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Korea Establishes New Village of Traditional Houses

Korea Establishes New Village of Traditional Houses

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – A new Hanok (traditional house) village will be completed Wednesday near Ojukheon, a major tourist destination in South Korea’s eastern port city of Gangneung.  Dubbed the Gangneung Ojuk Hanok Village, it will feature 19 traditional houses with 32 rooms, allowing visitors to experience traditional culture activities, including [...]

Authorities to Create Hanok Village in Gangneung

Authorities to Create Hanok Village in Gangneung

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A hanok village will be created in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung by October, next year, to promote the beauty of traditional Korean dwellings to foreign and local tourists, the government said Thursday.  The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said it will construct a “hanok experience complex” composed [...]

Drones Partake in Lifesaving Operation

Drones Partake in Lifesaving Operation

GANGNEUNG, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – From leisure activities to military or industrial purposes, drones have lately become part of everyday life for many people.  For the first time in the country, lifesaving drones will be flying over Gyeongpo Beach on Korea’s eastern coast as part of a pilot project.  The city of Gangneung announced that [...]

Idea Competition Held in Preparation for PyeongChang 2018

Idea Competition Held in Preparation for PyeongChang 2018

GANGNEUNG, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Gangneung, a city in Gangwon Province, is hosting the ‘Global Innovator Festa 2016 Gangwon’, a creative idea competition with the theme “When Winter Olympics Meet High-Tech ICT (Information and Communications Technology)”.  It’s also an event to promote creativity and youth start-ups, and to discover new talent and fresh ideas.  [...]

Korea Hosts 2016 ASEAN School Tour Program

Korea Hosts 2016 ASEAN School Tour Program

GANGNEUNG, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The Asean-Korea Centre is hosting the 2016 ASEAN School Tour Program Friday at Dano Culture Center in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. The event is being co-hosted with the Gangwon Education Office, Gangneung Office of Education, and Gangneung Dano Festival Committee, and some 450 middle school students and teachers from the city [...]

Gangneung Hiker Association Develops Coffee Themed Mountain Trail

Gangneung Hiker Association Develops Coffee Themed Mountain Trail

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A Hiking Association from the Gangneung Council of Sport For All has developed a 8.8 kilometer coffee-themed hiking course linking Daegwallyeong Rest Stop, Wangsan Mountain and a coffee museum in Wangsang-myeon, said the association on March 2. Hikers can breathe in fresh air with the smell of roasted coffee beans as [...]