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Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

Bukchon Hanok Village to Implement “Visitation Hours”

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Bukchon Hanok Village, a major tourist hot spot in Seoul, will be implementing “visitation hours,” barring visitors from touring the area early in the mornings and at night. The measure stems from complaints of loud noise and invasion of privacy from Bukchon residents. The local governments of Seoul and [...]

Avid Campers Flock to Jecheon

Avid Campers Flock to Jecheon

JECHEON, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With warmer temperatures hitting the nation earlier than normal, camping trips in the wild are gaining popularity with those trying to beat the heat. One prime example of such a site is the campground at Bakdaljae Natural Forest situated in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, where beautiful pine trees blend [...]

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

Visitors from Mideast Spend Most Among Foreign Tourists: Poll

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle Eastern tourists were the biggest spenders among foreigners who visited South Korea last year, with their average per capita spending reaching US$2,231.70, a local poll showed Wednesday. According to the 2017 International Visitor Survey conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the figure is down from [...]

Observatory Overlooking North Korea Increasingly Popular

Observatory Overlooking North Korea Increasingly Popular

GOSEONG, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1,800 visitors have flocked to Military Observatory 717OP (also known as Mt. Kumgang Observator”) that has opened temporarily in time for the spring. The local government of Goseong County in Gangwon Province announced yesterday that 1,863 guests had visited South Korea’s northernmost military observatory between April 28 [...]

Jindo Sea-parting Fest Opens

Jindo Sea-parting Fest Opens

JINDO ISLAND, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — An annual festival celebrating a phenomenon described as the “Korean version of Moses’ miracle” kicked off its four-day schedule Wednesday on Jindo Island in the south of the country. Around this time of year, the seawater parts to open a 2.8 kilometer, 40-meter-wide pathway between Jindo Island and [...]