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Korea Revisited: World Heritage in Korea ③ Gyeongbokgun...
Dec 08, 2011
The Royal Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty -- Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changdeokgung, and Changgyeonggung -- are must-see attractions for tourists visiting Seoul. Of the four palaces spread throughout the city center, Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most popular, surrounded b...


Views from Korea's 52 Scenic Roads
Dec 07, 2011
The Ministry of Land, Transportation and Maritime Affairs (MLTMA) has released a promotional booklet and brochure showcasing Korea’s most picturesque and culturally rich highways and roads. Titled Korea’s 52 Scenic Roads, the publication is designed to help travelers find their w...


KOCIS prepared a special trip for foreign laborers
Nov 30, 2011
Foreign workers who participated in the Korea cultural trip organized by the Korea Culture and Information Service (Photo courtesy of Center Tour). Foreign workers living in Korea made their way to Seoul and Gyeongju in the second and fourth weekends of November. The Korean Cultu...


Cyclists test out newest bike path of the Four Rivers
Nov 29, 2011
Members of various bicycle clubs became the first to ride along the Gyeongin Ara Waterway on the newly opened Ara Bicycle Path on November 27. Their test run of the path followed a celebratory opening event held at Gimpo Terminal in Gyeongin Port. The Ara Bicycle Path runs alongs...


100 Natural Wonders of Korean parks
Nov 25, 2011
The Korea National Parks Authority published the “Top 100 Natural Wonders of Korean National Parks” featuring 100 scenes of beautiful landscapes of Korea. Uh Cheong-su, the chairman of the corporation, said the book is made up of photos capturing the most beautiful moments of nat...


Korea Revisited: World Heritage in Korea ② Jeju Island ...
Nov 16, 2011
Hallasan in spring (Provenance: Cultural Heritage Administration; Photos: courtesy of the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation) The New7Wonders Foundation in Switzerland released its list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature on November 12 at around 4 a.m. Seoul time. After a compet...


Trace the lives of ancestors on Garam-trail
Nov 11, 2011
Metasequoia in Damyang trail (Photo: Korea Tourism Organization)Easy and effective exercise, walking is attracting more and more people in Korea these days. Korean people want to release stress from work and maintain their health by walking on a peaceful trail. Reflecting the new...


Tripitaka Festival brings Korean history to life
Nov 10, 2011
Opening ceremony at the 2011 Millennial Anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana (Photo: Organizing Committee) The 2011 Millennial Anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana was held to celebrate the thousandth anniversary of the publication of the Tripitaka Koreana. The 45 days of the fe...

2011 Seoul Lantern Festival
Nov 08, 2011
The 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival will illuminate Cheonggyecheon and the surrounding cityscape for 17 days, lasting until Sunday, November 20. Over 3,000 lanterns float over the 1.3km area that has been marked off for the festival. Based on the theme of "Stories of Seoul's Past," s...


Stop and smell the Jeju Olle
Nov 04, 2011
People hike the Jeju Olle Trail (Photo: The Visit Korea Committee).Created by volcanic activity, Jeju Island has become the world’s first site to have obtained the UNESCO Triple Crown designation. The island, which received designations of Biosphere Reserve in 2002, World Natural...