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The Republic of Korea Pavilion
The Republic of Korea Pavilion may look rather small when viewed from a distance, but it is so attractive that when visitors get close they are practically certain to look inside.
It is on Ile Sainte-Hélène, a mere step from the Métro station.
The pavilion is built entirely of wood and combines the classic beauty of traditional Korean architecture and the qualities of modern design.
At its entrance a tower soars high towards the sky, an integral feature that symbolizes Korea's aspirations.
In the exhibition hall visitors meet the Korea of yesterday and today, land and people, growth and development. Special displays are devoted to Korean art through more than 4,000 years.
A large and authentic model of the world's first iron-clad warship, designed by Admiral Yi Sun-Shin in 1595, is on display as well as a replica of a 5th Century Maitreya Buddha image, the masterpiece of the Sylla Dynasty (B.C. 57-A.D. 935) sculpture.
Manufactured goods of many kinds produced in Korea are on display, and an expert staff will be glad to answer questions.
Click here to see a model to scale of the Korean Pavilion.