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Maps of Korea from ages past
Jun 02, 2010
Today, we are familiar with the globe, the symbols, longitude and latitude of the modern maps we see all around us. We even have satellites in space to take pictures of what the earth's contours look like. However, in the old days, people merely walked on the ground or sailed the...

Traditional rafting in Hanbando-myeon
May 21, 2010
Yeongwol-gun in scenic Gangwon Province is grabbing local and foreign tourists’ attention with traditional rafting. Hop on a traditional wooden raft and enjoy the beautiful view of Hanbando-myeon, which looks very similar to the map of Korea.Hanbando-myeon has been designated a t...

Buried in flowers in Goyang
Apr 30, 2010
Goyang City is back again with its famous flower festival! Just about an hour from Seoul, Goyang City in Gyeonggi Province is holding its 15th Goyang Korea Flower Show from April 23 to May 9. Both indoor and outdoor exhibition areas will offer participatory activities, contests...

Seoul tour guides to extend service to Sinchon, Itaewon
Apr 23, 2010
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Wednesday (Apr. 23) it will have Seoul tour guides cover the areas of Sinchon, Itaewon, Insa-dong and Dongdaemun starting from Friday, April 23rd. Working in pairs in the busy districts of Myeongdong and Namdaemun, the tour guides hav...

Turtle ships racing in Cheonggyecheon Stream
Apr 23, 2010
Celebrating the 465th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, a Korean naval leader who fought against the Hideyoshi Japanese maritime invasion during the Joseon Dynasty (1592-1598), various events will be held from April 23 to 28. On Friday April 23, crafted by elementa...

Walk alongside the garden of spring
Apr 19, 2010
Enjoy the greenery and flowers in the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). From April 9 to May 30, there will be music concerts, chances to roll up your sleeves and do some gardening and other events to celebrate the coming of spring. There are...

Experience Jeju’s lava tubes in 3D
Apr 19, 2010
Jeju World Natural Heritage is now providing a virtual tour with 360 degree panoramas of two of its lava tubes: Yongcheondonggul Lava Tube, and Dangcheomuldonggul Lava Tube. Just a click away, you can enjoy the perfect preservation of these World Natural Heritage sites blended wi...

Flying high with butterflies in Hampyeong
Apr 14, 2010
Hampyeong, a county in South Jeolla Province, is known as the butterfly capital of Korea. The county has scheduled its 12th annual butterfly festival for April 23 to May 9. This year, it is expected to draw more visitors as it was named the “Best Festival of Korea” by the Ministr...

Enjoy fresh raw fish at Jumunjin Fish Market
Apr 07, 2010
Following up on its promotion of Seoul’s Namdaemun Market, the Agency for Traditional Market Administration is promoting a market tour of Jumunjin fish market in Gangneung City, Gangwon Province. You could join this two-hour traditional market tour and other sightseeing programs ...

Ecological peace belt to be built in DMZ
Apr 05, 2010
The Demilitarized Zone, commonly known as the DMZ, is more than “an enduring relic of the Cold War,” according to Time Magazine. The government is seeking ways to develop this inter-Korean border into an ecological peace belt, preserving the environment, while at the same time pr...