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294 Int'l media highlight Banwoldo Island as trendy tourist spot image 191 Apr 29, 2021 15:05
CNN on Feb. 8 called Banwoldo Island in Sinan-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province, a "photographer’s dream." Banwoldo Island off the coast of Sinan-gun County in Jeollanam-do Province, nicknamed "Purpl...  
293 Lotus Lantern Festival named UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage imagefile 612 Dec 18, 2020 09:24
UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Dec. 16 designated the Lotus Lantern Festival an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The annual Lotus ...  
292 More Japanese experience Korea via Koreatowns in Japan imagefile 716 Dec 04, 2020 15:38
Shin-Okubo, a Koreatown in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, is packed with visitors buying Korean items and eating Korean food. With young Japanese largely prevented from visiting Korea due to the COVID-19 ...  
291 2021 KOCIS calendar showcases Korean culture worldwide imagefile 676 Nov 30, 2020 10:38
The Korean Culture and Information Service on Nov. 25 launched its official 2021 calendar showcasing the celebration of Korean culture overseas. Pictured here is a scene at a street parade under ...  
290 French expat explains love of Korean history imagefile 668 Nov 25, 2020 12:31
https://youtu.be/e1NIHjxL2oo Passing the Korean History Proficiency Test can give applicants an edge in getting hired by public or private companies. The test is considered difficult even for Korea...  
289 Lantern festival expected to make UNESCO cultural heritage list imagefile 719 Nov 20, 2020 11:42
The government has applied to have the annual Lantern Lighting Festival included on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safegu...  
288 President honors UN veterans of Korean War on new memorial day imagefile 711 Nov 12, 2020 15:10
The 70th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee and the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs released on Nov. 11 a commemorative video of U.N. war veterans on an electronic...  
287 Berlin district council decides to keep 'Statue of Peace' imagefile 703 Nov 11, 2020 11:37
A Berlin district council has voted to retract its earlier order to remove "Statue of Peace." A district of Berlin has retracted its earlier order to remove a statue commemorating victims of sexu...  
286 Building in traditional Seoul village wins Nat'l Hanok Competition imagefile 732 Nov 03, 2020 17:54
"Illuwayu, Lying Down on and Playing in the Finest Balcony" located in Seoul's Eunpyeong Hanok Village is the grand prize winner in the completed construction category of the 10th annual Nationa...  
285 Traditional paper lanterns to light up Singaporean garden imagefile 967 Sep 18, 2020 15:40
"Royal Family's Walk," a showcase of the royal procession of the king and queen during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) in front of Seoul's Gyeongbokgung Palace will be displayed through lanterns at Singap...  
284 Tram in Prague used to mark 30th anniversary of Korean-Czech ties imagefile 889 Sep 16, 2020 09:13
The Korean Embassy in Prague has organized several projects to mark the 30th anniversary of Korean-Czech relations. One of them is an open exhibition at Prague Castle on facts about and the culture o...  
283 Korea named to UNESCO cultural heritage committee for 3rd time imagefile 881 Sep 14, 2020 11:29
Korea on Sept. 9 in Paris was elected to UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Pictured here is a promotional leaflet on the nation's intangib...  
282 30 years of Korea-Russia ties see 25-fold jump in trade, tourism imagefile 1009 Sep 08, 2020 09:12
With this year marking the 30th anniversary of Korea's bilateral ties with Russia, the trade volume and the number of tourists between the two countries have jumped 25 times since formal relations wer...  
281 Korea to lead efforts in wildlife preservation in Madagascar imagefile 912 Aug 31, 2020 17:39
The African island nation of Madagascar is home to six of the world's nine baobab trees. Three of the trees are on the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for the C...  
280 Experiencing new normal at reopened Seoul art museum imagefile 965 Aug 13, 2020 18:17
As museums and art galleries were reopened on July 22, visitors on July 30 browse at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul's Jongno-gu District while practicing social distancing. "Please keep...  
279 Tourism body picks 100 non-contact vacation spots for summer imagefile 1143 Jul 16, 2020 15:47
The Korea Tourism Organization has selected 100 summer tourist spots to escape the summer heat while being safe from COVID-19. The venues were chosen based on criteria such as suitability for solo or fami...  
278 Korea, Myanmar mark 45 years of ties via letter exchange imagefile 1170 May 25, 2020 16:07
President Moon Jae-in sent a congratulatory letter to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar President Win Myint to mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral relations. The photo shows ...  
277 Match Made in Hanok imagefile 1172 Apr 24, 2020 16:43
Traditional Life “Seoul has many long streets like New York, of course, but our lives don’t unfold there. In Seoul, we breathe, eat, drink, argue, love and break up in the countless small alleys that...  
276 Korea, Romania celebrate 30 years of diplomatic ties imagefile 1255 Apr 21, 2020 10:09
Korea and Romania on March 30 celebrated 30 years of diplomatic relations, with the leaders of the two countries exchanging congratulatory letters that stressed the importance of bilateral ties. Pres...  
275 Captivating in Costume, 'Hanbok' imagefile 1168 Apr 14, 2020 11:19
4 Hanbok Hotspots  Many visitors to Korea are fans of Hanbok thanks to seeing the traditional attire in numerous Korean films and TV dramas. Merely wearing the clothing that sports exquisite colors ...  

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