National Museum adds Korean to its audio tour service

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) National Museum has now added the Korean language to its audio tour service to help the museum in making a deeper connect of Korean tourists with Indian heritage, history and culture.

The launching ceremony was attended by South Korean Ambassador Cho Hyun along with National Museum Director General B. R. Mani. Hitherto, the audio tour had been available in Hindi, English, German, French and Japanese.
Cho Hyun said that the two nations have developed deep and trustworthy relationship. Korea has witnessed sharp increase in tourism from India. Adding audio guide will further help in strengthening the relation and will help in reducing the linguistic barrier.
He appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet congratulating the new Korean Government and exploring further possibilities of bilateral exchanges. He also mentioned that economically, both the countries are doing well. Many companies like Samsung, LG, Hyundai are now part of household names in almost each Indian houses. On root level people connection, education is playing a vital role. Many Universities and Institutes are offering exchange programs.

Kim Kum-pyoung, Director of Korean Cultural Centre India, said: “I hope more Korean tourists visit India and have a deeper understanding of the culture and art of India through the audio guide.”

Mani said that adding audio guide in Korean Language will now help Korean tourists in developing better understanding of Indian history. This is a favourable step taken in the interest of history.

Hereafter, Korean visitors can enjoy a 75-minute tour that includes selected 64 masterpieces among the numerous national heritages, from the Dancing girl statuette made in 2500 BC to the sword of Tipu Sultan.

The Korea audio guide project was initiated by Korean Cultural Centre India with support of Korean organisations. It is the second Korean audio tour after the successful installation at the Red Fort in 2014.

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