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Gorgeous Examples of Landscape Photography

Seoraksan National Park. This park is one of the most beautiful and iconic on the entire Korean Peninsula. Designated by Unesco as a Biosphere Protection site, it boasts oddly shaped rock formations, dense forests, abundant wildlife, hot springs and ancient Shilla-era temples. Seorak-san (Snowy Crags Mountain) is the third-highest mountain in South Korea, with its highest peak, Daecheong-bong, standing at 1708m. Set against this landscape are two stately temples, Sinheung-sa and Baekdam-sa.

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Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the 20th century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time. When the Korean Peninsula split in 1945, the North applied communist principles of gender equality, placing a particular emphasis on the participation of women in economic production -- an approach that is still taken today.

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from ScienceDaily

First horned dinosaur from South Korea discovered

Scientists from South Korea, the United States and Japan analyzed fossil evidence found in South Korea and published research describing a new horned dinosaur. The newly identified genus, Koreaceratops hwaseongensis, lived about 103 million years ago during the late Early Cretaceous period. The specimen is the first ceratopsian dinosaur from the Korean peninsula. The partial skeleton includes a significant portion of the animal's backbone, hip bone, partial hind limbs and a nearly complete…

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Japanese Oakblue (Arhopala japonica) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Indochina, Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan.

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Small Box Decorated with Peony Scrolls Korea, 15th-16th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Lacquer has a long history on the Korean peninsula, though surviving examples of lacquer with mother-of-pearl decoration date from the Goryeo dynasty and...

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from Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

Travel to South Korea

South Korea is a sovereign state in East Asia that comprises the southern part of the Korean peninsula. Travel to South Korea wherein you can visit beautiful and well preserved shrines from earlier eras.

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from Mail Online

Endangered Siberian tigers caught in scuffle in Sweden over female

The tigers were once largely populated in the areas of Russia, Northern China and the Korean Peninsula

Not at all surprising but visualizing how the 2 Koreas differ at night is still amazing... #map #travel

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