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Spring gastronomy tours to seaside villages
Apr 03, 2015
It is quite easy to access the mountains and seas of Korea. There are many other things to do other than enjoy the spring flowers, such as gastronomic adventures and seaside activities. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has now published a gastronome's spring travel guide to ...

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Youthful Haman, a place of agriculture, manufacturing
Apr 01, 2015
Haman-gun County sits in the middle of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). As of December 2014, the county had 68,741 people living in the area, and it covers some 417 square kilometers. People have flourished across the region since history began. During the Proto-Thre...

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Hapcheon abounds with spectacles, cultural offerings
Mar 31, 2015
The Tripitaka Koreana, a UNESCO World Heritage item, is currently stored at Haeinsa Temple, nestled along the slopes of Gayasan Mountain. It is one of the most important heritage items from Hapcheon-gun County in Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). The Tripitaka Koreana...

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Hapcheon: home to Mother Nature, time-honored tradition
Mar 30, 2015
Located in the northwestern part of Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), Hapcheon-gun County is clean and tranquil. At the same time, it's been recognized for being home to numerous relics and heritage items, including Haeinsa Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple with more...

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Royal azaleas, cherry blossoms beckon atop Hwangmaesan ...
Mar 30, 2015
At first sight, there are yet few signs of spring atop Hwangmaesan Mountain on March 26, but the broad view and pleasant wind blowing over hills tell that spring has already arrived. Films like "TaeGukGi: Brotherhood Of War" (2004) and "Welcome To Dongmakgol" (2005), a...

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Spring arrives on Gwanaksan Mountain
Mar 27, 2015
Spring is in the air across the mountains and fields. Growing buds can be found everywhere, after hiding during the long winter past. A variety of flowers have already blossomed. Mountains are a good place to experience the arrival of spring. Not far from the city, there ...

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Spring explodes across the peninsula
Mar 25, 2015
The Korean Peninsula is approximately 70 percent mountains, making spring ever more meaningful. The trees lose most of their leaves in the winter, bearing bare branches during the cold season. Then in comes spring with its flowers and leaves, budding with nature's beautiful exube...

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Muju County: heart of the country
Mar 18, 2015
Muju-gun County connects six cities and counties across five provinces, including South and North Gyeongsang Provinces, South and North Chungcheong Provinces and North Jeolla Province. With the Daejeon-Jinju Expressway cutting through it from north to south, Muju now lies at the ...

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The Garden of Morning Calm’s Snippets of Spring
Mar 18, 2015
One of my most memorable trips in Korea was when I visited The Garden of Morning Calm (아침고요수목원) in 2013. My Korean best friend was having his school break so he decided to take a vacation in his hometown Hoengsong (횡성) in Gangwondo (강원도). At that time, I really had a plan to go t...

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Fireflies, wild grapes represent green Muju
Mar 17, 2015
Fireflies can only live in clean water and in an unpolluted environment. The presence of fireflies is a gauge of an area's purity. Fireflies glow in the dark and bring on a childlike innocence and nostalgia. They like damp environments and only show up at night after hiding durin...