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Trip on the West Gold Train: Gogunsan Islands
Feb 04, 2015
Korail’s newly launched West Gold Train line takes travelers to Gunsan in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), one of its seven destinations. Gunsan is located on the north edge of the Okgubando Peninsula along the West Coast, a jut of land defined by the Geumgang River to the n...

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West Gold Train takes you to Gunsan
Feb 03, 2015
Korail's newly launched West Gold Train line runs along the West Coast and through Gunsan in North Jeolla Province, one of its seven destinations. Gunsan is nestled on the north edge of the Okgubando Peninsula, a jut of land defined by the Geumgang River to the north and the Mang...

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Golden train zips along West Coast
Feb 02, 2015
The West Gold Train runs through seven regions along the West Coast. Here, it has just departed Gunsan Station and runs along the Geumgang River estuary. A train races along the West Coast of the peninsula, shining in its golden paint scheme. The West Gold Train, a new tourist li...

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Aquarium meets the jungle: Aqua Planet Ilsan
Jan 23, 2015
A growing number of day-trippers are turning their eyes to aquariums, the underwater worlds where they can see marine life firsthand. Exploring an aquarium offers an otherworldly experience and, at the same time, is educational, helping people to be aware of the importance of our...

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Explore the mountain village of Jeongseon
Jan 23, 2015
Jeongseon-gun (Jeongseon County) in central Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) is an ever more popular travel destination these days. The town is characterized by high mountains that surround the village's valley floor: many of the area's mountains are as high as 1,000 meters. The reg...

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A night in a traditional Hanok home, full of warmth, ho...
Jan 22, 2015
Amid the forest of high rises in downtown Seoul, there is a chic quarter of traditional Hanok houses, creating a stark contrast between tradition and modernity. It’s the Bukchon Hanok Village, located in Jongno-gu. Travelers who hit the neighborhood as part of their itinerary can...

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A-Train takes you to birthplace of 'Arirang'
Jan 22, 2015
Railroad operator Korail launched its new Jeongseon Arirang A-Train on January 22, a new train tour that loops through Jeongseon County in central Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). The newly-launched A-Train service is the fourth of Korail's themed train tours, following the O-Line ...

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Seoul offers green awareness classes along Hangang
Jan 09, 2015
Bean geese, white-fronted geese, white-naped cranes, herring gulls and mergansers. These are some of the more than 80 kinds of migratory birds that inhabit the Hangang River in winter. Currently, many parks and wetlands are running a variety of special programs where participants...

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KTO publishes halal guidebook
Jan 08, 2015
A food guidebook for Muslim tourists visiting Korea has recently been published. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) produced “Muslim Friendly Restaurants in Korea” written in English last month. The book was designed to boost convenience for observant Muslim tourists who eat on...

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Special tour of Gukje Market recalls movie
Jan 05, 2015
As the movie "Ode to My Father" is winning popularity across the country, a tourism program involving Busan's Gukje Market has now been launched. The Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) announced that starting January 3 it will run a special tour designed to introduce the film's sho...