Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Presidential Archives keep historical records for the future

The building of the President Archives near Sejong Lake Park in Sejong-si City is shaped like a great Joseon seal. Every act of the Joseon kings was recorded in detail. The officers in charge of the records carefully recorded the king’s words, and sometimes wrapped...

Browse 45,295 Korean species in 33 volumes

The National Species List, published in 33 volumes by the National Institute of Biological Resources, contains scientific information on 45,295 indigenous Korean species. The catalogue covers everything from the first documented ground beetle,Coptolabus smaragnidus monilifer (left), all the way to the most recently discovered...

Korea, Indonesia strengthen cooperation on e-government

Minister of the Interior Hong Yun-sik (left) and Indonesian Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Yuddy Chrisnandi pose for a photo during a signboard-hanging ceremony to mark the opening of the Korea-Indonesia Electronic Government Cooperation Center in Jakarta on March 2. Korea and Indonesia have...

Korea exports rice to the home of rice

The origins of rice can be found in ancient China. Some of the oldest relics giving us evidence of rice cultivation, dating from the prehistoric era through to about 7,000 years ago, can be found around Ningbo and Hangzhou along the Yangtze River. Rice...

Enjoy Korean strawberries all around the world

Korean strawberries are sweet and firm, and they are quite popular among overseas customers. Singaporean customers will now be able to enjoy fresher and more delicious Korean strawberries. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on March 3 that it has successfully exported the “Maehyang” variety of...

Travel back 600 years at Naganeupseong Village, Fortress

Naganeupseong Village, a neighborhood that has retained the look and feel of early Joseon days, is made up of 98 households. Wisps of white smoke rise from the thatched roofs as the floors are heated against an early spring chill. A few alleyways down, over...

Korean, Egyptian leaders hold summit talks

President Park Geun-hye held a summit meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Seoul on March 3. President Park expressed her gratitude to Egypt for actively contributing to the process of adopting a new resolution against North Korea as a non-permanent member of the...

The ultimate Suncheon guide

The reed fields of Suncheonman Bay are breathtaking, while a night at one of the old, traditional thatched houses in the Naganeupseong village can be great fun. There are dozens of things to do, but what's the priority? Here're some suggestions from Korea.net for...

Korean dramas to air during Myanmar New Year

Two hit dramas, 'A Thousand Day's Promise' and 'Cinderella's Sister,' will air on Myanmar's MRTV network during Thingyan, Myanmar's water festival, from April 11 to 19. This April, two Korean dramas will air on Myanmar's state television network during Thingyan, the annual water festival that...

Korea extends cooperation with Iran, Hungary

Korea will bolster its cooperation with Iran and Hungary. The two governments held the 11th Meeting on the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation between Iran and Korea in Teheran on Feb. 29. In the meeting, both governments discussed ways to extend cooperation in six sectors: finance,...

Suncheon outdoor film studio bridges generations

A replica of Seoul's Bongchon-dong hillside village at Suncheon's outdoor film studio shows what life was like in Seoul in the '80s. Students walk around the film set taking photos At the Suncheon Open Film Location, a giant outdoor film studio at Suncheon, Jeollanam-do Province,...

Korea leads city construction in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

A suburban development project modeled on Korean apartment communities has taken off in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on March 1 that the Korean consortium Sunjin-Pyunghwa Engineering had landed a contract to plan the construction of a new suburb...

Seonamsa Temple: the beauty of getting old, naturally

The Gangseonru Pavilion is seen through the arc of the Seungseongyo Bridge at the entrance to Seonamsa Temple. The bridge was built in the 17th century and has been nationally designated as Treasure No. 400. "Aged well" is the sort of description that could be...

Park administration reaches out through arts, traditions

There is a fashion show of traditional costumes from both Korea and Vietnam, aimed at expanding cultural understanding between the two nations. There's a collaborative puppet show of Czech marionettes featuring Korean pansori epic singing. There's a contemporary art exhibition between Korean and Indonesian...

UN unanimously adopts resolution against NK

U.N. Security Council Resolution 2270 on North Korea was unanimously adopted on March 3, imposing tightened sanctions on North Korea for having continued developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Following the resolution, the South Korean government stated that, “This unanimous action by the...

Park administration promotes cultural industries, welfare

Three years into her presidency, President Park Geun-hye has solidified the foundation for a new economic take-off, and to accomplish all this the Park Geun-hye administration has relied on "culture" as a driving force for economic growth. Since 2013, the government has carried out its...

The choice is now North Korea’s to make: President

President Park Geun-hye expresses her will to make Pyongyang give up its nuclear weapons program in her speech on the 97th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement on March 1. A commemoration ceremony marking the 97th anniversary of the March First Independence Movement took...

Suncheon, a city of a thousand cranes

On Feb. 25, a flock of hooded cranes flies over the wetlands at Suncheonman Bay. Some 1,400 birds spend the winter in Suncheon until the middle of March when they fly back to Siberia. "A city of a thousand cranes" is an epithet for Suncheon...

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 bobsledders race to the top

“The sled ride went well.” Korean bobsledders have successfully finished the 2015-2016 season and they couldn't have wished for better results. The Korean bobsled pair Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo led the good news by securing the top place in the world and winning the gold...

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