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New York welcomes Korean Buddhist food
Jun 14, 2012
The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism is introducing Buddhist temple food to New York until June 14 at Astor Center. Under the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism along with t...


Hanbok: Hidden stories in Hanbok history
Jun 13, 2012
[1] Hanbok: Hidden stories in Hanbok history“Today, I feel like a queen.” This sentiment, shared by the wife of a foreign ambassador who made her way down the catwalk in ...


Korean cities put on creativity
May 25, 2012
The gourmet capital of Korea, Jeonju was appointed as a new member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network this May, joining the ranks of other cities around the world tha...


“All Eyes on Korea” brings essence of Korean culture to...
May 24, 2012
London’s iconic double-decker bus helps to publicize the summer festival All Eyes On Korea, going on a city tour around Westminster Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalg...


Traditional Korean music marches forward
May 17, 2012
 Traditional Korean music (gugak in Korean) is adapting to the sensibilities of people today, shattering its image of excessive complexity and even monotony. Today, ...


Sound of Heaven Music commemorates King Sejong
May 17, 2012
A celebration of the 615th anniversary of the birth of King Sejong took place on May 12 and 13 in Gyeongbokgung Palace (photo courtesy of the National Gugak Center). King...


World chefs gather in Korea for WACS Congress Daejeon
May 07, 2012
The largest food event that has ever been held in Korea, 2012 WACS Congress Daejeon, opened on May 1. Held until May 12, it is taking place in various venues around Daeje...


Travel through a time portal in Jeonju
Apr 30, 2012
Jeonju, the city of discoveries, was the capital city of the Baekje Dynasty and the birthplace of the Joseon Dynasty’s cultural renaissance. The region is home to Ha...


Spend less, discover more: where to stay in Korea
Apr 25, 2012
Looking for quality accommodations at a reasonable rate in Korea? Whether you simply need a bed for the night or a memorable stay with a culturally rich experience, let u...


Unique places to stay 3: traditional
Apr 13, 2012
If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Korea, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has released a new publication rounding up Korea’s most unique hotels, resorts...