Lee Hyori Korean temple stay

Korean pop star Lee Hyori recently participated in a short temple stay program for her Golden 12 TV show in which she indulges in different kind of lifestyle with her friends. Photos from First Look [Kr] Magazine which covers the story…

Lee Hyori Korean temple stay

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Hanbok & The Full Moon Story

Interesting photoshoot by Korean photographer Kim Kyung-soo for Vogue Korea in 2008, featuring models in traditional Hanbok costume…

Kim Kyung-soo Korean hanbok

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Korean New Year @ Namsangol Hanok Village

It’s Lunar New Year’s eve, best wishes to everyone who’s celebrating it. I’ll be taking a blogging-break, updates will resume by around February 14.

Till then, sharing some photos from last year’s Seollal (Korean New Year) when I was in Seoul, at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Jung-gu…

Korean New Year at Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul
Traditional performances at Namsangol Hanok Village during Seollal

Namsangol Hanok Village is a cultural village with five restored traditional Korean houses and huge garden. Visitors can experienced various traditional stuff (arts & games etc.) on normal days; and it’s a popular place for the locals to celebrate Seollal, with extra activities being held during the festive period.

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Happy Bunny New Year

2011 is the year of the Rabbit in Chinese zodiac, which is observed in Korea and other Asian countries too. Image via Chosun Ilbo, rabbits in traditional hanbok at Korea’s Everland theme park. Happy New Year.

Korean rabbits celebrate New Year 2011

Taste of Harmony – Bibimbap commercial

A commercial for iconic Korean food, bibimbap, has been on display in New York City’s Time Square since late November…

The commercial is created by the producers of Infinite Challenge, a popular Korean variety show. It cleverly introduces a variety of Korean culture which ‘merged’ harmoniously into a colourful bowl of bibimbap.