Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: In today’s world, where South Korea stands as a leader in pop culture & entertainment and has a secondary influence on fashion, known on one side for clothing with simplicity and class; and on the other side with quirky, vibrant popular culture inspired fashion trends. If we take a closer look, we might be able to trace the fading threads weaved to the journey and transition of the clothing styles of ancient Korea to the fashion trends of modern Korea.
Tahoora Charfare, Pune, Maharashtra: Located in the heart of Seoul is a must visit destination for tourists called Insadong. It is the traditional, vibrant, artistic and cultural hub of South Korea. Insadong has several art galleries, restaurants, streets, outdoor stages, food stalls, crafts, artefacts, souvenir shops, and also the popular traditional Korean Hanbok shops. Hanbok is the traditional Korean outfit, a clothing worn since the Joseon Era. Insadong is easily accessible so as to reach Insadong, people usually take subway trains as it’s a very convenient means for saving money and time. Other options like buses, cabs and private rentals are also available.
Khiroda Singh Khuntia, Rourkela, Odisha: South Korea, a country which is famous for not only its entertainment, music, food, beauty, and fashion but also for its long preserved diverse tradition and culture. South Korea is now dominating the world due to the ever-increasing popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas; and also has a fascinating history of its own traditional dances and music forms. Many K-Fans who love K-Dramas probably have seen the historical dramas such as Hwarang, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and Hwang Jini; and might have found out how the traditional dance-forms were performed back then. Traditional dance-forms like Cheoyongmu, Seungmu, Hallyangmu, and Buchaechum which were beautifully performed in royal courts and among masses since the ancient times, are preserved and performed even today.
Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: The birth of a child is a very special feeling, not only for the parents but for anyone who hears about the birth of a new-born. The first year of life of a child outside the mother’s womb always remains a beautiful memory. Hence, it is celebrated in a special way in almost all parts of the world, including South Korea. Korean 1st birth year celebration is called “Doljanchi” or 돌잔치, commonly known as Dol. This day marks the first year of child and South Korean people celebrate this day in a very traditional and elaborated manner.
Suparna Mitra and Riya Choudhary, Delhi: Nowadays, citizens of every nation, especially the youth, are quite interested in Korean culture and entertainment. Youths in India are no exception. They are interested in the culture of the land and enjoy their music, dramas, and cuisine. But at the same time, Koreans are equally curious about India, and this is evident from various social media platforms where there is an exchange of thoughts and ideas between the citizens of the two nations.
Pinki Sharma, Delhi: The Korean Culture is gaining popularity around the world not only because of its entertainment world but also because of its delicious cuisine. And when we talk about Korean food, the first thing that comes to our mind is Kimchi.
Tahoora Charfare, Pune, Maharashtra: It’s about the time, when we take a look towards a new and fascinating form of entertainment and watch something beyond the conventional sappy serials. The interesting world of K-Dramas will leave a cultural impact on you, and in no time it will grow on you, and leave you more and more interested.