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41 Night Life Autumn athletics day: a look back image 12367 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 17999 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 14833 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 14420 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 16565 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 15785 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...  
35 History Hanji, living paper that breathes imagefile 27804 Jul 31, 2012 15:41
Foreigners participate in a Hanji-making workshop. “Hanji is excellent as photographic paper!” exclaims Peter Bogardus. “The surface is very smooth, it comes in great colors, and on top of that, it’...  
34 Night Life A guide to Seoul's nighttime imagefile 14702 Jun 29, 2012 08:27
One of the things that most impresses foreign visitors to Seoul is the vibrant nightlife of the city. Seoulites proudly say that it is the safe streets of Seoul that make this possible. Stores and r...  
33 Other Tips [Contribution] Learning to share like Koreans do image 19603 Mar 26, 2012 11:45
There is an old saying that I learned while studying Korean in Korea: "Even a bean can be shared." From what I've seen during my time here, this saying seems to capture the spirit of the Korean...  
32 Other Tips Housing image 15277 Mar 07, 2012 10:03
It is generally believed that Paleolithic man began to inhabit the Korean Peninsula about 40,000 to 50,000 years ago. Neolithic man appeared in Korea around 4,000 B.C., with signs of their active pr...  
31 Other Tips Seollal: Lunar New Year's Day imagefile 34682 Jan 25, 2012 13:37
Koreans celebrate New Year twice a year, one at the December 31 countdown and the other on the Lunar New Year holiday. Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, falls on the 15th day of the eighth...  
30 Weather Korea’s unique weather pattern returns image 14502 Jan 02, 2013 09:03
Three days of freezing cold followed by four days of milder weather was the typical cycle for Korea’s winters until recent years, which saw people fighting to keep warm during unusual long-lasting cold ...  
29 Weather Snow season returns image 12281 Dec 09, 2011 10:59
After a great amount of snow fell in Gangwon Province, children living in Daegwallyeong make a snowman (photo: Yonhap News). [Source: korea.net]  
28 Location Enjoy the flow of culture, history along the 4 rivers image 14764 Oct 12, 2011 15:54
In Korea, hiking is a rising trend in tourism. Many people hike along paths in the mountains, through fields, or along the shore. Some people even discover new paths hidden deep in the forest or...  
27 Other Tips National Foundation Day ceremony on October 3 image 15484 Oct 06, 2011 16:38
October 3 was a public holiday, the National Foundation Day of Korea or Gaecheonjeol in the Korean language. It is known as the day that Dangun Wanggeom founded Gojoseon, an ancient Korean natio...  
26 Other Tips Mountains image 13655 May 25, 2011 09:45
About 70 percent of the Korean Peninsula is mountainous. Therefore, there are many beautiful mountains and Koreans love to flock there in the spring and fall. Most mountains have well-used paths and m...  
25 Other Tips Hanbok │ Korean Traditional clothes 1 imagefile 78811 Jun 26, 2013 18:36
"Hanbok" is the traditional attire of Korea. Its history dates back as far as the Three Kingdoms' Period (57 B.C. - A.D. 668). Koreans weaved cloth with hemp and arrowroot and raised silkworms to pr...  
24 Other Tips Bowing Etiquette imagefile 41951 May 09, 2011 16:49
Every society has its own etiquette to greet people, and Korea with its long history and tradition is no exception to that rule. Today, much of traditional etiquette that remains is usually associate...  
23 Other Tips │ Currency image 15310 Apr 19, 2011 13:50
Korea's currency is won, which comes in 1,000 (about US$0.90), 5,000 and 10,000 won bills, and 10, 50, 100 and 500 won coins. Generally, banks are open between 09:30-16:30 Monday through Friday (It i...  
22 Other Tips National Flag imagefile 16915 Apr 22, 2011 13:26
National Flag The Korean flag is called Taegeukgi. Its design symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in Asian philosophy. The circle in the center of the flag is divided into two ...  

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