Food seems to dominate every aspect of life in South Korea. Elderly Korean women can often be seen in a morning preparing the freshest fish on their market stalls, students gather around kimchi stalls for a hearty breakfast before going to university, businessmen can be spotted expertly transferring BBQ meats and rice wrapped in peppery green Perilla leaves from their Continue Reading . . .
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The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will participate in the upcoming MATKA Travel Fair from the 17th to 20th of January in Helsinki, Finland. MATKA is the largest travel industry event in Northern Europe, with an annual attendance of more than 50,000 consumers and almost 20,000 professionals from the travel trade. Last year 84 countries exhibited at the fair, with even Continue Reading . . .
Back in the summer of 2018, we launched an online competition asking entrants why they wanted to #VisitKorea. There were lots of prizes up for grabs including a trip for two to Seoul, and we received thousands of entries. It was wonderful to read the huge variety of reasons why everyone wanted to travel to Korea, but unfortunately there could Continue Reading . . .
[UNESCO] Traditional Korean wrestling listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage following unprecedented merged application from both Koreas
Traditional Korean wrestling—“Ssirum” in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and “Ssireum” in the Republic of Korea—has deep significance for all Koreans. Fundamentally linked to land and agriculture, it is both a national sport and a very popular cultural practice. Competitions are regularly organized during agricultural events or festivals linked to the cycle of the seasons. . . .
South Korea’s second city is often overlooked by western travellers in favour of Seoul, the ultra-modern capital in the north of the country, but it really should be firmly on the radar of those looking for somewhere warm and cultural to explore. What makes Busan a beacon of light in South Korea is its world-famous fireworks festival (forgive the pun!) that attracts spectators Continue Reading . . .
South Korea may be known for its technological advances and readiness to embrace the future, but the country is also home to the amazing cultural treasure of the hanok. These traditional houses date back to the 14th century and were originally created as residences for noble clans. Their beautiful architectural features – flying eaves, exposed wooden beams, calming gardens – Continue Reading . . .
Eating out in Korea is as much about the experience as the flavour, whether you’re grilling your own dinner in a barbecue restaurant or slurping noodles at a bustling street food market. As for what to order — you’re spoiled for choice, but one thing that’s non-negotiable is kimchi. This spicy fermented veg is served with practically every meal, and Continue Reading . . .
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