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[VIDEO NEWS] The “National Houses” of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Feb 22,2018
1) Austria’s Olympics National House has a public area where general visitors are welcome, along with the VIP area.

2) An indoor-outdoor restaurant by the public area provides food and beer.

3) The ingredients for everything on the menu are brought from Austria, to present food just as it is made in the country.

4) The VIP area is where athletes’ medal parties and galas take place.

5) In front of the house you can enjoy sledding.

6) The House of Switzerland is located by the Yongpyong Ski Resort’s slopes.

7) Outside, there are log cabins of various kinds and a place to watch games.

8) The restaurant inside serves fondue, the most famous Swiss food, and Swiss wine.

9) In the lounge, there are yodeling shows and performances from Swiss artists.

10) There’s also an ice rink where you can experience ice hockey and curling.

11) The Japan House includes booths that promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

12) It demonstrates the charms of Tokyo, introducing the culture, tourism and food of Tokyo along with the upcoming Games.

13) “Tokyo Travels,” a program in which a person is scanned, then seen on a giant screen walking the streets of Tokyo, is most popular.

14) Here’s an example of a 3D-scanned person on the streets of Tokyo.

15) A photo printing service is available through SNS,

16) and you can take pictures that are edited to show you participating in the five new Olympic events.

17) The Czech House is designed like a large pub, selling Pilsner and Kozel draft beers with food.

18) “Na zdravi!” means “Cheers!” in Czech, and with this word friends are made in an instant.

19) Chef Mikhal, a celebrity chef in Korea, has a residency here during the Olympics period, cooking food like pancakes and sausages using beer.

20) Czech souvenirs, sledding VR, Pilsner Factory VR and mini table tennis are also available.

21) Korea House is divided into the tourism promotion zone and performance zone.

22) In the promotion zone, visitors can enjoy traditional Korean clothes, K-pop dance, tote bag making, tea therapy and a medical Korea experience.

23) It gets an average of 8,000 visitors a day, and translation agents for foreigners are always standing by.

24) Visitors making tote bags with Korean folk paintings

25) Medical Korea VR

26)The Korea House is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Video sourced from JoonAng Ilbo
Produced by Kong seong-ryong
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Matthew Silberman