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Following the flow of the rivers
Apr 25, 2012
Spring is said to be a time of renewal and growth. With this year’s spring season marking the completion of nationwide efforts to restore Korea’s rivers, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization have introduced ten unique travel courses that ...

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Spend less, discover more: where to stay in Korea
Apr 25, 2012
Looking for quality accommodations at a reasonable rate in Korea? Whether you simply need a bed for the night or a memorable stay with a culturally rich experience, let us inspire you with a few tips on places to stay for your ultimate getaway to Korea. KTO has something for ever...

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Cross-country cycling road now open
Apr 23, 2012
Construction on Korea’s 1,757-kilometer cross-country riverside cycling road is officially complete. April 22, which was also National Cycling Day, saw opening ceremonies take place at ten different locations along the four newly restored rivers. This grand opening coincided with...

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Making the most of riverside leisure
Apr 20, 2012
This spring, Korea's newly restored rivers are becoming a must-see destination for all kinds of visitors. From cyclists and campers to nature enthusiasts and families on vacation, people from across the country have found the riverfront an ideal setting for their favorite activit...

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Walk and trek in spring
Apr 17, 2012
Of Korea's four distinct seasons, spring may be the best season for walking and hiking, and the country is crisscrossed with wonderful footpaths and trails. “I walk this path with my daughter at least once a week. It passes behind my apartment and goes up this hill. The view up ...

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The winding history and flowing taste
Apr 16, 2012
Naju in Jeollanamdo is a city full of history, a city where you feel the spirit of 2,000 years of abundance and prosperity brought to life on the fertile Naju Plain. The Yeongsangang is a river that originates in Yong-myeon, Damyang-gun, Jeollanamdo (South Jeolla Province), p...

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Travel green in Korea
Apr 13, 2012
With spring upon us, one great way to get the best out of this blooming season is to take a biking or a walking tour alongside the river to enjoy the gentle breeze blowing whimsically from the water. People are using the Green Bike Train (Photo courtesy of Korail Tourism Develop...

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Unique places to stay 3: traditional
Apr 13, 2012
If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Korea, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has released a new publication rounding up Korea’s most unique hotels, resorts, spas, and guest houses. The booklet features 50 accommodations across Korea, divided into five chapters: “Un...

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Hiking trip along the Fortress Wall
Apr 11, 2012
 Korea's mountains and walking trails continue to see a growing number of visitors. It is rarely known that Seoul is a mountain city with Bukaksan, Inwangsan, and Ansan sitting inside city limits, while Bukhansan, Dobongsan, Buramsan, Cheonggyesan, and Gwanaksan surround the...

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Perfect day out at Sejong Belt
Apr 09, 2012
Cultural organizations in Seoul work together to provide entertainment to Seoul citizens.Sejong-ro, a street that cuts through Jongno-gu in downtown Seoul, has symbolic importance as the center of Seoul. Institutions symbolizing Korean tradition, history, culture, and arts are co...