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Korea tourism industry strives to bounce back from MERS slump

Despite July customarily being one of Seoul’s busiest holiday months, on a bright sunny Monday afternoon the city’s largest palace and tourist hot spot, Gyeongbukgung Palace, was virtually devoid of...

Updated : 2015.07.07 18:05

Ancient Baekje historic areas named a UNESCO world heritage site

Eight ancient Baekje historic areas were collectively named as a UNESCO World Heritage site Saturday, becoming Korea’s 12th item on the much-coveted World Heritage list. It joins the ranks of the vol...

Updated : 2015.07.05 17:43

Award-winning U.S. video series spotlights ‘hansik’

Every year for the past decade, the Culinary Institute of America -- one of the U.S.’ most prominent professional cooking schools -- releases a video series that teaches chefs, food experts and other...

Updated : 2015.07.05 17:29

Around the Hotels

Summer bargains at Lotte Hotel BusanLotte Hotel Busan is offering a series of bargain summer promotions from July 1-Aug. 31. The “Summer” package, which is limited to 10 rooms per day, allows visito...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:48

Elegant French sweets at Maison M’O

Maison M’O opened in Seoul’s Bangbae-dong in March. (Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald)In a quiet, unassuming corner of Seoul’s residential Bangbae-dong, pastry chefs Tetsuya Otsuka and Lee Min-sun cr...

Updated : 2015.07.03 20:43

Ambassadors revel in Korea’s bucolic beauties

BONGHWA, ANDONG, North Gyeongsang Province ― A group of foreign envoys traveled to Korea’s countryside last weekend, discovering the country’s unexplored treasures, while taking a break from their ...

Updated : 2015.07.03 18:35

Avoiding surfer’s eye in the summer

One of the most common eye conditions in the summertime is pterygium, a growth of fleshy tissue on the white of the eye ― usually caused by prolonged exposure to the sun. In other countries, it is be...

Updated : 2015.07.02 21:27

'Nanta' creator appointed Pyeongchang Olympic ceremony artistic director

Song Seung-hwan, creator of the famous percussion performance “Nanta,” will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the organizing comm...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:45

Korean politics through the eyes of British journalist

  “Democracy Delayed”By Daniel Tudor(Munhakdongne)  For Daniel Tudor, a former Korea correspondent for the Economist, Korean politics seems a bit strange.  With blurred ideological differences b...

Updated : 2015.07.02 17:35

How to decipher a wine label

A wine label is more than a pretty marketing device. Most of the information printed there is highly regulated and can tell you a lot about what to expect. (Handout/TNS)Trumping whatever aesthetic val...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:55

Basketball group scores big with online support

 GOAT basketball players pose at a fund-raiser tournament for a local children’s welfare center. GOATCombining sport with fun and a little community goodwill, “GOAT” has quickly become one of the ...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:43

Lecture on perils of Seoul’s urban development

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch will host a lecture on Tuesday by urban explorer Jon Dunbar on Seoul’s fast-paced urban development. The lecture will focus on unfair evictions, resistance movements and issues of design and preservation. Dunbar finds fault with the standardization o...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:42

Busan eFM runs third annual expat DJ contest

Busan eFM will hold its third annual expat DJ Contest this year, with the final to be held at a beach dance party.A preliminary online round is open until Sunday for contestants to submit a 7-10 minute YouTube audition video. Seven finalists will then be chosen to perform at Gwangalli Beac...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:41

French Chamber to host Bastille Day gala

The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the French Embassy in Korea will be hosting their annual Bastille Day event on July 14. Bastille Day, France’s National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution and the end of absolute monarchy in France. The...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:41

Networking event for would-be entrepreneurs in Seoul

The Yeoido Global Business Center will be running an “Open-Mic Networking Session” for foreigners interested in starting a business in Korea and to learn from experienced entrepreneurs on July 10. Justin McLeod, CEO of World Markets Korea, and Aurelien Laine, CEO of AJP Productions, will...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:40