Seoul, Korea – Korail Tourism Development has launched the first Korean Wave Tour Train to attract more foreign tourists. The train hosts various events that will give tourists the opportunity to see, hear, and enjoy many aspects of traditional Korea. The train will begin to roll on the 25th of December and continue thereafter twice a week, on Saturdays and Sundays.
The train tour is a round trip from Seoul Station to Chuncheon. There is a total of 261 seats available. This one-day trip takes the participants from Seoul Station to Gapyeong (Nami Island) to Kim Yu-Jeong Station and on to Namchun Station. Events along the way include a tour of Nami Island, a hands-on experience of making buckwheat noodles, a tour of traditional markets, and a tour of the Kim Yu-jeong traditional village.
While on board, passengers will participate in a live “Fantastic Fusion” traditional music show and enjoy the listening to the original sound tracks of Korean Wave television series. They will also be given a chance to dress up as characters from such Korean Wave drama series as Winter Sonata and Iris.
On the 25 at 8:00 a.m. at Seoul Station, celebrities So Ji-Seob and Yu-yeol will participate in the trial ride ceremony, and at 9:45 a.m., a welcome ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Chuncheon Station. The train fare will be 89,000 won. This includes the round trip, bus connections, entrance fees, meals, fees for events, and a traveler’s insurance fee.
The president of Korail Tour Development, Mr. Gil Gi-Yeon, says, “We will actively promote the Korean Wave Tour Train internationally so that it may serve as an exemplary product that will bring in foreign currency by attracting tourist with customized package tours.”
By You Jinhee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photo from JTN DB
Translated by lanka2020 / Korea.com