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Korean Culture Postcards (B)

A set of 10 postcards that talk about the diverse and rich culture and history of Korea. There are postcards of famous martial arts like taekwondo and also postcards on cultural objects that are not as well known like the annals of the Joseon Dynasty, which has been registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World.

Learn about diverse cultural facts of Korea and experience the rich culture yourself through these postcards. These postcards are also available for download here: http://data.prkorea.com/?p=4865

King Sejong the Great korea2-09-716x1024.jpg

One of the most respected historical figues in Korea, King Sejong helped to evolve Korea dramatically in a positive direction. He is most well known for creating Hangeul, which is a Korean alphabet that has become the standard for the Korean language. He also contributed in many other inventions like a water clock (Jagyeongnu) and a sundial (Angbuilgu) to tell the time of day.

 

 
Traditional Music of Korea: Samulnorikorea2-08-716x1024.jpg

Samulnori is a Korean percussion ensemble that originated from Nongak or farmers’ folk music. Nongak was developed to raise morale or excitement during group work or for traditional holidays. Samulnori uses only four major percussion instruments, including Kkwaenggwari, Jing, Janggu, and Buk.Since its premier in 1978, Samulnori has gained widespread acclaim and popularity both in Korea and around the world.

Soul of Asia, Seoul

Discover Historical sites in Seoul

The South Korean capital, Seoul has a long history that dates back to ancient times. Seoul was the capital of the Baekje Kingdom and the Joseon Dynasty for around 500 years. Currently, many relics and ruins still remain throughout the city. This map of Seoul was specifically designed to introduce major historical sites in Seoul. Where the past and present exist side by side let’s begin a journey to discover Seoul’s hidden charms.

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Seoul Museum of History

The Seoul Museum of History is a city museum of Seoul which opened up on 2002. This museum shows the history and culture of Seoul and the lifestyle changes of people in Seoul.

 

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Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace is the only royal palace from the Joseon Dynasty that was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built without harming nature, and is widely commended as being in perfect harmony and balance with its surrounding environment. Its rear garden shows the characteristic of Joseon’s palace architecture and garden culture that emphasized the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature.

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War Memorial of Korea

The War Memorial of Korea is a war history museum, located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. It exhibits many historical documents and other records of wars that occurred in Korea. The purpose of the museum is to prevent another war and to promote the peaceful unification of Korea by teaching people about war. Over 9,000 historical pieces are displayed at indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.

Korean Culture Postcard (A)

This postcard includes two of the most important islands in Korea, traditional Korean clothing (Hanbok), Korean food, Korean holidays, the Korean alphabet, and lastly traditional Korean paper.

Through this postcard you can learn about Korean history, food, and people all in one place. You can also download this postcard and share with your friends the diversity and depth of the Korean culture!

Together let’s share our countries uniqueness through this cultural postcard!

Dokdo

Dokdo, Korea’s Eastern Island

Dokdo is Korea’s easternmost volcanic island that consists of two main islands. In 1905, Dokdo became the first Korean territory to be affected by Japan’s imperialism. Today, Dokdo strengthens our will to protect peace and freedom by reminding us of Korea’s history. This postcard also has some of unique animals found on Dokdo’s and other unique traits on the island.

Hanbok

Korean Traditional Dress – Women’s Hanbok

Hanbok is Korea’s traditional dress. When the Hanbok is worn, the multiple folds of fabric create an elegant volume which is comfortable for all body types. Because of its loose fit Hanbok is suitable for traditional Korean lifestyle, which is sitting on the floor. Women’s Hanbok consists of a long-sleeve top and a voluminous skirt with a underskirt and trousers underneath. Depending on a person’s social status and occasions, Hanbok was adorned with various accessories, such as a hairpin, a coronet, and a pendant.

Bibimbap

Korea’s Food – Bibimbap

Bibimbap is one of Korea’s most popular dishes, and has begun to be recognized globally. Bibimbap is made by mixing rice with an egg, red pepper paste, and assorted vegetables. Depending on the region and the ingredients, there is a wide variety of Bibimbap in Korea. In this food postcard you can see some of the ingredients that go into making Bibimbap.

Hanguel

Hanguel

Hanguel is the native Korean alphabet invented by King Sejong (1397-1450) in 1443 during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). During the time King Sejong invented Hanguel, it was called “Humminjeongeum” which means proper sounds to instruct the people. Hundreds of years later the purpose and principles of invention are still explicitly known to us since the Hunminjeongeum manuscript was published with a commentary. The manuscript is even listed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. King Sejong created Hanguel for the common people who could not afford to learn the difficult Chinese characters used by the nobles. Now, Korea has the lowest illiteracy rate in the world due to simplicity of Hanguel.

 

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VANK Postcard Sets


1한식_종합앞-1024x717.jpg Korea’s Unique Culinary Dishes (Eng)                                   A set of 12 decorative postcards about Korea’s most famous dishes. Each card showcases a unique dish with a brief description and interesting facts. Each set comes with a brief description and some interesting facts about the dish.

Download the postcards here: http://data.prkorea.com/?p=5163

Korea’s History (Eng)역사엽서_00케이스-1024x724.jpg
A set of twelve decorative postcards about each historical period in Korea. Travel in
time through Korea’s 5000 year old history with captivating pictures and descriptive facts for every era in these postcards.
Download the postcards here: http://data.prkorea.com/?p=5018
sightseeingInvitation From Korea! (Eng)
A set of ten decorative postcards of the latest travel and cultural hotspots of Korea. It’s an ideal to-do list for current and prospective visitors of Korea, including popular events such as the Boryeong Mud Festival.
Download the postcards here: http://data.prkorea.com/?p=4140
dokdopostcardDokdo (Eng&Kor)
A set of twelve decorative postcards that depict several scenic photographs of Dokdo. Each card provides an English and Korean description about multiple facets of the territorial dispute over Dokdo and why it is particularly meaningful to the people of Korea. The set comes in a special case inscribed with a brief timeline of the Dokdo controversy.
Download the postcards here: http://data.prkorea.com/?p=3842
0005-717x1024.jpg Jikji and Other Cultural Heritages (Eng)
A set of fourteen decorative postcards that introduce Korean cultural heritages that have been registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World. Like the Jikji these cultural heritages represent the 5000 years of rich history that Korea takes pride in.
Download the postcards here: http://data.prkorea.com/?p=5194