Korean traditional dance started nearly five thousand years ago from early rituals. Originating from the ancient shamanistic rituals, Korean traditional dance expanded to include several dances. Some of which became very famous during the later Korean kingdoms: Hermit dance, Ghost dance, fan dance, Monk dance and others. The fan dance, for example, began with shamans using leaves to perform nature rites but has since evolved into one of the most sophisticated Korean dances today.
for the foodie.
1 From the sea : Headto a bustling fish market, pick any sea creature of your choice and try a dinner of fresh, raw seafood.
2 Savor the tradition : Sample authentic Korean dishes at a traditional hanok restaurant in Seoul. Look on lush green gardens and sip tea while relaxing in the quaint surroundings that the hanok villages have to offer.
3 Exotic street food! : Try some of Korea’s weirdest ... (Read More)
The Seoul Fashion Week is a global fashion event held twice a year in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. The Seoul Fashion Week is split into three parts:
1. The Seoul Collection, a high-end Korean fashion event. The collection is among the biggest in Korean fashion. First held in 2000, the Collection has become the most distinguished collection among all along with the growth of Korean fashion industry
2. Generation Next, an upcoming fashion design program for Korean designers. It concentrates on designers ... (Read More)
For those wanting to study the Korean language there is a huge selections of University programs now on offer.
Seoul, the political and cultural heart of South Korea, is often the first choice made by many students, but there are plenty of other options outside of the capital. Those of you who are looking for the chance to really emerse yourself in the Korean language might consider some of the following cities:
- Jeonju is located in the SW province of Jeolla. ... (Read More)
In recent years hiking has become a popular past time for many South Koreans. The mountains and designated national parks are well mapped with hiking routes accessible throughout the whole year for hikers of all abilities. However the Korean countryside is particularly beautiful during the winter months as snow covers the fir forests and higher peaks of Korea's mountains.
A short list of recommendations:
소백산 / Seobek-san
태백산 / Taebek-san. The Taebek mountain range is referred to as the backbone ... (Read More)
For a country traditionally considered as Buddhist, the festive season of Christmas is celebrated by an increasingly large number of South Koreans today.
Like in major European and American cities, streets, department stores and churches are brightly lit up with decorations but there are some distinct differences. Whilst in the West people typically gather their family around and spend the day having dinner at home, South Koreans spend Christmas day by going out. While Christmas does carry a religious meaning it is ... (Read More)
Plastic surgery is no longer considered as abnormal and it is becoming more acceptable in many countries. According to the statistics, 1 in 20 American women and 1 in 5 Korean women have had some sort of plastic surgery work done. It is no longer a dream having eyes, lips, a nose, or a face structure you have ever wanted. It just comes down to a choice of where you want to get it done.
South Korea has ... (Read More)
The Asian Games, held every four years, are recognized as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The first Games (originally Far Eastern Games) were held in Philippines in 1913.
While the Games have been hit by several crises – including national security, financial, political, and war – they have been continuing strong. There are 45 members affiliated with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the organizing ... (Read More)