Bangtan Boys to Be Decorated for Contribution to Spread of Korean Culture

      October 10, 2018 10:49

      Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, will be decorated for their contribution to promoting Korean culture overseas.

      The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Monday said it will award the seven-member group the Hwagwan medal, a fifth-level order of cultural merit.

      Bangtan Boys /Yonhap

      The medal is given to those who have made achievements in their fields for more than 15 years, but an exception was made for BTS, making them the youngest-ever recipients of the honor.

      The awards ceremony will take place in Seoul on Oct. 24.

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