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culture in south korea
If you're the kind of traveller who loves colour and culture, consider visiting South Korea during the Andong Mask Dance Festival. Andong’s International Mask Dance Festival is a kaleidoscope of colour and culture in South Korea. Andong Mask Dance Festival Most of the time, Andong is a rather sleepy province in...
Gyeongju things to do
It’s impossible to visit Gyeongju, a city in Gyeongsangbuk-do province of South Korea, without being overwhelmed by its rich history. There are World Heritage and South Korean National Treasure sites in every corner of Gyeongju, which is virtually a museum without walls. Wander among stone pagodas, temples and burial sites...
travel to korea
South Korea is a fascinating mélange of ancient culture and modern technology. South Korea reveals traditions that have survived since the dawn of Korean history are finding new corners to exist in the rapid race toward economic and technological development. There are plenty of things to do in South Korea...
korean national dress
At a wedding in Seoul, I watched a young Korean couple exchange vows in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. The groom presented a wooden wild goose, or kireogi, to the bride’s mother as a token of lifelong fidelity. He looked regal in his tall samo cap. His deep purple...
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Escape to Jirisan National Park for stunning mountains vistas, waterfalls and temples. My guide is bursting with energy as we make our way up Mount Jirisan. In her 10 years as a tour guide in South Korea, this is one of the few places that she has never had the...
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Tour of North Korea

A bear’s head from Romania, a railway carriage donated by China’s Mao Zedong and a sword given to the leaders by Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi are some of the things you'll see on a tour of North Korea. While Kim Jong Un’s isolated realm may not be on the radar of...

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