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Korean Literature in English 'The Guest,' by Hwang Sok-...
Dec 05, 2014
'The Guest,' by Hwang Sok-YongThe Korean War (1950-1953) is a historic event that had a great impact on the Korean Peninsula and the people living on it. Of the many different faces of war, big or small, that haphazardly happened across the war-stricken peninsula, Hwang Sok-Yong...


Jeju delicacies delight
Dec 05, 2014
One of the unmissable pleasures of travel is to taste the local specialties of the region. Each place has its own native dishes or local foods, depending on the characteristics of the region. Some of them cannot be found elsewhere and may vary depending on the season.Jeju Island,...


Goryeo tomb found with ancient Indian script
Dec 04, 2014
A tomb from Goryeo times (918-1392) has been recently unearthed in Sunchang, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), that features ancient Sanskrit script. The tomb in Sunchang-gun (county), known as the Old Burial Mound, or the Nongso gobun, was previously thought to be a tomb fro...


New talk show makes an international splash
Dec 04, 2014
On Oct. 19, Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul was packed with people trying to get a glimpse of 11 men on stage. The men in question were not members of a popular boy band – although all fit the attractive, polished profile – yet people crowded around, eager to see and hear them talk. ...


Ancient Baekje fortress wall believed to be 5 stories h...
Dec 04, 2014
In eastern Seoul, on the southern banks of the Hangang River, lie the ancient remains of an earthen-walled fortress, the Pungnaptoseong. Archaeologists believe it to be the ancient capital city of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660) from Korea's Three Kingdoms Period (57 B.C.-A...


Experience ASEAN culture, tourism on the road
Dec 04, 2014
The interior of one of the ASEAN on Wheels buses is replete with pictures and information about Myanmar. Ten buses decorated with the flags and symbols of each of the 10 ASEAN member states will travel across Korea, stopping in Seoul, Busan, Daejeon, Ulsan and Gwangju.Brochur...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'Mother and the Guest'
Dec 03, 2014
'Mother and the Guest' (1961) by Shin Films. Choi Eun-hee (left) holds her in-film daughter, played by Jeon Young-sun, in her arms. (image: Korea Post)The second series of Korean film stamps by Korea Post features a collection of films running from just after independence through...


Omegisul: the traditional alcoholic beverage of ...
Dec 02, 2014
Kang Kyoung-soon, a master brewer of omegisul, places some omegitteok, traditional cakes made from millet into the boiling water. This is part of brewing omegisul, a traditional grain-based alcoholic beverage from Jeju Island.A woman gathers omegitteok from a large vat of boiling...


Masks & the Mask Dance
Dec 02, 2014
*This is the fourth part in our series, “Masks & the Mask Dance” published in partnership with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage Mask dances performed in an open field (yaryu) • The Suyeong Open Field Dance • The Dongrae Open Field Dance The open ...


Learn the island's history at the Jeju National Museum
Dec 02, 2014
The creation of Jeju Island, which constitutes the only special self-governing province in Korea, is based on the Myth of the Samseong (삼성, 三姓), the three demi-gods. The three demi-gods -- Yangeulna (양을나, 良乙那), Goeulna (고을나, 高乙那) and Bueulna (부을라, 夫乙那) -- were known to have appea...