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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 ...


Tourist police division launched to help visitors
Oct 17, 2013
On every street corner and across every avenue of Seoul, visitors to Korea’s capital will now be able to contact the “tourist police,” ready to ease inconveniences, help with petty crime and soothe the nuisances that target tourists. With bright smiles, the newly-formed police di...

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Yeongju where the spirit of the seonbi lives on
Oct 15, 2013
They call Yeongju the “home of the seonbi,” referring to the virtuous scholars of the Joseon Dynasty who passed up positions of wealth and power to lead lives of study and integrity. Amidst the entrancing tapestry of misty mountains and deep valleys, the spirit of the seonbi live...


A hike to heal: Bangtaesan Mountain
Oct 11, 2013
The Bangtaesan Mountain Natural Recreation Forest has been recommended as a site to visit this October by the National Natural Recreation Forest Office. Bangtaesan Mountain, just north of Odaesan National Park in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), has been recognized for its pictures...


Palaces to open at night this autumn
Oct 10, 2013
Royal palaces from the Joseon era (1392- 1910) will be open at night in celebration of the coming autumn. Two palaces will be open at night, each for two weeks. Changgyeonggung Palace will be open from October 1 to 13 (but not October 7) and Gyeongbokgung Palace will be open from...


Gastronomy Lane: Daejeon’s acorn jelly village
Oct 08, 2013
As we enter the autumn months, surrounded by clear blue sky and a cool gentle breeze, travelers are seized with the desire to go outside and enjoy a picnic or two. This October, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has come up with eight must-visit food destinations, scattered be...


Sancheong offers global traditional medicine, scenery
Oct 08, 2013
A life of good health is a wish of all human beings. To achieve this goal, humans have worked ceaselessly and have conducted endless experiments to discover the medicines that are the fruit of their efforts. At the World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival in Sancheong Korea...


A journey through Korea’s castles & fortresses: Seoul F...
Oct 02, 2013
King Taejo of Joseon (r.1392-1398) founded the Joseon Dynasty in 1392 after overthrowing the last of the Goryeo kings. Born Yi Seong-gye (b.1335-d.1408), within a month of his accession he decided to relocate the capital from Kaesong to Seoul. His plans included the construction ...