Category: Republic of Korea

Festivals, sights across Korea; Kim Hae-Yeon; Korea Herald

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Tripitaka Koreana to open to public for first time; Yonhap News Agency

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‘Tripitaka Koreana’ to be open to public for first time; Park Han-Sol; Korea Times

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‘Tripitaka Koreana’ to be open to public for first time…

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Pirates, Monks, and Deer: The Fascinating Stories Behind Asia’s Former Capital Cities; Ronan O’Connell; Fodor’s 

Relive some pretty interesting glory days.

Source: Pirates, Monks, and Deer: The Fascinating Stories Behind Asia’s Former Capital Cities

What It’s Like to Live in South Korea — We Asked Our Filipina Friends!; Tiffany Conde; TripZilla

Here’s what they appreciate most about their second home.

Source: What It’s Like to Live in South Korea — We Asked Our Filipina Friends!

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.

Source: Best of the World: Cultural and Historical Journeys to Undertake in 2021

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.

Source: 20 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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.

Source: 20 Incredible Landmarks in South Korea

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

Source: 2020 World Heritage Festival in Jeju to kick off Sept. 4

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]

Source: Jeju is suffering [PHOTOS]

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.

Source: Jeju’s UNESCO heritage cave to open up for 17 days

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.

Source: 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea That Will Remind You of Historical K-Dramas!

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

Source: Information on Silla’s Wolseong Palace made available in 3 languages

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…

Source: A Unesco-listed stay: exploring South Korea’s temples

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