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Korean recipes: Tangpyeongchae mung bean jelly noodles
May 04, 2016
Tangpyeongchae is a court cuisine characterized by its colorful appearance and for the harmonious taste created by its ingredients. It's made from mung bean jelly or cheongpomuk (청포묵), beef, watercress, bean sprouts, seaweed and eggs. The name “tangpyoengchae” (탕평채, 蕩平...


Korea-Iran share common understanding through poetry
May 03, 2016
As Korean and Iranian poets have come to see cultural similarities between themselves, they have decided to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. As both Korean and Iranian poets have found cultural similarities between the two countries, Korean poets Kim Hu-r...


'We hope the newest Korean dramas will be on the air in...
May 03, 2016
Members of Pracles, an Iran-based online community that covers Korean pop culture, and the community's moderator, Mahsa (center), pose for a picture during a screening of Korean TV shows in Tehran on May 2. Crowds of people arrived at the Milad Tower in Tehran with antici...


Korea captivates Iranian public
May 03, 2016
President Park Geun-hye (center) visits the Hansik Zone at the K-Culture Exhibit, held at the Milad Tower in Tehran, on May 2. On a table are spread 10 varieties of kimchi, ranging from standard cabbage kimchi to ones made with sliced radish, pomegranates, tomatoes and onions...


Beautiful Korea-Iran cultural bonds shine in Tehran
May 03, 2016
“Bonds that are more than 1,500 years old still last today.” So said President Park Geun-hye at the Korea-Iran One Heart Festival on May 2 in Tehran. The Korea-Iran One Heart Festival was held in the main hall of the Milad Tower in central Tehran. It was part of Korea ...


Travel the world through children's books
May 02, 2016
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Korea Foundation opens 'Encounter the World Through Children's Books,' an exhibition featuring 400 children's books in 28 languages from 44 countries. Books such as 'I Want My Hat Back' from Canada (left), 'Star and Poppy Seeds' from Ukraine...


A seonbi graces a 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert
Apr 28, 2016
This year's second 'Hello, Mr. K!' concert is held on April 27 at the Korea Furniture Museum. The event features a Hanbok fashion show that tells the story of a Joseon era honorable seonbi scholar. Ambassadors from the Portuguese and Lithuanian embassies, officials from ot...

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Masterpieces of Korean ceramics arrive in Paris
Apr 28, 2016
A turtle-dragon celadon pitcher from the 12th century is on display at the 'Earth, Fire, Soul -- Masterpieces of Korean Ceramics' exhibition. The pitcher shows the high artistry of Goryeo celadon ceramics. This work has a turtle with the head of a dragon sitting on a lotus flower...


King's study room becomes public library
Apr 28, 2016
A new library is unveiled at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 27. The Jibokjae Hall, a former royal study room, has now been renovated as a public library. A subtle spring breeze passes through the wide-open hall and windows, flowing into the room. The distant sound of th...


'My dream is to be a K-pop star'
Apr 28, 2016
German teen singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz tells the Bild newspaper that her dream is to be a K-pop star. Jamie-Lee Kriewitz is a rising teen star in her native Germany, born in 1998 in Bennigsen in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony. This year, representing Germa...