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Cat cafes become cultural export

There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a cup of tea with a cat on your lap. These days, with the advent of cat cafes, you don’t even need your own cat to experience it. While they have been arou...

Updated : 2015.07.28 18:26

Time travel to your imaginary destination

When you accidentally find a boarding pass from your last trip, it instantly reminds you of the time and place you had been, bringing an urge to leave everyday work behind and travel to an exotic plac...

Updated : 2015.07.26 16:40

International forum to ignite discussion of Korean culture

An international cultural forum in Seoul in late summer will assemble the world’s creative opinion leaders to experience, discuss and globalize Korean culture. The Culture Communication Forum, organi...

Updated : 2015.07.23 18:03

Stolen Buddhist painting returned from U.S.

South Korea has reclaimed a stolen 18th century Buddhist painting from a U.S. art collector, the cultural agency said Tuesday.  The Cultural Heritage Administration said the work, presumed to be from about 1738, was donated by the American who had initially offered it at an auction in Ma...

Updated : 2015.07.21 11:54

[Herald Interview] Ascott Limited to open country’s first Citadines property in Busan

The Ascott Limited is gearing up to open the Citadines Haeundae Busan next month, marking not only the first Citadines in Korea, but also the largest Citadines-branded “apart’ hotel” in its vast st...

Updated : 2015.07.20 20:30

Police to hire detectives to protect cultural assets

Police said Sunday they will hire detectives specifically tasked with protecting the country's cultural assets.  Police said they wanted to ensure more expertise in investigating thefts of cultural properties and that the candidates for the new position will receive relevant education at...

Updated : 2015.07.19 10:42

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THEATRE   MUSICAL 'ARIRANG' - A scene from "Arirang," a musical adaptation from the epic novel of the same title by Jo Jung-rae, currently playing at LG Arts Center in southern Seoul (Seensee)“The...

Updated : 2015.07.17 21:42

[Weekender] Mango bingsu, a summer delight

A bowl of shaved ice topped with sweet red bean paste has long been a classic summer dessert for Koreans. The traditional combination of ice, red bean paste and condensed milk has been an inspiration ...

Updated : 2015.07.17 17:53

[Weekender] Surviving summer

The blazing sun, sticky air, sultry sleepless nights and mosquito bites -- yes, it’s summer again. You know what it brings. Iced drinks and shaved ice desserts called “bingsu” will be selling like ...

Updated : 2015.07.17 17:48

[Weekender] Beat the heatwave, traditional way

Traditionally, when the summer heatwave strikes, Koreans tuck in to hot bowls of stamina-boosting soups under the mantra of “battling heat with heat.”Although seemingly counterintuitive, it was beli...

Updated : 2015.07.17 17:47

[Weekender] Spine-chilling horror for mid-summer goosebumps

Haunted houses, horror films and even venturing into abandoned estates: such fear-inducing activities have long been a way for many Koreans to escape -- or at least momentarily forget -- the country’...

Updated : 2015.07.17 17:47

The making of a Joseon queen

Wedding gown of Empress Consort Sunjeong, 1919 (Seojong University Museum)Stories of women at the royal court of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) do not occupy major chapters in the 518 years of history...

Updated : 2015.07.13 18:00

Ancient Baekje historic areas named a UNESCO world heritage site

Eight ancient Baekje historic areas were collectively named as a UNESCO World Heritage site Saturday, becoming Korea’s 12th item on the much-coveted World Heritage list. It joins the ranks of the vol...

Updated : 2015.07.05 17:43

'Nanta' creator appointed Pyeongchang Olympic ceremony artistic director

Song Seung-hwan, creator of the famous percussion performance “Nanta,” will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the organizing comm...

Updated : 2015.07.02 18:45

Korean culture industry awakes from MERS slumber

The Korean culture industry is slowly awakening from its pronounced slump, which came following the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak and the public’s ensuing reluctance to visit populated ar...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:04