Good morning/afternoon everyone. Today I’m here to talk about Korea. Korea is currently divided into two states - North Korea and South Korea. In ancient Chinese texts, Korea is referred to as ‘Rivers and Mountains Embroidered on Silk’ and ‘Eastern Nation of Decorum’ due to its wonderful scenery and culture.
First of all, I would like to talk about Korean cuisine. Korea is also famous of its delicious foods. Korean cuisine is largely based upon rice, vegetables and meats. Kimchi is served often, sometimes at every meal. Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish. It is served as a bowl of white rice topped with vegetables, raw egg, meat slice and Korean chilli pepper paste. It is also listed at number 40 on World’s 50 most delicious foods. Besides that, Korean is also famous of its Bulgogi. Bulgogi is a Korean dish that usually consists of marinated barbecued beef, chicken or pork. It is listed at number 23 on World’s 50 most delicious foods too.
Next, let’s look at famous travelling places in Korea. I would like to introduce CheomSeongDae which means star-gazing tower in GyeongJu, South Korea. From the name you already can see that it is an astronomical observatory. CheomSeongDae is the oldest surviving observatory in East Asia, and one of the oldest scientific installations on Earth. NakSanSa is a Korean Buddhist temple complex that stands on the slope of NakSan Mountain. Mount Naksan is crowned by the Buddhist statue of Haesugwaneumsang, known as the Goddess of Mercy.
Let’s look at some traditional festivals of Korea. Everyone should have a chance to visit Korea during their traditional festivals as it is full of culture and exciting things to experience. DaeBoRum, literally means “Great Full Moon”. Koreans celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar calendar. This festival is accompanied by many traditions. One familiar custom is to crack nuts with one’s teeth. It is believed that this practice will help keep one’s teeth healthy for the year....
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