Friday, July 19, 2019
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1330 Korea Travel Hotline offers free service around the globe

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) started to offer a toll-free travel hotline accessible anywhere around the world via a smartphone app on March 19....
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Autumn Travel Week brings tourist discounts, opens new sites

The 2016 Autumn Travel Week offers a variety of tourist options in areas that used to be closed to the public, as well as...
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Korean musicals delight Japanese audiences

The Korea Tourism Organization promotes Korean performances to crowds in Kobe in March. (Korea Tourism Organization) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Young Shin  Popular Korean musicals and shows will...
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Tourists to get more tax back for shopping in Korea

The limits on an immediate tax refund for tourists visiting Korea is raised to KRW 300,000, from the former KRW 200,000. The photo above...

#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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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...

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...
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Airport train ticket now for subway

A combination ticket, sold from April 4, is now valid fare on both the Airport Railroad that runs from Incheon International Airport to Seoul...
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Halal Restaurant Week in Korea

By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Roufida Abouelwafa Ahmed Photos = Korea Tourism OrganizationStarting Sept. 1 and through to Oct. 31, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will be hosting...
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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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Maehwa apricot blossoms welcome spring

The Wondong Maehwa Festival, held in Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, will welcome guests with maehwa apricot flowers on March 18 and 19 this year. In Seoul,...
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Lonely Planet chooses Korea as must-visit 2018 destination

Travel publisher Lonely Planet has selected Korea, the host country of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, as one of its top-10...

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...
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Restaurant guidebook published in Arabic

‘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...

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...
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Koreaphiles discover hidden treasures of Busan

“I’m so excited. This is one of the three cities that I most wanted to visit when I was in Korea.” On the train to...
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Jeju’s summer nights bring in the tourists

Jeju’s Hyeobjae, Hamdeok, Iho Tewoo and Samyang beaches now allow swimmers to stay two more hours after dark, until 9 p.m., for a limited...
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Gangneung, a city of skating, coffee

The Gyeongpo branch of Bohemian Roasters is located next to the Gangneung Ice Arena, the venue that will play host to the skating events...
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Devour Busan’s historic delicacies

By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun Photos = Korea Tourism Organization Busan | July 31, 2018 Food from different regions can tell us a lot about those places. This is certainly the...

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...

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