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'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 ...


Korea, Nigeria enjoy poetry fiesta
Apr 01, 2016
Korea and Nigeria have enjoyed a fiesta of poetry. The Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria (KCCN) and the Arojah Theatre held the Korea-Nigeria Poetry Fiesta 2016 to mark World Poetry Day on March 21. The event was attended by approximately 100 people, including Wale Okediran, ...


Royal gatekeeper protects the country
Mar 29, 2016
Officer Ryu Sigyeong from the Seoul Jongno Police Station holds up his certificate of appointment. He was appointed as an honorary chief royal gatekeeper during a ceremonial 'chief royal guard appointment ceremony' at Gyeongbokgung Palace. "Protecting the palace is the sam...


Korean recipes: injeolmi pounded rice cake
Mar 25, 2016
Injeolmi is a rice cake made from a mixture of glutinous rice powder and powdered soybeans. It's a type of chewy, sticky rice cake. Injeolmi is regularly served on the table at traditional weddings. It was also offered as one of the main wedding foods offered by the bride to the ...


Enjoy palace views from Gyeonghoeru Pavilion
Mar 25, 2016
The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace will be open to the public from April through to the end of October. Gyeonghoeru is the largest pavilion in Korea. The Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbokgung Palace will be open to the public from April 1 to October 21, fo...


Korean dance gets French makeover
Mar 24, 2016
In 'Shigane Nai,' a new performance co-produced by the National Dance Company of Korea and the French Theatre National de Chaillot, past and present forms of traditional Korean dance come together on stage. Traditional Korean dance has been imbued with French flair. ...


Korea, France celebrate 130-year friendship
Mar 24, 2016
The “Year of France in Korea” kicked off on March 23 in Seoul, aimed at being a retrospect over the past 130 years of friendship between Seoul and Paris. Held as part of the “Year of Korea-France Bilateral Exchanges” and in commemoration of the 130th anniversary of the establis...