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Digital cultural data assembled in one place
Jan 08, 2014
A service offering integrated digital data on Korea’s cultural treasures became available on the first day of 2014.The Korea National Heritage Online portal (http://www.h...


Alcohol in Korean life [5]
Jan 08, 2014
This is the fifth part of our series, “Alcohol in Korean life.” Click here to see the previous parts. Munbaeju, Wild Pear Liquor Origin and TransmissionMunbaeju, or wil...


Alcohol in Korean life [4]
Jan 02, 2014
This is the fourth part of our series, “Alcohol in Korean life.” Click here to see the previous parts.Myeoncheon Dugyeonju, azalea liquor from Myeoncheon Origin and ...


Alcohol in Korean life [3]
Dec 24, 2013
This is the third part of our series, “Alcohol in Korean life.” Click here to see the previous parts. Sul designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Heritage Sul has ...


Alcohol in Korean life [2]
Dec 19, 2013
The second part of a series "Alcohol in Korea life." Click here to see the first part. The Many Kinds of Sul Sul Types by Filtering Methods According to the way in which ...


UNESCO recognizes kimjang, Korean culture of sharing
Dec 11, 2013
Korea’s kimchi, a range of seasoned vegetable dishes, and kimjang, the making and sharing of kimchi, have both recently received much international recognition as UNESCO ...


Enjoy traditional performing arts in Seoul
Dec 05, 2013
A festival on traditional Korean performing arts is being held in Seoul this month. The 2013 Korea Traditional Performing Arts Festival will be held every third day from ...


Timeless beauty of Goryeo celadon wows visitors
Nov 29, 2013
“Blue as jasper, bright as crystal.” So said Yi Gyu-bo (1168-1241), a renowned literary servant and scholar from the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392), when he praised the beauty...


Alcohol in Korean life [1]
Nov 29, 2013
Tabwondosohoejido (Gathering for drinking dosoju at Tabwon) by An Jung-sik. Families and friends gather on New Year’s Day to drink dosoju to ward off evil spirits and to ...


Orchestra captures sounds of nature
Nov 27, 2013
A traditional orchestral performance is set to release the sounds of nature as replicated by traditional wind and stringed instruments at the National Theater of Korea on...