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Escape the heat wave with Korail
Jul 15, 2015
Summer has officially begun, as the scorching sun and sweltering heat drains people of their energy and causes them to sweat, even if standing still in the shade. Normally between July and August, crowds of people flock to the seas, rivers, mountains and valleys to avoid the h...


Korean mountains via stamps, 'Geumgangsan Mountain'
Jul 01, 2015
Geumgangsan Mountain sits in the middle of the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range that runs the full length of the Korean Peninsula. It covers 530 square kilometers, spreading over Goseong-gun, Tongcheon-gun and Geumgang-gun counties in northern Gangwon-do Province. The highest point, B...


Beaches cool the summer heat wave
Jun 30, 2015
The entire nation has been plunged into the midst of summer, with daytime temperatures in Seoul on June 10 reaching 34.9 degrees Celsius. Due to this earlier-than-expected heat wave, beaches across the country are preparing for an early opening this season. Accordi...


Korean mountains via stamps, 'Brother Waterfall'
Jun 24, 2015
The first waterfall people see when walking up Baekdusan Mountain along the Amnokgang River, or Yalu River, is the Hyeongje Pokpo, the "Brother Waterfall" or "Sibling Waterfall." The waterfall is located along the upper reaches of the Amnokgang, which flows along the North Korea-...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...