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3,000-year-old grave shows ancient people used fire during burial

South Korean researchers have found remnants of an ancient cave formed around 10th century BC, which suggest Bronze Age people conducted a ritual with fire before burying their dead.Scientists from Yo...

Updated : 2017.05.23 16:23

Seoul night market lights up city with delicacies, performances

The nightscape of Seoul offers a wealth of pleasant surprises, one of which is Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market, a special weekend market being held in five locations throughout the city. The night mark...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:28

Culture foundation runs visual contest on Korea

A Seoul-based cultural foundation has opened a photo and video contest about Korea, aimed at piquing interests among foreigners in the country and offering a chance for a dialogue on how to better pro...

Updated : 2017.05.23 13:54

[Weekender] Places fading into memory

Bookstores expand their commercial horizons Bookstores were the intellectual sanctuaries for Korea’s youngsters and libertines, who burned with passion for democracy, prosperity and humanity there fr...

Updated : 2017.05.19 18:19

[Weekender] Old things worth holding on to

“Every memory of looking out the back door/ I had the photo album spread out on my bedroom floor/ It’s hard to say it/ time to say it/ Goodbye, goodbye,” sings the band Nickelback in its 2005 singl...

Updated : 2017.05.19 13:30

International cultural forum holds visual contest

An international cultural forum in Seoul in late summer will assemble the world’s creative opinion leaders to discuss and promote Korean culture, while also inviting foreigners in Korea to take part ...

Updated : 2017.05.16 18:49

Dig suggests human sacrifices during Silla Kingdom

An archaeological dig by the state-run Cultural Heritage Administration has found the bones of two people under ancient palace walls, suggesting that the Silla Kingdom (57 BC to 935) actually had a cu...

Updated : 2017.05.16 17:59

Daegu to host musical ensembles from ‘Spamalot’ to ‘Polita’

Korea’s hottest city, Daegu, will heat up even more next month as this year’s annual Daegu International Musical Festival will be the most diverse one in its 11 year history, featuring 26 musicals f...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:02

[Seoul Saunter] Sharosugil, where exotic eateries rub shoulders with traditional marketplace

Guarding the entrance of Seoul National University, located at the foot of the city’s southwestern mountains, is a monument that looks like a triangle with a pronged pole to its right. Created by re...

Updated : 2017.05.15 18:13

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Icheon Ceramic Festival Icheon Ceramic Festival introduces visitors to celadon, white porcelain, buncheongware and other premium Korean ceramics along with various hands-on programs.This includes unco...

Updated : 2017.05.12 11:18

Korea culture schools to be established around the globe

Institutions to serve as base camp for those from other countries to experience Korean culture will be set up in 20 places around the world, a state-run institution that aims to spread the use of Korean language announced.According to King Sejong Institute Foundation, 20 Sejong Culture Aca...

Updated : 2017.05.09 16:15

[Eye Plus] Children tell us what happiness is

When flowers are in full bloom, trees are green and spring is in the air, children show us happiness comes from little things. On one sunny day of early May that is the beginning of spring, family th...

Updated : 2017.05.05 14:56

[Eye] ‘Arirang’ travels the world

After the Iron Curtain fell in 1991, Koreans were free to travel to formerly forbidden countries such as China.The following year, 29-year-old Jin Yong-sun traveled to China looking for traces of “Ar...

Updated : 2017.05.05 14:41

Seoul springs to life with festivals

With spring in full bloom and the days getting warmer, a number of festivals that focus on outdoor activities are taking place around Seoul. Here is a list of May festivals compiled by The Korea Heral...

Updated : 2017.05.02 19:22

[Seoul Saunter] Repurposed park acts as corridor of civic energy

Around sunset each day, Park Bong-soon strolls through the Gyeongui Line Forest Park, back and forth, for a good healthy hour. For the 71-year-old resident of the area near Gongdeok Station in northwe...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:47