Joseon royal tombs open to public Dec 30, 2013 Across the capital city of Seoul, we can find as many as 42 royal tombs, sites that are both mysterious and historic. It is at these Joseon royal tombs that the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) are laying in peace.Some of…Details
Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa won Korea’s first gold medal in Sochi while breaking an Olympic record.
The defending Olympic champion topped the race by clocking in at 74.70 seconds in the ladies 500-meter long-track race, in which skaters run twice and are ranked by total time.Details
Korea sends its largest ever team of Olympians to Sochi Jan 03, 2014 The number of athletes Korea is sending to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is expected to be higher than ever before. A total of 61 Korean athletes are expected to compete in 13 Winter Olympic disciplines in Sochi, Russia, beginning on…Details
A Korean-made animated 3D film will soon reach movie-lovers across North America.
“The Nut Job” is a Korea-Canada joint production on which the animation studio Redrover, along with its Canadian counterpart, has been working since 2010. It is scheduled to be screened starting January 17 at more than 3,000 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
In addition to North America, the production has also secured in-theater screenings in 120 countries around the world.Details
Searching for fantastic New Year’s sunsets The end of the year 2013 draws near. During this end-of-year season, people search for great spots from which to view the sunset or sunrise, where they can send out the old and ring in the new. Yeongjongdo Island in Incheon, which forms the bulk of the airport…Details
The Biggest Number of Moviegoers in Korea, 2013 The number of moviegoers in Korea exceeded 200 million for the first time in 2013. By midnight on December 18, the number of tickets sold stood at 204,009,513, the Korean Film Council announced the following day. This is a drastic increase from the 146 million tickets…Details
Two classical stars unveil new album One of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, Myung-Whun Chung, has released his long-awaited new album “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9″ in collaboration with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. This is his second Beethoven recording released with the German classical record label Deutsche Grammophon. Conductor Chung has included the great German…Details
Analog cable TV subscribers can now watch HD broadcasts Millions of analog cable TV subscribers will soon be able to watch high-definition (HD) broadcasts. The government will allow cable television stations to transmit their programs under the 8VSB standard, the modulation method used for broadcasting ATSC digital television. This will allow viewers to…Details
Christmas tree lights up central Seoul The plaza in front of City Hall in downtown Seoul was twinkling with festive cheer last Saturday night as the lights on the 18 meter Christmas tree were switched on. On November 30, citizens collect holiday memories at the giant Christmas tree in the square in…Details