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345 Jeju aims to become one of New 7 Wonders of Nature image 23148 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...  
344 Incheon airport ranked top for world’s best service imagefile 22795 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...  
343 Korean literature reaches out to int'l readers at London Book Fair imagefile 22520 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...  
342 Taekkyeon and tightrope walking recommended for UNESCO designation image 22489 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 ...  
341 We are grateful for your condolences image 22386 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...  
340 Haeundae Sand Festival │Busan imagefile 22193 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...  
339 Car-free zone expands in downtown Seoul image 22128 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...  
338 Kim Yuna commemorative medals go on sale image 22023 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 ...  
337 Culture Ministry invites journalists on a Moonlight Tour of Changdeokgung image 21749 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...  
336 Hansik (The Cold Food Festival) imagefile 21349 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...  
335 Memorable skiing moments image 21113 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...  
334 Seoul City to build “Hangeul Maruzi” in Sejong-ro imagefile 20834 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 ...  
333 Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival imagefile 20789 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...  
332 Yeongdeok Snow Crab Festival image 20496 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...  
331 Korea’s mountains offer beautiful hikes, even in winter snows imagefile 20488 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 ...  
330 Greet the first full moon on Jeongwol Daeboreum image 19485 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 ...  
329 Spring flower festivals to delight travelers imagefile 19474 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...  
328 Korean athletes, local support to shine in Daegu IAAF Championships image 19433 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...  
327 Fuel cell electric vehicles catch on in Europe imagefile 18888 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...  
326 ‘Queen of figure skating’ sends a message of peace image 18874 Jun 25, 2013
Queen of figure skating Kim Yu-na met with the sensational musical Les Miserables on the ice, creating a moving and unforgettable “musical ice show.” Les Miserable during the June 21 musical ice show, All...  

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