Bringing life to Seoul's ancient sites 2012/05/26, Source,
Series of traditional performances set to take place in historic palaces
It's an old saying among architects that buildings come alive only once people live in them. While the ancient palaces in Seoul have been vacant for centuries, cultural initiatives have brought these historic sites back from the dead. The capital's palaces have welcomed visitors with open arms, perhaps going further than ever before to draw people in and raise awareness of Korean cultural heritage. Lectures, concerts, musicals, fashion shows, media art exhibits and even tightrope walking performances have been held recently at Seoul's palaces. They have remained open at night, allowing people to wander around the grounds holding just a cheongsachorong, a red-and-blue traditional Korean lantern,...More
Stop to smell the Jeju Olle 2011/11/04, Source,
Created by volcanic activity, Jeju Island has become the world's first to have obtained the Triple Crown UNESCO designation. The island, which received designations of Biosphere Reserve in 2002, World Natural Heritage in 2007, and World Geopark in 2010, is planning to hold an international walking festival from November 9 to 12. The four-day festival offers one different route each day, and participants can experience the unique beauty of each region. Under the theme "Discover love on the trail", the event is intended to let participants experience the natural beauty and the culture of Jeju in a peaceful atmosphere and find a way to discover themselves while they walk,...More
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