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  • Famous Patriotic General - Kang Kam Chan 
    2022-05-24 
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    Famous Patriotic General - Kang Kam Chan Kang Kam Chan (948-1031) is a famous patriotic general of Koryo. He made great contributions to the victory of Koryo army during the second invasion by a large Koran army of forty legions in November 1010. In December 1018 Koran made the third ... 
  • Neoanthropus in Late Paleolithic Age Whose Fossilised Bones Were Discovered in Mt. Sungni 
    2022-05-20 
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    Neoanthropus in Late Paleolithic Age Whose Fossilised Bones Were Discovered in Mt. Sungni Neoanthropus in Late Paleolithic Age Whose Fossilised Bones Were Discovered in Mt. Sungni is Neolithic man fossil discovered in Tokchon City, South Phyongan Province of Korea. The fossil is a lower ... 
  • Great Encyclopedia of Medicine “Uibangryuchi” 
    2022-04-30 
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    Great Encyclopedia of Medicine “Uibangryuchi” The Korean people have developed medical art and medicine from old times and handed down medical heritage. “Uibangryuchi” was compiled on a nationwide scale as ordered by Sejong, the fourth king of the feudal Joson dynasty. ... 
  • Moon Gate of Sea Chilbo, Living Monument 
    2022-04-28 
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    Moon Gate of Sea Chilbo, Living Monument Sea Chilbo is reputable for its waterfront picturesque scenery with seashore sharp-cut cliffs of curious rocks, seaside rocks of fantastic shape rising high, islands and islets and sprays dashed up from the waves of the azure East Sea of Korea. Here... 
  • Tangun, Ancestral Father of Korean Nation 
    2022-04-26 
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    Tangun, Ancestral Father of Korean Nation Tangun is the ancestral father of the Korean nation and founding father of a state, the first of its kind, in the history of Korea. He was born at the foot of Mt. Taebak in Kangdong County, Pyongyang. He has been regarded as mythical entity, but r... 
  • Custom of New Year’s Greeting, Excellent Folk Tradition of Korean Nation 
    2022-04-09 
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    Custom of New Year’s Greeting, Excellent Folk Tradition of Korean Nation New Year’s greeting means a formal bow of respect to one’s elders on New Year’s Day in lunar calendar. It is the leading one out of the New Year customs created by the Korean people. It took the ... 
  • Noted Painter Ri Am 
    2022-04-08 
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    Noted Painter Ri Am Ri Am was a noted painter of Korea in the 16th Century. Typical works are his “Cats and Puppies” and “Cat on Tree”. Those works are enough to grasp his insight and style of painting, mirroring animal behaviors and moves combined with a tinge of humo... 
  • King Sejong 
    2022-04-02 
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    King Sejong Sejong (1397-1450) was the king of the feudal Joson dynasty in the fourth generation. During his rule the external position of the country was enhanced. In this period the relations with Ming and Japan was normalized externally and the defense capabilities of the northern area were... 
  • Songi Mushroom and Its Medical Properties 
    2022-03-22 
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    Songi Mushroom and Its Medical Properties More than hundred species of edible mushrooms grow in the mountains and fields in Korea, out of them 40 species including the songi mushroom are very common. Songi mushroom grows in pine groves in autumn. It is spread in all areas of Korea includin... 
  • Korea’s Tea Culture with Long History 
    2022-03-14 
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    Korea’s Tea Culture with Long History The Korean nation has cultivated tea plants and liked to drink tea from the period of the Three Kingdoms (early 3rd century B.C.-middle 7th century A.D.) It was the Koryo period (918-1392) when tea plants had been cultivated on a nationwide scale. At... 
  • Painter Kim Tu Ryang 
    2022-03-09 
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    Historical Figure Painter Kim Tu Ryang Kim Tu Ryang (1696-1763) is an artist in the time of the feudal Joson dynasty. He learnt the painting systematically from his father and maternal grandfather who were also artists from his childhood. He was good at figure, landscape and animal painting... 
  • Fermented Soy Bean Good for Health 
    2022-02-28 
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    Fermented Soy Bean Good for Health Korea is the home of soy bean. The Korean people began to ferment soy bean from 2 000 years ago. The foodstuffs made of fermented bean (natto) have been widely known since long ago not only in Korea, but also in Asia and the world. The Koreans fermented s... 
  • Country of Courteous People in the East 
    2022-02-22 
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    Country of Courteous People in the East The people of the world long called Korea a “Country of courteous people in the East”. In ancient times in China, Korea was called a “land of gentlemen”, namely one of high courtesy and virtue. A Netherlander Hamel, greatly impre... 
  • Jongwoldaeborum 
    2022-02-14 
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    Jongwoldaeborum Jongwoldaeborum, one of the national holidays of Korea, is the fifteenth of January of lunar calendar. Holiday dishes include foods made of 9 dried greens and a dish made with all five grains. The Koreans had a custom of having noodle called noodle for lengthening lifetime at l... 
  • Castle in Mt. Paekun 
    2022-02-07 
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    Castle in Mt. Paekun Castle in Mt. Paekun dating back to Koguryo time (277 B.C.-668 A.D.) is situated in Mt. Paekun in Yonggwang County, South Hamgyong Province. The castle enclosed the summit with a wall reaching about 12 kilometers along the sharp ridge stretching out to the right and to the... 
  • Lunar New Year’s Day 
    2022-01-31 
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    Lunar New Year’s Day January 1st in the lunar calendar is celebrated as a new year holiday in Korea. The atmosphere peculiar to the lunar New Year’s Day was New Year’s greeting. First of all, children of a family wished their seniors, by age, a Happy New Year making a de... 
  • Udometer, First of Its Kind in World 
    2022-01-24 
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    Udometer, First of Its Kind in World The Korean people, based on the experience gained in astronomy, developed meteorology to actively use it in agricultural production. The Udometer was invented in the period of the feudal Joson dynasty (1392-1910). By the old archives, the Soungwan (a g... 
  • First Irion-clad Ship in World 
    2022-01-10 
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    First Irion-clad Ship in World The turtle ship is the world’s first iron-clad ship made by the Korean nation. The construction of the ship was completed from 1591 to February 1592 by distinguished patriotic general Ri Sun Sin (1545-1598). The ship made a great contribution to the vic... 
  • Mt. Paektu, Sacred Mountain of Nation 
    2022-01-06 
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    Mt. Paektu, Sacred Mountain of Nation Mt. Paektu, covered with eternal snow, came into being with a great volcano vomiting a million years ago. The mountain (2 750 metres above the sea) is a world-famous mountain in the East. From the old times the Korean people revered the mountain as on... 
  • Korean National Tree-Pine 
    2021-12-28 
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    Korean National Tree-Pine Pine tree that can be seen in all parts of Korea is an ever-green needle-leaf tall tree. It is a very strong vitality. The Korean people deem it a symbol of the nation, likening to the spirit of the nation, simple but strong The indomitable appearance of the tr... 
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