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Places to go in Gangwondo

Namiseom Island Namiseom Island is known to many tourists due to its proximity to Seoul and beautiful natural scene. A Lane, such as Metasequoia Lane, Ginko Tree Lane, White Pine Tree Lane, is popular. Particularly, Namiseom is the place where Winter Sonata, one of the most famous Korean dramas, was filmed; many foreign tourists visit [...]

GyeongNam

Gyeongsang-do denotes Gyeongsangnam-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do. Nam represents South and Buk represents North. The name ‘Gyeongsang’ was given during the Goryeo period. It was formed by first two letters of Gyeongju and Sangju, two major counties at the time. Located at the southeastern end of the Korean Peninsula, Gyeongsangnam-do borders on Busan and Ulsan on the [...]

City of Art, Gwangju

Gwangju is the leading city of the Honam region, with the entire country within a day’s reach. The emerging importance of Korea’s western coastline and the government’s effort to balance growth across the nation have triggered large-scale urban development projects such as the construction of the Gwangju hi-tech industrial complex, transformation of Gwangju into a [...]

Jeonju, City of Culture

Jeonju, located on the southwestern of Korea, is a unique city where you meet the legacy of its 1300 years history, represented by the rich tradition and cultural heritage, co-existing peacefully with the modern day cutting edge technology. Jeonju Hanok Village How it was formed Hanok Village was on the Jeonju River-side outside West Gate, [...]

Cheongju, the happy city worth living in

Cheongju City is a T-shaped city with its towns developed towards the south and north. Cheongju is an inland city located 128km from southeast of Seoul. Mt. Uam covers the city and Musimcheon (stream) passes through its central downtown. It is known as the “city of education and culture.” City of Education and Culture Throughout [...]

A Clean, Attractive and Global city, Seoul

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is located in the central part of the Korean peninsula. There flows the Han River (Hangang in Korean) through Seoul and the graceful mountains boast of their scenic beauty. Seoul has been the center of the politics, economy, society, and culture. It was the capital of Baekje Kingdom(18 B.C.- [...]

Hwacheon

Many foreigners have prejudice that there are no places to visit in South Korea compared to other countries. It does not have a wide territory like China or does not retain beautiful culture of the middle ages like Italy. However, Korea is a country that retains beauty more than expectation with a long history and [...]

Busan

Busan

Busan is the first trading port in Korea. It fronts the sea to the south and is the gateway of southeastern Korean Peninsula. It hosted 2002 Asian Game, 2005 APEC. It is famous for the beaches (Haeundae, Gwangalli, etc), the annual PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival), and raw fish. There is an old market which [...]

Dokdo

Dokdo is in the eastern reaches of Korea territory. It is apart 87.4km from Ulleung do Island, and you can go to Dokdo by ship departing from Ulleung do. Dokdo consists of Dong(east) do, Seo(west) do, and small rocky islands around them. The island keeps its natural beauty and the summit of it is 98.6 [...]

Namwon

Namwon is the hometown of important Korean classical literatures, such as Chunhyangjeon and Heungbujeon. Chunhyangjeon was written for Pansori at first but people also met the story as a novel. It is a representative love story of Korea written in the Joseon (1392 1910) period. Namwon is also a background of the story of Heungbujeon, [...]

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