Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Spend your summer at the river

One of the most mentioned things about the merits of living in Seoul, by both Koreans and non-Koreans alike, is the Hangang River that runs through the middle of the capital. The river offers countless benefits to everyone who lives in the greater Seoul...

Travel back to ancient Seoul

Tourists enjoy a reenactment of a royal procession at Gwanghawmun Square (top) and at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. Some of the major tourist spots across the capital will begin hosting more traditional ceremonies, parades and changings of the guards, allowing visitors to travel back in...

Must-have item for the summer: Shinil electric fan

Shinil Industrial has received recognition for its electric fans and for the quality of its products. The key to the company's success has been its in-house ball bearing motors which make less noise and less vibration, both of which help to...

Shanhai Pass defines boundary between Korean and Chinese history

"The Old Dragon's Head (Lao Long Tou, 老龙头) is the easternmost end of the Great Wall (長城)." It is located in Qinhuangdao City (秦皇島市), Hebei Province (河北省) in the People's Republic of China, and a research team exploring Korean history visited the location on July 14. President...

Women’s lives in the Joseon court

The formal red wonsam dress, the hongwonsam, was worn by the crown princess during various Joseon court ceremonies. The photo shows the dress worn by the wife of King Yeongchin (1926-1970) in the early 20th century during the Daehan Empire (1897-1910). Women in the royal...

Enjoy taste, aroma of quality beans with cupped coffee

Cupped coffee from Maeil Dairies-- Café Latte and Baristar -- reflects the wide tastes of coffee and tea consumers. Emperor Gojong (1852-1919) is known to be the first Korean who ever drank coffee in the country. After the assassination of his spouse,...

Young entrepreneur bridges Korea, Azerbaijan with food

Khalilzade Nihat, a 25-year-old Azerbaijani, recently opened a restaurant specializing in traditional Azerbaijani cuisine, the first of its kind in Seoul. He smiles as he hold up a serving of lule kebab, a traditional Azerbaijani dish made of beef. A young Azerbaijani recently opened a...

World’s students build sense of unity at Gwangju Universiade

The closing ceremony of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade is held at the main stadium in Gwangju on July 14. The youth sports festival of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade has finished its 12-day run full of excitement and amidst a flurry of final medals. The...

Escape the heat wave with Korail

Summer has officially begun, as the scorching sun and sweltering heat drains people of their energy and causes them to sweat, even if standing still in the shade. Normally between July and August, crowds of people flock to the seas, rivers, mountains and valleys to...

Apartments evolve with information technology

When apartment residents park in their parking spot, an elevator will automatically arrive and wait for them. When they head out afterward, a mirror in the apartment entranceway displays the day's weather and reminds them of where they parked. Apartments geared with advanced information and...

New park invites visitors to world of insects

Children play with pupae and caterpillars at the Insect Park that opened its doors on July 10 in Wanju-gun County, Jeollabuk-do Province. The kingdom of nature has now opened its doors, attracting children and their families into the world of insects and plants. On July 10,...

1.74 mil. non-Koreans live in Korea

The number of non-Koreans living in Korea now exceeds 1.74 million people. By traditional Korean standards, this number is quite high, around 3.39 percent of a total population that stands at about 51.30 million. The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs announced on July 5...

Mountain village goes high tech

A farming village nestled along the slopes of Jirisan Mountain in Cheonghak-dong, Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province (South Gyeongsang Province), has transformed itself into an information and communications technology-based village. On July 6, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and KT, a telecommunications provider,...

People who love Korea more than Koreans do (1)

Thirteen groups of university students from around the world were brought together in Korea for a series of presentations and discussions about Korean art, literature and history. The annual "Exploring Korean Humanities Together" competition is hosted by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), publisher...

Tropical, rare birds visit Korea

Starting several years ago, endangered and rare birds have been found in Korea, perhaps due to higher temperatures caused by global warming. These birds with their unusual yet distinctive shapes and beautiful colors are now catching people's attention. Among the many birds seen mostly on...

People who love Korea more than Koreans do(2)

This is a follow-up article to a series of interviews with the contestants in the 2015 “Exploring Korean Humanities Together” competition held in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, on July 4. Khalilzade Nihat, Azerbaijan, Hanyang University - In the competition, your team focused on art...

High-tech vacuum cleaner helps to stay healthy

People who suffer from rhinitis, asthma, eczema or any allergy need to take extra care to remove house dust and mites. This is because house mites are one of the most well-known initiators that can cause many types of respiratory diseases or allergies. House mites...

Baekje castles, palaces reborn as World Heritage sites

The relics and ruins of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660) have now been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The decision on the designation of the Baekje Historic Areas was made at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, on...

Youth games Gwangju Universiade opens

The 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, a festival for student athletes from around the world, kicked off in Gwangju on July 3. Over 13,000 athletes from 146 countries are participating in the 28th Summer Universiade, competing for 272 gold medals in 21 disciplines.   A welcoming ceremony is...

Nine nations enter athletes’ village in Gwangju

Nine more countries, including Korea, have taken part in a ceremony to mark their admission into the athletes' village at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. Athletes from Korea, Slovakia, Montenegro, Armenia, Lichtenstein, Bangladesh, India, Honduras and Ukraine partook in an event at the village plaza...

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