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Jongmyo Shrine: The Noble Simplicity and Calm Grandeur of Korea, Part 1 of 2

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Jongmyo Shrine: The Noble Simplicity and Calm Grandeur of Korea, Part 1 of 2

In the midst of downtown Seoul stands a woodland, untouched by the busy city, as tranquil as if time has stood still. Here rests Jongmyo Shrine, the most sacred place of worship in Korea for the past 600 years. Jongmyo is a temple that enshrines the spirits of the 25 kings that ruled Korea during the Joseon dynasty. In December 1995, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural organiz
The World Around Us
2020-02-27   258 Views
The World Around Us
2020-02-27

Mont-Saint-Michel: Magical Wonder of the Western World

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Mont-Saint-Michel: Magical Wonder of the Western World

Situated in the middle of the bay less than half a mile off the northwestern coast of Normandy, Mont-Saint-Michel seemingly floats like a mirage on the horizon. Each year, more than three million pilgrims and tourists flock to this World Heritage Site, recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, for its natural beauty, architectural splendor, and
The World Around Us
2020-03-17   218 Views
The World Around Us
2020-03-17

Beautiful Babylon: Magnificent Jewel of the Ancient World

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Beautiful Babylon: Magnificent Jewel of the Ancient World

Four thousand years ago, a small port town was founded on the Euphrates River. The humble Babylon grew into one of the largest cities of its time, eventually serving as the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, a beautiful, mighty center of art, architecture, and science. Home to the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as an important reflection of ancient Mesop
The World Around Us
2020-05-12   705 Views
The World Around Us
2020-05-12

Machu Picchu: The Magnificent Sanctuary of the Inca

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Machu Picchu: The Magnificent Sanctuary of the Inca

Peru’s distinct heritage has shaped a country where the people’s well-being and harmony with nature is treasured. Around 600 years ago, the Incas were the largest civilization in South America. In 1983, Machu Picchu was declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site and in 2007, it was voted one of the New7Wonders of the World by Swiss corp
The World Around Us
2020-04-02   188 Views
The World Around Us
2020-04-02

Jongmyo Shrine: The Noble Simplicity and Calm Grandeur of Korea, Part 2 of 2

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Jongmyo Shrine: The Noble Simplicity and Calm Grandeur of Korea, Part 2 of 2

Rich in culture and tradition, Jongmyo Jerye is the only royal Confucian ritual in the world inherited and performed with such authenticity. The Jongmyo Jerye is called a composite art, combining ritual, music, song, and dance. Its ritual music has a special meaning for Koreans. The music was composed by His Majesty King Sejong the Great, who is still highly respected as the greatest king in Korea
The World Around Us
2020-03-05   270 Views
The World Around Us
2020-03-05
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