Category Archives: Republic of Korea

Best of the World: Cultural and Historical Journeys to Undertake in 2021; Bo Yeon Lim; NatGeo Travelelr

From discovering traditional Chinese shanshui in Tonglu, lessons in jazz and local legends in Spain’s Vitoria-Gasteiz and archeological delights in Koreas’s Gyeongju—embark on a cultural and historical ride through the world. Read more on Nat Geo Traveller India.

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Changdeokgung Palace introduces moonlight tour in Seoul; Li Yan; ECNS

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20 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World; Melissa Breyer; Tree Hugger

From centuries-old temples to sleek modern masterpieces, libraries are some of humanity’s most beautiful architectural accomplishments.

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20 Incredible Landmarks in South Korea; Sarah Holmes; Travel 2 Next

One of the best things about South Korea is it’s a land filled with a rich cultural heritage. While these cultural gems form the heart of a list of famous landmarks in South Korea, in recent years, the country has seen a simultaneous cultural emergence and tremendous growth in its technological industries. Famed the world over for the influence of K-Pop, Korean skincare and beauty, South Korea is becoming more and more influential over the west. There are so many spectacular natural landmarks in South Korea too, such as the Sobaek Mountains, volcanic islands off its coast and breath-taking valleys and stunning waterfalls.

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2020 World Heritage Festival in Jeju to kick off Sept. 4; Song Seung-Hyun; Korea Herald

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Changdeok Palace Moonlight Tour; Bae Eun-Joo; Korea Times

Changdeok Palace Moonlight Tour…

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Jeju is suffering; Bae Eun-Joo; Korea Times

Jeju is suffering [PHOTOS]

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Jeju’s UNESCO heritage cave to open up for 17 days; Song Seung-Hyun; Korea Herald

New trails on Geomunoreum to open temporarily for 2020 World Heritage Festival in Jeju.

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10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea That Will Remind You of Historical K-Dramas!; Tiffany Conde; Tripzilla

Travel back in time with these ancestral palaces, temples, and shrines.

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Jongmyo, the oldest royal Confucian shrine still preserved; Shin Ji-Hye; Korea Herald

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Information on Silla’s Wolseong Palace made available in 3 languages; Song Seung-Hyun; Korea Herald

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11 reasons to visit South Korea as it basks in Oscars glory; Emma Cooke; Telegraph

South Korean film Parasite won big at last night’s Oscars, making history as the first foreign-language title to take Best Picture and winning four awards in total.

Source: 11 reasons to visit South Korea as it basks in Oscars glory

South Korea’s ancient Confucian school draws crowds after Unesco honour; Park Chan-Kyong; SCMP

The Sosu Seowon, built in 1543, was attended by aspiring civil servants and taught the works of Chinese sages, including Confucius and Mencius.

Source: South Korea’s ancient Confucian school draws crowds after Unesco honour

Visiting one of Korea’s true historical jewels: Tongdosa Temple; Farinahida Alfa Asmara Dini; Korea.net

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A Unesco-listed stay: exploring South Korea’s temples; Ronan O’Connell; National

If you really want to get a taste of South Korea, book a few nights in one of its temples…

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Photo exhibition introduces Korean World Heritage Site; VietnamPlus

A photo exhibition is being held at the Korean Cultural Centre in Hanoi to introduce beauty and history of Baekje Historic Areas, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Source: Photo exhibition introduces Korean World Heritage Site | Culture – Sports | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

Photos of South Korea’s Baekje Historic Areas on show in Hanoi; VietNamNet

A photo exhibition was opened at the Korean Cultural Center in Hanoi on November 4 to introduce South Korea’s Baekje Historic Areas, a 1,500-year-old historical site that has been recognized by UNESCO as world heritage.

Source: Photos of South Korea’s Baekje Historic Areas on show in Hanoi – VietNamNet

A Journey Through South Korea in Pictures; Dante The Explorer; Girls Ask Guys

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S. Korea’s Confucian academies inscribed on UNESCO list; Yoon Min-Sik; Korea Herald

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Nine Korea seowon registered as UNESCO world heritage sites; Hankyoreh  

S. Korea now has 14 world heritage sites…

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