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[Weekender] Explore the east

GANGNEUNG/SOKCHO, Gangwon Province -- Just a two-hour drive from the sleepless metropolis that is Seoul, South Korea’s eastern coast feels like a different world: white sandy beaches, laid-back shore...

Updated : 2017.07.21 16:50

[Weekender] Four beaches to check out on east coast

Beaches along the East Sea draw vacationers for their soft sand and clear water. Below are The Korea Herald’s top four picks to check out this summer.  Gyeongpo Beach, the biggest on East SeaThe Gye...

Updated : 2017.07.21 16:14

[Weekender] Olympics, vacation home boom revitalize coastal towns

GANGNEUNG/SOKCHO, Gangwon Province – Gangwon Province and its coastal towns used to be the less developed and less populated in South Korea. But that seems to be changing fast. With accessibility fr...

Updated : 2017.07.21 15:55

Around the Hotels

Frozen cocktails at Grand Hyatt IncheonThe Grand Hyatt Incheon’s Swell Lounge is offering frozen cocktails through Aug. 31. The cocktails come in four varieties: Noah’s Kalamansi, Sweet Kelly, Overn...

Updated : 2017.07.14 17:58

[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju“Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition, offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of trad...

Updated : 2017.07.14 17:10

Basking in urban luxury close to home

Do you want to pamper yourself to an upscale summer vacation, but without the hassle of planning an overseas trip, arduous travel and jet lag? Do you dream of a respite not far from home, with all ser...

Updated : 2017.07.07 18:02

[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju“Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition, offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of trad...

Updated : 2017.07.07 16:53

[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju“Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of hanok...

Updated : 2017.06.30 16:39

[Travel Bits] Sights, festivals around Korea

Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju “Cultural Night Walk in Jeonju,” a program selected by the Cultural Heritage Administration in a competition offers visitors the chance to walk through hundreds of hano...

Updated : 2017.06.23 17:51

M. Eastern tourists spend most in Korea: data

Tourists from Middle Eastern countries spent the most during their visits to South Korea last year, government data showed Wednesday, amid growing demand for beauty and medical tourism. According to a...

Updated : 2017.06.21 11:05

Jeju most searched tourist destination in May: data

The southern resort island of Jeju was the most searched tourist destination by South Koreans in May amid unseasonably hot weather, industry data showed Monday. According to world's leading hotel pric...

Updated : 2017.06.19 16:53

Boracay: Island of beauty and adventure

Under a cluster of pink and white coral reefs, a small orange fish emerged from among a group of sea anemones swinging their tentacles like a curtain designed to hide a magician preparing a spell for ...

Updated : 2017.06.16 10:20

[Herald Interview] South Africa a safe destination for Korean travelers: tourism minister

DURBAN, South Africa -- For most people around the world, Africa remains an exotic land of natural wonders that one hopes to visit one day. However, given the widespread perception that it can be a da...

Updated : 2017.06.13 16:04

South Africa: land of stunning natural wonders, unique cultural blend

DURBAN/CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South Africa is a faraway land, especially for those on the other side of the world in East Asia. Once there, however, the breathtaking scenery of South Africa instil...

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:36

[Eye] Shooting for the future

Next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics will have the South Korean men’s hockey national team pitted against the best teams in the world, including top-ranked Canada, Czech Republic and Switzerland....

Updated : 2017.06.09 15:04