Saturday, September 25, 2021

Tourism body picks 100 non-contact vacation spots for summer

The Korea Tourism Organization has selected 100 summer tourist spots to escape the summer heat while being safe from COVID-19. The venues were chosen based on...
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Traditional markets serve up all things beautiful, delicious

Participants in the ‘Expats’ Exploration of Traditional Markets’ project have fun as they take part in a mission to find any 'bath stuff(1 piece)'...

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...

#HANAGo Episode 1 : Hanok Photo Spots

Hi, it's Hana of #HANAGo. I'm here to answer your questions and to enjoy all that Korea has to offer along the way. Just...
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Being alone is full of fun

Traveling around Korea alone can be great fun. Quite often in modern, high-pressure, urban Korea, a lifestyle driven by the so-called “YOLO” philosophy -- an...
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Abandoned mine becomes must-visit tourist attraction

In 2010, only about 3,000 tourists visited Gwangmyeong in Gyeonggi-do Province. However, by 2015, that number had jumped 514 times, hitting 1.54 million. The secret...

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...
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Taebaeksan Mountain Snow Festival

Awakened by the freezing temperatures on the bus, I slowly opened my tired eyes just to be greeted by Jack Frost peeping in the...
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Halal food on the rise in Korea

Lamb shish kebab (top) and Adana kebab are both signature menu items at Kervan, a halal Turkish restaurant certified by the Korea Muslim Federation. By Kim...
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Travel to Busan, Ulsan and Gyeongju

Being a university student in Korea can be really stressful: final exams, presentations and group project deadlines all pile up before Christmas. That's why...
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Avoid summer heat at waterfalls

A family on vacation avoids the heat at the Suok Falls in Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The sweltering summer heat continues to bother people,...
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Survey shows great satisfaction with PyeongChang

PyeongChang Olympic fans have been satisfied with their time in the country. Pictured is a non-Korean family who came to Gangneung in Gangwon-do Province...
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Gangneung Station becomes new Olympic attraction

With more than 20,000 daily users, Gangneung Station has become the gateway to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and a new attraction for...

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...

Special travel week to promote safe domestic tourism

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will host "2020 Special Travel Week" until July 19 to enable safe tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. The photo...
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Pedal power takes tourists toward Busan

Taiwanese bicyclists enjoy the Namhangang River on Sept. 20 as part of a Seoul-Busan bicycle tour. What would it feel like to ride a bicycle...

Slip back in time at Gyeongbokgung at night

The Gyeongbokgung Palace Starlight Tour features the Gyeonghoeru Pavilion that looks even more gracious when seen under the moonlight at night. By Kang Gahui and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Kang...
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Seoul offers free e-sports tour to international fans

The city of Seoul launches test operations of a free e-sports tour for international tourists. The photo above shows the S-Plex Center, an e-sports...
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Korea.net honorary reporters visit Dokdo Island

Korea.net honorary reporters and members of the coast guard stationed on Dokdo Island give a thumbs up as they pose for a group photo...
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Pyeongchang, Olympic city of winter festivities

Visitors can go ice-fishing for trout at the annual Pyeongchang Trout Festival, on the frozen Odaecheon River in Jinbu-myeon Town in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province. The...

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