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Being alone is full of fun
Jan 10, 2017
Traveling around Korea alone can be great fun. Quite often in modern, high-pressure, urban Korea, a lifestyle driven by the so-called “YOLO” philosophy -- an acronym for “You Only Live Once” -- has grown ever more popular, especially among twentysomethings. Young people in a...


Spending winter break in the country
Jan 05, 2017
The Narutbae Maeul Village (나룻배마을) in Yeoncheon-gun County, Gyeonggi-do Province, offers plenty of fun winter activities for young children, from sledding to bird watching in the wilderness. The year's coldest months are upon us, but fear not, for there are plenty of provinc...

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Trail info goes online
Jan 05, 2017
Information about 33,000 kilometers of mountain trails released by the Korea Forest Service includes geographic coordinates, information about trailheads and trail access, length of the trail, approximate hiking time and level of difficulty. For safety purposes, it also lists the...


Tongyeong, city of everlasting joy
Jan 02, 2017 Honorary Reporters visit the 99-step stairway at Seopirang Village in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, on Dec. 27. Seopirang Village is decorated with quotes from the late novelist Pak Kyongni (박경리) (1926-2008), and music by the late composer Yun Isang (윤이상) (1917-...


Greeting 2017's first sunrise with seaside festivities
Dec 29, 2016
In Korean, Songgu Yeongsin (송구영신, 送舊迎新) is an age-old saying which means "time to let go of the old year, and turn over a new leaf." It may be hard to believe, but the year of the rooster (정유년, 丁酉年) is now only a few days away, and there's no better time to plan a trip to the s...


Treasures discovered in Tongyeong
Dec 29, 2016
“Wonderful life at sea.” “Tranquility.” “Breathtaking landscape.” This is how the 2017 Honorary Reporters described Tongyeong in Gyeongsangnam-do Province. Early in the morning on Dec. 27, a group of 11 honorary reporters hopped onto a bus bound for the port city. They...


Winter Travel Week woos tourists with events, discounts
Dec 28, 2016
Cold winter weather may make us shrink back into the warmth of our homes, but our enthusiasm remains high. The upcoming Winter Travel Week will warm the cockles of the heart, offering a myriad of events and places to visit, from beautiful snow scenes to winter sports and delicio...


Spots in Korea visited by in 2016
Dec 19, 2016
Busan's charms match its title as South Korea’s second city. Visitors are always amused by something new as there are countless things to see and places to eat. On Oct. 27, honorary reporters visited Nurimaru APEC House, Jagalchi Market and Gamcheon Culture Village-- th...


Tourist industry remains stable: culture minister
Dec 13, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (second from left) visits the Myeong-dong shopping district in central Seoul on Dec. 11. The minister talks with the tourist police who are on standby to provide assistance for tourists visiting the area. Minister of Cu...


2016 Korean Tourism Awards
Dec 09, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cho Yoonsun (third from right) poses for a picture with representatives from Gangneung Coffee Street at the 2016 Korea Tourism Awards held at the Silla Hotel on Dec. 8. A selection of tour packages and promotional events run by business...