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Cheongdam-dong, the Mecca of high fashion and fine dini...
Nov 29, 2012
10 Million Foreign Tourists Series The lights illuminating the street from Cheongdam-dong Intersection to Galleria Department Stores in southern Seoul look like white balloons hanging on trees. The decorations are reminiscent of the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Now the 1.37-kilometer...


Korea welcomes ten millionth visitor
Nov 23, 2012
This year saw landmark accomplishments for Korea in the sectors of global finance and international diplomacy as well as the domestic and overseas entertainment industries. Last week, with a little over a month left before the year’s end, a new cause for celebration landed on the...


Jeongdong-gil, a walk through Korea’s cultural heritage
Nov 22, 2012
The quaint street of Jeong-dong, popularly known as Jeongdong-gil, in downtown Seoul is full of cultural heritage and bears vestiges of Korea’s long and storied history. Running along the stonewall of Deoksugung Palace, Jeongdong-gil was designated as the first “Beautiful Stree...


Garosu-gil sets new trends
Nov 19, 2012
10 Million Foreign Tourists Series Young people do not seem to mind the cold on a winter day while they are coming in and out of shops in Garosu-gil, a trendy street in Gangnam District of southern Seoul. It would be understandable if someone were to visit the place and see what ...


Health-enhancing ginseng tour
Nov 13, 2012
Geumsan in Chungcheongnam-do Province is the birthplace of Goryeo (Korean) ginseng and the nation’s hub for ginseng distribution where more than 80% of the total ginseng produced nationally is collected and traded. In Korea, ginseng has long been treated as a rare but marvelous m...


Colored in autumn beauty, Chungjuho Lake
Nov 02, 2012
The vast lake of Chungjuho is ensconced far inland, deep in the mountains. At this time of year, it’s at its most beautiful, ringed by glorious autumn foliage. Let’s set out on a trip to Chungjuho Lake, the inland sea.The Namhangang River flows through Chungcheongbuk-do into Chun...


Myeongdong, Seoul's no.1 shopping district
Oct 29, 2012
Where would you go to find a pair of the latest Nike running shoes, a sequined purse for under 20 dollars, and a spiral potato all in one street? There is only one place in Seoul. Nearly every single local cosmetics brand operates a shop in Myeongdong. Seoul has already receiv...


Welcoming autumn on Korea’s Rivers [2] -- Nakdong River
Oct 24, 2012
Silvery waters glinting under a setting sun, marshy riverbanks strewn with weeds and wildflowers -- nature’s bounty is on full display on Korea’s Nakdong River. The longest of the country’s newly restored four major rivers, the over-500-kilometer long Nakdong also carries thousan...


Catch autumn's colors at Korea’s national parks
Oct 22, 2012
For travelers looking to get the best views of the season’s changing colors, the Korea National Park Service is providing information on ideal routes as well as peak times to catch some vibrant autumn foliage. A total of 20 national parks can be found across Korea, but the 15 tha...


Tastes of Korea in Seoul
Oct 02, 2012
In addition to a fast-growing population of over 10 million people, Seoul is also well known for its ever-expanding array of unique sights and flavors. Leading Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter recently spotlighted the capital city’s diverse culinary offerings in its Septemb...