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Name KTO Toronto Date 11/20/2012 Hit 10127



Korea Named in Top Ten Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel


Toronto, Canada.  November, 19th, 2012.  Lonely Planet’s newest release “Best in Travel 2013” cites Korea as number three of the top ten destinations in the world to visit in 2013.  South Korea’s growing popularity with travelers has seen a big rise in interest in recent years.


With the milestone of ten million foreign visitors expected to visit Korea by the end of November 2012, Korea continues to increase its popularity.  The viral hit of PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has certainly added to Korea’s upward swing with over 675 million hits now on YouTube. 


Lonely Planet mentions Korea’s great outdoors and recreational activities like hiking, fishing, golfing and skiing as becoming more popular with visitors as they get to know the country better.


Aside from Natural attractions, Korea offers 5,000 years of history and culture to experience, numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites to discover and fantastic Korean cuisine.  Visitors can also experience immerse themselves in Korean culture by visiting one of the hundreds of festivals each year and feel the warmth and kindness of the locals.


Templestays are also increasing in popularity where visitors learn to meditate and become a Korean Buddhist monk, even if only for a night.  Hanok Stays are also an excellent alternative to hotels where visitors spend a night in a traditional Korean house. 


From K-pop to outdoor sports, there is something waiting for everyone in Korea!


For more information about Korea, please contact the Korea Tourism Organization at

1-800-TOUR KOREA (868-7567) or 416-348-9056;

Fax: 416-348-9058; E-mail:; Website: