Jeju haenyeo UNESCO heritage [PHOTOS]
2016-12-02 16:11
The female divers of Jeju Island - the island known for its strong winds, stony land and strong women - have been added to UNESCO’s cultural heritage list. In a country where men are usually the breadwinners, these female divers on the island took on that role, working in the traditional way without air tanks. And UNESCO recognized their singularity.
People Power: 1987 vs 2016
2016-11-18 16:34
It was deja vu. I was among hundreds of thousands of people who marched from Yonsei University to Gwanghwamun on July 9, 1987, for the national funeral of Lee Han-yeol, a collegian who was killed after being shot by a tear gas grenade during a protest against the then military regime.
ROK, US military show off combat readiness
2015-08-31 10:58
Along the DMZ
2015-08-20 10:45
The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea is a strip of land that symbolizes supreme irony. It is one of the most dangerous places on earth, but at the same time is a tourist spot drawing about a million visitors a year with its well-preserved wildlife. (Photos by Byeongsik Lim/Yonhap)
Flags and Liberation Day
2015-08-12 16:34
This year’s Aug. 15 Liberation Day marks the 70th anniversary of Korea’s independence from Japan- ese colonial rule (1910-45). To celebrate the public holiday, the “Taegeukgi,” or Korea’s national flag, is hoisted across the nation to honor those who fought for freedom. The Taegeukgi is composed of a red-and-blue Taegeuk symbol in the center and four black tri- grams in each corner of the flag on a white back- ground. The central symbol represents the philoso- phy of yin and yang and the four trigrams - geon, gon, gam and yi - stand for the principle of movement and harmony. (Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chul, Choi Won-suk)
Ice cream
2015-08-04 18:09
The sweltering summer is here and the best way to cool down is with soft, creamy ice cream or a refreshing popsicle as the mercury climbs above 30 degrees Celsius. Korea is a big market for frozen confections, estimated at more than 1.9 trillion won in 2013. And this year’s big heat wave is expected to boost sales to greater heights. According to a Realmeter survey in June, Haitai’s Bravo Cone is Koreans’ favorite ice cream, a creamy delight that has been around for 45 years. Haagen-Dazs, World Cone, Together, Melona and Samanco are among the others on the list of favorites. (Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chul, Choi Won-suk)
Arirang, the musical
2015-07-17 15:49
Instagram
2015-07-02 14:03
Photojournalists from around the globe have begun using Instagram as an important part of their storytelling, using the intimacy and immediacy of mobile photography to open up new avenues of engagement with their audiences. (instagram blog) So we did it too. Photos by Choi Won-suk with his iphone 5s
LGBT Festival in Seoul
2015-07-01 11:07
Worst drought in century hits Korea
2015-06-17 17:12