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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...

Traditional rafting in Hanbando-myeon
May 21, 2010
Yeongwol-gun in scenic Gangwon Province is grabbing local and foreign tourists’ attention with traditional rafting. Hop on a traditional wooden raft and enjoy the beautiful view of Hanbando-myeon, which looks very similar to the map of Korea.Hanbando-myeon has been designated a t...

Buried in flowers in Goyang
Apr 30, 2010
Goyang City is back again with its famous flower festival! Just about an hour from Seoul, Goyang City in Gyeonggi Province is holding its 15th Goyang Korea Flower Show from April 23 to May 9. Both indoor and outdoor exhibition areas will offer participatory activities, contests...

Seoul tour guides to extend service to Sinchon, Itaewon
Apr 23, 2010
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Wednesday (Apr. 23) it will have Seoul tour guides cover the areas of Sinchon, Itaewon, Insa-dong and Dongdaemun starting from Friday, April 23rd. Working in pairs in the busy districts of Myeongdong and Namdaemun, the tour guides hav...

Turtle ships racing in Cheonggyecheon Stream
Apr 23, 2010
Celebrating the 465th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, a Korean naval leader who fought against the Hideyoshi Japanese maritime invasion during the Joseon Dynasty (1592-1598), various events will be held from April 23 to 28. On Friday April 23, crafted by elementa...