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Korea, the Helpful Country

Korea, the Helpful Country

67,890,000,000,000 Can you count this number? 67,890,000,000,000 = Around 70 trillion won (12.7 billion dollars) The amount of international aid Korea received for 50 years :1945 – 1999 However, Korea overcame its difficult times and joined the world’s top 10 economic superpowers. In 2000, Korea left its status as an OECD beneficiary. In 2009, Korea [...]

Hidden Treasure, Jikji

Hidden Treasure, Jikji

United States of America Korean War Commemoration website Throughout its history, Korea has been invaded, annexed, colonized and occupied by a variety of other countries. There is a Korean proverb that says a shrimp is crushed in a battle between whales. Korea has been the shrimp caught between whales on many occasions. American world history [...]

The Colorful Island, Jejudo

The Colorful Island, Jejudo

Located southwest of the Korean peninsula Korea’s largest island but smallest province, Jejudo Seas, volcanoes, waterfalls, caves, forests, and warm weather Jejudo is a beautiful island with a well-preserved natural environment. This beautiful island has a sad history.  About 70 years ago, Japan waged the Pacific War (1941-1945). During the war, Japan used Jejudo as [...]

Bulgogi

Bulgogi

 Not only most tourists, but also many Koreans love Bulgogi. It is sweet and juicy and takes just a short time to make this delicious food.That is why Bulgogi is ranked as number one among Korean food. When people eat Bulgogi, they often wrap it in lettuce, sesame leaves or other leaves. It brings about [...]

Samgyetang, Ginseng Chicken Soup

Samgyetang, Ginseng Chicken Soup

Samgyetang, a ginseng chicken soup, is the most common and famous health food eaten in the summer. The chicken, just enough for a single serving, is stuffed with ginseng, garlic, jujube, and sweet rice.

Baechu-kimchi

Baechu-kimchi

Kimchi is the most well-known Korean dish. There are different varieties, according to the ingredients. Baechu-kimchi is the most popular type of Kimchi. It is made by mixing brined cabbage with vegetables, salt-fermented sea foods, and various spices like ground red pepper and fermenting the mixed result.

Topokki

Topokki

Topokki is made by stir-frying rice cakes with vegetables and fish cakes in gochujang(red pepper paste) sauce. It is one of the most popular dishes in Korea. There are many fusion Topokkis, such as Ramen Topokki (Topokki + Ramen) and Cheese Topokki (Topokki with cheese topping).

World Heritages in Korea

When you hear world cultural heritage, what first comes to your mind?  The Great Wall of China? Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy?  Pyramids in Egypt?  Have you ever heard of this country?  A small country, ranked 108 in country size  However, this country is ranked 21 out of 151 countries in the number of [...]

Today’s Hangeul

Today’s Hangeul

The most suitable alphabet in the IT era According the 2007-2008 report on the world information technology ranking released by the World Economy Forum, the Republic of Korea came into the 9th place among 127 countries of the world. It is already a well-known fact that Korea is the IT power in the world. People [...]

Heritages of Pyeongyang

Complex of Goguryeo Tombs Goguryeo Kingdom is one of Kingdoms in ancient Korean history. Its territory was from the northern part of the Korean peninsula to Manchuria. Goguryeo Tombs (about 30 individual tombs) are scattered throughout this area. Many beautiful wall paintings reflect Goguryeo’s culture and are found in these tombs. Pyeongyangseong Fortress This fortress [...]