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[Eye Plus] Standing atop Seoul

Spring could not have come soon enough. After wintry months of one piece of gloomy news after another, things are starting to look prettier, at least on the surface. Namsan, nestled in the middle of...

Updated : 2017.04.07 18:05

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival The Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in the area of Jeonnong-ro and the entrance of Jeju National University. The peak of the King Cherry Tree blossoms lasts f...

Updated : 2017.04.07 17:00

Luxury hotels offer spring packages that fete cherry blossoms

With the blooming flowers and warm breezes reminding us that spring has arrived, high-end hotels in Seoul located in areas known for cherry blossoms present room packages for guests to enjoy the seas...

Updated : 2017.04.06 20:27

Korea Tour Card growing popular with foreigners

A smartcard allowing foreign tourists to enjoy various benefits is growing popular, Visit Korea Committee said Tuesday, selling over 20,000 just two months after its release. Launched in late Januar...

Updated : 2017.04.04 18:13

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in the area of Jeonnong-ro and the entrance of Jeju National University. The peak of the King Cherry Tree blossoms lasts for o...

Updated : 2017.03.31 14:27

Korea plans on more ‘Muslim friendly’ restaurants

To woo more Muslim tourists, the Korean government is planning to expand the number of Muslim-friendly restaurants here. Korea Tourism Organization announced that it will expand the number of such r...

Updated : 2017.03.28 17:49

[Herald Interview] The meaning of luxury hospitality in the age of Airbnb

MONTREUX -- As travel becomes cheaper and more personalized with the advent of online lodging services like Airbnb, feedback sites like TripAdvisor, and itinerary planners like Google Trip, the notio...

Updated : 2017.03.24 13:32

[Travel Bits] Festivals and sights around Korea

Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in the area of Jeonnong-ro and the entrance of Jeju National University. The peak of the King Cherry Tree blossoms lasts for o...

Updated : 2017.03.24 13:16

Korea to issue e-visas for Southeast Asians to tackle THAAD fallout

The Korean government on Wednesday announced that it will start issuing electronic visas to Southeast Asian tourists in May, as part of its plan to aid the local tourism industry which has been hit b...

Updated : 2017.03.22 15:05

[Travel Bits] Festivals in Korea this week

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety ...

Updated : 2017.03.17 18:37

[Weekender] Travel bits

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety ...

Updated : 2017.03.10 16:52

[Weekender] Walk across a land frozen in time

CHEORWON, Gangwon Province -- Venturing deep inside the remote county of Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, one finds the village of Gimhwa-eup, just a stone’s throw away from the inter-Korean border. Her...

Updated : 2017.03.03 18:34

Hitting the road less traveled for unique rewards

Shim Soo-jin didn’t like heavy topics, but when she saw the images of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine through a television documentary, she was “hooked.” The ravaged, desolate buildi...

Updated : 2017.03.03 18:10

[Weekender] Travel bits

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety ...

Updated : 2017.03.03 15:20

[Weekender] Stranger places: out-of-the-ordinary destinations

For those weary of typical travel itineraries -- looking at landscapes, eating local food, sightseeing -- The Korea Herald recommends a number of unique, and somewhat strange, places to visit, rangin...

Updated : 2017.03.03 10:59