About Korea By: Kim Seung Yu Class: 2B
Korean culture • hangeul (Korean alphabet), hansik (Korean food), hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), hanok (traditional Korean houses), hanji (traditional Korean paper), as well as Korean music.
Korea’s Traditional costume Korea’s tradition costume is very beautiful. I love Korea because Korea’s traditional costume is very colorful and it is very beautiful.
Korea’s Language • Koreans speak Korean. I think Korean is the most easiest Language in the world. • Why? Hangeul(the Korean alphabet) was invented by King Sejong in 1446 with assistance from some scholars to give the people an alphabet that was easy to read and write. • Hangeul written in syllabic units made up of two, three, or four letters.
Korean food KOREA Has kimchi. It taste very delicious. ilovekim chi . Kimchi is AN Kim chi is spicy.kim chi is difficult to make. essential side dish.
The weather Korea has four seasons, Spring, summer, autumn and winter. I love winter because I can make a snowman and I love spring too. I think most of people love autumn because the autumn is cool.
About Korea’s flag The Korean flag is called "Taegeukgi" in Korean. Each trigram symbolizes one of the four universal elements:from the left heaven (3), fire (4), and water 5). earth (6), Korean flag is divided into two equal parts. The upper red section represents the proactive cosmic forces of the yang. Conversely, the lower blue section represents the responsive cosmic forces of the yin.
Culture and tradition Jongmyojerye is the ancestral memorial rite held for the repose of the spirits of the kings and queens of the Joseon period at Jongmyo (the Royal Ancestral Shrine) where their spirit tablets are enshrined. Jongmyo-jeryeak was performed during the rites. Accompanied by ritual dancing, Botaepyeong (Maintaining the Great Peace) was a suite of 11 pieces praising the civil achievements of the dynastic founders and Jeongdaeeop (Founding a Great Dynasty) was a suite of 15 pieces praising their military accomplishments.
Geographical Location • Dokdo is 92km southeast of Ullungdo. It as the most eastern point of Korea. The exact location is Long. 132。 52' 22" E. and Lat. 37。 14' 18" N. It falls under the administration of San 1~37, Dodong-ri, Ullung-eup, Ullung-kun, Kyeongsangbuk-do. It is composed of Dongdo (121m above sea) and Seodo (151m above sea). There are about 60 reefs distributed nearby. • The total area of Dokdo is about 18.6 ㎢.The following is a description of Dokdo by Kim Jisu (called Sambongdo at the time) recorded in the 'King Seongjong Records' of the Chosun Period. ""Anchoring about 17-20 miles west of the island, three rocks stand high in the north followed by little islands. There is an island in the middle and another little island in the west of that island. The ocean water flows through all of them. There are about 30 doll-like figures on the ocean island, but it is too fearful to approach so I came back with a diagram.""
The island in the middle is Seodo and the ocean island is Dongdo. By ocean water flowing through, he refers to the 110 - 160m width waterway in between the two islands. The Ullung-kun office explains the 30 dolls as referring to sea lions that used to live there about 20 years ago. They have all disappeared due to hunting by the Japanese.
Past Olympic heroes He was soon followed by swimming sensation Park Tae-hwan in the men's 400-m freestyle and the men's and women's archery teams. Park Tae-hwan, also known as 'Marine Boy' in Korea, brought the country's historic first-ever swimming Olympic gold in the men's 400-meter freestyle. Park, who turns 19 next month, set a new Asian record of three-minutes and 41.86 seconds, defeating Australian favorite Grant Hackett, a two-time Olympic gold medalist.