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Yeosu’s 93-day voyage comes to an end
Aug 14, 2012
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, a global marine festival staged at the backdrop of the ocean, ended its 93-day journey on August 12. The closing ceremony was celebrated by Yeosu citizens and many public figures including Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the U...


Busan to implement visa-free entry for transit passenge...
Aug 13, 2012
Transfer via Busan is getting easier and more exciting starting as early as next year. International passengers transferring at Gimhae International Airport will soon be granted visa-free transit and may enjoy a transit tour of the vicinity within twelve hours. Busan Metropolitan...


Summer nights of music, film, and more
Aug 10, 2012
At this time every year, Chuncheon gets crowded with people from all areas. Taking advantage of its geographic vicinity to Seoul, Chuncheon always tops the list of destinations for summer vacation. However, there is one more reason to visit Chuncheon in the first week of August. ...


Korea’s green tourism destinations
Aug 08, 2012
The first few weeks of August hang at the very top of the summer, making everyone yearn to escape from the heat. If you were considering a refreshing getaway far from the bustle of the city and indulging in the wonders of nature laid out over the peninsula, a journey to some of K...


A special summer along the rivers
Aug 07, 2012
The Donggang (lit. East River) in eastern Yeongwol County begins at the confluence of the Odaecheon (a river that originates in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon-do) and the Joyanggang (a river that originates in Jeongseon County, Gangwon-do) and flows southwestward. The Seogang (lit. ...


Last week of Yeosu Expo
Aug 06, 2012
The end is in sight for the Yeosu Expo, but the excitement doesn’t seem to be dissipating as visitors continue to flock to Yeosu for their last chance to see the Expo pavilions. Running until Sunday, August 12, Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea is expected to have welcomed 8 million visitors...


Escape the summer heat at Yeosu Expo
Aug 01, 2012
With the return of Korea’s sizzling summer season, people across the country are finding ways to escape the summer heat. For those who are looking for something special during their short summer holiday, one recommended destination comes equipped with futuristic cutting-edge tech...


K-shuttle offers easy travel options for foreigners
Jul 27, 2012
K-shuttle (photo courtesy of the Visit Korea Committee)Travel within Korea just got easier for foreign visitors lost in translation. The Visit Korea Committee and the Seoul Metropolitan Government jointly launched the K-shuttle service on July 26, in partnership with Busan, Korea...


Beach getaways to beat the summer heat
Jul 19, 2012
If you’re planning on vacationing in Korea this summer, a visit to one of its many beaches is an absolute must! Korea is surrounded on three sides by water and has plenty of beaches in a variety of shapes and sizes that offer a welcome escape from the summer heat, which can reach...


Dokdo, islets of solitary beauty in the East Sea
Jul 09, 2012
In the easternmost reaches of Korean territory sits a cluster of beautiful islets and reefs called Dokdo. Also referred to as the Liancourt Rocks, Dokdo is a collection of volcanic rocks- big and small- formed from cooled-down lava that gushed from two kilometers underwater betwe...