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  • How to book your Korea custom private tour online

    4.6 / 5 ( 46 votes ) How to Book Korea Tour Online Do you want to be sure to make the best of your stay when you book a private tour? There are numerous benefits to hiring your own personal tour guide. If you have taken a bus tour or other large, guided tour, you probably have certain aspects +

  • Evening tours of iconic Seoul palace to begin next month

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Gyeongbokgung Evening tours to begin next month Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul from next month will begin evening tours of the ancient royal palace under the nighttime spring sky. The Gyeongbokgung Palace Management Office, a subsidiary of the Royal Palaces and Tombs Center of the Cultural Heritage Administration, on March 22 said the tours in this year’s first half will begin on April 1 and run through May 31. Since their inception in 2010, the tours have grown so popular that tickets have sold out immediately every year. The operating hours are 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the last entry time is 8:30 p.m. No tours are held on Mondays and Tuesdays and +

  • ‘You Quiz on the Block’ sees its highest rating thanks to BTS

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) You Quiz on the Block BTS effect The 99th episode of tvN’s variety show, “You Quiz on the Block,” featuring K-pop titan BTS, set its highest rating on Wednesday. It garnered a 6.74 +

  • Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia. As the skyline was blocked by the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19), it was made for Indonesians who dream of visiting Korea. Bukchon Hanok +

  • K-pop stars join #StopAsianHate movement

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) #StopAsianHate Movement K-pop stars like Eric Nam, Jay Park, and Choi Si-won are raising their voices in support of the #StopAsianHate movement, triggered by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that took +

  • Cherry blossom season begins on Jeju Island

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Cherry blossoms on the southern resort island of Jeju have just bloomed this year, about a week faster than in the previous years, the local weather agency said Thursday. Cherry blossom season begins +

  • No Grammy awards, but BTS still thankful

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) BTS Grammy Awards 2021 BTS, the first K-pop act that earned a Grammy nomination, did not succeed in winning the award, but still expressed appreciation to their fans for the “incredible experience.” The +

  • KPOP girl group Brave Girls top the SBS Inkigayo

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) KPOP girl group Brave Girls won the top prize in ‘SBS Inkigayo’ with Rollin’. Brave Girls (Min-young, Yoo-jung, Eun-ji, and Yuna) drew attention as they topped the SBS Inkigayo with Rollin’. This is +

  • BTS Grammy Solo performance “No awards, no regrets.”

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The group BTS set a new milestone by performing solo at the U.S. top-ranking music awards ceremony “GRAMMY AWARDS.” BTS Grammy Solo performance BTS set the stage with its digital single “Dynamite,” released +

  • BTS sweeps international recording industry organization’s global charts

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS sweeps international recording industry K-pop monolith BTS’ already long list of musical accolades continues as the boy band sweeps three global charts established by the organization representing the international recording industry. The +

  • BTS takes top 2 spots on IFPI’s 2020 Global Albums Chart

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS takes top 2 spots on last year’s Global Album Sales Chart of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The London-based federation on March 11 said the group’s fourth studio album +




  • Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ soars in streaming ranking worldwide

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Netflix’s Korean original series “Sweet Home” has been gathering force on Netflix streaming charts worldwide, since its Dec. 18 release. The horror series topped Netflix’s daily streaming chart in 11 different countries, Friday, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Peru, according to FilxPatrol, a streaming data aggregator platform. The show reached the top 3 in the U.S. chart the same day, the highest for a Korean production to date. It also has remained in the top 10 charts in the South America and European regions this week. Directed by Lee Eung-bok, the director of the megahit series “Descendants of the Sun” (2016), “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” (2016), and “Mr. Sunshine” (2018), the apocalyptic series revolves around a socially isolated teen Cha Hyun-soo (Song Kang), whose family members died in a car accident. One +

  • Ups and downs of K-dramas in first half 2020

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) The first half of this year was an especially bumpy road for Korean television. Although the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 halted some productions for a while, small-screen content came into new limelight as a source of joy and comfort for +

  • New zombie thriller ‘#Alive’ takes fresh approach on loneliness

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Joon-woo (Yoo Ah-in) gets up late in the morning as usual. His home is empty as his parents and sister already left. He turns on the computer to play an online game with unidentified friends but feels that something is +

  • Netflix teams up with ‘Train to Busan’ director for original series

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Streaming giant Netflix is teaming up with Yeon Sang-ho, the director of the hit horror film “Train to Busan,” for a new original series. The company announced the project Thursday, which will be titled “The Hell.” The thriller series, based +

  • “The Evolution of the K-Zombie” Kingdom season 2 rating, high-flying

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) “Kingdom,” which showed the infinite potential of Korean zombies, is gaining positive reviews from around the world as it has improved further through season 2. According to Rotten Tomato, a website specializing in movie and drama ratings, the Netflix original +

  • K-Drama ‘Itaewon Class’ success reflects a thriving webtoon market

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) JTBC’s hit TV series “Itaewon Class,” which premiered in late January, has been seeing solid success with recent episodes gaining double-digit ratings. The webtoon-based popular drama is set to restore JTBC’s reputation as a drama powerhouse a year after its +

  • ‘Kingdom’ returns for 2nd season with real cliffhanging zombie thriller

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Actors in the second season of the smash-hit Netflix zombie thriller “Kingdom” said Thursday that the upcoming series will be a real cliffhanger as it has some fresh ideas and plots. The sequel to the first Korean original series by +



  • Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Bukchon Hanok Village was established on Java Island, Indonesia. As the skyline was blocked by the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID 19), it was made for Indonesians who dream of visiting Korea. Bukchon Hanok Village in Indonesia According to ‘Kompas.com‘ on the 22nd, the +

  • K-pop stars join #StopAsianHate movement

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) #StopAsianHate Movement K-pop stars like Eric Nam, Jay Park, and Choi Si-won are raising their voices in support of the #StopAsianHate movement, triggered by the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that took the lives of eight people, including four ethnic Koreans. The +

  • Cherry blossom season begins on Jeju Island

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Cherry blossoms on the southern resort island of Jeju have just bloomed this year, about a week faster than in the previous years, the local weather agency said Thursday. Cherry blossom season begins in South Korea The Jeju Provincial Meteorological Administration said hotter +

  • No Grammy awards, but BTS still thankful

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) BTS Grammy Awards 2021 BTS, the first K-pop act that earned a Grammy nomination, did not succeed in winning the award, but still expressed appreciation to their fans for the “incredible experience.” The seven-piece boy band was nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group +

  • KPOP girl group Brave Girls top the SBS Inkigayo

    5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) KPOP girl group Brave Girls won the top prize in ‘SBS Inkigayo’ with Rollin’. Brave Girls (Min-young, Yoo-jung, Eun-ji, and Yuna) drew attention as they topped the SBS Inkigayo with Rollin’. This is a song released four years ago by Brave Girls, which +

  • BTS Grammy Solo performance “No awards, no regrets.”

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) The group BTS set a new milestone by performing solo at the U.S. top-ranking music awards ceremony “GRAMMY AWARDS.” BTS Grammy Solo performance BTS set the stage with its digital single “Dynamite,” released in August last year at the 63rd Grammy Awards held +

  • BTS sweeps international recording industry organization’s global charts

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS sweeps international recording industry K-pop monolith BTS’ already long list of musical accolades continues as the boy band sweeps three global charts established by the organization representing the international recording industry. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced Thursday (local +

  • BTS takes top 2 spots on IFPI’s 2020 Global Albums Chart

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS takes top 2 spots on last year’s Global Album Sales Chart of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The London-based federation on March 11 said the group’s fourth studio album “Map of the Soul: 7” topped the chart, while its +

  • BTS megahit ‘Dynamite’ gets 900 million views on YouTube

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) BTS Dynamite was the first song by a Korean act to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart, has earned 900 million views on YouTube. YouTube views for the summer number’s music video surpassed the milestone at 9:56 a.m. on Wednesday, according +

  • 2021 Korea Cherry Blossom expected two to nine days earlier than usual

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) This year’s Korea cherry blossom season will be two to nine days faster than usual across the country. In most areas, cherry blossoms will begin to bloom three to eight days earlier than usual, and in some parts of North Gyeongsang Province, cherry +

  • BTS to become 1st Korean nominee to perform at upcoming Grammy Awards

    5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) K-pop sensation BTS, which earned a nomination from this year’s Grammy Awards, is set to perform at music’s biggest night in the United States next week, the event’s organizers have said. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Recording Academy / +

  • BTS named Global Recording Artist of 2020

    5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) After spending a phenomenal year with megahits “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On” in 2020, BTS has been crowned Global Recording Artist of the Year by an organization representing the worldwide recording industry. The win on Wednesday (U.S. local time) marks a first for +






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