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Jeolla Province

A dolmen is a Bronze Age tomb. Korea has more dolmens than any other country, and those found in Gochang and Hwasun are clustered in such high density that UNESCO designated the areas World Cultural Heritage. Jeolla-do is also famous for delicious dishes like bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables). Traditional pansori (musical story-telling) originated here. [...]

Gyeongsang Province

Gyeongsang-do is the home of the ancient Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.- A.D. 935) and Gaya Kingdom (100~1 B.C.-562 A.D.) kingdoms. Gyeongju, the capital of Silla, in North Gyeongsang Province is even called the “Museum Without Walls” because cultural relics abound across the city. Bulguk-sa Temple and Seokguram Grotto represent the height of Silla’s desire to [...]

Chungcheong Province

Centered around Gongju and Buyeo, brilliant ancient Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.-A.D. 660) culture flourished in Chungcheong-do. Representative cultural relics include the tomb of King Muryeong and a gilt bronze incense burner deemed the most beautiful unearthed in Northeast Asia. The Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan showcases the independence movements during Japanese Occupation of Korea [...]

Gangwon Province(south)

Gangwon-do is a mountainous area famous for Seorak-san. More than 80 percent of its land is covered with mountains. A source of beauty, the mountains also cut the province of from the rapid development sweeping the Seoul and Gyeonggi area. However, Gangwon now benefits as a leisure and tourism center, making good use of well- [...]

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, [...]

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