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Gyeonggi Province Aims to Turn Namhansanseong into Major Tourist Attraction by 2022

Gyeonggi Province Aims to Turn Namhansanseong into Major Tourist Attraction by 2022

SUWON, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province announced yesterday that it was planning to allocate 19.63 billion won to be used to transform Namhansanseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a major tourist attraction by 2022. The province is expected to hold a yearly “cultural festival” in October starting next year, and will [...]

The Dolmens of Korea

The Dolmens of Korea

GOCHANG, South Korea, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean peninsula boasts the world’s largest concentration of dolmens – megalithic tombs often in the form of two or more vertical stones supporting a horizontal capstone. The megalithic culture is believed to have emerged on the peninsula in the Neolithic age, and flourished into the Bronze [...]

Jeju’s World Heritage Sites Expanding

Jeju’s World Heritage Sites Expanding

JEJU, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Caves and geological features of volcanoes on Jeju Island will be put up as candidates for registration as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Jeju World Natural Heritage Center revealed on Tuesday, July 5, that it selected Geomunoreum’s upstream caves Utsanjeon, Bukoreum, Daerim, and Socheon Cave in Hallim-eup as candidates. For [...]

Japan’s Conscription of Korean Workers Against Convention of Forced Labor

Japan’s Conscription of Korean Workers Against Convention of Forced Labor

SEOUL/TOKYO, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — An experts panel of the International Labor Organization called Japan’s conscription of Korean and other workers during World War II a violation of a convention banning forced labor, a report published in 1993 and obtained by Yonhap News Agency on Friday showed. On Sunday, Japan inscribed a set of [...]

Government to Introduce “Michelin Guide”-like Restaurant Rating Scheme

Government to Introduce “Michelin Guide”-like Restaurant Rating Scheme

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The government’s food policy will shift more toward consumer oriented. As part of a plan revealed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs in a national policy coordination meeting presided over by the Prime Minister on March 27, a rating scheme similar to the Michelin Guide [...]