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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...


Andong: photos of history, heritage
Apr 15, 2016
The Nakdonggang River (낙동강, 洛東江) is the longest river in South Korea. It flows for 510 kilometers and has a drainage basin covering 23,384 square kilometers. The river originates around Taebaeksan Mountain in Gangwon-do Province, and meanders its way through Gyeongsangbuk-do and ...


Imcheonggak, birthplace of a 500-year legacy
Apr 11, 2016
As the largest private Hanok residence in Korea, Imcheonggak (임청각, 臨淸閣) represents the 500-year legacy of Andong's Goseong Yi family. Andong-si City in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province has been celebrated as the Town of the Yangban, or families of noble birth, ever since Joseon t...


Tasty tales of Andong
Apr 11, 2016
Andong, a city imbued with the spirit of Confucianism, has many regional delicacies that have interesting backstories about how they came to be served on the dinner table. Owing to the region's deep-rooted Confucianist traditions, Andong has more varieties of ancestral ce...


Take the K-Travel Bus to Tongyeong
Apr 05, 2016
On March 25 and 26, the Visit Korea Committee (VKC) held a successful opening ceremony for its K-Travel Bus program. The ceremony was graced by the presence of the VKC chairman himself, Park Sam Gu, as well as by an appointed honorary ambassador of the K-Travel Bus, actor Jung Il...


K-Travel Bus: Gangwon-do Province
Mar 30, 2016
After experiencing the first K-Travel Bus to Gangwon-do Province on March 25, Wong Boon Chin from Malaysia said, "I will definitely visit Pyeongchang once the Winter Olympic Games begin in 2018." The K-Travel Bus is a new bus travel package put together by the Ministry ...