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Foreign media reps visit Korea to explore cultural cont...
Jun 07, 2013
More foreign media are setting their sights on Korea in the face of growing international interest in the country, especially the Korean information and communication technology sector and major international events such as the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 as well as the globall...


Korea’s contemporary art shown at Venice Biennale
Jun 05, 2013
The 55th Venice Biennale started a five-month-long journey on June 1. Under the theme of the biennale “The Encyclopedic Palace,” the Giardini di Castello, the venue of the event, introduces individual exhibition halls built by 88 countries. At the Korean pavilion of the biennale ...


Gwanghwamun attracts weekend visitors
Jun 05, 2013
Weekend getaways don’t have to take place only outside the city. Gwanghwamun in downtown Seoul bustles with various attractions and merry sounds of music every weekend. One of the must-see weekend attractions is a series of folk performances which take place in front of the Natio...


Make kimchi at Namsan Hanok Village
Jun 04, 2013
It has long been considered conventional wisdom in Korea that guests should be treated with respect and hospitality. Traditionally, the houses of the oldest sons are fully prepared with an assortment of seasonal foods and beverages all year round. The guests should be treated wel...


UNESCO recognizes beauty of Gochang
Jun 04, 2013
The southern county of Gochang has been designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. With the new designation as of May 28, Gochang in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province) became Korea’s fifth region to make the list following Seoraksan National Park, Jeju Island, Dadohae, and Gwang...


K-Pop legend makes fans’ hearts ‘bounce’
Jun 03, 2013
On May 31, Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Olympics Park was filled with cheers from 10,000 fans filling the hall up to the third floor. K-Pop legend Cho Yong-pil starts his “Hello” concert with the single “Hello” off his newly released 19th album, then goes on to sing his hit so...


Korea-China cultural exchange festival all around China
Jun 03, 2013
The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in China is starting a cultural festival in China. The KCC in China said it agreed with leading Chinese film entertainment company Wanda Group to hold the Korea-China Cultural Exchange Festival. The opening event of the festival, the first of its ...


Changgeuk version of ancient Greek tragedy ‘Medea’
May 31, 2013
The 2,500-year-old Greek tragedy Medea met with changgeuk, a traditional Korean operatic style.The National Changgeuk Company of Korea revived Euripedes’ tragic heroine Medea by adding Korean cultural elements to the work. The changgeuk version of Medea, performed in the Korean f...


Director Moon wants to deliver meaningful message
May 31, 2013
The winner of the Palme D'or at Cannes, director Moon Byoung-gon (30) said he would like to make a film that contains a meaningful message. Moon received the Best Short Film award at the 66th Festival de Cannes that closed on May 26 for his film Safe. Moon is the first Korean rec...

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HJ Lim’s piano recital debut in Korea
May 30, 2013
A woman dressed in all black from head to toe strides onto the stage, and sits at the grand piano in front. Then she starts banging on the piano keys fast enough for the viewers not to be able to catch the movement of her fingers.The person whose fingers flew at the piano was Lim...