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World Heritage Site #1263 :: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

World Heritage Site #1263 :: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

Table of Contents Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes together comprise three sites that make up 18,846 ha. It includes Geomunoreum, regarded as the finest lava tube system of caves anywhere, with its multicoloured carbonate roofs and floors, and dark-coloured lava walls; the fortress-like Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone, rising out of the ocean, a dramatic […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Jeju

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes :: Travel Guide

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes :: Travel Guide

| | | | | Climate Typical mild coastal climate with minimum temperatures just below 0 degree celcius even in winter due to warm currents. Because it is to the South of the mainland, the island has a high mountain area that rises up into the atmosphere significantly, and the wind currents and jet stream […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Jeju

High up in Jeju

High up in Jeju

By Lauren Lim With 80 per cent of the Korean Peninsula covered in mountains, it is no wonder that hordes of avid hikers descend upon the various mountain ranges that run across the peninsula regardless of season. My trip to South Korea would not have been complete if I did not climb South Korea’s tallest […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Jeju

Olle for a slower life

Olle for a slower life

| | | | | IT is normal to get jostled in the bustling streets of the world’s modern cities, and it is no different in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. Their chequered past has also given Koreans an innate sense of urgency, especially in the big cities where the pali pali (or “faster faster”) way […]

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Travel Tip & Travelogue @ Jeju

Jeju Island: Korea's hidden jewel

Jeju Island: Korea’s hidden jewel

| | | | | By Veeramalla Anjaiah, The Jakarta Post, ANN South Korea, the land of ginseng and kimchi, might be well-known for its high-tech products like cars, ships, flat-screen TVs and smartphones, but it’s like a hidden treasure when it comes to tourism. Many people do not know much about Korea’s natural beauty, […]

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Jeju Island deserves to be one of New Seven Wonders

Jeju Island deserves to be one of New Seven Wonders

| | | | | By Lee Eun-jeong Jeju Island is Korea’s biggest island and a self-governing province. It has made many efforts to develop various kinds of policies on using alternative energy, such as wind and seawater. Jeju has established many wind power stations on coastal areas. When I recently visited the island, I […]

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News @ Hahoe & Yandong

S. Korea's traditional culture kept alive in historic city

S. Korea’s traditional culture kept alive in historic city

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — In a city about 268 kilometers southeast of Seoul, there sits a historic village where distinctive elements of South Korea’s traditional culture are well-preserved and kept alive. The picturesque scenery of golden paddy fields greets visitors to the village called Hahoe, the birthplace of the iconic Hahoe masks. At the […]

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News @ Hahoe & Yandong

Pondering future of traditional 'hanok' villages

Pondering future of traditional ‘hanok’ villages

Disruption from excessive tourism calls for attention to policy change By Do Je-hae Can preservation and successful tourism co-exist in famous traditional villages? This was the main topic of discussion among architecture scholars and experts at a recent policy forum organized by the Architecture and Urban Research Institute (AURI). Since being named UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Autumn festivals in motion to welcome visitors

Autumn festivals in motion to welcome visitors

By Lee Hyo-sik An unexpectedly hot and wet summer winds down and now it’s time for us to venture outside and enjoy what nature has to offer in autumn. Some may want to taste a range of newly-harvested agricultural and fisheries products in every corner of the country. Others may look to engage in a […]

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Changdeok Palace

Korean splendours of a bygone era

Korean splendours of a bygone era

MARGARET TURTON, The West Australian September 7, 2011, 6:38 pm Nothing sends the turnstiles spinning like a royal palace. South Korea’s capital, Seoul has five, all of them splendid, but one stands out – Changdeok Palace, preferred home to a long list of Joseon rulers, including the last of the line, King Sunjong. Stripped of […]

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