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Suncheon, a city of a thousand cranes
Mar 02, 2016
On Feb. 25, a flock of hooded cranes flies over the wetlands at Suncheonman Bay. Some 1,400 birds spend the winter in Suncheon until the middle of March when they fly back to Siberia. "A city of a thousand cranes" is an epithet for Suncheon city in Jeollanam-do Province. ...

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Nature and people, tradition and modernity coexist in S...
Mar 02, 2016
Suncheonman Bay can be seen from the Yongsan Observatory. "[This city] is famous for... nothing really, isn't it?" "No, not really. It's a bit strange that so many people are living in the city despite that." The imagined city of Mujin is described as above ...

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Seven reasons to visit Busan
Feb 23, 2016
Busan is one of my favorite cities in Korea. For those of you who might not be familiar with the place, I’ve compiled a list, below, to explain to you why Busan is awesome. 1. Food, food, food! This was actually the first thing that came to mind when I was listing all the ...

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All smiles in Myeongdong
Feb 12, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok attends a 'K-Smile' tourism promotion event in Myeongdong on Feb. 12 and presents a tourist with a gift. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok and cast members of the TV show "Abnormal Summit" ("비정상회담") h...

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Korea ranked safest country for travel
Feb 04, 2016
Korea has been ranked as the safest country for travelers. According to Numbeo, a data aggregator of city and country statistics, Korea has the highest overall safety index in the world, with a score of 85.69, and it ranked number one among the 117 countries on the list. ...

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Stay overnight with books in a ‘home for paper’
Feb 01, 2016
The Jijihyang hotel provides Author Rooms where guests can not only read the books stacked on the shelves, but can also be inspired by all the books there written by Korean authors. Nowadays, there are small, easy-to-come-by libraries right next door to us in our neig...

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Forest of Wisdom builds new reading paradigm
Feb 01, 2016
Paju's Forest of Wisdom greets visitors with 8-meter shelves stacked with books donated by Korean scholars, intellectuals and specialists from a variety of fields. "Eight meters tall and spanning 3.1 kilometers." At first glance, one may think these numbers refer...

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Korean tourism captivates Singaporean PM
Feb 01, 2016
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shows a photo he took of a temple at Namsan Mountain in Gyeongju during his vacation to Korea last December. Namsan Mountain in Gyeongju. Bicycling around Gyeongju. Walking along the water at Hwajinpo Beach. Hiking around Seoraksan Mou...

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Long-awaited ice fishing returns to Hwacheon
Jan 22, 2016
There's a reason why people have been long-awaiting the arrival of winter. The yearly Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival is a time of wintertime fun for many people, and it has now returned to the Gangwon-do city of Hwacheon. Kicking off on Jan. 9 in Hwacheon-gun County, G...

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Travel to Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongju
Jan 18, 2016
Being a university student in Korea can be really stressful: final exams, presentations and group project deadlines all pile up before Christmas. That's why some friends and I decided to reward ourselves with a short Korea-travel trip to Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongju after finishing ...