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, however, KORAIL launched its DMZ…

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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 the tower. (photo: Jeon Han)…

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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 trend is one of the…

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A-Train takes you to birthplace of ‘Arirang’

A-Train takes you to birthplace of ‘Arirang’ Railroad operator Korail launched its new Jeongseon Arirang A-Train on January 22, a new train tour that loops through Jeongseon County in central Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). The newly-launched A-Train service is the fourth of Korail’s themed train tours, following the O-Line and the V-train which travel around the…

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Explore the mountain village of Jeongseon

Explore the mountain village of Jeongseon Jeongseon-gun (Jeongseon County) in central Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) is an ever more popular travel destination these days. The town is characterized by high mountains that surround the village’s valley floor: many of the area’s mountains are as high as 1,000 meters. The region provides unpolluted mountain air and has…

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Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea’s charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity. Many of them…

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Market makes childhood dreams come true with toys

Market makes childhood dreams come true with toys About 100 shops are located in the Stationery and Toys Wholesale Market near the Dongdaemun market district. Visitors can find a variety of toys there. Many of the shops open early in the morning to get ready for shoppers. Toys line the shelves, tumbling into the street…

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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 back and look like they’ve…

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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 cultures and ample resources, which…

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Historic Places-Palaces in Seoul Korea

Historic Places-Palaces Palace preserved its history Recommended to stay in Seoul – Seoul will provide you the greatest experience of Korea since past, present and future of Korea is coexisting in Seoul. There are 5 palaces; Gyeongbok palace, Changdeok palace, Changyeong palace, Deoksu palace and Gyeonghui palace. Gyeonghui palace is not existing today but there…

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