Friday, September 25, 2020

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...

Korea Grand Sale Launches Nationwide for Foreign Tourists

The Korea Grand Sale, a shopping & tour festival organized by the Visit Korea Committee (chaired by Park Sam-koo), will be held from Friday, January 20th to Tuesday, February 28th to attract foreign tourists and boost domestic consumption in the winter season. This year’s event,...

Nature and people, tradition and modernity coexist in Suncheon

Suncheonman Bay can be seen from the Yongsan Observatory. " is famous for... nothing really, isn't it?" "No, not really. It's a bit strange that so many people are living in the city despite that." The imagined city of Mujin is described as above in the short...

Korean recipes: Sweet rice with nuts and jujubes, yaksik

Yaksik cuisine is usually eaten on the Jeongwol Daeboreum, the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. It's made with healthy ingredients, such as chestnuts, jujubes, pine nuts and honey. Many people make it for Seollal Lunar New Year's Day and other banquet...

Korea-Japan trade spat worsening global economic uncertainty: Krugman

Minister of Finance and Economy Minister Hong Nam-ki (right) on Sept. 9 shakes hands with Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman at a conference in Seoul on sharing the results of the government-run Knowledge Sharing Program of Korea. (Ministry of Economy and Finance) By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Jihae Japan's...

An ecofriendly life through design

An environmentally friendly life, in both the present and the future, is being designed here in Korea. The 2016 World Eco-Friendly Design Exhibition, set to kick off in Naju, Jeollanam-do Province, from May 5 to 29, will raise awareness of the importance of ecofriendly design...

Nation to commemorate first ever ‘Comfort Women’s Day’

Busts of women who were incarcerated by the colonial government and the Imperial Japanese military into sexual slavery as ‘comfort women’ are set up in Gwangju, east of Seoul. (House of Sharing) By Min Yea-Ji and Kim Min-Jeung The Korean government will commemorate the first International Memorial Day for...

PyeongChang stadium ready for Games

Construction on the stadium that will host the Opening and Closing ceremonies for next year’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games finished on Sept. 30. The pentagon building represents the Olympic Games’ five goals: the economy, the environment, IT, the arts and peace....

Is there a proper way to wear Hanbok?

Tourists stroll through Gyeongbokgung Palace wearing modernized Hanbok rented from a local Hanbok shop on Aug. 11. By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Kang Gahui  Seoul | Aug. 14, 2017 Tourists walking around in Hanbok attire are being seen more and more these days in Seoul’s palaces and other...

DMZ to become endangered species habitat

A yellow-throated marten, categorized as an Endangered Wildlife Class II animal, is photographed by a surveillance camera in the Demilitarized Zone. (National Institute Of Ecology) By Kim Hyelin and Hahm Hee-eun  The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is home to 5,929 species of wildlife, including 101 endangered species. The National Institute of...

PyeongChang Medal Plaza fills with joy, passion

The 2018 men’s skeleton Olympic champion Yun Sungbin (center) poses for a photo at the PyeongChang Medal Plaza on Feb. 16. From left: Nikita Tregubov from Russia, Yun and Dom Parsons from the U.K. By Korea.net PyeongChang Olympics Team  Photos = Jeon Han  Gangneung | Feb. 16, 2018 The medal...

Soman (소만, 小滿): Day of Steady Growth

Soman, the Day of Steady Growth, falls on May 21 this year. The traditional agricultural day of Soman (소만, 小滿), the Day of Steady Growth, falls on May 21 this year. It is the eighth of 24 solar intervals throughout the year, and falls between...

Gwanghwamun Square to be expanded

Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul will expand to 69,300 square meters with the establishment of a 'citizens’ square' and a 'history square.' Pictured is a flea market for non-Koreans at Gwanghwamun Square and along the adjacent Sejong-daero Boulevard in March 2013. (Korea.net DB) By Kim Tae...

Hello Mr. K 2018!

International students show off their K-pop dance moves on stage during the Hello Mr. K 2018 concert, held at the Chungnam National University in Daejeon on Oct. 25. By Min Yea-Ji and Lee Hana Photos = Kim Sunjoo Daejeon | Oct. 25, 2018 They were amateurs but their energetic dance moves were...

Artistic barista brings Olympic mascots to cups of coffee

Barista Lee Kang Bin poses with pictures of Soohorang and Banabi, the two Olympic mascots, drawn in the milk and foam of two cups of coffee, at his cafe in Itaewon, Seoul, on Aug. 29. (Jeon Han) By Hur SomEe and Lee Hana Video = Kim Soon-ju  Seoul | Aug. 29,...

Come to Pyeongchang for Winter Olympics

Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin from the pop sensation EXO perform in the 'K-drama Festa in Pyeongchang' event in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do Province, on Feb. 18. The combined pop concert and fashion show was held to mark the one-year point until the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and...

Gangwon-do delicacy: potato ongsimi from Gangneung

Gangwon-do Province is known for its potatoes. The starchy staple is prepared in a myriad of ways around the world, but in Gangneung the best way to get the full flavor of the potato is by grabbing a bowl of potato dough soup, or...

Two Koreas agree to study inter-Korean railway

Kim Jeong-ryeol (second from left), the chief delegate from South Korea and second vice chairman of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and Kim Yun Hyok (second from right), the chief delegate from North Korea and the vice railway minister, exchange joint press releases...

Korean first ladies meet at historic banquet

The leaders of the two Koreas and their spouses pose for a photo at the Peace House in Panmunjeom on April 27. From left: Ri Sol Ju, the wife of Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un, President Moon...

Joseon palace plaques, ancient petitions become UNESCO items

One of the 770 Joseon palace plaques that says Geongugogung (건구고궁, 乾九古宮), from right to left, which means 'the old house where king lived,' shows the handwriting of Joseon’s 21st monarch, King Yeongjo (영조, 英祖) (r. 1724-1776). By Kang Gahui and Kim Young Shin  Photos = Cultural Heritage Administration The name boards...

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