30 September 2017

Gangwon Korea : Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea

Gangwon is the snowest province in Korea. For about 66 days from November to March, Gangwon has an average of 250cm of snow. The average  temperature is about -4.8°c  throughout the winter, which maintains optimal ski conditions so that skiers can demonstrate their full capacities. Gangwon's eight large scale recreation resorts are most popular among Korean people in winter. Each  resort has great slopes for skiing and snowboarding, unique events, and a variety  of accommodations for everyone's comfort an convenience.
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
Alpensia Ski Resort
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
It is an entertainment destinations  centre located at the highland which stands 700m above sea level, the optimum height for the human and biorhythm. It has been designed by Cuningham Group which participated in the development of the world's famous theme parks such as Warner Bros. Movie world and universal studios. Alpensia features many fascinating facilities including main stadium, ecological golf courses and world-class ski slopes and ski jump slopes to host the Winter Olympic Games perfectly.
Elysian Gangchon Skii Resort
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
It only takes 40 minutes by train to get to Elysian Gangchon from Seoul. Gangchon guarantees exciting and comfortable skiing with 1,000m for beginners, intermediate skiers, and experts. Enjoy stable and comfortable skiing on valley slopes and exciting  and refreshing skiing on ridgeline slope. Night skiing operates until 2.00 am. A theme park made of 10 theme is another unique  attraction of Gangchon and Gangchon Channel Park is an extreme park that takes anybody, from beginners to pro skiers, to the world of fantastic extremes.
Hansol Oak Valley
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
Hansol Oak Valley includes nine variously themed slopes, express lifts, and world-class half pipe courses. Oak valley snow park is a fusion project that combines a ski resort, golf course, and condominiums. As its name says, skiers ski down slopes along snow-covered oak forests.

The slopes were designed by world renowned snows Engineering from the U.S and the golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Enjoy skiing at a European Mediterranean-style resort.

Welli Hilli Park's
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
This slopes were designed by Paul Mattews of Canada's EcoSign, one of the world's most well-know designeds who specializes in ski slopes, and has been recognized by the International Ski Federation for its size and safety. As the host of the 2009 snowboard World Championships,  it will be widely introduced as a mecca for snowboarding.

Korea's greatest fun park (Terrain Park) is an eye-catching area that allows both experts and beginners to perform 'techniques'. All slopes are opened to snowboarders; the Half Pipe Park, exclusive for snowboarding, is most popular among snowboarders.

Daemyung Vivaldi Park
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
This is a leisure complex  having water themed park, golf club and horse riding club as well.  Along with a good accessability from Seoul area, many visitors continuously  find Daemyung Vivaldi Park. Daemyung Vivaldi Park starts with very new program as Viva K-Food Festival from Winter season of 2015. Uniquely Viva K-Food Festival is a combination of ski training and Korean food experience.

In this festival, you can learn skiing as well as attend Korean food cooking class ! and of course, you will have a chance to try the street food styled snack as Tteokbokki and others also.

Bokwang Phoenix Park
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
Bokwang Phoenix Park proudly presents the natural valley slope of 1,050m-tall Mt. Taegi with outstanding snow conditions. It's the best ski resort in korea with 12 world-class slopes, 8 ski chairlifts, 6 sun-kid lifts and a modern gondola made bu Doppelmire. Each of the 21 courses has unique designs, looking out to the 500m-wide panoramic ski base, and guarantees dynamic and exciting speed. Various attractions in the Terrain Park include the extreme park for beginners and a mini half pipe and jumping deck for snowboarders. Night skiing  5.00 AM.

Yongpyong Resort
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
Yongpyong Resort is Asia's second ski resort to be certified by the International Ski federation. It is succesfully held the World Cup Ski Competition in 1998 and 2000 and the 1999 Winter Asian games and has been   very popular among skiers from Europe and other parts of Asia. Twenty-seven slopes, including the Rainbow Slopes, and an average of 250cm of snow every Winter makes Yongpyong the best ski resort in the world.

Yongpyong resort with Korea's first Terrain Park and Korea's widest slope at 180cm is the pride of the region. It is planning to develop up to 48 slopes and 24 lifts to become an even larger ski resort.

High 1 Resort
Top Winter Destination And Ski Resort In Korea
High 1 Resort with a short history but with amazing facilities is one of the major ski resort in orea. High 1 Resort is a big complex of accommodation, golf, themed park, ski and casino. Go ! Go ! ski program by High 1 Resort is consist of 4 days. First and second day, you can have a basic skii lesson and gala dinner. On third day, you can have a competition with others to win the prize in the ceremony !. 

Jom ke Festival Ski, Gangwon-Korea !

Bagi penghuni negara tanpa salji, menyentuh salji selalu menjadi impiannya. Jangan bimbang, kita tidak perlu kenegara Eropah untuk mengalami salji, negara Korea siap merealiasasikan mimpi anda. Anda boleh ke Gangwon Korea Selatan untuk bermain ski sempena Ski Festival.
 Festival Ski, Gangwon-Korea
Tidak pandai berbahasa Korea ? jangan bimbang kerana terdapat pelbagai bahasa digunakan untuk mengajar ski dan snowboarding serta mengalami pengalaman budaya dan bermacam persembahan yang menarik. Di Korea, pengunjung boleh menikmati dunia ski melalui Fun Skii Festival, the Go! Go! Ski Festival dan the Snow Tube Race Festival.

Daemyung VIVALDI PARK menyediakan empat musim kompleks yang dilengkapi dengan taman tema, golf club dan juga menunggang kuda. Kemudahan yang mudah dari kota Seoul menyebabkan pengunjung atau pelancong senanh menemukan Daemyung VIVALDI PARK. Sejak pelancarannya pada tahun 2015, VIVADI PARK telah berkolaborasi dengan Ski dan K-Food dan seterusnya dengan Ski dan K-Culture.
 Festival Ski, Gangwon-Korea
Selain itu, makanan terbaik turut dihidangkan untuk pengalaman terbaik ketika melancong ke Korea. Anda berpeluang menikmati Korean Street food dan makanan tradisi Korea. Semua hidangan tersebut  disediakan atau dimasak sendiri oleh Jung Jin Seop, seorang masterchef  VIVALDI PARK yang pernah dinobatkan sebagai 'Master of Korean fermented food' oleh World Food Culture Centre. Tidak hanya itu, masterchef juga akan mengajar anda bagaimana menyediakan hidangan Korea yang sebenarnya. 

Fun Ski and Snow Tube Festival di Yongpyong Resort
 Festival Ski, Gangwon-Korea
Festival ini diadakan pada pertengahan bulan Disember sehingga awal bulan Mac di Yongpyong Resort, iaitu ski resort yang pertama di Korea dan terkenal dengan penganjuran pelbagai pertandingan antarabangsa.  Resort ini menjanjikan pengalaman musim sejuk yang pasti sukar dilupakan kerana anda turut diajar ski atau snowboarding oleh mereka yang berpengalaman dalam bidang sukan ini.
Go ! Go! Ski di High 1 Resort
 Festival Ski, Gangwon-Korea
Festival ini diadakan pada pertengahan bulan Disember sehingga awal bulan Mac di High 1 Resort, dimana perlengkapan terbaik turut disediakan. Ia menjanjikan pengalaman yang pasti tidak akan dilupakan oleh pelancong dari seluruh negara terutama dari negara yang tidak bersalji. Para pengunjung akan berpeluang belajar ski dari orang yang berpengalaman serta mengalami keindahan persembahan dan kepelbagaian  budaya masyarakat Korea.

Ski Festival In Gangwon, South Korea

Anyeonghaseyo ! today's topic is about Ski Festival in Gangwon, South Korea. Yea, imagine your Korea. Take skiing and snowboarding lessons offered in various languages and enjoy exciting performances and cultural experiences !
In Korea, visitors can discover a whole in new world of skiing through the Fun Ski Festival, the Go ! Go! Ski Festival, and the Snow Tube Race Festival.
Ski Festival In Gangwon, South Korea
Daemyung VIVALDI PARK is a four seasons leisure complex having water themed park, golf club and horse riding club as well. Along with a good accessibility from Seoul area, many visitors continously find Daemyung VIVALDI PARK. Since its launch in 2015, VIVALDI PARK collaborated Ski with K-food and the following year Ski with K-Culture.

The packages includes All-Day-Pass with dept basic ski lesson.s For Muslim Travellers, Prayer room can be provided and also halal certified restaurants can be found inside VIVALDI PARK. Other than ski, participants can choose to go to Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna), Indoor waterpark, Outdoor Hotspring or even horse riding ! so no need to worry in case you got afraid of skiing after trying once.
Ski Festival In Gangwon, South Korea
On top of it, carefully selected Korean food will be served for ultimate Korea-experience. You will have chance to enjoy various Korean street and traditional food ! The master chef of VIVALDI PARK-Jung Jin Seop, who has been nominated as 'Master of Korean fermented food' by World Food Culture Centre will be in charge of all dishes. And also the master chefs will teach you how to make real-Korean food.  The menu changes every year according to participants' preferences !

Fun Ski and Snow Tube Festival at Yongpyong Resort
Ski Festival In Gangwon, South Korea
This ski festival is held from mid-December to early March at Yongpyong Resort, Korea's first ski resort and a well-known host of international competitions.  It offers a fun and exciting winter experience with skiing and snowboarding lessons taught by expert instructors, skiing competitions and award ceremonies, and a wide range of hands-n programs and performances.

Go! Go! Ski at High 1 Resort
Ski Festival In Gangwon, South Korea
This ski festival is held from the peak of winter in mid-December to early March at High 1 Resort, which is equipped with top-notch facilities. It offers a memorable experience particularly to tourists from Southeast Asian and other snowless regions. Visitors can take part in expert-taught skiing lessons of varying difficulty as well as performances and events to experience the beauty and charm of Korean  culture.


16 September 2017

Jeongseon Arirang Festival, South Korea

Hi all, how's life ? today I'm going to write about Jeongseon Arirang . What is Jeongseon Arirang ? well, Jeongseon Arirang is the regional variety of Arirang, Korea's best-known folk song, native to Jeongseon area of Gangwon-do.
Jeongseon Arirang Festival, South Korea
Jeongseon Arirang festival is held every year in homage to his folk song, designated as Gangwondo Intangible Cultural Heritage No.1, Jeongseon Arirang Festival inaugurates with a costumed parade and street folk performances. The performance of Jeongseon Arirang, the main highlight of the festival, is followed by a variety of other folk performances, cultural events and sporting events. 
Jeongseon Arirang Festival, South Korea
The best was, participatory events are open to public participation, including Jeongseon Aririang singing competition, reenctment of Ttetmok Arari and a local dialect contest which mans you also can join !. Interesting !
Jeongseon Arirang Festival, South Korea
It is free admission and it is located at : 112, Bongyang-ri, Jeogseon-eup, Gangwon-do. You can take a transport from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an Intercity bus to Jeongseon. If your are from Jeongseon terminal, take a taxi to the festival grounds and it takes about 5-10 minutes. Easy ? yeah... it will be happen on 29 September until 02 October 2017. 


15 September 2017

Famous Train In Gangwon : A-TRAIN (ARIRANG TRAIN)

Arirang Train or A-Train is one of the famous train in Gangwon, South Korea. The train opened on January 22, 2015, from Cheongnyangni Station in northeastern Seoul and passes trough several stations in Gangwon-do, including Mingdungsan and Jeongseon, which host the 'Five Days Market', and arriving at Auraji  Station.
The 'A' in the train's name comes from Arirang (a Korean folk singer), and the words 'amazement' and 'adventure'. As you know the song has many variations, and the Jeongseon Arirang ia a regional one. The song is listed as an Intangible regarded as an unofficial anthem of Korea.
The train has four themed cars with large windows and glass walls, one is sky room, on a tea room, and two of the cards are decorated in regional colors of red, yellow, blue and purple representing Jeongseon's geographical features such as the Dong River and the mountain ridges. 

The train's exterior includes a purple color for the pulsatilla, Jeongson's official flower, and is decorated with curves that symbolize the Arirang melody. Activities on the train include storytelling, music, magic shows and quiz games.

The new line to Jeongseon is the first train to be named after a Korea town, and generated additional local interest due to the proximity of the schedule 2018 Winter Olympics. So, if your are happen to be in Jeongseon in 2018, don't forget to try A-Train ! 

14 September 2017

Makanan Penduduk Wilayah Jeongseon, Korea Selatan

Artikel kali ini membawa anda mengenal tiga jenis makanan yang terkenal di wilayah Jeongseon dan  wajib dinikmati oleh mulut  semua pengunjung yang datang bertandang didaerah tersebut.

Gondrebap merupakan nasi kukus dengan gondre. Gondre (Cirsium setidents) merupakan sejenis tumbuhan liar yang tumbuh subur dan banyak di sekitar kawasan Jeongseon/Taebak. Gondre mengandungi banyak vitamin, lembut dan sangat rangup. 

Salah satu makanan yang berasaskan buckwheat adalah Kotdeungchigi noodle. Makanan ini agak nakal kerana ia akan selalu mengenai hidung ketika makan. Tidak hairanlah ia disebut kotdeungchigi, kotdeungchigi bermaksud 'memukul hidung'. Tesktur mee ini sangat anjal serta tebal. Tidak sah berada di Jeongseon jika tidak menikmati kotdeungchigi guksu. Rasanya sedap !
Ongsimi merupakan makanan asli masyarakat Gangwon. Ia diperbuat daripada kentang yang dikisar dan lebihan air kentang akan dicampurkan dengan tepung kanji bagi menghasilkan ongsimi atau pun small dumpling.

Untuk pengetahuan, kentang merupakan makanan ruji bagi wilayah Jeongseon. Oleh itu, tidak hairanlah jika makanan yang berasaskan kentang adalah istimewa dan terkenal dengan keenakkannya.

13 September 2017

Jeongseon : Arirang Festival

Pesta adalah sebuah upacara sosial yang dirayakan bersama sebagai memperingati sesuatu peristiwa atau rekreasi mengeratkan hubungan sesama. Artikel kali ini adalah tentang Jeongseon Arirang Festival di Korea Selatan. 
Festival Jeongseon Arirang merupakan festival yang dirayakan pada bulan Oktober setiap tahun. ia bertujuan sebagai menghormati, memelihara dan membangunkan "Jeongseon Arirang'.  Diiktiraf sebagai Gangwondo Intangible Cultural Heritage No.1, Jeongseon merupakan salah satu  pemilik (terdapat lebih 1,200 jenis) lagu rakyat Korea yang terkenal berasal dari kawasan Jeongseon, Gangwon-do.

Festival ini tidak lengkap tanpa perasmian perarakan berkostum dan pelbagai persembahan oleh rakyat sekitar seperti, acara kebudayaan dan sukan. Persembahan Jeongseon Arirang merupakan kemuncak utama festival ini. Aktiviti hiburan terbuka kepada orang awam, seperti pertandingan nyanyian Jeongseon Arirang, reenacment Ttetmok Ari serta pertandingan dialek tempatan.

Pelbagai program disediakan sepanjang Festival Jeongseon Arirang. Antaranya adalah seperti Persembahan bertema, pertandingan Gyeongchang, pengeluaran semula budaya tradisional, pengalaman budaya kontemporari, pertukaran budaya tradisional, persembahan kreatif dan banyak lagi.

Pesta Arirang disambut dengan meriah melalui variasi aktiviti seperti; pameran kaligrafi Junsun Arirang, Hanseop Nasional, Pertandingan Lukisan pemandangan Jirun Arirangie k-4 dengan keluarga, pesta seni belia, orkestra Chung Sun Arari Dream, Jeongseon sains 'bud' pesta besar, Tarian rasmi '9 Eups' Face Contest, Jeongseon Sangmin permainan rakyat Hanmadang, peraduan tarian K-pop cover dan banyak lagi aktiviti menarik disediakan.

Tarikh : 29 September 2017 - 2 Oktober 2017
Masuk adalah percuma.
Alamat : 112, Bongyang-ri, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongsun-gun, Gnagwon-do.
Lokasi : Jangseon-eup Arari Park.


Pada tahun 1867 zaman pemerintahan Daewongun (Putera Lee Ha Eung), bapa kepada Gojong (Maharaja terakhir Dinasti Joseon), bangunan Istana Gyeongbokyung telah dibina semula dengan pembinaan kompleks secara besar-besaran dengan 330 bangunan dan 5,792 bilik. Ia terbina diatas tanah seluas 4,657,576 kaki persegi. Gyeongbokgung menjadi lambang ikon bagi negara Korea dan keluarga Diraja Korea.
Pembinaan semula Istana  Gyeongbokgung mengambil masa selama 7 tahun dengan menggunakan khidmat kerja dari seluruh negara Korea. Para pekerja mengalami banyak tekanan kerja tetapi, berusaha menghibur diri dengan menyanyikan lagu rakyat Korea. Salah satu lagu rakyat kesukaan para pekerja tersebut adalah lagu Jeongseon Arirang dengan korus 'Arari-Arirang'.

Setelah istana tersebut siap dibina, lagu Jeongseon Arirang tidak pernah luput dari bibir  para pekerja. Lagu tersebut dinyanyikan dikampung halaman mereka dan menjadi nyanyian ramai penduduk Korea. Lagu terkenal yang sering berkumandang adalah 'Jeongseon Arirang', 'Miryang Arirang', 'Arirang', Gyeonggi Arirang'.

Melalui sejarah Korea moden yang dramatik, Arirang menjadi simbol  penenang rasa sakit hati dari  kisah-kisah sedih seperti zaman Kolonial dan Perang Korea.


Sang peminat sejarah atau penggemar replika tradisional harus melawat Ararichon Village. Ararrichon Village terletak di Aesan-ro, Jeongseon-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do Korea Selatan. Kampung Tradisional Arari mempunyai replika rumah zaman Jeongseon lama. Pengunjung boleh menikmati pengalaman ala-ala berada dalam zaman dahulu. 
Rumah-rumah yang ada disini unik-unik belaka seperti Jeoreupjib House, Neowajib House (rumah atap satu), Doljib House (rumah atap batu) dan Gwiteuljib House (rumah kayu) yang hanya boleh ditemukan di kawasan Jeongseon. 

Yuran masuk : 3,000KRW
Masa operasi : 9.00am - 6.00pm


Ia terletak di dalam kawasan Jeongseon Arirang School. Muzium ini menyimpan pelbagai artifak sejarah zaman moden dan era kontemporari.
Ketika melalui peredaran waktu ke modenisasi, sejarah tidak boleh kita lupakan. Arirang School Memories Museum memiliki banyak barang peninggal zaman lampau  yang berharga seperti buku teks dan buki nota yang unik, Ttakji (kad kertas yang dilipat digunakan untuk membalikkan kad terbalik dengan menampar kad lain yang berada diatas lantai) dipaparkan bersama dengan 1,125 barang artifak lainnya.

Selain itu, alat-alat rumah dan barang kegunaan harian pada zaman dahulu turut boleh ditemukan didalam sekolah muzium ini. Tidak dilupakan himpunan lagu rakyat Arirang dan pelbagai topik tentang Arirang. Ilmu

Lokasi : 565, Jungbak-ro, Shindong-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gnagwon-do
Masa Operasi : Selasa-Ahad : 9.30 am-6.00pm (Ditutup pada hari Isnin)


Jeongseon Arirang Academy ditubuhkan sebagai medan mempromosikan Jeongseon Arirang agar tidak hilang ditelan zaman. Jeongseon Arirang merupakan lagu rakyat yang menjadi saluran masyarakat Jeongseon menyampaikan perasaan hati mereka. Secara tradisinya, lagu ini dinyanyikan oleh masyarakat yang tidak tahu membaca atau menulis.

Jeongseon Arirang Academy merupakan pusat pengajian dan memiliki kelas pengajian, bilik rujukan dewan persembahan dan banyak lagi. Kelas Arirang diadakan setiap hari rabu untuk membolehkan orang ramai yang berminat terhadap lagu rakyat Jeongseon mempelajarinya daripada guru Jeongseon Arirang. Dengan terbinanya akademi ini, lagu rakyat Jeongseon  ia tetap tidak mati  dikunyah zaman moden.


Siapa suka keretapi ? atau mungkin anda merupakan pencinta kenangan ? Keretapi Jeongseon Arirang mungkin merupakan keretapi yang mampu membawa kita menyusur kenangan Jeongseon. Keretapi Jeongseon Arirang merupakan tourist train yang mula beroperasi pada tahun 22 Januari 2015.

Simbol huruf 'A' pada keretapi tidak sekadar diletakkan sesuka hati tetapi, ia bermaksud Arirang' (lagu rakyat Korea) dan turut bermaksud sebagai 'amazement' 'ace' dan 'adventure'. Keretapi ini mempunyai empat tema gerabak dengan rekaan tingkap besar dan dinding kaca. Empat tema tersebut adalah, Sky Room, Tea Room, gerabak warna serantau merah, kuning, biru dan ungu. Warna-warna ini  mewakili ciri geografi Jeongseon yang indah iaitu, sungai Dong dan pergununungan.

Keretapi ini terhias indah dan tenang dengan warna cat luarannya ungu pulsatilla (bunga rasmi Jeongseon) dan corak lengkung sebagai simbol melodi Arirang yang beralun indah. Berada dalam keretapi Arirang memang tidak bosan kerana didalamnya telah tersedia variasi aktiviti seperti : story telling, persembahan muzik, silap mata dan kuiz.

Tiket : 27,600 KRW (Cheongnyangni dan, Auraji)
Masa : Beropoerasi 10 kali sehari dan tutup pada hari Isnin (kecuali hari Isnin bertindih dengan Jeongseon 5 Market atau cuti nasional)

Arirang, arirang, arirayo.... selamat merancang percutian ke Korea Selatan ..