Regional Stereotypes in Korea and Korean Celebrities Hometown

Korea is a small country and South Korea is even smaller.

However, regional stereotypes do exist especially by the older generation as traveling to different province in the past was not common due to the mountainous terrain of the peninsula. Interactions within each region were uncommon, which leads to certain stereotypes.

Furthermore, Korea was divided into different kingdoms in the past which leads to certain rivalry; particularly Gyeongsang region (former Silla Kingdom) and Jeolla region (former Baekje Kingdom). Let us take a look at the different positive and negative stereotypes of each region and also Korean celebrities who represent the region.

Gyeonggi Region (Seoul Special City, Incheon Metropolitan City, Gyeonggi-do)


Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do Map

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MICE Korea – Inspiring Meetings

I was honoured to be invited for a presentation on Korea MICE (Meeting Incentive Convention Expo) in SUNTEC City few days ago. Korea is the destination with something for everyone. I have learned Seoul is not the only MICE destination in Korea, you can also have it in Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (Goyang City), Daejeon, Daegu, Gwangju, Busan, Changwon and Jeju.


MICE Korea Presentation in Suntec City

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Jeju New Maze Park Opens

Longest Maze in thw world

Jeju Maze Land (Photo: Korea Tourism Organization)

Planning for a trip to Jeju? Remember to visit Maze Land, an amazing theme park with the world’s longest labyrinth.
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Spring Flowers in Korea

Heading to Korea during this springtime? Here are some of the best destinations in Korea for you to view spring flowers. In Korea, flowers bloom at its best in April. Here are some places to head to for flower viewing session.

Jeju Canola Flowers

canola in jeju

Canola Flowers in Jeju

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Romantic Jeju

Jeju do

Jeju - Korea's perfect Honeymoon destination (Photo Taken from 8flo Lifestyle)

Spring is near! Jeju is at its best during the flower blooming season of Spring.
For those who are planning for a romantic getaway to Jeju (제주), here’s an article that I’ve written for 8flo Lifestyle.  The article also includes New Caledonia where “Boys Over Flowers (꽃보다 남자)” was filmed.

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