King’s study room becomes public library A new library is unveiled at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 27. The Jibokjae Hall, a former royal study room, has now been renovated as a public library. A subtle spring breeze passes through the wide-open hall and windows, flowing into the room. The distant sound of…
An international flower exhibition, the International Horticulture Goyang Korea festival, has attracted over 5.7 million visitors since its launch in 1997. It’s now considered to be Korea’s representative international flower show.
The royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty are being opened wide to the public in this spring of 2016, with a variety of educational and experience programs. Marking its second year, the Royal Palace Festival draws on the spirit of the Joseon palaces and their time-honored history to creatively reinterpret royal culture for enjoyment today.
The Taean Tulip Festival opens this year under the theme of “The Garden of Artists.” At the festival, images of well-known figures, such as Mona Lisa and Marilyn Monroe, will be created with tulips, and LEDs will shine a different light on the flower garden after sunset.
The Seoul National Cemetery hosts a spring event when weeping cherry blossoms that symbolize the protection of the nation are in full bloom. With the particularely pink petals and the branches haning down, the weeping cherry blossoms in the cemetery make people pay respect to the souls of all the patriots and solemn one’s mind.
Take the K-Travel Bus to Tongyeong On March 25 and 26, the Visit Korea Committee (VKC) held a successful opening ceremony for its K-Travel Bus program. The ceremony was graced by the presence of the VKC chairman himself, Park Sam Gu, as well as by an appointed honorary ambassador of the K-Travel Bus,…
K-Travel Bus: Gangwon-do Province After experiencing the first K-Travel Bus to Gangwon-do Province on March 25, Wong Boon Chin from Malaysia said, “I will definitely visit Pyeongchang once the Winter Olympic Games begin in 2018.” The K-Travel Bus is a new bus travel package put together by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and…
Everland hosts tulip festival to mark the onset of spring from March to April each year. Over 1.2 million tulips in 100 different varieties including Apeldoon, Synaeda Blue and Pink Diamond will be on display. The amusement park awaits guests to visits the themed garden, featuring sculptures and paths adorned with beautiful spring flowers.
An annual festival to enjoy cherry blossoms is held at the beautiful navall port city of Jinhae in southern Korea. The Jinhae Gunhangje Festival offers a plethora of events and activities, including a special event on the eve of the festival, Paldo Pungmul Market, art and culture performances, and more at Jungmun Rotary.
Nonsan is one of the largest strawberry producers in Korea. Its rich soil, clean water and air give the region a perfect environment for growing excellent quality strawberries. It has been making its mark as a strawberry producer for 90 years, including 50 of which had full-scale production and shipment.