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Flemish Baroque masters come to Korea
Nov 26, 2015
Major works by Peter Rubens (1577-1640) that are currently part of the Liechtenstein Princely Collections will soon be on display at the National Museum of Korea. Entitled “Rubens and Other Masters,” the exhibit will showcase paintings by the Flemish Baroque masters: Peter...

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World heritage breathes again
Nov 25, 2015
In the 12th century, the Khmer Empire, at the height of its power, showed off its majesty through the construction of a huge Hindu temple out of stone. The large religious site, Angkor Wat, was so elaborately built that even today's construction technology can barely reproduce it...

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Makgeoli gets softer, fresher
Nov 25, 2015
Slow City Light Makgeoli offers a taste that is unique and fresh, and both sour and sweet, along with its bubbly carbonation. The milky white of rice beer, or makgeoli, fills the cup. The soft flavor, clean and light, leads to another pour. The key to its unique...

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Eat your way across Korea: North Korean blood sausage
Nov 24, 2015
At its core, Korean cuisine is based on the geography of the Korean Peninsula itself. The land creates the cuisine; or, to put it another way, the cuisine evolves from the Earth. Surrounded by water on three sides, and mountainous from top to bottom, the Korean Peninsula is home ...

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Eat your way across Korea: codfish soup
Nov 17, 2015
At its core, Korean cuisine is based on the geography of the Korean Peninsula itself. The land creates the cuisine; or, to put it another way, the cuisine evolves from the Earth. Surrounded by water on three sides, and mountainous from top to bottom, the Korean Peninsula is home ...

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Korean recipes: Japchae stir-fried noodles
Nov 13, 2015
Japchae is one of the most popular menu items on the Korean table. It's made from potato starch noodles stir-fried with mixed vegetables and seasoned with soy sauce and other toppings. Japchae is the most served dish at most celebratory occasions or during traditional...

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Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman' comes to Seoul
Nov 12, 2015
Richard Wagner's opera "Der fliegende Hollander" will be on stage at the Seoul Arts Center's Opera House on Nov. 18, 20 and 22. The curtain rises on Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman' at the Seoul Arts Center's Opera House on Nov. 18, 20 and 22. Accompanied by ...

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‘Anna Bolena’ to come to Seoul stage
Nov 11, 2015
‘Anna Bolena’ is set to have its premiere in Seoul on Nov. 27. Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Anna Bolena” will premiere in Seoul, bringing to theater goers here a bounty of intriguing stories associated with the history of the British monarchy. The stories involve King Hen...

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Eat your way across Korea: stone pot bibimbap mixed ric...
Nov 11, 2015
The delicious world of Korean cuisine is broad and deep. From the vast vegetable varieties of kimchi, through to the three pillars of Korean cuisine -- red pepper paste, soy sauce and soybean paste -- Korean cooking encompasses the expansive geography and habitats native to the K...

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Ancient golden shoes on display
Nov 09, 2015
The carvings on the shoes are as elaborate as embroidery. They are so intricate that it is hard to believe that the shoes are made of gold. At the toe of each shoe is placed a small dragon, rearing its head, as if it will rise in flight and take the entombed shoe-wearer with it i...