Friday, March 22, 2019

A night in a traditional home gives great respite

Nowadays, many tourists flying to Korea travel much further than just hitting the well-known tourist destinations and places that spotlight pop music, soap operas and other content. During their time here, they enjoy new opportunities to experience in-person how people in the past lived in...

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

Bukchon brings small-town warmth to bustling capital

According to the Korea Tourism Organization, a total of 14,201,516 people came to Korea during the year 2014. What elements attracted them to Korea? A number of media outlets have said that one of Korea's charms is the harmony that exists between tradition and modernity....

Independence celebrations to take place at cultural heritage sites

This month will be full of events at cultural heritage sites across the nation, giving us a chance to reflect upon history and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korea's modern independence on Aug. 15, 1945. Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung and Deoksugung palaces, the Jongmyo Shrine...

President emphasizes reform in 4 sectors

President Park Geun-hye has emphasized the need to carry out reforms in four key sectors of the economy -- the labor market, the public sector, education and the finance industry -- in order to take an economic leap forward. She was speaking during her Address...

Grapes bring mid-summer smiles

A parent and child sample some fruit in the special grape garden at Gwanghwamun Square on Aug. 6, the day that has been designated as Grape Day. Laden with heavily ripened grapes, a special garden in Gwanghwamun Square is bringing smiles to many faces. Grape Day...

Korean kitchenware attracts customers worldwide

Anyone who enjoys cooking is always interested in high-quality kitchen appliances. Well-functioning appliances can minimize nutritional loses and can add more flavor to make dishes tastier. The recently rising interest in healthy and non-processed foods is also deeply related to the importance of quality kitchen...

Railroad restoration is a path toward unification and the future: president

President Park Geun-hye signs one of the railway ties at Baengmagoji Station in Cheorwon-gun County, Gangwon-do Province, on Aug. 5. Established in 1914, the Gyeongwon Line was a 222.3-kilometer railway line that connected Seoul and Wonsan. It was severed in 1945 due to the division...

English language patent lawsuits to be allowed

An English language system for patent lawsuits will be set up under the Patent Court early next year. Pictured above is a trial at the Supreme Court. An “international justice department” will be established in Korea as early as February next year. The Supreme Court will...

E-gov’t exports estimated at over $314 mil.

Exports of computer systems and software that provide online government services reached USD 314.42 million in the first half of the year. That amount includes exports by some 250 local IT companies during the first half, and it is equivalent to 66 percent of similar...

Science fair honors new inventions

The most wonderful inventions that surprised the world were created during the course of searching for something more comfortable. World-famous inventor Thomas Edison invented an electric light bulb while he was looking for a safe and cheap alternative to the gas lamp. James Harrison...

Wax celebrities greet fans in Seoul

Wax statues of world-renowned stars, athletes, artists and political and religious figures are now welcoming visitors to a newly-opened museum in Seoul. On July 31, the Grevin Museum, a French wax museum, opened its newest branch along Eulji-ro Street in central Seoul. It’s its first...

President meets with Japanese opposition leader

President Park Geun-hye (left) meets with Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada at Cheong Wa Dae on Aug. 3. President Park Geun-hye met with Japan's Democratic Party President Katsuya Okada to discuss measures to boost cooperation and exchanges between Korea and Japan on...

70 years of Korean tech at a glance

Participants in the opening ceremony observe the humanoid robot Hubo at the Korea Science & Creativity Festival. From Korea’s first mass-produced car, the Pony, through black and white TVs to the humanoid robot Hubo, an exhibit recently offered a special opportunity to...

Taekwondo unites global community

Taekwondo practitioners from around the world gathered in Korea to demonstrate their polished skills and abilities. The 2015 World Taekowndo Hanmadang ran from July 30 to August 2 at the Ichung Culture and Sports Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do Province. The international competition brought together a...

Beat the heat wave at Hangang outdoor pools

Children splash around at an outdoor swimming pool in Yeouido on August 3. Temperatures across the peninsula are soaring over 30 degrees Celsius these days. With the sun's rays burning the asphalt and the humidity rising ever higher, people can easily get tired as they go...

Avoid summer heat at waterfalls

A family on vacation avoids the heat at the Suok Falls in Goesan, Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province). The sweltering summer heat continues to bother people, both day and night. Beaches and water parks are overcrowded nationwide with a continuing flow of people. If you don't...

Korea, Poland unite through pop music

The Palladium theater in Warsaw was crowded with over 2,000 people on July 29. They were fans of Korean pop music, coming together for the 2015 K-Pop Festival. Marking its fifth year this year, the festival is one of the most anticipated events of...

The many colors of Seoul: NYT

The New York Times (NYT) recently garnered some attention with an article that shed light on various different aspects of Seoul. Elisabeth Eaves, a NYT writer, shared her travel experiences in the capital city in her July 23 article, “A Hundred Cities Within Seoul.” “Seoul is...

Korea: skincare face mask heaven

Reme+G face masks contain a special cotton stick that exfoliates the dead skin cells off the face. Made by Ancors, this product 'tightens' the pores and moisturizes the skin. “Natural fermentation components supply nutrition to the skin. After using the mask, my skin has visibly...

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