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    Nam Dae Mun Market street vendor

    This is a typical scene in which we find the seller and his wears. Most of these tables have pants, shirts, and any other article of clothing that anyone would need to buy. Unless you really know what you are doing, bartering is no longer done. Plus, most of the items are cheap enough to buy at the fixed price without having to feel buyer's regret. Seoul, South Korea

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    Yonsei University's main gate

    The image shown is the road leading up to the main gate. This is where most of the students are seen wandering before and after classes. The library, the Global Lounge, and engineering buildings are all located here as well.

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    Yonkojun sports game

    This is the great get together between the two colleges: Korea University and Yonsei University. This is a friendly rivalry involving cheering and sports. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Traditional Korean punishment

    This is a wooden cross where a person who was being punished was strapped down and hit repeatedly with a long, flat, wooden paddle. Usually the punishment was issued by an authoritative figure.

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    Yonsei University hasukchip

    Many of the universities in Korea are too crowded to take in all of the students in the dorm, so many students rent a room in a student boarding house. This particular boarding house is located less than 40 feet from the entrance to the East Gate of Yonsei University.

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    Chusak holiday traditional offerings

    During the Chusak Holiday (a time when traditional Koreans honor their ancestors), the women prepare a large feast of homemade food consisting of various fruits, cooked dishes, fish, and rice wine.

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    Seoul streetlife

    This is a typical street in Seoul. There is little shade sometimes from the sun, so it isn't uncommon to see a few people walking around with umbrellas on a sunny day.

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    Cake from bakery

    It is not unusual to see many kinds of cakes of elaborate design being sold in bakeries. Most celebrations such as birthdays or special occasions involve this kind of cake. Many people are seen carrying boxes of these. If one goes to Korea, be sure to buy one of these for a special occasion: they're quite inexpensive.

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    Korean masks

    This is a man selling Korean traditional masks that we used in the Korean traditional mask dance. Andong, South Korea.

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    Seafood preparation

    This is a photo of a woman preparing a fish for a customer.

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    Kimche

    The kimche on the left is made from radishes and the one on the right is the better known cabbage kimche. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Seoul seafood market stands

    There is a long line of seafood at seafood markets. Shown above is only a small section of a seafood market.

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    Ewha Women's University shopping district

    This is the Ewha Women's university shopping district where a good portion of most shopping dreams are met. Some of the trendiest clothes can be found here for cheap. Also, there are hair salons literally built on top of other hair solons in this area. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Olympic Stadium

    This is Olympic Stadium where the 1988 Olympics had taken place. This stadium is now being used for other sporting events, as well as concerts and celebrations. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Papermaking

    This is how paper was made in early times. Paper is still made this way in some parts of Korea with only minor changes. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Hanbok

    These are traditional garments that Korean people wear on special occasions: i.e. weddings and ceremony. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Sitting Buddha

    This is a bronze Buddhist statue that shows a traditional aspect of Korea. Pusan, South Korea.

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    Changdeokgung Palace Guards

    One of the famous palaces that remain standing from the Three Kingdoms era in Korea is the Changdeokgung Palace. Here are several authentically dressed guards at the gate and every 20 minutes or so there is a reenactment of the changing of the guard.

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    Yonsei University campus

    Yonsei is known all over Korea for its beautiful campus and is the location of many famous movies, such as "My Sassy Girl". There is also a large outdoor amphitheater where concerts are held with all of the top singers in Korea.

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    Sundubu

    Before or after an afternoon class in the Korean Language Institute at Yonsei, this is a common lunch of boiled tofu in a stone bowl with several hot spices with clams and an egg, accompanied by rice, kimchi, and bean sprouts.

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    Traditional Korean seesaw

    This is a traditional seesaw where a board is placed on a mount below (usually a bundle of hay or straw). The people, instead of sitting, stand, and time it so that they jump up and down, making the other person go higher every time.

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    Fishing boats

    Along the coast there are many harbors where fishermen keep their boats in order to go out and fish for the day.

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    Baskets

    This is a man in the Korean traditional village that makes baskets. Seoul, South Korea.

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    Bartering in Korea

    While in the markets, unless it is a name brand store, a shopper can barter down on various prices. Commonly, however, this only used for merchandise such as clothing and shoes, etc. Food is usually not bartered.

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    Korean meal at home

    Each person at a meal in a home does not have a main plate, but instead eats from a communal plate in the middle along with smaller dishes surrounding filled with various kinds of vegetables or fish.