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Korean mountains via stamps -- Jeju's oreum
Apr 16, 2015
The volcanic cones formed from lava deposits discharged following a volcanic eruption are called oreum in the Jeju Island dialect. It refers to the range of small cone-shaped mountains scattered at the foot of Hallasan Mountain. There are traces of craters atop these small hills ...


Gimhae offers 9 local specialties, 9 tastes
Apr 14, 2015
Ripe raspberries await the harvest, in Sangdong-myeon Township in Gimhae City. There are many locations and fables associated with King Kim Su-ro (d. 199), founder of the Garakguk Kingdom (43-532) in what is today Gimhae City. Among them are many names that begin with “Gu.” ...


Gimhae filled with ancient Gaya festivals, history
Apr 14, 2015
The city of Gimhae in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) has an upcoming series of festivals that highlights its 2,000 years of history. The Gimhae National Folk Bullfight Festival and the Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Festival bring to life both agricultural and artistic t...


'Sea of Iron,' Gimhae embraces Gaya history
Apr 14, 2015
In July 1990, the first tomb excavations took place in Daeseong-dong, in Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). The artifacts from the ancient Gaya Confederacy (42-562) from some 1,600 years ago finally came to light. The excavations led to the discovery that ...


Doors re-open on Garakguk Kingdom
Apr 10, 2015
The Taegeukjeon, the main building at the Gimhae Gaya Theme Park, is used as a theme-based exhibition venue. The Gaya Confederacy (42-532) has been brought back to life with a reconstruction of its largest constituent kingdom, the Garakguk Kingdom (43-532), or Geumgwan Gaya....


Burgeoning industrial city: Gimhae
Apr 09, 2015
There is a provincial city in southern Korea whose population grows by 10,000 people every year, a very high rate of growth for the country. This is Gimhae, in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), and it continues to absorb people from surrounding cities, including Chang...

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Spring gastronomy tours to seaside villages
Apr 03, 2015
It is quite easy to access the mountains and seas of Korea. There are many other things to do other than enjoy the spring flowers, such as gastronomic adventures and seaside activities. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has now published a gastronome's spring travel guide to ...


Youthful Haman, a place of agriculture, manufacturing
Apr 01, 2015
Haman-gun County sits in the middle of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). As of December 2014, the county had 68,741 people living in the area, and it covers some 417 square kilometers. People have flourished across the region since history began. During the Proto-Thre...


Hapcheon abounds with spectacles, cultural offerings
Mar 31, 2015
The Tripitaka Koreana, a UNESCO World Heritage item, is currently stored at Haeinsa Temple, nestled along the slopes of Gayasan Mountain. It is one of the most important heritage items from Hapcheon-gun County in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). The Tripitaka Koreana...


Hapcheon: home to Mother Nature, time-honored tradition
Mar 30, 2015
Located in the northwestern part of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), Hapcheon-gun County is clean and tranquil. At the same time, it's been recognized for being home to numerous relics and heritage items, including Haeinsa Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple with more...