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Following its miraculous development over the last 50 years, Korea is now a modernized vibrant nation that still maintains its traditional culture.

Seoul, one of Asia's most vibrant cities

Korean capital city Seoul is home to more than 10 million inhabitants from all over the country and around the world, living and working in modern skyscrapers and moving rapidly through sophisticated infrastructure. At the same time, diverse forms of nature thrive and permeate throughout, while abundant cultural heritage assets coexist with modernity in this nation’s capital of over 600 years. Essentially, Seoul is traditional yet modern, technological yet natural.

In the heart of Seoul stand royal palaces designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and high-tech buildings occupied by global institutions. Asia’s largest underground street shopping mall lies near the 15th century royal tombs. The vast subway system transports millions of passengers daily to their destination, as Hangang River, which bolstered the nation’s miraculous economic development, flows calmly through the city. Finally, a plethora of social and cultural outlets know no limit in time and space, begetting creativity and excitement across the city and among its residents. We invite you to begin your Korean travel here, in this ever fascinating, evolving and harmonious city of Seoul!

Seoul is Korea’s #1 city and one of Asia’s most popular destinations! This is a city that never sleeps. Come to Seoul and experience the city’s overflowing energy and passion.korean-food

Jeonju: Hanok and Bibimbap Aplenty in Korea's Cultural Heartland

Jeonju may be known around Korea for its excellent food, and specifically its famous mixed rice dish of bibimbap, but the city also has an illustrious past and has played its part in helping to shape the Korea we know today.

Once described by a Busan native as “the countryside,” Jeonju is indeed located in a beautiful area of the country, with four national parks a short bus ride away.

History abounds here too, and Jeonju’s hanok village is the place to experience the traditions of old Korea, learn about Jeonju’s place in history and sip tea in a traditional teahouse.

Damyang - A garden without bamboo is like a day without sunshine

Towns, cities and provinces around Korea have a knack for finding a niche - a product, a particular cuisine or even a mud festival to attach themselves to. Some have historic connections, some don't, but whatever the connection is, once it has been made in the hearts and minds of the people, an unbreakable bond forms, and that place, for better or worse, is forever entwined with said cultural property. Jeonju has bibimbap, Boryeong has its mud festival, and Damyang-gun in Jeollanam-do has bamboo.

Bamboo may be universally associated with sword wielding ninjas, crouching tigers and hidden dragons, but Damyang, the northernmost point on the Korean Peninsula where bamboo grows in abundance, has cornered the market as far as Korea goes. There are plenty of attractions in Damyang, but the bamboo is inescapable and seems to pervade every aspect of life here. Not to be confused with the similar sounding Danyang in Chungcheongbuk-do, Damyang is a beautifully green county, teeming with nature and history. A short hop from Gwangju, it is a place where the specters of scholars live on in the pavilions and gardens that bear their names.

Wonders of nature: Incredible Biodiversity at Suncheonman Bay!

Suncheon is the ecological capital of Korea. It represents Korea on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and shares information on environmental conservation with the international community. Suncheonman Bay’s vast tidal flats and reed fields offer not only a beautiful landscape, but also incredible biodiversity. Other than the bay, Suncheon has many tourist attractions, including Seonamsa Temple, which is over 1000 years old, and Naganeupseong Folk Village, which has thatched roofs and dates back to the Joseon dynasty, but is still inhabited. Songgwangsa Temple, one of the Korea’s three major temples, is also located in Suncheon, as well as Suncheon Drama Film Set, where many popular TV dramas and films have been shot. Visit the Suncheon area to experience untouched beauty and get a taste of Korea’s history.

Jeju-do Island: Korea’s remarkable semi-tropical, volcanic island

With its incredible scenery and warm-hearted people, Jeju-do is a once in a lifetime destination! Every year, on the 15th day of the first lunar month, many people visit Jeju-do Island to take part in the Jeju Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire festival, which follows the ancient Korean tradition in celebrating the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. The magnificent sights of the Jeju Fire festival and the many traditional ceremonies attract people from all over the world. This year it was visited by as many as 300,000 people.

The festival is full of ancient symbolic rituals that wish for health and happiness in the coming year and that ward off misfortune. These include writing wishes and attaching them to haystacks, called 'Moon Houses,' which are then set alight.

Most visitors never forget the sight of Jeju’s volcanic cones ringed in flames, as the fields are set on fire. Kite flying and horseback martial arts displays are also highlights of the festival’s packed program.

Discover Jeju’s remarkable landscape, delicious local specialties, and immerse yourself in Korea’s cultural traditions.

Gyeonggi-do Province: Your Lifestyle Choice

Are you rundown and stressed by everyday life? Give yourself a treat this year and travel to Gyeonggi-do Province. Take our specially designed tour that's guaranteed to recharge your batteries.

Here you can sample nutritious foods, such as traditional sauces that hold the secrets to Koreans’ incredible health and longevity, and don’t miss out on eating something that will really give you some power: Gyeonggi-do's Imjingang Jangeo-gui (marinated grilled eel).

Get rid of stress by enjoying a day at a theme park, or visit one of Gyeonggi-do’s famous hot spring resorts, where you can relax with your whole family.

Gyeonggi-do, a province abundant with Korea’s traditions and stunning natural scenery! A province that is quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought after travel destinations. This year make Gyeonggi-do Province your lifestyle choice.

Source: www.visitkorea.or.kr

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