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Soak in spring flowers in full bloom
Apr 19, 2013
Spring is in full swing in Korea. Yellow forsythias, pink azaleas, cornelian cherries, peonies, and cherry blossoms in full bloom are blanketing every corner of Seoul. Fresh sprouts on the branches of gingko trees lining the streets add green to the city’s color palette. Yel...

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Tourist destinations near Suncheon Expo
Apr 18, 2013
Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 is set to lift its curtain in just two days. The expo venue, surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens, provides picturesque scenery in itself, but a trip to Suncheon cannot be complete without a tour of the neighboring regions that boast breathta...

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Revival of Korean palaces
Apr 16, 2013
Access to Changdeokgung’s Injeongjeon Hall has been limited, but starting this month it’s open to the public.Known for its masterful architectural beauty, the palace of Changdeokgung has been designated as National Treasure No. 225, and was also inscribed as a UNESCO World Herita...

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Busan, Incheon popular destinations for cruise ships
Apr 16, 2013
Super Star Gemini, a large cruise ship run by the Hong Kong-based Star Cruises, entered Busan’s port on April 8. The 230-meter-long ship weighs 50,000 tons and carries 1,900 passengers and staff. The ship, whose height is equivalent to 13 stories, has a theater, gallery, fitness ...

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Cheong Wa Dae, a must visit on Saturday
Apr 16, 2013
The White House in the U.S., Buckingham Palace in Britain, and the Elysee Palace in France all have one thing in common: they are not only where the president or king resides, but also they attract tourists from all around the world. Against the backdrop of Bugaksan, the Kor...

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In search for inspiring views nationwide
Apr 11, 2013
Whether at bustling tourist attractions, or even off the beaten track in rural regions, it is not hard these days to spot travelers with cameras in tow exploring regional cultural distinctions. In response to the swiftly growing number of adventurers searching for hideaways surro...

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A first look at Suncheon Expo for foreign residents
Apr 10, 2013
The countdown to Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 has begun, with its opening set in less than two weeks’ time. The international garden show taking place in Suncheon, a region known for its ecological value and scenic beauty, is expected to provide a breathtaking experience for mor...

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New trains to enrich your journey
Apr 01, 2013
Train traveling offers something that can’t be enjoyed by car or bus. Special trains offered by Korail provide picturesque landscapes with the various colors dyeing the surrounding nature with the arrival of spring. Old and traditional train goodies such as roasted sweet potatoes...

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Korea's five unique museums recommended by KTO
Mar 26, 2013
Why did Koreans of the past draw paintings depicting tigers along with magpies? Why does the fish in the old folk paintings try to come out of the water with its head up? The answers can be found at Korea’s unique museums. It’s time to go and hit the special museums of Korea this...

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Korea welcomes spring with food festivals
Mar 22, 2013
Fresh green sprouts appearing on branches which have long endured the biting cold, have announced the arrival of spring. And seasonal delicacies exude spring scents all across Korea. With cold winter out and warm spring in, it’s time to venture outside and take a trip to any of t...