Monday, February 6, 2023

Traditional booze wins over seven Honorary Reporters at tasting session

By Hong Kilju and Aisylu Akhmetzianova Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Lee Jun Young The silky and milky makgeolli (rice wine), dark yellow yakju (clear liquor) and crystal clear soju (liquor). All of...

Buddhist templestay program attracts over 6M participants in 20 years

Launched in 2002, the Buddhist templestay project attracted more than six million people over the last two decades, with 11% of those attending coming from overseas. Shown are...

Seoul city gov’t releases list of 96 best trails to enjoy fall leaves

The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Oct. 25 released its list of the city's 96 best autumn trails, including this colorful leaf-covered path along Anyangcheon Stream. By Park Hye...

Pairing Korean food with booze (2): soju and beer

  Yoon Sook-ja, director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food, recommends pairing dwaeji bulgogi (marinated grilled pork) with soju (clear liquor). By Yoon Sojung with contribution from Kim Yeonsue Photos...

Pairing Korean food with booze (I): makgeolli and raspberry wine

Yoon Sook-ja, director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food, recommends pairing nokdujeon (pancakes made with mung bean, pork and kimchi) with makgeolli (milky rice wine). She said the savory taste...

Premium traditional liquor uses new methods, regional ingredients

  The distillery Soolawon is based in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do Province. By Min Yea-Ji Photos = Kim Sunjoo Video = Lee Jun Young Yeoju | Gyeonggi-do Province "I want to not only maintain...

NY Times’ travel column highlights Korea’s rural areas

The New York Times on Sept. 25 ran a column on rural areas in Korea written by travel writer Adam Graham with the headline "Exploring 'The...

Gamhongno: liquor with centuries of storied legacy

  Gamhongno, which means "bright dew with a sweet taste," was called one of the top three alcoholic beverages of the Joseon Dynasty in the book...

Geochang festival unites people, nature, theater in southern county

Drones in the sky on July 22 form the expression "Begin Again" at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Geochang International Festival of Theatre at...

Hangang River Festival to be held for 1st time in 3 years

The poster for this year's Hangang River Festival By Aisylu Akhmetzianova Photos = Hangang Project Headquarters of Seoul Metropolitan Government A midsummer festival highlighting the charms of the Hangang River in...

2 Jeju symbols installed on Spanish pilgrimage route

Officials from Jeju Island and the autonomous Spanish community of Galicia on July 12 take a commemorative photo at the unveiling ceremony for dol hareubang, or a large...

Geochang Int’l Festival of Theatre to offer ‘midsummer night’s dream’

The 32nd Geochang International Festival of Theatre, slated from July 22 to Aug. 5, will be held at Suseungdae in Wicheon-myeon Township of Geochang-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, featuring performances at outdoor venues. Shown is...

1,800 km trail connecting paths along western coast opened

Seohaerang Trail, which connects Haenam-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province, to Ganghwa-gun County of Incheon, was opened on June 22. The photo shows the part of the trail in Yeonggwang-gun...

City-run program to offer ‘cool’ tours of Hanok home

The Yun Family House in the Ogin-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Jung-gu District is the site of the so-called "Namsangol staycation." By Yoo Yeon Gyeong and Kim Hayeon Photos = Seoul Metropolitan...

Tourism development index hits record-high ranking of 15th

Foreign tourists on May 15 take a selfie at Cheong Wa Dae, which was opened to the public on May 10. (Jeon Han) Tourism development index...

New KTO videos promote Incheon, Pyeongchang-gun County, Yeosu

This is of the main scenes from the Korea Tourism Organization's promotional video of Incheon in the "Feel the Rhythm of Korea" series. By Kim Hyelin and Kim Hayeon Photos= The Korea...

9 forest trails at royal Joseon tombs in Seoul to be opened

Sungreung at East Nine Royal Tombs in Guri, Gyeonggi-do Province By Kang Gahui and Kim Hayeon Photos = Cultural Heritage Administration Forest trails at nine royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty filled...

Gov’t, Spanish travel agencies discuss tourism development in Korea

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization on Nov. 18 invited 18 Spaniards including the CEO of a wholesale travel...

New section opened at UNESCO-designated Hantangang River area

By Kim Yeojin and Yoon Sojung Video = Official YouTube account of Korea.net A new section on a tourist path in the Hantangang River valley of Gangwon-do Province, a...

Water sports center to be opened along Hangang River in Seoul

An integrated water sports center with water leisure facilities for canoes, kayaks and boats will open by the first half of 2023 at Nanji Hangang Park in...

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