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  • A haechi statue sits in front of Gyeongbok Palace, protecting the nation from Yang energy (and small children).
    Supernatural Creatures of Korean Mythology
    December 15, 2011, No comments

    A while ago, I was riding around Sowol-gil on the slope of Namsan when I stumbled across what appeared to be a museum on mythical Korean monsters. It made me curious about what other kinds of mythical creatures lie buried…

  • Depiction of the Dangun myth.
    The day the heavens opened – Korea’s founding myth
    October 3, 2011, No comments

    Depiction of the Dangun myth. October 3rd is National Foundation Day, the “Opening of the Heavens” Day (개천절) in Korea, celebrating its 4343th year this year. It marks the date when Hwanung (환웅), the son…

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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…