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197 Greeting 2017's first sunrise with seaside festivities imagefile 4634 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 (...  
196 Shopping imagefile 4673 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...  
195 All foreign residents must get nat'l health insurance from July 16 imagefile 4905 Jun 14, 2019
From mid-July, non-Koreans who stay in Korea for six months or longer are required to subscribe to national health insurance. (National Health Insurance Service) All foreign nationals who stay in K...  
194 Museums and Theaters imagefile 5149 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...  
193 Lee Seung Gi and SNSD′s Yoona confirm split imagefile 5156 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 ...  
192 Exhibits trace history of Gyeongsang imagefile 5239 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...  
191 Bohemian glass comes to Seoul imagefile 5355 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...  
190 Festivals imagefile 5538 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...  
189 Music and Dance imagefile 5659 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...  
188 North Korean delegation attends Incheon Asian Games closing ceremony imagefile 5685 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-...  
187 Two year-end movies to warm your heart imagefile 5724 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 ...  
186 Big Bang′s G-Dragon teams up with SeMA for art exhibition imagefile 5846 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 ...  
185 Jeju Island hallabongs now available in US imagefile 6086 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...  
184 Fine Arts imagefile 6174 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...  
183 Clothing imagefile 6432 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 ...  
182 Korea agrees on currency swap with Indonesia, UAE imagefile 6433 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...  
181 Enjoy street performances with Hi Seoul Festival 2013 imagefile 6547 Oct 01, 2013
Downtown Seoul will transform into a festival stage from October 2 to 6 with the 11th Hi Seoul Festival 2013. The festival will take place at Seoul, Cheonggye, and Gwanghwamun squares under the theme ...  
180 Dutch king meets 350-year-old compatriot imagefile 6567 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 ...  
179 UNESCO likely to list kimchi as cultural heritage item imagefile 6590 Oct 29, 2013
Kimchi and kimchi-making culture is likely to be listed by UNESCO as one of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage items, it was announced on October 23. According to the Cultural Heritage Administrati...  
178 Asian Games torch lights up Seoul imagefile 6637 Sep 19, 2014
One of the torch bearers runs along Sejongdae-ro with Gwanghwamun as a backdrop, in Seoul on September 16. The torch for the Incheon Asian Games 2014 arrived in Seoul on September 16, three day...  

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