Korea's Attractions that CNN acknowledges

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    As Korean Wave is gaining popularity, and the number of foreign visitors to Korea is increasing, the tourist attraction landscape foreigners go to have changed. Before, tourists often went to experience Korea's traditional culture, but nowadays, due to the Korean Wave, tourists are showing interest in entertainment agencies.

    Few days ago, CNN not only presented Bukchon traditional village, Changgyeong palace as the 'must go place' of Seoul, but also included SM Entertainment office building.

    SM Entertainment has produced great stars like Girl's Generation, Super junior, and Shinee. SM Entertainment building is always overcrowded with both foreign and domestic fans. In order to accommodate the demand of the fans, SM Ent has created Noraebang, where fans can sing K-Pop, and souvenir shops where fans can buy Girl's Generation and Super Junior posters and diaries. SM Ent holds showcases when new albums are released for the convenience of tourists.

    Likewise, Korean Wave has transcended being a fever into a cultural icon. We hope Korean Wave's influence evolves to provide developments in Korea's tourism industry.
     
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    Are you sure you transliterated that correctly?


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    Korean for thank you? Yeah, I'm pretty sure, although a letter may be off.
     
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    Nah, you're a ways off.
     
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    Korean is tough, and transliterations not as standard as with many other languages.
     
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    Every time I read a story about Korea I swear I can actually smell the Kimchee, Andol and sewage from the Benjo ditches.

    My wife will sometimes buy a bottle of Kimchee and it'll stink up everything in the fridge.
     
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    That's not a stink, it's great!
     
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    But can you still taste the Soju and the formaldehyde-laden Budweiser? :lol:



    ETA: the cucumber kimchee is the way to go!
     
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