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Kim Yuna

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

After two lamentable defeats in a decade of trying, the South Korean city of PyeongChang finally won its Olympic prize, burying two European rivals in a landslide vote for the 2018 Winter Games and bringing them back to the lucrative Asian market. “This is one of the happiest days for our country, our people and millions of youth dreaming of winter sport,” said PyeongChang bid Chief Cho Yang-ho.

Ecotourism

Ecotourism of Korea

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ecotourism is a form of nature tourism in which utmost consideration is given to conservation of the environment, including biological diversity, wildlife and ecological systems, with emphasis placed on educating tourists about the environment and how to conserve it.

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Mountains of South Korea: Mt. Seorak, Mt. Halla & Mt. Jiri

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

About 70 percent of the Korean Peninsula is mountainous. Therefore, it is but natural that Koreans love to go mountain hiking in the spring and fall. Most mountains have well-paved paths and thus many people can be found hiking on any given day. ‘San’ means ‘mountain’ in Korean. Most of the nation’s mountains are branches of the Baekdu-daegan mountain range, which starts at Mt. Baekdu in North Korea and stretches down to Mt.

haeundae beach

Beaches Worth Visiting in Korea

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Korea, surrounded by the ocean on three sides, offers a great variety of beaches. If travelers are to spend their summer vacation in Korea it is an absolute must that they visit one of its beaches. Due to the fact that temperatures rise to 30 degrees Celsius or more during the months of June, July, and August, most beaches around the nation open in early July and close towards the end of August. Yet despite summer being an ideal season to visit, tourists could still enjoy festivals, water sports and sunrises at beaches all year around.

jeju island

Jeju Island-Halla Mountain and Olle Hiking

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Jeju Island, the largest island in South Korea, lies to the south of the Korean peninsula. It is a volcanic island but it is currently dormant. This volcanic island is dominated by Halla Mountain, the tallest mountain in South Korea, which rises 1,950 meters above sea level.

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Collaboration of Tradition and Modernity: Seoul, Jongno District

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Seoul, the dynamic capital city of South Korea, has a history of more than 600 years dating back to 1394 when the Joseon dynasty rulers decided to relocate the capital here.

Originally named Hanyang, the city gradually became the nation’s center of politics, economy and culture. And with the passage of time, the Jongno district emerged as the capital’s center. Today, this bustling area of modern-day Seoul not only carries a huge historical significance but also symbolizes the center of Korean cultural tourism.

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