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Cheorwon Hantan River Ice Trekking Festival Ends in Success

Cheorwon Hantan River Ice Trekking Festival Ends in Success

CHEORWON, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The 8th Cheorwon Hantan River Ice Trekking Festival ended on Monday after 10 days of river-trekking and sightseeing programs. Despite the abnormally warm weather, this year’s festival attracted a significant number of tourists wanting to enjoy the Hantan River’s volcanic landscape. While tourists were unable to actually walk on [...]

Travel Agency to Offer Eco Peace Tour Package to DMZ

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A tour agency specializing in travel to Korea’s heavily armed demilitarized zone (DMZ) said Monday it will sell a new package to the area that highlights the ecosystem and peace instead of security-centered sightseeing. DMZ Tour Korea will offer a “Cheorwon DMZ peace and eco winter travel” package from [...]

Lifting of Ban on Soldiers’ Movements Causes Stir in Border Communities

Lifting of Ban on Soldiers’ Movements Causes Stir in Border Communities

CHUNCHEON, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of National Defense’s recent announcement that it will lift restrictions on the movements of South Korean soldiers granted short term passes as well as abolish a rule requiring non-commissioned officer recruits to live on base for a designated period is causing a stir in communities near the [...]

High-Schoolers Make Badges in Honor of Comfort Women

High-Schoolers Make Badges in Honor of Comfort Women

Gangwon Province, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – High school students in Gangwon Province’s Cheorwon County went viral on social media after making badges in commemoration of comfort women who were forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War. Fourteen students from Cheorwon High School’s history club “Jiphyeonjeon” and another history [...]