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[HanCinema's Digest] Travel Bug Bites

2017/01/21 | 388 views | Permalink

February is a budget-friendly time to visit Korea, Naver is using AI to offer tailored travel recommendations, a record number of tourists visited Korean palaces in 2016, and check out Carolyn's tips after her first trip to Seoul.

"Top 5 Reasons Why February Is The Perfect Month To Visit South Korea For Budget Travelers"

Are you planning to visit Korea next month? Or maybe you're on the fence about whether or not you should just finally book that flight over? There are a number of great reasons why February is one of the best times to head to the Land of the Morning Calm, but especially if you're on a budget: the flights are cheaper, there are plenty of festivals and events going on, the country's many stunning parks await, and of course Valentine's Day in Korea is always something special...


"Naver Uses Artificial Intelligence to Recommend Travel Ideas"

Naver, South Korea's premier internet provider, will be using a new artificial intelligence platform called ConA (Context Recognition AI) that uses "deep learning technology" to recommend travel destinations to its customers. "ConA can analyse travel data written in other languages as well, including English and Chinese", a Naver official is quoted as saying, "and it has potential to be developed into a global service platform". Watch this space, or it might just watch you instead!


"Record numbers of visitors go to royal palaces"

Ancient royal palaces received a record number of visitors last year, according to Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA). 10.6 million visitors came over to explore Korea's many cultural sites, up 17.8% from 2015. Some of the top attractions included Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok and Deoksu. If you're planning a visit soon, be sure not to miss out experiencing some of these and other impressive palaces...



Carolyn, a high school teacher and lover of the beautiful life, recently visited South Korea for the first time and came back with these top tips for travellers. There some great pieces of advice and suggestions here on where to shop, eat, places to visit, as well as some general tips for getting a SIM card and using Naver (for maps). Carolyn also took some fantastic pictures of her first time in Seoul to inspire you to do the same.


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