Category: Korean Culture

The Art of Taekwondo | Free Taekwondo Classes

The Art of Taekwondo | Free Taekwondo Classes What is Taekwondo? Taekwondo (Korean: 태관도) is a Korean form of martial art, focusing on fast jumping and spinning kicks. The name derived from the Korean word “Tae”, which means foot, “Kwon”, meaning fist and lastly “Do” which […]

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Hanbok – The traditional Korean costume

Korean Traditional Hanbok Hanbok is the traditional Korean costume. It called Hanbok (한복) in South Korea and Joseon-ot (조선옷) in North Korea. The hanbok we know today refers to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It is characterized by riot of color and simple lines. Han means […]

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600 years old fortress with tragic history of Catholic persecution : Seosan

600 years old fortress with tragic history of Catholic persecution : Seosan Seosan is a city in South Chungcheong-do province. It is a beautiful city with many historical sites and tragic history of Catholic persecution. It takes 1 hour 50 minutes by an intercity bus […]

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Introducing simple Korean words that will help for your trip

Hello guys, I am sure that a lot of you have encountered some difficulties on your first trip to Korea as nobody were talking in English.So here is what you have been waiting for : A post about some useful Korean words for your first trip in […]

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Taekwondo : Symbol of the strong Korean spirit

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. It was developed during the 1940s and 1950s during the Japanese occupation. Taekwondo is combining and incorporating the elements of various martial art like Karate or Chinese Martial Arts. Furthermore, it is also adding some indigenous Korean martial arts […]

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Pansori, the epic Korean chant

Pansori is an epic Korea chant performed by a vocalist (sorikkun) male or female who plays the central role and a drummer (gosu). Both wear traditional Korean dress. The name pansori comes from the Korean: pan means “a place where many people gather” and sori […]

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Korea UNESCO world heritage sites : An impressive record

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE in Korea, a territory filled with valued sites from different historical background. Korea has rapidly developed for a few years now, and thanks to it has rise among the highest industrialized countries. Nonetheless Korea’s cultural legacy has been well preserved and with the […]

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Korean folk village: Experience Korean customs

Korean folk village is an open-air folk museum and international attraction in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do. It is presenting the Korean traditional culture to local and foreign tourists. It is located ‘facing the water and backgrounded by mountains’ surrounded beautiful environment. Korean Folk Village: Immerse yourself in […]

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Korean Traditional Games : between culture and traditions

It’s no big surprise that Korea is one of the best-developed countries when it comes to video games. However what about games off-screen? Do Koreans still enjoy playing historical ones? Originally, Korea’s traditional games were created from folk beliefs. For a long time, the peninsula […]

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2015-2016, the France-Korea year

2015-2016 is the France-Korea year. It celebrates the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. From September 2015 to August 2016, it is the year of Korea in France, and from March to December 2016, it is the year of France in Korea. […]

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