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Seoul’s secret travel destination: the cartoon-strewn s...
Feb 06, 2014
Manhwa, the Korean word for cartoons, comic strips, comic books and graphic novels, provide their fans with many a delight. When it comes to comic books, fans have to wait eagerly for the next issue to hit the presses. When transformed into new versions, such as dramas and films,...

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Winter fun abounds in Cheongpyeong
Feb 06, 2014
“Korea’s Scotland.” “Korea’s Switzerland.” “Korea’s fjord country.” These are just a few of the appellations bestowed by visitors to the beautiful Cheongpyeong area, and not without reason. This is the heart of Korea’s loch district, a land of lakes deep and mountains high. While...

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Sihwaho Lake reborn as ecological wonderland
Jan 22, 2014
The scene of reeds dancing in the wind near Sihwaho Lake in Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) is spectacular. Looking at the thousands of migratory birds flying to the lake every year and the fluttering reeds gives a sense of timelessness. Driving along the seawall with the crashin...

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Food Tourism 5: North Jeolla Province
Jan 20, 2014
This is the fifth part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces. This time, we introduce our readers to Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province). Located in the central southwestern part of the pen...

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Muju forms a winter wonderland
Jan 14, 2014
While most travelers in Korea head to the wilds of Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) in search of winter scenery, some of the best snowy vistas in the land can be enjoyed about two hours south of Seoul in the county of Muju, one of Korea’s biggest winter sports centers. The host of t...

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Food Tourism 4: South Chungcheong Province
Jan 10, 2014
This is the fourth part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces. This time, we introduce our readers to Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province). For those who would like to learn about ...

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Food Tourism 3: North Chungcheong Province
Jan 03, 2014
This is the third part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces. This time, we introduce our readers to Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province).Located across the western and south-centr...

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Food Tourism 2: Gangwon Province
Dec 27, 2013
In the second part of our series “Food Tourism,” which highlights local delicacies and the culinary history and culture of Korea’s eight provinces, Korea.net introduces three dishes originating from Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). Located along the eastern coast of the peninsula, ...

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Searching for fantastic New Year's sunsets
Dec 24, 2013
The end of the year 2013 draws near. During this end-of-year season, people search for great spots from which to view the sunset or sunrise, where they can send out the old and ring in the new. Yeongjongdo Island in Incheon, which forms the bulk of the airport island, is one of t...

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HAERANG: The Korea Cruise Train [2]
Dec 18, 2013
The second of a two-part series about Korail’s new luxury train service. Click here to see the first part. HAERANG: A train trip across four regions in three days[ Seoul – Suncheon] On the first day, departing Seoul Station in the morning, the Haerang train drove five hours to Su...