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Building hanok complexes abroad to promote Korean culture
Updated: 2022-05-12 17:06:32 KST

While much of Korea's culture and heritage has been embraced around the globe more than ever over the last couple of years,hanok or homes built in Korean traditional architectural style, is one of the new projects South Korea is looking to use to further promote its national brand.

From their distinctive structural features to a wide range of color schemes, hanok are built with emphasis on using the natural surroundings as part of the grand design.
As proof of their rising popularity overseas, new hanok villages are being built in cities across Vietnam and Algeria,near South Korean cultural promotion centers.
These Korean cultural complexes will have hanok-style community centers, gardens, daycare facilities, and other public venues.

"People are particularly drawn by the beauty of hanok's curvy roofs, and they like them because they're eco-friendly. They also seem to consider hanok not as architecture, but art."

In the United States, a new project has recently broken ground in Georgia for the construction of a hanok village, which will include around forty traditional style buildings.
It will resemble the famous Hanok Village in the South Korean city of Jeonju.

"It will be more than just a building or two as the whole town will be built around that style. It will be vital in helping Korean culture cement its place within the U.S."

Experts are forecasting that the number of global hanok projects will increase as the nation continues its effort to further highlight the beauty of Korean culture.
Cho Sung-min, Arirang News.
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