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Korean salads

To fully experience all of the details of such a wonderful country like Korea should begin with the study of traditional cuisine. A wide variety of dishes, salads, soups – all this diversity will make marvel any palate. Most of the recipes are cooked according to old recipes with observance of all technology of the past centuries. The recipes of the most delicious dishes to this day are passed down from generation to generation.

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The traditions of Korean cuisine

The most famous and the most popular Korean dish is kimchi. People in Korea eat it almost every day. In total, this dish consists of pickled vegetables: cabbage, peppers, cucumbers, etc. the Main side dish is rice, as it is a favorite addition Koreans.

It has long been customary to judge the well-being of Korean at home and on the abilities of the hostess at the serving table. A distinctive feature of this nation is not the order of presentation or appearance of dishes, and their number. This focuses particular attention. Than a guest is considered desirable and dolgozhdannoe, the more food he should submit, such is the tradition of Korea.

In our time, few Koreans away from their old traditions, as the main-at Continue reading

The History of Korean martial arts

P o comparison with China or Japan in Korea to have survived much less reliable historical information. From classical treatises have survived, only one was created quite late, in 1789, “the MUI the you. konji” (“Drawing the Outlook of martial arts”). Multifaceted negatively influenced by tradition and political culture and ideology of the country. And the Japanese occupation of 1910-1945 years, during which the colonialists pursued a policy of forced assimilation and suppressed all manifestations of the true Korean culture, actually almost stopped a number of traditional Korean martial arts.

Greatly complicates the identification of the true picture and strenuously maintained on both sides of the 38th parallel, the company propaganda, in which many official historians of martial arts hard to prove that martial arts in Korea are not inferior in ancient times, Chinese unique tradition. However, not all of the facts on which they rely, can be considered as a definite confirmation of such a concept.

“Stand typical of Korean martial arts” if you wish, of course, can be found in threatening postures and gestures of the figures the guardian spirit, guarding the gate of Buddhist temples, such representations are found not only in Korea but also in other countries of the region. On ancient Continue reading

South Korea

The Republic of Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, acting on 1100 kilometers from the Asian mainland.

From the West the Peninsula is washed by the Yellow sea, the East Japan sea and to the South the Korea Strait and the East China sea. The total land area is 274 square kilometers 99. The landscape is mostly mountainous, plains occupy only 30 % of the territory. Off the coast of about 3000 Islands, mostly small and uninhabited. The largest island — Jeju.

Capital: Seoul

Population: 49 million

Language: Korean

Currency: South Korean won

Most of the country lies in the temperate zone, which clearly felt the seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short and warm, mostly Sunny days falls on the period from March to may. The summers are hot and humid, the temperature can reach +35°C. monsoon Season (“carma”) usually begins in late June and lasts until mid or end of July. August — hot and humid. Autumn in late September brings continental winds and clear, dry weather, making it the most pleasant time of the year. Winter is cold (down to -10°C) and dry, with periodic rainfall in the form of snow or rain.

The best time to visit is between late April to October.

The national currency is the Won. In circulation are banknotes of 10,000, 5000, 1000, and 500 won coins Continue reading

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Korean salads
To fully experience all of the details of such a wonderful country like Korea should begin with the study of traditional cuisine. A wide variety of dishes, salads, soups –…

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The History of Korean martial arts
P o comparison with China or Japan in Korea to have survived much less reliable historical information. From classical treatises have survived, only one was created quite late, in 1789,…

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