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Special Festival Recreates Major Intangible Korean Cultural Assets in Seoul

Special Festival Recreates Major Intangible Korean Cultural Assets in Seoul

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A special festival in central Seoul will showcase the essence of some internationally recognized traditional Korean performing arts, the culture ministry said Friday. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation, will host the festival, whose title translates as “Great Inheritance [...]

Hotel Breakfasts Popular Among Trendy S. Koreans

Hotel Breakfasts Popular Among Trendy S. Koreans

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The threshold for luxury hotels has been lowered, with the concept of ‘hocance’, a combination of “hotel + vacation” becoming one of the most common forms of travel. Even if guests do not stay overnight, hotels are turning into a place where guests can spend few hours together by [...]

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

S. Korean Travelers Express Anxiety amid Hong Kong Protest

HONG KONG, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean travelers expressed anxiety Tuesday as demonstrators continued their occupation of Hong Kong’s airport to protest a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over Hong Kong International Airport since Monday, leading airlines to cancel flights and leaving travelers stranded. Check-in [...]

Joseon Royal Palace Gyeongbok’s Ornate Throne Hall to be Opened to Public

Joseon Royal Palace Gyeongbok’s Ornate Throne Hall to be Opened to Public

SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The breathtakingly ornate throne hall of Gyeongbok Palace, the grandest of the five Joseon-era royal palaces, will be opened to the public for the first time this month, the heritage administration said Wednesday. Civilian visitors will be allowed in to savor the majestic interior of Gyeongbok’s main hall, Geunjeongjeon, [...]