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A hike to heal: Bangtaesan Mountain
Oct 11, 2013
The Bangtaesan Mountain Natural Recreation Forest has been recommended as a site to visit this October by the National Natural Recreation Forest Office. Bangtaesan Mountain, just north of Odaesan National Park in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), has been recognized for its pictures...

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Palaces to open at night this autumn
Oct 10, 2013
Royal palaces from the Joseon era (1392- 1910) will be open at night in celebration of the coming autumn. Two palaces will be open at night, each for two weeks. Changgyeonggung Palace will be open from October 1 to 13 (but not October 7) and Gyeongbokgung Palace will be open from...

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Gastronomy Lane: Daejeon’s acorn jelly village
Oct 08, 2013
As we enter the autumn months, surrounded by clear blue sky and a cool gentle breeze, travelers are seized with the desire to go outside and enjoy a picnic or two. This October, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has come up with eight must-visit food destinations, scattered be...

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Sancheong offers global traditional medicine, scenery
Oct 08, 2013
A life of good health is a wish of all human beings. To achieve this goal, humans have worked ceaselessly and have conducted endless experiments to discover the medicines that are the fruit of their efforts. At the World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival in Sancheong Korea...

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A journey through Korea’s castles & fortresses: Seoul F...
Oct 02, 2013
King Taejo of Joseon (r.1392-1398) founded the Joseon Dynasty in 1392 after overthrowing the last of the Goryeo kings. Born Yi Seong-gye (b.1335-d.1408), within a month of his accession he decided to relocate the capital from Kaesong to Seoul. His plans included the construction ...

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Relax Korean-style overseas
Sep 26, 2013
A traditional Korean pavilion offers a peaceful air and an open view on all four sides with a natural landscape in harmony with its surroundings. Such Korean-style gardens can be found not only in Korea but also overseas. Most recently, Seoul Forest opened in the Mongolian capita...

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Park No-soo Art Museum: tradition meets modernity in ha...
Sep 17, 2013
The house where Korean painter Park No-soo (1927-2013) once lived has transformed into a museum, the first public museum of Jongno-gu. Established in 1938, the house was purchased in 1973 by Park who lived here until February this year. In 2011, Park donated his private collectio...

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Trains take passengers to traditional markets around Ko...
Sep 11, 2013
Train services to take passengers to major traditional markets around the country have just started. The so-called Paldo Jangteo Gwangwang Yeolcha (tour trains to markets in eight provinces) was devised to introduce the attractions of distinctive traditional markets in provincial...

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Electric taxis welcome visitors on Jeju Island
Sep 04, 2013
To preserve the clean nature of Jeju Island (Jeju-do), efforts are being made to improve public transport. On September 3, Jeju Special Governing Province unveiled Korea’s first test run for electric taxis on the island. Jeju Island begins test operation of electric taxis on...

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Seoul-Jeju named world's busiest air route
Aug 27, 2013
The world’s busiest air route is between Jeju Island and Seoul. In 2012, statistics report 10.16 million passengers traveling between South Korea’s capital city and top domestic vacation destination. The top ten busiest air routes were announced by Amadeus, a travel and tourism t...