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Korea’s first garden expo nearly here
Jan 16, 2013
Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 draws near, with less than 100 days remaining before the opening. The upcoming garden expo will take place all across Suncheon Bay in Suncheon City, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) from April 20 to October 20 for a six-month run. Suncheon Bay,...

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Beat the chill with Korean hot springs
Jan 15, 2013
As winter enters its coldest month and a cold wave comes over the whole country, Korean people seek winter retreats to beat the chill and stay healthy. One surefire way is to visit one of the hundreds of hot springs across the nation. According to the Korea Hot Spring Association...

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Korea named best travel spot by overseas travel publish...
Jan 14, 2013
Korea was recently selected as one of best travel places by leading publishers overseas. Korea was recommended as one of 13 destinations for 2013 from a report published in Fugas, a supplement of leading Portuguese daily the Publico, on December 29, 2012. World-leading travel pub...

A Pure White Town Under the Azure Sky

A Pure White Town Under the Azure Sky
Jan 10, 2013
When it snows, Jeonseon becomes a winter wonderland.On the mountain ridges in the two Gangwon-do towns of Jeongseon and Yeongwol is a network of trails on which trucks once transported coal from what today are abandoned mines. People left the area after the mines closed, but the ...

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A pure white town under the azure sky
Jan 10, 2013
When it snows, Jeonseon becomes a winter wonderland.On the mountain ridges in the two Gangwon-do towns of Jeongseon and Yeongwol is a network of trails on which trucks once transported coal from what today are abandoned mines. People left the area after the mines closed, but the ...

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Snow and winter trekking to Seonjaryeong, Pyeongchang
Jan 04, 2013
Thinking of Pyeongchang in the winter reminds us of the snowy country of Korea. Pyeongchang, the host city of the 2013 PyeongChang Special Olympics Winter Games and the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, holds snow festivals every winter. The snowy mountain Seonjaryeong is th...

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Ice fishing for trout
Dec 31, 2012
Trout live in clear freshwater with an average temperature between 7°C and 13°C. A coldwater fish, trout is especially delicious in the winter. When filleted raw, its flesh looks clear and reddish like pine wood. Its Korean name songeo in fact was given for this reason as the syl...

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Hongdo rises to top of 100 recommended tourist sites of...
Dec 28, 2012
Hongdo (Red Island) recently was named as Korea’s must-visit travel destination. An online poll was conducted from November 12 to December 16 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization to single out 100 recommended tourist attractions. Hongdo ...

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Top 12 tourism spots of the past 50 years
Dec 21, 2012
Korea’s top twelve record-setting tourism destinations were revealed by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) at a celebration held on December 11 to mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment. Out of 28 candidates with a significant record in the tourism sector during the KTO...

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Coastal hillside village Gamcheon wins Asian Townscape ...
Dec 14, 2012
Gamcheon, a small village in Korea’s southern port city of Busan, is no stranger to the spotlight. Local as well as foreign visitors come by the tens of thousands each year, often with cameras in tow, to get a firsthand look at the eclectic winding staircases and colorful homes t...