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165 Dutch king meets 350-year-old compatriot imagefile 6375 Nov 07, 2014
With the visit to Korea of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, there has been a reenactment of a 17th century Dutchman meeting Joseon's King Hyojung (r. 1649-1659). Hendrick ...  
164 Korea agrees on currency swap with Indonesia, UAE imagefile 6291 Oct 15, 2013
Korea has finalized currency swap arrangements with both Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Finance ministers and central bank governors from Korea and Indonesia reached agreement on a won-rupiah...  
163 Clothing imagefile 6164 Dec 29, 2014
Koreans weaved cloth with hemp and arrowroot and raised silkworms to produce silk. During the Three Kingdoms period, men wore jeogori (jacket), baji (trousers), and durumagi (overcoat) with a hat, belt and ...  
162 Fine Arts imagefile 5964 Oct 21, 2014
Though people started living on the Korean Peninsula in the Paleolithic Age, existing remains indicate that the origin of fine arts dates back to the Neolithic Age (c. 6,000-1,000 B.C.). Rock carv...  
161 Jeju Island hallabongs now available in US imagefile 5793 Mar 09, 2015
The sweet and sour hallabong, a type of tangerine, is similar to standard oranges in appearance. The fruit, mainly produced, at least in Korea, on Jeju Island, has a high sugar content, a soft tex...  
160 Big Bang′s G-Dragon teams up with SeMA for art exhibition imagefile 5572 May 28, 2015
Big Bang′s G-Dragon and the Seoul Museum of Art are joining forces. From June 9 to August 23, G-Dragon will hold the PEACEMINUSONE: Beyond the Stage exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art. The ...  
159 Two year-end movies to warm your heart imagefile 5537 Dec 22, 2014
The year end is just around the corner. Two recently released heart-wrenching movies are being recommended for the season. The two movies share one thing in common, that both are documentaries based ...  
158 Music and Dance imagefile 5446 Oct 21, 2014
 Music and dance were means of religious worship and this tradition continued through the Three Kingdoms period. More than 30 musical instruments were used during the Three Kingdoms period, and parti...  
157 North Korean delegation attends Incheon Asian Games closing ceremony imagefile 5446 Oct 10, 2014
A high-level North Korean delegation, including Hwang Pyong-so, director of the North Korean military’s General Political Bureau, Choe Ryong-hae, secretary of the ruling Workers’ Party, and Kim Yang-...  
156 Festivals imagefile 5273 Dec 29, 2014
In bygone days, festivals were lavish religious observances. Even before the Three Kingdoms period, harvest thanksgiving festivals were observed officially in the smaller confederated kingdoms. They includ...  
155 Bohemian glass comes to Seoul imagefile 5129 Feb 12, 2015
The Czech Republic is known for its well-preserved monumental architecture and relics from the Middle Ages. In addition to its rich culture and history, the Czech Republic was also the center of...  
154 Exhibits trace history of Gyeongsang imagefile 4968 Feb 02, 2015
Two interesting exhibitions are underway in Gyeongsang-do (North and South Gyeongsang Provinces). The first is the “Dalseong, Matrix of Daegu” exhibit that has been going on at the Daegu Nationa...  
153 Museums and Theaters imagefile 4900 Jan 02, 2015
Korea abounds in cultural facilities of all levels and categories where people can enjoy exhibitions and stage performances throughout the year. These places offer an on-the-spot glimpse into the cultural...  
152 Lee Seung Gi and SNSD′s Yoona confirm split imagefile 4877 Aug 14, 2015
Lee Seung Gi and Girls′ Generation (SNSD)′s Yoona have broken up. Yoona′s agency, SM Entertainment, stated to Newsen on August 13, "It′s true they broke up recently. They decided to remain as ...  
151 Shopping imagefile 4475 Jan 02, 2015
South Korea is known as a shoppers' paradise, offering a great variety of items at reasonable prices. Tourists may purchase many necessities and souvenir items at any of the hundreds of shops in departmen...  
150 Haman represents Korea with watermelons, paprikas imagefile 4384 Apr 06, 2015
Ripe watermelons in a plastic greenhouse in Haman wait for harvesting. “Our annual income is over KRW 100 million.” This is not the salary of a bank manager or a corporate CEO. It's the story o...  
149 CNN reports on Korea's ancient fortress wall imagefile 4350 Feb 23, 2015
CNN's Global Treasure show, a TV program that explores UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the world, recently shed light on Korea's Namhansanseong Fortress in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province)....  
148 Greeting 2017's first sunrise with seaside festivities imagefile 4295 Dec 30, 2016
In Korean, Songgu Yeongsin (송구영신, 送舊迎新) is an age-old saying which means "time to let go of the old year, and turn over a new leaf." It may be hard to believe, but the year of the rooster (...  
147 Boryeong Mud Festival imagefile 4292 Jul 03, 2015
Of the numerous festivals in Korea, it is the Boryeong Mud Festival that probably attracts the largest number of international visitors. During the festival period, tourists flock to the area to exper...  
146 Lee Seung Gi to return as a singer in early June imagefile 4085 May 26, 2015
Lee Seung Gi the Singer is coming back. On May 21, Hook Entertainment told Newsen, "On June 4, we′ll be revealing a new song." It will be three years since his last release of the album Forest ...  

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