Monday, May 13, 2019

Hanbok fashion show lights up Canberra

A Hanbok fashion show was held on Sept. 22 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Models including Jang Yoon-ju showed off the beauty of traditional Korean attire in front of an audience of about 1,300 fashionistas. It was the first time for a...

Enjoy autumn nights at royal palaces

Seoul, the Korean capital since 1392, is home to a number of royal palaces, ancient structures scattered across the modern city center. Two of the palaces, Gyeongbokgung Palace, the official residence and workplace of the king, and Changgyeonggung Palace, a secondary palace for the...

Korea, China expand cooperation on healthcare

Representatives from the Ministry of Health & Welfare (right) and the Health and Family Planning Commission of Hunan Province in China agree to enhance cooperation on health and medical services between Korea and China, on Sept. 21 in Seoul. Korea and China have further strengthened...

Volvik colored golf balls stand tall in green fields

Volvik President Moon Kyung-ahn emphasizes the virtuous circle in the sports industry where companies invest in athletes with profits made from sales of good products, and the athletes who receive the investment use the products to promote themselves, which leads to stronger sales in...

Korea, Japan share art, tourism, traditions

The Korea-Japan Festival 2015 in Seoul was held at the COEX convention center in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul, on Sept. 20. Various programs took place on the day to help people better understand the cultures and traditions of each country. Programs included celebratory concerts...

A journey through Buddhist history: from Gandhara to Silla

The ‘Preaching Buddha’ is from South Asia's Kushan period, between the 100s and 200s. Buddhist sculptures from across Asia are set to be spotlighted at a museum in Seoul. On Sept. 25, the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan-gu District will kick off a special exhibition...

President to host German head of state

President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with President Gauck at the Presidential Palace in Berlin in March 2014. (Photo: Cheong Wa Dae) German President Joachim Gauck will visit Seoul between Oct. 11 and 14. President Gauck's visit is a return visit to express his gratitude for the...

Traditional markets serve up all things beautiful, delicious

Participants in the ‘Expats’ Exploration of Traditional Markets’ project have fun as they take part in a mission to find any 'bath stuff(1 piece)' at the Seomun Market in Jung-gu District, Daegu, on Sept. 19. Participants the ‘Expats’ Exploration of Traditional Markets’ project sample street...

Paris skies glow with Taegeukgi colors

The Eiffel Tower turns red and blue as a light show projects the national Taegeukgi flag onto the structure on Sept. 18. The sky over Paris was tinged red, white and blue on Sept. 18. Korea and France hosted a light show that projected the national...

Special exhibition spotlights 70-year history of traditional Hanbok attire

A special exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, chronicles the past 70 years of trends in traditional Hanbok attire. A special exhibition currently underway at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, sheds new light on the history of traditional...

Korean alphabet, literature as seen by international writers, linguists

Le Clezio, a French writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2008, gives a lecture during the International Congress of Writers Writing in Korean, held in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province (North Gyeongsang Province), on Sept. 15. Writers and linguists from 15 countries got together...

New Stay is a new housing model: President Park

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President Park makes donation to help youth find jobs

President Park Geun-hye will make donations to a fund meant to help young people find jobs. She will donate KRW 20 million and also 20 percent of her monthly salary. Pictured is President Park (bottom, second from right) with young people at the Ulsan...

President Park to visit New York for UN summit

President Park Geun-hye will visit New York for four days, from Sept. 25 to 29, for the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 and the 70th Session of the U.N. General Assembly. President Park will deliver a keynote speech on Sept. 26 at the plenary...

Korea, EU to put FTA into effect by end 2015

President Park Geun-hye (right) and President of the European Council Donald Tusk hold a joint press conference after having the Korea-EU summit meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 15. President Park Geun-hye and President of the European Council Donald Tusk agreed to make sure...

Korea, UNWTO seek to expand cooperation on tourism

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Surround yourself with nature on Daebudo Island

The Gubongdo Sunset Observatory is the highlight of Daebudo Haesolgil trail No. 1. This spot is best known for its sunsets, where one can feel the true beauty of the Yellow Sea. People walk along the beach and mudflats that appear at low tide. As they...

Music, dance festival expands to Silla capital

The percussion group Drum Cat wows the crowd during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Korea in Motion festival, held along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in central Seoul. The festival this year is being held in Seoul and Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. A wide range of...

President Park receives credentials from six new ambassadors

President Park Geun-hye (right) receives credentials from new EU Ambassador to Korea Gerhard Sabathil, at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 14. President Park Geun-hye received credentials from six new ambassadors, including that from the European Union, on Sept. 14. The presentation of letters of credence to...

Korea, Jordan extend cooperation, exchanges

President Park Geun-hye and King Abdullah II of Jordan hold a summit meeting at Cheong Wa Dae on Sept. 11. Korea and Jordan will expand cooperation on energy, people-to-people exchanges and cultural interactions. President Park Geun-hye hosted summit talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan during...

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