DMZ Train takes you to the border

DMZ Train takes you to the border The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) crosses Korea in the middle of the peninsula. As a border that cuts the peninsula roughly in half, into northern and southern parts, the DMZ is heavily armed and a strictly limited place for the public.  Earlier this month,…

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Love padlocks at N Seoul Tower

Love padlocks at N Seoul Tower Love padlocks at N Seoul Tower Chinese tourists pose for photos in front of the ‘Trees of Love’ padlock formations at N Seoul Tower atop Namsan Mountain in Seoul on July 22. There are seven tree-shaped frames covered with padlocks at the base of…

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Top six items to buy while in Korea

Top six items to buy while in Korea Thinking of getting something to add into your personal collection or getting some gifts for your loved ones before you return from Korea? Here are some suggestions for you. 1. Korean Beauty Products. Korea is a shopping paradise for beauty products.  K-Beauty…

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Be a hero at the Trickeye Museum

Be a hero at the Trickeye Museum A medieval knight comes out from the frame and holds his lance at head height, aiming at his target. A giant, scary fish opens its maw as wide as it can, to swallow everything in sight. People have angelic wings sprouting from their…

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Discounts abound for winter adventures

Discounts abound for winter adventures :: Korea.net : The official website of the Republic of Korea Discounts abound for winter adventures Dec 23, 2015 Winter leisure activities are now on discount across the country. The discounts vary from hot springs that can be enjoyed amid mountainous landscapes and ski resorts…

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Gyeongbokgung Palace(경복궁)

Gyeongbokgung-Palace(경복궁 景福宮) Overview Gyeongbokgung was built three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded and it served as its main palace. With Mount Bugaksan as a backdrop and the Street of Six Ministries (today’s Sejongno) outside Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to the palace, Gyeongbokgung was situated in the heart…

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UNESCO Treasures in Korea

UNESCO Treasures in Korea Since the earliest settlements on the Korean Peninsula and in southeastern Manchuria during prehistoric times, the people of Korea have developed a distinctive culture based on their unique artistic sensibility. The geographical conditions of the peninsula provided Koreans with opportunities to receive both continental and maritime…

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