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Swoop southward for sweetfish season

Korail is offering a one-day package to the Bonghwa Eun-uh Festival in Bonghwa County, North Gyeongsang. Now in its 11th year, the annual festival offers visitors a chance to catch eun-uh, or sweetfish, with their bare hands.

Visitors will then get an opportunity to barbecue the freshwater fish.

The tour costs 39,000 won ($31.24) for adults and 35,000 won for children.

For more information, visit www.korail.com or call 1544-7788.



Buses now bouncing around Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Tourism Board is offering tour packages at a discounted price until Aug. 31. The latest package is a joint promotion with NP 360, Big Bus and Bauhinia. Visitors can experience Harbor Cruise Bauhinia at a 20 percent discount, enjoying an hour and a half ride on the water off the shores of Hong Kong as well as a buffet dinner.

The Big Bus Tour of the city is being offered at HK$50 (US$6.45). The double-decker bus provides visitors a chance to take in various landmarks around the city.

The Ngong Ping 360 tour, offered at a 10 percent discount, involves a scenic cable car ride to Ngong Ping village.



Can’t read my poker face at the Walkerhill

The Walker Hill Casino in Seoul has opened its new poker room.

The room offers a variety of table stakes and games, including $1/$2, $2/$5 and $10/$20 no-limit Texas Hold ’Em tables. Fixed-limit and pot-limit games are also available upon request.

In addition, visitors can reserve an exclusive private room for larger groups and other functions. For more information, call 010-893-POKER or visit www.walkerhill.co.kr.
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