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Sancheong, a natural sanctuary abutting Jirisan Mountai...
Mar 02, 2015
Sancheong-gun (Sancheong County), located in western Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), is only home to about 36,000 people. The county is about 39 kilometers from east to west, and about 40 kilometers from north to south, giving it some 795 square kilometers, about th...

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Cheongsando Island serenely awaits spring
Feb 26, 2015
The term “slow city” originates from the Italian word cittaslow, which means a city where life is slow and easy. Cittaslow also refers to an international movement founded by Mayor Palolo Saturnini of Greve in Chianti, Italy, in 1999. It promotes a slow city life, where nature an...

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New Year's tourists get travel info in Chinese
Feb 16, 2015
There is good news for Chinese tourists with plans to visit Korea this month.As the number of Chinese tourists likely to visit Korea between February 18 and 24, the biggest annual holiday in China, is predicted to be the biggest ever, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism h...

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Come and feel the lazy ambience of an old home
Feb 12, 2015
Approximately 40 percent of traditional Hanok-style houses nationwide exist in Gyeongsangbuk-do. One of them is the Seoakseowon, a traditional Confucian academy in Gyeongju. Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province) is home to almost 40 percent of the old, traditional houses, ...

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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...