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  • 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... 
  • Koryo Porcelain 
    2021-03-30 
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    Koryo Porcelain Koryo porcelain is one of the excellent national cultural heritages widely known to the world. The Koryo porcelain is a term which designates the porcelain as a whole created during the Koryo dynasty. Its distinction lies in the graceful and novel colour, patterns and shapes t... 
  • Chilsong Gate 
    2021-03-22 
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    Chilsong Gate This is Moran Hill, the main hill of Mt. Kumsu in Pyongyang. On Moran Hill there is Chilsong Gate which is 1 500 year-old historical relics. It was first built in the mid-6th century as a northern gate of the Inner Wall of the Pyongyang Wall in the Koguryo time (B.C.277-A.D.688... 
  • Ulmil Pavilion 
    2021-03-17 
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    Ulmil Pavilion This is the Ulmil Pavilion in Moran Hill, the main hill of Mt. Kumsu in the Central District, Pyongyang. It is 1500 years old pavilion built on the site of a northern commanding post of the Inner Wall of the Pyongyang Fort of the Koguryo Dynasty (B.C.277-A.D.668), a powerful stat... 
  • Taedong Gate 
    2021-03-10 
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    Taedong Gate The Taedong Gate is located in the Taedongmun-dong, Central District, Pyongyang, on the bank of Taedong River. It was first built as an eastern gate of the Inner Wall of the Pyongyang Fort, the capital city of Koguryo Dynasty, in the mid-6th century and rebuilt in 947, in the earl... 
  • Pyongyang Bell 
    2021-03-02 
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    Pyongyang Bell The Pyongyang Bell is hung in the bell house in the Taedongmun-dong, Central District, Pyongyang. An old record says that it was moved to the present place from the loft of the Taedong Gate when the northern wall was built in Pyongyang with a northern commanding post in 1714. T... 
  • Five Grains 
    2021-02-22 
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    Five Grains Koreans took five grains from of old. The general term five grains began to be used from the time of the feudal Joson dynasty(1392-1910). At the time this general term five grains included rice, foxtail millet, soybean, barley and kaoliang in general, though different according to ... 
  • Sangmo Dance 
    2021-02-18 
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    Sangmo Dance The Korean sangmo dance is unique. The peasant dancers dance turning sangmo to a tune of music of folk peasant dance. Originally, sangmo means a long white feather decoration hung on a cap or hat or at the top of a flag or spear in the form of spike. Sangmo was used from olden t... 
  • Kangso Three Tombs and Koguryo Tomb Murals (2) 
    2021-02-10 
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    Kangso Three Tombs and Koguryo Tomb Murals (2) The murals are found in the biggest and middle tombs. The main theme of the murals painted on the wall faces and ceiling are four guardians. They are meant by the gods of direction represented by Chongryong (dragon covered with blue-colored scales... 
  • Kangso Three Tombs and Koguryo Tomb Murals (1) 
    2021-02-02 
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    Kangso Three Tombs and Koguryo Tomb Murals (1) The Kangso Three Tombs are in Sammyo-ri, Kangso District, Nampho City. It is called in this way because three tombs are clustered in a place. The one in the south is the biggest and behind it, in the west and east, there are the middle and small on... 
  • Origin of Arirang 
    2021-01-25 
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    Origin of Arirang Many people of the world evoke the melody of arirang referring to the Korean nation. There are many legends and etymological interpretations concerning the origin of the song arirang. Most typical of them is the old story of “Songbu and Rirang”. The story goes th... 
  • Ryongwang Pavilion 
    2021-01-18 
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    Ryongwang Pavilion The Ryongwang Pavilion is located in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPR Korea. It is a relic of the Koguryo dynasty. It is an edifice of a specific feature with garrets well-coordinated. It is very beautiful with a high stonework, winglike gable roof, unique and excellen... 
  • Korean Folk Dish Sinsollo 
    2021-01-12 
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    Korean Folk Dish Sinsollo Sinsollo is originally the name of a food-boiling bowl with a unique structure, which gradually turned to the name of the cuisine cooked from it. It is composed of a cylinder in the middle for fire, a vessel round it for containing foods and a high foot venting air at... 
  • Traditional Dress Colour of Korean Nation 
    2021-01-05 
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    Traditional Dress Colour of Korean Nation The Korean nation was fond of what was decent and pure from of old. They would choose bright and soft dress in the colour. Women liked to take their coat and skirt mainly in white, light pink, light green, pale yellow and jade green colour, all soft... 
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