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The Guardians of Deoksugung Palace

The Guardians of Deoksugung Palace

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Buckingham Palace has its Changing of the Guard ceremony – and so does Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace. Deoksugung Palace, or simply Deoksugung, was a compound of palaces that was once inhabited by royal family members of the Joseon monarchy. It is also one of the Five Grand Palaces built during [...]

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 [...]

Gyeongbok Palace Pavilion to Open to Public from April to October

Gyeongbok Palace Pavilion to Open to Public from April to October

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A pavilion in Gyeongbok Palace in the heart of Seoul will open to the public from April 1 to Oct. 31, the Cultural Heritage Administration said Monday. Gyeonghoeru, or the “pavilion of joyous meeting,” which has normally been off-limits, is considered the largest pavilion structure built during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). [...]

Construction Begins to Restore Former Korean Legation in Washington

Construction Begins to Restore Former Korean Legation in Washington

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Construction began Monday to restore a historical building that housed the Korean legation in Washington more than a century ago, before it was forcibly taken over by Japan following its colonization of Korea.’ In 2012, the South Korean government bought the red brick, three-story building in central Washington from [...]

‘The Throne’ Opens Successfully by Gaining More Than 1 Mln Audience during Weekend

‘The Throne’ Opens Successfully by Gaining More Than 1 Mln Audience during Weekend

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean period drama about a Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) king who starved his own son to death was the top performer at the local box office over the weekend, data showed Monday. “The Throne” drew 1.32 million viewers during the Sept. 18-20 weekend, bringing the film’s total attendance to 1.8 [...]

“My Love from the Star” to be Re-Created into a Mobile Game

“My Love from the Star” to be Re-Created into a Mobile Game

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Mega-hit blockbuster K-drama “My Love from the Star“, which engulfed the entire China into a “Xing Ni” – a nickname for the show in Mandarin – syndrome last winter, will be re-created into a mobile game and is expected  to once again fascinate the Chinese market. WeMade Entertainment, Korea’s mobile [...]