• YANGJU, South Korea - The entrance to the Daejanggeum Theme Park offers a view of the king's residence, or "Daejeon." The theme park located in the MBC Culture Valley in Yangju pays tribute to the mini-series "Daejanggeum," or Jewel in the Palace, which aired on television between Sept. 15, 2003 and March 23, 2004. The mini-series was based on a historical figure - the first and only woman to serve as the head physician to the king during the Joseon Dynasty in the 15th Century.

    Gyeonggi Province: A trip 'off the beaten path'

    YANGJU, South Korea - The entrance to the Daejanggeum Theme Park offers a view of the king's residence, or "Daejeon." The theme park located in the MBC Culture Valley in Yangju pays tribute to the mini-series "Daejanggeum," or Jewel in the Palace...

  • YANGJU, South Korea - A visitor to the Daejanggeum Theme Park in Yangju sits down in front of replica palace cuisine called "surasang," which consists of 12 side dishes all prepared using different cooking methods.

    Gyeonggi Province: A trip 'off the beaten path'

    YANGJU, South Korea - A visitor to the Daejanggeum Theme Park in Yangju sits down in front of replica palace cuisine called "surasang," which consists of 12 side dishes all prepared using different cooking methods.

  • GOYANG, South Korea - A sculpture of Mexican women greets visitors at the entrance to the Latin American Cultural Center Museum in Goyang - the only one of its kind in Asia. The center that opened Oct. 6, 1994 has more than 1,500 Latin American artifacts from Mexico and Meso-America, the Caribbean and South America.

    Gyeonggi Province: A trip 'off the beaten path'

    GOYANG, South Korea - A sculpture of Mexican women greets visitors at the entrance to the Latin American Cultural Center Museum in Goyang - the only one of its kind in Asia. The center that opened Oct. 6, 1994 has more than 1,500 Latin American...

  • PAJU, South Korea - An employee at the World Traditional Musical Instrument Museum in Paju demonstrates the klongput from the central highlands of Vietnam. The museum has more than 2,000 instruments from more than 100 countries. The experience room has a djembe, balaton, anklung, bogong and harp literally putting a world of musical instruments in a visitor's hands.

    Gyeonggi Province: A trip 'off the beaten path'

    PAJU, South Korea - An employee at the World Traditional Musical Instrument Museum in Paju demonstrates the klongput from the central highlands of Vietnam. The museum has more than 2,000 instruments from more than 100 countries. The experience room has...

  • PAJU, South Korea - A staff member at the Youngjip Bow and Arrow Museum in Paju demonstrate the proper method to hold the weapon. The Youngjip Bow and Arrow Museum is the first of its kind in Korea dedicated to archery. Bow and arrow making called "gangsi jang" has been designated as Korean Intangible Cultural Asset No. 47.

    Gyeonggi Province: A trip 'off the beaten path'

    PAJU, South Korea - A staff member at the Youngjip Bow and Arrow Museum in Paju demonstrate the proper method to hold the weapon. The Youngjip Bow and Arrow Museum is the first of its kind in Korea dedicated to archery. Bow and arrow making called...

  • YANGJU, South Korea- A performer from the Yangju Byeolsandaenori parades around the plaza before the mask dance show. The mask dance features 32 characters and is comprised of eight acts. The more than 200-year-old Yangju Byeolsandaenori is designated as Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 2. Free performances are every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

    Gyeonggi Province: A trip 'off the beaten path'

    YANGJU, South Korea- A performer from the Yangju Byeolsandaenori parades around the plaza before the mask dance show. The mask dance features 32 characters and is comprised of eight acts. The more than 200-year-old Yangju Byeolsandaenori is designated...

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