Travelling Korea in a hijab

Travelling Korea in a hijab   Honorary Reporters Salwa Elzeny (left) and Esraa Elzeny travel across Korea wearing their hijab. (Korea.net DB)   By Korea.net Honorary Reporter Esraa Elzeny and Salwa Elzeny “My hijab is not only my religious identity. It’s part of my existence, my life.” — from the movie “My Name Is Khan” (2010) The veil or…

‘Welcome to Joseon’

‘Welcome to Joseon’     As part of the ‘Welcome to Joseon’ festival at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Province, the ‘Birthday Party for the Village Governor’ show amuses visitors on May 1.   By Kim Young-ah and Sohn JiAe Photos= Kim Young-ah May 1, 2017 | Yongin “A time capsule.” This is…

Spring fragrances fill Jeju fields

Spring fragrances fill Jeju fields   Thousands of yellow canola blossoms carpet the foothills of Jeju’s Sanbangsan Mountain every spring. The Jeju Tourism Organization has designated this area and the neighboring Yongmeori Beach as one of island’s must-see sites during the month of April.   By Kim Young-ah and Lee Hana Photos = Jeju Tourism…

Korea’s ancient Daegaya capital

Korea’s ancient Daegaya capital     Korea used to be divided into different countries, each ruled by a king. At some point in Korean history, a kingdom called Daegaya existed, along with Baekje, Silla and Goguryeo. It was founded by Noeijiljuil, later known as King Ijinasi. Daegaya is believed to have existed for about 520…