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[Travel bits] Yeongnam Alps, Kensington Jeju Hotel

By 이선영

Published : Nov. 6, 2015 - 17:04

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Ride train, hike up Yeongnam Alps

With the autumn season almost over, KORAIL is recommending tourists to visit Ulsan by train and hike through the beautiful scenery of Yeongnam Alps.

Yeongnam Alps, which takes its name after the European Alps, consists of several mountains at over 1,000 meters above sea level stretching over 255 square kilometers.

The mountainous region with many peaks reaches Miryang in South Gyeongsang Province and Ulsan.

Its best hiking course is Baram-gil, or Wind Trail, surrounded by silver grass reeds, where hikers can go through Sinbulsan Mountain and Yeongchuksan Mountain.

Another famous destination in Ulsan is the Seongnamsa Temple, which was built in 824 A.D. Its three-story pagoda, which is Korea’s tangible cultural property, was built as a symbol to protect the country from foreign invasion.

For more information on day trips to Ulsan’s Yeongnam Alps and Seongnamsa Temple, call (052) 930-8006, 8014.

Win a trip to Jejudo

Kensington Jeju Hotel said it would open a contest for people to submit their winter vacation ideas this year.

This event is open to those who are dreaming of taking a trip to Jejudo and spending the best year-end vacation with their loved ones.

Applicants may submit ideas based on hiking programs with Kenny, Kensington Jeju Hotel’s hiking team.

For instance, they can submit ideas about spending their winter swimming at Oceanfinity and Skyfinity, the heated pools at Kensington Jeju Hotel.

The participants with the most stylish and exciting ideas will be awarded with prizes including hotel vouchers, swimsuits and winter activity program participation coupons. For more information, visit