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Relax Korean-style overseas
Sep 26, 2013
A traditional Korean pavilion offers a peaceful air and an open view on all four sides with a natural landscape in harmony with its surroundings. Such Korean-style gardens can be found not only in Korea but also overseas. Most recently, Seoul Forest opened in the Mongolian capita...


Park No-soo Art Museum: tradition meets modernity in ha...
Sep 17, 2013
The house where Korean painter Park No-soo (1927-2013) once lived has transformed into a museum, the first public museum of Jongno-gu. Established in 1938, the house was purchased in 1973 by Park who lived here until February this year. In 2011, Park donated his private collectio...


Trains take passengers to traditional markets around Ko...
Sep 11, 2013
Train services to take passengers to major traditional markets around the country have just started. The so-called Paldo Jangteo Gwangwang Yeolcha (tour trains to markets in eight provinces) was devised to introduce the attractions of distinctive traditional markets in provincial...


Electric taxis welcome visitors on Jeju Island
Sep 04, 2013
To preserve the clean nature of Jeju Island (Jeju-do), efforts are being made to improve public transport. On September 3, Jeju Special Governing Province unveiled Korea’s first test run for electric taxis on the island. Jeju Island begins test operation of electric taxis on...


Seoul-Jeju named world's busiest air route
Aug 27, 2013
The world’s busiest air route is between Jeju Island and Seoul. In 2012, statistics report 10.16 million passengers traveling between South Korea’s capital city and top domestic vacation destination. The top ten busiest air routes were announced by Amadeus, a travel and tourism t...


S-train adds more fun to southern region
Aug 12, 2013
Ocean, islands, and a train. Take your time meditating while enjoying tea inside a train where you can also enjoy fresh seafood. Tourists can enjoy a quality train trip starting this November, as Korail will introduce the new S-train tourism program which will guide passengers th...


Sarangchae bustles with thousands of tourists
Aug 07, 2013
The square in front of Cheong Wa Dae is crowded with tourists every day. They take photos in front of the square’s fountain and Yeongbingwan, the state guest house, and cross the road to Sinmumun, the main gate of Cheong Wa Dae. Most of the tourists who visit there also visit Che...


Enjoy mud fun at Boryeong Mud Festival
Jul 19, 2013
"Fall in mud, roll, and have fun!” Poster of the 16th Boryeong Mud Festival (image courtesy of the Boryeong Mud Festival Organizing Committee) Known as one of the best mud sites in the world, Boryeong Mud Festival begins on July 19 at Daecheon Beach, Chungcheongnam-do (South...


Incheon Harbor, a step closer to becoming a cruise hub ...
Jul 12, 2013
With a growing number of large cruise ships coming alongside Incheon Port, the harbor is becoming a Northeast Asian hub for cruise ships. On July 11, the 140,000-ton Mariner of the Seas, a Voyager-class cruise ship from the Royal Caribbean, came to Incheon for the first time. Thi...


Jeju Island glows in the dark
Jul 10, 2013
On Jeju Island, bright lights were secretly glowing in the darkness. The lights that brighten up Cheongsu Gotjawal, one of the island’s most famous forests, have been identified as Hotaria unmunsana, according to the Korea Forestry Promotion Institute (KFPI) under the Korea Fores...