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Through mountains and over the sea; K-ROADS
Sep 24, 2012
The motorways in South Korea have developed the same way as its economy. A courageous first step was taken in the 1960s, the seed of a miracle sprouted in 1970, the growth accelerated in the 1980s, a solid expansion was achieved in the 1990s, and a well-developed network spreadin...

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Welcoming autumn on Korea’s Rivers [1]
Sep 20, 2012
Walking, biking, or camping -- with plenty of new scenic trails, bike paths, and camping areas around the Han, Nakdong, Geum, and Yeongsan rivers, anything is possible for the willing traveler. And as the summer heat gives way to crisper autumn breezes, visitors to Korea’s major ...

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Dokdo souvenir design contest opens for all
Sep 05, 2012
Image courtesy of Cyber Dokdo Arts and crafts designers are welcomed to create their own Dokdo-themed sounvenirs to compete for the right to officially sell their product. The government of Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province) is launching the 3rd Dokdo International Sou...

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Lake city Chuncheon, a leisure hotspot
Aug 24, 2012
As the end of summer draws near, the romantic lake city of Chuncheon prepares to be transformed into a leisure town where visitors can fully enjoy the remaining days of the season. The Chuncheon 2012 World Leisure Sports Festival, which kicks off on ...

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10 Best hikes & treks in Korea
Aug 17, 2012
Anyone who stays in Korea even for a little time can recognize one noticeable trait of contemporary Koreans: the hurry-hurry phenomenon. Most Koreans tend to get things done as fast as they can.Now, big changes have come in society. Tired of the fast-paced life, they began to see...

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Real DMZ Project brings art to Cheorwon
Aug 17, 2012
The county of Cheorwon is an unlikely venue for art. Located in the northwestern corner of Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), it offers visitors the chance to get close to North Korea and gaze into the secretive state at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). It is also the host for the Real ...

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Yeosu’s 93-day voyage comes to an end
Aug 14, 2012
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, a global marine festival staged at the backdrop of the ocean, ended its 93-day journey on August 12. The closing ceremony was celebrated by Yeosu citizens and many public figures including Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the U...

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Busan to implement visa-free entry for transit passenge...
Aug 13, 2012
Transfer via Busan is getting easier and more exciting starting as early as next year. International passengers transferring at Gimhae International Airport will soon be granted visa-free transit and may enjoy a transit tour of the vicinity within twelve hours. Busan Metropolitan...

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Summer nights of music, film, and more
Aug 10, 2012
At this time every year, Chuncheon gets crowded with people from all areas. Taking advantage of its geographic vicinity to Seoul, Chuncheon always tops the list of destinations for summer vacation. However, there is one more reason to visit Chuncheon in the first week of August. ...

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Korea’s green tourism destinations
Aug 08, 2012
The first few weeks of August hang at the very top of the summer, making everyone yearn to escape from the heat. If you were considering a refreshing getaway far from the bustle of the city and indulging in the wonders of nature laid out over the peninsula, a journey to some of K...