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Entertainment, cuisine at 2018 Winter Olympic host city...
Feb 14, 2017
“Skiing on the slopes, a Korea-style jimjilbang (찜질방) hot sauna, and Hanwoo beef (한우, 韓牛).” These are three things that CNN says you must do when you visit Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, one of the three host cities for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralym...

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Pyeongchang, Olympic city of winter festivities
Feb 06, 2017
Visitors can go ice-fishing for trout at the annual Pyeongchang Trout Festival, on the frozen Odaecheon River in Jinbu-myeon Town in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The snow-capped city of Pyeongchang in Gangwon-do Province is not only the host of the PyeongChang 2018 Olymp...

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Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival
Jan 26, 2017
Awakened by the freezing temperatures on the bus, I slowly opened my tired eyes just to be greeted by Jack Frost peeping in the window. I didn't know how long I had been sleeping, but based on the coldness, I thought we were somewhere in Gangwon-do Province. I was right, because ...

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Palace snowscape welcomes tourists
Jan 23, 2017
Visitors to the Secret Garden at Changdeokgung Palace enjoy the snowy scenery while listening to a tour guide’s comments about the Juhamnu Pavillion. Changdeokgung Palace, an officially-registered UNESCO World Heritage Site, has changed into its white winter clothes. On Dec...

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Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
Jan 20, 2017
The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival along the riverside in Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do Province, takes place from Jan. 14 to Feb. 5. The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival was chosen by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as one of Korea’s major winter festivals. Over 1.5 mil...

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Nation-wide sales attract tourists to Korea
Jan 19, 2017
The Korea Grand Sale, a nation-wide series of discounts combined with a tourism promotional campaign, takes place from Jan. 20 to Feb. 28. Tourists are offered discounts and prizes at shopping malls, transportation hubs, hotels, makeup stores, restaurants, cafes and other tourist...

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Jecheon, Danyang offer clean air, comfort to the soul
Jan 16, 2017
The mountains surrounding Cheongpungho Lake in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, are covered with snow on Jan. 12, turning the lakeside landscape into a painting. Dishes made with fresh vegetable from the clean environment, crystal-clear waters and a breath of fresh air. ...

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Danyang, where nature meets history
Jan 16, 2017
For the year 2017, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced a list of 10 travel destinations and itineraries covering spots all over the country, with cultural heritage sites, food and accommodations listed at each location. The ministry has chosen Danyang, along w...

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Jecheon, a city of serenity, excitement
Jan 16, 2017
For the year 2017, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced a list of 10 travel destinations and itineraries covering spots all over the country, with cultural heritage sites, food and accommodations listed at each location. The ministry has chosen Danyang, along ...

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Spring in December at Jangsado Sea Park
Jan 12, 2017
After a short, 40-minute ferry ride, we docked at the wharf on Jangsado Island. The weather was really nice and warm. It didn't feel like winter at all. As soon as I got off the ferry, I saw a big sign with “CAMELLIA” written on it. A huge sign welcomes visitors to the island....