Monday, April 8, 2019
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Alipay now available for Korean shows

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will launch a promotion campaign for Korean shows and concerts from May 15 to June 30 that makes use...
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Photo contest shows beauty of Korea

The grand prize is awarded to Kim Jae-hyun’s ‘Winding Through Fall Foliage’ at the 45th Korea Tourism Photo Contest in 2017. By Min Yea-Ji and Hahm Hee-eun Photos =...
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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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Seoul gov’t launches more tourism programs

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is hosting a range of events to celebrate the 2018 Spring Welcome Week for World Tourists, which falls between April...
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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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Take a family trip to must-visit spots near Panmunjeom

Some 3,000 pinwheels representing peace stand atop Pinwheel Hill at the Imjingak Pyeonghwa-Nuri Park in Paju, Gyeonggi-do Province. By Jung Joo-ri and Kim Young Shin Photos = Korea Tourism...
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Enjoy your spring break with ancient family clan recipes

Joseon scholar Jeong Yeo-chang’s (정여창, 鄭汝昌) (1450-1504), head of the main clan in Gaepyeong Village in Hamyang, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, would offer up to guests...
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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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Stroll through spring’s petal-laden paths

Each April, Jeju Island's fields turn bright yellow as canola flowers come into bloom. Pictured is a field of canola near Sanbangsan Mountain. (Jeju...
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K-pop stars to attend Paralympic festival

During the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, visitors will have a chance to enjoy some fan meet-and-greets, concerts and festivals featuring a range of...
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Olympic tourists, athletes forge unforgettable memories with Korea

German athletes have fun taking photos with the Olympic rings at an outdoor square in front of Gyeongpo Beach in Gangwon-do Province on Feb....
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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...
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Visit PyeongChang with convenient, handy app

The official ‘Go PyeongChang’ mobile app for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games helps visitors to reach Olympic venues in the fastest...
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Delicacies of highway rest stops

At the Hoengseong Rest Stop along the Yeongdong Expressway, you can taste some delicious hwangtae pollack soup with chodang soft tofu (left) and a beef steak minced with...
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Explore Gangwon: winter wonderland, hiking heaven

Stretching all across Gangwon-do Province, there's a special network of walking paths called the Olympic Aribaugil. It connects all three host cities of the...
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Seoul to offer public transport support for Olympic visitors

Free shuttle buses will operate between Seoul and PyeongChang and Gangneung during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The above photo shows...
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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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See future of tech at Seoul’s Igloo Festival

By Jeon Han and Yoon Sojung Photos = Jeon Han Video = Kim Sunjoo Seoul | Jan. 30 An igloo has been built in Seoul Plaza in central Seoul. This is not...
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Gangwon-do invites you to its winter festivals

Snow sculptures of Soohorang and Bandabi, the official mascots for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, stand in a snowy field during...
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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...

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