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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

'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 culture industry awakes from MERS slumber

The Korean culture industry is slowly awakening from its pronounced slump, which came following the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak and the public’s ensuing reluctance to visit populated ar...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:04

Baekje historic sites likely to win UNESCO heritage nod

Archaeological Site in Wanggung-ri (Cultural Heritage Administration)A vast historic site that belongs to the ancient kingdom of Baekje is expected to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, b...

Updated : 2015.06.29 17:18

[Weekender] Charms and concerns of artistic districts

In recent years, Seoul’s Yeonnam-dong and Mullae-dong areas have risen as havens for struggling artists and free-spirited entrepreneurs. Located near enough the bustling Hongdae district to attract v...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:30

[Weekender] The rise of ‘ordinary places’ as hot spots

On Wednesday afternoon, 23-year-old university student Kim Eun-young and her friend Lee Ha-young strolled the narrow alleys of Chebu-dong in Jongno-gu of Seoul. They had a meal at the Tongin tradition...

Updated : 2015.06.26 20:23

Around the Hotels

Private cabanas at Banyan Tree Macau  Urban luxury resort Banyan Tree Macau -- located in Galaxy Macau, the region’s largest resort complex -- has opened Pool Cabana, a luxurious, private poolside ...

Updated : 2015.06.26 19:36

[Best Brand] Banyan Tree, hidden oasis on slopes of Mount Namsan

A view of “The Oasis,” Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul’s rooftop luxury swimming pool area (Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul)An urban oasis nestled away in the slopes of Seoul’s Mount Namsan, Banyan Tre...

Updated : 2015.06.25 18:37

Novelist Shin Kyung-sook admits plagiarism

Shin Kyung-sook, the author of international best seller “Please Look After Mom,” finally broke her silence on allegations of plagiarism Tuesday, offering words that were largely seen as owning up t...

Updated : 2015.06.23 09:43

Plagiarism suspicions raised on novelist Shin Kyung-sook

Renowned South Korean novelist Shin Kyung-sook is suspected of having copied the titles of two poems by a local writer for her short stories. Yonhap News Agency found on Monday that "Footprints of Hea...

Updated : 2015.06.22 10:40

[Up & Coming] Webtoon artist Kim tells stories of hardships with humor

Comic artist Kim Mi-kyung is a realist. She also has a bit of a dark side. People had often told her that she was too honest to create funny, cute characters and cartoons. But Kim said her character t...

Updated : 2015.06.21 09:46

[Weekender] Leisure drones gaining popularity among hobbyists

Drones are becoming a common sight at city parks in South Korea, with the small aircraft emerging as a new toy for “kidults” ― adults enjoying hobbies considered better suited to children. Korea’s...

Updated : 2015.06.19 20:48

[Weekender] Corporate Korea falls in love with drones

Corporations in South Korea from a wide variety of industry sectors are turning their eyes toward drone technology, which is expected to create a great number of new business opportunities down the ro...

Updated : 2015.06.19 20:44

[Newsmaker] Plagiarism claims haunt literary icon

In Korea’s moribund literary scene, novelist Shin Kyung-sook has been almost the only source of excitement. With a growing international profile, the author of 2011 New York Times bestseller “Please...

Updated : 2015.06.18 21:02

Special sermon at Namdaemoon Presbyterian

The Namdaemoon Presbyterian Church is holding a special sermon, history forum and concert in commemoration of 130 years since the First State Sunday service was held in Korea on June 21, 1885.The serv...

Updated : 2015.06.18 19:53