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Small-town tourism companies grow and prosper
Jan 14, 2014
Korea is a nation that has long preserved its agricultural traditions. When farmers used to lend each other a hand during harvest season, it was called durae. A group of six to ten neighbors would form a durae to give a hand to each other during every stage of the rice cycle: pla...


War Memorial teaches history, offers winter fun
Jan 09, 2014
For parents with young children, the War Memorial of Korea is one of the best places to visit as it hosts a snow festival and interesting youth-oriented programs throughout the winter. (Photo: Jeon Han)The New Year has begun. Here in Korea, winter gets into full swing in January,...


“I wanted to experience first-hand as much as possible ...
Dec 31, 2013
The winners of a photo and video competition held to mark the broadcasting of “Three Colors of Korea” and other event winners recently paid a visit to Korea.The TV program was jointly produced by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) and KBS World, a broadcaster, and...


Libraries transformed into new cultural spaces
Dec 31, 2013
The winds of change are blowing through libraries.There are a growing number of libraries designed with trend-setting exteriors and interiors and following specific themes. People visit there not only to read books, but also just to experience the surroundings. Libraries with wel...

Year_Review_th02.jpg Year in Review 2013
Dec 31, 2013
The year 2013 is coming to an end.There were events this year that made people laugh and that made people cry. In 2013, Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, was sworn in with the launch of a new administration on February 25, 2013. The number of overseas tourists who vi...


'Sejong City will lead tomorrow': President
Dec 30, 2013
“Sejong City should be where Korea creates a new future for itself,” was the statement made by President Park Geun-hye at the Government Complex-Sejong on December 27. President Park visited Sejong City to attend a luncheon with some 200 civil servants. “Construction of Sejo...


President Park visits childcare center on Christmas
Dec 26, 2013
President Park Geun-hye visited a childcare center in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, on December 25. She brought a cake for the children and shared with them the spirit of Christmas. President Park Geun-hye mingles with children at a childcare center in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, on Chris...


Ice rink opens at Seoul Plaza
Dec 17, 2013
Skaters enjoy the ice rink at Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall on its opening day this year on December 16. It will be open for 70 days until the end of February 2014. (Photo: Jeon Han)The ice rink at Seoul Plaza, which has become one of Seoul’s winter icons, opened on December ...


Seoul becomes winter wonderland
Dec 11, 2013
Early in the morning on December 11, an overnight snow shower turns Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bugaksan Mountain into a striking snowscape. (Photo: Jeon Han)Waking up on the morning of December 11, Seoulites arose to find their city covered with an overnight snowfall. With thick la...


Christmas tree lights up central Seoul
Dec 02, 2013
The plaza in front of City Hall in downtown Seoul was twinkling with festive cheer last Saturday night as the lights on the 18 meter Christmas tree were switched on. On November 30, citizens collect holiday memories at the giant Christmas tree in the square in front of Seoul...