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The Colorful Island, Jejudo

The Colorful Island, Jejudo

Located southwest of the Korean peninsula Korea’s largest island but smallest province, Jejudo Seas, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves, forests, and warm weather Jejudo is a beautiful island with a well-preserved natural environment. This beautiful island has a sad history.  About 70 years ago, Japan waged the Pacific War (1941-1945). During the war, Japan used Jejudo as [...]

Hamgyeong Province

Hamgyeong-do is the peninsula’s most mineral-rich province. It borders China and Russia. Cheongjin, in North Hamgyeong Province, is an advanced industrial complex with a harbor through which trade with Japan and Russia flows. Hamgyeong-do also boasts many ancient tombs and fortress walls along with well-preserved historic relics such as the old Cheonghaetoseong Fortress from the [...]

Jagang Province

Behind Yanggang-do is the mountainous province Jagang-do. Landlocked and rich in zinc, gold, copper, tungsten and other mineral deposits, it is deservedly called Korea’s buried treasure. It also possesses abundant forestry and water resources. Goguryeo archeological digs are scattered around many of the province’s rural areas like Unpyeong-ri, Simgwi-ri and Songam-ri.

Yanggang Province

Yanggang-do is North Korea’s most abundant province in terms of forestry. Baekdu-san, the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, is its crown jewel, and atop the mountian is the beautiful crater lake Cheonji. The mountain teems with rare plant and animal life. The province’s Pungsan region (Gimhyeonggwon County) is the origin of the Pungsan Dog, [...]

Gangwon Province(north)

Gangwon-do is a divided province in a divided nation. The North Korean half is as mountainous as the South Korean. It hugs the rich fishing areas of the East Sea. Shipbuilding is its major industry. World-famous Geumgang-san (1,638m), or Diamond Mountain, opened to South Koreans in November 1998, the first North Korean tourist site made [...]

Hwanghae Province

Hwanghae-do has been an economically and culturally developed region from early days. Handicrafts such as Goryeo porcelain enabled Gaeseong, capital of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) to develop thriving external trade and serve as a commercial center in both the Goryeo and Joseon eras. Currently, South-North economic cooperation has been actively progressing here through the joint [...]

Pyongyang and Pyeongan Province

Pyongyang is a city steeped in history. It retains cultural relics from ancient Gojoseon (2333-108 B.C.), the first nation established on the Korean Peninsula, and more relics from the Goguryeo Kingdom (37 B.C.- A.D. 668) than any other Korean city. Goguryeo was once the most powerful nation in Northeast Asia. Pyongyangseong Fortress (National Treasure No. [...]

Dokdo

Dokdo Island is in the eastern reaches of Korea territory. Though small,Dokdo Island is the most meaningful island in Korea.

Ulleungdo

The island of Ulleungdo lies between Dokdo in the East Sea and the South Korean mainland. It was formed because of violent eruptions, creating high, steep cliffs across the landscape. Ulleungdo Island is famous for its local specialties such as squid, pumpkin taffy, pumpkin jelly, and vegetables with generous people.

Jeju Province

Jeju-do is the foremost island in Korea in terms of size and unique climate. The island province consists of Jeju and its adjacent islands. Geographically, its relative isolation from the mainland resulted in a unique dialect and lifestyle of its own. The natural beauty of Halla-san Mountain and the surrounding sea make Jeju an ideal [...]

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