Korea History

#1 How Did Korea got its name? / Asal-Usul Nama Negara Korea

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the name of Korea? It came from the word ‘Goryeo’ (고려). Does it sound familiar to you? The land was founded in year of 918.
#2 The Longitude of Seoul / Longitud Seoul

Are you flying to Seoul soon? Here is a bit trivia for you! If you are a fan of @NCTsmtown_127 NCT127, you will know this fact! The exact longitude is 127°0′E. The coordinate for Seoul is 38°13′N 127°0′E.

#NCT127 #NCT
#3 The flag of South Korea

If Malaysia has ‘Jalur Gemilang, The Republic of South Korea’s flag also has its special name. It is known as Taegeukgi (태극기) which literally means ‘Supreme Ultimate Flag’.
Taegeuk 태극 meaning Supreme Ultimate. It is a borrowed from Chinese word, Taichi. 太极. You may more familiar with Yin & Yang, which is the same symbol. While Gi 기 meaning flag. It has 4 main colors; White, Blue, Red, and Black.
The red half represents positive cosmic forces, and#4 Trigrams in South Korea’s Flag / Trigram Taegeukgi

There are 4 Trigrams that available in Taegukgi. They are represents derived from the philosophy of yin-yang from China and represents balance in the universe...
... the blue half represents the opposing negative cosmic forces. It is also derived from the Chinese word ‘Ba Gua’ 八卦 - 8 symbols that are used in Tao Cosmology. Each consists of three lines, each line either "broken" or "unbroken", respectively representing yin or yang.
#5 The Korean Traditional Dress / Pakaian Tradisional Korea

Your visit to Korea will not be completed without trying the Korean Dress, known as Hanbok (한복). It literally means "Korean clothing".

It is highly recommended to try when you @ Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul/ Jeonju
For women clothes, It is consist of jeogori (저고리), a blouse shirt or a jacket, and chima (치마), a wrap-around skirt, which is usually worn full. For men's hanbok, it consists of jeogori and loose-fitting baji (바지) which is trousers.
Korean alphabets are known as Hangeul (한글). It is a combination word - Han 한 is meaning Great or Korea while Geul 글 is the script, putting it together as Korean Script. This has been created by King Sejong (세종대왕) during Joseon Dynasty in the 15th century.
He believed that everyone should be able to read and write among the common people. Hanja (한자) / 漢字 Chinese characters are quite difficult to learn by most of the common people due to the large numbers of characters. Thus, many lower-class Koreans were illiterate.
#10 National Assembly Proceeding Hall / Bangunan Perhimpunan Kebangsaan

You may be familiar with Malaysian Houses of Parliament. It is similar to National Assembly Proceeding Hall 국회의사당 (Gukhoe uisa dang), which is located in Seoul. It is the South Korean capitol building
The legislative branch of the national government. It is in Yeouido which is not far from the KBS Hall and Hangang River.This historic building was completed in 1975 after 6 years of construction.The pillars and the dome symbolize the various opinions of the public emerging as 1.
#11 Seoul Central Mosque / Masjid Pusat Seoul

Known as Seoul Central Mosque (서울 중앙성원/ Seoul Jung-ang Seongweon), it is the only mosque in Seoul capital and was opened on May 21, 1976. It is located at Itaewon. The Korean government donated the land which is about...
about 5,000 square meters and the construction began in October 1974. Originally, it had 2 floors and on July 20, 1990, the Islamic Development Bank of Saudi Arabia donated a generous funding to the addition of the third floor.

#bpSeoul #bpKorea #SeoulMosque #Seoul #Korea
#12 Gamcheon Culture Village / Kampung Budaya Gamcheon

At the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, the number of refugees is increasing in Gamcheon. There were around 20 houses in the area and it swelled up because Busan was the safest place and remained free from fighting.
Gamcheon is also known as the city’s poorest residents. It changes everything in 2009 when Dreaming of Machu Picchu in Busan project has been introduced by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. Reparations were made, artists were hired to paint murals and 10 artworks ..
...were installed, some created with the assistance of the residents. Followed by Miro Miro project in 2010. Miro 미로 means ‘Maze’ in Korean. Make sure to insert this on your itinerary and it is FREE admission!

#bpKorea #bpBusan #Busan #Korea #Gamcheon
#13 Jeonju Station / Stesen Jeonju

Before it was relocated to the current location at Deokjin-gu on March 23, 1978, Jeonju Station (전주역/ Jeonju-yeok) was originally located and first opened at Seonosong-dong, Jeonju-si on November 17, 1914.
Do you also think that it looks like a museum or historical building? The building structure was inspired from Hanok style. There are 3 types of train that stopped here: KTX, ITX-Saemaeul, Mugunghwa-ho, S-Train.
If you are from Seoul, you can ride a KTX to Jeonju and it takes about 2 hours journey. This province is best known for its Jeonju Hanok Village 전주한옥마을 (Jeonju Hanok Maeul).

#Korea #Jeonju #전주역 #전주 #KTX #history #대한민국 #KoreanembassyKL
More about Kimchi & Korean Culture. How to ask for Spoon and chopsticks in Korean? Ajumma can understand this!

#language #culture #world #tips #travel #korea #bpKorea #backpackers

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Jul 16, 2018
#19 Ewha Womans University / Universiti Wanita Ewha

This university is well-known for its beautiful building and scenery during Spring and Autumn. It is one of the must-go places in Seoul during that season.

#OnlineSupporters #KoreaOnlineSupporter #KoreanCulture #Korean #Korea
Ewha Womans University 이화여자대학교 founded in 1886 is a is a private women's university in Seoul. Local people use a short form usually pronounce the university’s name as E-dae (이대).

#history #대한민국 #이화 #화여자대학교 #이대 #여자대학교
Ewha 이화 means “Pear Blossoms”. Check out their logo and you will find the shape of the flower. The nearby area is a heaven shopping place for women. Ladies, you may not want to miss this area!

#KoreanCulture #Korea #history #대한민국 #이화 #화여자대학교 #이대 #여자대학교
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