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Chilly clear skies usher in winter
Nov 25, 2016
Visitors stroll along the paths through the silver grass fields of the Haneul Park in Sangam-dong, northwestern Seoul, on Nov. 24, as a cold wave is issued across the nation. A cold snap on Nov. 24 saw temperatures across the country plummet to lows of minus 9 degrees Celsius. ...


International tourists visiting Korea exceed 15 million
Nov 23, 2016
The number of international arrivals visiting Korea between January and mid-November this year topped 15 million people for the first time ever. The number of international tourists visiting Korea in 2016 will likely surpass 17 million people for the first time ever.According t...


Number of non-Korean residents exceeds 1.71 mil.
Nov 18, 2016
The banners along Myeongdong's main shopping street welcome non-Korean tourists from China, Japan, the U.S. and elsewhere. The 2015 national census of population and housing showed that the number of non-Korean residents in the country stood at 1,711,013. The number of non-Ko...


Soseol (소설, 小雪), first day of snow
Nov 17, 2016
The day of Soseol (소설, 小雪), literally "Little Snow," is on Tuesday, Nov. 22, this year and marks the beginning of the 20th of the year's 24 solar terms. It also marks just under one month until the winter solstice, Dec. 21. As the name Soseol implies, the first snows of w...


Chimsil wetlands recognized as wetland protection zone
Nov 16, 2016
The Chimsil wetlands, found along the Seomjingang River in Gokseong-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province, are best-known for its misty landscapes at the break of dawn. The Seomjingang River's Chimsil Wetlands (섬진강 침실습지), known for their misty landscapes at daybreak and stun...


Meeting Korea's past, present through historical record...
Nov 15, 2016
A mother and her baby pose for a photo during a 1959 contest to choose the healthiest baby. As many people weren't well-off at the time, raising a 'perfect' baby was the envy of many. Contests to choose a healthiest baby. Ticket attendants on the bus. Anti-illiteracy campaigns....


Between the fall and the winter
Nov 11, 2016
The Yongsan Family Park in Seoul shows off its autumn foliage. A parkgoer enjoys a stroll with their dog on the morning on Nov. 11. Korea is now between the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. The mercury in Seoul has already dropped once or twice below zero. The day of ...

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Poland's Walesa sees multilateral cooperation as crucia...
Nov 08, 2016
“I hope to see the unification of the Korean Peninsula come in the next 10 years. Korea should come up with long-term strategies that can muster cooperation from neighboring countries before it wants to achieve a unified Korea, rather than opt to become a lone hero.” So said ...


Ipdong, the beginning of winter
Nov 03, 2016
Ipdong (입동, 立冬), or the "Onset of Winter," falls on Monday, Nov. 7, this year. It marks the beginning of the ninth of 24 solar terms throughout the year. Ipdong generally falls on Nov. 7 or 8 on the Gregorian calendar, and always during the 10th lunar month of the year. Ipdon...


Korean education fair opens in Iran
Oct 26, 2016
The Korean Education Fair opens in Tehran on Oct. 20 for the first time in Iran, attracting hundreds of local students to information booths about a wide range of Korean universities. An education fair to promote Korean universities was held last week in Tehran, the first ex...