"Everyone is out at night in Jinju, South Korea, during a two-week period in the fall. No one wants to miss the Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival, which honors the nation’s fallen soldiers. At the heart of the event is a parade of lanterns floating on the Namgang River. The colorful creations resemble animals and national landmarks. There’s lots happening on land, too, including live performances, fountain displays and fireworks."
"If you’re a cinephile, you’ll know about the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Held over eight days in October, BIFF is one of Asia’s biggest annual film festivals — 2017’s edition saw just under 193,000 ticket holders flock to screenings and events, screening films from 76 different countries. As well as BIFF, Korea’s film city has draws all year round; here’s our guide to Busan for those who love life through a len..
"Starting with our first episode about the 3 most fun things you can enjoy at the Bukchon and Seochon village in Seoul, we will bring a new culture series called THREE THINGS!! The Korea Times reporters will select 3 choices on various themes: trending places to visit in Seoul, special activities you can experience or even sets of Korean life hacks that you may find useful. There are a lot of tourist attractions in Korea recommended for fo..
"Accessible by an 80-minute flight from Seoul, around 15.4 million tourists visit the island each year. As a result, Jeju residents are struggling with the drawbacks of excessive tourism. Gentrification is a serious problem on the island, where the amount of trash thrown out per person is also the highest in the country. Airbnb, a global online home-sharing platform, hopes to address the situation by linking tourists with local residents t..
"Last November, the public got a brief and partial look at the Yongsan Garrison for the first time in 114 years. Located in the heart of Seoul and covering a 2.43-million-square-meter (2.9-million-square-yard) area, the garrison was Korea’s own Forbidden City, blocked off to its own citizens and home base to powers stronger than Korea. The Japanese military first began stationing troops there during the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, and la..
"For those who dream of escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city life, Seongnagwon offers a new level of relaxation, with 200 years of history that had been veiled until only recently. Created in 1790, Seongnagwon was used as a royal villa for 35 years by Yi Gang, the fifth son of King Gojong of the late Joseon era (1392-1910). It is located at the end of the mountain Bukhansan in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul."
"Daegwallyeong county in Gangwon Province is mainly known for its ski resorts and sheep farms, but its 1,458 meter-high Balwangsan offers beautiful natural scenery and an opportunity to relax all year round. The 12th-highest mountain in the country has trekking courses, but one can also reach the top via one of the longest gondola rides in Korea, which departs from Yong Pyong Resort. This makes the experience more of a pleasant stroll than..
"The Korean Peninsula is a land where myriad of mountain ridges decorate its bumpy surface. In ancient times, this presented a challenge to agricultural communities, but it also provided natural barricades. Today, the country’s mountains are a place to enjoy hiking, a sanctuary from hectic city life and a source of beautiful scenery."
"You might be surprised to learn that South Korea has a staggering, 22 national parks. Considering the small size of the country, this is quite astonishing. We take a look at the eight most beautiful national parks in South Korea you should absolutely visit."
"Located in Seoul's central Jongno-gu, Daegak Temple has a unique three-story building that attracts foreign visitors. Ven. Dongbong referred to the temple as home to the Korean independence fighters under the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule. The temple was established in 1911 by Ven. Yongseong."
"Not enough Seoulites know there are actual beaches accessible through the metro system. All it takes is a visit to Incheon International Airport, a transfer to the maglev, and then one more bus connection. The number of beaches within the Seoul Metro public transit network's reach increased by one in 2018, with the addition of Muui Island's Hanagae Beach."
"Jeju Island’s iconic stone sculptures, the Dol Hareubang, can be seen on tourist trinkets and goods all over South Korea. But what are they, and why were they built? Here’s a quick guide to the island’s most mysterious guardians."
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