The Royal Culture Festival is back in Seoul!

Geunjeongmun of the Gyeongbokgung Palace

You may notice that a lot of Korean historical dramas and movies have the Joseon period as their settings.  The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897) was the last dynasty and the longest-ruling dynasty in the Korean history.  Given its long ruling period, it has left a lot of cultural legacy to modern Korea, for example, Hangeul, the Korean language, which was invented by King Sejong, and a lot of heritage in arts, literature, architecture, science and technology, etc.

If you want to learn more about the Joseon royal culture, you should participate in the annual Royal Culture Festival (궁중 문화축전) which is held from 28 April to 7 May 2017.   Continue reading

More tips on cherry blossom spots in South Korea…

I talked about some interesting Korean events, food and song related to cherry blossom in my blog post dated 24 March 2015. In this blog post, I will provide some more tips on the spots/events to which you may go to enjoy the cherry blossom season in South Korea. Continue reading