History

  • Cereal Cakes – Traditional Food of Korea

    For centuries, boiled cereals have been a staple in the Korean diet, while cereal cakes have been reserved for special occasions such as holidays, birthdays, and weddings. The practice dates…

  • Kimchi And Folklore of Korea

    The Korean people have long had kimchi as an ordinary side dish as well as soup and soy sauce and bean paste. This can be known through their practice of preparing a table.

  • Mausoleum of King Wang Kon, Historical Cultural Relic of Korean Nation

    There is the Mausoleum of King Wang Kon in Kaesong City of the DPRK. Wang Kon (877-943) is the founder of Koryo (918-1392), the first unified state in Korean history….

  • Pohyon Temple in Mt. Myohyang

    Mt. Myohyang is one of the six celebrated mountains of Korea. It has the meaning that it is a singular and beautiful mountain giving off fragrance. In the scenic Mt….

  • Tower of the Juche Idea

    Read more about history of the Tower of the Juche Idea, famous building from Pyongyang.

  • Beef Barbeque in Korean Style

    One of dishes typical to the Korean cuisine is barbecue. Especially, seasoned beef grilled over a charcoal fire is known to the world as one of the Korean people‚Äôs three…

  • World’s First Ironclad Warship

    The world’s first ironclad warship is the Turtle Ship of Korea. The Korean ancestors made the Turtle Ship and tested its performance in 1413. In the late 16th century Admiral…

  • World’s First Metal Types

    The Korean nation invented metal types during the Koryo Dynasty that existed between 918 and 1392, greatly developing the publishing. It is proved well by the oldest books printed in…

  • Kabo Reform

    The Kabo Reform is a bourgeois reform which took place in 1894 during the Feudal Joson Dynasty. It is so called because that is the year of Kabo. At that…

  • Sambul Rock of Mt. Kumgang

    The Sambul Rock of Mt. Kumgang is a triangular granite piece with images of Buddha carved on its front, side and back. The rock is 8 metres high and 9…

  • Immortal Grand Monument–Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang

    The Arch of Triumph is located at the foot of Moran Hill in the capital city Pyongyang. It was erected to hand down the immortal exploits of the great leader Kim Il Sung

  • Koguryo – The First Feudal State of Korea

    Koguryo is the first feudal state of Korea which existed between 277 B.C. and A.D. 668. Researcher Hwang Kum Sok at the History Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences…

  • Kang Kam Chan and “Great Victory in Kuju”

    Kang Kam Chan was a general of the Koryo Dynasty which existed between 918 and 1392. From his childhood he was fond of study, resourceful, honest and simple and had…

  • Komunmoru Site

    Komunmoru Site is the cave relics belonging to the former term of the Palaeolithic Age. It is the earliest of the relics of the Palaeolithic Age which have been so…

  • Kabo Peasants’ War

    The Kabo Peasants’ War was a nationwide peasants’ war in 1894, the Year of the Horse. Jong Un Myong, Researcher of the History Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences,…

  • 60 Years Devoted to Creation of Sculptures

    At the Mansudae Art Studio, a well-known fine art producer of Korea, there is Kim Il Sung Prize Winner, Kim Jong Il Prize Winner and People’s Artist Ryu Ha Ryul who has been devoting his all to creation of sculptures for 60 years.

  • Metal Workmanship of Koguryo

    Metal workmanship was highly developed in Koguryo which was the first feudal state that existed in the Korean history between 277 BC and AD 668. The “Transfixed Gilt-Bronze Decoration of…

  • Mausoleum of King Tangun

    Tangun is the father of the Korean nation who founded Ancient Joson, the first state in the Korean history. The Mausoleum of King Tangun is in Kangdong County of Pyongyang…

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