Visitors' coupons in high demand

A DISCOUNT coupon promotion for tourists during Visit Korea Year '94 has been so successful that an additional 300,000 copies of the explanatory booklet have been distributed overseas by the Korean National Tourism Corporation (KNTC).

About 280 hotels, shops, restaurants, recreational facilities, tourist attractions and transport companies are taking part in the programme which offers price discounts from five to 50 per cent.

To obtain cheap rates, tourists present free coupons obtainable from KNTC offices when making reservations or purchasing goods.

Korean Air and Asiana Airlines are offering discounts of 50 per cent on week days and 10 per cent on weekends. In Hong Kong, coupons can be obtained from the KNTC office in Citibank Tower (Tel: 523-8065).

Folk music for films TRADITIONALISTS are taking advantage of a revived enthusiasm for native Korean music.

Interest has been rejuvenated by the crowning box-office success of Sopyonge - a film based on the folk song, pansori.

Now another pansori film, titled Hwimori, is being produced, while an award-winning drama, Heaven for Namsadang, about a wayfaring troupe of entertainers, is being transformed into a movie.

National showcase FOR a fun-filled day, Seoul Grand Park is well worth an outing. The largest amusement park of its kind, it is located south of Seoul.

In the zoo, are 380 species of animals, as well as a botanical garden and a dolphin show.

'Seoul Land' is a Korean equivalent of Shenzhen's 'China Folk Culture Villages' and 'Window of the World' - all rolled into one.

It highlights architectural styles and customs of the world, together with a 'Tomorrow Land' of technology, laser beam shows, masked disco dances and firework displays.

Just 1.3 kilometres away is Seoul racecourse. Races are on Saturdays and Sundays during the season, which runs from March to December.

Ceramics display HIGH quality ancient and modern ceramics will be on show and for sale at a 30 per cent discount at the 1994 Korean Ceramics Festival from November 1 to 10 at Chamshil Stadium, Seoul.

More than 150,000 items of tableware, toys, tiles and traditional pottery will be displayed by the Korea Ceramic Industry Co-operative. Ceramics competitions and classes will also be staged.

Further information is available from Korea Ceramic Industry co-operative. Tel. 02-363-0361.

Military memory MILITARY historians will add a Korean war museum to their itineraries.

The Yongsan War Memorial, which was recently opened in Seoul, was built on the site of the nation's former military headquarters.

Thousands of years of resistance to foreign invasion is recounted through paintings and documents in the War History Room.

At the heart of the memorial, the Korean War Room tells the story of the nation's most recent conflict with newsreel film and audio-visual presentations.

More than 13,000 items are on display. An outdoor exhibition features aircraft and armaments.