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Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae hall focuses on Korea
May 27, 2014
The recently renovated Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae re-opened to the public on May 27. (photo: Jeon Han)The Cheong Wa Dae Sanrangchae, a multi-purpose exhibition hall next to Cheong Wa Dae, has been newly transformed into a comprehensive Korean history, culture and travel promotion c...


DMZ Train takes you to the border
May 26, 2014
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) crosses Korea in the middle of the peninsula. As a border that cuts the peninsula roughly in half, into northern and southern parts, the DMZ is heavily armed and a strictly limited place for the public. Earlier this month, however, KORAIL launched...


Are there deserts in Korea?
May 16, 2014
Gigantic sand dunes can be seen across the world, from the Sahara Desert of northern Africa to the Arabian Desert of southwestern Asia. On the Korean Peninsula, too, it is also possible to see exotic sand dunes along the coast. According to the Ministry of Environment, there are ...


Seomjingang River is a passageway to the Korea of old
May 16, 2014
Small Fields, Small Villages The Seomjingang River flows some 212 km from the mountains and lakes of Jinan, Jeollabuk-do, in the north toward Gwangyangman Bay in the south. Along the way, it passes through the towns of Imsil, Sunchang, Gokseong, Gurye, Hadong and Gwangyang. The h...


Chon Jin Am: birthplace of Korean Catholicism
May 15, 2014
Pope Francis will visit Korea this August, from the 14th to the 18th. He is scheduled to conduct a beatification for Paul Yoon Ji-chung and for 123 other martyrs when he visits the Solmoe Holy Ground and Haemi Castle in Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province) for the dedic...


Food Tourism 8: South Gyeongsang Province
May 14, 2014
Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province) is located in the southeast corner of the peninsula, surrounding Busan and Ulsan. The region is very warm, as cold air from the east is blocked by the Taebaeksan Mountains running along the East Sea and cold air from the north and west...


Art in the Streets: Exploring Daegu’s Bangcheon Market
Apr 24, 2014
If you’re travelling in Korea, you’ve gotta get yourself to a traditional market! Filled with every snack and knick-knack you can imagine, the traditional markets are a real slice of Korean culture. They hum with the sounds of haggling customers and flickering lights and the scen...


Best 10 walking trails of Korea
Apr 21, 2014
With warm weather and beautiful sunshine, the season for walking has overtaken the peninsula. For those who are looking for a place where you can enjoy hiking and day walks while appreciating nature and the surrounding scenery, the Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) has ...


Gwangjang Market entertains all five senses
Apr 17, 2014
Coming out of winter, people enjoy the fresh, full air of spring. They pack away their thick winter clothes and put on lighter, shorter clothes to walk around outside, to enjoy the sunshine and to revel in the spring breeze. The seasonal change gives not only pleasure but also th...


Juwangsan, Sinseong Valley added as National Geoparks
Apr 10, 2014
Juwangsan Mountain and Sinseong Valley in Cheongsong-gun (county), Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), have together become the fourth National Geopark of Korea. The newly anointed geopark covers about 175.26 square kilometers and includes five villages, including Cheon...