SEOUL, THE CAPITAL CITY

For at least two millennia, Seoul has served as a capital for various kingdoms on the Korean Peninsula. It first became a capital during the Baekje era (18 BC-660) and was reinstated as the capital in 1394 during the Joseon period. Against this background, Seoul has grown into Korea’s capital and largest city. Today, Seoul…

Director hopes ‘Parasite’ is remembered for its cinematic merit

“Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho (fourth from left) on Feb. 19 bursts out in laughter at a news conference held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, sitting with the movie’s cast (from left) Lee Jeong-eun, Park So-dam and Song Kang-ho and co-producer Kwak Sin Ae. By Lee Hana Photos = Jeon Han Seoul | Feb. 19, 2020 “There have been so many memorable moments from the Cannes…

Yeosu: Korea’s southern paradise

Yeosu: Korea’s southern paradise Located in the heart of Namhaean, or the south coast of the Korean Peninsula, the city of Yeosu in Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province) is known for its clean and beautiful water. The name of the city comes from two words:yeo, meaning beauty, and su, meaning water.  Beyond Yeosu city proper, the ocean is…

A-Train takes you to birthplace of ‘Arirang’

A-Train takes you to birthplace of ‘Arirang’ Railroad operator Korail launched its new Jeongseon Arirang A-Train on January 22, a new train tour that loops through Jeongseon County in central Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). The newly-launched A-Train service is the fourth of Korail’s themed train tours, following the O-Line and the V-train which travel around the…