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Gyeongju Trapped in Fear as Aftershocks Follow Record Earthquake

Gyeongju Trapped in Fear as Aftershocks Follow Record Earthquake

GYEONGJU, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeongju was struck by another magnitude-3.5 aftershock Wednesday morning, adding to the fear spreading across the region since Korea’s historic 5.8-magnitude temblor jolted the peninsula on September 12. The aftershock took place at 11:53 a.m., with the epicenter located some 10 kilometers southwest of the historical city.  [...]

Gov’t Checking Safety of Cultural Assets after Quake in Ancient Capital

Gov’t Checking Safety of Cultural Assets after Quake in Ancient Capital

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Cultural heritage authorities on Tuesday began checking to see if the latest earthquake has caused any damage to important cultural sites in the ancient city of Gyeongju.  The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage under the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said they were examining national treasures and other monuments in [...]

Record Earthquake Jolts Southeastern S. Korea

Record Earthquake Jolts Southeastern S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – A record magnitude-5.8 earthquake jolted South Korea’s southwestern region, the country’s meteorological agency said Monday. The quake detected at 8:35 p.m. was the strongest tremor reported on land in the country with the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) saying the epicenter was near Naenam-myeon region in Gyeongju, some 371 kilometers [...]

Korea to Host Global Photography Events

Korea to Host Global Photography Events

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea will host the 33rd Congress of the FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) from August 22 to 28 in Seoul and Gyeongju, a historic city located in South Gyeongsang Province. FIAP is an international photography organization with more than 85 national associations as members.  The Photo Artist Society [...]

Digital Duty-free Shop Featured at “Silk Road in Gyeongju” Event

Digital Duty-free Shop Featured at “Silk Road in Gyeongju” Event

GYEONGJU, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – During the forthcoming Silk Road Cultural Festival in Gyeongju, a digital duty-free shop will be operated for foreign visitors to the event. Foreign visitors will be able to order products through touchscreen-based kiosks and pick them up at the airport when they leave Korea. The Gyeongju World Culture Expo [...]