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KTO publishes halal guidebook
Jan 08, 2015
A food guidebook for Muslim tourists visiting Korea has recently been published. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) produced “Muslim Friendly Restaurants in Korea” written in English last month. The book was designed to boost convenience for observant Muslim tourists who eat on...


Special tour of Gukje Market recalls movie
Jan 05, 2015
As the movie "Ode to My Father" is winning popularity across the country, a tourism program involving Busan's Gukje Market has now been launched. The Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) announced that starting January 3 it will run a special tour designed to introduce the film's sho...


Watch New Year's sunrise in Seoul
Dec 31, 2014
People will be able to watch the sunrise, greet the new Year of the Blue Sheep and participate in various activities at 19 locations across Seoul on the morning of January 1, 2015. The sun is expected to rise at 7:47 a.m. on New Year's Day. There will be a range of New Year's eve...


Int'l visitors hit 14 million this year
Dec 30, 2014
“I came to Korea for my mother’s knee operation,” said Chinese tourist Liushiquan, 33. He arrived at Cheongju International Airport in Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province) with his mother, Zangqiulan, 65, on December 29. The two mainland Chinese visitors became the star...


Christmas train takes revelers to Santa Village
Dec 24, 2014
A Santa village has opened its doors at a flag station in rural Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province). Run by the railroad operator Korail, the mountain-going "V-Train" is now ready to carry passengers to the Santa Village, making the round trip through the Baekdudaegan mo...


Korean maps, tourist info now in simplified Chinese
Dec 23, 2014
A new smartphone application is winning popularity among mainland Chinese tourists travelling in Korea. The app provides information about tourist attractions and information about discount vouchers in major shopping districts. Users can also book a package tour at a travel agenc...


Enjoy the view, winter festival on Hallasan Mountain
Dec 22, 2014
There is a festival that offers visitors a chance to enjoy the winter views of Hallasan Mountain, Jeju Island and winter sports. At Eorimok Square, a new resort on the mountain, various programs will be held every Saturday and Sunday from December 20 to January 31, under the them...


Land’s end: Haenam
Dec 18, 2014
If you’re looking to escape the urban jungle of Seoul for a weekend, it would be hard to find a spot further away than Haenam. Jutting out into the southern seas at the very southwest tip of the Korean Peninsula, not only is Haenam far away geographically, but in terms of ambianc...


Seoul selected 'best biz meeting city' for 3 years
Dec 16, 2014
Seoul has been recently chosen as the best city for business meetings by readers of Business Traveler. The above photo shows a bird's-eye view of Seoul from the peak of Namsan Mountain.Readers of a well-known international travel monthly have selected Seoul as the best business m...


A must-go in December: the Huirisan recreational forest
Dec 09, 2014
As we enter December and approach the end of the year, everyone needs a moment to catch their breath and to reflect on the year past. One of the best spots to visit this December is the Huirisan Mountain Nature Reserve & Recreational Forest located in Seocheon, South Chungche...