Hallyu (Korean Wave)

Hallyu (Korean Wave) A term now widely used to refer to the popularity of Korean entertainment and culture across Asia and other parts of the world, Hallyu or the “Korean Wave” first appeared during the mid-1990s after Korea entered into diplomatic relations with China in 1992 and Korean TV dramas and pop music gained great…

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Hanbok Clothing

Hanbok Clothing The Hanbok is the traditional outfit of the Korean people. Koreans nowadays wear this outfit only on festive days or special anniversaries, however it was worn daily up until just 100 years ago. It is a kind of traditional formal dress and most Koreans keep a hanbok for these special times. Children wear…

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Religion of Korean people

Religion Korea is a country where all the world’s major religions, Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam, peacefully coexist with shamanism. Given the great diversity of religious expression, the role of religion in South Korea’s social development has been complex; and some traditions are best understood as important cultural properties rather than as rites of worship.…

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History about Korea

Gojoseon People began living on the Korean Peninsula and the surrounding area some 700,000 years ago. The Neolithic Age began some 8,000 years ago. Relics from that period can be found in areas throughout the Korean Peninsula, mostly in coastal areas and in areas near big rivers. The Bronze Age began around 1,500 to 2,000…

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Banking & ATM

Cards with the Plus and Cirrus logos are the easiest to use and most widely accepted in Korea. Some places even accept international cards like China UnionPay, Maestro, Electron, and JCB cards. Banks as well as other sites have ATMs (automatic teller machines), where customers can make withdrawals, deposits, and fund transfers. However, as all…

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T-Money, Korea’s transportation pass and prepaid card

Korea’s transportation card, T-Money, is prepaid card. It can be used for public transportation (both subway and bus), taxi and even at the convenient stores (such as GS 25, CU, 7 eleven, Mini stop  ). Card is available in various designs in card type and accessory type. Card types are around 2,500~3,000 (US$2~3) and accessory…

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Rent USIM card rather than roaming

Using your smart phone in Korea is easy if you just rent a USIM card. In Korea, there are 3 network providers; SK Telecome, Olleh KT and LG U+. All three providers have different options, so let’s take a look and see what suits you the best!   1. SK telecom (SK)   If you…

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Korea passcard

Korea Pass    Korea Pass is an all-in-one travel card that can be used to pay for accommodations, tourist attraction entrance fees, and shopping purchases. You can also activate the transportation function of the Korea Pass by charging it outside the subway or at any number of convenient locations throughout the country. The card can…

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Tax Refund

Tax Refunds    1. What’s a tax refund? In Korea, sales taxes are included in the purchase price of each product. If you’re a visitor to Korea (non-resident) and are taking goods out of the country, you may be eligible for a tax refund upon your departure. ● Refundable taxes: VAT/sales tax (10%) and special…

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About Korea

The National Flag of Korea The Korean flag (태극기) is called “Taegeukgi” in Korean. Its design symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in Oriental philosophy. The circle in the center of the Korean flag is divided into two equal parts. The upper red section represents the proactive cosmic forces of the yang. Conversely,…

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