Travel & Leisure Archives | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category Travel & Leisure

DMZ Park Transforming into Military, Ecology Tourist Destination

DMZ Park Transforming into Military, Ecology Tourist Destination

PAJU, South Korea, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Imjingak, a park located seven kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula, is on its way to becoming a global military and ecology tourism destination, said local governments on Wednesday.  According to Gyeonggi Province and Paju city officials, several construction projects are underway [...]

Foreign Tourists Fall 27 pct Last Month amid THAAD Row

Foreign Tourists Fall 27 pct Last Month amid THAAD Row

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign tourists to South Korea fell 27 percent in April from a year earlier as demand from China fell dramatically, the country’s tourism agency said Monday. Last month, a total of 1.07 million foreigners visited the country. Chinese travelers plunged 67 percent year-over-year to 227,811, according [...]

South Korea’s Night Markets Growing Popular

South Korea’s Night Markets Growing Popular

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Night markets in South Korea are appealing to more and more visitors, and are well on their way to becoming a key tourist destination for domestic and overseas travelers.  According to SK Planet’s social media analytics system BINS 3.0, the number of online mentions of “night market” jumped by [...]

Taebaek Rapeseed Flower Festival Cancelled After GMO Flowers Found

Taebaek Rapeseed Flower Festival Cancelled After GMO Flowers Found

TAEBAEK, SOUTH KOREA, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – An annual rapeseed flower festival in Taebaek has been cancelled amid fears over flower samples that tested positive for living modified organisms. Festival authorities announced yesterday the cancellation of this year’s local flower festival after discovering genetically modified flowers. Marking its sixth year, Taebaek’s rapeseed flower festival was [...]

Seoul Court Rejects Asiana’s Appeal over Temporary Suspension for San Francisco Route

Seoul Court Rejects Asiana’s Appeal over Temporary Suspension for San Francisco Route

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court on Wednesday rejected an appeal filed by Asiana Airlines Inc. against the government’s temporary suspension order for its San Francisco route. “We found that the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 misjudged the conditions as the plane descended to land (in San Francisco in July 2013) and [...]

Seoul’s Soon-To-Open Sky Garden Seoullo 7017 to Light Up at Night

Seoul’s Soon-To-Open Sky Garden Seoullo 7017 to Light Up at Night

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoullo 7017, Seoul’s much-anticipated urban renewal project that is set to open next Saturday, will feature blue LED lamps and flower pots, transforming a decommissioned overpass into what Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon describes as a place where “nature and humans can coexist”. Every night the overpass-turned-walkway in front of Seoul [...]