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Food Tourism 2: Gangwon Province
Dec 27, 2013
In the second part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces, introduces three dishes originating from Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). Located along the eastern coast of the peninsula, ...


Searching for fantastic New Year's sunsets
Dec 24, 2013
The end of the year 2013 draws near. During this end-of-year season, people search for great spots from which to view the sunset or sunrise, where they can send out the old and ring in the new. Yeongjongdo Island in Incheon, which forms the bulk of the airport island, is one of t...


HAERANG: The Korea Cruise Train [2]
Dec 18, 2013
The second of a two-part series about Korail’s new luxury train service. Click here to see the first part. HAERANG: A train trip across four regions in three days[ Seoul – Suncheon] On the first day, departing Seoul Station in the morning, the Haerang train drove five hours to Su...


Hike to heal: recreational forests near the seas
Dec 11, 2013
It has been commonly understood that humans get a healing effect when they are close to Mother Nature. When exposed to sunshine, the human body creates serotonin which is effective in relaxing the brain and contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness. Phytoncides and thei...


HAERANG: The Korea Cruise Train
Dec 11, 2013
The first of a two-part series about Korail's new luxury train service. HAERANG: a luxury train trip across the peninsulaKorea is such a small country that it can’t even top 100th in the world when it comes to geographic area. Its eight provinces, however, have diverse and v...


Food Tourism 1: Seoul & Gyeonggi-do
Nov 25, 2013
Food tells a story. It tells a story of history, culture and of the lifestyle of each country.Korea has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Depending on the season, every corner of the peninsula changes color, whether it is in the mountains, plains, coast or...


Korea's gardens reveal beauty of nature
Nov 11, 2013
While relatively unknown overseas, Korean gardens embody a unique aesthetic beauty and philosophical underpinning that make them truly mesmerizing. With a gardening heritage that dates back millennia, Koreans have created spaces that reveal a natural beauty with as little artific...


Deepening autumn welcomes chilly winter
Oct 25, 2013
As trees across Seoul change color, be they lining the streets or adorning the mountains of Namsan, Bukhansan or Inwangsan, autumn is in full swing across the city, exuding its unique colors and manifesting the sentiments of a beautiful season. Beyond the trees, whose leaves...


Maritime national park opens new paths for sightseeing
Oct 25, 2013
Newly opened trails offer tourists the chance to appreciate the beauty of Korea’s best-known national maritime park, Hallyeohaesang National Park (Hallyeo Maritime National Park). The new bada baengnigil trail, meaning, “100 li-long ocean path,” stretches 42.1 kilometers across s...


Autumn travel on the ITX train to Chuncheon
Oct 21, 2013
For a quick autumn getaway, a trip on the ITX Cheongchun line can be a pleasant way to view the foliage and to get out of Seoul for the weekend. The high-speed train whisks passengers from Seoul to Chuncheon, Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), in just over an hour and it is the only ...