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Nepali Amb. Koirala hosts reception
Nepal Exhibition Continues Till July 4
"Nepal: Land of Culture, Nature and Opportunity"
By Grace Kee
Staff Reporter
Nepali Ambassador to Seoul Kamal Prasad Koirala (far left) and ex-Prime Minister Han Myeong-Sook (to his right) and alpinist Um Hong-Gil (far right) are seen listening to the speech.

"Nepal: Land of Culture, Nature and Opportunity," an exhibition on Nepalese Buddhist culture, is being held at a local cultural center in Seoul from June 22 through July 4, 2009.

The exhibition was organized by Nepali Ambassador to Seoul Kamal Prasad Koirala in his efforts for introducing Nepalese culture to the Korean people.

The opening ceremony hosted by Amb. Koirala on June 22 at the Korean Foundation Cultural Center, attracted a number of both Korean and international people including foreign diplomats serving in Seoul.

Among the VIP guests were ex-Prime Minister Han Myeong-Sook and world famous alpinist Um Hong-Gil.

The opening ceremony, which kicked off at 5:30 p.m., was followed by dinner reception and cultural performances.

"It will be the opportunity to introduce Nepal, displaying paintings and traditional crafts," Amb. Koirala said. "I hope it will enhances both countries' cooperation and interests"

The exhibition features the beautiful scenery and people of Nepal through some 100 pieces of miniatures, genre paintings, portraits, traditional musical instruments, and metal and wooden crafts.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday except for on Wednesdays when it is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

On Sunday it is closed. Admission is free of charge.

For More details or inquiries contact the Embassy of Nepal in Seoul at 3789-9770 or the Korea Foundation Cultural Center at 2151-6500 (

Grace Kee, who serves as staff reporter for The Seoul Times, studied English language and literature at Sookmyung Women's Univesity. She served as campus journalist for the Sookmyung Times for three years. She covers cultural affairs as well as diplomatic coummunity in Seoul.






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