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Best 10 walking trails of Korea
Apr 21, 2014
With warm weather and beautiful sunshine, the season for walking has overtaken the peninsula. For those who are looking for a place where you can enjoy hiking and day walks while appreciating nature and the surrounding scenery, the Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) has ...

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Gwangjang Market entertains all five senses
Apr 17, 2014
Coming out of winter, people enjoy the fresh, full air of spring. They pack away their thick winter clothes and put on lighter, shorter clothes to walk around outside, to enjoy the sunshine and to revel in the spring breeze. The seasonal change gives not only pleasure but also th...

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Juwangsan, Sinseong Valley added as National Geoparks
Apr 10, 2014
Juwangsan Mountain and Sinseong Valley in Cheongsong-gun (county), Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), have together become the fourth National Geopark of Korea. The newly anointed geopark covers about 175.26 square kilometers and includes five villages, including Cheon...

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A spring stroll around Seoul
Apr 08, 2014
An air of spring is everywhere these days.The Yunjungno parkway in Yeouido is the best and most popular destination to appreciate cherry blossoms. It saw an endless flow of visitors during all of last week. This normally happens in mid-April, when the street is colored with snowy...

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Unusually warm spring moves up festival dates
Apr 02, 2014
The Yunjung-ro parkway in Yeouido, western Seoul, is busy with visitors coming to see the cherry blossoms on April 1. The Yeouido Spring Flower Festival will now start on April 3. (photo: Jeon Han) Spring flowers are in bloom earlier than usual this year as ea...

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Theme parks woo people with flowers, festivals
Mar 27, 2014
All of Korea is being tinted with a symphony of spring colors. In cities and urban areas, amusement parks are one of the best places to appreciate the new season. With beautiful flowers and exciting festivals, theme parks attract tourists with the onset of more pleasant weather. ...

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Colorful flowers beckon in the markets
Mar 20, 2014
The flower buds are already opening everywhere, but it is too early to say that spring is here. Winter still lingers with the last cold snap and outside it is still difficult to see the feast of flowers. However, you can see cascades of flowers in full bloom in flower markets nea...

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Food Tourism 7: North Gyeongsang Province
Mar 18, 2014
This is the seventh part of our “Food Tourism” series. Korea.net introduces readers to the local delicacies and to the culinary history of each province. Today, we bring you to Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province). Gyeongsangbuk-do is the center of the ancient Silla Kingd...

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Tourists flock to soap opera filming locations
Mar 18, 2014
Seoul Broadcasting System’s (SBS) famous soap opera “My Love From the Star” has been attracting overseas visitors to its filming locations. As the drama is currently enjoying great popularity in China, a growing number of Chinese tourists are coming to Korea to visit the location...

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Spring flower festivals to delight travelers
Mar 14, 2014
As the winter chill slowly ends, tourists are awaiting news of the arrival of spring flowers. The Korea Metrological Administration released on March 13 a map depicting the dates on which the cherry blossoms are expected to begin blooming across the peninsula this year. According...