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Joseon Royal Palace Gyeongbok’s Ornate Throne Hall to be Opened to Public

Joseon Royal Palace Gyeongbok’s Ornate Throne Hall to be Opened to Public

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The breathtakingly ornate throne hall of Gyeongbok Palace, the grandest of the five Joseon-era royal palaces, will be opened to the public for the first time this month, the heritage administration said Wednesday. Civilian visitors will be allowed in to savor the majestic interior of Gyeongbok’s main hall, Geunjeongjeon, [...]

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

Seoul City Embarks on Project to Expand Gwanghwamun Square

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government and the national heritage agency announced a joint initiative Tuesday to redesign the pedestrian plaza at the heart of the capital as part of urban planning aimed at bolstering public convenience and restoring history. Gwanghwamun Square, located in the middle of the 10-lane Sejongro main [...]

Haetae: The Much-Loved Mascot of Korea

Haetae: The Much-Loved Mascot of Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Sculptures of the legendary creature Haetae can be spotted around Seoul, often near historical landmarks and other high-profile locations like the National Assembly Building. Shaped like a lion with a horn on its forehead, the imaginary animal from Korean mythology is known as a guardian that fends off fire [...]

Everland Amusement Park Remains Top Tourist Attraction for Locals, Foreigners

Everland Amusement Park Remains Top Tourist Attraction for Locals, Foreigners

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Everland Resort, an amusement facility equipped with a water park and a zoo, was the No. 1 destination for local and foreign visitors last year, South Korea’s tourism agency said Wednesday. According to the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, 6.96 million people visited the amusement park in Yongin, just [...]

The Only Card Foreign Visitors Need in Seoul

The Only Card Foreign Visitors Need in Seoul

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Discovery Seoul Pass, which was designed for foreign visitors who travel around major attractions in Seoul, will be available for purchase starting July 29 as part of a pilot project. For 39,900 won ($35), anyone with a Discovery Seoul Pass will receive free admission to 16 major tourist attractions [...]