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Korea Grand Sale Launches Nationwide for Foreign Touris...
Jan 10, 2017
The Korea Grand Sale, a shopping & tour festival organized by the Visit Korea Committee (chaired by Park Sam-koo), will be held from Friday, January 20th to Tuesday, February 28th to attract foreign tourists and boost domestic consumption in the winter season. This year’...


New guidebooks target non-Korean residents
Jan 09, 2017
The Daegu Metropolitan City Government releases 'Living in Daegu,' a guidebook to help newcomers settle and live in the city. The booklets are being distributed at offices frequented by recently-arrived Daegu residents, such as the Women & Family Affairs Division of Daegu Cit...


A new express train to carry passengers to PyeongChang ...
Dec 30, 2016
Secretary General Yeo Hyung-koo (left) of the Organizing Committee for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and KORAIL President Hong Soon-man sign a memorandum of understanding on Dec. 28 for cooperation to host the Olympic Games successfully. Athletes of the PyeongCh...


Guidebook of plant names is published online
Dec 27, 2016
A book that provides accurate scientific and Korean names for foreign and indigenous plants cultivated in Korea has been published for use by the public. On Dec. 26, the Korea National Arboretum released the "Standard Checklist of Cultivated Plants in Korea," a plant guidebo...


Number of int’l tourists to Korea hits 17 mil.
Dec 27, 2016
The number of international visitors to Korea has surpassed 17 million throughout 2016. This marks a record high, exceeding the log of 14.2 million in 2014. There’s been a surge in the number of foreign tourists entering the nation, from January to November this year, 31.2 perc...


Wetland reserves are paradise for wildlife
Dec 21, 2016
Korea’s wetland reserves have recently been discovered to be home to wildlife, including endangered species. Since 2011, the National Institute of Environmental Research, part of the Ministry of Environment, has conducted a series of research projects into 17 wetland reserve...

653main1_20161216_HR.jpg honorary reporters to kick off activities
Dec 16, 2016
Director Kim Kabsoo of the Korean Culture and Information Service (fourth from right, front row) and the sixth group of honorary reporters at the induction ceremony held at the National Hangeul Museum on Dec. 16. The induction ceremony for the sixth group of


Daeseol (대설, 大雪), Big Snow
Dec 02, 2016
The day of Daeseol (대설, 大雪), literally "Big Snow," falls on Wednesday, Dec. 7, this year. It marks the beginning of the 21st of the year's 24 solar terms. It follows Soseol (소설, 小雪), literally "First Snow," which was on Nov. 22, and precedes Dongji (동지, 冬至), Dec. 21, which is the...


Gwanghwamun display shows Korea as seen by the world
Nov 29, 2016
People walking through Gwanghwamun Square take a moment to look at some of the artwork on display at the Talk Talk Korea 2016 exhibition, in Seoul on Nov. 29. "It's so beautiful. Is it possible to rent this somewhere?" On Nov. 29 at an exhibit featuring prize-winning works o...


Chilly clear skies usher in winter
Nov 25, 2016
Visitors stroll along the paths through the silver grass fields of the Haneul Park in Sangam-dong, northwestern Seoul, on Nov. 24, as a cold wave is issued across the nation. A cold snap on Nov. 24 saw temperatures across the country plummet to lows of minus 9 degrees Celsius. ...