As the Winter Olympics continue in South Korea, here we highlight some of the most interesting and quirky facts about the country. . . .
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The Korea Tourism Organization continues its efforts to order to attract more cruise tourists this year. The cruise market in Korea passed the 2.2 million passengers in 2016 after exceeding one million visitors to cruise ships in 2015. The Korea Tourism Organization is actively promoting the cruising as a way of visiting Korea in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture, Sports Continue Reading . . .
Tracing an old metaphor in modern South Korea – a country permanently calm and thriving, despite the threat coming from the North My first, indirect impression of South Korea goes back to 1988, when a Moscow-based journalist colleague became one of the very few Soviet reporters to be sent to Seoul to cover that year’s summer Olympics. On his return, Continue Reading . . .
Pusan National University If you’re looking for a relaxed night, the area near PNU (Pusan National University) is perfect for you! PNU is one of the 10 flagship universities in South Korea and the area surrounding the school is a great place for international and home students to hang out. The streets leading from Pusan National University subway station up Continue Reading . . .
Korea Tourism Organization London office is attending the Destinations, the UK’s longest-running travel show. The show is held for 4 days from the 1st to 4th February 2018 at Olympia London. With less than 10 days until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the KTO London sees the show as a fantastic opportunity to boost awareness of the Continue Reading . . .
This week I was fortunate enough to have some family members visit me in Korea! I took the night bus up to Seoul to meet them and stayed there for 3 nights. This was my first time visiting Seoul and I had no idea what to expect. I hope you are ready for a longer post this time! My first Continue Reading . . .
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is one of the only seaside temples in South Korea and is by far one of the most beautiful temples I have seen since arriving to Busan. The temple itself can be a bit tricky to find but if you make your way to Haeundae subway station, exit through exit 5/7 and hop on the 181 bus Continue Reading . . .
The number of incentive travel tourists who visited Korea in 2017 – excluding those coming from China – increased by 25 per cent year-on year to 183,307. The South East Asian market is showing a particular upward trend, with big increases in incentive travel visitors from Vietnam (91 per cent), Philippines (129 per cent), and Malaysia (27 per cent). . . .
Busan Tower/Yongdusan Park and Nampo-Dong! Whilst spending the day exploring an area of Busan we hadn’t been to before (Nampo-Dong) we found the amazing Yongdusan Park and the Busan Tower! At 120m, the Busan Tower is by far the best view of the city you will get without hiking the city’s surrounding mountains. [photo 1] The part itself is located Continue Reading . . .
Soon the eyes of the world will be on the pistes, half-pipes and rinks of PyeongChang, South Korea. when the XXII Olympic Winter Games start here on February 9. . . .
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