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Festival spotlights 'Arirang,' Miryang's food, stories
May 17, 2016
The Miryang Arirang Festival, set to kick off on May 19, allows visitors to enjoy some of the most popular versions of the song ‘Arirang,’ including ‘Miryang Arirang,’ ‘Jindo Arirang’ and ‘Jeongseon Arirang,’ all while basking in the beauty of the Yeongnamru Pavilion. ...


A glimpse into royal Joseon pastimes
May 17, 2016
The 'King Jeongjo and His Artistic Hobbies' exhibit opens at the Yeongchunheon (영춘헌) and Jipbokheon (집복헌) houses at Changgyeonggung Palace. The exhibit will have on display various artifacts from King Jeongjo's royal living quarters. An exhibition that spotlights the re...


King Sejong the Great commemorated on his birthday
May 16, 2016
The choheonguan, the court official who offers the first drink during a ritual (center), is on his way to offer incense during a ceremony to commemorate what would have been King Sejong the Great's 619th birthday on May 15 at Yeongneung, the monarch's royal tomb, in Yeoju, Gyeong...


Concert to mark King Jeongjo's filial piety
May 16, 2016
This summer, both Yungneung and Geolleung, two royal Joseon tombs located in Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi-do Province, are turned into a stage for 'Reimagining King Jeongjo's Filial Piety,' a concert of traditional songs, music and dance. King Jeongjo (정조, 正祖) (1752-1800) was ...


Korean recipes: Domimyeon, stuffed sea bream casserole ...
May 13, 2016
Sea bream, or domi in Korean (도미), is one of the best seafoods out there, especially in the spring. It's known for its light and clean taste, and doesn't go rotten easily. For this reason, sea bream is often used in luxury Korean cuisine. Sea bream is so delicious that it even or...


Museum Week opens nationwide
May 13, 2016
Schoolchildren admire a Silla golden crown, or Geumgwangchong (신라 금관총), on display at the National Museum of Korea. In celebration of International Museum Day, Museum Week launches on May 13, bringing a wide variety of events to exhibition halls across the country. ...

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Song Joong-ki enjoys popularity in Thailand
May 12, 2016
Actor Song Joong-ki greets over 4,000 of his fans at the Thunderdome arena in Bangkok on May 7.Thailand has been shaken by the arrival of actor Song Joong-ki. Song's popularity, already soaring after the soap opera “Descendants of the Sun” ended in mid-April, was prov...


Opera festival comes to Seoul
May 12, 2016
The 2016 Korea Opera Festival showcases a variety of performances, from classic French operas like Bizet's 'Carmen' (pictured) to modern productions written by up-and-coming Korean composers. The 2016 Korea Opera Festival has launched in Seoul, bringing to the stage a...


Simple beauty embodied in Korean gardens
May 10, 2016
The 'Korean Poetry Garden of Poems' is designed by Yun Ji-dong and shows her interpretation of certain 'Korean aspects' in her garden design. Her garden was the first-prize winner at the 2016 Korea Garden Show and is on display at the 2016 International Horticulture Goyang Korea ...


Korean recipes: Tangpyeongchae mung bean jelly noodles
May 04, 2016
Tangpyeongchae is a court cuisine characterized by its colorful appearance and for the harmonious taste created by its ingredients. It's made from mung bean jelly or cheongpomuk (청포묵), beef, watercress, bean sprouts, seaweed and eggs. The name “tangpyoengchae” (탕평채, 蕩平...