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Man spends life trying to revive the lost of art of swordmaking

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Swordmaking has been part of Korean culture for hundreds of years, and one man, Lee Eun-cheul, is trying to keep the art alive.Read more

Pilgrims, tourists experience Korean monastic life through Temple Stay programs

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You can visit the Olympic host country and see the landmarks. You can get a peek at 5,000 years of Korean culture. Or, you can really experience it through Temple Stay.Read more

US photographer finds new home and new passion in Korea

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"It took over my life. I got addicted seeing beautiful landscapes."Read more


The "mermaids" of Jeju Island find their livelihood in the depths of the ocean

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Jeju Island will either take your breath away or require you to hold it.Read more

'I was the lucky one': Hoosier vets recall their time in the Korean War

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Korea is grateful for men like Stanley Nelson and Bill Wright who answered the call and traveled a long way from home to defend a country they never knew and people they...Read more

Korea becoming a global center for plastic surgery

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In the Gangnam District of Seoul, South Korea's capital city, you'll find energy, a vibrant nightlife - and what may be the global center for plastic surgery.Read more

The tea fields of Jeju island

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While coffee may be king in the Olympic host country, more Koreans are drinking green tea.Read more

Inside a Korean 'Singing Room'

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For many Koreans, a night out includes friends, drinks and Korean food.Read more

Mr. Toilet House

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There is something a little unusual about this place. It is a building constructed to look like a toilet bowl.Read more


Jeju Island lava tubes

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Lava tubes are one of the most popular attractions on South Korea's biggest island.Read more

'Memories we can touch and see': Korean tattoo artists operate in secret

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The most visible art displays in Korea celebrate the nation's religious and cultural history but this is a country where some art remains hidden in the shadows, created...Read more