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Spring flower festivals to delight travelers
Mar 14, 2014
As the winter chill slowly ends, tourists are awaiting news of the arrival of spring flowers. The Korea Metrological Administration released on March 13 a map depicting the dates on which the cherry blossoms are expected to begin blooming across the peninsula this year. According...


Spring getaways across the country
Mar 05, 2014
As the chilly winter begins to wane, warm weather and a balmy breeze are slowly showing up across the country. As everything from the frozen water to the snow-laden trees begins to thaw and slowly comes alive, people are more eager to take advantage of a spring getaway with their...


Yeosu: Korea's southern paradise
Feb 26, 2014
Located in the heart of Namhaean, or the south coast of the Korean Peninsula, the city of Yeosu in Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) is known for its clean and beautiful water. The name of the city comes from two words: yeo, meaning beauty, and su, meaning water. Beyond Yeosu ...


Food Tourism 6: South Jeolla Province
Feb 24, 2014
This is the sixth part of our “Food Tourism” series. Today, we introduce our readers to the local delicacies and to the culinary history of Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province). Click here to see the previous post about Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). Located in the southwe...


Searching for musical adventure: the Jindo National Gug...
Feb 14, 2014
Gugak, a catchall phrase covering all types of traditional Korean music, has increasingly widened its fan base over recent years. The National Gugak Center in Seoul has been running a professional gugak class since 1993 in which experts teach students the basics of traditional mu...


Blue Road hiking trail winds along east coast
Feb 10, 2014
The southeastern shore of the Korean Peninsula boasts a beautiful coastline, with spectacular scenery of endless beaches and a deep blue sea. The lack of sufficient transportation has made it difficult to get a close look at this part of the country, but a recently inaugurated wa...


Seoul’s secret travel destination: the cartoon-strewn s...
Feb 06, 2014
Manhwa, the Korean word for cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels, provide their fans with many a delight. When it comes to comic books, fans have to wait eagerly for the next issue to hit the presses. When transformed into new versions, such as dramas and films,...


Winter fun abounds in Cheongpyeong
Feb 06, 2014
“Korea’s Scotland.” “Korea’s Switzerland.” “Korea’s fjord country.” These are just a few of the appellations bestowed by visitors to the beautiful Cheongpyeong area, and not without reason. This is the heart of Korea’s loch district, a land of lakes deep and mountains high. While...


Sihwaho Lake reborn as ecological wonderland
Jan 22, 2014
The scene of reeds dancing in the wind near Sihwaho Lake in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) is spectacular. Looking at the thousands of migratory birds flying to the lake every year and the fluttering reeds gives a sense of timelessness. Driving along the seawall with the crashin...


Food Tourism 5: North Jeolla Province
Jan 20, 2014
This is the fifth part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces. This time, we introduce our readers to Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). Located in the central southwestern part of the pen...