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Chinese vacationers fly to Korea for shopping spree
Oct 10, 2014
Many Chinese tourists flew to Korea to go on a shopping spree during mainland China’s golden-week of national holidays from October 1 to 7. Where on earth did the Chinese shoppers -- commonly known in Korean as youkers -- go to do their shopping? What, exactly, did they purchase?...

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Top six items to buy while in Korea
Oct 08, 2014
Thinking of getting something to add into your personal collection or getting some gifts for your loved ones before you return from Korea? Here are some suggestions for you. 1. Korean Beauty Products. Korea is a shopping paradise for beauty products.  K-Beauty trend is o...


Events abound for October travelers
Oct 07, 2014
Autumn is here. With clear blue skies and crisp temperatures, it's ideal weather to travel in Korea. Over the past few years, the fall has been attracting more and more travelers to the country, domestic and international alike. This October in particular, Korea expects a larg...


Korail expands luxury cross-country Haerang rail servic...
Sep 29, 2014
Korea Railroad's (Korail) recently-expanded Haerang passenger train service is surrounded by a sparkling golden exterior and is equipped with high-end amenities that almost remind one of a luxury hotel. It provides travelers with everything from a cozy bedroom and shower fac...


'Safe Travel in Korea' published for overseas visitors
Sep 19, 2014
To help international visitors enjoy a safer and better trip to Korea, a new travel book, “Safe Travel in Korea,” has been recently published. The book contains a variety of information aimed at non-Korean travelers, helping them to cope with unexpected losses, danger or emergenc...

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11 things to do around Seoul during Chuseok
Sep 05, 2014
This month, we have a nice fat long weekend coming our way (September 6-9 or 10). But before you start making travel plans, first let me explain why you should stay in (or come to) Seoul and what you can do here. Chuseok is often referred to as “Korean Thanksgiving,” but that’s ...


Temple experience program in downtown Seoul
Sep 01, 2014
A program offering a sample of religious life in a Buddhist temple, targeted at international tourists, will now be available in the heart of Seoul. The program consists of practicing with a wooden percussion instrument, making lotus lanterns, drinking tea with Buddhist monks, wr...


Welcome to Incheon, the city of delicacies
Aug 28, 2014
The Incheon Asian Games are just around the corner, with less than three weeks remaining now until the opening ceremony. On the occasion of Asia's biggest sporting event, the city is expected to attract more than two million visitors. In line with this, Incheon City has been buil...


Yeouido, a vacation in central Seoul
Aug 07, 2014
Park-goers enjoy the bike path and the giant fountain at the riverside Mulbit Square in Yeouido, Seoul, amid foggy, humid weather on August 5. (photo: Jeon Han)Yeouido, an island in the Hangang River, is so prominent in the national psyche that when people compare the size of an ...


The port city of Incheon revels in its early modern pas...
Aug 06, 2014
Going to Chinatown Incheon’s best known tourist attraction is its Chinatown, Korea’s oldest and largest. Located just across from Incheon Station and easily recognized by the tell-tale pailou gate, Incheon’s Chinatown was founded in 1884 when traders from China’s Shandong Provinc...