city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
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Yongin[dead link] (용인, 龍仁) is in Gyeonggi province in South Korea.

Dance performance at the Korean Folk Village

Understand Edit

Yongin is home to large scale amusement parks and resorts (including Korea's largest, Everland), the Korean Folk Village and a ski resort. Although it is outside of the capital Seoul, it is often regarded as a suburb and is reachable on the Seoul metro network.

One of the main television stations, MBC, has its drama studios here, with its K-Drama productions being extremely popular throughout East Asia.

Get in Edit

By subway Edit

The following lines of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway serve Yongin:

  • Suin-Bundang Line : Jukjeon (죽전) to Sanggal (상갈)
  • Ever-Line : Gihueng (기흥) to Jeondae‧Everland (전대.에버랜드)
  • Shin-Bundang Line: Dongcheon (동천) to Sanghyeon (상현)

By bus Edit

Some buses from Suwon also operate.

  • from Suwon to Suji: 60, 660, 720-1, 720-2, 720-3, 730
  • from Suwon to Yongin : 10, 10-5, 37, 66, 66-4
  • from Gangnam to Yongin : 5001, 5001-1, 5002, 5003
  • from Seoul Station to Yongin: 5000, 5005
  • to Everland: 5002 (Gangnam Station), 5700 (Jamsil station)

By Taxi Edit

  • You can take a taxi at the taxi stand. The taxi stand is usually near the bus stop.
  • As of July 2023, the basic fare for regular taxis is ₩4,800 (₩5,800 at night), with a surcharge of ₩100 applied according to time and distance. (The basic fare is up to 1.6 km (1 mi), plus ₩100 per 135 m.)

Get around Edit

See Edit

Tigers at the safari
  • 1 Everland & Caribbean Bay (에버랜드 & 캐리비안베이), 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-320-5000. One-day free pass ticket: adult ₩48,000, teenager ₩41,000, child and elderly ₩38,000.
  • 2 Korean Folk Village (한국 민속촌,韓國民俗村), 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 경기도 용인시 기흥구 민속촌로 90 (보라동) (Metro Line 1, Suwon station free shuttle bus departs from Suwon stn to the Folk Village; ask at the Tourist Information Center), +82 31-288-0000. A nice outdoor museum in the Yongin suburb with displays that depict the lives of the different social classes and regions of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. Also has some live performances of traditional Korean skills. ₩12,000-18,000.
  • 3 Yongin Daejanggeum Park (용인 대장금 파크), 25, Yongcheon drama-gil, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-337-3241. Mar-Oct: 09:00~18:00; Nov-Feb: 09:00-17:00. Backlot owned by South Korea television station MBC, used for the filming of Korean period dramas (사극 sageuk). Come here to see the outdoor film sets depicting various periods of Korean history, in particular the Three Kingdoms, Goryeo and Joseon eras. It is still in active use, so you could potentially catch your favourite South Korean actors in action if you are lucky. Adult ₩7,000, middle school and high school student ₩6,000, 48 months-elementary student:₩5,000, under 48 months free.
  • 4 [formerly dead link] Yongin Recreational Forest (자연 휴양림), 220, Chobu-ro, Mohyeon-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-336-0040. Adult ₩2000, teenager or soldier ₩1000, child ₩600.
  • 5 [dead link] Yongin Agricultural Theme Park (농촌테마파크), 80-1, Nongchon park-ro, Wonsam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-324-4053. Mar-Oct: 09:30-17:30, Nov-Feb: 09:30-16:30. Age 4-12 ₩1,000, age 13-18 ₩2,000, age 19-64 ₩3,000, others free.
  • 6 Hantaek Botanical Garden (한택식물원), 2, Hantaek-ro, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-333-3558. 9AM~at sunset. Adults (age 19-65) : ₩8,500, teenager (age 13-19) ₩6,000, child (age 3-13) ₩5,000, child under 36 months free, over age 65 discount.
  • 7 Wawoo-temple (와우정사), 25-15, Haegok-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-332-2472. You can see wooden Buddha which is lying. It is 12-m long and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's biggest Buddha.
  • 8 Gyeonggi Province Museum (경기도 미술관), 6, Sanggal-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-288-5300. 10:00-18:00 or 19:00. Age over 19 ₩4,000, age 8-18 ₩2,000, age under 7 free.
  • 9 Nam June Paik Art Center (백남준 아트센터), 10, Paiknamjune-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-201-8500. 10:00 ~ 18:00 or 19:00. Adults ₩4,000, elementary student, teenager pr soldier ₩2,000, under age 7 free, over age 65 free.

Other sights Edit

  • MBC Dramia (MBC 드라미아), 25, Yongcheon Drama-gil, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 경기도 용인시 처인구 백암면 용천리 778-1번지 (Take bus 105 from Baegam bus terminal), +82 2-789-1674, . 09:00-17:00. A backlot built by MBC, one of South Korea's three major television stations. This backlot has been used to film many popular Korean period dramas (사극 sageuk) that have become big hits all over Asia. Visitors may tour sets representing different periods in Korean history from the Three Kingdoms period up to the Joseon Dynasty and if they are lucky, may be able to watch the filming of a period drama series. ₩7,000.

Do Edit

  • 1 Everland (Metro: Take Yongin-Everline to Jeondae-Everland Station. Buses available from many locations in Seoul). 10:00-22:00. South Korea's most famous theme park. You can experience: T Express: The worlds steepest wooden roller-coaster that reaches speeds of up to 104 km/h. The parade: Various parades throughout the year. Zootopia: A zoo. A mini safari through the zoo can be taken. Animals include bears, tigers and a liger. Tickets are ₩38,000 for adults, and ₩29,000 for kids. Night tickets are available at ₩30,000 and ₩22,000 respectively. Discount coupons worth ₩10,000 are available at the Everland website for foreigners and Koreans accompanied by foreigners with discount coupons.
  • Hiking - There are hiking trails all over the city.
View of Tan stream
  • Tan stream. It's a branch of Han River. It goes through Yongin, Seongnam and Seoul. You can walk and ride a bicycle. It has exercise equipment, small basketball courts and inline skating rinks sparsely. In the spring, you can see a variety of flowers in full bloom, especially cherry blossoms.
  • 1 Yangji Ski resort, +82 031-338-2001. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00.

Buy Edit

Eat Edit

  • 1 Sansarang, 9, Saemmal-ro 89beon-gil, Suji-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, +82 031-263-6080. It's a Korean home-style restaurant with a huge variety of side dishes.
  • 2 5star Coffee(별다섯 커피), 10, Ijongmu-ro 49beon-gil, Suji-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, +82 031-897-5116. There are hand-drip coffee, dessert, and brunch options to try.
  • 3 Hee-rak bori (희락보리), Gyeonggi-do, Yongin-si, Cheoin-gu, Pogok-eup, Pogok-ro 234beon-gil, 10, +82 031 322 3777. 10:30-21:00. It is a Korean home-style restaurant and is closed every Wednesday.
  • 4 Terrace478(테라스478), +82 031 266 5758. 11AM-20PM. It's an atmospheric cafe with a view of the valley.
  • 5 Urban leaf(어반리프), Gyeonggi-do, Yongin-si, Giheung-gu, Gongse-ro, 191, +82 031 693 6335. 10AM-10PM. There is a cafe that serves coffee and a variety of desserts, and a botanical garden.
  • 6 Beakam Sundae (백암토종순대), 133-129, Kimnyangjang-dong, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 031-335-4450. 10:00-21:00. It is a traditional food that has been made and eaten mainly in Jukseong (now located in Juksan-myeon, Anseong-gun) since the Joseon Dynasty. As Jukseong Fortress deteriorated, the tradition has been maintained and preserved through the nearby village of Baekam-myeon, Yong-in si.

Drink Edit

Bojung Cafe street view in Spring
  • Bojung Cafe Street, 11-3, Jukjeon-ro 15beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do. There are a lot of charming cafes on this street, which is designated as a cultural car-free street. A flea market is held every weekend. You can buy accessories, fragrant candles and handicrafts there.

School Edit

University Edit

  • 10 Dankook University (단국대학교), 152, Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, 1899-3700.
  • 11 Yongin University (용인대학교), 134, Yongindaehak-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, +82 31-8020-3114.
  • 12 Calvin University (칼빈대학교), 184, Mabuk-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-284-4752.
  • 13 Kangnam University (강남대학교), 40, Gangnam-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-280-3500.
  • 14 Luther University (루터대학교), 20, Geumhwa-ro 82beon-gil, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-679-2300.
  • 15 Myongji University (명지대학교 자연캠퍼스), 116, Myongji-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, 1577-0020.
  • 16 HUFS (한국외국어대학교 글로벌캠퍼스), 81, Oedae-ro, Mohyeon-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-330-4114.
  • 17 Kyunghee University (경희대학교 국제캠퍼스), 1732, Deogyeong-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-201-3114.
  • 18 Chongshin University (총신대학교 양지캠퍼스), 110, Hakchon-ro, Yangji-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-679-1710.
  • 19 Yongin arts & science University (용인예술과학대학교), 61, Dongbu-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do,, +82 31-330-9000.

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Sleep Edit

Hotel Edit

  • 30 Golden Tulip Hotel (골든튤립 에버 용인 호텔), 82+ 0507-1339-3300.
  • 31 Ramada Yongin Hotel (라마다 용인 호텔), 82+ 31-8097-6500.
  • 32 Allee Hotel (얼레이 호텔), 82+ 31-693-9181.
  • 34 SR Design Hotel (SR디자인호텔), 0507-1314-9401.
  • 36 Astro Hotel (호텔 아스트로), 0507-1319-9079.
  • 37 Sunstay Hotel (호텔 썬스테이), 0507-1436-3556.

Pension Edit

  • 41 Carribean Pension (캐리비안펜션), 0507-1426-3601.
  • 43 Zelkovatree Pension (느티나무펜션), 0507-1327-9878.
  • 45 Everleeum Pension (에버리움 펜션), 0507-1416-6226.
  • 47 Lago1618 Pension (라고1618 풀빌라펜션), 0507-1393-8182.
  • 48 Semonamu Pension (세모난나무 펜션), 0507-1419-2808.
  • 49 Road47 Pension (로드47 펜션), 0507-1452-6801.

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