Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Aug. 8 designated Island Day to promote domestic tourism

The Ministry of the Interior and Safety has designated Aug. 8 as Island Day to promote the country's islands. Pictured here is the scenic...

‘Bangtan Tour’ features top sites appearing in BTS videos, album covers

The Korea Tourism Organization from June 10-24 conducted a survey on the popularity of venues featured in the music videos and album covers of...

History-rich county offers refreshing summer taste of lotus wrap dish

Ingredients such as grain, lotus roots, dates and nuts are put on a lotus leaf along with rice and then wrapped. The wrap is...

Seoul Botanic Park provides green oasis for urban dwellers

By Xu Aiying and Kim Hwaya Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Choi Tae-soon Seoul | May 23, 2019 The Spanish Cypress, the Australian boab and the South African bottle trees. All of...

DMZ Peace Trail opened to public for 1st time in 65 years

Visitors on April 27 walk along a fortified coastal road known as the DMZ Peace Trail in Goseong-gun County, Gangwon-do Province. The trail has...

#HANAGo Season 2 Ep. 4 – Korea’s spring flowers

Hi, it's Hana of #HANAGo. Today I'm going to answer a question sent in by Esraa Elzeny from Egypt who asked, "Where are the most...

Spring flower bonanza draws visitors to mountains

Forsythias come into view as one starts climbing Bukhansan Mountain from Gugi Exploration Support Center. By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae  Photos = Jung Joo-ri  Seoul | April 11, 2019 Spring is...

8 national parks offer lunchbox service

This lunch set is available for advance purchase by visitors to Sobaeksan Mountain National Park in Chungcheongbuk-do Province. (Korea National Park Service) By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji  Since...

Spring Travel Week to feature unique tours and discounts

Spring Travel Week (April 27-May 12) will offer specialized tours and deals throughout the country. (Jeon Han) By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hwaya  Spring Travel Week, slated for April...

SE Asian interest in visiting Korea rises for 5 straight years

A common sight around Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace is foreign tourists walking around dressed in Hanbok (traditional Korean attire). The Korea Tourism Organization on March...

Korea sees earlier arrival of spring this year

Forsythias, azaleas and cherry blossoms this year will bloom three to five days earlier than in an average year. By Lee Kyoung Mi and Kim Hwaya Photos = Korea.net...

Seollal tourism hotspots for celebrating Year of the Golden Pig

The golden pig statue at the front yard of Geungnakjeon Hall at Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, is a popular tourist spot among...

Asians prefer shopping, Westerners visiting palaces when in Seoul: poll

Three tourists on Dec. 6, 2018, take a group selfie at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. (Jeon Han) By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Asian visitors in Seoul consider...

Asians prefer shopping, Westerners palace visits when in Seoul: poll

Three tourists on Dec. 6, 2018, take a group selfie at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. (Jeon Han) By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Asian visitors in Seoul consider...

Korea Grand Sale to offer extensive tourist discounts, offers

Korea Grand Sale 2019, to run from Jan. 17 to Feb. 28, will offer overseas tourists huge discounts and benefits in select sectors like...

Nat’l park service lists 6 lesser-known spots to see sunrise, sunset

Dalah Park inside Hallyeohaesang National Park in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, has a sunset observatory with a wonderful view of sunlight reflected on the sea...

Nat’l park service lists 6 lesser-known spots to see sunrise, sunset

Dalah Park inside Hallyeohaesang National Park in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, has a sunset observatory with a wonderful view of sunlight reflected on the sea...

New medical tourism support center opened at Incheon Int’l Airport

The Medical Tourism Support Center, which opened on Dec. 18 at the arrival section of Terminal 1 at Incheon International Airport, offers information on...

Overseas tourists happier when traveling both Seoul, local areas

Deoksugung Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Seoul. By Kang Gahui and Yoon Sojung Photos = Jeon Han Research has shown that overseas sightseers who visit Korea...

The music of peace to be played at the DMZ

The Eighth Army Band will perform on stage during the Peace Festival for the Transformation of the DMZ at Camp Greaves in Paju City,...

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