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Traditional Korean Cuisine: Exploring the Rich Flavors and Unique Dishes Korean cuisine is known for its rich flavors and unique dishes that have been passed down through generations. Traditional Korean cuisine is deeply rooted in the country’s history and culture, and it reflects the values and beliefs of the Korean people. From the use of …

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Goryeong’s Melody: Journey through the Ureuk Museum and the Legacy of the Gayageum

The Ureuk Museum is a public museum established in 2006 in Kwaebin-ri, Goryeong-gun. The Ureuk Museum is the only museum in Korea that exclusively displays and educates on the Gayageum. Visitors can view stories and various materials related to Ureuk, understand the structure, types, and unique sound characteristics of the Gayageum, and even meet Gayageum …

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Sipping Through Time: A Journey Inside Sansawon, Korea’s Premier Traditional Liquor Museum

Sansawon is a dedicated space celebrating Korean traditional alcoholic beverages, with a special emphasis on Gayangju. Established in 1996, this traditional liquor museum displays materials and tools related to traditional alcoholic beverages. Visitors can taste over 10 different types of liquor for free and also have the option to purchase them.    The striking display …

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Nighttime Elegance: Gyeongbokgung Palace’s Luminous Legacy and Autumn Invitation

On a moonlit night, amidst the city, experience the unique beauty of the palace at night. Through this experience, appreciate the historical and cultural values and beauty of the palace. You’re invited to the Gyeongbokgung Palace night tour in the fall of 2023   Seoul, the ancient capital of the 600-year Joseon Dynasty, is dotted …

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Semiwon: The Sanctuary of Lotus and Waters, Where Nature and Heritage Intertwine

The name “Semiwon” originates from the ancient sage’s words, suggesting one should cleanse their heart by watching water and beautify it by looking at flowers. Semiwon is located at Dumulmeori in Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, where the South Han River and North Han River meet. Semiwon, Garden of Water and Flowers Semiwon, spanning 62,000 pyeong (around 205,000 …

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Goesan Hanji Experience Museum: Embracing Nature’s Delicacy and Millennia’s Endurance

The texture of paper can influence its utility, sentiment, and ambiance. While technology has shifted the spotlight to electronic media, the timeless allure of paper persists. Central to this charm is ‘Hanji’, our traditional paper that encapsulates ancestral wisdom. To fully appreciate Hanji’s value and charm, a visit to the Hanji Experience Museum in Goesan, …

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Glass Island: Korea’s Murano and the Mesmerizing World of Glass Artistry

Overlooking a stunning ocean vista, the Glass Island Art Museum is Korea’s answer to Murano, promoting diverse glass art culture. It introduces audiences to glass craftsmanship, tracing its history back to 3000 BCE. Visitors can witness the transformation of everyday glass into artistic masterpieces. The museum, adorned with mystical glass artworks, aims to make glass …

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Gimhae Buncheong Ceramics Museum: Where Millennia of Tradition Meets Modern Craftsmanship

For over two millennia, Gimhae’s pottery has been a symbol of the city’s rich heritage. Recognizing this, Gimhae opened its pioneering Buncheong Ceramics Museum in May 2009, dedicated solely to Buncheong ceramics. By 2019, it gained recognition as a potential tourist spot by the Korea Tourism Organization. Recent enhancements in 2022 saw a major facility …

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Discovering Jeju Doye-chon: Jeju Island’s Pottery Haven

Ever wondered what makes Jeju pottery unique? It steers clear of artificial glazes. The inside showcases the pure, unadulterated clay, while the outside gets its signature look from a natural glazing process through exposure to fire. Such distinctiveness has earned it poetic nicknames like ‘breathing pottery’, ‘human-conscious pottery’, and the ‘heavenly pottery’. Nestled in the …

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A Symphony of Sound: Dive Deep Into the World of Audio at Sounds Experience Museum

Imagine a world without sound. It’s like a canvas devoid of colors, isn’t it? Now, step into a place where not only can you hear the magical tapestry of sounds but interact, learn, and be a part of it. Welcome to the Sounds Experience Museum, a realm where the auditory senses are celebrated and cherished. …

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