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KTO produces 2012 tourism calendar

From left: Korean, Chinese and English versions of Korean Tourism Organization’s 2012 calendar (KTO)
From left: Korean, Chinese and English versions of Korean Tourism Organization’s 2012 calendar (KTO)
A 2012 calendar featuring photos of Korea’s landscape, people and culture will be sent to tourism-related agencies and diplomatic missions for overseas distribution to attract more tourists, the Korea Tourism Organization said.

Starting in December, the KTO will send 185,000 calendars printed in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese.

The calendar, titled “The Story of Korea,” carries work by four Korean photographers who traveled around the country to capture the depth of Korean traditional culture and its people.

Seongsan Ilchulbong on Jeju Island, a portrait of a pottery craftsman in Icheon and a scene from the Anseong Baudeogi Festival are among the photos featured by Lee Gap-chul, Oh Jong-eun, Hyun Kwan-uk and Kim Byung-hoon.

Along with the pictures, the calendars include a brief description of the scene and detailed information for those interested in visiting the area.

Seongsang Ilchulbong Peak is listed among the UNESCO Global Geoparks and the Network, while Namsadang Baudeogi Festival is held each year to celebrate the history of Namsadang, the country’s oldest performance troupe renowned for its rope-dancing, singing, puppet shows, acrobatics and more.

By Shin Hae-in (hayney@heraldcorp.com)
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