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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 ...

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Where the sky and the sea are open to the world
Feb 21, 2012
The largest port city on the west coast of Korea, Incheon is home to Incheon Port, which was the first port in Korea to open to Western nations, the Street of Culture on Wolmido Island, Chinatown, and the Jayu Park. Tourist sites that are unique to Incheon include the Sinpo Marke...

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Korea's five biggest winter festivals
Feb 16, 2012
One of the big advantages of being in Korea, with its four distinct seasons, is that there are a variety of things to enjoy depending on the climate. This year, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), renowned as one of the best spots for winter festivals, captivated over three million vi...

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Winter blooms on Geoje Island
Feb 08, 2012
Off the southern coast of Korea, winter comes in vivid ruby hues. Geoje Island in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) is home to some of the country’s thickest groves of dongbaek, known in English as the Japanese Camellia.The flower’s jewel-like red buds bloom from Octob...

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Five tourist sites recommended by the Wonder Girls!
Feb 07, 2012
The Wonder Girls Cover Dance Contest, which was held from November 14 to 30, 2011 by VisitKorea and JYP Entertainment, attracted 1,013 teams from 62 countries. In the heated competition, ten teams (7 from overseas and 3 from Korea) won the contest. Three of these winning teams, w...

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Memorable skiing moments
Feb 06, 2012
Beutiful scenary at a skiing slope Catherine Luck from Hong Kong arrived at the Bokwang Phoenix Park in Gangwon Province after staying one day in Seoul. She came to Korea on a six-nights seven-days tour with an itinerary that includes Seoul, Gangwon Province, and Jeju Island. “I...