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Out of the sun

For some, summer might mean a time to strip down and get toasty in the sun; Koreans, however, have developed a myriad of ingenious ways to shield themselves as much as possible from the harsh rays. Gr...

Updated : 2015.08.05 17:32

Enjoy clean-air fitness at Millennium Seoul Hilton

This is the first installment of a summer trilogy featuring local hotels with sports getaway attractions. ― Ed.By Park Hyong-kiEvery summer, Koreans are faced with relatively few options to beat the ...

Updated : 2015.08.05 14:28

Splendor and simplicity of Korean art

Rare pieces of Korean traditional art, spanning from the Bronze Age to the 19th-century Joseon era, have been brought together to present the exquisite beauty of Korean art this summer. The Leeum, Sam...

Updated : 2015.08.04 17:38

Korea to mark eve of 70th Liberation Day with gala concert

A large-scale pop concert will be held in Seoul on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule, the government said Tuesday.The concert will take place in Seoul Plaza, central Seoul, at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, the eve of Korean Liberation Day...

Updated : 2015.08.04 14:12

Cheongju to host chopsticks festival in Nov.

A chopstick-themed cultural festival, the first of its kind around the globe, will kick off in this provincial city in November, organizers said Monday, as part of a project to enhance cultural exchanges among three nations in the Northeast Asian region.Under a joint cultural project, Sout...

Updated : 2015.08.03 14:08

Anniversary revitalized ‘The Last Empress’ soaks in nationalism

The first Korean musical shown on Broadway and London’s West End, the first Korean musical to perform more than 1,000 shows and the first Korean musical to reach an audience of more than 130 million ...

Updated : 2015.08.02 12:39

Travel Bits

Korail launches city toursKorail, the state-run railway operator, has launched nationwide city tour programs.In partnership with regional administrative governments and the Korea Tourism Organization,...

Updated : 2015.07.31 19:10

Around the Hotels

Beach-themed partyat W Hotel Seoul - WalkerhillW Hotel Seoul – Walkerhill is presenting the “Summer Escape Party,” a resort-themed summer party with music by local DJs, at the hotel’s stylish WooB...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:59

A world of quality red meat

Gather all carnivores: Amid summery salads and the health fad of green juices, one restaurant in the trending Gyeongnidan district is unabashedly exploring the world of quality red meat. From German s...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:44

Summer can be vulnerable time for those with chronic conditions

While summer offers great opportunities for outdoor activities and sports, the warm weather can be a serious health threat especially to those with chronic medical conditions. According to Ewha Woman...

Updated : 2015.07.30 18:22

Get the most out of ‘all-inclusive’ fun at Kensington Jeju Hotel

Exterior view of the Kensington Jeju Hotel in Seogwipo, Jejudo Island. (Kensington Jeju Hotel)Nestled right in the mix of Jejudo Island’s most luxurious resorts -- Lotte, Shilla and the Hyatt -- is t...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:06

Cat cafes become cultural export

There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a cup of tea with a cat on your lap. These days, with the advent of cat cafes, you don’t even need your own cat to experience it. While they have been arou...

Updated : 2015.07.28 18:26

Former U.S. envoy to teach at HUFS

Kathleen StephensHankuk University of Foreign Studies is to appoint Kathleen Stephens, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as a chair professor for its diplomacy course, officials said Monday.Ste...

Updated : 2015.07.27 19:27

Inside actor Yoon Kye-sang

Among the many singer-turned-actors that pervade screens today, there are few that have been as willing to climb up from the bottom or are as serious about their newfound craft as Yoon Kye-sang.Unlike...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:10

Time travel to your imaginary destination

When you accidentally find a boarding pass from your last trip, it instantly reminds you of the time and place you had been, bringing an urge to leave everyday work behind and travel to an exotic plac...

Updated : 2015.07.26 16:40