Sunday, November 25, 2012

Korea Headline News November 25 2012

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Gangnam Style becomes YouTube's most-viewed video

BBC

Korea faces era of low growth: KDI

Korea Herald

FC Seoul win K-League

Soccerphile

South Korea Marks Yeonpyeong Anniversary

Chosun Ilbo

Even pastors get in on pornographic website

Korea Times

North Korea threatens South Korea ahead of attack anniversary

Los Angeles Times

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gimnyeong Maze Park

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Gimnyeong Maze Park on the island of Jeju (Cheju) is a fun experience for visitors to the island. The maze was the brainchild of the American professor Frederic H. Dustin, a long-term teacher at Cheju National University.

Gimnyeong Maze Park, Jeju


The maze is in the shape of the Jeju Island and has a number of symbols of this beautiful island embedded in its layout: a serpent, an historic object of worship on the island until recently, Jeju horses first brought here by Mongolian invaders in the 13th century; the Sparrowhawk, shipwrecked on Jeju along with Dutch mariner Hendrick Hamel and Bronze Age dolmens.

Gimnyeong Maze Park Cheju


The Gimnyeong Maze is quite a challenge to get out off and some visitors have been known to take an hour to exit or have been forced to cal for help. usually though 20 minutes is enough to navigate yourself around the immaculately kept hedges.

Gimnyeong Maze Park, South Korea


Ring the bell when you finally get out. Gimnyeong Maze Park can easily be visited on a half day or full day taxi tour from either Jeju City or Seogwipo taking in the nearby Manjanggul Cave and Gimnyeongsagul Cave.

Gimnyeong Maze Park, Korea


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Chinese Refugee Boat in Jeju City

A quirky tourist attraction in Jeju city on the island of Jeju (Cheju) in South Korea is a Chinese junk on the waterfront in which around 100 Chinese families fled civil unrest in China in 1950.

Chinese Refugee Boat, Jeju City, South Korea


For a nominal fee visitors can tour the reconstructed boat to see how the Chinese asylum seekers fled the turmoil of their own country to find sanctuary in South Korea.

The boat is a short walk north of Dongmun Market towards Raw Fish Town and the port.

Jeju is home to a number of immigrants and their families who left China for a better life in Korea in the 1940s and 1950s.

Chinese Refugee Ship, Jeju City


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Korea Headline News November 18 2012

Korean news
US institute: North Korea 'testing at rocket site'

BBC

Korea has most road deaths in OECD

Korea Herald

Seoul set for K-League success

Soccerphile

Gov't Agencies Splash Out on Celebrity Promoters

Chosun Ilbo

Park accents role of woman president

Korea Times

Review: Prime suspense in 'Perfect Number'

Los Angeles Times

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Korea Headline News November 11 2012

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'World's first toilet theme park' opens in South Korea

BBC

S. Korea's Ulsan crowned Asian club football champion

Korea Herald

Seoul set for K-League success

Soccerphile

Defector Couple Return to N.Korea

Chosun Ilbo

Prof. loses tenure over trip with bar waitress

Korea Times

Dodgers win right to negotiate with South Korean pitcher

Los Angeles Times

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Korea Headline News November 4 2012

Korean news
North Korea Ryugyong 'Hotel of Doom' may open next year

BBC

Yeongdeungpo has most foreigners in Seoul

Korea Herald

Seoul set for K-League success

Soccerphile

Are 'Gangnam Style' Lyrics Worth Learning Korean For?

Chosun Ilbo

Dokdo symbolizes Korea's sovereignty

Korea Times

'Chinese Characters' gives insight into a society in flux

Los Angeles Times

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