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Five villages dress up for spring
Mar 24, 2010
The Rural Development Administration introduces five scenic villages perfect for touring in spring for 2010. Boksakkot (Peach Blossom) Village Every April pink peach blossoms fill up the Boksakkot Village in Dalsan-myeon, Yeongdeok-gun (County) in Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeong...

President Lee enjoys fishing during his summer break
Mar 24, 2010
Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential office, recently opened a "Photo Gallery" section on its official website. This photo was taken during President Lee's summer break in 2008. To view more photos of the President, visit's official Flickr page.By Cindy Kim Staff W...

An organic museum and center in Namyangju City
Mar 19, 2010
Namyangju City in Gyeonggi Province plans to build an organic museum and center in Joan-myeon, by August 2011. It has been nominated to host the 17th IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) Organic World Congress in 2011, which will be the first time eve...

Wild flowers in the Garden of Morning Calm
Mar 15, 2010
You don't have to climb Mount Baekdu to see a wide variety of wild and endangered flowers. The Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong county, Gyeonggi Province, is holding a photo exhibition of hundred types of wildflowers from Mount Baekdu, on the border of North Korea and China. In...

New Eco-tourism sites named
Mar 10, 2010
The Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have newly designated ten Eco Tourism sites, and plan to develop a variety of eco-programs and turn them into green tour products. 1. Upo Marsh: A wetland located in Changnyeong-gun, South Gyeongsan...

Robot-themed amusement park in Masan
Mar 03, 2010
(Photo: Yonhap News)Known for its textile industry and its highest peak, Muhaksan (mountain), Masan city in South Gyeongsang Province will have the nation’s second Robot Land set up by January 2014, after Incheon Robot Land on the West coast. Composed of four zones - business, ...

Traditional markets liven up for the upcoming holiday
Feb 12, 2010
(Source: Yonhap News)Traditional markets have been nominated as among Korea’s most interesting and exciting spots by overseas tourists. Recently, those traditional markets are re-vamping themselves to attract not only foreigners but also more local shoppers and shake off their ru...

Bukchon Hanok Village honored with Award of Distinction...
Feb 10, 2010
Bukchon Hanok Village, a quiet cluster of traditional Korean wooden houses that attract people who want to look at Korea. Bukchon was honored with an Award of Distinction in the 2009 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards. Even though time goes by, scenes of old Seoul will be well c...

World Natural Heritage center on Jeju Island
Feb 08, 2010
(Photo Courtesy of Jeju Provincial Government)Jeju-do Provincial Government announced that it will build a World Natural Heritage Center in Jocheon-eup, Jeju island. Here, visitors can observe how the island and its Halla Mountain were formed, experience eco-tourism and learn abo...

Newly designed natural monuments
Jan 20, 2010
In December 2009, the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea designated a community forest in Yeongdeok-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do and two trees in Naju-si, Jeollanam-do, as natural, monuments numbered 514, 515 and 516, respectively. They are considered to be deeply connected with ...