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 Yonsei University Museum uncover...

Korea World Travel Fair to kick off next week

The 32nd annual Korea World Travel Fair will be held from June 1-4, demonstrating the latest products and trends related to tours in and out of Korea.The organizing committee of the KOTFA held a press conference Tuesday, and expla...

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 market set up at Seoul Color Park ...

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 promote the country abroad.The Co...

Foreign tourists fall 27 pct last month amid THAAD row

The number of foreign tourists to South Korea fell 27 percent in April from a year earlier as demand from China fell dramatically, the country's tourism agency said Monday.    Last month, a total of 1.07 million foreigners visit...

S. Korea sees steep fall in Chinese visitors on THAAD spat

The number of Chinese tourists in South Korea more than halved last month from a year earlier, dragged down by China's ban on sales of Korea-bound trips amid a diplomatic row over a U.S. anti-missile system, the state tourism body...

[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 from the postwar years through t...

[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 single “Photograph.”The song was ...

Rose wines to pop open for spring or anytime

It seems almost unfair to rose to start thinking about it, and talking about it, and looking for it when spring comes around. Then again, how many of us think about turkey and stuffing outside of November? Or corned beef and cabba...

[Travel Bits] Festivals, sights around Korea

Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival The Yangpyeong Strawberry Festival is being held through the end of May. Visitors can pick their own strawberries at the strawberry farms and participate in a variety of activities and programs in th...

[Home Cooking] Snack on ddangkong jorim

This is a simple but delicious side dish that’s made with peanuts. Made similar to kongjang (soy braised soybeans), this braised peanut dish is sweet, sticky, savory and nutty with a pleasant chewy texture. It’s a popular basic ...

Gwangju center to run mountain tour

Gwangju Cultural Center is hosting a tour to Mudeungsan National Park on the edge of the city on May 27.The guided tour will combine the main sights on the city’s most famous mountain with cultural activities. Guided by Mishra Ha...

Seoul Players to present ‘homegrown’ plays

Two one-act plays by local expat playwrights take to the Seoul stage from Saturday, in a project that sees Seoul Players show off their writing as well as their stage talents. The two plays have their share of laughs, but will lea...

Together Day events to take place across Korea

Cities across South Korea will be hosting multicultural events as part of the Justice Ministry’s Together Day festival. Together Day, in its 10th year, comprises of events taking place over around 10 days, the first of which was ...

HBC live music festival to return to Seoul

HBC fest will return to Seoul this month with nearly 100 bands playing across two days.The biannual event, which started 11 years ago, takes place at bars and cafes around the Haebangchon area north of Noksapyeong Station, with fr...