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53 Other Tips What's to like about Korea? Plenty, say foreigners imagefile 10 Feb 06, 2020 09:44
The Korean Culture and Information Service released on Feb. 4 the results of a poll conducted last year on Korea's national image. Of the 5,453 respondents who expressed a positive perception of...  
52 Other Tips Hanok Villages imagefile 84 Dec 16, 2019 10:26
The recent revival of interest in modernized traditional Korean houses (called hanok) among architectural designers and house buyers from across Korea has also helped attract numerous tourists to Korea’s ol...  
51 Other Tips Korea's traditional martial arts, Taekwondo imagefile 129 Nov 29, 2019 11:16
Originated in Korea, Taekwondo is a martial art of self-defence in which the competitors use both their hands and feet. In ancient times, Koreans practiced Taekwondo as a mandatory preparation for w...  
50 Other Tips [About Korea] Traditional Arts imagefile 163 Nov 21, 2019 10:26
Gugak Performance of Yeomillak (“Joy of the People”), court music composed during the reign of King Sejong in the 15th century. The term gugak, which literally means “national music,” refers to tradit...  
49 Other Tips Korea's Festivals and Holidays imagefile 164 Nov 15, 2019 17:47
Festivals The Lunar New Year’s Day (Seol or Seollal), which is generally regarded as the most important of all the traditional seasonal festivals, is celebrated with a special festival food called tte...  
48 Other Tips Poet becomes first Korean to receive Canadian literary prize imagefile 209 Oct 23, 2019 10:44
Poet Kim Hyesoon is the first Korean winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, which boasts the highest cash award for poetry in Canada. (Screen capture from Griffin Poetry Prize's official homepage...  
47 Other Tips Chuseok customs change with passage of time, social trends imagefile 237 Oct 15, 2019 16:41
The customs observed during Chuseok (Full Moon Harvest) have changed over time. Chuseok (Full Moon Harvest) is observed on Aug. 15 of the lunar year as one of the two biggest holidays in Korea. Though...  
46 Other Tips 2016 South and North Korea through Statistics imagefile 1231 Dec 28, 2017 16:20
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45 Other Tips What comics reveal about Korea imagefile 1302 Dec 14, 2017 10:19
By Tim Alper Comic fever is highly contagious. It has already spilled overseas. Messenger apps like Kakao Talk and Line, as well as a host of others, have launched successful Japanese and simplified Chi...  
44 Other Tips The Candlelight Revolution in American Eyes image 3780 Nov 10, 2017 17:43
John Delury attends a candlelight demonstration with his children this past winter. (John Delury) By John Delury, professor at Yonsei University I was sitting with my son in the airport lounge in...  
43 Other Tips Peaks and ends: A Korea bucket list image 2832 Oct 20, 2017 17:57
Amarynth Sichel The bucket lists we compile when leaving a city that we’ve called home hold a unique place in the taxonomy of to-do lists and itineraries. A hybrid between a favorite weekend r...  
42 Other Tips Sphinx in the Hangeul country image 4692 Sep 13, 2017 13:10
Samy Rashad (right) is the Egyptian representative on the Korean TV show 'Abnormal Summit.' Photos = Samy Rashad Christopher Columbus once said, "You can never cross the ocean until you have the coura...  
41 Other Tips Traditional Markets in Korea imagefile 5085 Nov 24, 2016 16:06
By Ilya Belyakov When I first came to Korea, I didn't like traditional markets that much. I thought they were dirty and messy. Middle-aged male vendors tried to deceive me because I am non-Korean. Tr...  
40 Other Tips Things you have to get used to when you live in Korea imagefile 3447 Mar 29, 2016 11:50
The number of non-Korean residents, not travelers, in Korea is reportedly about 1,569,470, one online article says. At first, there're things that non-Koreans think weird about Korea, but later ...  
39 Other Tips Fascinating facts about life in Korea imagefile 3638 Dec 23, 2015 09:57
Kislova Evgeniya These days, Korean brands like LG, Samsung, Kia and Lotte are advertised in newspapers and on TV all around the world. These snippets of Korean society, shown overseas, however, are...  
38 Other Tips Stamp series commemorates endangered wolves imagefile 4071 Oct 30, 2015 16:49
In cartoons and movies, wolves are often shown to be rough, fierce and mean. However, wolves can be nice and warm animals. They live in tight-knit family groups and the male wolf generally allows the...  
37 Other Tips New certification mark for 'Excellent Culture Products' revealed to public imagefile 3568 Sep 25, 2015 09:36
Starting in November, the certification mark for "Excellent Culture Products" will be changed. The new mark was designed by Choi Jin-A, winner of the DNA of the Republic of Korea contest hosted...  
36 Other Tips World youth taekwondo festival winds down imagefile 4233 Aug 28, 2015 12:06
Young taekwondo athletes from around the world measured their strength and ability against each other during the world championship that was just held at the Taekwondowon in Muju, Jeollabuk-do Province (No...  
35 Other Tips Gov't releases book of interviews with Koreaphiles imagefile 3929 Jul 15, 2015 11:35
A government office in charge of overseas promotion of Korean culture on Thursday released a book of interviews with foreigners who have special bonds with the country and renowned Korean a...  
34 Other Tips Take a culinary trip at the Seoul Food Film Festival imagefile 4030 Jul 10, 2015 11:09
Thirteen groups of university students from around the world were brought together in Korea for a series of presentations and discussions about Korean art, literature and history. The annual "Exploring ...  

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