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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...


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). ...


Kimchi Bus visits Italy
May 13, 2015
A camper van loaded with kimchi, one of Korea's iconic dishes, has recently shown up in Italy. It is officially called the Kimchi Bus. In celebration of the opening of the World Exposition Milano 2015, whose theme this year is food, a group of Korean youths are giving people ...


Look for Korea, the Korean people
May 12, 2015
Photos from across the land can be seen at the homepage of the 'Searching for the DNA of the Republic of Korea' contest. What do you think of Korea or the Korean people? To seek out an answer, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism will be running a special co...


Global sweepstakes: Talk Talk Korea 2015
May 11, 2015
What is Korea like in the eyes of non-Koreans? The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) is now accepting photos, videos, comic strips, postcards and works of calligraphy for the Talk Talk Korea 2015 contest. Anyone from around the world who is not a Korean citiz...


Korean contemporary arts create harmony with 'City of W...
May 08, 2015
The Venice Biennale, one of the world's grandest arts festivals, will begin in the northern Italian city on May 9. The 56th Venice Biennale, celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, consists of the main international exhibitions led by biennale Director Okwui Enwezor...


Korean mountains via stamps: Jeju's mountain-top field
May 06, 2015
Along the Yeongsil Trail to the peak of Hallasan Mountain, there are three volcanic cones (oreum) in a row in the highlands between 1,600 and 1,700 meters above sea level. There, the high mountain field spreads around the Witseoreum and Bangaoreum volcanic cones. This is the Sunj...