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402 4 royal palaces, shrine, tombs offer free entry during Chuseok image 3368 Sep 22, 2023
Gyeongbokgung Palace will offer free admission from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3 to mark Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). (Cultural Heritage Administration) The four royal palaces of Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeong...  
401 Washington Post picks Korean sauna-spa for beating heat image 1741 Sep 07, 2023
The Washington Post in a July 31 article selected a jjimjilbang (pictured), a Korean spa and sauna, as one of six ways to beat the heat. Amid a record-breaking global heat wave, the U.S. daily Washin...  
400 5 provincial cities named to list of those 'specializing in night tourism' image 3009 Mar 21, 2023
Busan, the second largest city in Korea by population, has been named an "international attraction" in a national contest for "cities specializing in night tourism." Shown is a scene from the 2019...  
399 Culture Ministry launches this year's 100 K-Culture-Tourism Event image 2558 Feb 20, 2023
This is a scene from the Gangnam Festival, a festival included in the 100 K-Culture-Tourism Event. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Jan. 31 finalized its list of programs for the 100 K...  
398 Indoor mask-wearing rule to be eased from Jan. 30 image 3237 Jan 30, 2023
The national rule requiring mask wearing indoors will be eased on Jan. 30 from "required" to "recommended." Most of the country's mask-wearing regulations adopted in October 2020 at the height of the C...  
397 2 self-driving electric buses start regular service near Cheong Wa Dae image 2772 Jan 18, 2023
Large self-driving electric buses on Dec. 22 from 2 p.m. began regular service near the former presidential compound of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul. (Seoul Metropolitan Government) Two self-driving elect...  
396 NATO's cyber defense group makes Korea 1st Asian member image 3775 Oct 12, 2022
Korea is the first Asian nation to join the Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Korea is the first Asian nation to ...  
395 Busan publishes newspapers in English, Japanese for BTS concert image 3435 Oct 12, 2022
Busan Metropolitan City on Oct. 11 released special editions of its English- (pictured) and Japanese-language newspapers titled "Dynamic Busan" ahead of the BTS concert on Oct. 15 to promote the city...  
394 Incheon Int'l Airport receives world's 1st 'Level 5' rating image 3445 Sep 20, 2022
Incheon International Airport Corp. (IIAC) President Kim Kyoung Wook (left) and Airports Council International (ACI) Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira on Sept. 14 each spread five finge...  
393 President arrives in London, attends reception hosted by British king image 3193 Sep 20, 2022
President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee on Sept. 18 are greeted by British officials after arriving at London Stansted Airport. President Yoon Suk Yeol on Sept. 18 arrived in ...  
392 80.5% of non-Koreans have positive view of Korea: survey image 12310 Jan 26, 2022
The Korean Culture and Information Service on Jan. 24 said a recent survey found that 80.5% of non-Koreans in Korea and abroad have positive views of Korea. A survey shows that eight of ten no...  
391 2022 to roar with energy as Year of the Tiger image 5123 Jan 04, 2022
2022 is the Year of the Black Tiger under the Asian zodiac. Shown here are five Korean tigers on Sept. 30, 2021, at Everland Zoo in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do Province. Three male and two female cub...  
390 Foreign workers with visas nearing end to get 1-year extension image 4703 Dec 22, 2021
Foreign workers in Korea whose visas will expire early next year will get a one-year extension as the government seeks to resolve their entry and departure difficulties and a domestic labor shortag...  
389 Water sports center to be opened along Hangang River in Seoul image 5627 Nov 01, 2021
An integrated water sports center with water leisure facilities for canoes, kayaks and boats will open by the first half of 2023 at Nanji Hangang Park in the Sangam-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Mapo...  
388 1st homegrown rocket Nuri to launch on Oct. 21 image 5019 Oct 21, 2021
The nation's first homegrown space rocket Nuri on Aug. 26 is set on a launch pad before undergoing final inspection. (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) Access to the area surrounding the launch ...  
387 President Moon, BTS give exclusive interview to ABC image 5600 Sep 28, 2021
President Moon Jae-in and K-pop phenom BTS on Sept. 21 hold an interview with ABC of the U.S. at United Nations headquarters in New York. President Moon Jae-in and K-pop sensation BTS have...  
386 BTS urges world to 'continue moving forward' at UN session image 5380 Sep 23, 2021
https://youtu.be/Jp5gU_Xx1VA K-pop sensation BTS on Sept. 20 delivered a message of hope to youths worldwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic in a speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly. At ...  
385 President Moon appoints BTS as special envoy for trip to US image 5929 Sep 16, 2021
President Moon Jae-in (fourth from left) and BTS members on Sept. 14 take a commemorative photo at a ceremony awarding the group certificates of appointment as "special presidential envoy for future ...  
384 SK Bioscience to start phase 3 trials of Korea's 1st COVID-19 vaccine image 5936 Aug 31, 2021
President Moon Jae-in on Aug. 10 said he hopes that the first domestically made vaccine by SK Bioscience can be both "born and commercialized." The photo shows the president in October last year ...  
383 Self-driving vehicles to hit Seoul roads from Oct. image 5916 Aug 18, 2021
Self-driving vehicles like buses and taxis from October will run in downtown Seoul. Shown here is a self-driving shuttle bus in the Sangam-dong neighborhood of Seoul's Mapo-gu District. Self-driving ...  

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