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25 Other Tips Hanbok │ Korean Traditional clothes 1 imagefile 67048 Jun 26, 2013 18:36
"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...  
24 Other Tips Bowing Etiquette imagefile 24477 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...  
23 Other Tips │ Currency image 9985 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...  
22 Other Tips National Flag imagefile 11659 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 ...  
21 History Korea of History 10325 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...  
20 History Gojoseon 9249 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...  
19 History Three Kingdoms and Gaya 12960 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...  
18 History Unified Silla and Balhae 13067 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 ...  
17 History The Goryeo Dynasty 10186 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 ...  
16 History The Joseon Dynasty 10487 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...  
15 History Japanese Occupation and Korea's Independence Movement 10870 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...  
14 History Founding of the Republic of Korea 8350 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, ...  
13 History South and North Korea 7809 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 ...  
12 Other Tips Government Organizations 8093 Jan 11, 2011 19:03
Korean Government Homepage Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Korea Meteorological Administration Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency National Statistical Office  
11 Location City & Province 7888 Jan 11, 2011 18:55
Seoul Metropolitan City Incheon Metropolitan City Daejeon Metropolitan City Daegu Metropolitan City Gwanju Metropolitan City Busan Metropolitan City Ulsan Metropolitan City Gyeonggi-Do Province Gan...  
10 Transportation Transferring on public transportation in Seoul, Korea movie 7422 Jan 12, 2011 00:49
 
9 History National Institute of Korean History (국사편찬위원회) 29654 Jan 03, 2011 17:43
☞ Homepage of the National Institute of Korean History (http://www.history.go.kr)  
8 Language New System of Romanization for the Korean Language (한국어 영어 표기법) 34104 Jan 03, 2011 17:47
Government Announces New System of Romanization for the Korean Language The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Korea formally proclaimed a new system of Romanization for the Korean...  
7 Other Tips Other Tips | 기타 정보 8024 Jan 07, 2011 11:50
[Shopping] There are many duty free shops for foreigners. Some common electronic devices like TVs, cellular phones, computers, telephones, cassette recorders, and VCRs are expensive than abroad normal...  
6 Night Life Night Life | 놀이문화 6464 Jan 03, 2011 17:55
What is the night life of Seoul like? There are many bars, taverns, and singing rooms (karaoke) in Korea, especially such large cities as Seoul and Busan. Drinking plays an important role in the busines...  

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