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55 Other Tips Carrying the ‘Can Do’ spirit to PyeongChang 2018 imagefile 5050 Mar 26, 2014 14:24
”From impossible to possible” Overcoming disabilities with passion, theatrically touching yet not exaggerating, the Sochi 2014 Paralympics came to a grand finale on March 16. ...  
54 Other Tips Koreans in the world imagefile 5175 Mar 17, 2014 12:58
International Peace and Cooperation Since the Republic of Korea joined the United Nations in 1991, it has played an ever more active role in the efforts to address a whole range of global issues,...  
53 Other Tips Hanbok embodies age-old philosophies image 12193 Jan 29, 2014 09:51
There is perhaps no other artifact that captures the richness of Korean cultural heritage as well as Korean traditional attire, known as hanbok. While the origins of hanbok can be traced back mille...  
52 Location Green Tea in Jirisan imagefile 5644 Aug 27, 2013 15:29
The area around Hwaeom-sa Temple in Gurye, on the westernmost slopes of Jirisan, is famous for the many ancient tea bushes growing there. The tea growing around Hwaeom-sa is truly wild, having spread free...  
51 Other Tips Discovering Korea image 7873 Jun 11, 2013 12:56
Everyone who arrives in Korea begins an adventure of discovery. There are the mostly excellent first impressions: the wonderful airport at Incheon; the quick, bright, clean trains into Seoul; the ...  
50 Other Tips 'Korea thrives on new ideas' image 15414 Apr 30, 2013 17:25
Korea, a country dubbed one of the four Asian dragons along with Hong Kong, has now become a “World Dragon,” according to Hong Kong’s daily newspaper Ming Pao. The March 31 edition of Ming ...  
49 History Arirang, a song of Korean identity and soul image 10955 Apr 30, 2013 17:22
A 75-year-old second-generation ethnic Korean living Japan, Kim Il-nam said the moment he heard the traditional folk song Arirang for the first time while attending Waseda University in Japan, he real...  
48 Other Tips Homestays to spring up across Seoul image 7708 Apr 09, 2013 10:17
There is a saying “Kill two birds with one stone.” This metaphor is very suitable to describe a new plan announced by Seoul City. The city government announced a plan on March 28 to increase ...  
47 Other Tips Hanbok makes daily routines beautiful image 10395 Apr 04, 2013 13:37
Public servants Kim Yeong-sin (center) and Nam Hee-sue (right) help a local resident while dressed in Hanbok at Hyehwa-dong Office, Jongno District in Seoul, on April 2 (photo by Jeon Han). Han...  
46 Other Tips Entrance ceremonies engage with students image 7974 Mar 13, 2013 13:54
Young children ride on the back of horses at Jangjon Elementary School in Jeju as part of their school entrance ceremony. This is one of many scenes visible at the entrance ceremony for new stude...  
45 Weather Onset of spring imagefile 7736 Mar 06, 2013 08:13
After undergoing a long cold winter, an adonis comes into bloom at last to welcome the onset of spring on March 4, a day before gyeongchip, one of 24 solar terms in early spring. Gyeongchip is o...  
44 Weather Korea's winter hits record lows image 18364 Jan 07, 2013 12:02
Snow falls on Seochon in downtown Seoul. As temperatures reach record lows across Korea, locals and foreign residents alike face challenges and delights that are unfamiliar to some, but others have the...  
43 Weather Climate and Weather image 14654 Jan 02, 2013 09:05
Different sceneries depends on four different seasons The Republic of Korea lies between 38ºN and 33ºN latitude and 126ºE to 132ºE longitude. The country has a continental climate of very cold,...  
42 Location Exploring Korea image 17768 Nov 16, 2012 09:27
Seoul Located along the Hangang River, Seoul has grown into a teeming metropolis with a population of more than 10 million. Over the years, the capital city has greatly expanded in the process of u...  
41 Night Life Autumn athletics day: a look back image 7935 Nov 08, 2012 08:57
With the arrival of autumn comes golden leaves, a round Harvest Moon, and in Korea, the long-awaited annual athletics day. The autumn athletics day or sports day has been a popular and steady pastime thr...  
40 Other Tips Family: the decline of the patriarch, the rise of the matriarch imagefile 13116 Oct 22, 2012 08:24
I think it is no coincidence that the most notable Korean novels on the theme of family have the mother narrative at their core. A mother’s worldview and the values she instills in her childr...  
39 Other Tips More Korean couples choose cost-friendly weddings imagefile 8962 Oct 16, 2012 08:28
For couples looking to get married, preparations for the big day are often complicated by any number of issues including time, cost, varying preferences, and guest list. In Korea, the question of locat...  
38 History Korea’s ancestral rituals on Chuseok imagefile 8511 Oct 04, 2012 08:43
Chuseok is just around the corner and Koreans are waiting for the brightest daytime full moon of the year. Chuseok, one of the two biggest holidays in Korea, falls on August 15 on the lunar calendar ...  
37 History Celebrating National Liberation Day imagefile 11434 Aug 16, 2012 08:31
Korea’s liberation from colonial rule in August 1945 became a turning point in world history, one that would set into motion the eventual transformation of the entire Korean Peninsula. August 15 wi...  
36 History 1950-1970: Korean summers remembered imagefile 9520 Aug 01, 2012 14:40
For this next month, the online portal for the National Archives of Korea, which is operated by the Ministry of Public Administration Security, will be featuring a collection of photos and vi...  

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