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Five Reasons Why I Love Conferences in Korea
May 21, 2015
As an atypical Hallyu fan, I don’t just religiously watch Korean TV dramas, I don’t just make kimchi weekly, and I don’t just spazz over my idols daily. I also study Hallyu. Seriously. Complete with review of related literature, methodology, data gathering, explanations, and all....


Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan's Moss Waterfall
May 20, 2015
Baemsaegol Valley sits on a hillside under Banyabong Peak, the second highest peak of Jirisan Mountain and located on the mountain's western slopes. The deep valley has many streams that flow out of many sources. Among them is one spot where many streams converge, Pokposugol Vall...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan's Baraebong Peak
May 14, 2015
Jirisan Mountain stands 1,915 meters and its park covers 471.8 square kilometers. It is the biggest mountainous area on the Korean Peninsula and straddles Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) and Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). ...

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Myeongdong’s Street Food Alley
May 14, 2015
They start bringing in their carts in the afternoon. And one by one, they start preparing, frying, cooking, and finally, they're serving! Yes, serving everyone who wants to enjoy! I'm talking about the food carts in Myeongdong, Seoul, where, in the middle of the main alley ...


Restaurant guidebook published in Arabic
May 12, 2015
‘Muslim-friendly Restaurants in Korea’ introduces 118 restaurants in Seoul and across Korea in five categories and includes halal certification information, all in Arabic. For many devout Muslim tourists, one of the main difficulties they experience in Korea is the food. This i...

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K-Festival and Enjoy, Gangwon Province!
May 12, 2015
Korea Festival is back. Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Indonesia in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Center Indonesia (KCCI) again held Korea Festival for three days, from 1~ 3 May 2015 at main atrium Lotte Shopping Avenue Jakarta. I came...


New bike route runs along east coast
May 12, 2015
A new network of bicycle lanes and bicycle paths has recently been launched, running down the east coast of the country. It connects Goseong-gun County in northern Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) with Samcheok City in the southernmost region of the province, crossing a total of 242...


'Enjoy true meaning of nature in spring, autumn'
May 11, 2015
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok (right) learns about the variety of mountain herbs found on Deokjeokdo Island in Ongjin-gun County, Incheon, on May 7. "You can enjoy the true meaning of nature in the spring and autumn," said Kim Jongdeok, minister of cultu...


River tour offers history, ferry trip
May 11, 2015
A river cruise allows people to appreciate the beauty of the Hangang River and of Seoul, and to look around historical sites found along the river.Yanghwajin is a neighborhood in the Hapjeong-dong area of Mapo-gu District in modern day Seoul, at the north end of the Yanghwa Bridg...


Silla Hotel earns five stars
May 08, 2015
A ceremony to celebrate the Silla Seoul earning a five-star rating takes place on May 7. It was attended by Kim Jongdeok (third from right), minister of culture, sports and tourism, and Lee Bu-jin (third from left), president of the hotel. The Silla Seoul hotel has become th...