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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 ...


Enjoy autumn nights at Gyeongbukgung Palace
Sep 05, 2016
A gugak concert takes place next to the Sojubang, the royal palace's kitchen. A palace night tour, the Starlight Tour at Gyeongbokgung Palace, will run from Sept. 1 to 17. Visitors on the tour can enjoy court cuisine, gugak traditional music and walking under the moonlight across...


Photos reveal hidden charms of Korea
Aug 31, 2016
A photo of Unjoru House wins the top prize in this year’s Korea Tourism Photo Contest. The photo has been recognized for showing the traditional beauty of Korea in a simple, tranquil manner. Magnolias show off their graceful colors. They seems to be fully enjoying the spring ai...


Visit world heritage sites, enjoy nature, history
Aug 29, 2016
Travel to Hallasan Mountain and to the Seongsan Ilchulbung of Jeju Island and learn more about its volcanic geographic features.Visit the Hwasun Dolmen in Jeollanam-do Province and explore the megalithic culture of prehistoric times. Follow the traces of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B....


Jeonju ranked 3rd best attraction in Asia
Jul 27, 2016
Jeonju, the capital of Jeollabuk-do Province, has been selected as the third best attraction in Asia, where world travelers should visit within the year. Jeonju has been recently ranked as the third best attraction in Asia on Lonely Planet’s “Best in Asia: our pick of where t...

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Korea’s maritime national parks bring nature and histor...
Jul 22, 2016
The islands of Hallyeohaesang National Park are visible from the peak of Tongyeong’s Mt. Mireuksan.Imagine you want to get out of the city, as far out of the city as possible. While metropolises like Seoul and Busan have nearly everything a modern urbanite could want, all...


Sunny skies, beautiful beaches along Haeparang Trail
Jun 16, 2016
The Haeparang Trail is Korea’s longest walking trail, stretching 770 kilometers from Busan in the south to Goseong in Gangwon-do Province in the north. The Haeparang Trail is now waiting adventurous trekkers, as the trail construction, maintenance and repair program along its e...


Summertime at Haneul Park
May 31, 2016
Haneul Park, situated atop the highest plateau of the World Cup Park, boasts large fields of silver grass that rustle in different colors every season. The heat of summer has arrived at Haneul "Sky" Park, the grasslands that sit atop the highest plateau of the World C...


Jamie Oliver praises healthy Jeju Island food
May 12, 2016
Jamie Oliver posts a selfie before enjoying a meal at a restaurant on Jeju Island. “Lots of colour, very fresh, and my favourite pickles, dips, different textures and very good fish…” “Been diving to forage these fruits of the seabed: abalone, sea conch and sea cucumber. ...


Jeju rock statues donated to Netherlands, Paraguay
May 04, 2016
Traditional stone statues made from the volcanic rock of Jeju Island, dol hareubang in Korean, have been donated to the cities of Gorinchem in the Netherlands and to the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion. A pair of dol hareubang statues was erected in the city of Gorinchem...