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[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 ...

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 Kor...

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 t...

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 “...

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 Hera...

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 north...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:47

Jeju’s female diving culture gets heritage listing

Female divers in Korea’s southern island of Jeju have been designated as an Intangible Cultural Property of Korea, Cultural Heritage Administration said Monday. Hanyeo, which roughly translates as ...

Updated : 2017.05.01 15:13

[Weekender] Cafes go beyond coffee

The growth of coffee addicts is explosive, manifested in the rapid spread of coffee shops, big and small, across the nation. Latest data showed that Koreans consumed more than 25 billion cups of coff...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:32

[Weekender] Get space for the price of a coffee

Park Ji-min, 23, carries out most of her daily tasks at cafes. The senior college student works on her assignments, reads books and watches movies on her laptop at the cafes, which are located right...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:20

[Weekender] Franchises experiment with high-end coffee and tea

Cafe franchises in South Korea are going upscale by brewing premium drinks including specialty coffee and high-end tea. Tea cafe franchises offer high-end tea (Chloris Tea & Coffee) It took time, m...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:18

[Weekender] Cafes provide solace for sleep-deprived Koreans

Many people turn to coffee to wake themselves up. But that’s the last thing on the minds of customers of a new breed of cafes devoted to helping people relax and, if possible, take a nap. “The (re...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:10

Travel industry discusses tourism’s ability to change the world

BANGKOK -- The travel and tourism industry today generates over $7.6 trillion globally, supporting over 292 million jobs, and has outstripped the growth of the global economy in the last six years. ...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:38

2,917 stairs to the top of Korea’s highest skyscraper

Over 950 people from around the world gathered Sunday at Lotte World Tower to do one thing: climb up 123 floors -- or 2,917 stairs to be exact. Gripping banisters and taking the stairs two at a time...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:50

Political stance comes at a price in Korean entertainment

Jeon In-kwon’s concert on May 7 was canceled Tuesday. The veteran singer did not say why the organizers decided to pull the plug. But rumors have begun to circulate that it was connected to Jeon’s...

Updated : 2017.04.26 16:13

Click here to subscribe - and learn how to drive

Imagine the shock when a boy, 8, drove up to a local McDonalds drive-through and asked for a Happy Meal. The news of the Ohio boy who learned how to drive on YouTube to get a late-night snack was a ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:30