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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...

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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 ...