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Restaurant guidebook published in Arabic
May 12, 2015
‘Muslim-friendly Restaurants in Korea’ introduces 118 restaurants in Seoul and across Korea in five categories and includes halal certification information, all in Arabic. For many devout Muslim tourists, one of the main difficulties they experience in Korea is the food. This i...

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K-Festival and Enjoy, Gangwon Province!
May 12, 2015
Korea Festival is back. Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Indonesia in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Center Indonesia (KCCI) again held Korea Festival for three days, from 1~ 3 May 2015 at main atrium Lotte Shopping Avenue Jakarta. I came...


New bike route runs along east coast
May 12, 2015
A new network of bicycle lanes and bicycle paths has recently been launched, running down the east coast of the country. It connects Goseong-gun County in northern Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) with Samcheok City in the southernmost region of the province, crossing a total of 242...


'Enjoy true meaning of nature in spring, autumn'
May 11, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (right) learns about the variety of mountain herbs found on Deokjeokdo Island in Ongjin-gun County, Incheon, on May 7. "You can enjoy the true meaning of nature in the spring and autumn," said Kim Jongdeok, minister of cultu...


River tour offers history, ferry trip
May 11, 2015
A river cruise allows people to appreciate the beauty of the Hangang River and of Seoul, and to look around historical sites found along the river.Yanghwajin is a neighborhood in the Hapjeong-dong area of Mapo-gu District in modern day Seoul, at the north end of the Yanghwa Bridg...


Silla Hotel earns five stars
May 08, 2015
A ceremony to celebrate the Silla Seoul earning a five-star rating takes place on May 7. It was attended by Kim Jongdeok (third from right), minister of culture, sports and tourism, and Lee Bu-jin (third from left), president of the hotel. The Silla Seoul hotel has become th...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jeju's mountain-top field
May 06, 2015
Along the Yeongsil Trail to the peak of Hallasan Mountain, there are three volcanic cones (oreum) in a row in the highlands between 1,600 and 1,700 meters above sea level. There, the high mountain field spreads around the Witseoreum and Bangaoreum volcanic cones. This is the Sunj...


Green leaves, flowers decorate Gangjin
Apr 29, 2015
Against a backdrop of flowers, a replica Goryeo celadon vase shines its brilliant blue-green colors in the front garden of the Gangjin Celadon Museum. Gangjin was the production site of much of the iconic blue-green celadon crafted during Goryeo times (918-1392). Home to man...


Naju: hometown of historic figures
Apr 29, 2015
A model of a Goguryeo palace can be found at the Naju Image Theme Park. Naju is home to a village that is surrounded by Goguryeo palaces and fortresses. This is the Naju Image Theme Park, where the soap operas "Jumong" and "Kingdom of the Winds" were filmed. Located in the s...


Local southern delicacies now closer to home
Apr 29, 2015
Namdo hanjeongsik, or southern Korea's traditional dining, showcases the range of tastes and flavors found in dishes from the southern regions of the Korean Peninsula. In Korean, the word Namdo refers to the southern provincial areas south of Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province...