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South Korea is looking forward to hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the country is looking toward the future at its Korea House national hospitality venue as well.
Located The Royal Thames Yacht Club and open until 12 August, Korea House will have a range of activities, including perhaps the most interesting exhibit on display at any country house at the Games — a display of Korean technology with futuristic dancing robots moving in sync with Korean pop music. In addition, members of the public can experience Korea through exhibitions of acupuncture, listen to traditional Korean Dulsori music, and have their photo taken in a traditional Korean Hanbok dress. Entry to the house will be free but ticketed, so places will be limited.
Following the decision to award the 2018 Winter Olympics to the city of Pyeongchang, Korea will be keen to impress and have just the ticket with their impressive choice of venue, which boasts a dining room overlooking Hyde Park.
It is thought that South Korea made their decision to take the prime location in Knightsbridge on the recommendation of sailing tycoon Sir Keith Mills, deputy chairman of London 2012. With the House just a stone’s throw away from the International Olympic Committee Hotel, expect many VIPs to visit the house. But don’t worry — there’s plenty of fun to be had by the average Olympic visitor or local, too.