone: (031) 320-1801-2
    2. Homepage: http://www.hoammuseum.org (Kor/Eng)
    3. Hours: 10:00-18:00
    4. Closed: Every Monday
    5. Admission Fee: * Age 20 and over -3,000won (Groups of 10 or more people: 2000 won)
    * Age 5-19 - 2,000won (Groups of 10 or more people: 1000 won)
    * Age 4 and under: Free
    6. Facilities: Lounge, Cafe, Snack Bar

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Recommended Sites

  • Caribbean Bay
    Address :
    Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Built in 1996, Caribbean Bay is Korea’s first water park. Spanish stone buildings, subtropical vegetation, and shipwrecked ships make Caribbean Bay very foreign looking and romantic. Caribbean Bay has everything most popular beaches have. The most popular attraction is the wave pool. It uses a kind of sonar system to make everything from huge waves to ripples in the water, and they make you feel like you are riding on actual waves. There is also a pool 500 m long, surfing, and the thrilling body slider ride. The indoor Aquatic Center is where patrons can enjoy the wave pool and running water pool, and also play sports usually found at the beaches. A family sauna and hot springs is available as well, and 15 spa pools are enjoyed by many tourists for heath and beauty. Caribbean Bay possesses the perfect blend of comfort and fun. Couples, friends, and families can enjoy Caribbean Bay all year around.
    Directions :
    Direct buses: From Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit No. 6, take Bus No. 5002. It comes every 30 min.
    From Gyodae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or Line 3) Exit No. 13, take Bus No.1500-1. It comes every 25 min.
    From Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), from across the street, take Bus No. 6000. It comes every 20 min.
    Local:
    From Yongin Bus Terminal, walk toward the city for 5 minutes, then take Bus No. 600, No. 6000, or No. 66. Get off at the last stop.
    Information :
    Information: Everland Tel : 031-320-5000 (KOR,ENG,CHN)
    Homepage: http://www.everland.com (Kor,Eng,Jpn,Chn) Hours: Weekdays 09:30 – 19:00/Weekends 09:30 – 21:00
    Admission Fee:

     

     

    Weekdays

    Afternoon
    (15:30-18:00)

    Night
    (After 18:00)

    Combination

    Tickets

    9/15-05/31

    Adults

    20,000

    16,000

     

     

    Children

    15,000

    12,000

     

     

    6/1-6/30

    9/1-9/14

    Adults

    30,000

    26,000

     

     

    Children

    20,000

    18,000

     

     

    7/1-7/16

    8/25-8/31

    Adults

    40,000

    35,000

     

    58,000

    Children

    30,000

    25,000

     

    45,000

    7/17-8/24

    Adults

    55,000

    45,000

    30,000

    70,000

     

    Children

    40,000

    35,000

    22,000

    55,000

    notes

    - Children's fee only applies to age 13 and younger

    - Afternoon ticket is good until 15:30. Night ticket starts from 18:00

    (Night ticket only applies between 7.17-8.24)

    - Combination ticket allows you to use Festival World as well on the same day, starting from 17:00

    - Group is for 30 or more people (not applicable from 7/1-8/31

     

  • Everland
    Address :
    310, Jeondae-ri ,Pogok-myeon, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Everland, located in Yongin, is a huge theme park, which includes a zoo, snow sledding, and botanical garden. Everland has three distinct themes, Festival World, Caribbean Bay, and Speedway. Festival World has a global fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Equatorial Adventure. Each was built with it’s own uniqueness and style. Caribbean Bay is the very first water park in Korea. Its main feature is the wave pool, and many people come here in the summer just to ride those waves. Speedway is also the very first of its kind in Korea. Car racers can practice here, and it is also training spot for learning about the automobile culture. The entire course measures 2.225 km. The average width of the track is 11m. The straight distance of the area is 450 meters, the road is covered with asphalt, and it can accommodate about 35,000 spectators. Everland also features the Glen Ross Golf Club, Automobile Museum, Sportspark, and Hoam Art Gallery.
    Directions :
    At Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit No. 6. Take bus No. 5002. Comes Every 30 min.
    At Gyodae Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or Line 3) Exit No. 13. Take Bus No.1500-1. Every 25 min.
    Subway to Suwon Station (Seoul Subway Line 1). From across the street, take Bus No. 6000. Every 20 min.
    Local:
    From Yongin Bus Terminal, walk toward the city for 5 minutes, then take Bus No. 600, No. 6000, or No. 66. Get off at the last stop.
    Information :
    Homepage: http://www.everland.com (Kor,Eng,Jpn,Chn) Hours:
    (Weekdays) 09:30 - 19:00/
    (Weekends) 09:30 - 21:00
    Admission Fee:
     

    Rates

    Adults (14 or older)

    Children (13 or younger)

    Day Pass

    Individual

    28,000 won

    22,000 won

    Group

    24,000 won

    20,000 won

    Night Time Pass (use after 5pm)

    Individual

    24,000 won

    20,000 won

    Group

    21,000 won

    17,000 won

    Entrance Fee

    Individual

    22,000 won

    18,000 won

    Group

    18,000 won

    14,000 won

     

  • Korean Folk Village
    Address :
    107 Bora-ri, Giheum-eup, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
    Description :
    Korean Folk Village recreates the daily life of the Korean life in the latter days of the Joseon Period, and it is a very popular tourist attraction not only for Koreans but for foreigners as well. Here, they rebuilt the class system culture and living standards of those days, including 260 traditional houses, and 30,000 folk artifacts on display. Through looking at places such as a farmer’s place, folk house, government building, lecture hall, herbal medicine house, school, blacksmith, street market, 99-room Yangban mansion, we can come to know what the people of Joseon were like. When you go through all the places in the Folk Village, it’s like you’ve traveled in a time machine back in time to the Joseon Period – the feeling of immersion is enhanced by the sheer size of the environment and the attention to the details of the recreated artifacts. During special days and holidays, various folk games and events take place here, such as seesaw, spin the top, swing jumping, and others. The Folk Village is composed of the Folk Scenery District, which deals with recreating and displaying relevant folk artifacts and folk cultural treasures, Exhibit District, which deals with exhibiting cultural treasures and folk artifacts, and “Jangteo Gongbanggeori”, which deals with traditional foods, souvenirs, and pottery shows. Beginning from 1997, the Family Park opened to provide traditional displays and recreational space for families. Beside these, Folk Village has other facilities such as a Youth Hostel, Drive-in theater, restaurants, stroller and wheelchair service, baggage room, police station, post office, and other convenient facilities.
    Directions :
    Jamsil Subway Station->Bundang->Korean Folk Village (Express Bus No.1116)
    Travel time, 1hr 30min
    Express Bus Terminal->Singal->Korean Folk Village (Express Bus No.1560)
    Travel time, 40min
    Suwon Station->Singal->Korean Folk Village (City bus No.37)
    Travel time, 1hr 10min
    Suwon Station Square->Korean Folk Village (free shuttle bus)
    Travel time, 30min
    Local area: From Yongin Intercity Bus Terminal or within yongin, take bus to Singal 5(o)-geori, and take Bus No.37 and get off at the last stop.
    Information :
    - Inquiries: 031-286-2116 (Kor, Jap, Eng, Chi)
    - Homepage: http://www.koreanfolk.co.kr (Kor, Jap, Eng, Chi)
    - Hours: 09:00-17:30(Winter), 09:00 - 18:30(Summer)
    - Open All Year
    - Admission Fee
     

    Classification

    Fee

    Full Package

    Folk Village Package

    Adults (ages 20-64)

    Individual

    9,000 won

    15,000 won

    12,000 won

    Group

    7,000 won

    13,000 won

    10,000 won

    Teenagers (ages 14-19)

    Individual

    6,000 won

    12,000 won

    9,000 won

    Group

    5,000 won

    11,000 won

    8,000 won

    Children (ages 5-13)

    Individual

    5,000 won

    11,000 won

    8,000 won

    Group

    4,000 won

    10,000 won

    7,000 won

    * Full Package
    Korean Traditional Haunted House, Folk Museum & World Folklore Museum & Facilities in the Family Park.
    * Folk Museum Package
    Folk Museum & World Folklore Museum.
    Group - over 30 persons.

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