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Huge 'I Love Busan' rice paddy crop art created in Busa...
Sep 24, 2010
A stunning piece of crop art is emerging across a rice field in Daejeo-1 dong, Gangseo-gu. An enormous picture of a seagull and a yacht, and the message 'I ♡ Busan', across a 130 x 90 meter rice field, is attracting a lot of attention.The composition has been created by strategic...

Best green roads in Korea
Sep 10, 2010
The Ministry of Public Administration and Security held a digital photo competition to promote green roads in Korea from Jul. 19 to Aug. 15. The competition was launched to stimulate regional economies via promotion of scenic sites across the nation. The grand prize winner was ...

Buckwheat season arrives in Bongpyeong
Sep 08, 2010
Bongpyeong, PyeongChang County in Gangwon Province, the setting of Lee Hyo-seok famous short story, "The Buckwheat Season," will host a cultural festival  until Sept. 12. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival will focus on nature, literature, and tradition.  By C...

Sunflowers galore
Aug 26, 2010
Danyang-gun County of Chungcheongbuk-do recently established a large sunflower field (175,000 square meters) at Neuti Village in Yeongchun-myeon as part of a project to foster beautiful scenery throughout the countryside. Assisted with state funds of 150 million won, the county p...

Ensconced in yellow
Aug 09, 2010
Thousands of sunflowers welcome visitors as the Sunflower Festival 2010 is currently being held in Guwau Village in Taebaek, Gangwon Province. You can take a walk along the Nakdong-jeongmaek trail to see this field of sunflowers 900 meters above sea level. The festival will run u...

Gyeonghoeru Pavilion opens to the public
Aug 04, 2010
Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Korea's Independence, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion in Gyeongbok-gung (Gyeongbok Palace) will be open to the public until the last day of October. Registered as National Treasure No. 224, this building was the place where the king hosted feasts for fore...

Two Korean villages named as UNESCO's World Heritage si...
Aug 02, 2010
Andong City's Hahoe Village and Gyeongju City's Yangdong village, which are the two most representative historic clan villages in Korea, were registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on Saturday. The listing of Hahoe and Yangdong is the 10th for Korea on the UNESCO l...

Spending your summer with green tourism
Aug 02, 2010
In Hwacheon County, Gangwon Province, you will find “pyeonghwa eui dam”, literally means dam of peace. The county is trying to make the region a tourism site under the two themes of “green” and “peace.”  A 37.5-ton-bell is located in the park south of the dam (2nd pho...

Foreign students in Korea visiting Ulleungdo
Jul 29, 2010
The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, provided an opportunity to foreign students residing in Korea to visit Dokdo and Ulleungdo Island in the East Sea. For this event, held from Jul. 27 to 30, KOCIS invited 22 ...

Venturing into the Baengnyong Cave
Jul 19, 2010
Registered as National Treasure No. 260, Baengnyong Cave in Pyeongchang City, Gangwon Province, will be opened to the public from July 20. The cave is designated as an eco-learning site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The mouth of the cave faces the Donggang River...