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An article in Korean about Portugal and its ever-growing popularity among Korean tourists was recently published on the South Korean newspaper Hankyoreh.
Portugal is presented here not only as a new touristic destination for Koreans, but also as a country rich in History and Culture, with a strong legacy from the Discoveries Period still present and living in the architecture of the cities, in the landscapes and the people. If Lisbon and Porto are the main touristic destinations for Koreans, the article also refers Coimbra and Sintra as places not to be missed on a trip to Portugal.
You can read here the article (in Korean only) published on the official page of the Hankyoreh newspaper: http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/specialsection/esc_section/900409.html
On the occasion of the National Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities, the Ambassador Manuel Gonçalves de Jesus hosted on Monday 10th June a reception at the Portuguese Residence to the Portuguese community residing in the Republic of Korea, as well as to Professors and students of Portuguese from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Ambassadors and officials of Portuguese-speaking countries with diplomatic representation in Seoul.
During the reception, the prizes for the Commemorative Contest of the Portuguese Language Day (5 May), promoted by the Portuguese Language Centre Camões I.P. and the Embassy of Portugal, with the support of the Department of Portuguese of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and the Embassies of Angola, Brazil and Timor-Leste, were attributed to the following students:
- 1st Prize - Heeyeon Oh
- 2nd Prize - Jeonghyun Park
- 3rd Prize - Sora Yoo