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WKB members start work in earnest with Hanok experience

The third team of the Worldwide Korea Bloggers (WKB) started their work as Korea’s cultural messengers with a traditional experience.

After a welcoming ceremony on July 19, five WKB members out of 48 headed to Bukchon Hanok Village where they stayed overnight at a traditional Korean Hanok and then toured the Hanok village next morning, as part of the two-day welcoming program.

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After an overnight Hanok homestay experience, five WKB members walk around Bukchon Hanok Village early in the morning on July 20 (photo: Jeon Han).

After an overnight Hanok homestay experience, five WKB members walk around Bukchon Hanok Village early in the morning on July 20 (photo: Jeon Han).


“Every time I visit this Hanok village, it surprises me,” said American WKB member Mimsie Ladner while overlooking Seoul from Bukchon Observatory. “It is such a beautiful contrast between old and new.”

Ladner, who came to Korea about four years ago to learn about the Korean language, runs her own blog “Seoul Searching” in which her posts related to tourist spots, food, culture, and so on, have earned lots of popularity here in Korea.

The WKB members are busy photographing the scenery in Bukchon Hanok Village where the past and the present coexist (photo: Jeon Han).

The WKB members are busy photographing the scenery in Bukchon Hanok Village where the past and the present coexist (photo: Jeon Han).


“This is my first time to visit Korea and I find the traditional patterns and designs of Hanoks never to be found in my homeland so magnificent and amazing,” said Liesbeth Coosemans, a Belgian WKB member who is now traveling throughout the nation.

Participating in the traditional program, the newly appointed WKB members pose in front of a Hanok in Bukchon Hanok Village (photo: Jeon Han).

Participating in the traditional program, the newly appointed WKB members pose in front of a Hanok in Bukchon Hanok Village (photo: Jeon Han).


By Sohn Ji-ae
Korea.net Staff Writer
jiae5853@korea.kr  

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