Gyeonghwa Station and Yeojwacheon have been selected as two of the “50 must-sees in Korea” by CNN Go, an Internet site run by the U.S. cable news channel CNN, city officials said.
CNN Go is a site launched in 2009 with the theme of “Local Insights, Global Experiences,” which introduces tourist attractions in eight Asian countries, including Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney, as well as newest trends in lifestyles and entertainment on the basis of CNN’s accuracy and expertise.
Gyeonghwa Station in Jinhae, introduced as the fifth place among 50 Korean attractions, is an 800-meter-long, breathtaking cherry blossom tunnel between the station and Sewha Girls’ High School, where visitors flow in and out all day during the Gunhangje.
A number of photographers visit this place every year to capture the fantastic moments created by passing trains and cherry blossoms falling like raindrops.The city redecorated the surrounding landscape and facilities through a large-scale facelift of the area last year, expecting even more tourists will visit the place during the 50th Gunhangje this year.
The city redecorated the surrounding landscape and facilities through a large-scale facelift of the area last year, expecting even more tourists will visit the place during the 50th Gunhangje this year.
Yeojwacheon is also a tunnel of cherry blossoms and rape flowers stretching for 1.5 kilometers, alongside which tourists can take a walk and enjoy the flowers at night thanks to perfect lighting conditions.
It is especially famous as a filming location for dramas, and draws the largest number of tourists during the festival, along with Gyeonghwa Station.