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Korail unveils 7 new train trip programs coming in May, South Korea’s ‘family month’

The trips leave on May 3 and 4, with two of them being overnight trips in North Gyeongsang, and five-day trips in Gangwon and North Chungcheong.

Heads up, lovers of everything K. More great travel news is coming your way from South Korea.

We reported last time on Hallyu-themed tours that are about to be rolled out by the Korea Tourism Organization. This time, it’s Korail Tourism Development’s turn to launch seven new railway travel programs bringing travelers to different parts of Korea to celebrate the month of May.

Korail’s seven different railway travel programs leave on May 3 and 4.
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For South Koreans, May is known as “family month,” when locals schedule trips to enjoy occasions like Children’s Day, Parent’s Day, and Couple’s Day.

Korail’s seven different railway travel programs leave on May 3 and 4, according to a report on The Korea Herald. Two of them are overnight trips in North Gyeongsang Province with the concept “rest.” The other five are day trips in Gangwon Province and North Chungcheong Province.

A quiet park in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang.
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Overnight trips are for those who are looking for some rejuvenating with visits to wellness tourism destinations in Yeongyang or Uljin in North Gyeongsang.

The quiet county of Yeongyang, meanwhile, offers travelers an opportunity to commune with nature and enjoy a staycation in a hanok-themed accommodation, participate in Ecorium Uljin’s forest therapy program, and additional sightseeing in local tourist sites.

Tickets for adults cost 199,000 won (P8,358.27).

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The day train trips involve local festivals and popular attractions that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Each visit takes travelers to five different places: Seonbi Culture Festival in Yeongju, a cable car tour of Cheongpungho in Jecheon, a skywalk program by the Namhan River in Danyang, a canoe ride in Samcheok, and a visit to Mungyeongsaejae Pass and Omija Tunnel in Mungyeong.

The tickets for the day trips are priced at 79,000 won (P3,318.11) for adults.

An old guard tower in Jecheon. Photo by Matthew Schwartz from Unsplash

Ticket prices include lunch, dinner and room charges for overnight trip programs and also cover admission fees at different tourist attractions, according to a Korail Tourism Development official.

Reservations are available via the official website of Korail Tourism Development.

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