Korea – Tradition & Culture

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국; hanja: 大韓民國; RR: Daehanminguk,) and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the ancient Kingdom of Goguryeo, also known as Koryŏ. Highly urbanized at 92%, Koreans lead a distinctive urban lifestyle with half of them living in the Seoul Capital Area, the world’s second largest city with over 25 million residents and a leading global city with the fourth largest economy, rated in 2016 as the world’s most livable megacity and safest city to live in. Highly mountainous, Korea is a popular winter sport destination in Asia, hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Korean traditional House

Korean traditional House Hanok is a term to describe Korean traditional houses. Korean architecture lends consideration to the positioning of the house in relation to its surroundings, with thought given to the land and seasons. The interior structure of the house is... read more

Taekwondo

Taekwondo Taekwondo (Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛk͈wʌndo]; Hangul: 태권도) is a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques. Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various... read more

Korean traditional Dance

Korean traditional Dance Folk dance styles are intermingled with Buddhist and shaman forms – rites and rituals from both practices. The performance was often accented by satirical passages that mocked the nobility to the delight of the crowds watching. As for... read more

Korean traditional wedding

Korean traditional wedding Marriage in South Korea is similar to that in the West, but has unique features of its own, especially due to the influence of Korean Confucianism. Marriage in South Korea is a union between a man and a woman. A man over 18 and a woman over... read more

Korean traditional cloths – Hanbok

Korean traditional cloths-Hanbok Hanbok (South Korea) or Joseon-ot (North Korea) is the representative example of traditional Korean dress. It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means “Korean clothing”,... read more

Hangul

Hangul The Korean alphabet, known in South Korea as Hangul (also transcribed Hangeul) and as Chosŏn’gŭl/Chosŏn Muntcha in North Korea and China, is the alphabet that has been used to write the Korean language since the 15th century.It was created during the Joseon... read more