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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...


Singaporean tourists enjoy Haeparang Trail
Dec 01, 2016
A group of Singaporean tourists appreciate the scenic views off into the East Sea on Nov. 29 as they walk along the Haeparang Trail, the country's longest series of walking trails. They're participating in a group tour that follows in the footsteps of Singaporean Prime Minister L...


Best winter countryside destinations
Nov 29, 2016
Nestled in the Korean countryside are villages that exude the kind of warmth and generosity that can only be felt in close-knit rural communities. On Nov. 24, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced its top nine rural travel destinations for the winter, fe...


Restoration brings Yangjaecheon Stream back to life
Nov 22, 2016
A white heron flies over the Yangjaecheon Stream, a body of water once called the Haktan (학탄) after the flocks of cranes, or hak, that lived along its meandering banks. These days, the stream is home to around 40 different species of birds. In the quiet chill of late autumn, th...


Seoul exudes last-minute autumn vibes
Nov 17, 2016
Hikers take a stroll during their lunch break on Nov. 16 around Samcheong Park, colored in yellow and red with its autumn leaves. The trail starts at the Changuimun Gate, one of the eight gates of the fortress wall that surrounded Joseon-era Seoul, runs through the Sukjeongmun Ga...