Gyeongju is a city located in the Southeastern part of Korea. It was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla, and therefore is abundant in history and culture, with a large number of UNESCO heritage sites and historical landmarks. Per recommendation, Gyeongju is the place I went to seek out the roots of Korean… Continue reading Gyeongju
Continuing the collection of food snaps– I mentioned in one of my earlier food posts but Korea has a type of fast food that is unlike the burgers and fries that you typically think of (although we have that as well). Fast food that is unique to Korea is called “Bunsik” (분식). It refers to typically… Continue reading Korean Food [Pt. 4]
When we think of Korean palaces, our minds most often go to Gyeongbokgung. But there is a palace literally a couple blocks away that was “loved more than any other palace by Kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)”, and its name is Changdeokgung (alt. Changdukgoong). “Changdeokgung Palace was constructed in 1405 as a secondary palace… Continue reading Changdeokgung
Inside the Gyeongbokgung area (although it has a separate entrance) is the National Folk Museum of Korea. Their brochure says, “The National Folk Museum seeks to further knowledge of Korean traditional culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting outstanding works of art”. They had several galleries about the history and culture of Korean people and… Continue reading National Folk Museum of Korea
Hopefully you have already read the About Me section (on the sidebar) and are familiar with the basic premise of this website. In this post, I would like to go more in-depth about myself and my project. A little background about me: I was born in South Korea but moved to the U.S. when I… Continue reading Welcome!