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Cultural ties put Iran, S Korea closer than ever for cooperation

TEHRAN- Speaking at a cultural event on Mon. in Tehran, celebrating Iran and South Korea’s deep historical ties, Korean President Park vowed to …

The Korean roots beneath Japan's folk art movement

The folk craft movement in Japan owes a great debt to Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), who coined the term “<i>mingei”</i> (“folk crafts”) in 1925. Yanagi …

Three passionate designers give a face to films

Three-member poster design team Propaganda, from left, Lee Dong-hyoung, Choi Jee-woong and Park Dong-woo work in their design lab located in …

Beer Festivals

Match-Fixing Report Shows How Gambling Has Ruined Korean StarCraft

The Korean prosecutor’s office leading the <i>StarCraft 2</i> match-fixing investigation released its report this week, and the results are not good for fans …

Match Fixing

Adorable giant pandas make their debut in South Korea

A pair of giant pandas make their debut in South Korea for the first time after arriving from China in March.<p>Two-year-old female, Ai Bao, and three-year-old male Le Bao, were sent from the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to live in South Korea where they will stay for the next 15 years.<p>China …

North Korea

Korea's Tallest Tower Embodies Industrial Malaise

The observation deck atop the new Lotte World Tower in southern Seoul was completed last month, and now Seoul boasts the world's fifth-tallest …

[At Home with Her Excellency, USA] A Korean home made with American wood

U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert, with his wife Robyn, their son Sejun and their dog Grigsby, pose last month in front of their residence, the …

Pub Pairings

Three international takes on the humble pubWhether you call it a gastropub, a tavern or a <i>seonsuljip</i>, every country has a name for a comfortable place …

Southern Smoke

Southern BBQ has taken off in a major way. Here’s where to start.Southern BBQ is no longer scarce in Seoul. Regional diehards and neophytes alike can …

Cooking

City of Art and Industry 문래동

In Mullae-dong, culture thrives in a gritty, urban atmosphere of creativityA place of extreme urban decay and harsh noise, there’s little apparent …

Pastoral Elation 안성

Anseong enchants with rolling hills, steaming lakes and unbroken traditionsThe sun slowly rises from behind the horizon and bathes the rolling green …

Horseback Riding

Lighting Up the World with Wisdom and Happiness

One of Korea’s most popular celebrations, the Yeon Deung Hoe (Lotus Lantern Festival) brightens the soul with not only paper lanterns, but community …

The Fashionable Crowd

Meet the expats making waves in Korea’s fast-moving fashion industryWhen trends catch on in Korea, they catch on fast, and the fashion industry is no …

Easy Listening

Where to enjoy a glass of wine over some tunes that won’t make your ears bleedSeoul is the center of the K-Pop world. But for those in the city who …

Turntables

Showstopping Hansik 고급 퓨전한식

Korean fine dining blends the traditional and modern into culinary art“Fusion” can come off as a dirty word in a city where cream sauce tteokbokki …

Food & Dining

Rough Beauty 연천

The rugged volcanic landscape of Yeoncheon possesses a prehistoric magicWhile Korea has plenty of scenic places, Yeoncheon’s magic is much more …

South Korea

Mangwon-dong 망원동

Relaxed off-Hongdae neighborhood fends off gentrification to maintain sense of communityGentrification.A neighborhood with an established community …

Art Galleries

The New Guard of Hotel Bars

See the next generation of luxury at the city’s five-star hotelsGood drinks are everywhere, but good drinks with great hospitality are harder to …

Hospitality

Springtime Mystery 양산 통도사

Tongdosa Temple is a garden of tranquility and colorThere is a mystery for me when it comes to Tongdosa Temple. While for some it is just like any …

Asia Travel

A Spring in Your Step

Denim, stripes, pleats, and a whole lot of ’70s suede set to grace the streets of Seoul this seasonFinally – it’s here! Our ondols are off, our …

Clothing

Conan O’Brien accidentally exposed the culture gap between Koreans and Korean-Americans

Conan O’Brien’s very special Korea episode, which aired on TBS over the weekend, is a much bigger deal than you might imagine (clips are available on TBS.com). It is as good a glimpse as you’re likely to find of both the limitlessness and the limits of globalization in the year 2016. Conan is …

Side Dishes

Sacred Volcano in North Korea May Be Waiting to Blow

Sprinkled with villages and blueberries, Mount Paektu has been rumbling, prompting an international effort to study its underbelly.<p>An enigmatic and dangerous giant sleeps on the border between China and North Korea.<p>It’s quiet now, but a millennium ago, the volcano called Mount Paektu exploded with …

I want to walk like you! Unbelievable moment bears stand on their hind legs like humans and even run alongside tourist bus as they beg for food

• <b>People on board the bus throw food for the bears, who stand up straight</b>• <b><br>Bears stand up on hind legs and even rest on each other just like humans</b>• <b><br>Later</b> …

Two royal palaces to open at night, free for visitors in 'hanbok'

Any visitor wearing hanbok or Korean traditional attire will be admitted for free at two royal palaces in Seoul which will open to the public at …

Old-school style enjoys a moment in the sun

A group of women in hanbok walk along the wall of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul on Saturday. Wearing the traditional clothing and taking pictures …

Cheongdam’s Korean culture makeover

Masako Sato and Kazumi Sato, a mother and daughter from Japan, take a photo in front of a symbolic figure for K-pop idol group BTS on Tuesday. …

North Korea