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Ramie fabric has kept Koreans cool during the sultry summer months for the past 1,500 years. Now the weaving of fine ramie in the Hansan region of Korea, a tradition that has come to symbolize the perseverance of Korean women, has been registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The craft has attained the … Read more →
By Su-Hyun Lee and Sang-Hun Choe South Korea has one of Asia’s largest economies, one that resumed strong growth after a brief downturn as a result of the global economic downturn of 2008. But alongside that prosperity run continued tensions with North Korea, its sometimes belligerent communist neighbor, with whom it remains technically at war. … Read more →
Seoul Station – This hub of transportation sees millions of travelers each and every day, but before this modern building opened to accommodate Korea’s high-speed trains, there was another gateway to the city. The original Seoul Station was completed in 1925 and designed by the Japanese during the occupation period. For more than 80 years, … Read more →