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Finally, I could come to Korea

Annyeong Haseyo! My name is Olivier, I live in Paris, France. I’m passionate about Korea after visiting in the summer of 2000. My interest in Korea began a few years ago when I had to do some research about this country in order to write an article for a game. I started to search under [...]

The Historical precedent

The Historical precedent for the “East Sea” In most world maps and atlases used internationally today, Korea’s “East Sea” is indicated as the “Sea of Japan,” and therefore an immediate correction is warranted. To this end, it is necessary to review the historical background of the term “East Sea” and how Korea’s East Sea has [...]

Story of Dokdo

Story of Dokdo

Defending meaningful island, Dokdo.. Koreans shall achieve it. A shaggy dog, a dog indigenous to Korea, lives in Dokdo. It acts as a symbol of protecting Dokdo. Animals, however, are not the only ones. Since 1991, Seongdo Kim and his wife have been residing in the western island of Dokdo, making a living from fishing. [...]

Dolsot Bibimbap

Dolsot Bibimbap

Bibimbap originated in Jeonju in Jeolla Province, but now its taste and flavor capture every tourist. Bibimbap is one of the popular Korean foods. Thus, it is served on planes as an in-flight meal. Bibimbap is a mixed variety of vegetables, rice and seasoned beef. Dolsot Bibimbap is slightly different from normal Bibimbap because of [...]

5000 years long history

5000 years long history

Korea is located in the Korean peninsula, where maritime culture and continental culture intertwine with each other. Like the formation of fishing grounds where cold and warm current meet, Korea’s geographical location is qualified to become the point where international politics, economy, and cultural issues can coexist. Korea, with its desirable location, will create a [...]

Seoul and Gyeonggi Province

  Geographically, Seoul is situated in the heart of the peninsula and has been the capital of Korea for over 600 years since the founding of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). At present, the city holds more than 10 million people and is the center of politics, business, culture and transportation.  Seoul boasts the palaces Gyeongbokgung, [...]

Famous cultural relics

 Dolmens Dolmens, relics of the prehistoric megalithic culture, are being nearthed worldwide. Among the well-known megalithic relics are Stone Henge in England and Moai stone statues on Chile’s Easter Island. Although dolmens are scattered around the world, few places have the large numbers clustered in relatively small areas that Korea does. Relics found in these [...]

Truth in Scholarship

Unfortunately, when a country dominates another, the first thing lost is the truth. It is equally true that those who control a country also control its history. Such was the case of Korea, when it was occupied by Japan ( from 1910-1945 ) From the middle to late nineteenth century, near the close of the [...]

About VANK

About VANK

VANK (Voluntary Agency Network of Korea) is a cyber diplomatic organization which started in 1999 when a young man exchanged an e-mail with a foreign friend. He was shocked that his foreign friend knew very little about Korea or possessed incorrect information about Korea. He started to dream that if one Korean had 5 foreign [...]