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Spend your summer at the river
Jul 21, 2015
One of the most mentioned things about the merits of living in Seoul, by both Koreans and non-Koreans alike, is the Hangang River that runs through the middle of the capital. The river offers countless benefits to everyone who lives in the greater Seoul metropolis. Especially in ...

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Korean mountains via stamps, the Manmulsang Rocks
Jul 15, 2015
Korea Post's stamps issued in 2008 include the Manmulsang Rocks (left) and the Guimyeonam Rocks. The Manmulsang Rocks consist of cliffs and strangely shaped rocks scattered around Obongsan Mountain and constitute one of the most scenic spots at Geumgangsan Mountain. ...

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Escape the heat wave with Korail
Jul 15, 2015
Summer has officially begun, as the scorching sun and sweltering heat drains people of their energy and causes them to sweat, even if standing still in the shade. Normally between July and August, crowds of people flock to the seas, rivers, mountains and valleys to avoid the h...

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Korean mountains via stamps, 'Geumgangsan Mountain'
Jul 01, 2015
Geumgangsan Mountain sits in the middle of the Baekdudaegan Mountain Range that runs the full length of the Korean Peninsula. It covers 530 square kilometers, spreading over Goseong-gun, Tongcheon-gun and Geumgang-gun counties in northern Gangwon-do Province. The highest point, B...

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Beaches cool the summer heat wave
Jun 30, 2015
The entire nation has been plunged into the midst of summer, with daytime temperatures in Seoul on June 10 reaching 34.9 degrees Celsius. Due to this earlier-than-expected heat wave, beaches across the country are preparing for an early opening this season. Accordi...

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Korean mountains via stamps, 'Brother Waterfall'
Jun 24, 2015
The first waterfall people see when walking up Baekdusan Mountain along the Amnokgang River, or Yalu River, is the Hyeongje Pokpo, the "Brother Waterfall" or "Sibling Waterfall." The waterfall is located along the upper reaches of the Amnokgang, which flows along the North Korea-...

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All aboard a traditional sailboat
Jun 23, 2015
A traditionally-rigged wooden sailboat revived a few years ago will now be launched at sea and tour around Mokpo and other areas of Jeollanam-do Province (South Jeolla Province), replicating the lives of sailors from the olden days. The tall ship event will take place off...

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Korean mountains via stamps - Baekdusan Mountain
Jun 19, 2015
Baekdusan Mountain is the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, standing 2,750 meters above sea level. The mountain straddles Hamgyeongbuk-do and Hamgyeongnam-do (North and South Hamgyeong provinces) and the North Korea-China border in the northeastern corner of China. The to...

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Enjoy the seasons with flower festivals
Jun 19, 2015
Irises are in full bloom near the pavilion in the Garden of Morning Calm. Peonies, hydrangeas, lilies and irises. Naming a few of them makes everyone happy, and makes them forget about their busy daily routine. Visitors to the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, G...

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Recharge your batteries in a forest
Jun 18, 2015
Living a healthy, balanced life has become an important subject for many people today. Many of us pursue a life with a balanced diet accompanied by exercise. Also, we recognize the importance of having enough rest. The constant rise in the number of visitors to forests nationwide...