‘Korean wave (Hallyu)’ showcases Korean rich cultures across the globe
The Korean Wave, which began from Korean dramas and K-POP, has now spread Korean language and culture widely throughout the world. The Korean wave has become part of the global culture shared by people throughout the world.
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Online Hallyu communities in the world
– Presence in 79 countries
– 1,248 online Hallyu communities
– Around 2.2 milion members<Source: Global Hallyu 2014, Korea Foundation>
The Korean Wave is based on Korea’s history, cultural heritages, and tradition. The Republic of Korea is home to 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 15 intangible assets Cultural Heritage of Humanity, 9 Memory of the World Register.