Tag Archives: South Korea

Morning News: Biden-Xi Summit, Europe’s Trains, South Korean Photo-Ops

The meeting between superpower presidents was cordial and careful, but it will take far more than a video call to smooth such frosty relations.

Europe once had an enviable international rail network—one it must revive if the bloc is to meet its climate targets. And the costly and sometimes dangerous lengths South Koreans are going to for flattering photographs.

Morning News: Crime & Crisis In Nigeria, South Korea’s Samsung, “Dune”

Criminal gangs in north-western states, jihadists in the north-east, a rebellion in the south-east: kidnappers, warlords and cattle rustlers are making the country ungovernable.

The new head of Samsung Electronics has a legacy to build—and aims to do so by breaking into the cut-throat business of processor chips. And the sci-fi classic “Dune” gets a good cinematic treatment at last.

Timelapse Views: Seoul – South Korea (4K Video)

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees. 

Aerial City Views: Busan – South Korea (4K Video)

Busan, a large port city in South Korea, is known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Busy Haeundae Beach features the Sea Life Aquarium, plus a Folk Square with traditional games such as tug-of-war, while Gwangalli Beach has many bars and views of modern Diamond Bridge. Beomeosa Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in 678 A.D., is at the base of Geumjeong Mountain, which has hiking trails. 

Morning News: Military Issues With Russia, South Korea Politics, Haircuts

As both summitry and military near-misses proliferate, some want measured dialogue while others want markedly tougher talk. Our defence and Russia editors discuss world leaders’ diverging views on handling today’s Russia.

South Korea’s new opposition leader is giving voice to many young men who rail against the country’s feminist values. And what lies behind professional footballers’ frequent, flashy haircuts.

Views: Janghohang Port – South Korea (Video)

Janghohang Port is a short distance out of downtown Samcheok. The port is famous for its round beach line and white sand shore and is known as the “Naples of Korea.” From the beach, Janghohang Port offers excellent views of unique rock formations in the sea. The beach is perfect for watching the sun rise, and is popular for swimming on summer afternoons.

► Samcheok Marine Cable Car The marine cable car crosses the sea in the 847m long section where you can fly across Janghohang Port, which is a beautiful neighborhood that is known as the Naples of Korea, to Yonghwa-ri. Riding the cable car also lets visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the harbor and emerald blue sea. The marine has no steel tower in the middle, so visitors can enjoy unobstructed view of the blue ocean through the glass floor that adds more thrilling experiences.

► Chogok Yonggulchotdaebawitgil Trail What was once a quiet port, Chogokhang Port is receiving the limelight with the Chogok Yonggulchotdaebawitgil Trail.The trail runs on a 660 m seaside deck cliff towards unique and beautiful rocks such as Chotdae Rock, Geobuk Rock, Lion Rock, and Yonggul Cave. Afterward, tourists can visit the suspension bridge for more amazing views of the blue sea and its surrounding areas. This area used to be closed to the public, as it was a former military zone. Now, tourists can enjoy its hidden gems and appreciate the natural beauty of these places through beach-side trails and skywalks.

Home Tours: Gwangju – South Korea (Video)

With the aim of expressing historical values and artistic achievements in architecture, five large-scale projects were implemented to integrate the merits of the traditional construction method of hanok, the techniques involved in building palaces during the Joseon Dynasty and restoring these cultural properties, as well as modern architectural techniques. Therefore, it was designed and constructed in a way that its artistry can be retained even after 1,000 years. The process of material selection was stringent in order to ensure that only the best is chosen, regardless the cost.

Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Aerial Travel: ‘South Korea’ (8K UHD Video)

South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, shares one of the world’s most heavily militarized borders with North Korea. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital. 

Morning News Podcast: Democrats Up In Georgia, Quantum Computing

Democrats look set to win both the run-off elections that will determine control of the Senate—and how President-elect Joe Biden will be able to govern. 

Quantum computing is still nascent, its power yet to be truly tapped. But the finance sector is already looking to squeeze it for analytical advantage. And how Confucianism still influences society in South Korea.