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Asia Society Korea hosted its final luncheon before the summer break on Tuesday, June 18 with Professor Song-mi Yi.
First time visitors to Korean restaurants are usually taken aback by the number of plates presented to them all at one time as tables are littered with an assortment of choices from soup and rice to a myriad of banchan.
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If you have ever visited Korean royal places such as Gyeonbokgung or Changdeokgung, you might have noticed a school of small, cute, animal-shaped statues lined up on the edge of the eaves.
This traditional decorative design, known as Najeonchilgi, has a 2,000-year heritage; however, it has been gradually decaying from existence.
Given that Seoul is a megaicty, it is understandable that some important sites go unnoticed. Hwangungu Shrine, located in Jung-gu, is one example.
You may not have noticed Binyeo, a dazzling Korean traditional ornamental hairpin that varies in its material, shape, and color. 
The eighth edition of Asia Society Korea’s Travel Series will see us step back in time once more to educate ourselves on another part of the peninsula’s expansive history.
The seventh edition of Asia Society Korea’s Travel Series will focus on the array of colors that can be seen during the fall foliage period.
The sixth edition of Asia Society Korea’s Travel Series will focus on a great little neighborhood in a beautiful valley that is found, surprisingly, almost in the center of Seoul.
Following last month’s visit to the stunning Hadong County, the fifth edition of Asia Society Korea’s Travel Series sets out to find the perfect beach to catch some rays and enjoys a refreshing dip.

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