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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...

Five best countryside getaways
Jul 16, 2010
Want to get away from hectic city life? Farm, mountain and fishing villages in Korea provide us with the best natural setting for meditation, especially during the summer time. Here is a list of the five best countryside getaways nominated by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, F...

Rice paddy art in Goesan-gun
Jul 12, 2010
Goesan-gun (Goesan County) in Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province) this year again showed off its rice paddy art made by planting various colors of rice in the field. The county has been doing this since 2008. Near the Yanggok Reservoir, a tiger is roaring under ...

Source of the Han River
Jul 02, 2010
Ever wondered where the Han River (Han-gang River) starts? Flowing through Seoul, the source of the Han River is Geomryongso, located in Taebaek City, Gangwon Province. The fact that the water flowing from Geomryongso is, in terms of distance, the longest source of the Han River ...

Jeju’s got the Olle market
Jun 17, 2010
What comes to your mind when you think of Jeju Island? Yachts, a Teddy Bear Museum, sun-drenched beaches and palm trees? Jeju has got more than that!Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market, named as one of six markets combining culture and tourism, has been successfully transformed from a tra...

Culture and eco trail: Gwandongdaero Surobuingil
Jun 04, 2010
Gwandong road was the third of 9 major arterial roads that connected Hanyang, eastern Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), and Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). Of the total length of 361 kilometers, a 24-kilometer section of the road has been named “Surobuin-gil,” a wondrous path where...

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...