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Visiting Yeosu World Expo 2012

When education is combined with entertainment it’s often called, edutainment, but if you combine the best of both into an emotionally engaging and impactful experience it becomes something more, it becomes inspiration and that’s what you’ll find at the Yeosu World Expo of 2012. The event is meant to inspire, but you’ll have to hurry, because it’s only here for a season and then it will be gone forever. It ends on August 12.

Yes, this is the ancestor of the great world’s fair tradition that started in London in 1851 and introduced the great crystal palace. This is the same tradition that served as a platform to introduce us to the telephone, television, the statue of liberty, the Eiffel tower, motion pictures, the ferris wheel, escalators and disney’s, “It’s a Small World.” This year the event will be held in Korea and the theme will be “The Living Ocean and Coasts”.

Getting Tickets


17 Best Pinboards to follow on Pinterest if you love Korea

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Pinterest is now the new social media tool in the league of Facebook, Flickr that can keep you hooked for minutes if not hours. And with so many users creating interesting pinboards it has become easier to explore, inspire, share and discover new aspects about your hobbies and interests. Since South Korea is in the list of must-visit places for lovers of Korean Culture it is obvious that one should follow some interesting pinboards about Korea.

Presenting below are the best 21 pinboards, which covers everything from Life in Korea, Places to Visit, K-Pop, Hallyu, Korean Fashion, Seoul and every other aspect of Korea. You can click the images below to view the pins (tip: right-click and select open in new window / tab).


Kwangjang Sijang – Traditional Korean Market

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Palaces in Seoul are not the only way to explore a slice of Korean Culture and History. If you want to immerse yourself into the local culture of Korea then you should visit one of the traditional markets in Korea. Unlike the glitzy modern malls and supermarkets, Seoul’s traditional markets retain a special charm and should be included on your list of places to see. The markets are not only an important part of the local fabric, but also a tourist attraction in Korea.


The Seoul Metro Project

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What do you get when you mix 17 photographers, copious amounts of coffee and over 400 subway stations?

The Seoul Metro Project!


Photography Spots in Korea – Series VI – Night Photography

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This is a very special series as we have Mr. Sungjin Kim, an esteemed photographer from Korea. He has been contributing his pictures regularly to Getty Images and some of his work has been featured on the National Geographic website.

In this series, Sungjin Kim has shared not only his beautiful work on Korean Night Photography (showcased below) but also some wonderful tips on Night Time Photography in Korea. You can read the tips at the end of this post.

Tips for Night Time Photography

1. Preparations


Photography Spots in Korea – Series IV – Korea, the true haven for photography

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The fourth in our series on Photography Spots in Korea, we will uncover the true beauty of South Korea through the photographic eyes of Tarun Chopra from India. Tarun will take us through Jeju, Gyeongju, Suwon, Muuido and other interesting places in Korea.

Jeju Island

Oedolgae Rock on the shores of Sammaebong in Seougwipo City, Jeju. A beautiful 20meter high standing rock, with deep blue water surrounding it. It was a quiet calming place on the Jeju olleh Route.


Photography Spots in Korea – Series III – Korean Markets

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The third in our series on Photography Spots in Korea, we have Colin Roohan from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a photographer, writer, and teacher who has been exploring the globe in search of creative inspiration. In this series we will follow him, through his pictures, in the traditional markets of Korea.


Photography Spots in Korea – Series I – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

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The following is the first in our series of Photography Spots in Korea. In this series, our guest writer Ranjitha Jeurkar shares her top photography destinations in South Korea for the 4 seasons -

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Colourful autumns, snowy winters, flowering cherry trees in the spring and outdoor activities in the simmer – Seoul, Korea, is a photographer’s paradise.


The Most Searched Movies in Korea for the year 2011

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Watch the Top 10 Movies in South Korea for the year 2011. These movies were searched the most on Google for the year 2011 as per Google Zeitgeist data for South Korea. And the best part is that, 3 Hollywood movies have featured in this list.


Hanbok – 한복 – Korean Traditional Costume