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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 Jecheon, al...

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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....

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Being alone is full of fun
Jan 10, 2017
Traveling around Korea alone can be great fun. Quite often in modern, high-pressure, urban Korea, a lifestyle driven by the so-called “YOLO” philosophy -- an acronym for “You Only Live Once” -- has grown ever more popular, especially among twentysomethings. Young people in a...

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Spending winter break in the country
Jan 05, 2017
The Narutbae Maeul Village (나룻배마을) in Yeoncheon-gun County, Gyeonggi-do Province, offers plenty of fun winter activities for young children, from sledding to bird watching in the wilderness. The year's coldest months are upon us, but fear not, for there are plenty of provinc...

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Trail info goes online
Jan 05, 2017
Information about 33,000 kilometers of mountain trails released by the Korea Forest Service includes geographic coordinates, information about trailheads and trail access, length of the trail, approximate hiking time and level of difficulty. For safety purposes, it also lists the...