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After a great amount of snow fell in Gangwon Province, children living in Daegwallyeong make a snowman (photo: Yonhap News).
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Korea’s unique weather pattern returns
Jan 02, 2013 09:03
Three days of freezing cold followed by four days of milder weather was the typical cycle for Korea’s winters until recent years, which saw people fighting to keep warm during unusual long-lasting cold ...
Snow season returns
Dec 09, 2011 10:59
After a great amount of snow fell in Gangwon Province, children living in Daegwallyeong make a snowman (photo: Yonhap News). [Source: korea.net]
Enjoy the flow of culture, history along the 4 rivers
Oct 12, 2011 15:54
In Korea, hiking is a rising trend in tourism. Many people hike along paths in the mountains, through fields, or along the shore. Some people even discover new paths hidden deep in the forest or...
National Foundation Day ceremony on October 3
Oct 06, 2011 16:38
October 3 was a public holiday, the National Foundation Day of Korea or Gaecheonjeol in the Korean language. It is known as the day that Dangun Wanggeom founded Gojoseon, an ancient Korean natio...
May 25, 2011 09:45
About 70 percent of the Korean Peninsula is mountainous. Therefore, there are many beautiful mountains and Koreans love to flock there in the spring and fall. Most mountains have well-used paths and m...
Hanbok │ Korean Traditional clothes
May 18, 2011 10:27
"Hanbok" is the traditional attire of Korea. Its history dates back as far as the Three Kingdoms' Period (57 B.C. - A.D. 668). Koreans weaved cloth with hemp and arrowroot and raised silkworms to pr...
May 09, 2011 16:49
Every society has its own etiquette to greet people, and Korea with its long history and tradition is no exception to that rule. Today, much of traditional etiquette that remains is usually associate...
Apr 19, 2011 13:50
Korea's currency is won, which comes in 1,000 (about US$0.90), 5,000 and 10,000 won bills, and 10, 50, 100 and 500 won coins. Generally, banks are open between 09:30-16:30 Monday through Friday (It i...
Apr 22, 2011 13:26
National Flag The Korean flag is called Taegeukgi. Its design symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in Asian philosophy. The circle in the center of the flag is divided into two ...
Korea of History
Jan 17, 2011 17:07
Although much of Korea’s early history is a mix of myth and legend, Koreans are extremely proud of their 5000 years of heritage. Following is a thumbnail sketch of the country’s history. * Korea’s B...
Jan 17, 2011 17:05
People began living on the Korean Peninsula and its surrounding areas from some 700,000 years ago. The Neolithic Age began some 8,000 years ago. Relics from that period can be found in areas throughout...
Three Kingdoms and Gaya
Jan 17, 2011 17:04
Town-states gradually united into tribal leagues with complex political structures which eventually grew into kingdoms. Among various tribal leagues, Goguryeo (37 B.C.- A.D. 668), situated along the middle cours...
Unified Silla and Balhae
Jan 17, 2011 17:02
By the mid-sixth century, the Silla Kingdom had brought under its control all of the neighboring town-states within the Gaya Confederation. Through an alliance with the Tang Dynasty of China, Silla ...
The Goryeo Dynasty
Jan 17, 2011 17:01
The Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) was founded by Wang Geon, a general who had served under Gungye, a rebel prince of the Silla Kingdom. Choosing his native town of Songak (present-day Gaeseong in North ...
The Joseon Dynasty
Jan 17, 2011 17:01
In 1392, General Yi Seong-gye established a new dynasty called Joseon. The early rulers of Joseon, in order to counter the dominant Buddhist influence during the Goryeo period, supported Confucian...
Japanese Occupation and Korea's Independence Movement
Jan 17, 2011 16:58
In the 19th century, Korea remained a "Hermit Kingdom," adamantly opposed to Western demands for diplomatic and trade relations. Over time, a few Asian and European countries with imperialistic ambition...
Founding of the Republic of Korea
Jan 17, 2011 16:57
Koreans rejoiced at Japan's World War II defeat. However, their joy was short-lived. Liberation did not instantly bring about the independence for which the Koreans had fought so fiercely. Rather, ...
South and North Korea
Jan 17, 2011 15:44
South and North Korea, respectively is a territory of East Asia that was formerly unified under one state, but now divided into two separate states and a region in northeastern Asia. Located on ...
Jan 11, 2011 19:03
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Jan 11, 2011 18:55
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