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Mt. Namsan is a symbol of Seoul itself
Nov 05, 2014
Few major cities can match Seoul in the number of mountains located within their limits. As Korean architect once said, “Seoul doesn’t need architectural landmarks because its mountains serve as its landmarks.” N Seoul Tower towering over Palgakjeong Pavilion on Mt. NamsanOf...

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Autumn opens door to winter
Nov 03, 2014
Goesanho Lake in Goesan County, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province), is surrounded by a forest that has turned to yellow and red with autumnal foliage on October 30. The hiking trails of mountains and valleys and even urban center streets are now covered with yellow an...

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Perfect autumn weather in Seoul
Oct 24, 2014
Leaves on the trees around the Aeryeonji Pond in the rear garden of Changdeokgung Palace, known as the Huwon, change from green to red, yellow and orange on October 22. The mountains and trees across Korea are changing their colors to red, yellow and orange, under a cloudless blu...

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Korea travel guide app for Chinese tourists
Oct 23, 2014
A Korea travel information app has recently been launched by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) aimed at helping mainland Chinese tourists during their stay in Korea. The simplified Chinese app, Hanguo Zizhu You, provides Korea travel information, maps and shopping coupons. Sin...

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Between scarlet mountains and the deep blue sea
Oct 22, 2014
Not far from the border with North Korea, the East Sea fishing port of Sokcho is best known as the gateway to Seoraksan National Park, considered by many to be Korea’s most spectacular mountain park. The town itself is not large, but it is an important fishing port, and the const...

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Chinese vacationers fly to Korea for shopping spree
Oct 10, 2014
Many Chinese tourists flew to Korea to go on a shopping spree during mainland China’s golden-week of national holidays from October 1 to 7. Where on earth did the Chinese shoppers -- commonly known in Korean as youkers -- go to do their shopping? What, exactly, did they purchase?...

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Top six items to buy while in Korea
Oct 08, 2014
Thinking of getting something to add into your personal collection or getting some gifts for your loved ones before you return from Korea? Here are some suggestions for you. 1. Korean Beauty Products. Korea is a shopping paradise for beauty products.  K-Beauty trend is o...

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Events abound for October travelers
Oct 07, 2014
Autumn is here. With clear blue skies and crisp temperatures, it's ideal weather to travel in Korea. Over the past few years, the fall has been attracting more and more travelers to the country, domestic and international alike. This October in particular, Korea expects a larg...

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Korail expands luxury cross-country Haerang rail servic...
Sep 29, 2014
Korea Railroad's (Korail) recently-expanded Haerang passenger train service is surrounded by a sparkling golden exterior and is equipped with high-end amenities that almost remind one of a luxury hotel. It provides travelers with everything from a cozy bedroom and shower fac...

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Autumn tourism week offers discounts to travelers
Sep 23, 2014
The so-called "autumn tourism week" is scheduled to take place over eleven days from September 25 to October 5. Travelers can receive up to 75 percent off on 3,700 transportation and accommodation options and at a range of tourist attractions.Korail will provide up to a 30 percen...