Friday, July 3, 2020
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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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Suncheon, a city of a thousand cranes

On Feb. 25, a flock of hooded cranes flies over the wetlands at Suncheonman Bay. Some 1,400 birds spend the winter in Suncheon until...
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Enjoy the Korean winter outdoors

Winter in Korea gets extremely cold and windy. The photo above shows Deogyusan Mountain in Gyeongsangnam-do Province covered in snow. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Lee Kyoung...
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Enjoy autumn nights at Gyeongbukgung Palace

A gugak concert takes place next to the Sojubang, the royal palace's kitchen. A palace night tour, the Starlight Tour at Gyeongbokgung Palace, will...

#HANAGo – How to get to N Seoul Tower

Hi, I'm Hana. Do you have a question about Korea? If so, just ask and I'll go! #HANAGo! I'm here to answer your questions, and enjoy...
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Restoration brings Yangjaecheon Stream back to life

A white heron flies over the Yangjaecheon Stream, a body of water once called the Haktan (학탄) after the flocks of cranes, or hak,...
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Summer wildflowers bloom on Jirisan

Jiri meadowsweet flowers, or Jiriteoripul (지리터리풀), are native to Jirisan Mountain and reach full bloom between July and August. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Photos = Korea National Park Service Summer...

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...
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Korea’s ancient Daegaya capital

Korea used to be divided into different countries, each ruled by a king. At some point in Korean history, a kingdom called Daegaya existed,...
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Best places to watch the sunrise with family in national parks

On the last day of the year, beaches on the eastern coast of the country are crowded with visitors who want to see the...

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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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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Culinary delight of Gangwon-do: freeze-dried pollack

“We’re all ready to serve during next year’s Olympic Games.” Kim Sunyeol runs Hwangtae Hoegwan (황태회관), one of the time-honored hwangtae (황태) restaurants in Pyeongchang,...
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Escape the heat wave with Korail

Summer has officially begun, as the scorching sun and sweltering heat drains people of their energy and causes them to sweat, even if standing...

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...
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All smiles in Myeongdong

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok attends a 'K-Smile' tourism promotion event in Myeongdong on Feb. 12 and presents a tourist with...
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Top 5 Hangang River trails to explore this fall

The Banpo Subyeon-gil trail leads you down to the Hangang riverbank, rustling with the golden ripples of reeds and willow branches. Here you can...
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Seoul exudes last-minute autumn vibes

Hikers take a stroll during their lunch break on Nov. 16 around Samcheong Park, colored in yellow and red with its autumn leaves. The...
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Forest of Wisdom builds new reading paradigm

Paju's Forest of Wisdom greets visitors with 8-meter shelves stacked with books donated by Korean scholars, intellectuals and specialists from a variety of fields. "Eight...
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Suncheon outdoor film studio bridges generations

A replica of Seoul's Bongchon-dong hillside village at Suncheon's outdoor film studio shows what life was like in Seoul in the '80s. Students walk...

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