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'Korea's version of 'Robin Hood'': 'The Story of Hong G...
Apr 12, 2016
An English translation of the Korean classic 'The Story of Hong Gildong' is published in the U.S. in March this year. "Korea's version of 'Robin Hood.'" This is what the Washington Post, a U.S. daily, has called a new English translation of the Korean literary class...


Korean spiritual traditions shine in Andong
Apr 11, 2016
"Andong, Korea's spiritual culture capital." Such is written on the signboard of the city’s two main gates, Donginmun (동인문, 東仁門) and Seouimun (서의문, 西義門), which welcome visitors to the ancient city. In fact, many Confucian heirlooms and monuments can be found in the city ...


Content producers lead Korean Wave
Apr 07, 2016
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jongdeok stressed in a recent radio documentary aired on the BBC that, “Singers or film makers are the ones that lead the Korean Wave, known as Hallyu.” The broadcaster's two-part documentary “South Korea: The Silent Cultural Su...


Palace concert entertains visitors
Apr 06, 2016
Traditional gugak musicians perform outdoors at the Sujeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 2. Visitors who are there to enjoy the spring blossoms will also be able to enjoy live traditional music at the palace. The spring breeze is bringing traditional music to ...


Flower festival comes to Goyang Lake Park
Apr 05, 2016
The annual International Horticulture Goyang Korea festival will run for 17 days from April 29 to May 15 at the Goyang Flower Exhibition Center at Ilsan Lake Park. The gardens of Ilsan Lake Park in Goyang City are getting dressed in the colors of spring in preparation fo...


King takes stroll through Seoul Station
Apr 04, 2016
On April 2, a reenactment of a royal Joseon procession is staged at Seoul Station. "Make way for the king and the royal procession! Make way for the king!" On a warm April 2, the king paid a visit to Seoul Station. Springtime travelers on their way to cat...


'Descendants of the Sun' heads to 32 countries
Apr 04, 2016
'Descendants of the Sun’ is now exported to a total of 32 countries, proving its popularity all around the world and beyond Korea and China. The popularity of "Descendants of the Sun" has now reached 32 countries, moving beyond only Korea and China. "Descendants of t...


'Descendants' actor invites you 'into story of Korea'
Apr 04, 2016
Actor Song Joong-ki, currently starring in the hit TV show 'Descendants of the Sun,' is now an honorary ambassador for the Korean tourism board. The hit TV show "Descendants of the Sun" will now be shinning its light on Korean tourism. Actor Song Joong-ki will sta...


Korean novel wins Mexican teen hearts
Apr 04, 2016
The novel 'Wizard Bakery' by Gu Byeong-mo is developing a fan base among Mexican teenagers. The novel "Wizard Bakery" by Korean author Gu Byeong-mo has been making waves across Mexican social media outlets. The novel, translated as "La Panaderia Encantada"...


Korean recipes: rice cake & punch with azaleas
Apr 01, 2016
After enduring the winter, mountains and fields are now tinted with flowers. When spring flowers are in full bloom, people from all social standings used to enjoy the weather while appreciating the flowers. On the day of Samjitnal (삼짇날), the third day of the third ...