Jejudo Island and Southern Coastal Regions

Within an hour’s flight from Seoul, Busan or Daegu, travelers in Korea can reach a land of a completely different character. Recognized as the best-preserved area in the nation, Jejudo Island is Korea’s only island province. The island is Korea’s most popular honeymoon destination. Known as ‘Little Hawaii’ for its volcanic landscape, picturesque subtropical scenery,…

Exploring Korea – Southeastern Region

Korea’s southeastern region, encompassing Gyeongsangbuk-do and Gyeongsangnam-do provinces, is an area rich in tourist attractions, cultural assets and historical places. Hallyeo Maritime National Park and the mountains of Jirisan and Gayasan are among this region’s most outstanding natural resources. In addition, the entire city of Gyeongju, ancient capital of the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-A.D. 935),…

Exploring Korea – Southwestern Region

Korea’s southwestern region encompasses Jeollabuk-do and Jeollanam-do provinces. The region is relatively flat, containing broad stretches of rice paddies, and its jagged coastline creates many small harbors. It is a fertile and warm region sheltered by high mountains on the east and north and calm seas and many islands on the west and south. Because…

Exploring Korea – Central region

Chungcheongbuk-do and Chungcheongnam-do provinces lie in the western center of the peninsula. Chungcheongbuk-do is the country’s only landlocked province, but with the completion of the Government Complex in its capital Daejeon and the newly opened international airport in Chungcheongbuk-do’s capital Cheongju, the two provinces are being turned into a strategic heartland for the domestic economy.…

Exploring Korea – Eastern Region

Gangwon-do Province is located in the central eastern region of the Korean Peninsula. Most of the land is covered with thick forests, providing an abundance of scenic vistas with fewer residential areas than in other provinces. Both its remote wooded mountains and ravines as well as small coastal towns are rich in scenic splendor. With…

Seven reasons to visit Busan

Seven reasons to visit Busan Busan is one of my favorite cities in Korea. For those of you who might not be familiar with the place, I’ve compiled a list, below, to explain to you why Busan is awesome. 1. Food, food, food! This was actually the first thing that came to mind when I…

Yeosu: Korea’s southern paradise

Yeosu: Korea’s southern paradise Located in the heart of Namhaean, or the south coast of the Korean Peninsula, the city of Yeosu in Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) is known for its clean and beautiful water. The name of the city comes from two words:yeo, meaning beauty, and su, meaning water.  Beyond Yeosu city proper, the ocean is…