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Koreaphiles discover hidden treasures of Busan
Oct 28, 2016
“I’m so excited. This is one of the three cities that I most wanted to visit when I was in Korea.” On the train to Busan, you could see how thrilled Nadine Postigo was, a honorary reporter from the Philippines, by the look on her face. On Oct. 26, 12 ...


Top 10 national park trails to enjoy this autumn
Oct 18, 2016
Autumn has arrived, the season for strolling across landscapes booming with red and golden hues. Word has it that we can expect more colorful foliage this autumn, and the Korea National Park Service has provided its top 10 list of the best national park trails to explore thi...


Enjoy regional foods this Autumn Travel Week
Oct 13, 2016
As the gentle breeze colors the mountains with red, yellow and orange this autumn, you might like to take a trip around the country to taste some regional delicacies. The Autumn Travel Week kicks off this year on Oct. 24 and runs until Nov. 6. During those two weeks, travelers w...


Autumn Travel Week brings tourist discounts, opens new ...
Oct 06, 2016
The 2016 Autumn Travel Week offers a variety of tourist options in areas that used to be closed to the public, as well as up to 80 percent discounts on entrance fees and accommodations. Between late October and early November, as autumn is in full swing, there will be a rang...


Seoraksan Mountain to reopen scenic point after 46 year...
Sep 26, 2016
Just as its name suggests, the Mangyeongdae view points are some of the most stunning in the country. Each region of Seoraksan National Park -- inner, outer and southern -- has a Mangyeongdae viewpoint, but they have all been closed to the public for conservation purposes. Howeve...

160926_dokdo_main.jpg honorary reporters visit Dokdo Island
Sep 26, 2016 honorary reporters and members of the coast guard stationed on Dokdo Island give a thumbs up as they pose for a group photo on Dokdo Island on Sept. 25. This past weekend, 11 honorary reporters from nine different countries set foot on Korea's easternmost ...


Pedal power takes tourists toward Busan
Sep 23, 2016
Taiwanese bicyclists enjoy the Namhangang River on Sept. 20 as part of a Seoul-Busan bicycle tour. What would it feel like to ride a bicycle from Seoul to Busan? You'll get an answer soon, for a group of Taiwanese tourists from Giant, the world’s largest bicycle man...


Don't miss next month's nation-wide sale!
Sep 23, 2016
The Korea Grand Sale will take place from Oct. 1 to 31 across the nation, where visitors can enjoy riding the Korean Wave and experience as much Korean pop culture, shopping and tourism as they like, all at the same time. To begin, during the month-long sale non-Korean tourists...


Royal tourist train welcomes visitors to Suwon Hwaseong...
Sep 19, 2016
A new sightseeing train at the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, featuring an eocha or 'royal vehicle' as the engine, will start running in October this year. Visitors to the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress in Gyeonggi-do Province will be able to look around the historical site by hopping on a ...


Chuseok holiday abounds with tourist discounts
Sep 08, 2016
With Chuseok (추석, 秋夕), the Korean mid-autumn harvest festival, just around the corner, a series of discounts at tourist sites and accommodations will add more entertainment and fun to one of the nation’s biggest holidays of the year. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism ...