Showing posts with the label South Korea

Tripitaka Koreana

Oct 6, 2021

The Tripiṭaka Koreana is the oldest surviving version of the Buddhist canon and the most complete collection of Buddhist texts, laws and tre...

The Richest Ancient Shipwreck

May 26, 2021

In 1975, a fishing boat working in the southwestern sea of Korean peninsula, near the Shinan Islands, caught six pieces of Chinese ceramic w...

The Moon Villages of South Korea

Dec 17, 2019

After the Korean War ended in 1953, many war refugees and other impoverished people moved to the rapidly developing urban centers and began ...

The Korean Exam That Brings The Nation to a Halt

Nov 17, 2018

Every year in November, more than half a million high school students across South Korea sit for the examination of their life—the infamous ...

The Strange Case of Kijong-dong And Daeseong-dong

Aug 13, 2018

After three years of bloody conflict that saw three million people dead, the two neighboring countries, North and South Korea, entered into ...

Seoul’s Floating Skygarden

May 25, 2017

A kilometer-long section of a disused overpass in the heart of Seoul has been converted into an urban nursery with more than 24,000 potted p...

Women’s World War 2 Memorials

Mar 12, 2016

All wars change the lives of those they touch, but nothing was as transformative and revolutionary as the Second World War, particularly for...

Musical Roads That Play Melodies When Cars Drive Over

Nov 16, 2015

A Japanese engineer by the name of Shizuo Shinoda was digging with a bulldozer when he accidentally scraped some markings into a road with i...

Ice fishing in South Korea’s Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice festival

Jan 12, 2015

Every year in the month of January, over a million people flock to the quiet town of Hwacheon to participate in the Sancheoneo Ice Festival....

Manjanggul Lava Tube Cave in Jeju Island

Nov 10, 2014

The volcanic island of Jeju, located 130 kilometers from the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula, has an extensive system of lava tubes. ...

Cruise Ship On a Cliff is Actually a Hotel

Jul 28, 2013

Perched high above the shores on the costal cliff in Jeongdongjin, a South Korean tourist town known for having the best view of the sunrise...

5 Unfortunately Shaped Skyscrapers

Sep 10, 2012

Chinese news agency Xinhua reports of a new building in Suzhou that is nearing completion. The 74-story Gate to the East was designed to lo...

Slimy Snail Massage: The Latest Beauty Fad

Mar 29, 2012

If you thought snake massage was creepy, checkout the latest craze in skin care. Beauty clinics and spas across South America and South K...

Mass Fishing at Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival in South Korea

Jan 9, 2012

South Korea's first area to freeze over is always Hwacheon, where the river's ice reaches a solid 16 inches thick by January ideal c...

Parting of the Sea in Jindo

Nov 20, 2011

The story of Moses is a famous tale among Christians and Jews throughout the world. The miracle of the parting of the Red Sea when Moses and...

World's First Virtual Store Opens in Korea

Sep 2, 2011

A major South Korean retailer has opened what it appears to be the world's first virtual store geared to smartphone users, with shoppers...

14th Boryeong Mud Festival, South Korea

Jul 17, 2011

As the hot weather approaches, both local residents and foreigners visited the city of Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul, South ...