Korea & Korean Culture A-Z
Korea and its culture from 'accommodation' to 'zodiac', 'blue house' to 'yogwan', 'chaebol' to 'won'.
Use this easy A-Z guide of Korea to find the Korea-related article you are looking for.
Korean features include the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korean food and drink, travel essentials including visas and embassies, Korean symbols and guides to Korean cities both North and South.
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B = Baekje (Paekje), Bae Yong-joon (Yonsama), Banks (& money), Baseball, Beaches, Beast (K-pop boy band), Big Bang (K-pop boy band), Blue House (Korean equivalent of US White House), BoA (K-pop band), Books on Korea, Board game cafes, Buddha, Buddhism, Buk (north), Buldak (fire chicken), "Burberry Man" (flasher), Buses, Busan (Pusan), Buyeo.
C = Chaebol or Jaebol(Korean conglomerates), Changdeok Palace, Cheju (Jeju), Cheonan, Cheongdo So Ssa-eum (Korean Bull Fighting), Chongju, Chinju, Chun Doo-hwan, City Guides, COEX Mall in Seoul (world's largest internet cafe), Comfort Women, Confucianism, Costs.
D = Dae (big), Dangun (mythical founder of Korea), DPRK (the North), Daegu (Taegu), Daejeon, DMZ (Demilitarized Zone or the largest militarized area on the planet), Dogs (still on some back-street menus), Dokdo (Takeshima to the Japanese) - disputed island, Dong (east), Drinking in Korea, Drinking in Seoul, Durumagi (traditional Korean coat).
H = Hae (sea), Haeundae Beach, Hagwon (cram school), Hangul (the language), Hof (the pub, pronounced 'hopu'), Hite (the beer), Hongdae (entertainment area in Seoul), H.O.T (the band), Hiddink (the ex-manager of the Korean soccer team and national hero), Hompy (homepage), Hostels, Hotels, Hot springs, Hurshimchung Spa
J = Jeju (Cheju), Jeju Folk Village, Jeonju, Jimjilbangs (huge sauna complexes for all the family - eat, sleep, watch movies etc), Jinju, Jirisan Nationall Park, Juche (Revolutionary principles of North Korea)
K = Kara (K-pop idols), K-pop, KTX (new high speed train), Kim Il Sung (The 'Great Leader' of the North, died 1994), Kim Jong Il (the son), Kim (20% of the population), Kim Dae-Jung, Kimpo airport, K-pop (gayo), Kimchi, K.League (the soccer), KNTO (Korea National Tourist Organization), Korean Glossary, Korean War (1950-53), Kyongju
M = Makkeolli (rice wine), Maps, Mokpo, Moonies (largest ever mass wedding - 720,000 tied the knot in Seoul 1995), M.A.S.H. (suicide is painless), Military Sites, Minbak (rented rooms), movies (popular throughout Asia), Muju, Myeong-dong.
N = Nam (south), The National Theater of Korea, N.Ex.T (Korean rock band), News Headlines from Korea, Nocheonnyu (unmarried woman), Noraebang (karaoke box), North Korea 1, Italy 0 (1966 World Cup, mamma mia!). South Korea 2, Italy 1 (2002 World Cup, mamma mia, ancora!), North Korean Cinema, North Korean Tours, Noryangjin Fish Market.
O = Odaesan National Park, Ohmy News, Olympics 1988, Oedo, oncheon (hot spring), ondol (underfloor heating in hotels), onchon (hot springs).
P = Panmunjom, Pansori, Park Chu Young (the new Korean soccer hero), Park Chung-hee, Photos of Korea, Park Chung Hee (president 1961-1979, assassinated by KCIA chief), public holidays, Psy (Gangnam Style), Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Pulgogi (barbecued beef), Pyeongchang, Pyongyang.
Q = Queen Min (popular royal assassinated in 1895).
S = San (mountain), Seo (west), Seogwipo, Seoul, Seoul Attractions, Seoul Shopping, Seoul Station, Shinee (K-pop boy band), Shin Sang-ok, Silla (old kingdom), Sogaeting (blind date), Soju (strong vodka-like drink), Sokcho, Sounds of Korea, Ssireum (wrestling), Sunshine Policy (rapprochement with the North, smile please!), Starcraft (popular video game), Shinhwa (the band), Suwon.
T = Taeguk (Taegukki; Korean flag), Taekwondo, Tap (pagoda), Taxis, Telephone numbers, Temperatures, Temples, Time, Traditional patterns, Trains in Korea, Travel information, Tripitaka Koreana, TVXQ (K-pop duo), Types of accommodation
V = Visas, Volvo (Swedes buy into Hyundai).
X = X chromosome (having two of these is a definite liability in Korean society).
Z = Zodiac