CNN GO has some great ideas for 50 beautiful places to visit in Korea outside of Seoul. Nice pics too. http://t.co/YjTrdiFw
In Gyeongju? Had too much Silla dynasty culture? Try the Teddy Bear museum – including bears visiting models of tourist attractions such as the Seokguram Grotto. Cute. http://t.co/aPfXkhCF
This year, as for the past four years, Korea will be heavily represented at the Thames Festival. But this year, for the first time, the Korean village will host some stalls from parts of the country outside of Seoul. The regions all have particular unique characteristics to attract people to visit. Jeju-do, still in the […]
KTO chief Lee Charm shows good taste vacationing in Sancheong. http://t.co/hP4mhX5. No doubt getting a top-up of 기. http://t.co/7QfIfCj #
Shard vs. Ryugyong – Spot the differences, Spot the similarities…True or False? From Koryo Tours. http://bit.ly/o0qOPe #. Also, via @fcaidan: TripAdvisor reviews hotels in Pyongyang! No entries for the Ryugyong, so far; surprise surprise. http://bit.ly/qrPWz0 #
If I was in Korea right now I’d be heading for Jeollanam-do and the Gangjin Celadon Festival http://bit.ly/otRFzY #. (Photo: Chosun Ilbo)
Roger Shepherd & Andrew Douch, with David A Mason: Baekdu Daegan Trail Seoul Selection, 2010, 446pp Korea is a mountainous country. If you google that phrase you will learn that 70% of South Korea’s land mass is designated as upland or mountains. And everyone knows that a lot of Koreans love hiking in the hills. […]
I’m always doubtful about going on a trip to the DPRK. Yes, I’d love to see the Mass Games and maybe some other tourist attractions such as Mount Baekdu. But I always think these trips are very expensive and I never know how much of the cash ends up subsidising Kim Jong-il’s collection of expensive […]
Ambassador Uden chronicles David Cameron's sightseeing outside of the G20 summit. http://bit.ly/dBNnxv #: a visit to Gloster Valley, jogging with the Spanish Prime Minister, shopping in Insadong and tea at Bongeunsa.
Where is the biggest Buddha head in the world? Waujeongsa, Gyeonggi-do (above. Photo credit: Wake up and Laugh!). It also contains the world’s largest wooden statue of a Buddha in a lying down position. Via @CoolstuffKorea.
The New York Times: http://is.gd/h2dlH has a list of things to do in 36 hours in Seoul. The Leeum, Gangnam, Samcheong-dong and a jjimjilbang (above: Dragon Hill Spa & Resort. Credit: NY Times). A good list, but Chris Backe suspects he could do better. #
Check out @chrisinseoulsk‘s top 3 Travel Secrets: Travel light Try staying in love motels The 1330 hotline I know a retired SOAS lecturer who also stayed in a love motel while researching Buddhist temples. I don’t think he used that particular travel agent again. http://bit.ly/aB0cXF #
Condé Nast Traveler features Hot Destination: Seoul, featuring some of the stylish new hotels and some of the high profile construction projects – the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and the Floating Islands.
Check out Korean Gardens on the KTO website – this is how I’m going to persuade my wife to come to Korea # And Nanoomi has a great feature on the top 10 vacation spots in Korea – some suggestions you might not have come across before (http://bit.ly/ciIKL9 #) including the Hwansun Caves in Samcheok, […]
Author’s note: this post is rated NSFW (Not Safe For Work) due to some nudity – this IS a body painting festival, people. Please go elsewhere if you’re looking for pornography – this is tasteful and beautiful art. As one might notice at a body painting festival, there’s plenty of paint, a touch of toplessness, […]
For those, such as me, who have hitherto doubted Korea's gardening pedigree, this article in the Korea JoongAng Daily is well worth a read. Nice pics too. http://bit.ly/9jFO2f # The article covers: Seoul Iris Garden Chollipo Arboretum in Taean, South Chungcheong Hantaek Botanical Garden in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do Yoo Botanic Garden in Pocheon, Gyeonggi-do Korea Botanic […]