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Endangered Stork Breeding Program Succeeds for 3rd Straight Year

Endangered Stork Breeding Program Succeeds for 3rd Straight Year

YESAN, South Korea, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A pair of storks that were released into the wild have hatched five chicks near a research center tasked with restoring the endangered bird in the country’s central region, marking the third consecutive year the bird has bred outside captivity in South Korea, the Yesan municipal government said Monday. A female stork named Gukhwang [...]

S. Korea’s UNESCO Heritage Application for Tidal Wetlands Rejected

S. Korea’s UNESCO Heritage Application for Tidal Wetlands Rejected

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The UNESCO World Heritage Center has turned down South Korea’s application for its tidal wetlands to be listed as a World Heritage site, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Thursday. An official at the CHA said in a phone interview with Yonhap News Agency on Thursday that the center returned the application, citing a lack of information about management [...]

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

South Korea Seeks Confucian Academies’ UNESCO Heritage Status Again

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A group of nine ancient private Confucian academies in the country, called “Seowon” in Korean, will again try to gain registration as a UNESCO World Heritage early next year, an official at the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) here said Monday. The decision was made a meeting of the CHA’s cultural assets [...]

Two Royal Palaces to Open at Night, Free for Visitors in ‘Hanbok’

Two Royal Palaces to Open at Night, Free for Visitors in ‘Hanbok’

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Any visitor wearing hanbok or Korean traditional attire will be admitted for free at two royal palaces in Seoul which will open to the public at night late this month, the Cultural Heritage Administration said Thursday. The administration said that the night viewing of Gyeongbok and Changgyeong palaces of the Joseon Dynasty [...]

Traditional Guard Ceremony at Sungnyemun to be Restarted in April

Traditional Guard Ceremony at Sungnyemun to be Restarted in April

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) - The traditional guard ceremony at Sungnyemun will be resumed in April after being discontinued for eight years after a fire destroyed part of the wooden structure of the imposing historic gate, the Seoul city government said Sunday. The watch ceremony with the chief gate keeper, along with other guards dressed in Joseon [...]

Changdeok Palace Flowers Announce Start of Spring

Changdeok Palace Flowers Announce Start of Spring

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The yellow flowers of wintersweet trees at Changdeok palace have announced the arrival of spring. White Japanese apricot flowers and yellow sansuyu flowers fully blossomed near Nakseonjae and Geumcheon bridge, and the wintersweet flowers at the back of the palace are ready to blossom. Japanese apricot flowers and sansuyu flowers [...]