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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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This map of Korea is one of twelve handcolored maps in the manuscript atlas, Tae Choson Chido (Great Korean Map) (circa 1800). Geograph and Maps Division, Library of Congress.

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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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Chongdeokgung Palace |The ancient palace is now one of the major tourist attraction inSo. Korea. #World heritage

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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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Washington, D.C. - so many things to do with a family for free, such as seeing the #Korean War #monument

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Korean armor, Joseon Dynasty. The Joseon Dynasty ruled over a united Korean Peninsula for more than 500 years, from the fall of the Goryeo Dynasty in 1392 through the Japanese Occupation of 1910.:

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Survival: How to Protect Yourself in the event of an Atomic Attack. Hanford, WA, Richland, WA

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Traditional Korean villages are a sight to behold. Learn a few things about them.

Traditional Korean villages are a sight to behold. Learn a few things about them.

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