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All aboard a traditional sailboat
Jun 23, 2015
A traditionally-rigged wooden sailboat revived a few years ago will now be launched at sea and tour around Mokpo and other areas of Jeollanam-do Province (South Jeolla Province), replicating the lives of sailors from the olden days. The tall ship event will take place off...

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Korean mountains via stamps - Baekdusan Mountain
Jun 19, 2015
Baekdusan Mountain is the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, standing 2,750 meters above sea level. The mountain straddles Hamgyeongbuk-do and Hamgyeongnam-do (North and South Hamgyeong provinces) and the North Korea-China border in the northeastern corner of China. The to...

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Enjoy the seasons with flower festivals
Jun 19, 2015
Irises are in full bloom near the pavilion in the Garden of Morning Calm. Peonies, hydrangeas, lilies and irises. Naming a few of them makes everyone happy, and makes them forget about their busy daily routine. Visitors to the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, G...

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Recharge your batteries in a forest
Jun 18, 2015
Living a healthy, balanced life has become an important subject for many people today. Many of us pursue a life with a balanced diet accompanied by exercise. Also, we recognize the importance of having enough rest. The constant rise in the number of visitors to forests nationwide...

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Paju is a city of art and nature that embraces the lega...
Jun 17, 2015
Paju’s Imjingak Park was established in 1972 to give consolation to homesick refugees who had fled North Korea during the Korean War (1950-1953). It represents the hope of future reunification. It rests on the banks of the Imjingang River, just south of the Demilitarized Zo...

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Korean mountains via stamps: Biseondae Rocks
Jun 10, 2015
The Biseondae (비선대, 飛仙臺) are giant rock pillars that stand at the entrance to the Cheonbuldong Valley in outer Seoraksan Mountain. The rock cliffs are quite beautiful with the zigzagging water flowing down their wide flat face, forming waterfalls during the rainy season. The area...

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Daegwallyeong's Sheep Farm
Jun 09, 2015
You often see this place in Korean dramas and movies and you tell yourself that you must go there when you visit Korea. On a trip to Pyeongchang, the site of the Winter Olympics 2018, I made sure to include "Daegwallyeong Yangtte Mokjang" (Hangeul: 대관령 양떼 목장) in our itinerary. "D...

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The Scenic Mukho Lighthouse
Jun 04, 2015
Firstly some brief history about Mukho Lighthouse. It is guarding the ships & boats since June 8, 1963. Mukho port was opened in August 1941 for fishing & trading coal. Streets where quiet empty & environment was very much silent. Here is the pic of the road across ...

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Korean mountains via stamps: Seoraksan
Jun 03, 2015
Seoraksan Mountain (설악산, 雪嶽山) covers almost 400 square kilometers and is the third highest mountain in South Korea, behind Hallasan and Jirisan. The mountain's lower reaches stretch as far as Sokcho City and Yangyang-gun, Goseong-gun and Inje-gun counties. As seen in its name, sn...

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Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan Mountain
May 28, 2015
People who climb to the top of Cheongwangbok Peak, the highest point on Jirisan Mountain, are overwhelmed by the amazing view of the endless sea of clouds. Toward the west of the mountain's rocky wall there is an inscription engraved on the rock, "Cheonju," meaning, "a pillar hol...