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17 History The Goryeo Dynasty 10295 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 10596 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 10982 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 8465 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 7911 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 8255 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 8050 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 7553 Jan 12, 2011 00:49
 
9 History National Institute of Korean History (국사편찬위원회) 29981 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) 34304 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 8128 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 6571 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...  
5 Transportation Transportation system | 교통 체계 7222 Jan 03, 2011 17:53
What is the public transportation system like? All cities in Korea have a public bus and taxi system. Buses run about every 5-10 minutes and have their destination signs on each side and on the fron...  
4 Food Food in Korea | 한국의 음식 6990 Jan 07, 2011 11:58
Boiled rice(Bop), either plain or cooked with other grains, is the main dish at the Korean meals. Rice is accompanied by a variety of side dishes that vary greatly according to the region and the ...  
3 Language Hangul (Korean language) 7133 Jan 17, 2011 15:48
Koreans all speak and write the same language, which has been a key factor in their strong national identity. The Korean language, like Hungarian, Mongolian, and Finnish, is classified as a Ural-Altaic la...  
2 Weather Climate | 기후 7746 Jan 03, 2011 17:49
Korea lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct seasons. In late March or early April, the trees burst into leafy splendor to mark the beginning of spring. Occasional showers can be expect...  
1 Location Location | 지리적 위치 8771 Jan 05, 2011 09:27
The Korean Peninsula extends southward from the eastern end of the Asian continent. Korea is roughly 1,000 km (600 miles) long and 216 km (135 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Mountains cover 70...  

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