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2016 Korean Tourism Awards
Dec 09, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (third from right) poses for a picture with representatives from Gangneung Coffee Street at the 2016 Korea Tourism Awards held at the Silla Hotel on Dec. 8. A selection of tour packages and promotional events run by business...

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Singaporean tourists enjoy Haeparang Trail
Dec 01, 2016
A group of Singaporean tourists appreciate the scenic views off into the East Sea on Nov. 29 as they walk along the Haeparang Trail, the country's longest series of walking trails. They're participating in a group tour that follows in the footsteps of Singaporean Prime Minister L...

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Best winter countryside destinations
Nov 29, 2016
Nestled in the Korean countryside are villages that exude the kind of warmth and generosity that can only be felt in close-knit rural communities. On Nov. 24, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced its top nine rural travel destinations for the winter, fe...

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Restoration brings Yangjaecheon Stream back to life
Nov 22, 2016
A white heron flies over the Yangjaecheon Stream, a body of water once called the Haktan (학탄) after the flocks of cranes, or hak, that lived along its meandering banks. These days, the stream is home to around 40 different species of birds. In the quiet chill of late autumn, th...

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Seoul exudes last-minute autumn vibes
Nov 17, 2016
Hikers take a stroll during their lunch break on Nov. 16 around Samcheong Park, colored in yellow and red with its autumn leaves. The trail starts at the Changuimun Gate, one of the eight gates of the fortress wall that surrounded Joseon-era Seoul, runs through the Sukjeongmun Ga...

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Korea's best bicycle paths
Nov 17, 2016
As we enter the final stretches of autumn, people seeking adventure might like to hop on their bicycles and take advantage of the sunlit, breezy afternoons while they last. A few months back, the Ministry of the Interior announced its top 100 most-beautiful bicycle trails to ex...

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Online tourist complaint site expands services
Nov 14, 2016
The government reopened its Tourist Complaint Center on Nov. 7. People who wish to make a complaint can register their complaint at the website using either a desktop or a smartphone. The government reopened its Tourist Complaint Center on Nov. 7 (www.touristcomplaint.or.kr), u...

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Exploring Seongnyugul, the limestone caves of Uljin
Nov 07, 2016
Though it's not often talked about, Korea has some interesting caverns that are open to the public. One of those is the Seongnyu Cave (성류굴), also known as the Jangcheon Cave, which is located in the heart of Uljin, a quiet yet beautiful town on the east coast. After a long...

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Top 5 Hangang River trails to explore this fall
Nov 01, 2016
The Banpo Subyeon-gil trail leads you down to the Hangang riverbank, rustling with the golden ripples of reeds and willow branches. Here you can take a breezy stroll during the day, and enjoy the views of Seoul's nightscape during the evenings. The days of autumn, with their...

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Koreaphiles discover hidden treasures of Tongyeong
Oct 31, 2016
Korea.net honorary reporters pose against a backdrop of the waterway between Hansando Island in Tongyeong in Gyeongsangnam-do Province, and Yeosu in Jeollanam-do Province, known as the Hallyeosudo Straits, on Oct. 28. Following its three-day tour in Busan, a group of 12 Ko...