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Seonamsa Temple: the beauty of getting old, naturally
Mar 03, 2016
The Gangseonru Pavilion is seen through the arc of the Seungseongyo Bridge at the entrance to Seonamsa Temple. The bridge was built in the 17th century and has been nationally designated as Treasure No. 400. "Aged well" is the sort of description that could be used fo...

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A trip to Busan's Bosu-dong Book Street
Mar 03, 2016
We are slowly bidding goodbye to the winter weather and we have begun to see more sunshine during the day now. Spring has almost sprung, and it is during this transition between the two seasons that people tend to go outside more often because they can enjoy the best of both worl...

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Suncheon outdoor film studio bridges generations
Mar 03, 2016
A replica of Seoul's Bongchon-dong hillside village at Suncheon's outdoor film studio shows what life was like in Seoul in the '80s. Students walk around the film set taking photos At the Suncheon Open Film Location, a giant outdoor film studio at Suncheon, Jeollanam-do Pr...

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Suncheon, a city of a thousand cranes
Mar 02, 2016
On Feb. 25, a flock of hooded cranes flies over the wetlands at Suncheonman Bay. Some 1,400 birds spend the winter in Suncheon until the middle of March when they fly back to Siberia. "A city of a thousand cranes" is an epithet for Suncheon city in Jeollanam-do Province. ...

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Nature and people, tradition and modernity coexist in S...
Mar 02, 2016
Suncheonman Bay can be seen from the Yongsan Observatory. "[This city] is famous for... nothing really, isn't it?" "No, not really. It's a bit strange that so many people are living in the city despite that." The imagined city of Mujin is described as above ...

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Seven reasons to visit Busan
Feb 23, 2016
Busan is one of my favorite cities in Korea. For those of you who might not be familiar with the place, I’ve compiled a list, below, to explain to you why Busan is awesome. 1. Food, food, food! This was actually the first thing that came to mind when I was listing all the ...

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All smiles in Myeongdong
Feb 12, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok attends a 'K-Smile' tourism promotion event in Myeongdong on Feb. 12 and presents a tourist with a gift. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok and cast members of the TV show "Abnormal Summit" ("비정상회담") h...

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Korea ranked safest country for travel
Feb 04, 2016
Korea has been ranked as the safest country for travelers. According to Numbeo, a data aggregator of city and country statistics, Korea has the highest overall safety index in the world, with a score of 85.69, and it ranked number one among the 117 countries on the list. ...

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Stay overnight with books in a ‘home for paper’
Feb 01, 2016
The Jijihyang hotel provides Author Rooms where guests can not only read the books stacked on the shelves, but can also be inspired by all the books there written by Korean authors. Nowadays, there are small, easy-to-come-by libraries right next door to us in our neig...

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Forest of Wisdom builds new reading paradigm
Feb 01, 2016
Paju's Forest of Wisdom greets visitors with 8-meter shelves stacked with books donated by Korean scholars, intellectuals and specialists from a variety of fields. "Eight meters tall and spanning 3.1 kilometers." At first glance, one may think these numbers refer...