Access to Changdeokgung's Injeongjeon Hall has been limited, but starting this month it's open to the public.
Known for its masterful architectural beauty, the palace of Changdeokgung has been designated as National Treasure No. 225, and was also inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Injeongjeon Hall was where major state affairs were discussed between the king and ministers during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)...More
Clad in Hanbok, a mascot welcomes visitors at the entrance to the Seoul Folk Flea Market located in Hwanghak-dong, Jung District (photo: Jeon Han).
Korea's traditional markets are the best sites for experiencing Koreans' unique "jeong", a special feeling of fondness, warmth, bonding, and attachment. Such traditional markets across the nation have similar, but unique characteristics of their own. These are something more than just shopping places. You can get a glimpse of the lives of ordinary Koreans.
If you are looking for something rare and unique, Seoul Folk Flea Market is the place to go. All sorts of old appliances such as black-and-white TVs, obsolete refrigerators, laptops, secondhand books and clothes, out-of-date cassette tapes, and LP records make you feel as if you were in a time machine. Seemingly hundreds-of-years-old knick-knacks make you wonder where they come from and how they came here...More
The countdown to Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 has begun, with its opening set in less than two weeks' time. The international garden show taking place in Suncheon, a region known for its ecological value and scenic beauty, is expected to provide a breathtaking experience for more than four million domestic and international travelers alike by introducing varying types of garden culture.
As opening day draws near, the attention surrounding the garden expo and the Suncheon region continues to grow. From April 4 to 5, a group of around 70 curious tourists including foreign correspondents as well as embassy officials and their families made time for a two-day trip to learn more about the ecological city and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful warm southern region.
A group of foreign correspondents and embassy officials enjoy their visit to Suncheon Ecological Park, known as one of Korea's not-to-be missed natural vistas (photo: Lee Seung-ah)...More
A Seoul district court on Saturday upheld the government's suspension of the license of an ophthalmologist who ran online ads giving the false impression that celebrities underwent surgery at his clinic.
The doctor, identified only by his surname "Uhm", filed a suit against the former health and welfare minister for suspending his license for two months. But the Seoul Administrative Court ruled that the false ads caused co...More
The Terracotta Festival, for its 5th year anniversary, will expand from the usual four-days to 10 days from Thursday 6 June to Saturday 15 June 2013. The festival will increase the number of films and venues, and still remain in the heart of the capital.
To commemorate this special occasion, Terracotta Festival organisers are delighted to announce that more strands have been added to the line-up. The four strands of the festival are: CURRENT ASIAN CINEMA
, IN MEMORY O
F: Leslie Cheung & Anita Mui
, SPOTLIGHT ON: Indonesia
and the Terror Cotta Horror All-Nighter
Terracotta Festival will continue to screen its usual selection of best contemporary films from any genre, any Far East country, at the Prince Charles Cinema from 6-9 June 2013. Like previous editions, guest actors and directors will attend the festival to introduce their film, host Q&A sessions, run Masterclasses and interact with festival goers. This will be the CURRENT ASIAN CINEMA section of the festival...More