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Paju Jangdan soybean festival ends in success
Nov 24, 2014
A festival celebrating the Jangdan soybean, a legume known to have been served to kings, was held last weekend at the Imjingak Plaza in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. Around 760,000 visitors flocked to the three-day festival between November 21 and 23 to enjoy newly-harvested beans ...


Rural experience with expats in Korea
Nov 10, 2014
A farm tour took place in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) on November 8. Over 30 people took part in the event, including foreign correspondents and their families, taking the opportunity to look around some of the pastoral tourist attractions surrounding Seoul. Participants tour...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Best spots for meditation in the heart of Seoul
Oct 23, 2014
Seoul is a metropolis flowing with a fast pace of life, a social phenomenon locals describe as being, "Quick, quick," or, "Ppali, ppali." For those who are too busy and cannot afford to get away from their daily grind, Seoul City has recently introduced 87 places where people can...


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...


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...