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Photos reveal hidden charms of Korea
Aug 31, 2016
A photo of Unjoru House wins the top prize in this year’s Korea Tourism Photo Contest. The photo has been recognized for showing the traditional beauty of Korea in a simple, tranquil manner. Magnolias show off their graceful colors. They seems to be fully enjoying the spring ai...

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Visit world heritage sites, enjoy nature, history
Aug 29, 2016
Travel to Hallasan Mountain and to the Seongsan Ilchulbung of Jeju Island and learn more about its volcanic geographic features.Visit the Hwasun Dolmen in Jeollanam-do Province and explore the megalithic culture of prehistoric times. Follow the traces of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B....

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Jeonju ranked 3rd best attraction in Asia
Jul 27, 2016
Jeonju, the capital of Jeollabuk-do Province, has been selected as the third best attraction in Asia, where world travelers should visit within the year. Jeonju has been recently ranked as the third best attraction in Asia on Lonely Planet’s “Best in Asia: our pick of where t...

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Korea’s maritime national parks bring nature and histor...
Jul 22, 2016
The islands of Hallyeohaesang National Park are visible from the peak of Tongyeong’s Mt. Mireuksan.Imagine you want to get out of the city, as far out of the city as possible. While metropolises like Seoul and Busan have nearly everything a modern urbanite could want, all...

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Sunny skies, beautiful beaches along Haeparang Trail
Jun 16, 2016
The Haeparang Trail is Korea’s longest walking trail, stretching 770 kilometers from Busan in the south to Goseong in Gangwon-do Province in the north. The Haeparang Trail is now waiting adventurous trekkers, as the trail construction, maintenance and repair program along its e...

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Summertime at Haneul Park
May 31, 2016
Haneul Park, situated atop the highest plateau of the World Cup Park, boasts large fields of silver grass that rustle in different colors every season. The heat of summer has arrived at Haneul "Sky" Park, the grasslands that sit atop the highest plateau of the World C...

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Jamie Oliver praises healthy Jeju Island food
May 12, 2016
Jamie Oliver posts a selfie before enjoying a meal at a restaurant on Jeju Island. “Lots of colour, very fresh, and my favourite pickles, dips, different textures and very good fish…” “Been diving to forage these fruits of the seabed: abalone, sea conch and sea cucumber. ...

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Jeju rock statues donated to Netherlands, Paraguay
May 04, 2016
Traditional stone statues made from the volcanic rock of Jeju Island, dol hareubang in Korean, have been donated to the cities of Gorinchem in the Netherlands and to the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion. A pair of dol hareubang statues was erected in the city of Gorinchem...

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Andong: photos of history, heritage
Apr 15, 2016
The Nakdonggang River (낙동강, 洛東江) is the longest river in South Korea. It flows for 510 kilometers and has a drainage basin covering 23,384 square kilometers. The river originates around Taebaeksan Mountain in Gangwon-do Province, and meanders its way through Gyeongsangbuk-do and ...

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Imcheonggak, birthplace of a 500-year legacy
Apr 11, 2016
As the largest private Hanok residence in Korea, Imcheonggak (임청각, 臨淸閣) represents the 500-year legacy of Andong's Goseong Yi family. Andong-si City in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province has been celebrated as the Town of the Yangban, or families of noble birth, ever since Joseon t...