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Traditional alcohol delights the eyes, taste buds
Feb 12, 2015
In the neighborhood of Insa-dong in downtown Seoul, a district that has constantly attracted tourists, both Korean and non-Korean, a special gallery has recently opened its doors. Welcoming its first visitors on February 11, the “Sool Gallery” is ready to introduce a variety of t...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'Swiri'
Feb 11, 2015
The film "Swiri" (1998), a spy action movie, is set in Korea, one of the world's last divided countries. Only 10 days after its release, the film attracted 1 million viewers to theaters. The film also set a box office record of a total of 5.8 million tickets sold during its theat...

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Korean film via stamps -- 'Seopyeonje'
Feb 11, 2015
The beautiful scenery of Korea across the four seasons and the country's traditional music are splendidly portrayed in the film "Seopyeonje." The film is a dramatization of the novel of the same name by Lee Chung-joon. The film was directed by celebrated director Im Kwon-taek. Wh...

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Korea attends Cuba Book Fair for first time
Feb 10, 2015
Korea will officially attend the 2015 International Book Fair of Havana for the first time, having been invited to do so by the Cuban government. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cuban Ministry of Culture has invited Korea to submit representative books and to at...

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Bohemian glass comes to Seoul
Feb 09, 2015
The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved monumental architecture and relics from the Middle Ages. In addition to its rich culture and history, the Czech Republic was also the center of glass crafts and manufacturing in Europe. Bohemia, in the western part of today's Cze...

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Traditional art revives 100-year-old Joseon palace
Feb 09, 2015
Kim Ji-hyun, a participating student in the ‘Remember Deoksugung Palace’ exhibition, drew the ink and color painting ‘The Panorama of Deoksugung Palace.’ A special exhibition got underway in Seoul on February 6 that reinterprets via painting one of the five main royal palaces fro...

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Let's walk together to explore Korean heritage
Feb 06, 2015
A series of events are planned to help non-Korean residents in the country explore Korean historical sites, sports, traditional music and arts & crafts. The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), will introd...

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Korea-China co-production receives enthusiastic respons...
Feb 05, 2015
"20, Once Again" (2015), a film collaboration between Korean and mainland Chinese studios, is enjoying unexpected popularity in the Chinese market, writing a new chapter in the two nations' joint cinematic history. According to CJ E&M, the Korean studio that worked alongside ...

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French violinist brings 'freedom, presence, imagination...
Feb 05, 2015
French violinist Laurent Korcia.Laurent Korcia is a violinist who represents the classical music world in France. The musician has recently touched down in Korea to play for his domestic fans here.He will soon present two special concerts, first at the Bexco convention center in ...

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The Dancing Dragon: A dragon's song and dance save the ...
Feb 05, 2015
The ancient Silla Kingdom (57 BC―AD 935), which occupied most of the Korean Peninsula at its height, ended up being one of the world’s longest-sustained dynasties, managing to subdue Baekje in 660 and mighty Goguryeo in 668. Amid such a vast history, however, there is a legend th...