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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...

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Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival
Mar 05, 2012
The 15th Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival is slated for this month. On March 8-12, the seashore of Yeongdeok, South Gyeongsang Province will attract throngs of crowds with swarms of crabs. Ganggu is where the most Yeongdeok snow crabs are bought and sold. This is readily apparent...

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Seoul for cinema lovers
Feb 27, 2012
The diverse landscapes of Seoul provide backdrops for some of the most memorable scenes in Korean films and dramas. Now locals and tourists alike can easily find their way to the most popular of these filming locations, with the help of the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s latest ...

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A break from city life
Feb 23, 2012
Poster for winter temple stay programNight falls at Yongmunsa Temple in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi-do Province. The comforting sound of a bell drifts across the mountain, bringing peace to temple visitors. Here it is possible to focus on yourself, far away from the hustle and bustle of...

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A romantic hotspot, N Seoul Tower
Feb 23, 2012
If you are visiting Seoul, it is hard to miss Namsan and its symbolic N Seoul Tower. Situated in the center of downtown Seoul, Namsan (or Namsan Mountain) is a Seoul landmark filled with 600 years of historical sites and modern attractions. According to a recent survey conducted ...