Michelin's Green Guide to South Korea to go on sale in January

Michelin's Green Guide to South Korea to go on sale in January

French travel guide mentions 107 restaurants in Korea
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English readers of the Michelin Guide -- the celebrated French travel and dining bible -- will finally find out what the guide's discerning reviewers and epicures think of Korea as a travel destination. 

On the heels of the French publication of the Michelin Green Guide to South Korea, the English version is set to go on sale online in January 2012.

The French version of the Korea guide contained a whopping 456 pages and was only released in France. 

Focusing on tourism, the Michelin Green Guide covers travel destinations and is not to be confused with the Red Guide, the star-studded restaurant and hotel review guide that strikes fear and hope into the hearts of chefs and hoteliers around the world.

The Red Guide to Korea is also in the works, although given the breakneck turnaround of Korean restaurants, it may be obsolete by publication time. 

Coproduced by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the Green Guide to Korea contains 33 maps and mentions 107 restaurants in its review of travel hot spots around the country. 

A Korean version will probably not be published, a KTO representative told CNNGo.

Preorder a copy of the English version here

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