South Korea

Somewhere in Seoul

South Korea travel stories

Living in a Small Korean Town

Stepping out of the director’s car and into my one-bedroom apartment was like stepping off a spaceship into the international space station—the room was small, the setting was disproportionately unfamiliar, and all the labels and signs were in different languages....

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Discover Asia Now

New York, New York – June 5, 2009 – Eight Asian tourism organizations including the Hong Kong Tourism Board, India Tourism, Japan National Tourism Organization, Korea Tourism Organization, Macau Tourism Board, Philippine Department of Tourism, Singapore Tourism Board,...

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Shilla Seoul Launches Hotel Package

The Shilla Seoul Launches Leading Quest Package Celebrating 80th Anniversary of The Leading Hotels of the World South Korea's premier hotel The Shilla Seoul is offering a Leading Quest package celebrating the 80th Anniversary of its marketing and distribution...

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Jeju Island Now UNESCO World Heritage

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently added Korea's Jeju Island to the World Heritage List. The World Heritage Committee declared the volcanic Island of Jeju and her Lava tubes a "natural property of outstanding beauty...

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What’s Happening in Korea

Hi Seoul Festival 2007 This annual spring festival fills the streets of Seoul with fun and excitement. The event kicks off April 27 and runs through May 6. The festival has expanded this year running longer and covering a wide range of areas in Seoul for everyone to...

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Amazing Drumming from Korea (video)

This one is simply amazing. We had the good opportunity to be in the right place at the right time at a recent tourism event held in Los Angeles. Sadly, it would have been a single performance, but one too many people just couldn't help walking right in front of the...

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Tour Both North and South Korea!

New York and Chicago…June 5, 2006 … The New York-based Korea Society* in cooperation with Chicago-based tour operator Asia Pacific Travel, Ltd**. is offering what they believe to be the first tour to KOREA – both South and North of the Demilitarized Zone – in more...

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Spotlight: Korea January 2006

"Seven Luck Casino” to open (for foreigners) January 27, 2006 Grand Korea Corporation is planning to hold a grand opening ceremony for the “Seven Luck Casino” from January 27th - 30th at the Coex Center in Gang-nam, Seoul. To kick-off the grand opening ceremony event...

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Korea’s Lunar New Year, Seollal

In Korea, Lunar New Year’s Day (Seollal) is one of the most important traditional events of the year, still much more significant than January 1st. This year, the Lunar New Year will be celebrated on January 28 - 30, 2006 The Korean New Year uses the Lunar Calendar...

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A Flair of Korean Teas

While in Korea, we encourage you to participate in a traditional tea ceremony or even a visit to a Tea Museum or Tea House... Tea is said to enrich pleasure to the five senses... the stirred subtle sound of a boiling teapot, the light sap-green color oozed from tea...

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