Business Hours of Korea

  Business Hours of Korea   Banks Weekdays: 09:00 – 16:00 Weekends and National Holidays: Closed Government Offices and Organizations          Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00        Weekends and National Holidays: Closed          Post Offices     Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00   Saturdays: 09:00 – 13:00 Sundays & National Holidays: Closed * Only 79 post offices nationwide remain open on Saturdays. Please click on one of the links below for specific…

Old and new thrive at Samseong-dong

  Old and New Thrive at Samseong-dong   Thirty-one seconds into the record-breaking music video for “Gangnam Style,” rapper PSY does his signature horse-riding dance in front of a sleek glass-paneled building. A second later, the entire upper half of the glossy façade comes into view, dwarfing PSY and his still energetic galloping. For those familiar…

How to make traditional Korean liquor

  How to make traditional Korean liquor   Two kinds of traditional Korean liquor from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) have recently been revived. Under the project “Bring Back Joseon-Era Traditional Alcohol,” the Rural Development Administration (RDA) brought back to life two kinds of traditional Korean alcohol: jaju (liquor produced by boiling clear liquor, or yakju, with medicinal herbs)…