SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Stars of Korean Tourism” of 2014 have been selected for the fourth year. Hosted by the Korean Tourism Organization and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the awards pick best tourism assets and services in Korea and promote them to the public in Korea and elsewhere. Some of the tourist places selected this year are as follows:
Upo Wetland, located in Changnyeong County, South Gyeongsang Province, is the nation’s largest natural marshland with the pristine beauty intact for hundreds years. The Ocean Rail Bike in Samcheok, Gangwon Province, in the east coast is a unique tourism asset that allows visitors to explore the coastal ecology while enjoying the rail bike.
The cable car in Tongyoung, South Gyeongsang Province, was given high marks for accessibility as it has made it easy for the handicapped, senior citizens, and pregnant women to get on and off the cable car. Its public bathrooms and parking spaces were designed for easy access by the physically challenged.
“New Naeilro, Gicharo” (loosely translated as “Take the train toward tomorrow”), a travel guidebook detailing train schedules and information on what-to-do and restaurants, was picked as an excellent information source for travelers. Odong-jae, a traditional lodging service in Yeosu, South Jeolla Province, was given high marks for its beautiful ocean view and the interior created with cypress tree. Jukdo Market in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, is one of the largest conventional markets in the nation. Thanks to a recent effort by the city authorities and the merchants, the market can now offer more to see and buy.
By Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)