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  • Famous Patriotic General - Kang Kam Chan (1) 
    2020-02-10 
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    Famous Patriotic General-Kang Kam Chan(1) Kang Kam Chan (948-1031) is famous patriotic general of the Koryo time. He won the first place in the government examination in 983 to get promoted to the highest post Munhasijung who would control the work of the state highest executives. He preferre... 
  • Jongwoldaeborum 
    2020-02-06 
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    Jongwoldaeborum Jongwoldaeborum, folk holiday of Korea, falls on the 15th day of the first month by the lunar calendar. For the holiday, people prepared dishes made of nine kinds of edible herbs and ogokpap (boiled rice mixed with four other). At lunch on the 14th day, they ate noodles, c... 
  • Famous Patriotic General So Hui (2) 
    2020-01-26 
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    Famous Patriotic General So Hui (2) Before the negotiation the chief of the enemy demanded General So Hui to fall prostrate upon the ground in the courtyard down below to express a respect to the "dignitary of a great power" in an insidious attempt to overawe General So Hui from the... 
  • Lunar New Year's Day 
    2020-01-22 
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    Lunar New Year's Day The lunar New Year's Day is one of the typical folk festivals of the DPRK. It had been celebrated since the period of ancient states as Ancient Joson. With the festival approaching, people cleaned their houses inside and outside with the aim of greeting the new year with f... 
  • Famous Patriotic General So Hui (1) 
    2020-01-19 
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    Famous Patriotic General So Hui (1) So Hui (942-998) was an active diplomat and patriotic commander of the Koryo time. He passed a state examination at 18 in 960 to be promoted to various posts of higher echelon and take charge of the commander of the central army during the invasion by Kita... 
  • Noted Mountain in Korea (1) Mt Paektu, Sublime Mountain of Revolution and World-known Mountain (2) 
    2020-01-13 
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    Noted Mountain in Korea (1) Mt Paektu, Sublime Mountain of Revolution and World-known Mountain (2) Mt Paektu is a symbol of Korea and a sublime mountain the Korean revolution has its root in.It is associated with the immortal revolutionary history in which President Kim Il Sung, eternal su... 
  • Famous Patriotic General - Ulji Mun Dok (2) 
    2020-01-05 
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    Famous Patriotic General- Ulji Mun Dok(2) The Koguryo troops retreated fighting many times every day luring the extremely exhausted enemy deep into the country. Caught by the tactics of General Ulji Mun Dok, the enemy was reckless enough to sneak in 12 km point off the Ponghwang Wall, when t... 
  • Famous Patriotic General-Ulji Mun Dok (1) 
    2019-12-29 
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    Famous Patriotic General-Ulji Mun Dok(1) Ulji Mun Dok (from the end of 6th century to the beginning of 7th century) was a famous patriotic general of the Koguryo time. He devoted all his efforts to riding, archery and other military arts in childhood. He studied books on military arts. He also... 
  • Winter Solstice Red-bean Gruel 
    2019-12-24 
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    Winter Solstice Red-bean Gruel The Korean people used the lunar calendar from ancient times. The winter solstice was the 22nd of its 24 seasonal divisions based on the changes of the appearances of the moon. They had the custom of taking red-bean gruel on this day. This gruel is called win... 
  • Mung-bean and Pan-cake 
    2019-12-23 
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    Mung-bean and Pan-cake In Korea mung-bean is widely used as Koryo medicine for its medicinal value greater than ordinary cereals. It contains protein, saccharide, fats, pro-vitamin A, vitamin B₁, B₂, vitamin PP, Carotin, Calcium, Magnesium, Natrium, Zinc, Nickel, Iodine, Phosphorus and iron ev... 
  • Scenic Spots in Korea (2) Majon Resort 
    2019-12-17 
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    Scenic Spots in Korea (2) Majon Resort Of all seasons, summer in maritime Korea is very good season. Geographically Majon is a cove formed in the bay of Hamhung in South Hamgyong Province in northeastern Korea, surrounded by low hills like a folding screen and relatively placid. The annua... 
  • Scenic Spot in Korea (1) Chongsokjong, Superb Rock View in East Sea 
    2019-12-11 
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    Scenic Spot in Korea (1) Chongsokjong, Superb Rock View in East Sea The rock-scape Chongsokjong is a scenic spot on the seaside of the Thongchon County in Kangwon Province of DPR Korea. This rock-scape was formed with basalt surfaced by the volcanic eruption at first, then split in a hexago... 
  • Kunyokgangsanmaenghokisangdo 
    2019-12-08 
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    Kunyokgangsanmaenghokisangdo From of old, Koreans called their country that abounds with the roses of sharon as a kunyokgangsan. Thekunyokgangsanmaenghokisangdo is a masterpiece which depicted the geographical features of Korea as an intrepid tiger. It was created in resistance to the Japane... 
  • Honilgangriryokdaegukdojido, First World Map in Korea 
    2019-12-03 
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    Honilgangriryokdaegukdojido,First World Map in Korea The Korean nation has created many praiseworthy cultural assets with excellent wisdom and talents during 5 000 years long history. It also made the first world map. In 1406 Ri Hoe, a civil officer of the feudal Joson dynasty, worked out a... 
  • Chomsongdae, Astronomical Observatory 
    2019-11-26 
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    Chomsongdae, Astronomical Observatory From of old, the Korean people called the structure for an astronomical observation and researches with observatory equipment as Chomsongdae. They began to observe astronomical and meteorological phenomena and record them already in the time of Ancient Jos... 
  • Korean Insam 
    2019-11-18 
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    Korean Insam Korean insam is widely known for long as a tonic giving longevity. The word insam was called after its shape of root which looks like a man. Those growing wild in mountains are called sansam and those cultivated insam. It is also called as "Koryo insam"being widely know... 
  • Sites of Latter Term of Old Stone Age Unearthed 
    2019-11-12 
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    Sites of Latter Term of Old Stone Age Unearthed Recently Korean archaeologists unearthed the sites of a hunting ground and stone tool-making ground belonging to the latter term of the Palaeolithic age (50 000-15 000 years before) in Sinphung-ri area, Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province. ... 
  • Chonggak Kimchi 
    2019-11-04 
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    Chonggak Kimchi Chonggak kimchi was originated from using still young radishes in the northern area around Pyongyang. To make it, radishes with leaves are pickled with salt before being mixed with various spices. It may be called as an origin of kimchi together with tongchimi (a kind of kimchi... 
  • Udometer 
    2019-10-29 
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    Udometer The udometer was invented in the time of the feudal Joson dynasty. The amount of rainfall had been measured in the preceding Koryo time too, but till the early feudal Joson dynasty it was done in a way of measuring the depth of rain permeated in the soil. However, it was not correct b... 
  • A white-bellied black woodpecker (Doryocopus javaensis) 
    2019-10-29 
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    A white-bellied black woodpecker (Doryocopus javaensis) A white-bellied black woodpecker is a bird of all seasons belonging to woodpecker family. Its body is about 45 cm as big as a Korean magpie. It resembles a black woodpecker, but is easily distinguished from other woodpeckers for the whi... 
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