All posts tagged Museum

  • Admiral Yi Sun Shin guarding Yudalsan
    Sights and Scenes from Mokpo
    September 14, 2013, No comments

    Until recently, I hadn’t spent too much time on the west coast of Korea, so I was pleased that last weekend I was able to remedy that with a whirlwind trip to Mokpo (목포), a port city in the southwestern province of Jeollanam-do&hellip ...

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    Korea’s Teddy Bear Obsession
    July 4, 2013, No comments

    * This post is written by Asif Quadri, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. Korea has a peculiar fascination with Teddy Bear Museums. There are two on Jeju Island, one in Seoul, and two in Gyeongju. I have…

  • Heo Jun (2013) Photo courtesy of www.imbc.com
    Heo Jun, the Legendary Doctor of Joseon
    March 27, 2013, No comments

    Know any famous doctors? Ask this question to a Korean and most likely the answer you’ll hear is “Heo Jun” (허준). Never mind that he was a physician of the Joseon Dynasty some centuries ago, Heo Jun is without …

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    The Ultimate Guide to Busan’s Museums
    February 28, 2013, No comments

    Although known for sun, sand and sea, the beautiful southern city of Busan is also a hub for cultural activity. It is home to the Busan Biennale, a city-wide celebration of contemporary art, and the Busan International…

  • King Euija from MBC’s drama “Gyebaek” (2011). Photo courtesy of MBC.
    The Last King of Baekje, Euija
    February 27, 2013, No comments

    They say history is written by the victors, which is easily proven by how little you learn of the “losing” nations during history class. The Korean history you learn in school, in particular, has a tendency to focus…

  • Baby Princess Deokhye
    The Last Princess of the Joseon Dynasty, Deokhye
    January 18, 2013, No comments

    At times, life can be more dramatic than any kind of fictional portrayal. At times, a person’s entire life can be more unusual than a theatrical presentation. Princess Deokhye’s life was like that: born the youngest…