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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...

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SNS Supporters tour Expo grounds
Apr 09, 2012
With Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea just over a month away, promotional activities are heating up. One of the strategies in the months leading up to this Expo is to utilize social networking services (SNS) through the Expo SNS Supporters Group. Last Friday and Saturday, a team of internat...

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Galleries in Tongui-dong
Apr 08, 2012
The quaint neighborhood of Tongui-dong beckons visitors looking for art, culture, and reminiscences of the past. The old city of Seoul clustered around Gyeongbokgung, the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), attracts people for its many charms. Samcheong-dong,...

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Cherry blossoms in their full glory
Apr 03, 2012
The Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival marks its 50th anniversary this spring as some 300,000 cherry trees come out in full bloom (photo courtesy of Jinhae Gunhang Cherry Blossom Festival Organizing Committee).Cherry blossoms must be one of the most beautiful and alluring of ...

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Where golden clouds of flowers blossom
Apr 02, 2012
This month your traveler sets foot in Gurye, Jeonnam-do, where yellow cornelian cherry blossoms are proudly showing themselves after weeks of last-ditch winter cold spells and heralding the long-awaited arrival of spring. There are a number of villages in Gurye, including Sangwi ...

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2012 Spring Festivals
Mar 23, 2012
The cold winds and freezing temperatures of winter have passed and spring is drawing near. In Korea, spring temperatures range from 5℃ to 20℃, and the return of warm weather brings wild flowers to bloom all over the country. As the weather improves, so do people’s spirits, and sp...

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Best spring-time destinations
Mar 16, 2012
Have you ever imagined yourself in a movie, walking along a carpet of flower petals? For all of you romantics out there, turn your fantasy into a reality by joining us for one of Korea’s April festivities. April is the month when the country is covered in white cherry blossom pet...

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A trendsetters’ promenade: Garosugil
Mar 14, 2012
Garosugil, that quaint street in Sinsa-dong, is the "place to be" and the "place to be seen" for Seoul's trendsetters and fashion gurus. Now, it's gaining global recognition as international fashion brands are competing to secure spaces along the trendiest promenade in Seoul. Ju...

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Unique places to stay 1: special themes
Mar 13, 2012
Korea's most unique accommodations poster (Image courtesy of the KTO)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 fea...

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Seocheon blooms with camellias
Mar 05, 2012
Snow-covered winter flowers (photo: Yonhap News). Like round sindoors applied on the cheeks and forehead of a newly minted bride, camellias, with their red petals adorning yellow pistils, are flowers of purity and simplicity. They bloom from as early as November and carry on thr...