Gomel oblast lies to the southeast of Belarus and borders on Briansk oblast /Russia/, Kiev , Chernigov and Zhitomir oblasts /Ukraine/.

The territory of Gomel oblast is 40,400 square kilometers. One third of the territory is covered with forests; the biggest rivers – the Dnepr, the Sozh, the Berezina and the Pripiat – are the most important navigable ways of Belarus .

There is the national park Pripiatskiy and the Polesye radiation-ecological reserve in the oblast.

Today there are 23 museums and 4 theaters and philharmonic societies in Gomel oblast numbers.

The region has 2,540 monuments, 1,360 of them are monuments of history and culture, 140 – of architecture and 1,040 – of archeology. And if the latter /they include ancient settlements and burial places/ are of interest only to archeologists and historians, the other places stir deep interest of the people who appreciate architectural masterpieces and are fond of the Belarusian history.

Korean culture festival in Minsk’s Upper City on 19 August

A Korean culture festival will take place in Minsk’s Upper City on 19 August, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Belarus told BelTA.

The music band Arirang will perform as part of the program. Traditional Korean dancing and percussion instrument playing will take place. Belarusian K-pop music bands are expected to perform cover dances inspired by Korean hit songs. Taekwondo teams will demonstrate their skills before Belarusian spectators.

Visitors will be able to learn more about calligraphy, play Korean games, take a photo wearing traditional Korean clothes, and sample Korean cuisine. A special stand with water makeup will be opened for kids.

The Korean culture festival will take place in the Upper City, Minsk at 13:00-17:00. Admittance is free.

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Development, informational and technical support: BELTA, 2006