Saturday, October 24, 2020

Spring awakens at national parks across Korea

A yellow pheasant's eye blossoms on Jan. 24 at Jirisan National Park in Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Photos = Korea National Park Service Flowers...

The ten best places to enjoy sunsets and sunrises in Korea

People watch the sunset at Taean Beach in Chungcheongnam-do Province, one of the five best places that the Korea National Park Service selected to see...

Annual number of foreign tourists to Korea breaks record

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (sixth from the left) on Dec. 26 hosts a celebratory ceremony at Incheon International Airport with...

Culture Ministry announces ‘stars of Korean tourism’ for 2019

Naganeupseong Folk Village is a fortress village from the Joseon Dynasty era (1392-1910) in Suncheon, Jeollnam-do Province. In 1983, it was designated Historic Site No. 302 by the government....

Nation’s biggest shopping festival Korea Sale Festa marks 4th year

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo (second from the left) on Oct. 31 laughs with popular TV personality Kang Ho-dong, the promotional ambassador for...

ASEAN-Korea Train departs to raise mutual understanding

Lee Kyu-young, station master of Seoul Station, on Oct. 16 gives a salute to the departing train at the launching ceremony for the ASEAN-Korea Train. By Jeon Han and Lee Jihae Photos = Kim...

Fall foliage comes 1-4 days later this year

The weather service Weatheri says the first fall foliage in Korea started on Sept. 27 at Seoraksan Mountain in Gangwon-do Province. The peak of...

New fall walking tour to feature Sarangchae exhibition hall

This is an exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae, the quasi-museum of the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae. The Korea Tourism Organization announced...

3rd DMZ Peace Trail to open in Paju on Aug. 10

Visitors to the DMZ Peace Trail in Goseong-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on April 27 walk along the 2.7-km Course A of the trail. (Korea.net...

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...

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