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  • Kwangbop Temple 
    2021-07-14 
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    Kwangbop Temple The Kwangbop Temple was built at the time of Koguryo dynasty (B.C.277-A.D.668). It is located in Taesong-dong, Taesong District, Pyongyang. Many temples were built at the time of King Kwanggaetho in the area of Pyongyang. The Kwangbop Temple was one of them. It had under... 
  • Korean Ssirum 
    2021-07-05 
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    Korean Ssirum The drawing “Ssirum” was made by Kim Hong Do, a widely known Korean artist in the 18th century. It shows the peculiar scene of ssirum and the simple and optimistic mode of life of the Korean people true to life. The ssirum (Korean Wrestling) is one of long traditiona... 
  • Korean Folk Food Rice-and-mugwort Cake 
    2021-06-28 
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    Korean Folk Food Rice-and-mugwort Cake The Korean folk food rice-and-mugwort cake is widely known for its medicinal efficacy. Mugwort which is readily available everywhere in Korea is rich with protein, fat, minerals, vitamins B1, B2, C and PP and widely used for food and medicine among the Ko... 
  • Chomsongdae Observatory 
    2021-06-23 
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    Chomsongdae Observatory From earlier ages, Koreans called the structure as Chomsongdae Observatory which observed the celestial body and studied astronomy with astronomical instruments. They began the observation and recording of the astronomy and meteorology already in the time of Ancient Jos... 
  • Famous Koryo Fan 
    2021-06-14 
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    Famous Koryo Fan A fan was emerged in Korea very long ago. In view of the relics and records discovered, it is presumed to be widely spread during Koguryo (B.C .277 - A.D. 668) and Koryo (918-1392). The oldest record on the fan is a story that Kyonhwon the King of Later Paekje presented a peaco... 
  • Mt. Chilbo, Noted Mountain of Korea 
    2021-06-07 
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    Mt. Chilbo, Noted Mountain of Korea Mt. Chilbo, a scenic spot at the coast of the East Sea of Korea is known from of old as the Hambuk Kumgang for its superb charm of scenery combined with seascape and landscape and the name also came from the comparison to seven precious treasures. It is di... 
  • Mangyong Hill 
    2021-05-31 
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    Mangyong Hill Mangyong Hill stands at the foot of Taedong River meandering round historic Mangyongdae. It is 45 m high above sea level. The name came from the fact that one can embrace on it the kaleidoscopic view of the surrounding landscape at once. It is associated with the immortal revol... 
  • Thonggun Pavilion 
    2021-05-26 
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    Thonggun Pavilion The Thonggun Pavilion stands in the Uiju town of Uiju County, North Phyongan Province. It was known long as one of the eight sceneries of the Kwanso (said to be the famous areas of Phyongan provinces) for its resourceful architecture of the Korean nation and the beautiful lan... 
  • Monument to the Great Victory in Pukgwan (North Area) 
    2021-05-24 
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    Monument to the Great Victory in Pukgwan (North Area) The Monument to the Great Victory in Pukgwan (north area) was set up in 1708 in commemoration of the victory of the volunteer unit led by Jong Mun Bu and the defeat of the Japanese invaders who made an inroad into the area of Hamgyong prov... 
  • Korean National Musical Instrument- Kayagum 
    2021-05-17 
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    Korean National Musical Instrument- Kayagum Kayagum is one of unique musical instruments of the Korean nation. It was called kayagum from the name of an ancient kingdom Kaya (the mid-1st -the mid-6thcentury). It was invented and made by a talented musician Uruk in the early 6th century. Kay... 
  • Inphung Pavilion 
    2021-05-10 
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    Inphung Pavilion The Inphung Pavilion is located in Inphung-dong, Kangye City, Jagang Province. It belongs to the period of the feudal Joson dynasty (1392-1910). It stands on the precipice by the Jangja River winding along the northwestern side of Kanggye City. It had been in the past a gen... 
  • Moran Hill, Scenic Spot in Pyongyang 
    2021-05-03 
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    Moran Hill, Scenic Spot in Pyongyang From olden time Moran Hill has been famous as a scenic spot in Pyongyang. The name came from its shape of round peaks emerged along the side of Taedong River meandering through the middle of Pyongyang, which resembled a peony just coming out. Moran Hil... 
  • Sokwang Temple 
    2021-04-26 
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    Sokwang Temple The Sokwang Temple is located in Solbong-ri, Kosan County, Kangwon Province. It was built at the end of the Koryo dynasty and used throughout the feudal Joson dynasty. It began from Ungjin Shrine built in 1386 and later added to it were more than 50 small and big buildings dur... 
  • Traditional Colour of Clothes of Korean Nation 
    2021-04-26 
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    Traditional Colour of Clothes of Korean Nation The Korean nation was fond of what was decent and pure form of old. So they would choose bright and light dress in the colour. The colour of the Korean chima and jogori was mainly light and soft one such as white, pink, light green, pale yellow, ... 
  • Taedonggang Culture 
    2021-04-21 
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    Taedonggang Culture The ancient culture created in the basin of Taedong River centering Pyongyang is called Taedonggang Culture. Following conditions are needed for a site to become a cradle of the world civilization. The transition from the primitive to the ancient civilization has to be com... 
  • Folk Drink Makkoli 
    2021-04-19 
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    Folk Drink Makkoli Makkoli is one of favorite drinks of the Korean people. Its popularity comes from its simple method and short duration of making, unique taste and rich nutrition. Makkoli meaning a roughly filtered cereal-fermented liquor by a loose sieve, thakju meaning the colour of the th... 
  • Water Clock and Sundial, Prides of the Nation 
    2021-04-13 
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    Water Clock and Sundial, Prides of the Nation A precise hour had been very much in need in daily life from olden time. The water clock indicates hours by the volume of water dropping from an aperture made at the bottom of a container. It is thought to have been used more or less from Before C... 
  • Invincible Naval Forces (2) 
    2021-04-13 
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    Invincible Naval Forces (2) The towered ships, the main warships during the Imjin Patriotic War (1592-1598) were able to make a barrage at a time, check all the bullets and arrows with the thick shield around the sides and accommodate hundreds of sailors. As they were so big and solid, they wer... 
  • Invincible Naval Forces (1) 
    2021-04-07 
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    Invincible Naval Forces (1) The intelligent and brave Korean nation had concentrated on the build-up of its naval forces from olden times considering the natural and geographical conditions of the country surrounded by seas on three sides. In the Koguryo time (B.C.277-A.D.668) the naval forc... 
  • Korean Folk Instrument-Kayagum 
    2021-04-05 
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    Korean Folk Instrument-Kayagum Kayagum is one of original folk instruments of the Korean nation. The name came from the place of its origin, Kaya (a feudal state of Korea existed from the mid-1st to mid-6th century). It was invented and made by Uruk a talented musician in the early 6th centur... 
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