DMZ: Behind the Razor Wire

27.04.2020 384

4 km wide and 250 km long demilitarized zone that separates South Korea from North Korea was established by Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War.

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Speaking of DMZ, people imagine a rather gloomy place surrounded by soldiers and military installations. In fact, this place has long been a tourist destination where people can see a nature reserve with rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.

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The Government of South Korea can take considerable credit for that, as they have implemented projects to develop the surrounding areas of the DMZ in order to make it an ecotourism destination.

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During the self-isolation period to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Kazakhstan, the Korean Cultural Center decided to introduce the DMZ exhibition to all those who are in the lockdown.

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This exhibition presents photographs of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. The works allow to see the preserved eco-system and untouched nature of the DMZ area and Cheorwon County.

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As Korean Cultural Center’s representative noted, they follow the measures taken by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and during this period, they prepare various Korean cultural content, which can be enjoyed from home.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Korean Cultural Center in Kazakhstan. In this regard, this year we have planned many different cultural events, but due to the situation of COVID-19, some of them were cancelled. We wish a speedy resolution to this situation and look forward to meeting you at our various exciting cultural events that the Korean Cultural Center has prepared for you all. We hope that together we will overcome this difficult period.”

 

You can see the photo exhibition here: http://kaz.korean-culture.org/kk/494/board/205/read/102463.

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