Eating in Gyeongju is its own kind of time travel — here, you can dine like a Silla royal, with recipes passed down over centuries, cooked by chefs specially trained in the formal styles, or eat like a monk, with the clean, vegetable-driven cooking of Korean temple food, prepared and served by Buddhist clergy beneath swooping tile roofs. . . .
From March 30 the southern beach city of Busan will welcome package holidaymakers from the UK with a new Finnair flight which takes about 11 hours – the same time it takes to get to Rio de Janeiro. And when you arrive you might think Korea has cloned the Brazilian city with its golden beaches, luxury hotels, world-class restaurants, trendy Continue Reading . . .
There’s much more to South Korea than the popular tourism destinations of Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island. Located in the Jeolla region at the southern tip of the peninsula, Mokpo is a big port city that attracts the world’s most in-the-know food lovers, thanks to its fertile lands and easy access to the sea. . . .
WITH holiday hotspots like Barcelona and Amsterdam more crowded than ever, where should savvy travellers head to avoid the crowds next year? Whether it’s a sanctuary from selfie-snapping millennials or a hideout far from de-mobbed cruise passengers, we’ve got just the spot for you. . . .
International organisers looking to run an event in South Korea are spoiled for choice. This wealth of exhibition options is the result of the country’s open-door policy to international business, and demonstrates the power of the industry to serve as a catalyst for development. . . .
The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, an ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens, a video game centre and a Museum of Korean Culture. Music is well known for its soothing qualities and the South Korean airport has hosted regular summer season concerts. A classical concert was performed on 24 July, under the theme of Drawing Motion with Music. High-quality Continue Reading . . .
Finnair has unveiled its latest flight today, connecting Europe to South Korea. From next year the Nordic carrier will be the first airline to operate direct flights between Europe and bustling Busan when the new three-times a week service starts. The new gateway to southern South Korea will offer super smooth connections to Finnair’s 100 destinations across Europe, via its Helsinki Continue Reading . . .
Even though humidity is at 70 per cent, last night it seemed that everyone in Seoul was out either shopping or window shopping.To say it’s crowded is something of an understatement as South Korea’s capital city has a population of more than 10 million, and a density of about 17,000 people per square kilometre. Shopping is Seoul’s national sport and at Continue Reading . . .
The crescent of sand is marked only by occasional chunks of driftwood. Lazy waves roll in from the Pacific, washing over rocky outcrops, and the ocean’s salty tang hangs in the air. The beach is utterly pristine – and there’s a good reason why. It lies beyond parallel lines of chain fence topped with barbed wire, is swept at night Continue Reading . . .