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308 Everest, Poles, Korea and the world image 40730 Apr 11, 2014 14:59
There is a young man living in Seoul who climbed Mt. Everest at the age of 19 and who travelled from the North Pole to the South Pole when he was 21. His name is James Hooper, a 27-year-old uni...  
307 Latin America eyes Korean white goods image 33172 May 08, 2014 17:54
Central and South American markets have shown great interest in many things Korean, not limiting their interest to hip hop and pop groups and soap operas. Latin American consumers are now keeping a ...  
306 Traditional crafts showcased in Milan image 32470 Apr 09, 2014 17:07
A modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean crafts will be showcased in Milan, Italy. The "Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft 2014" exhibition will take place at the Triennale ...  
305 Be a hero at the Trickeye Museum image 30492 Apr 07, 2014 11:05
A medieval knight comes out from the frame and holds his lance at head height, aiming at his target. A giant, scary fish opens its maw as wide as it can, to swallow everything in sight. People have a...  
304 Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea image 27859 May 20, 2014 17:03
*This is the first part in our series, “Onggi, traditional earthenware vessel in Korea.” Onggi An onggi is a traditional Korean earthenware vessel. They are designed scientifically and are made of e...  
303 Birthplace of Korean Catholicism, Solmoe image 27666 May 23, 2014 17:14
Naepo lies along the western shore of Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong Province). The name means a bay, on the shores of a sea or a lake. Ships travelled up the small rivers, like the Sapgyo-cheon,...  
302 Dokdo, islets of solitary beauty in the East Sea imagefile 27660 Jul 09, 2012 18:45
In the easternmost reaches of Korean territory sits a cluster of beautiful islets and reefs called Dokdo. Also referred to as the Liancourt Rocks, Dokdo is a collection of volcanic rocks- big and smal...  
301 Cho Yong-pil, SECRET add color to ‘Arirang’ imagefile 26766 Mar 17, 2014 13:12
What would the folk song “Arirang” sound like when mixed with elements of jazz, classical music, movie soundtracks and musicals? With the addition of a bit more color, traditional tunes have now been ...  
300 Ulleungdo, an island of mysterious beauty imagefile 26755 Jul 10, 2012 10:23
The name Ulleungdo means hill-like island with dense primeval forests. The prospect of a trip to Ulleungdo can make your heart flutter not only because of its matchless beauty but also because of its arr...  
299 Old and new thrive at Samseong-dong image 26752 Dec 12, 2012 09:47
Thirty-one seconds into the record-breaking music video for “Gangnam Style,” rapper PSY does his signature horse-riding dance in front of a sleek glass-paneled building. A second later, the entire up...  
298 Education gives hope to Harlem image 26629 Apr 29, 2014 15:08
The sounds of Korean language are echoing through the hallways of schools in Harlem, in New York City. Now and then, the lively notes of Korean hip-hop and pop music, sometimes mixed with tradition...  
297 Paul Potts’ movie-like life hits the screen imagefile 25193 Mar 17, 2014 13:22
Opera singer Paul Potts has lived a life more dramatic than that of many movie characters. The 43-year-old Potts recently came to Korea for the March 13 launch of “One Chance,” a new biographical ...  
296 Lantern in central Seoul marks Buddha's birthday image 25036 Apr 18, 2014 16:53
Celebrants circle an over-sized, pagoda-shaped lantern while carrying their own lotus lanterns on April 16 in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. (photo: Jeon Han) An over-sized lantern resembling the stone ...  
295 Korea.net's list of must-see films 1 : Pieta image 24952 Apr 16, 2014 17:54
When do you think movies were first introduced to Korea? The debate is still ongoing, but it is reasonably fair to say that regular public screenings of movies existed in major cities by 1903, even ...  
294 Through mountains and over the sea; K-ROADS imagefile 24736 Sep 25, 2012 18:20
The motorways in South Korea have developed the same way as its economy. A courageous first step was taken in the 1960s, the seed of a miracle sprouted in 1970, the growth accelerated in the 1980s, a...  
293 Korean Culture | Jjim Jil Bang imagefile 23689 Apr 06, 2011 17:02
If you are looking for a place to wash up and rest overnight or chat with friends, why don’t you head to one of the numerous "jjim jil bang" with many sauna rooms, each of which has particular characteri...  
292 Jeongdong-gil, a walk through Korea’s cultural heritage image 22980 Nov 23, 2012 10:43
The quaint street of Jeong-dong, popularly known as Jeongdong-gil, in downtown Seoul is full of cultural heritage and bears vestiges of Korea’s long and storied history. Running along the stonewall of D...  
291 RAS helps deepen knowledge about Korea image 22835 May 21, 2013 17:21
There are many ways to learn about a foreign country such as Korea, and most people would first turn to the Internet for information. However, there is a century-old organization that has tirelessl...  
290 Cheongdam-dong, the Mecca of high fashion and fine dining image 21746 Dec 05, 2012 09:14
The lights illuminating the street from Cheongdam-dong Intersection to Galleria Department Stores in southern Seoul look like white balloons hanging on trees. The decorations are reminiscent of the C...  
289 Asian nations work together to stop desertification image 20781 May 12, 2014 14:33
Asian countries, including Korea, China, Cambodia and Mongolia, have joined forces to combat desertification and to beef up cooperation in the forestry sector. As part of a series of joint efforts,...  

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