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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...


Foreigners lead the Itaewon global festival
Nov 04, 2011
Parades at Itaewon global village festival (Photo: Yonhap News) Itaewon is a district full of various ethnic groups from Africa, America, and other Asian countries. The exotic area has caught public interest with its global festival. The Itaewon Global Village Festival kicked off...


Korea Revisited: World Heritage in Korea ① Gyeongju and...
Nov 01, 2011
Korea is home to some of the most distinct heritage sites, tracing five millennia of history. From the ancient stone monument of Dolmen going back to the Neolithic age to Jeju Island’s geological sites, an increasing number of Korea’s cultural and natural heritage sites have been...


Indulge in the ecological scenic beauty of Suncheon Bay
Oct 28, 2011
Views of Suncheon Bay Ecological Park (Photo courtesy of Suncheon City)One of Korea’s main ecological tourist attractions, Suncheon Bay continues to entice a great deal of travelers to its walking trails. During the Suncheon Bay Reed Festival, which wrapped up on October 24, appr...