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308 UNESCO to display world's oldest metal-printed book plus Hanji image 1033 Sep 07, 2023 11:37
"JIKJI and HANJI: Heritage of Printing and Paper in Korea Exhibition" will run from Sept 4-14 at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. Shown is Jikji, which is considered the world's oldest survivin...  
307 Walking night tour of Cheong Wa Dae set for Sept. 13-21 image 1234 Sep 07, 2023 11:35
Visitors take photos of an illuminated section of Cheong Wa Dae during the tour "Night Walk at Cheong Wa Dae," which was held from June 8-19 at the former presidential compound in Seoul. A walkin...  
306 Short video promoting kimchi screened at New York's Times Square image 1964 Oct 13, 2022 14:31
A 30-second video promoting kimchi on Oct. 11 is screened on a large digital billboard at New York's Times Square. A video featuring kimchi has been screened on a large digital billboard at Times Sq...  
305 NY Times' travel column highlights Korea's rural areas image 2030 Oct 13, 2022 14:30
The New York Times on Sept. 25 ran a column on rural areas in Korea written by travel writer Adam Graham with the headline "Exploring 'The Land of the Calm.'" Shown is Mureung Valley in Donghae...  
304 UN list of best tourism villages includes 2 in Korea image 2781 Jan 26, 2022 15:10
Collectively known as "Purple Island," the islands of Banwoldo and Bakjido in Sinan-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province, form a tourist hot spot thanks to purple-painted villages and purple trees and flow...  
303 Month-long K-Expo to run offline, online programs in Nov. image 3015 Nov 26, 2021 16:28
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Oct. 25 said it is co-organizing this year's K-Expo along with other government agencies. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) The Ministry of Cu...  
302 Seoul's Jongno 3-ga rated 'world's 3rd-coolest' neighborhood image 3040 Oct 14, 2021 15:11
The U.K.-based culture and entertainment site Time Out on Oct. 6 announced its list of "the world's coolest neighbourhoods right now." Norrebro, Copenhagen, topped the list followed by Andersonvill...  
301 Fall edition of Hanbok Culture Week to open on Oct. 11 image 3042 Oct 14, 2021 15:10
The fall edition of "Hanbok Culture Week 2021" will be held from Oct. 11-17. (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Craft and Design Foundation ...  
300 UNESCO names Wando-gun County Korea's 9th biosphere reserve image 3104 Sep 24, 2021 14:32
Wando-gun County, Jeollnam-do Province, on Sept. 15 was designated a UNESCO biosphere reserve. (Wando-gun County Office) Wando-gun County in Jeollanam-do Province has been designated a UNESCO biospher...  
299 Graduation photos featuring parodies bring fame to high school image 4804 Sep 17, 2021 15:27
Students at Uijeongbu High School in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do Province, take graduation pictures while dressed like medical staff treating COVID-19 patients (left and right), Shin Yu-bin (right), a table t...  
298 New service allows real-time viewing of Dokdo Island worldwide image 3129 Sep 10, 2021 09:34
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries on Aug. 6 launched a real-time video service for viewing Dokdo Island through the Dokdo Information System (www.dokdo.re.kr). (Screenshot from Dokdo Information ...  
297 8 Goryeo porcelain works from Belgium shown at Seoul museum image 3562 Sep 10, 2021 09:32
The National Palace Museum of Korea located in Seoul is hosting the exhibition "In Pursuit of the Aesthetic Legacy of the Goryeo Dynasty." Eight craftworks from the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) housed ...  
296 Ethnic Korean youths hoist national flag at NY's Wall Street image 3248 Sep 01, 2021 17:35
The Asian American Youth Council, led by ethnic Asian teens based in the U.S. East Coast, on Aug. 17 held a flag-raising ceremony at Bowling Green Park in Manhattan, New York, to mark Korea's 76t...  
295 'No-landing flights' to Ulleungdo, Dokdo islands run on Liberation Day image 3329 Aug 18, 2021 14:13
Gyeongsangbuk-do Province on Aug. 15 arranged no-landing flights to Ulleungdo and Dokdo Islands, with passengers posing for the camera holding the Korean national flag and other items. An event held ...  
294 Int'l media highlight Banwoldo Island as trendy tourist spot image 5141 Apr 29, 2021 15:05
CNN on Feb. 8 called Banwoldo Island in Sinan-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province, a "photographer’s dream." Banwoldo Island off the coast of Sinan-gun County in Jeollanam-do Province, nicknamed "Purpl...  
293 Lotus Lantern Festival named UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage imagefile 4719 Dec 18, 2020 09:24
UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Dec. 16 designated the Lotus Lantern Festival an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The annual Lotus ...  
292 More Japanese experience Korea via Koreatowns in Japan imagefile 5601 Dec 04, 2020 15:38
Shin-Okubo, a Koreatown in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, is packed with visitors buying Korean items and eating Korean food. With young Japanese largely prevented from visiting Korea due to the COVID-19 ...  
291 2021 KOCIS calendar showcases Korean culture worldwide imagefile 5002 Nov 30, 2020 10:38
The Korean Culture and Information Service on Nov. 25 launched its official 2021 calendar showcasing the celebration of Korean culture overseas. Pictured here is a scene at a street parade under ...  
290 French expat explains love of Korean history imagefile 7258 Nov 25, 2020 12:31
https://youtu.be/e1NIHjxL2oo Passing the Korean History Proficiency Test can give applicants an edge in getting hired by public or private companies. The test is considered difficult even for Korea...  
289 Lantern festival expected to make UNESCO cultural heritage list imagefile 5030 Nov 20, 2020 11:42
The government has applied to have the annual Lantern Lighting Festival included on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safegu...  

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