Places

Seoul, South Korea

Contributors: Chansoon Park
Seoul, South Korea

« There was a back alley from 1st street to 6th street of Jongno, called Pimat-Gol in Seoul, Korea. It has been there since Yi dynasty around 1390s...Pimat means to avoid the horses and Gol means the alley in Korean language. »  —Park Chansoon, People still miss the Pimat-Gol

 

Lyrics by Han Inhyun
Composed by Lee Heungyeol

After mummy went to the sea to pick the oyster
The baby keeping the house all alone
Hearing the lullaby sung by the wave
Fell asleep...

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Seoul, the capital of the land of Morning Calm, Korea, is the largest metropolis of South Korea. She is the home to over half of South Koreans along with 632,000 international residents. Situated on the Han River,...

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Do you know the first cosmopolitan of Korea?

Hecho, the author of The Book of Travels to Central Asia and India, Wang O Cheun Chuk Kuk Jeun(往五天竺國傳)

After unifying the three kingdoms in the...

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There was a back alley from 1st street to 6th street of Jongno, called Pimat-Gol in Seoul, Korea. It has been there since Yi dynasty around 1390ies. The people could avoid the dashing horses of the gentlemen in the...

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Climbing the railing on the rooftop, I stick my right foot out into the air. The dizziness is petrifying. Holding onto the rope, I set my feet one by one on the zendai. This is my workplace, a piece of wood the size...

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