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324 Jeju aims to become one of New 7 Wonders of Nature image 22362 Feb 25, 2011
Jeju-do, Korea's largest island, is competing to be listed in the New Seven Wonders of the Nature, an initiative led by the Swiss-based non-profit New7wonders Foundation. The island is the only c...  
323 Taekkyeon and tightrope walking recommended for UNESCO designation image 22193 Nov 21, 2011
Jultagi performances incorporate acrobatics, music and storytelling (Photo courtesy of the Cultural Heritage Administration). The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced on November 11 that the ...  
322 Incheon airport ranked top for world’s best service imagefile 22055 Mar 27, 2013
Incheon International Airport has again proved to be No. 1 in the world. The airport received top ranking in the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey for the eighth consecutive year, reporte...  
321 Haeundae Sand Festival │Busan imagefile 21865 May 16, 2011
This festival takes place at Busan’s beautiful Haeundae Beach, an extremely popular summer vacation spot. The festival’s program is full of events inspired by the beach’s beautiful white sand. One of the...  
320 Car-free zone expands in downtown Seoul image 21837 Dec 01, 2011
Insadong is now car-free seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pedestrians can now have safer access to the streets of downtown districts Insadong and Samcheong-dong. The car-free zone of th...  
319 Korean literature reaches out to int'l readers at London Book Fair imagefile 21677 Apr 11, 2014
Korean literature shone in the spotlight at the 43rd London Book Fair held from April 8 to April 10. Korea was the fair's "market focus" this year, or guest of honor, under the slogan, "Books openi...  
318 We are grateful for your condolences image 21556 Apr 23, 2014
Korea has been plunged into mourning following the tragic sinking of the Sewol-ho. The ferryboat sank dramatically on the morning of April 16 off the southwestern coast of Korea, near Jindo Island i...  
317 Culture Ministry invites journalists on a Moonlight Tour of Changdeokgung image 21391 Oct 19, 2011
On October 12, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism invited dozens of correspondents working in Korea for foreign news outlets on Changdeokgung Palace’s Moonlight Tour. The gathering was aimed...  
316 Kim Yuna commemorative medals go on sale image 20951 May 02, 2014
A limited edition of commemorative medals celebrating the career of figure skating sensation Kim Yuna, the “Queen of Figure Staking,” went on sale on April 21. The Korea Minting, Security Printing ...  
315 Memorable skiing moments image 20606 Feb 09, 2012
Catherine Luck from Hong Kong arrived at the Bokwang Phoenix Park in Gangwon Province after staying one day in Seoul. She came to Korea on a six-nights seven-days tour with an itinerary that...  
314 Hansik (The Cold Food Festival) imagefile 20346 Apr 06, 2011
In Korea, The Cold Food Festival or Hansik (literally meaning "cold food") is a traditional Korean holiday. In the modern version of Hansik, people welcome the warm weather thawing the frozen...  
313 Seoul City to build “Hangeul Maruzi” in Sejong-ro imagefile 20260 Jan 19, 2011
Seoul City will develop Sejong-ro and its surrounding area into a “cultural tourism hub” featuring Hangeul in a bid to promote the Korean alphabet as a global cultural product. Seoul City said that it ...  
312 Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival imagefile 20237 Sep 25, 2012
Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival originates from the lantern lighting custom used during the Jinjuseong Fortress Battle of the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese invasion, 1592) as a military strategy to prevent Japane...  
311 Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival image 20201 Mar 07, 2012
The 15th Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival is slated for this month. On March 8-12, the seashore of Yeongdeok, South Gyeongsang Province will attract throngs of crowds with swarms of crabs. Gangg...  
310 Korea’s mountains offer beautiful hikes, even in winter snows imagefile 19909 Jan 19, 2011
Although the winter may not be the time of year when most people go hiking, Korea’s mountains and fields are especially gorgeous during the colder seasons. The beauties of nature are especially charming ...  
309 Korean athletes, local support to shine in Daegu IAAF Championships image 19061 Aug 25, 2011
The Korean city of Daegu will be bustling with one of the world’s largest athletics events this weekend as the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics will take place there on August 27. Athle...  
308 Greet the first full moon on Jeongwol Daeboreum image 18966 Feb 17, 2011
Jwibulnori, a game where children swing burning cans of charcoal around While the lunar New Year on February 3 is one of the biggest holidays of the Korean lunar calendar, it’s far from the ...  
307 Spring flower festivals to delight travelers imagefile 18622 Mar 17, 2014
As the winter chill slowly ends, tourists are awaiting news of the arrival of spring flowers. The Korea Metrological Administration released on March 13 a map depicting the dates on which the cherr...  
306 Fuel cell electric vehicles catch on in Europe imagefile 18168 Apr 16, 2014
Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are getting more and more attention in Europe, where there is a premium placed on environmentally friendly technology. Hyundai Motor has been chosen as a supplier...  
305 October full of cultural events and festivities imagefile 18158 Oct 09, 2012
Fall in Korea is characterized by pleasant weather with clear skies and abundant foods from a bountiful harvest. There is even an old saying that autumn is the season when the sky is high and horses g...  

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