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Take a peek into ancient people's minds
May 22, 2015
Visitors admire the 'Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Bokjangmul' produced in the 13th century during Goryeo times, during a press opening for the 'Devout Patrons of Buddhist Art' exhibit, at the National Museum of Korea on May 22. A special exhibition allowing a ...


Schubert’s story enshrined in letters, music
May 21, 2015
Solitude-stricken Franz Schubert (1797-1828) will be alive on the stage through his letters and music. The “Greatest Artists’ Letters: Schubert’s Solitude” concert will bring back the great musician and his story to audiences at the Theater Yong at the National Museum of...


Puccini, 'Cats' to entertain Daegu
May 21, 2015
Two special performances are on their way to entertain the eyes and ears of theater-goers in Daegu. First off, there's a new version of the world-famous opera “Gianni Schicchi,” this time with added theater elements. Cast members rehearse the upcoming Daegu show o...


Expo's Korean Pavilion: 'worth waiting for over 30 min'
May 21, 2015
The World Exposition Milano 2015 is currently well-underway and is focusing on the future of food and food resources. The Korean Pavilion there is in the spotlight of the local Italian press. A series of positive reports about the pavilion's interior and its food, in terms of pri...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan's Moss Waterfall
May 20, 2015
Baemsaegol Valley sits on a hillside under Banyabong Peak, the second highest peak of Jirisan Mountain and located on the mountain's western slopes. The deep valley has many streams that flow out of many sources. Among them is one spot where many streams converge, Pokposugol Vall...

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May 16: Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul!
May 19, 2015
It's the most watched, the most popular, and the longest night parade in Korea. On May 16, the annual Lotus Lantern Parade lights up the streets of Seoul again. For everyone who has seen the parade, the colored lights, elaborate floats and costumes glowing in the cool spring nig...


History lives on in Bujang-ri
May 19, 2015
In 2004, a series of ancient tombs and relics were excavated in the small village of Bujang-ri, in Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province), when construction workers were inspecting the site for a new apartment complex. The ancient tombs were designed a...


Symposium discusses future of National Museum of Korea
May 18, 2015
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Korea at its current location in Yongsan-gu District, central Seoul. The museum officially opened on the grounds of Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1945 when the modern nation gained independence. When the Kore...


Enjoy Korean culture with 'Hello, Mr. K'
May 18, 2015
Members of KwangGaeto Samulnori and MB Crew perform together during the first ‘Hello, Mr. K’ concert on May 15. “Arirang, arirang, arariyo.” Despite differences in nationality, age and gender, about 1,600 international students enjoyed learning and singing the folk ...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jirisan's Baraebong Peak
May 14, 2015
Jirisan Mountain stands 1,915 meters and its park covers 471.8 square kilometers. It is the biggest mountainous area on the Korean Peninsula and straddles Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) and Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang Province). ...