Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Crab on your plate: Hansung’s Crami

One of the most popular picnic foods is gimbap, rice rolled in edible seaweed with a variety of ingredients. Among them is an essential ingredient. Without it, people would not enjoy their snack as much. It is processed crab sticks, or gematsal. Reddish, chewy and...

Skipper Kim Seung-jin returns home safely

"At many times, I just led a comfortable life, a life that is normally sought after by many ordinary people. However, I was not happy with that and I was plunged into a dilemma. I pondered whether a child could be proud of a...

Alibaba launches shopping platform in Korea

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Choi Kyung-hwan (center), Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Lee Dong-Phil (right) and Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma press the start buttons to celebrate the lunch of the Korean Pavilion platform...

History lives on in Bujang-ri

In 2004, a series of ancient tombs and relics were excavated in the small village of Bujang-ri, in Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), when construction workers were inspecting the site for a new apartment complex. The ancient tombs were designed as tumuli, or barrows, a...

Symposium discusses future of National Museum of Korea

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Korea at its current location in Yongsan-gu District, central Seoul. The museum officially opened on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1945 when the modern nation gained independence. When the...

Guidebook shows various facets of Korea

When thinking about Korea, many people come up with images such as royal palaces, Hanbok and other traditional outfits, kimchi or pop music. A newly published book, however, covers wider aspects of Korea from a broader perspective. This book is "Sketches of Korea," published by...

Restaurant guidebook published in Arabic

‘Muslim-friendly Restaurants in Korea’ introduces 118 restaurants in Seoul and across Korea in five categories and includes halal certification information, all in Arabic. For many devout Muslim tourists, one of the main difficulties they experience in Korea is the food. This is because, according to...

Science reveals secrets of ancient crown

A gold crown decorated with three phoenixes was excavated in the Noseo-dong neighborhood of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang Province), in 1926. At the time, Swedish Crown Prince Gustav Adolf the Sixth was visiting Korea on his honeymoon. It was he who picked up a...

Miracle in a warzone

The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has selected the U.S. Army's retired Brigadier General J.Frank J. Dalley (1913-1990) as its Hero of the Korean War this May. On May 26, 1951, combat between U.N. forces and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) was underway in...

‘Iksan, a city that benefits the people’

Mayor of Iksan City Park Kyung-Chul emphasizes that the city must be beneficial to the people, saying that Iksan was a capital city four times in ancient Korea. “Iksan is a city that benefits the people.” This is the definition of Iksan, according to Iksan City...

Return of pop legend

  Pictured is Jo Yong-pil during his 2013 'Hello' tour, held in celebration of the 45th anniversary of his debut album. A special album of legend Jo Yong-pil will hit the stands on April 24. The "Hello" tour box set features songs recorded during his 2013...

Hangeul letters revive voices from the past

“Did you have a pleasant and peaceful rest throughout the night last night? I told you yesterday to come back to the palace by tomorrow...” The polite phrasing and the crisp hand writing capture the eyes. This is part of a letter written in Hangeul...

Gaya’s ‘time capsules,’ the Malisan tumuli to be shared worldwide

The Korean Peninsula was in the middle of all-out war in the year A.D. 400. King Gwanggaeto (r. 391-413) of Goguryeo, a figure remembered as a great conqueror, dispatched his army to aid Silla against the alliance of the Baekje Kingdom, various Japanese tribes...

Nation of golden sword resurrected after 1,500 years

In 1985, the decision was made to build a dam on the Hwanggang River in Hapcheon-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province), in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. They wanted to solve the chronic problems that result from seasonal floods. A study was...

2,000-year-old Chinese coins unearthed in Gwangju

A bundle of 2,000-year-old coins believed to have come from the ancient Chinese Xin Dynasty are unearthed from a tomb in Gwangju, Jeollanam-do Province. A bundle of ancient coins, called hwacheon (화천, 貨泉), believed to date back to the Chinese Xin Dynasty (신조, 新朝) (A.D....

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