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Palace festival opens this September
Sep 11, 2014
A festival will be held in Seoul this September offering the opportunity to experience and enjoy various aspects of ancient royal court life during Joseon times (1392-1910). Festival-goers can learn about royal ancestral rites, the tea ceremony and court food, appreciate Korean t...


Concept Korea wows New York Fashion Week
Sep 11, 2014
On September 9, three up-and-coming Korean fashion designers rocked the New York runway as part of 2014's New York Fashion Week . The “Concept Korea Spring/Summer 2015” fashion show took the three designers and put them under the spotlight at the Lincoln Center for the Performing...


Art shows across the country in September
Sep 11, 2014
September is turning into an eventful month for the arts. There are three modern art shows taking place across the country, one after another. Over 10,000 installation and media art works are and will be presented in Gwangju, Seoul and Busan, making September one of the busiest m...

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N-Sonic are the first ever K-pop band to visit India
Sep 10, 2014
Finally, N-Sonic has reached India, to be the first ever Korean pop or hip hop group to visit India. The first ever Korean pop band coming to India had their press conference at the Korean Cultural Center India this morning. They were greeted with traditional Indian flower g...


Alien love story steals the show at Seoul drama festiva...
Sep 05, 2014
“My Love From the Star,” an SBS soap opera that has garnered a huge fan base at home and across mainland China, has stolen the show once again. The megahit drama won a total of four awards during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 (SIDA), one of the world's biggest interna...

140905_Korea_film_thb2.jpg's list of must-see films: Why Has Bodhi-Dharm...
Sep 05, 2014
"Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?" (1989)Directed by Bae Yong-kyun Deep in the mountains there is a temple where two monks -- Hyegok, an old Zen master, and Haejin, an orphan boy -- live together. One day, a new young monk, Kibong, visits the temple. As he finds himself...


Cultural events plentiful for Chuseok holiday
Sep 05, 2014
A variety of cultural events across the country await sightseers during the upcoming Chuseok holiday. Throughout the extra-long weekend stretching from Saturday, September 6 until Wednesday, September 10, national museums and galleries, ancient royal palaces and tombs and the Jos...

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Korean Cosmetics & Skincare Guide 101
Sep 05, 2014
Korean cosmetics and skin care are arguably among the most sophisticated in the world. International fashion magazine, Marie Claire, claims that South Korea is about 12 years ahead compared to the US when it comes to skin care technology. Yes, they’re that advanced! That is why K...

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Korean postage stamps: a three-part dinosaur series
Sep 05, 2014
The great giant reptiles of the past have never co-existed with humans. Since they are of a monstrous size and yet can no longer be seen, they commonly trigger our curiosity about the past. Universally, dinosaurs are highly interesting animals, and Korea is no exception. Korea Po...


Jumong: founder of Goguryeo Kingdom is man of legend, h...
Sep 04, 2014
Described as the son of the heavens, Jumong was the founding king of Goguryeo, which eventually became the largest dynasty in Korean history. Also known as the Holy King of the East, mythological tales of his origins mostly follow the same basic story. The most widely recognized ...