Alitalia, Malta Tourism Authority aim to double Korean tourists to Malta; Kim Hyun-Bin; Korea Times

The Republic of Malta, a small Southern European island country, is not well-known among Korean travelers, and many are even unaware of its existence. To better promote the beauty of Malta to Koreans, the Malta Tourism Authority held the 2019 Product Seminar together with Italy’s flagship carrier Alitalia, at the Westin Chosun Seoul, Tuesday.

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A Journey Through South Korea in Pictures; Dante The Explorer; Girls Ask Guys

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A K-beauty lover makes a pilgrimage to Seoul, the capital of skincare and K-Pop; Kristin Braswell; USA Today

A fan of K-Beauty heads to Seoul to experience the hotbed of skincare and 24-hour clothing-optional spas along with K-Pop and Korean fried chicken.

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Perfect Getaway: Seoul Lures Visitors with Ancient Charm and Modern Amenities; Benjamin Epstein; Orange Coast Magazine

It’s officially known as Seoul Special City—and a soaring number of U.S. visitors are discovering why.

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S. Korea’s Confucian academies inscribed on UNESCO list; Yoon Min-Sik; Korea Herald

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Nine Korea seowon registered as UNESCO world heritage sites; Hankyoreh  

S. Korea now has 14 world heritage sites…

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21 Top Things Every Traveller Must Do In And Around Busan; E-Lyn Tham & Jennifer Nathania; TripZilla

From a street full of IG-worthy cafes to leisurely strolls around scenic parks and beaches, you’ll never be bored in Busan!

Source: 21 Top Things Every Traveller Must Do In And Around Busan [Updated 2019]

Royal tombs of Joseon Dynasty celebrate 10th anniversary of UNESCO world heritage recognition; Kan Hyeong Woo; Arirang News

Collecting stamps to learn about the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty’s 500-year-long history and receive small gifts. This is one of the programs the Cultural Heritage Foundation has put together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the royal tombs being designated as UNESCO World…

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‘Kingdom’ filming locations to visit in South Korea; Jakarta Post

Kingdom combines an intriguing storyline with breathtaking sites and sceneries.

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Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, masterpiece of architecture; Xinhua

Changdeokgung Palace was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997 and is regarded as a masterpiece of architecture where the buildings are in harmony with the natural settings.

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Moonlit nocturnal stroll at UNESCO-recognized royal palace in Seoul; Park Boram; Yonhap News Agency

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Templestay takes off in Korea; TTR Weekly

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Jeju Island Korea: Discover the Beautiful Island of the Gods; Kayla McMillan; GoNOMAD Travel

Visit Jeju Island, Korea’s largest volcanic island filled with breathtaking nature and incredible excursions, a maze, and Jeju Folk Village Museum.

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You Can Stay at Seven Korean Buddhist Temples and UNESCO Heritage Sites; Travel Pulse

Learn about Korean Buddhism and the culture at these seven temples.

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Foreign ambassadors in Korea experience Silla, Joseon cultures in Gyeongju; Yoon Sojung; Korea.net

Foreign ambassadors in Korea from April 26-27 toured Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, to learn more about UNESCO World Heritage Sites there to raise their understanding of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 B.C.-A.D. 935).

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The Ultimate Seoul Itinerary: 3 Days in Seoul; Jade House; The Planet D

Looking for a fun Seoul Itinerary that ticks all the boxes? This guide for 3 days in Seoul by Jade of Journey Count is the perfect blend of must-do sight-seeing and activities alongside casual wandering…

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Hiking South Korea’s highest mountain: an idyllic trek to the top of Mount Hallasan on Jeju Island; Paul Niel; SCMP

Jeju Island is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, but you can get away from the crowds by hiking Mount Hallasan. Here’s how.

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Top Things to Do in Gyeongju; Stuart Hendricks; TripZilla

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‘The Hawaii of Korea’: Visiting Jeju, Asia’s paradise isle; Pascal Hughes; iNews

The sea snail being proffered to me is as big as my palm, revealing the gleaming inside of its shell as it wriggles furiously. Sanghee, my guide is delighted. “Abalone are delicious. And usually very expensive, especially when they’re so fresh. You have to try it.” It’s hard to say no to an order like that…

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#JOM! : Wonders of Jeju Island; Balqis Lim; New Straits Times

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