Gyeonggi-do can be a different place for many people, but it is one of the most populous provinces in South Korea! It is surrounding Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. There are many cities to travel to in Gyeonggi with great attractions, such as Bucheon, Gwangmyeong, Hwaseong, Ansan, Siheung and more. If you want to discover beyond Seoul, check out these 5 best activities in Gyeonggi-do!
1. Gwangmyeong Cave Wine Tasting Tour
Gwangmyeong cave used to be a gold mine that now has a lot of attractions, including an aquarium and a 194-m long wine cave. You can see the dazzling lights inside the cave and taste different kinds of domestic wines in the wine cave cellar. You can also visit the Grand Coteu Winery in Daebudo Island, where you can taste some of the wines made with Daebudo grapes while overlooking at the stunning views of the west sea.
Why settle for only wine tasting, when you can do more exploration and activities? Travel Gyeonggi!
- Gwangmyeong Cave Wine Tasting & Grand Coteau Winery 1 Day Tour
- Gwangmyeong Cave + Anseong Farm Land + Ansan Starlight Village 1 Day Tour
- Gwangmyeong Cave + Traditional Market + Hangang Park 1 Day Tour
If you are looking for a fantastic place to enjoy with your children, Woongjin Play Doci is highly recommended. Woongjin Play Doci is the largest indoor water park located in Bucheon and it’s just 30~50 minutes away from Seoul. It has indoor/outdoor water park and spa with a real ocean-like wave pool, foot massage, waterfall baths, and many more. After having all the water fun, let your body relax in the warm pools, which is even better during the winter. Book your tickets in advance here, or do a little tour to include an Art Bunker visit, and Strawberry picking!
Are you looking for a tour bit more relaxing? You can appreciate the beautiful nature of Korea! If you are, head to Hwaseong City to admire the gorgeous sunset view! There are three must-go places to see the beautiful sunset in Hwaseong, which are Jebudo Island, Jeongok Port, and Gungpyeong Port. Not only will you see the sunset, but you will also experience the sea parting water walk that resembles Moses’ sea parting miracle. Moreover, you can choose a fishing option to catch some fresh local fish while watching the gorgeous sunset on the peaceful West Sea! Travel Gyeonggi!
Along with Bucheon, Ansan is a great family-friendly place to visit! At Starfield City Mall, a grand shopping complex that offers children-friendly attractions, your children can have a lot of fun at Mom & Kids playground, pet shop, a movie theater, and many more. Afterward, watch out-of-this-world performances at Dongchun Circus, which can be an unforgettable experience for children. Last but not least, Paper Art Museum is a good place to grow your children’s understanding of history and culture by making their own artwork with Hanji (Korean traditional paper).
5. Outlet Shopping Tour and more in Siheung
Gyeonggi-do is also a great place for shopping! There are many premium outlets such as Siheung Shinsegae Premium Outlets and Gwangmyeong Lotte Premium Outlets. Furthermore, you can also take a trip to IKEA, AvenueFrance, and Costco where you can enjoy family-friendly shopping. If you want to visit these secret shopping spots in the suburb cities, join outlet shopping tour from Seoul, which helps you to more conveniently enjoy shopping!
There’s so much to explore in Korea that it will be a waste to only follow the beaten tracks. Gyeonggi has so much to offer for the instagram travelers, shoppers, and families you just have to spend some time there.