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CNN reports on Korea's ancient fortress wall
Feb 18, 2015
CNN's Global Treasure show, a TV program that explores UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the world, recently shed light on Korea's Namhansanseong Fortress in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). CNN reported that some 26 new sites around the globe were newly chosen as UNESC...


More than 30 mil. go home for Lunar New Year's Day
Feb 17, 2015
The greatest exodus from the capital and one of the country's biggest national holidays is just a day away. During the Seollal Lunar New Year's Day holiday, travelers who embark on their journey home, hoping to spend the five-day holiday with their loved ones, will face jam-packe...


Celebrate Lunar New Year’s Day with heartfelt gifts
Feb 16, 2015
Seollal Lunar New Year’s Day, one of the biggest holidays in the country, is just around the corner. People spend time in their hometown with their parents, siblings and relatives, people who they haven’t seen for a long time. They exchange New Year’s greetings and words of bless...


Mint unveils commemorative World Heritage coins
Jan 28, 2015
The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation unveils three kinds of commemorative coins that feature Korea’s World Heritage sites, at the Bank of Korea Money Museum in Seoul in November 2014. Three kinds of new commemorative coins that focus on Korea’s...


Yosemite wall climb impresses Korean press
Jan 27, 2015
The story of two U.S. rock-climbers conquering the Dawn Wall cliff face in Yosemite National Park in California using only their bare hands has caught the attention of many Korean media outlets. Major Korean newspapers recently reported that Kevin Jorgerson and Tommy Caldwell fre...


Exchanges in tourism, humanities promote Korea-China fr...
Jan 26, 2015
The Ganshu Sheng dance troupe from China puts on its 'Rain is Sprinkling Like Flowers on the Silk Road' performance on January 23, marking the opening of China Travel Year 2015."This event can hopefully provide an opportunity for people of the two nations to enhance their friends...


NYT calls kimchi 'Korean soul food'
Jan 23, 2015
The New York Times has praised kimchi in a recent article. The New York-based daily reported in an article on January 20, "Cooking With Kimchi," that, "It is the very backbone of Korean cuisine," and that it is, "eaten enthusiastically at every meal, and daily life is unimaginabl...


NYT recommends Seoul for 2015
Jan 19, 2015
Seoul, the capital of Korea, has been included in the New York Times' (NYT) list of 52 must-see travel destinations for 2015. The 52 cities and countries selected by the NYT this year are destinations that were once somewhat off the beaten tourist path, but which have now become ...


Korea, the Republic of Delivery
Jan 15, 2015
The history of the Korean Peninsula dates back some five thousand years, when the Gojoseon kingdom (2333 B.C. (?) - 108 B.C.) was founded by the mythical Dangun. The people who settled on the peninsula believed in a God of the Sun and were called the Bakdal tribe, meaning "bright...


People avoid the cold with DIY wool caps
Jan 13, 2015
Hand-knitted tuques made from thick wool have caught on this winter. Hand-knitted winter caps using super-chunky wool, thick enough to be compared with the thickness of a finger, have really caught on this winter. Many people, especially young women and children, can be regu...