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Market makes childhood dreams come true with toys
Aug 20, 2015
About 100 shops are located in the Stationery and Toys Wholesale Market near the Dongdaemun market district. Visitors can find a variety of toys there. Many of the shops open early in the morning to get ready for shoppers. Toys line the shelves, tumbling into the street displa...

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Photos reveal beauty of Korean landscape
Aug 18, 2015
This photo of the Anapji Pond blanketed in winter snow is the winner of this year’s Korea Tourism Photo Contest. Snowflakes fall on the lake and over the palace, creating an enveloping and peaceful scene. This is a photo of snow falling on the Anapji Pond in Gyeongju, wher...

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A night in a traditional home gives great respite
Aug 10, 2015
Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the ...

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Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital
Aug 10, 2015
According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity. Many...

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Avoid summer heat at waterfalls
Aug 03, 2015
A family on vacation avoids the heat at the Suok Falls in Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The sweltering summer heat continues to bother people, both day and night. Beaches and water parks are overcrowded nationwide with a continuing flow of people. If ...

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Artwork draws visitors to Jeju village
Jul 29, 2015
Gimnyeong, a small town in northeastern Jeju, now has a series of metal craftworks to welcome visitors to this corner of the southern holiday island. The walls and rooftops of many buildings in the town have been outfitted with outdoor works of metal art. There is a femal...

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Visit a farm, meet the animals this summer
Jul 27, 2015
There is a range of wildlife species that exist around the world. Livestock, in particular, is the key to human survival. Amid rapid urbanization, however, the importance and existence of such domesticated animals has been somewhat forgotten over the past few years. The R...

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Spend your summer at the river
Jul 21, 2015
One of the most mentioned things about the merits of living in Seoul, by both Koreans and non-Koreans alike, is the Hangang River that runs through the middle of the capital. The river offers countless benefits to everyone who lives in the greater Seoul metropolis. Especially in ...

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Escape the heat wave with Korail
Jul 15, 2015
Summer has officially begun, as the scorching sun and sweltering heat drains people of their energy and causes them to sweat, even if standing still in the shade. Normally between July and August, crowds of people flock to the seas, rivers, mountains and valleys to avoid the h...

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Beaches cool the summer heat wave
Jun 30, 2015
The entire nation has been plunged into the midst of summer, with daytime temperatures in Seoul on June 10 reaching 34.9 degrees Celsius. Due to this earlier-than-expected heat wave, beaches across the country are preparing for an early opening this season. Accordi...