Haegeum by KOREA. The haegeum is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a fiddle. It is popularly known as kkangkkangi. It has a rodlike neck, a hollow wooden soundbox, and two silk strings, and is held vertically on the knee of the performer and played with a bow.
South Koreans release paper lanterns to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. According to the lunar calendar, the first full moon falls on Monday, Feb. 6 this year, and is the day Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Dongdaemun (South Korea). 'Historical and contemporary Seoul stands side by side in this eternally buzzing and sprawling market area. A facelift to Heunginjimum (aka Dongdaemun) has left the old east gate to the city looking grander than it has done in decades. Sections of the old Fortress Walls that the gate was once connected to have been uncovered and form part of the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/south-korea/seoul