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    Unjusa Temple – 운주사 (Hwasun, Jeollanam-do)
    March 7, 2014, No comments

     The valley of stone pagodas and Buddha sculptures that greets you at Unjusa Temple in Hwasun, Jeollnam-do. Hello Again Everyone!! Unjusa Temple was first founded in 827 by the monk Doseon. Unjusa Temple has one of…

  • Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul truly shines in the summer
    My Korean Summer Dream Vacation
    August 18, 2013, No comments

    Dream vacation. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? I picture immaculate, sandy beaches and waiters with cocktails or exploring ancient buildings, the sun setting on the horizon, my outfit plucked straight…

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    Fantastic Jeju: Jeju City
    January 29, 2013, No comments

    With the major parts of the island explored, it’s time to set sights on one final destination as The Korea Blog concludes its month-long travel excursion on the nation’s special island. This week Steve Miller…

  • Can you see the rabbit in the moon?
    Korean folklore – the Rabbit in the Moon
    September 28, 2012, No comments

    Chuseok is soon to be upon us. If the biggest holiday of the first half of the year is Seollal (설날, Lunar New Year’s Day), then the biggest holiday of the second half of the year is undoubtedly Chuseok (추석). Chuseok…

  • Gwangju Biennale Hall is always a welcome sight
    Falling in art at the 2012 Gwangju Biennale “Round Table”
    September 26, 2012, No comments

    Every two years, I make a pilgrimage down to the city of Gwangju to catch the Gwangju Biennale, the biggest art exhibition in Korea of international contemporary art. I have only missed it twice since its inauguration…

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    Year of the 12 Directors: Introducing Lee Joon Ik
    July 26, 2012, No comments

    * This post is written by Korean Class Massive, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. Sorry for the delay about last month’s Director Lee Joon-ik but he has been probably the most exciting director…

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    Yeosu World Expo 2012: Perusing Pavilions
    July 19, 2012, 1 Comment

    * This post is written by Chris Mitchell, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. You know, I was thinking about the Olympics earlier today. A soft, proud smile creeps across my face whenever I reminisce on…

  • The brother and sister who became the sun and moon
    The Good, the Bad, the Ugly – in Korean folk tales
    May 22, 2012, No comments

    Brothers with polar opposite dispositions. A woodcutter with a chance encounter. Other woodcutters with another interesting encounter. A forbidden romance between lovers of different classes. A brother and sister…