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Travel in time at cultural heritage sites (1)

Gongsan Fortress in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, built during the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660), offers a good walking course. / Courtesy of KTO By Kim RahnCulture and history buffs interested to learn more about Korea …

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Olympic preparation all about 'fun' for S.…

By Yoo Jee-hoSEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- It was the most unusual of sights: South Korean Olympic athletes laughing and having fun as they trained for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games about three months away.Such was the light-hea…

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S. Korea seeks to boost tourism in DMZ

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with more details; CHANGES photos)By Kim Eun-jungHWACHEON, South Korea, April 29 (Yonhap) -- In the first-ever workshop held on the southern part of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas …

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Seoul to issue four more duty-free license…

(ATTN: ADDS more details from 2nd para) SEJONG, April 29 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government said Friday that it will issue four additional licenses to operate duty-free shops in Seoul in a bid to meet rising demand from Chine…

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  • 2016-05-02

GTC launches new flagship ‘Breezy’ brand

Gangwon Trade Center(GTC), the representative trading arm of Gangwon Province, has launched its new flagship and luxury goods brand, “Breezy” that emblematically features the wonderful breezes not only from high, mountains but als…

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Mascot for PyeongChang...

There are 615 days left until the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics begin, but it seems that one thing is conspicuously missing from Korea's first-ever Winter Games -- the official mascot.Ever since the first Olympic mascot was cre…

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Construction Breaks Ground on Coming June

▲ Bird’s-eye view of ‘Olympic Plaza’.​Construction of opening and closing ceremony hall of Pyeongchang Wi-nter Olympic 2018 constru-ction are expected to break ground in coming June.Meanwhile, opening and closing of the ceremonial…

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Museum San embraces nature

 Museum San, located in Wonju, Gangwon Province, is designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Visitors have to go past the Water Garden and Alexander Liberman's red sculpture "Archway" to the museum building. / Courtesy of Museum…

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Palace concert entertains visitors

Traditional gugak musicians perform outdoors at the Sujeongjeon Hall at Gyeongbokgung Palace on April 2. Visitors who are there to enjoy the spring blossoms will also be able to enjoy live traditional music at the palace.The sprin…

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New hallyu dawns on 'Descendants of the Su…

The final episode of KBS blockbuster drama "Descendants of the Sun" will be broadcast on April 14, but its popularity continues to grow, within and beyond Korea.The 12th and latest episode of the military-romance drama aired last …

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